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Runyan -- NORMA RUNYAN September 23, 1905 - February 7, 2000 Private family committal services for Norma Runyan, 94, of Natchez, who died Monday, February 7, 2000, in Ferriday, LA, will be held at Redman Cemetery in DeQueen, Arkansas. Miss Runyan was born September 23, 1905 in Amity, the daughter of Vertal Cuedallas and Bertie Lee Parrish Runyan. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Masters degree from Columbia University in New York City, she was known as an authority in Indian education. She began her career with the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a teacher in Tuba City, AZ. She was appointed an education specialist and advisor for the instructional programs in the Bureau schools for Navajo students. In the mid-1950s, Miss Runyan's work in curriculum development and teaching methodology was a major influence in all of the education programs carried out by the Bureau. When she retired after 30 years of service with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, she remained involved with her specialty as a guest instructor at university workshops. After retirement, Miss Runyan moved to DeQueen, Arkansas and then Albuquerque from 1978 to 1995, prior to settling in Natchez to be with her family. Survivors include a sister, Frances R. Tumminello of Natchez; a brother, Cue Runyan Jr. of Cabot, AR; two sisters-in-law, Pauline Runyan of Shreveport, LA and Nancy Runyan of Kansas City, MO; and a number of nieces and nephews.
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Sanchez -- The family of Mr. Henry Sanchez Sr. wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind and sympathetic during their recent loss. Your kindness will always be remembered. Funeral Services were in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. S.W.
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Sharp -- Eula Mae Sharp, 87, died January 29, 2000, in Olive Branch, MS. Mrs. Sharp was a resident of Albuquerque from 1949 to 1967. She was a retired nurse, having worked for VA Hospital here in Albuquerque. Mrs. Sharp served a term as president of the New Mexico State Nurses Association and was on a national committee on nursing standards. She was a longtime member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband of over 65 years, Nesby Sharp; by a daughter, Ellen Staleup and her husband, Gordon; son, Wayne Sharp and his wife, Mary; and by three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Brantley Funeral Home in Olive Branch, MS. Memorial donations may be made to Ponderosa Christian Camp, 12300 Indian School Rd. NE 87112.
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Smith -- Rosie D. Smith, 83 years, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2000. She is survived by two sons, Frank Love and wife, Judy of Albuquerque, Jim Love and wife, Sue of Portales; step-daughter, Linda Elmendorf of Dakota City, NE; two grandchildren, Scott Love and wife, Jennifer and Lori Craig and husband, Wayne, all of Amarillo, TX; two great-grandchildren, Jordan and Devon Craig. She was born in Gould, OK on September 4, 1916 and traveled to the Estancia Valley in a covered wagon in 1918. She lived in Moriarty and Estancia for many years. No services are planned. Cremation arrangements are by Sunrise Society of New Mexico.
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Spence -- Don Spence, 51, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, February 11, 2000. He is survived by his daughter, Renee Martinez and husband, Earl; grandmother, Maybelle Kilmer, all of Albuquerque; sisters, Barbara Dyvig and husband, Bob of Mission Viego, CA and Bonnie Austin and husband, Merrill of Plymouth, MT; brothers, Philip Spence and wife, Darlene of Fairview, OH and Danny Spence of Hamilton, OH; best friend, Nancy J. Moseley of Albuquerque; and many other friends who will miss him. Services will be held Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE with Rick Donaho officiating. Private disposition will take place. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center, Attn: Rosalee Montoya-Reed, 900 Camino del Salud NE, 87131-5636. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Sullivan -- Funeral services were held for Charles S. Sullivan on Friday, February 11 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with military honors. Father Edmund Ross officiated. Survivors are wife, Martha; daughter, Christal L. Kodak and husband, Robert of Saratoga, CA; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
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Tenorio -- The family of Mrs. Francisquita Tenorio would like to thank all their relatives and friends for the kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement. To Fr. Cimino, Dea Viareal and Fr. Bayer, San Ignacio Church, Celebrant of the Funeral Mass, to Mr. Tommy Bachicha for reciting the Rosary and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements.
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Tixier -- Cheryl Yvonne Tixier, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died February 10, 2000. She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer B. Tixier and by a brother; and is survived by her mother, Maria Tixier; three sons, Bryon Rael and wife, Jennifer of Louisville, KY, Israel Rael and Christopher Rael, both of Albuquerque; two sisters, Wannell Donnelli and husband, Joseph of Elko, NV and Maria Bernal and husband, Isaac of Albuquerque; and three grandchildren, Victoria, Cristina and Ryan. A Memorial Service celebrating her life, will be held at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Road NE at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2000. The family wishes to express their appreciation and thanks to the staff of Albuquerque Manor. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the A.L.S. Foundation, 4906 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque, 87109. Arrangements by Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE.
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Turney -- Katherine Turney, age 83, a resident of New Mexico since 1979, died February 9, 2000. She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Wade C. Turney, September 30, 1992; daughter, Sandra Lynn Turney of Bosque Farms; sister-in-law, Valda Turney of Addison, PA; brother-in-law, Roy W. Turney and wife, Patricia of Beaver Falls, PA; Jack R. Turney of Oakland, MD. She belonged to Goddard Wives Club of Goddard Space Flight Center, MD, Newcomers Club, Four Hills Welcome Wagon and Spanish Club and Book Club. She was the best mother I could have asked for. She loved to cook and her favorite thing was fruit. She loved the theater, Opera and learning about new cultures. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date, and time and place will be announced by Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, in charge of arrangements.
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Abreu -- Conrado Abreu passed on Thursday morning with his family at his side, at the age of 91. He was born in Mora, NM in 1908 to Emelia and Anectio Abreu. He came to Albuquerque when he was five years old, where he settled and married the late Concha Romero Abreu for 66 years. He retired after 50 years of service with Springer Transfer Company, where he was known to be the best truck driver that ever worked for Springer. He is preceded in death by his wife, Concha; son, Lawrence; daughter, Isabella Maria Abreu; and brother, Pablo Barrera. He lives in loving memory with his daughter, Emily and husband, Albert; grandchildren, Concepcion, Michael, Katherine, Lorenzo and wife, Tisha, Vincent Leon, Albert Ray and wife, Charlotte Teupell, Barbara and Al Saiz, John, Alfred and wife, Edwina, Conrad and wife, Annette, Carmella and husband, Gabriel and also, Julian Abreu. Conrado's great-grandchildren include, Albert, Isabella and Veronica Ortega, Alex and Sheldon Finley, Stephen and Michelle Teupell, Armelina, Lorenzo, Andrea, Jonathan and Ashley Teupell, Adam, Elisha Teupell and Conselo Martinez, Janelle, Brittany and Alfred Jr. Abreu, Andreas, Angelicia and Adrianna Abreu, Gabriella and Kayla Benavidez. The great-great-grandchild, Sabrina Teupell will miss him deeply. Mr. Abreu was father to Pete Romero and wife, Clorinda and children, Pete Jr., Natalie, Johnny Ray, Marie and Clarence. A special cousin, David Chavez will live forever with his memory. He will be missed and thought of every day by all. He has one surviving brother, Ramon and wife and family; sisters-in-law, Julia Benavidez and Pefania Barrera. He is also survived by newly discovered Abreu cousins from Las Vegas, NM. The family wishes to thank Vista Care Hospice for their excellent service, especially his nurse, Kathy Corcoran, with special thanks to Lorraine Goss. He will be thought of every day and missed immensely. Funeral Services for Mr. Abreu will be held on Monday at the San Ignacio Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fred Teupell, Gabriel Benavidez, Albert Ortega, Lorenzo Teupell, Alfred Abreu Jr., David Chavez, Eddie Abreu Jr. and Fernando Waseta. Honorary pallbearers will be all his great-grandchildren. A Rosary for Mr. Abreu will be recited on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 3:00 p.m. at San Ignacio Church. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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