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Sandoval -- The family of Mrs. Ramona M. Sandoval, wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during their recent loss. Special thanks is extended to Fr. Don of San Ysidro Catholic Church in San Ysidro for the beautiful Mass celebrated; to Deacon Manuel Montoya for reciting the Rosary; and to those of you who sent flowers, cards, food and especially prayers. Your kindness will always be remembered. Funeral Services were entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth St., NW.
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Wicke -- Lester O. Wicke, age 90, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2001. He was born January 12, 1911 in Monroe, WI, the son of Lars and Lena Wicke. A long time resident of Albuquerque, he was retired from Sandia Corporation, and was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church and the Elks Club. He is survived by Hazel C. Wicke, his wife of 23 years; his children, Larry Wicke of Rohnert Park, CA, Marsha Kelley and husband, Bob, of Newark, CA, and Robert Warten Weiler and family of Monroe, WI; as well as Hazel's children, Donald Hartwick and family of Cleveland, OH, Ellen Harrison of Albuquerque, and David Hartwick of Albuquerque; also surviving is his sister, Agnes Taylor of Takoma Park, MD; and many grandchildren, relatives and friends. Private Services have been held. Sunrise Society is serving the family of Mr. Wicke. 891-8200.
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Wofford -- Letta Wofford, one of Santa Fe's "living treasures," quietly passed from this life on Friday, February 9, 2001, in her home, attended by her loving family and friends. She was 94. Letta was born June 18, 1906, in her grandfather's house in Bloomington, Ill., and moved to New York when she was 12. She attended Miss Hall's School in Massachusetts and completed her education at Ethical Culture College in Illinois, where she earned a teaching certificate. In 1929, Letta visited Tex Austin's Dude Ranch in Pecos (later purchased by actress Greer Garson). She fell in love with the area and, on the chance of becoming a substitute courier with the Fred Harvey Co., moved to New Mexico in 1931. Letta married rancher Jim Gorbet in 1933. The couple owned a small ranch near Lamy. After Jim died in 1940, Letta moved to Santa Fe and married Keith Wofford, her husband of 59 years. Over the next five decades, Letta built a thriving real estate business and developed lasting relationships with many of her clients. Letta cultivated a lifelong appreciation for the arts. She was always open to new ideas and innovations and helped and encouraged many artists, especially Native Americans and Hispanics. She was an avid art collector and dealer with a keen eye for beauty and talent. In 1994, Letta and Keith were named"Living Treasures" in recognition of their valuable and diverse contributions to the community. Letta belonged to numerous organizations including Southwest Association of Indian Arts, Friends of the Wheelwright Museum, Old Santa Fe Association, CowBelles and a variety of animal protection groups. Letta is survived by her husband, Keith, and their four children, Don Wofford and wife, Floy of California and their children, Sam, Sharon, Debbie, Donna and David; Barbara W. Douglas and husband, Bill of Albuquerque and their children, Dianna Douglas and fiance, Tim Gallardo, Angela Jaramillo and husband, Jose, and stepson, Brian Berry and wife, Kelly; Jim G. Wofford and wife, Georgia of Santa Fe and their children, Laura Wofford and Jon Wofford Carlton; Sally Kellstedt Freenall and husband, Alan of Santa Fe; seven great-grandchildren, including five in Albuquerque, Maia and Bryce Wynn, Kalynn Jaramillo, and David and Meredith Berry; and her beloved nephew, Derek Anderson and wife, Pat of California and their children, Cammie, Derek Jr. and Matt. The family wishes to thank Letta's caregivers, hospice staff and doctors who provided such wonderful care these past few months. A celebration of Letta's life is scheduled for Sunday, February 25, 2001, from 10:00 a.m. until noon, in the ballroom of La Fonda hotel in Santa Fe. A private graveside ceremony will be held at a later date in the National Cemetery. Friends wishing to make donations in Letta's name may send them to the Wheelwright Museum, P.O. Box 5153, Santa Fe, NM 87502; or Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society, 1920 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505; or to a charity of their choice.
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Wood -- Martha E. Wood June 22, 1911 - February 7, 2001. Martha is survived by her daughter, Carletta Moorhead and husband, Lamar of Mountainair, NM; her niece, Earlene Barnes of San Jacinto, CA, whom she raised; brothers, Vincent Crisp of Clayton, NM, Norman Crisp of Amarillo, TX; twin sisters, Lorrenne Rigsby of Austin, TX and Lorreta West of Littleton, CO; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Her husband, Carl J. Wood preceded her in death on November 5, 1988. Carl was employed by the J.W. Jones Construction Company for over 25 years. Also preceding Martha in death were two sisters, Leona Spore and Rosebud Bonjour and four brothers, Eugene, Kenneth, Abe and Wayne. Martha was the daughter of the late Ira Nain and Minnie A. Crisp, early Union County homesteaders. The Crisp family homesteaded in the Thomas Community a few years before statehood. Martha's mother returned to her parent's home in Oklahoma for Martha's birth. She was a longtime employee of J.C. Penny Department Store in Downtown Albuquerque during the 1950's. Later, Martha sold Avon products for many years. Having lived in Albuquerque since the late 1940s, she moved to Mountainair in 1995. She died at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque on February 7, 2001. Funeral Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Mountainair on Monday, February 12, 2001. Interment at Kayser East View Cemetery, Mountainair, next to her husband, Carl. Memorials may be sent to First Baptist Church, Mountainair, NM 87036.
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Zamora -- Monica E. Zamora, 17, went home to the Lord on February 15, 2001. Monica was born in Albuquerque on July 9, 1983. She is survived by her mother, Susie Muniz; stepfather, Larry L. Maez; father, Michael Zamora; grandparents, Ted and Alice Muniz, Sadie Maez, and Mary Lou and Rupert Zamora; her great grandparents, Lupita Muniz and Agapita Tafoya. She is also survived by her brothers, Larry D. Maez and Robert Muniz; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She will be deeply missed by her loving family. Visitation will be held Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the 8th Street Chapel at Garcia Mortuary, with at Rosary to be held at 7:00 p.m. this evening. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Tuesday Morning at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Ivan Archuleta, Robert Ortega, Cecil Muniz, Joe Garcia, Lawrence Lucero, and Marcial Ortega. Funeral Services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave., SW. 243-5222.
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Zink -- Billy Jan Zink. We mourn the loss of our son and brother, Billy Jan Zink. Born August 2, 1953 in Oswego, Kansas Died February 17, 2000 in Albuquerque, NM. Charlie and Gussie Anderson (parents); Jabe, (brother) and Elizabeth Zink; Jordan (brother) and Sherry Zink; special friends, Doris, Steve and Paul.
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Bartz -- Robert Edward Bartz, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away February 14, 2001 after a long difficult illness. He is survived by his wife, Jean of the family home. A Memorial Service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE. on Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. As a retired US Marine, he will be buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Agent Orange Memorial, PO Box 38, Fossil, OR. 97830 and/or Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 3150 Carlisle Blvd. NE. Ste. #35, Albuquerque, NM. 87110. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Engle -- Lola Engle, born February 19, 1910, passed away at her home on February 12, 2001 after a long struggle with cancer. Formerly of Billings, MT, Lola moved to Albuquerque in 1998 to be close to family. Survivors include one son, Jerry Lund and wife, Terry of Bates City, MO; two step-sons, Robert Engle and his wife, Gaye of Poulson, MT and Ronald Engle and wife, Barbara of Minnetrista, MN; brother, Charles and wife, Geri of Carmichael, CA; sister, Beulah Davis and husband, Keith of Wadena, MN, six grandchildren, including, Cyndi Carter and husband, Mike of Albuquerque, and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ross Engle, brother, Kenneth and sister, Dorothy. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 19, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Unity Church, 9800 Candelaria N.E. French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. N.E.
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Fried -- Sadie Fried, 89, passed away February, 15, 2001 in Omaha, NE. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Marshall and Norma, Omaha, NE, Arnold and Carol, San Jose, CA; grandchildren, Lisa, Dan, Lene, Adam and Joie Fried; sisters, Evylyn Novak, Omaha, NE, and Gloria Feintech, Chicago, IL; numerous cousins, nieces and43v nephews. Graveside Services will be held Sunday, Feb 18, 2001 3:00 p.m. at Golden Hills Cemetery, Omaha, NE. Jewish Funeral Home handling details. Memorials may be sent to Rose Blumkin Jewish Home 323 So.132nd St. Omaha, NE 68154 or Temple Israel 7023 Cass St. Omaha, NE 68154.
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Garza -- Angelo Joe Garza, 17, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on February 13, 2001. Angelo is survived by his father, Joe Garza and wife, Linda; two sisters, Samantha Garza and Dominique Garza; two brothers, Anthony Notah and Emeterio Rodulfo; Grandfathers, Manny S. Garza and David A. Luna; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Bertha Garza and Cora Luna. Angelo, was a member of the Catholic Church, in the 11th grade at Valley High School, A member of the Valley High School Football team and a member of the Air Force ROTC. He was loved by all and will be missed by all. A Rosary will be recited Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, with visitation after 6:30 p.m. Gabriella Nieto, reciting. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with final visitation at the church after 8:30 a.m. Father Gene, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Tallouzi, Barney Baca, Antonio Vargas, Carlos Conroy, Damian Elebario, and Chris Garcia. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joseph Griego and Gilbert Martinez. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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