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Lopez -- Pablita "Pauline" Lopez, beloved wife, mother and grandmother was called home to be with the Lord on December 3, 2000. She was preceded in death by her son, Raymond Gene Lopez. Mrs. Lopez is survived by her loving husband, Nemecio P. Lopez; sons, Felix Lopez and wife,, Olivia, Charlie Lopez and wife, Reyes, Nemecio Lopez, Jr. and wife, Ramona, Ernest Lopez and wife, Catherine, Louie Lopez and wife, Debbie; daughters, Lola Lucero and husband, Manuel, Lucy Lopez, Benita DeLeon and husband, Tony, Wanda Brezall and husband, Jay, and Terry Ann Lopez; 31 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her loving family. visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary, located on the corner of 8th and Iron. A rosary will be recited Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Little Flower. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Rick Saiz, Charlie Lopez Jr., Abie Lopez, Leonard Lopez, Mark Esperanza and Roger Lopez, Honorary Casket bearers will be Ray Lopez and Richard Lopez. Funeral services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave., SW.
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Lyons -- John Michael Lyons, 68, passed away Saturday, December 2, 2000, after a difficult battle with ALS. Mike was born in Red Lion, Pennsylvania. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Notre Dame, as well as earning a Masters in Aeronautical Engineering from Cornell University. He commanded a strong presence as a Korean War Veteran, earning great distinction as a US Air Force pilot, testing the world's first production jet aircraft, the Starfighter. He also attained the rank of Captain in active duty and continued to serve in the reserves for several years. He worked for the Aerospace and RDA corporations as a distinguished engineer. Always remarkably active, Mike was an avid handball player, biker, sailor and hiker who shared his love of adventure with his family and friends. Giving of himself in so many ways, Mike volunteered for many organizations including years of service to the Boy Scouts of America, Brothers of the Good Shepherd, Sandia High School Homeowners Association and VITA. He also taught in the Albuquerque Public Schools as a substitute math and science teacher. He was a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, as well as a parishioner of Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church. Mike is survived by his wife of 38 years, Patricia; sons, Timothy of Oahu, HI; Thomas and wife, Shirley and son, Donald of Redwood City, CA; Daniel and wife, Jackie and son, Sean of Albuquerque; John of San Diego, CA; and daughter, Kathleen Schneeman and husband, Brent of Austin, TX. Mike's focus on living every day to the fullest created rich memories for his wife and children that will be passed from generation to generation. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Deacon Lloyd Martinez reciting. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, 8901 Candelaria Rd. NE, with Father Podvin, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Timothy P. Lyons, Thomas F. Lyons, Daniel E. Lyons, John A. Lyons and Brent T. Schneeman. Honorary pallbearers will be Marty Barker, Hal Behl, Jack Switzer and Pete Jones. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to time of rosary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brothers of the Good Shepherd, 901 Brother Mathias Place NW, 87103 or Friends in Time, 4906A Jefferson St. NE, 87109. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Macrae -- Memorial Service for William Bruce Macrae will be held Tuesday, December 5th at 2:00 PM at the Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 3rd St. SW In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favorite Charity.
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Munoz -- Peter F., 80, passed away at home December 3, 2000 surrounded by his loving family. He was preceded in death by wife, Rebecca Munoz, daughter Christine, three sons, Richard, Peter Jr., and Joseph. He is survived by special friend Mary Martinez; four daughters, Alexandra, Mary Lou, Ester and husband, Lawrence, Pauline and husband, Paul; three sons, Larry and wife, Ida, Nicholas, Andrew and wife, Annette; 37 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, family and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at St. Anne's Catholic Church with rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2000. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 8, 2000. Private interment will be at Pajarito Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct funeral Services 343-8008. 2919 4th NW
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Norris -- Catherine M. Norris, 81, a 45-year resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, December 1, 2000. She is survived by her sons, Michael A. Norris and wife, Allison, of Antioch, CA, Rev. Patrick F. Norris, O.P. of Albuquerque, and John M. Norris of Irving, TX; grandsons, Todd Norris, Adam Norris, and Curtis Norris; granddaughters, Molly Catherine Norris and Abigail Norris, all of Antioch, CA; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Raymond J. Wachtler, and Mrs. Peter J. Wachtler, both of St. Paul, MN; brothers-in-law, Richard Crouse of Owatonna, MN and Norman K. Lunde of Minneapolis, MN. Her husband, Michael J. Norris, preceded her in death. Mrs. Norris was a long-time member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. She was a beloved and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2000 at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE with Rev. Patrick F. Norris, O.P., reciting. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2000 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd, NE with The Very Reverend Edward Ruane, O. P., celebrant. A reception will be held at St. Bernadette following the mass. Private interment will follow. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE, Tuesday, December 5, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
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Perez -- Funeral Services for Mrs. Petra Rodriguez Perez will be held on Tuesday at St. Therese Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Ross -- Betty J. Ross, 72, a resident of Albuquerque since 1954, died Sunday, December 3, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Bob Ross of Albuquerque; daughter, Elizabeth Ross of Lakewood, CO; son, Eric Ross of Englewood, CO; and daughter, Eden Ross of klahoma City, OK; sister, Doris Rist and husband, Les of Scottsdale, AZ; and cousin, Kenneth Wolf and wife, Pauline of Lincoln, KS. She was preceded in death by her son, Lee Ross and grandson, Bric Ross. Cremation has taken place and at Betty's request, services will not be held. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution NE, 87110.
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Sanchez -- The family of Virginia Sanchez wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Stagg -- John B. Stagg, 93, a resident of Regent at Sandia Springs, Rio Rancho NM, died Sunday, December 3, 2000 of pneumonia. Born in Haledon, NJ the youngest of four children of Ella B. Smyth and John Byron Stagg, John worked all his life as a public accountant and was active in Boy Scouts, Cedar Cliff Methodist Church (NJ), and the Methodist Men's Club, serving as scout leader, church treasurer, choir member, and coordinator of chimes. He was married for 34 years to Cora Althea Decker Stagg, a teacher in Haledon and the Pequannock Township (NJ) school systems, who died in 1972. John was married in 1973 to Anne Adam Friesinger. In 1976, John and Anne moved to Brooksville, FL where they were founding members of the Mariner United,Methodist Church. He and Anne were active in High Point Bible Class, Travel Club, and numerous other community activities from 1976 through 1988, when John suffered a stroke. He returned to a metally-active life, daily reading one or more cassette books from the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. In 1996, he and Anne moved to Atlanta GA, where Anne still lives near her daughters, Paula Goldman, and Roberta Carney, and in 1998, John moved to Rio Rancho, NM to live near his daughter, Mary Ellen Capek. John was a kind and generous man with a warm sense of humor, a strong sense of right and wrong, and a loving and loyal nature. He is survived by his wife, Anne; his daughter, Mary Ellen Capek and her partner, Susan Hallgarth of Corrales, NM; his son, Peter J. Stagg and his wife, Joanne of Butler, NJ; stepchildren, Roberta Carney, Paula and Stephen Goldman of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Nancy and Jim Bosch, Terry and Betsy Stagg, Robin and Scott McMurray, Adam Carney, Heather and Courtney Goldman, Edward, Charles and Kate Capek; and great-grandchild, Kaitlyn Cora Bosch. He will be deeply missed. A memorial service will be held at a later date. the family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent to the Metropolitan Ministries, a multipurpose nonprofit homeless shelter and training agency located at 2002 North Florida Ave., Tampa, FL 33602-2204. Direct Funeral Services 343-8008 2919 4th NW
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Vandam -- Florence Ann Vandam, 83, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away December 4, 2000, at her home. She is survived by her seven children, sons, Gerry and wife, Liz of Minneapolis, MN, Rick and wife, Denise of Reno, NV, David and wife, Gayanne of Austin, TX, Charles and wife, Joanie of Missoula, MT; daughters, Kileen and husband, Dale Scott, Winette and husband, Larry Garcia, Judy and husband, David Prada, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Jake Scott and wife, Judy of Las Vegas, NV, Kile and Whitney Hanold, Derek and Alex Prada, and Zak Garcia of Albuquerque, Patrick, Katy, and Nicholas of Minneapolis, MN, Dawn and Laren of Reno, NV, Dylan of Austin, TX, DeNae and Peter of Missoula, MT; and great-grandchildren, Alyssa and Avery; brothers, Robert OCallahan of Marysville, WA, and William OCallahan of San Mateo, CA; and sisters, Mary Schreiber of Hillside, IL, and Patricia Buckley and husband, Justice Robert Buckley of Arlington Heights, IL Florence was born in Chicago on December 24, 1916. She received her BA degree from Mundelein College in Chicago and her Masters degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. She was the first female librarian at De La Salle High School in Chicago, IL. She entered the Navy during WWII and served as Educational Services Officer at the Naval Hospital in Norman, OK. Upon her discharge, she had earned the rank of Lieutenant. She taught in Guam High School and the University of Hawaii. After returning to Albuquerque, she taught in the Albuquerque Public School system at Madison Jr. High and was the librarian at Valley and Albuquerque High. She was the librarian at Albuquerque Academy for 18 years where she retired in 1985. She was an active member of the Roadrunner Unit of Waves National where she served as president as well as being active in the Navy League and the NM Retired Teachers Association. Services will be held Thursday, December 7, 2000, 8:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. NE, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Wednesday, December 6, 2000, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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