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Kettles -- Richard A. Kettles, born in Dell, Arkansas, December 2, 1920, one of nine children, died in Albuquerque, January 4, 2000, having resided in Albuquerque since his discharge from the Army in 1948. A World War II Veteran, his military record included being involved in loading the first atom bomb into the Enola Gay, and he will be honored for his service to his country at the World War II Memorial, which is scheduled to open in June of 2000. He was a professional truck driver for over 35 years, amassing an outstanding driving record of over 16 million safe driving miles, accident free, without so much as a traffic citation. He is survived by his wife of over 56 years, Margaret Taylor Kettles, also one of nine children; his four children, Richey Kettles and wife, Linda, Linda Kettles Brown and husband, Charles, Judy Kettles Yearly and husband, Don, and Tom Kettles and wife, Ida; 12 grandchildren, Richey, Debbie, Susie, Jessica, Cheyenne, Bill, Callie and husband, Bill, Travis, Donny, Laura and husband, Mike, Pam and fiance, J.D., Tommy and fiance, Michelle; ten great-grandchildren; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and many friends. He was a devoted family man who worked hard all his life so that his family never had to want for anything. He was greatly loved by all his family and friends, and will be sorely missed by all. His body will lie in state 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, in the Chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors. Interment with Military Honor provided by the American Legion Post 13 will follow at 12:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be Charles Brown, Bill Galloska, Don Yearly, Mike O'Toole, Francis Johnson, and J.D. Moss. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, are in charge of arrangements.
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Lewis -- Elfi Lewis, 73, of Grants, NM, went to be with the Lord on January 3, 2000. She was a resident of Grants since 1964, where she arrived with her six children from Germany. She was brought here and is survived by her sister, Christa Garcia and husband, Dr. Arthur Garcia of Albuquerque; seven sisters and one brother in Germany. She accomplished many things in her life, but her greatest pride and joy was her family. She will be greatly missed by her children, Karin Vallo and husband, Henry of Bernalillo, Tina Ford and husband, Arnold of Grants, Birgit Chacon of Farmington, Klaus Sthalhut of Bluewater, NM, Connie Walter of Santa Fe, Andrea Lovato and husband, Pat of Santa Fe and Mike Lewis and wife, Heidi of Santa Fe; 14 grandchildren, Daniel, Scotty, Heidi, Jeremy, Julie, Beverly, Marc, Leslie, Lorelee, Holly, Emily, Jody, Bradley and Spencer; 15 great-grandchildren, Anthony, James, Jimmy, Johnny, Annmarie, Tyler, Ryan, Amanda, Christina, Mathew, Joshua, Andrew, Mariah, Savanah and Megan. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2000 at First Baptist Church, 224 Mountain Road, in Grants. Cremation has taken place. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd., Albuquerque, NM, is in charge of arrangements.
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Lucero -- Luis A. Lucero, 83, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past five years, coming to Rio Rancho from Los Alamos, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2000. Luis was born November 9, 1916, the son of Abel E. and Ursula Garcia Lucero in Los Luceros, New Mexico. He had been an Explosive Specialist with the Los Alamos National Laboratories before retiring. Luis served in the US Army during WWII as a paratrooper. He was a member of the American Legion Post 90 and the VFW. Luis was married to Margaret Ulibarri on March 23, 1944 at the St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret Lucero of Rio Rancho; four children, Theresa A. Lucero of Albuquerque, Patricia L. Ytuarte and husband, Edward of Santa Fe, L. Anthony Lucero and wife, Janell of Los Osos, CA, Marcel U. Lucero and wife, Eleanor of Rio Rancho; three sisters, Ursula Ortiz and husband, Candido, Delia Sedillo and husband, Johnny, Alice Gomez and husband, Frank; two brothers, Fred Lucero and wife, Emily and Claude Lucero and wife, Virginia; eight grandchildren, Paul Ytuarte, Kenneth Ytuarte, Bryan Ytuarte, Gabriel Lucero, Nicolas Lucero, Emily Lucero, Marcel Lucero Jr., and Stewart Lucero; one great-grandson, Alex Ytuarte. The visitation will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2000, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd., at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 7, 2000, 12:30 p.m., at St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe with the Rev. Jerome Martinez y Alire as the celebrant. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.
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Massie -- Helen D. Massie, Age 91, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, January 1, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Edmond S. Massie Jr., 94; daughter, Melinda Montgomery; two grandchildren, Jennifer Brown and Jeffrey Dillmore; five great-grandchildren, Joshua and Blake Brown, Noel and Heidi Dillmore and Chance Perez, all of Albuquerque. Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 7, 2:00 p.m., at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 9500 Constitution NE.
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Mellon -- Hugh"Sunday" Mellon, 59, a talented impressionistic artist, passed away January 2, 2000 in Phoenix from a long illness. He is survived by his daughter, Mary Mellon of Las Vegas, NV; four sisters, Diane Drake, Denise Collins, all from Las Vegas, NV, Sarah Mellon of Ventura, CA, Joan McClure, ID; and eight nieces and nephews. His creativity, imagination and great artistic talent will be greatly missed. Contributions: Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85104, or St. Joseph's Hospital, 350 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013.
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Mercado -- Isabel Mercado, 56, beloved and devoted mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, was called home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, January 4, 2000. Mrs. Mercado was a resident of Santa Ana, CA and was employed with Eaton Corporation for 33 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ramiro V. and Rita G. Rodriguez. Mrs. Mercado is survived by her loving daughter, Rita Mercado-Zambrano and son-in-law, Michael A. of Albuquerque; her granddaughter, Maya Isabel Zambrano; one brother, Ramiro G. Rodriguez and wife, Victoria of Schertz, TX; two sisters, Celia Cantu and Soledad Alejandre, both of Santa Ana, CA. Also surviving are seven nieces; six nephews; and 28 grandnieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her loving family. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated this afternoon, 4:00 p.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. Funeral services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW, 243-5222.
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Metzgar -- In Memory of Kenneth Metzgar on the occasion of his 49th birthday in the year 2000. What a party that would have been. Now he and Guy who joined him one year ago this week will party on in paradise. The pain has eased the longing never will. Hug your brother(s) today.
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Montoya -- Funeral services for Mr. Jacobo Montoya will be held on Friday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church, where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. by Fr. Joe Vigil. Visitation for Mr. Montoya will be held on Friday morning starting at 8:00 a.m. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Swanson -- Dr. Robert A."Bob" Swanson died on Tuesday, January 4, 2000. He was 80 years old. He is survived by his wife, Addie Hill Swanson; and his son, Paul, his wife, Kathy, and grandchildren, Matthew and Mark Swanson of Albuquerque; and his sister, Ava Solberg and husband, Darwin of Bismarck, North Dakota. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Margaret Ann Thompson Swanson. He was born on December 19, 1919 in Mandan, North Dakota. After graduation from Mandan High School he served in the US Navy aboard the SS Polaris during World War II. He earned a B.S. degree from North Dakota State University in Fargo, a Master's from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado in Educational Psychology and Guidance. He held Guidance Counselor Certificate number 2 in New Mexico. He served as the Director of Guidance in Santa Fe and Farmington schools before moving to the State Department of Education in 1964. There he served as the Director of Guidance and Special Education and Director of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. He retired in 1982 as the Deputy State Superintendent of Education in New Mexico. He was a Mason, a member of the Santa Fe Rotary Club, and an active member of St. John's United Methodist Church and the Woh Tani class, where he was the teacher for many years. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the St. John's United Methodist Church Memorial Fund. Memorial services will be held at the St. John's United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, on Friday, January 7 at 11:00 a.m.
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Talley -- Jim Talley was born July 29, 1937 in Carrizozo, New Mexico. He attended schools in the Hondo Valley, graduating from Hondo High School in 1956. Jim attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico as a music major before becoming a popular radio personality with KGFL and KKAT in Roswell, New Mexico during the 1960's. He later completed his BS Degree in Psychology while working as a Vocational Rehabilitation Trainer and Counselor with New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Upon retirement from New Mexico DVR in 1993, Jim moved to Austin, Texas, where he worked for Texas Rehabilitation Commission up to the time of his death. Jim loved all music and was accomplished trumpet player, playing professionally during his college years. He was a baseball and car racing fan, and he loved to tinker with all kinds of electronics. Jim was well respected and known as a champion of the underdog. He dedicated his life to helping give a leg-up to persons with disabilities and other people who were less fortunate. He was a great role model for persons with disabilities, advocating for civil rights and working to ensure access to technology needed to help the disabled lead productive lives. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends, and those whose lives he touched. Jim is survived by his two daughters, Christine L. Talley of Taos and Alicia C. Talley of Albuquerque; a sister, Pat Frisbie and her husband, Dick of Austin, TX; step-mother, Dorothy Talley of Alamogordo; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home in Austin on Wednesday, January 5. Jim will be buried on Saturday, January 8, 2000 at 12:00 noon in Tinnie, New Mexico, where he grew up. Arrangements in New Mexico will be handled by LaGrone Funeral Home in Roswell, (505), 623-2323. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78705, (512) 452-8811.
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