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Vigil -- Phillip Martin Vigil, age 11, of Milan, NM, passed away Sunday afternoon at Cibola General Hospital. Phillip was born September 7, 1987 in Albuquerque. Phillip is survived by his mother and step-father, Elizabeth and Joe Sambrano of Milan; his father, Marty Vigil and his girlfriend, Nea of Cuba, NM; one brother, Carlos Vigil of Milan; one sister, Shianne Sambrano of Milan; his paternal grandparents, Camilo and Alice Vigil of Cuba; his maternal grandparents, Richard and Theresa Hofheins of Albuquerque; his great-grandfather, Virginio Sandoval of Cuba; his great-grandmother, Josephine Vigil of Cuba; and his great-grandmother, Betty Wood of Albuquerque. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be a Rosary at Immaculate conception Catholic Church in Cuba on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will be Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Grants Mortuary Chapel. Rosary will be Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at St. Teresa Catholic Church. The Funeral Mass will be Friday, 10:00 a.m., at St. Teresa Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Grants Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Keith Suazo, Noah Quintana, Steven Herrera, Dominic Herrera, Andrew Hofheins, Chris Hofheins, Derrick Baca and Terry Armstrong. Honorary pallbearers will be friends from Cuba, all his friends from Grants, his little league baseball and basketball teams, Dustin, Lamar, Matthew Garcia and Christopher Hofheins. Grants Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
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Vinzant -- Linda Marie Vinzant, age 51, was born in Albuquerque on January 17, 1948. She went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, August 8, 1999 after her courageous battle with cancer. She gave the gift of grace and kindness to everyone near her during her life and illness. She is survived by her husband, Ronald Vinzant; and by her son, David Byroad. She is also survived by her father and step-mother, Forrest Glenn and Wanda Frazier; her sister and brother-in-law, Gloria and Bob Vanderslice; her brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Ina Frazier; and sister, Deborah Frazier; also six nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Rae Boatman, who passed away October 24, 1993. Linda will be greatly missed by her family, friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ, where she attended church at Rio Rancho Calvary Chapel, but we who know Christ sorrow not as those who have no hope. First Thessalonians 4:13 as we will all be reunited eternally. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 12, 10:00 a.m., at Rio Rancho Calvary Chapel, 138-A Frontage Rd., Rio Rancho, off of 5-28, two blocks south of Northern. Burial following memorial at Vista Verde Memorial, 4310 Sara Rd., in Rio Rancho. 
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Allen -- Rosemary Allen, 75, a resident of Albuquerque since 1994, formerly a resident of Kailua, Hawaii, died Saturday, August 7, 1999. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Charles H. Allen of the family home; daughters, Mary R. Simpson and husband, Richard of Palmdale, CA, Karen L. Christiansen and husband, Chris of Honolulu, HI, and Sue M. Allen of Bosque Farms, NM; son, Carl T. Allen and wife, Neomi of Bosque Farms; grandchildren, Jennifer, Misty, Cacey, Maegan, Catherine, Kaleolani, Ashley and Carlene; great-grandchildren, Nohea and Jeremiah; sisters, Betty Ullmyer of Cave Creek, AZ and Margaret Beeson of Jacksonville, FL. She married in Rockford, IL. Her family and her faith were most important to her. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church where she was an office volunteer. She was also a member of St. John Vianney's Catholic Church in Kailua, HI. She was also a trained volunteer with St. Francis Hospice, Honolulu, HI. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, 7121 Wyoming NE. Memorial Mass will be Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel NE, with Fr. Antonio Mondragon, Celebrant. Ennichement will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association-NM Affiliate, 6301 Forest Hills Dr. NE 87109. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming NE.
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Apodaca -- Telesfor Apodaca, 84, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, August 7, 1999. He was born on April 14, 1915 in Valencia, NM to Dometilio and Josefina Apodaca; he served his country in the United States Army during World War II as a Military Police Officer; Telesfor worked as a custodian for many years at Sandia Base and the Albuquerque Public Libraries; he was a devoted member of the Roman Catholic Church, he had a great love for Our Virgin de Guadalupe; he enjoyed all animals, especially his horses, he also liked gardening and dancing. Telesfor was a wonderful father, grandfather, and Godfather. He will be missed deeply by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Fedelina Olguin Apodaca; his parents; brothers, Ramon and Joe Apodaca; sisters, Maria Chavez, Emma Perea, Faustina Griego and Rosa Griego. He is survived by his loving daughter, Maria Rafaelita Valdez and husband, Brigido of Albuquerque; one granddaughter, Annette Hernandez and husband, Hector"Jorge"; two grandsons, Jesus and Leonel Valdez; two great-granddaughters, April M. and Angel M. Apodaca, all of Albuquerque. Also surviving are one sister, Edwina Gomez of Albuquerque; and a host of friends. Visitations will be held today, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the chapel of Garcia Mortuary, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., at the Church of the Most Holy Rosary, 5525 Fortuna Rd. NW. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Jesus J. Valdez, Leonel Valdez, Brigido Valdez, Jozette Ortiz, Juan de La Cruz and Regelio Escovedo. Military Honors will be accorded by the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter III. Funeral services are in the care and direction of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW, 243-5222.
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Ashcraft -- Rosalee E. Ashcraft, 68, a resident of Albuquerque since 1961, passed away Sunday, August 8, 1999. She is survived by her daughters, Brenda L. Crow and Anita D. Gentry and husband, Bill, all of Albuquerque, Dina Y. Cilke and husband, Tom of Highlands Ranch, CO, and Bernadette A. Ashcraft of Albuquerque; son, Robert C. Ashcraft of Albuquerque; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Nettie Richardson of Greenwood, AR; brothers, Lee Campbell and wife, Evelyn of Alamogordo, NM and Tolbert Campbell and wife, Lela of Fresno, CA; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 12, 1999, 3:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Rev. Gerald White officiating.
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Cox -- Juanita Cox, 79, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947 and longtime member of Highland Baptist Church, passed away on August 7, 1999 at home. Juanita was born on November 2, 1999 in Coschata, Louisiana to Samual and Hazel Norrid. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Cox, who passed away in January of this year. Juanita is survived by two sons, Robert D. Cox and wife, Greta of Albuquerque and Glynn L. Cox and wife, Patricia of Hurst, TX; four grandchildren, Sheryl King and husband, James, David Cox and fiancee, Tammi, Richard Cox and wife, Amy, and Deann Ragland and husband, Bryon; and a great-grandchild, Robbie Ragland. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 10, 1999, 10:00 a.m., at Highland Baptist Church, 417 Palomas Drive SE 87108. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Children's Home, c/o Highland Baptist Church at the above address. Arrangements with: Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 265-5959
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Crouch -- Erlene Crouch, 83, passed away August 6, 1999. She was a resident of Rio Rancho for the past three years, moving here from Chicago, IL. Erlene was born on October 26, 1915 in Texas to Lucius and Erma Walker Thorne. Before retirement, Erlene was employed by the Harvey School District in Illinois as a teacher. Her passion was children, music, and traveling. She was a very devoted daughter and sister. She was an alumni of Delta Sigma Theta. Erlene was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Crouch after 44 years of marriage. She is survived by her mother, Erma Thorne of Rio Rancho; two brothers, Lawrence L. Thorne and wife, Katherine of Detroit, Emmett M. Thorne Sr. and his wife, Helga; and one sister, Agnes M. Robinson, both of Rio Rancho; niece, Larisa Lowe of Matteson, IL; nephews, Maurice Thorne of Chicago, Lawrence L. Thorne Jr. of Texas, and Steven C. Thorne of Riverside, CA; several grandnieces and grandnephews; a Godchild, Harriet Eiland of Chicago; and many special friends. Visitation will be held today, 11:00 a.m., at the chapel of Rio Rancho Funeral Home with Funeral services to be held at 12:00 noon, also in the chapel, with Reverend Charlie Walker officiating. Burial will take place in Chicago. In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make donations to the American Heart Association. Rio Rancho Funeral Home, 2400 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho, NM, 505-891-9192.
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Davis -- Zean Davis, 61, a resident of Albuquerque since 1977, died Friday, August 6, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine M. Davis of the family home; daughter, Jennifer Shilko and husband, Cameron; son, Martin Davis; daughter, Lynn Henderson and husband, Grady, all of Albuquerque; two grandchildren, Cameron Shilko Jr. and Lauryn Shilko; mother, Olena (Peggy) Davis White of Chetek, WI; brother, Boyd Davis and wife, Judy of Forsyth, MT; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, 2:00 p.m., at Messiah Lutheran Church, 11515 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Pastor Russell Lee officiating. Private interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Dawe -- Russell T. (Tom) Dawe left his family and friends to be with the Lord on August 7, 1999. Tom Dawe was born on June 21, 1926 in Gallup, New Mexico to Russell C. and Mable E. Dawe. In 1934 the family moved to Albuquerque. He graduated Albuquerque High School in 1944 the same year he married his highschool sweetheart, Mary Jo Moran. They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on August 2. Tom served in the Army Air Corps Cadet Program during World War II. Following his military service Tom studied at Spartan School of Aeronautics from which he graduated in 1946. From 1946 until 1949, he taught aviation at Highlands University in Las Vegas, until he went to work for Carco Air Service as a pilot and mechanic in Albuquerque. He continued pursuing his passion for aviation when he was hired as a pilot with United Airlines in 1953. During his 33 year career with United, he flew every plane in the company's fleet, from the DC-3 to the 747. As a pilot, he represented all of the United Air Line pilots as Chairman of the Master Executive Council for the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). Following his service with the pilots' union, Tom moved into management, where he was named Chief Pilot for New York and then later for United's flight operations at O'Hare International Airport, United's largest operation as well as the busiest airport in the world. At that time of his retirement from United in 1986, he was a 747 Captain for United in Chicago. In retirement, Tom continued with his love of aviation by restoring vintage aircraft at his home on Mid Valley Airpark in Los Lunas. He was also a member of the Quiet Birdmen (QBs) and the Los Lunas Escadrille, which met weekly in his hangar at Mid Valley Airpark. At the time of his death, Tom held the oldest Air Frame and Engine (A & E) Mechanics' certificate in New Mexico, having obtained it in 1946. In addition to his wife of 55 years, Mary Jo, Tom is survived by his mother, Rev. Mable E. Dawe, Pastor of Faith Chapel; his son, Tom and his wife, Melinda Dawe of Albuquerque; a daughter, Mitzi and her husband, Rick Hobson of Corrales; and son, Kevin (KC) Dawe and Kathy Allen Dawe of New Jersey. In addition, Tom is survived by four grandchildren, Ian Tyler, Kevin and Jacob Dawe. His faithful companion, Gus, his Boston Terrier is also at the family home. Pallbearers will be his sons, Tom and K.C.; son-in-law, Rick Hobson; grandsons, Ian and Tyler Dawe; and nephew, Richard Booth. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Tom's beloved Los Lunas Escadrille. In addition, two grandsons, Kevin and Jacob Dawe. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Presbyterian Lifeline, c/o Presbyterian Foundation, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, 87125-6666. Services will be held Wednesday, August 11, 1999, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Rev. Mable E. Dawe and Rev. Tom Salmon officiating. Interment will take place at 1:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Tuesday, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Donegon -- Phyllis Jean Donegon was born August 23, 1924 in Davenport, IA to Martin L. and Meta Doehler. She passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 7, 1999. Phyllis graduated from Davenport High School in 1942. She was a lifetime member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and she enjoyed using her time and talents to benefit her church. She was the church organist at Christ Lutheran Church in Albuquerque for 20 years and most recently served as the organist at Faith in Christ Lutheran Church in Albuquerque. She enjoyed learning and she was proficient in using computers for 24 years. She was a member of ADOWGA for many years and she held offices in this organization for four years. In addition to golfing, Phyllis enjoyed bowling, sewing, knitting, and crocheting. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She made time for her family, her church, and her many friends. She is survived by her husband, Dallas G. Donegon; and children, Gwynne E. Clear and husband, Bruce, C.J. (CT) Thurow and wife, Nancy of Louisville, KY, Pamela K. McPherson and husband, Gary of Las Cruces, Cheryl J. Guyer and husband, Paul, Glen Thurow and wife, Jean, Martha (Marty) Donegon, Ann Donegon Joiner, and Wendy Rodriguez. Along with her husband and children, 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren will greatly miss her. In the words of one of her grandchildren, she was the glue that held us together. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Wednesday, August 11, 1999, 2:00 p.m., at Faith in Christ Lutheran Church, 1750 Faith Ct. NE, with Pastor Roger Wohletz officiating. Her request was for memorials to be made to Faith in Christ Lutheran Church, 1750 Faith Court NE 87112, or to New Mexico Boys & Girls Ranch, 6209 Hendrix NE 87110.
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