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Knight -- Pauline Elizabeth Knight, 84, passed on Tuesday, March 6, 2001. Mrs. Knight graduated from Evart High School in 1933. She worked in Experimental Engineering at AC from 1934 to 1946. In 1937, she married Vernon Welter and had one son, Karl. Vernon was killed in World War II in 1945. A year later she married Frank Knight. In 1965 to 1972, she worked at the Flint's Journal in Flint, MI in the Classified Department. She then moved to Rio Rancho and worked as supervisor in Classifieds at the Albuquerque Journal from 1972 to 1986. Mrs. Knight was a member of Swartz Creek O.E.S, #430, and Rio Rancho Methodist Church. She is survived by her sons, Karl Welter of Apache Junction, AZ; Frank Knight III and wife, Cindy of Albuquerque, and Jim Knight and wife, Ellie of Albuquerque; five grandsons, Frank, Andy, Kyle, Chris, and Jeff; one granddaughter, Molly; two nieces, Prudy Jacoby of Davison, MI and Kathy Koch of Flint, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Knight Jr. in 1987. Services will be held Friday, March 9, 2001, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Interment will take place at Sunset Hills Cemetery in Flint, MI. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, c/o Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 26666, 87125-6666. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for the loving care provided by Mission Manor and Presbyterian Hospice.
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Leonard -- George Thacher Leonard, a resident of Paradise Hills for the last 18 years, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2001. He was born July 19, 1919, in Ollie, Montana to George S. and Stella Thacher Leonard. He was married to Mary Helen Robinson on July 17, 1943. He is survived by his wife of 57 years; one son, Stephen G. Leonard and wife, Gail of Prineville, OR; and one daughter, Kathryn B. Leonard of Rio Rancho, NM; four grandchildren, Mary V. Good, Michelle Bosley, Michael Leonard, Sarah Leonard; and three great-grandchildren, Alric Good, Shelbie Williams, and Peyton Leonard. George joined the Marine Corps on October 10, 1940 and served until February 22, 1946. He was employed by the Civil Aeronautics Administration from 1947 to 1957. He then went to work for the Department of the Army on the White Sands Missile Range until his retirement in 1974. He was a Past Master of La Feria Masonic Lodge #1197, La Feria, TX, a member of Sandoval Lodge #76, Ballut Abyad Shrine, ANSAR Shrine Unit and West Mesa Shrine Club. He was a Past Patron of La Feria Chapter #732 O.E.S., La Feria, TX and a member of Turquoise Chapter #71, O.E.S., Rio Rancho, NM. He was a member of Paradise Hills United Methodist Church. George was an avid fisherman and was never happier than when he was in his boat on a lake fishing. A Memorial Service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2001 at Paradise Hills United Methodist Church, 4700 Paradise Blvd. with the Rev. David Snyman officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Ballut Abyad Children's Transportation Fund, Ballut Abyad Temple, 6600 Zuni SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.
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Lowry -- Edward C Lowry, 82, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2001. Edward was born October 17, 1918 the son of Clarence and Edith Maupin Lowry in Leeton, Missouri. He served in the US Air Force, serving during WWII, retiring in 1964 and had been an Engineer Manager with Boeing Company, retiring in 1984. Edward came to Albuquerque the first time while stationed at Kirtland AFB, and then again after retiring. He was a member of the Lions Club and he volunteered at The Storehouse. Edward was preceded in death by his wife Helen in 1999 and one brother. He is survived by his son, Warren Lowry and wife, Madelyn Millholland of Anchorage, AK; two brothers, Gilbert Lowry and wife, Catherine of Shawnee, KS, and Dale Lowry and wife, Paula of Newmont, CA; and one sister-in-law, Shirley Lowry of Leeton, MO; also numerous nieces and nephews, including niece, Sally Baca, Munkres, and great-great-nephews, Isaiah and Eliz Vargas. The Service for Edward will be on Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. Entombment will follow in the Patriots Mausoleum in Vista Verde Memorial Park. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.
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Martinez -- Jose Orlando Martinez March 2, 1928 - March 9, 1993YESTERDAY, TODAY & FOREVER YOU'RE IN OUR HEARTS Lucille, Michael & Dorothy, April & your great-grandson, Andres Orlando.
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Martinez -- Thomas R. Martinez, Jr., 70, passed away at a local hospital on March 5, 2001. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2001 at Immaculate Conception Church, 619 Copper NW. Pallbearers are Larry Guy, Richard Norris, Josh Stockham, Mathew Stockham, Joey Olonia, and Tom Holder. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors are in charge of his arrangements.
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Mccrossen -- Darold C. "Mac" McCrossen, 77, a resident of Albuquerque for 30 years, died Sunday, March 4, 2001 in Colville, WA. He is survived by his daughters, Jennie McCrossen of Albuquerque, Debbie McCrossen of Carson City, NV, Mary Lewis and husband, David, of Aurora, CO, and Stacey Peterson of Albuquerque; three grandchildren, Jeff Lewis and Katie Lewis of Aurora, CO and Jessica Peterson of Albuquerque; and a very special friend, Marian Beardsley of Colville, WA. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sherlee McCrossen in 1984. Services will be held Saturday, March 10, 2001, 1:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Chaplain Michael Fabian Gagnon officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Richard Reyes, David Lewis, Jeff Lewis, Mike Roberts, Kevin Roberts and Tom Roberts. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Friday, March 9, 2001 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc. NM Affiliate, P.O. Box 90790, 87199-0790.
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Miller -- Dorothy E. Miller, 86, a resident of Albuquerque since 1959, died Monday, March 5, 2001. She is survived by her brother, Ernest W. Runkle and wife, Dorothy of Dowagiac, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan Miller in 1988 and sister, Bernice Riffe in 2000. Mrs. Miller was a member of First Christian Church and Truth Seekers Sunday School class. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Friday, March 9, 2001, 11:00 a.m., at First Christian Church, 10101 Montgomery Blvd. NE, with James E. Ward officiating.
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Pratt -- Edward C. Pratt, 80, a resident of Albuquerque since 1974, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001. He is survived by his son, John Pratt and wife, Sandy of Albuquerque; and grandchildren, Casandra Pratt of Oklahoma City, OK and Jeremiah Pratt of Albuquerque. He is preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis G. Pratt in 1978. Mr. Pratt retired from U.S. Army after nearly 23 years of service. He was a veteran of World War II. Mr. Pratt was a member of the Mason of the Scottish Rite for 43 years. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial graveside service will be held Friday, March 9, 2001. Arrangements by French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Salinas -- Duke Elias Salinas, 43, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2001. He is survived by his sons, Joshua Duke Salinas and Justin Stewart Salinas; parents, Pete G. and Maria E. Salinas; sister, Debra K. Salinas; brothers, Dan L. Salinas and wife, Karla K. and David A. Salinas and fiancé, Audra Benaitis, all of Albuquerque; nieces, Cassandra and husband, Jerome, Kristina, Diana and husband, Gary, Rachel, and Lorraine; nephews, Sean and Gregory; grandnieces, Katie and Kaylee; and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Duke was born in Albuquerque on November 7, 1957 at Kirtland AFB and graduated from Sandia High School in 1976. He attended UNM, TVI, Eastern NM University and Dale Carnegie courses. Duke primarily worked for the family business in sales, holding the position of vice president for several years. In that time he married Emily and raised two sons, Josh and Justin. His love of photography developed from a hobby into a profession where he won many awards of achievement from the New Mexico Photographers Association. He owned and operated his own photography studio specializing in architecture, weddings, glamour and studio portraits. Duke spent five years in volunteer activities, which included work as an Albuquerque Juvenile Probation officer and with the youth ministry group at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church. He was a past member of the Duke City Exchange Club and past president and member of the Board of NM Photographers Association. Recently, Duke was pursuing his real estate license, working primarily in mortgage real estate finance. A Rosary will be recited Sunday, March 11, 2001, 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming NE. Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 12, 2001, 8:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 2532 Vermont NE, Father Ronald Bruckner, Celebrant. Public visitation will be Sunday, March 11, 2001 from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Canossian Spirituality Center, 5629 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105.
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Tillotson -- Carolyn Marsh Tillotson, 56, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died on Monday, March 5, 2001. Beloved daughter of Edith and George (d.1982). Carolyn was born on November 25, 1944, in Ludington, Michigan. She was a devoted mother, teacher, musician, general contractor, seamstress, knitter and adventurer. She was a deeply spiritual person and her faith inspired others. She is survived by her two children, Laura Rubin of Evanston, Illinois and Bradley Tillotson of Albuquerque; she is also survived by her siblings, Warren Marsh, Mary Ruth Payne and Meredith Rivers. Services will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2001, 9:30 a.m. at Hoffmantown Church, 8888 Harper NE. Memorial contributions may be made to Noonday Ministry, P.O. Box 25451, Albuquerque, NM 87125 or Prison Fellowship Inc. 5301 Central Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd N.E.
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