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Lenore -- Lucy S. Lenore, 81, a resident of Belen Care & Rehabilitation, passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2001. She owned her own business many years ago called Lucy's Kandy Kitchen and was a retired kitchen designer. She was the youngest of seven children, all of whom have preceded her in death. Lucy was also preceded in death by her loved and devoted husband, Paul in January 15, 2001, her daughter, Paula Lenore Hall in 2000, her son, Gerald Lee Lenore in 1991, and her granddaughter, Shelby Lynn Hall in 1997. She is survived by her lovely daughter-in-law, Merrybeth Lenore of Walnut Creek, CA; son-in-law, Wallace A. Hall of Belen; five wonderful grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. With the highest regard to the Lucy's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. at Romero Funeral Home Chapel, with Interment at Terrace Grove alongside of her beloved husband. Romero Funeral Home, Belen, NM.
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Lithgow -- Daryl Lyn Lithgow, 34, of Albuquerque and formerly of Santa Fe died on January 25, 2001. Daryl was born in Santa Fe to Donald and Gloria Lithgow on December 23, 1966. He attended E.J. Martinez grammar school and went on to Capshaw middle school and graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1984. After high school, he joined the Navy and served on the USS New Jersey and was discharged in 1989. He was currently employed as a Bernalillo County Fireman and EMT. He is survived by his wife of two years, Jennifer Lithgow; two step-children; his parents, Donald and Gloria Lithgow of Santa Fe; brothers, Steve Lithgow and wife, Heidi of Las Cruces, Dennis Lithgow of Dallas, TX; sister Doni Marie Lithgow of Las Vegas, NV; grandparents, Tony and Letha Trujillo; uncle, Clarence"Porky" Lithgow and wife, Loretta of Santa Fe; aunts, Bonnie Birch and husband, Vic of Albuquerque, and Hilda Ripley of Las Vegas, NV; cousins, Loreen, Dawn, Vince and wife, Andrea, Mark, Ana Marie, John, Payson and Craig and many other relatives and numerous friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at Santa Maria de La Paz Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be Michael Cross, Armando Evaro, Michael Roskom, Michael Chavez, Brian Kadle, and Michael Ramsey. Honorary Pallbearers will be Bill Varnadore, Keith Clark, Michael Salazar, Michael Romo, Michael Garcia, David Simonson, Terry Moore, Steve Hill, Frank Chavez, Chris Wish, james Jonas, Rick Spradlin and Chad Kim. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, 984-8600.
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Lucero -- Rolando "Lonnie" Lucero, a resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, January 25, 2001. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lucero; parents, Gilbert and Camerina Lucero of Albuquerque; father-in-law, Keith Ralph Ludwig and mother-in-law, Carolyn Jean Rabine; sisters, Gloria Gene Leslie and husband, Michael of California, Rosemarie Sprick and husband, Gary, and Lorena Hungate and husband, Larry, all of Albuquerque; brothers-in-law, Jim Furiosi, Rodney Ludwig and Bret Ludwig: sisters-in-law, Cheri Ludwig, Tina Carter, and Deborah Hines; nieces and nephews, Mario Herrera, Maria Rake, Raymond Herrera, Danny McConnell, Christopher Leslie, Jennifer Sprick, Theresa Sprick, Angela Hungate, Deborah Sprick, Josh Hungate, Elliot Hungate, and Nathan Hungate; and several great nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sister, Linda Furiosi. Lonnie graduated from Manzano High School in 1982, and served his county in the Air Force. He was an avid outdoorsman and balloonist. He never missed the Balloon Festival. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 31, 2001, 9:30 a.m, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1800 Martha NE. Cremation has taken place.
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Mabray -- Don D. Mabray, M.D., 79, a resident of Albuquerque since 1956, beloved husband, father and grandfather died Saturday, January 27, 2001. He is survived by his daughter, Lynn K. Mabray; sons, Dr. Craig Jay Mabray and wife, Karen and Christopher D. Mabray and fiancé, Emmaley Fitzgerald; two grandsons, Marc and Scott Mabray; and mother, Ida Marie Henry, all of Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Shirley J. Mabray. Don was a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1946 and served his internship at Harris Hospital in Ft. Worth, TX. He attended Aviation Medical Examiners School, Aviation Physiology School, Flight SurgeonĚs School and was then assigned to the 8th Air Force, 27th fighter group. After he was honorably discharged in 1949, he completed a one year residency in surgery in Des Moines, IA. He then practiced medicine in Lamar, CO for 5-1/2 years before moving to Albuquerque in 1956, where he practiced medicine until 1991. After retirement from private practice, he worked as the medical adjudicator for the VA until 1997. Don was former chief of staff of the Presbyterian Hospital Center (1967-68). He was a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practioners, a member of the AMA, the New Mexico Medical Society, the Greater Bernalillo County Medical Society, the Temple Lodge #6, and the York Rite and Ballut Abyad Temple. Don had a good life in Albuquerque, loved fly fishing, gardening, art, reading, rock hounding, jewelry making, Indian artifacts and rugs. Services will be held Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Private entombment will take place. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 6600 Zuni SE, 87108 or Literacy of Albuquerque, 144 Harvard Dr. SE, 87106. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Martinez -- Rosa C. Martinez, 83, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 27, 2001. She was preceded in death by a son, Felix, her mother, father, and sister. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Balbino P. Martinez; daughters, Susan Maestas and husband, Phil; Irene Salas and husband, Juan, Mary Woodward and husband, Mike Draper, and Elizabeth Fleming and husband, Jerry; sons, Jose and wife, Theresa, Alfonso, Pete and wife, Frances, Rudy and wife, Ivy, Melecio, and Albert and wife, Stella; 24 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and her dearest friend, Jennie Apodaca. Graveside Services were held at San Carlos Cemetery on January 29, 2001. Memorial contributions in Rosa's name can be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. Albuquerque. 505-343-8008.
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Milligan -- Josefita Jiron Milligan, 96, resident of Albuquerque since 1944, went home to our Lord on January 28, 2001. She was born to David and Ferminita Jiron in Frisco, New Mexico. She was an active member of the St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Altar Rosary Society and belonged to the Eucharistic League. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Milligan, and grandson, Paul Milligan. Josefita is survived by four daughters, Virginia and her husband, Robert Holland, Amelia and her husband, Albert Disch, Carmelita and her husband, Ernest Garcia, Mary Lou and her husband, Joe Polaco; two sons, Clyde and his wife, Louise Milligan, Pat and his wife, Lily Milligan; 23 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The Rosary will be recited Monday, January 29, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at the Palm Chapel of the Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal SE. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. at the St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School NE. Pallbearers will be Michael Milligan, Edward Berndt, Ron Disch, Eric Disch, Victor Garcia, Gabriel Gallegos II and the honorary pallbearers will be John Milligan and Joseph Polaco II. Interment will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery on Wyoming and Paseo Del Norte.
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Perea -- Mr. Felix Perea, 51, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on January 27, 2001. Mr. Perea is survived by his son, Richard (Rick) Garcia and wife, Diana; his mother, Aurora Perea; four sisters, Betty Sebben and husband, Larry, Carol Garcia, Dolores Pruitt and husband, Butch and Virginia Serna; one brother, Andrew Perea and wife, Carol; and two grandchildren, Celina and Jeremy Garcia. A Rosary/ Memorial Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW with visitaiton after 6:30 p.m. Charlie Gallegos, reciting. Private disposition has taken place. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coos Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Sanchez -- Carolyn "Kay" Sanchez, 41, a life long resident of Belen, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2001. She was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Carolyn was a 1978 Belen High School graduate who went on to the University of Albuquerque to pursue a nursing career. She worked for Presbyterian Hospital for seven years. She was also a volunteer worker for the Casa Manzano Counciling, helping kids. Carolyn was an avid bowler for the Hub City Bowling League, bowling for Ray's Fire Extinguisher team for over nineteen years. She is preceded in death by two brothers, Albert in 1946 and Anthony in 1992. Carolyn is survived by her parents, Gregorio "Greg" and Ida Sanchez; six siblings, Mary and her husband, Pete Chavez of Los Lunas, Raymond and his wife, Shirley of Los Trujillos, Yemalda and her husband, Frank of Mesa, Arizona, Debbie and her husband, John Rael of Los Trujillos, Ivy and her husband, Ernest Lee of Belen, and Cindy Sanchez of Jarales. She is also survived by her loving nieces and nephews whom she considered her children, Patty Salazar, Delbert and Greg Chavez, Jeon, Gwen, and Jamie Sanchez, Frankie III, Aaron and Eric Lopez, Patrick, and Joylynn Rael, Judith and Anthony Perea, and Selena Antonio, she is also survived by her many great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and her two very dear and close friends, Carmen Silva and Patsy Garley. A Viewing will be held Wednesday, January 31 at 6:30 p.m. with a Rosary following at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 1, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. at the Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church with Interment following. Pallbearers will be Frank and Eric Lopez, Delbert and Greg Chavez, Jamie Sanchez and Patrick Rael. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N Main St. Belen, NM
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Sanchez -- Ernestina Sanchez, born on December 28, and left this world for the gates of Heaven on January 27, 2001. Born in Jarales in 1912 to Fidelis Castillo Sanchez and Nicolas P. Sanchez and the oldest of eight children. She follows her parents, her two sisters, Eutimia and Estanislada, and her brothers, Julio, Richard, and Guillermo to Jesus in Heaven. She began her teaching career after she graduated from Belen High School teaching a summer class in Silver City, NM. Her father quite his poorly paid job at the State Convention since the law allowed only one government job to a family during the depression and became a farmer. He wanted Ernestina to continue her profession as a teacher. Ernestina gave all her earnings to her family to help them all survive the depression. Her first assignment was in Seboyeta, NM and Grants, NM was next. These were all one room, multi-grade schools. Later, she taught for many years in the Belen Public Schools and became a principal at the Jarales School. During that time, principals taught a classroom and ran the school. Much of her teaching career, she took classes to get her BA and later her Masters Degree in Education. She taught and influenced many students over her thirty-year career. She was known to be a remarkable, excellent, caring teacher and principal. After retiring, she continued to be actively involved with other charities and organizations. She was also an active member with the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She was very active with Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. She was an extraordinary minister and volunteered her services every Sunday until she became disabled. She preformed many other jobs with the church including a principalship for St. Mary's Parochial School in Belen. She was a world traveler visiting such places as Europe, The Holy Lands, Alaska, and Tahiti. She shared her travels and knowledge with her students through photography. She was an artist involved in the Belen Senior Citizen Center and an active member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Society until she died. She was a part of Belen's history, a historian in her own right about the history and people of Belen and surrounding areas. She was generous, kind, and good. She was very loved and will be missed greatly by her two surviving brothers, Edward Sanchez of Albuquerque; Guillermo Sanchez of CA; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. A Viewing will be held on Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. at Romero Funeral Home, followed by a Rosary at 6:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, with Interment in Our Lady of Belen Catholic Cemetery. May God's love, kindness, and protection follow her to the mansion especially prepared for her by Jesus, as promised to each of us in the New Testament. There will be a reception to honor her in Belen's Parish Hall after the services. Romero Funeral Home, Belen, NM.
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Sandoval -- The family of Mr. Napoleon J. (Nap) Sandoval wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Memorial Services for Mr. Sandoval. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. They would also like to thank the DAV Chapter 3 for performing the military honors. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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