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Garlin -- Russell A. Garlin, 93, a resident of Albuquerque since 1975, died on Tuesday, March 20, 2001. He is survived by his daughter, Janice Richards and husband, David of Albuquerque, NM; son, Russell A. Garlin, II and wife, Zoe of Gilbert, AZ; grandsons, Craig Richards and wife, Joyce of Albuquerque, Tom Garlin and wife, Kellee of Woodstock, MD, Ted Garlin and wife, Leslye of Germantown, MD and Bill Garlin of Gilbert, AZ; granddaughters, Liz Dahlinger and husband, Kent of Albuquerque and Susan Garlin of Chandler, AZ; great-grandchildren, Joshua Richards, Taryn Dahlinger, Austin Dahlinger, Emillee Garlin and Brooke Garlin and many nieces and nephews. Russell was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Pauline Garlin. He began his career with TWA in Harrisburg, PA and later became station manager at some of the following cities: Reading, PA, Basra, Iraq, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA where he then retired with 36 years of service. Russell was a member of the Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Lodge in West Pittston, PA. He was an avid ham radio operator known as W5UKA and was a member of the Albuquerque Amateur Radio Club. Friends may visit on Friday, March 23, 2001 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd N.E. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Burial will be held in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Palmyra, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund c/o Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111. French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd N.E.
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Garrison -- Esther R. Garrison, 77, a resident of Albuquerque since 1970, passed away at a local hospital on March 15, 2001. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Esther is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Meyer and her husband, Robert (Bob), of Albuquerque; her son, Lindy Garrison and his wife, Cindi, of Downey, CA; four grandchildren, Marnie Schultz, Jennifer Meyer, Brenden Garrison, Taryn Garrison; and one great-grandson, Alex Schultz. A Memorial Service will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2001 at First Presbyterian Church Chapel, 215 Locust St NE. Reverend Myron White will officiate. Interment will take place at a later date in Santa Fe National Cemetery. Strong-Thorne Mortuary is in charge of her arrangements.
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Griego -- Jessie Griego, 71, from Algodones, NM, a resident of Albuquerque since 1953, died on Monday, March 19, 2001. Mrs. Griego is survived by her husband, Jake Griego; daughter, Marie Lopez and husband, Marty of Corrales, NM; sons, Jacob"JB" Griego of Albuquerque, James Griego and wife, Laverne of Albuquerque and Steven Griego and wife, Pricilla of Mesa, AZ; beloved friend and caregiver, Teresa Chavez; five grandchildren, Erica Lopez, Jesse Griego, Celena Griego, Christopher Griego and Nathan Griego; two sisters, Mandy Chavez, Vickey Archibecque,; four brothers, Tony Lovato, Casimiro Lovato, Jr. Benny Lovato and Gabriel Marquez. She was preceded in death by her brother, Pedro Lovato and sisters, Irene Sandoval and Frances Martinez. A Rosary will be recited, on Wednesday, March 21, 2001, 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel. A Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 22, 2001, 1:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 4th & Alameda. Burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7500 Paseo del Norte NE. Friends may visit on Wednesday, March 21, 2001 from 2:00p.m. 4:00p.m. at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Road N.W. Pallbearers will be Gary Martinez, David Gurule, Bennie Anthony Lovato, Arthur Sandoval, Anthony Marquez and Michael Lovato. Honorary Pallbearers will be Johnny Martinez, Bobby Martinez, Alfred Sandoval, Jr., Carlos Marquez and Ralph Candelaria. If friends desire memorial contributions may me made to Sandia Hospice, 4775 Indian School Road NE, Suite 310, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or Multiple Sclorosis Society, 2015 Wyoming Blvd. Ste. F, Albuquerque, NM 87112. French Mortuary, Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Road NW.
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Hedges -- Lola Mae Hedges, 95, beloved mother and grandmother, was called home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 21, 2001. Lola was born in Noble County, Oklahoma on July 20, 1905. She married J. W. Hedges and moved to Pecos, NM, and shortly thereafter they started their company known as Hedges Oil Co. Together they grew the company to be the largest independent retail gasoline company in New Mexico. They sold the company to Standard Oil of Indiana. They moved to Albuquerque in 1937. Lola served her family, neighbors and community with endless hours of devotion. She was a member of First Baptist Church for 63 years and worked with the homeless at Central Place and NoonDay Ministry. Lola is survived by her devoted and loving daughter, Mary Vernon and husband, Kenny; sons, Dr. Don W. Hedges of Albuquerque, Joseph Clouse of Albuquerque, Robert Clouse and wife, Edna of Flippin, AR, and Albert Clouse and wife, Nadia of Moriarty; sisters, Juanita Shaw of El Dorado, KS and Billie Worwag of Oklahoma City, OK; brother, Fred Hainds and wife, Shirley of Tijeras; and grandchildren, Jason Vernon, Dawson Hedges, Paul Hedges, Lonnie Clouse and wife Sherain, Bobby Clouse and wife, Sharon, Joe Clouse and wife, Sue, Pauline Farlow and husband, Joseph, and Rebecca Miller and husband, Larry. Services will be held Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Rev. Dennis Light officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Jason Vernon, Dawson Hedges, Paul Hedges, Lonnie Clouse, Bobby Clouse and Joe Clouse. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Friday 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to NoonDay Ministry, P.O. Box 25451, 87187. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Hermanson -- Gordon Clyde Hermanson, Lt Col. USAF ret'd, a resident of Albuquerque since 1945, died Tuesday in a local hospital following a short illness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn, in 1986. He is survived by his children, Karla Kristine Wonder; Paul Scott Hermanson and his wife, Mitzie; and Dale Lewis Hermanson, of the Fiji Islands; three granddaughters, Valerie Suzanne Hermanson; Shannon Carolyn Hermanson and Erica Kelly Hermanson, both of the Fiji Islands; his brother, Carroll L. Hermanson and his wife, Elaine, of Minnesota; and his beloved partner, Lucille Petersen. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2001 at Fitzgerald Chapel, 3113 Carlisle NE. Services will be at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23rd at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1100 Indian School NE, with Pastor Larry Wright officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Santa Fe National Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, any contributions or gifts may be given in Gordon's memory to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Memorial Fund. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors are in charge of his arrangements.
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Hunton -- Vera Orilla (Granny) Hunton, 86, beloved mother, grandmother and sister, was called home to be with the Lord Saturday, March 17, 2001, while surrounded by her loving family. Granny had a great interest in her crocheting; she liked working with flowers and plants, especially"Texas Bluebonnets"; she was employed with the Albuquerque Public Schools cafeteria for several years; she was a very religious person. Most of her life was spent in New Mexico. She will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her. We love you"Granny". She was preceded in death by her husband James; a son, Fred; and a daughter, Helen Leisure. Granny is survived by her loving children, James W. Hunton and wife, Shirley of Albuquerque and Mildred Self of Summerville, GA; 10 granchildren; and 18 great granchildren. She is also survived by five brothers, Lloyd Talley of Delta, Co, David Talley of Espanola, Claudie Talley of Tuscon, AZ, Vallon Talley and Curtis Talley both of Palisade, CO. A Memorial service will be conducted Friday at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary. A Private interment will follow. Funeral services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th St., NW, 898-3160
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Key -- Beatrice (Sandy) Lavonne Key closed her eyes and went with the Lord on Monday March 19, 2001. Sandy 59, was a resident of Albuquerque for 40 years. She was born in Seminole, OK on Jan 2, 1942. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Dorthy and Robert Stueber of Albuquerque; brother, Tom Carter and wife, Jeanine of Bisbo Beach, CA; daughter, Debra Zamora-Key of Albuquerque; son, Andrew J. Key and wife, Linda of Albuquerque; grandsons Tommy Martinez, Daniel Saiz, and Nick Martinez granddaughter, Jennifer Key, all of Albuquerque; five step-brothers and sisters, Johnny, Joannie, Janice, Jeanine, and Judy Stueber all of Albuquerque; three step-children, James Fowner, April Coleman, and Andrew Fowner, and their families. Various nieces and nephews. Mom was a Lover of Literature and pets, and leaves behind her cherished friend, Mariah (Ra-Ru). Rossay to be held Thursday, March 22, at 7:00 p.m. at Mt. Carmel Church at 7807 Edith NE. Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church at 9502 Fourth St. NW. Arrangements Handeled by Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo NE
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Konitzer -- Monica Marie Konitzer, age 35, passed away in Albuquerque, NM, Friday, March 16, 2001 after a long illness. She was a graduate of St. Pius High School. Monica loved life to its fullest. She was an excellent cook. She loved her nephews and niece like her own. Monica was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Konitzer and sister, Cecelia Konitzer Sanchez. Monica will be forever missed and loved by all who knew her. She is survived by her parents, John and Eva Konitzer; two brothers, John Konitzer III and Richard Konitzer and wife, Janice; two sisters, Kathleen Armijo and Rita Helak and companion, Phillip Rivera; niece, Jacqueline Konitzer; nephews, Michael Armijo, Patrick Sanchez and Nicholas Helak; and special friend, Jack Brooks. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Newman Center 1815 Las Lomas Rd. NE, UNM campus at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2001. Cremation Arrangements by Sunrise Society of NM. ph-891-8200.
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Lakeman -- Kelli Marie Lakeman July 22, 1973 - March 22, 1991Ten years ago today your death sent me on the longest and most difficult journey that a parent has to endure, that of surviving the death of their child. The Master Weaver had other plans for you, Kelli Girl. His plan for us who love you is to gain wisdom from such a loss. The wisdom is to acknowledge that such pain comes from loving another so greatly. You have blessed us with that gift of love which is possible from your beautiful spirit. Just as you shall always be forever young, we shall always be a family for families are truly forever. We love you. Your family.
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Leon -- Florence Leon, 81, 15 year resident of Albuquerque and formerly of Boston, MA, died Sunday, March 18, 2001 following a lengthy illness. She is survived by her three children, Rick Leon of Park City, UT, John and Margaret Leon-Danenbarger of Salem, MA and Scott and Karen Hinkle of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren, Mone and Raina Leon, James, Lisa and Andrea Materese, Whitney and Wade Hinkle; siblings, Grace Hattub, Michael Hattub and Joseph Hattub, all of Newport, RI and Adeline Gray of Stoughton, MA; and special caretakers, Judy Wroblewski and Yvonne Person. Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Leon; daughter, Geraldine Materese; and sisters, Lorraine Jabbour and Nuzlie Catalini. She was an avid volunteer for the March of Dimes and Albuquerque Community Foundation for over eight years. Private services will be held in Boston. In lieu of flowers, all donations may be made to March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, 6001 Marble Ave. NE, Suite 1, 87110 or to Albuquerque Community Foundation, 3301 Menaul Blvd. NE, 87107. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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