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Merriam -- Teresa Merriam, a life long resident of Albuquerque, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2000, surrounded by family after a long illness. She is survived by her loving husband of 31 years, David Merriam of Albuquerque; daughter, Jeanette Merriam Wiseman and husband, Justin of San Francisco; son, Steve Merriam and wife, Clarie of Albuquerque; mother, Grace Silva of Albuquerque; father-in-law, Everett Merriam of Sandia Park; three sisters, Mary Ann Dotts and husband, Dean of Oklahoma City, Cecilia LeBlanc and husband, Jim of Illinois, Michele Watkins and husband, Ken of Albuquerque; three brothers all from Albuquerque, Robert Silva, Fred Silva and wife, Theresa and Steve Silva and wife, Christine; rothers-in-law, Everett Merriam and wife, Eleanore of San Francisco and Ron Merriam of Austin; sister-in-law, Janice Strickland; nieces, Elizabeth, Desirae, Susan, Lori and Kathy; nephews, Michael, Benjamin and Gabriel; and many more loving relatives and friends. Teresa was employed by Social Security Administration prior to her illness. She had been an active team member in Marriage Encounter of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, and was a recipient, with her husband, of the National Parents Day Certificate of Recognition. It was Teresas wish to give special recognition to her treasured friend, Arlene Feltz, who cared for her like a sister during her illness and to long time friend Rev. David Klein for all of his support and love. Prayer service will be Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Friday, 1:00 p.m. at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel, 7500 Paseo del Norte NE, with Rev. David Klein celebrant. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Dominican Retreat House, 2348 Pajarito Rd, SW, 87105 or the Pulmonary Hypertension Cure Foundation. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Montoya -- Joe F. Montoya, 72, a resident of Albuquerque for 40 years, died Tuesday, June 27, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Ursula Montoya of the family home; daughters, Vivian Gonzales and husband, Robert and Beatrice Conner, all of Albuquerque; granddaughters, Marlena Gonzales, Christina Jo Gonzales, and Samantha Conner; grandson, Michael Joe Conner; sister, Estella Peña of Springer, NM; brothers, Ruben Vigil and wife, Crusita; Gilbert Montoya, and Fred Montoya and wife, Delores, all of Taos, NM; sisters-in-law, Cedilia Montoya, Priscilla Montoya, and Pauline Wilson, who he thought of like a daughter. Mr. Montoya was a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. He loved to fish and was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew him. Memorial service and rosary will be held Saturday, July 1, 2000, 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Deacon James Baca officiating.
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Oakeley -- L. JoAnn Oakeley, 40, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died in an automobile accident near Sweetwater, Texas on Monday, June 26, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Gilbert Arthur Oakeley; son, Adrian James Oakeley; mother, Virginia Barbero, all of Albuquerque; special sister, Georgia Barbero of Albuquerque; brothers, Andrew Baca and wife, Marianne of Albuquerque, Gilbert Barbero and wife, Angie of Santa Fe; sisters, Virginia Nava and Evelyn Franco and husband, Thomas, all of Santa Fe; special aunt and uncle, Linda and Tony Garcia of Alamogordo; mother-in-law, Barbara Chambliss and husband, Paul of Lubbock, TX; brothers-in-law, Dwayne Oakeley and wife, Sherri of Lubbock, TX, Maj. Brian Oakeley and wife, Dorothy of Dyess AFB, TX; sisters-in-law, Brenda Trevino and husband, Eddie and Deborah DeLuna and husband, Robert, all of Lubbock, TX; numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Jose Barbero in 1983. JoAnn was a member of Sandia Baptist Church. She was a former member of Temple Baptist Church where she served as a leader and past director for AWANA Children's Ministry, Chapter 3576. She was a past member of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Local 1564. For the past five years she was employed as a secretary with French Mortuary. JoAnn had an abiding faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. She will be remembered for her warm and loving spirit. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 1, 2000 at Sandia Baptist Church, 9429 Constitution Blvd NE, with Dr. Robert Butler, Rev. J. Curtis Goldman, Rev. Fred Gurule and Rev. Paul Chambliss, officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd NE. Pallbearers will include, Joseph M. Baca, Andres A. Baca, David Garcia, Dwayne Oakeley, Maj. Brian Oakeley and Eddie Trevino. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd NE, Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Padilla -- Eutimia"Timia" Padilla, 78, former longtime Albuquerque resident, died Saturday, June 24th, after a long illness in Los Angeles, CA, where she had been living for several years. Services for Mrs. Padilla will be held in Albuquerque. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday in the mortuary chapel. The Rosary will be recited by the family and friends at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW, and a Requiem Mass will be said at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 30 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 619 Copper St. NW. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. A reception will be held after services at the home of her brother, Nicolas and Lila Sanchez at 2721 Rhode Island NE. A Memorial service for Mrs. Padilla was held Tuesday in Los Angeles for family and friends there. The Sanchez family came to the Atrisco area of Albuquerque from the Jarales, Casa Colorado, and Belen areas in the 1930s, then became very active in the whole Albuquerque area. Mrs. Padilla was born in Atrisco in 1922 and was a 1935 graduate of Albuquerque High School. She was preceded in death by her eldest son, George Ray Chavez Jr. and is survived by her children, Joe Elias Chavez of Los Angeles, Joe Padilla of Albuquerque; and her daughter, Mary Ann Pasillas and her husband, Joaquin of Los Angeles; grandchildren, George Roy Chaves Jr. of Elko, NV and Sherri Barth of Albuquerque, Jessica Padilla and Joe Raymond Padilla of Albuquerque and Jasmine and Nicolas Pasillas of Los Angeles; and two great-grandchildren, Dominique Varraza and Alexandria Miller of Albuquerque. The surviving brothers and sisters of Mrs. Padilla are Mrs. Ciria Montoya and Nicolas Sanchez of Albuquerque and Dolores Soto, Alfred Sanchez and Jose Maria Sanchez of Los Angeles, Alex Sanchez of Albuquerque, and Ernest Sanchez of Denver. Pallbearers are Nick Sanchez Jr., Patrick Montoya, Robert Sanchez, Steve Soto, Joe Raymond Padilla and Nicolas Padilla. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Padilla -- Genevieve Padilla, 93, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, June 28, 2000. Cremation has taken place. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Romero -- Martha D. Romero-Risdal, 86, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, June 24, 2000. She is survived by her daughters, Vera Gonzales and husband, Alfred, Martha St. John and husband, Chris, Gloria Morales and husband, Richard, all of Albuquerque, Priscilla Conkrite and husband, Vernard of West Covina, CA; brother, Chris Dovas of La Puente, CA; sister, Rose Baca of Albuquerque; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Mrs. Romero-Risdal founded and operated senior citizen residential care facilities for 50 years. She was respected and admired by people in her chosen field of gerontology care. She volunteered for unwed mothers organizations. Mrs. Romero-Risdal was a longtime member of V.F.W. Post 401. She was a member of the auxiliary and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Mrs. Romero-Risdal was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother and friend. Prayer services will be held Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Pastor Ralph Pacheco officiating. Funeral services will be held Friday, 10:00 a.m., at Gate of Heaven Cemetery Chapel with Pastor Ralph Pacheco officiating. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joseph Pacheco, Vincent Pacheco, Patrick Ruiz, Sarah Ruiz, Chris Edmondson and Matthew St. John. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Dovas, Chris St. John , Richard Dougherty, and Vernard Conkrite. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Thursday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Birthright of Albuquerque, 209 Palomas NE 87018. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Schroll -- Larry C. Schroll, 54, a resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, June 26, 2000. He is survived by his parents, Oscar and Elsie Schroll of Albuquerque; sister, Elaine Sheldon and husband, Dr. Garrett Sheldon of Big Stone Gap, VA; niece and nephew, Gwendolyn and PJ Sheldon. Mr. Schroll served on the USS Castor during the Vietnam War. Memorial services will be held Thursday, June 29, 2000, 11:00 a.m., at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 9315 Candelaria NE, with Dr. John Cushman officiating and Pastor Jan Butin assisting. Memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Anderman -- Joan E. Anderman, Denver. Mother of Ellen Anderman, Denver, Tad Anderman, Albuquerque, Evan Anderman, Denver; sister of Jerome Evans, South Lake Tahoe, NV. Also survived by five grandchildren. Memorial service, Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 4:00 p.m., Denver Art Museum (Schlessman Hall), 100 West 14th Avenue @ Bannock Street. Memorials may be made to Museum of Northern Arizona, Denver Art Museum (African & Oceanic Collections), or University of New Mexico (Jonson Gallery).
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Baldonado -- Mass of Christian Burial for Lawrence Baldonado will be celebrated Wednesday morning, 9:00 a.m., at Church of the Ascension, 2150 Raymac SW, with visitation at the church after 8:30 a.m. Father Edmund Savilla, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Los Padillas Cemetery. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of arrangements.
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Bernal -- Martha Bernal passed away on Saturday, June 24th at a local hospital. She was preceded in death by her beloved father and brother, David Sr. and David Jr. Martha is survived by her parents, Joe and Antonia Davalos; one daughter, Yvette Patterson; two sons, Eric and Jason Patterson; and her partner, Kenny Quintana. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Anthony Polacho, Mariah and Erica Armijo, Jason Patterson Jr., and Brianna Velasquez; five sisters, Kathleen, Sondra and husband, Alan, Lorraine and husband, Rueben, Annette and husband, Richard, and Pauline and husband, Arny; one brother, Larry and wife, Judy; and one sister-in-law, Geraldine Bernal. Friends may visit today, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary. A Rosary will be recited this evening at 7:00 p.m. also in Alameda Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, this morning, 9:00 a.m., at St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Reverend Father Gumpal officiating. Pallbearers will be Phil Velasquez, Richard Martinez, Stanley Patterson, and Aaron and Adam Sumner, John Pacheco. Honorary pallbearers are Todd Bernal, Zach Lopez, Anthony Polacho, and Jason Patterson Jr. Interment to follow at the Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114, Gary F. Santillanes C.F.S.P.
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