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Griego -- "Boy" Florian Griego, born August 22, 1951, passed away on April 16, 2000. Rosary and services will be held this afternoon, 4:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Albuquerque. Services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th Street, Norbert"Ray" Baldonado Jr., F.S.I.
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Guerro -- Juanita S. Guerro, age 95, died Tuesday, April 11, 2000. She is survived by her husband, John Guerro of Alamo, NM; daughters, Tonita P. Kirkpatrick and husband, Demell of Canyoncito, NM and Rosita P. Smith and husband, O.R. Smith of Rio Rancho; step-daughter, Dorothy Chapin; eight grandchildren, Luciano D. Kirkpatrick, Shelly L. Gilbert, Lee Ann Lente, Jim Reed Kirkpatrick, Jolene M. Saavedra, Anita L. Saavedra, Bernice C. Saavedra and Duane R. Saavedra; 12 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held Saturday, April 22, 2000, 10:30 a.m., at Glory Christian Fellowship, 2417 Wyoming NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112, with Pastor Joe Cangiolosi officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimers Association, New Mexico Chapter, 1330 San Pedro Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.
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Hunter -- Donnie M. Hunter, 69, a resident of Albuquerque since 1973, died. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Taeko Jean Hunter of Albuquerque; daughters, Linda J. Atkinson and husband, Richard, Nancy Hunter Ellison and husband, Marc, and Amy K. Hunter, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Jason, Jennifer, Bryan, Michelle, Justin, Tammy; brother, Tom Hunter and wife, Ginger of Tulsa, OK; sister, Wilma Sparks and Jerry of Oklahoma; and many other family and friends. Mr. Hunter attended Hoffmantown Church and was owner/founder of Hunter Corp. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and was devoted to his family. Private services were held. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Huntsman -- William T. (Bill) Huntsman III, age 71, a resident of Albuquerque since 1954, died Saturday in a local hospital. He is survived by his wife, Marie T. Huntsman; five sons, William T. Huntsman IV and wife, Julie, Robert I. Huntsman and wife, Jackie, both of Albuquerque, Peter F. Kelley and wife, Kathy of Albuquerque, Matthew W. Kelley and wife, Cheri of Laramie, WY, Sean E. Kelley and wife, Patty of Benicia, CA; three daughters, Molly Bency and husband, Douglas of Tijeras, Maura Lewiecki and husband, E. Michael of Albuquerque, Kathleen Floyd of Atlanta, GA; 15 grandchildren. A loving and beloved husband, father and grandfather. He was a member of the Elks Club, Kiwanis Club, Boy Scouts of America, and Memded Hearts, Inc. A Veteran of WWII and Korea, attended Our Lady of Fatima Church, has worked with French-Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Sandia National Laboratory, Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, and Plasco Sales. Bill will lie in state Tuesday from noon to 5:00 p.m. A Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors. Services will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. with a reception following at the Holiday Inn, 2120 Menaul NE. Interment will follow in the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Church or E.W.T.N., 5817 Old Leeds Rd., Irondale, AL 35210-9948. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, are in charge of arrangements.
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Kern -- Robert Kern, 65, a resident of Albuquerque, a professor of History at the University of New Mexico, died of cancer on Saturday, April 15, 2000. He had taught at UNM for over thirty years. Kern, born in St. Louis, MO, spent some of his childhood living in Europe with his mother, an operatic singer and music teacher. He graduated with a B.A. from Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, and after a year in law school obtained a M.A. and Ph.D in history from the University of Chicago, where he studied under William Hardy McNeil and Bernardo Blanco Gonzalez. After a postdoctoral scholarship to the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, he taught at the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, before coming to UNM in 1968. While at the university, he served for more than a decade on the Faculty Senate and as chair of the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee, as well as spending eight years as president of the local chapter of the American Association of University Professors. On the national level, he was a founding member and former office-holder of the Society of Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies and of the Southwestern Labor Studies Association. Of Kern's ten books, his dissertation provided the material for two of the earliest, both of which dealt with the problems connected with the modernization of political structures in the Spanish-speaking world. He later created and co-edited The Historical Dictionary of Modern Spanish History and The Regions of Spain: A Historical and Cultural Guide. His study of the Spanish Civil War, Red Years/Black Years: A Political History of the Spanish Anarchists, 1909-1937, was particularly well known. In addition, Kern wrote about New Mexico, and his Labor History of New Mexico was published by the UNM Press. He co-edited with Jane Slaughter one of the first collections to deal with women in radical politics, European Women on the Left. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Kern. Mr. Kern is survived by his sons, Jonathan of Studio City, CA and Joshua and his wife, Katie of Denver; and by his wife of the past eleven years, Susan Brake. Adios Jon, Josh, and Susie, all of whom he loved very much, because he wrote this obit, wanting to write and edit right down to the final moment of life. Cremation has taken place and memorial services to celebrate his life and work will be held on Friday, April 21st, 2:30 p.m., in the Alumni Chapel at the University of New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, Professor Kern requested donation be made to the University of New Mexico Bands, Dept. of Music, University Hill NE, 87131. A musical composition will be commissioned in his memory. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Lewis -- Donald G. Lewis, 69, passed away at home April 14, 2000. He came to New Mexico in 1975 from Racine, Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Joyce; three children, Pam and husband, Robert of Racine, WS, Jeffery and wife, Kathy of Rio Rancho; seven grandchildren, Justin (deceased) of Pocatel, ID, Cari, Heidi and Katy of Racine, WS, Jennifer, Nicole and James of Rio Rancho; one great-granddaughter, Christina of Racine, WS; sister, Sally and husband, Warren of SunCity, AZ; brother, James and wife, Julie of Lake Ridge, VA. David served in Armed Forces during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and the B.P.O.E., Lodge #2500. There will be celebration of David's life Thursday, April 20, 2000, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Elks Lodge, 1530 Barbara Loop, Rio Rancho for family and friends. Cremation arrangements are by Sunrise Society of New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sandia Hospice, 4725 Indian School NE, Suite #100, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
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Lucero -- Richard G. Lucero, 84, passed on into the loving arms of our Lord after a battle with cancer on April 16, 2000. A lifelong resident of Albuquerque, he is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Lumina; daughters, Dora Knee Brandt and husband, Joseph, Sylvia Lucero, Linda Lucero Martinez, Rita Lucero; and son, Joseph Lucero and wife, Joyce, all of Albuquerque. He is also survived nine grandchildren, Steve Knee and wife, Helen, Dan Knee and wife, Sarah, Sandra Knee Novak and husband, Mike, Monica Martinez Carmignani and husband, Tony, Stephanie Lucero Porras, Denice Lucero, John Lucero, Deborah Lucero Maestas and husband, David; 15 great-grandchildren, Peter, Danielle, Nicholas, Amanda, Ciara, Kristiana, Jordan and Collin Knee, Taylor Novak, Tony and Marissa Carmignani, Alexis Porras and Gilbert, Damian and Alyssa Maestas. His brothers who also survive him are Henry, Santiago, and Ross and his wife, Ida Lucero. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virginia and Isidro Lucero; a son, Dick; a sister, Stella; sons-in-law, Pete Knee, Gilbert Lucero and Peter Martinez. A veteran of WWII, he served in the US Navy as a Seabee during 1943-1945. He worked as a glazier and retired in 1978. Richard was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church where he served as an Usher. Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, April 18, 2000, 7:00 p.m., at Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. Cremation has taken place and private services will follow. Memorial Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, 619 Copper Ave. NW, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 19, 2000 with Reverend Richard W. McGowan officiating. A Celebration of Life reception will be held at the Catholic Charismatic Center, 1412 5th Street NW following the Mass. Honorary pallbearers will be John and Jacob Lucero, Stephen and Daniel Knee, Michael Novak, David Maestas and Tony Carmignani. Should friends and family desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Quality Continuum Hospice, 2625 Pennsylvania St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.
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Mcdonald -- E.H. McDonald, Jr., 86, a resident of Albuquerque since 1948, died Friday, April 14, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ruth A. McDonald of Albuquerque; sons, Randall C. McDonald and wife, Meryl of Dallas, TX and Jeffrey D. McDonald of New York, NY; granddaughter, Amanda M. McDonald; brother, Robert D. McDonald of California and Roger K. McDonald and wife, Doris of Michigan; and many friends. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Mr. McDonald retired as Lt. Col. US Army entering the service as a private. He served in Europe during WWII. Services will be held Thursday, 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE with Dr. Paul Debenport officiating. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Ramsey -- Arthur Benjamin Ramsey, 85, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2000. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Lyle Osborne Ramsey; sons, Phillip Ramsey of Palm Beach, FL, David Ramsey and wife, Susan of Lake Jackson, TX, Hal Ramsey and wife, Debbie of Plano, TX, Rev. Benjamin Ramsey and wife, Ann of Gainsville, TX, Jeff Ramsey and wife, Rebecca of Corrales, NM; grandchildren, Douglas, Elizabeth, Allana, and Alexandria Ramsey; step-mother, Mary Fiers Ramsey of Scottsdale, AZ; sister, Marie Maril of Oklahoma City, OK. Mr. Ramsey was born on November 27, 1915 in Oklahoma City, OK to Walter Roy and Anna Virginia Ramsey. Arthur was destined to live a special life. At the age of 13 he began his career as a newsreel cameraman by filming the President of the United States at Yellowstone National Park. During the decade of the 1930's, he filmed all of the events and people of a depression-era Oklahoma. He was an aviator in the late 1920's flying his own Stearman biplane. When WWII started, he joined the production people of Hollywood in a special combat film unit in the Signal Corps. After the war he was President of the Empire State Building. His father, a titan in the oil business, passed away in 1946. Arthur returned to Oklahoma and started an oil business of his own. He moved to Albuquerque in 1969, running his oil business from here until his death. He loved life to the fullest. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held for his friends at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2000 at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Chaplain Lemuel Boyles, officiating. Private interment of the cremains will take place at a later date at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mayo Foundation, 13400 East Shea, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, or to the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Richards -- Donald R. Richards, 68, a resident of Belen for 27 years, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2000 after a short illness. He was born on October 10, 1931 in Omaha, Nebraska. Don retired from the US Airforce after 21 years of distinguished service. He serviced throughout the world, including Vietnam. After receiving an honorable discharge, Don, his wife, Lela, and children moved to Belen where he lived the remainder of his life. Don had many outside interests, which included being an officer and active member of the Moose Lodge #1680, VFW Post 32387, and the American Legion Post 358. Unfortunately, Don was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lela (Liz) after 45 years of marriage; his son, Walter (Dick) Richards in 1994. He is survived by his loving children, Ernest Richards of Gillette, WY, Sheryl Mobbley and her husband, John of Belen, Cindy Hultgren of Albuquerque, and Charles Richards of Los Lunas; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He will be sadly and greatly missed by his many family and friends. Cremation has taken place. No services will be held at Don's request. However, a donation may be made to your favorite charity in Don's name. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.
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