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Davenport -- William (Bill) Porter Davenport, 69, passed away suddenly December 18, 1999, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A private family graveside committal service was followed by a memorial Monday, December 20, 1999, at the First Baptist Church in Socorro, New Mexico. He was born in Danbury, Connecticut and raised in Tucson, Arizona. In 1955, he married Maryon Perry and attended the University of Arizona, graduating in 1960. He worked in industry, among which were Mountain Telephone and Telegraph in Arizona; Safeway stores in Oakland, CA, designing and building their first computer center; and Bank Americard (Visa) in San Francisco, designing and implementing their first national telecommunications system. Bill had an inherent, abiding love of teaching and spent the last twenty years of his professional career as an associate professor of Computer Science at Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Following retirement in 1994, he and his wife settled in New Mexico, first in Albuquerque and then, for the past year, in San Antonio, returning to teaching Computer Science at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro. Bill was a deeply committed Christian, devoted husband and father, and respected and loved by those who knew him for his integrity, forthrightness and joy of life. He is survived by his wife, Maryon of San Antonio, NM; two daughters, Leslie Fuentes and husband, Marty of Albuquerque, Brenda Schaeffer and husband Brian of Deming; a son, William (Bill) Davenport and wife, Joanne of Nova Scotia, Canada; two sisters, Anne Lovekin and husband, William of Albuquerque, Mary Jaksha and husband ,Larry of Socorro; a brother ,John (Jay) and his wife Betsy of Baldwin Park, CA, and nine grandchildren.
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Garcia -- Mrs. Josephine B. Garcia, 54, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away December 28, 1999. Survived by her loved ones Mrs. Garcia is the beloved wife of 26 years to Mr. Robert Garcia. She is also survived by one daughter, Renee Olivas and husband, Mark; and one son, Celso Garcia and girlfriend, Benetta; her mother, Della Maesteas; three sisters, Myrna D. Chavez, Ida Mae Abeyta and husband, Eugene and Mary Lou Salas; one brother, Daniel J. Maestas, all of Denver, CO; grandchildren, RaeAnn, Celso Jr. and Brianna; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Garcia was a member of the Catholic Church. A Rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at San Martin Catholic Church, 8301 Camino San Martin S.W., with visitation after 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. at San Martin Church with final viewing at the church after 8:30 a.m. Father Dan Farris, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Celso Garcia, Tony Chavez, Tony Garcia, Alejandro Hondo Chavez, George Garcia and Eugene Abeyta Jr. Honorary will be Tommy Garcia, Mark Olivas and Billy Abeyta. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Hoover -- Mr. Frank Hoover, 83, of Belen, died Monday, December 27, 1999. He was born April 29, 1916 in Palmyra, Pennsylvania. Frank was on the Board of Directors of Horizon Country Club, a charter member of Belen Elks Club and a member of Rosary International. He was inducted into the Remote-Control Hall of Fame in 1996, because of his pioneer work in the field of electronics Surviving are his wife, Bobbi Hoover, of Belen; a son, C.G. Hoover of Albuquerque; two daughters, Carol Raymond and husband, Frank of Chicago, Illinois, Tobie Arnold and husband, Jim of Mocksville, N.C.; six grandchildren, Frank A. Hoover, Chrissy Cicuto, Carrie Merner, Cristy Arnold, Frank Raymond, Jr., Julie Raymond; and one great-grandson, Nikolas Hoover. A memorial service will be held at St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Belen, at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 29th.
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Jackson -- James"Jim" Jackson, age 47, died Sunday, December 26, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Sherrey Jackson of Albuquerque; daughter, Crystel Jackson; son, Jaramia Jackson of St. Louis; and mother, Mary Frizzell of Belen. James was an actor and had played a variety of parts in films such as Wyatt Earp, Buffalo Girls, and a newly released film called Lockdown. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo, NE.
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Johnson -- Edith Mae Johnson died December 20, 1999 at 91 years of age. She was born May 12, 1908 in Evansville, Indiana and was a resident of Albuquerque since 1944. Surviving her are 2 sons, Mr. Ben B. Johnson of Albuquerque, Mr. Meredith G. (Bud) Johnson of Dallas, TX; and a daughter, Mrs. Albert (Emma) Reed of Wichita, KS; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Park on December 22, 1999.
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Littrell -- Funeral Services for Thomas Littrell will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Anne Catholic Church. Cremation will take place at a later time. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Maestas -- Herman L. Maestas,"The Apple," a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on Monday, December 27, 1999 at the young age of 63. A native New Mexican, born in Corrales and a proud member of the Teamsters Local 492 for 32 years. The Super Slab has come to an end,"Come In." Herman was born July 3, 1936 the son of Trancito and Delfina Pacheco Maestas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Trancito and Delfina Maestas, his parents-in-law, Manuel and Felicita Sisneros, infant son Mark Maestas and infant granddaughter, Angelica Maestas. Herman is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Sisneros Maestas, two sons, Walter Maestas, Kenneth Maestas and his wife Patricia, four grandchildren, Fabian, Mariah, Marcus, and Alyssa Maestas, one great-grandchild, Izabella Maestas. He is also survived by his sisters, Antonia and husband Casimiro Apodaca and Gloria Maestas, brother, Edmundo Maestas, sister-in-law, Della Thornton and husband Wallace and many nieces and nephews, along with many other family and friends. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday evening, December 29, 1999 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 PM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1860 Griegos Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, December 30, 1999 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Rd. in Rio Rancho. Graveside Service will be provided by the Elks Lodge BPOE #461. Pallbearers will be Diego Garcia, Orlando Cordova, Dave Santillanes, George Quintana, Pro Padilla, and Max Cisneros. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gilbert"Russian Spy" Gonzales, Stewart Babcock, Casimiro Apodaca, David Thornton, Ralph Martinez, Chester Chavez, Bobbie Pacheco, Larry"Pot-O-Gold" Sandoval, Kevin Garcia, Sal Fresquez, John Clark, and Eugene Trujillo. We will all honor his memory by remembering his work ethic and zest for life. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.
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Romero -- Mrs. Lucy L. Romero, 77, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on December 28, 1999. Mrs. Romero is the beloved wife of 39 years to Carlos Romero. She is also survived by her children, Raymond Marquez, Elisa Clubb and Rosalie Garcia and husband, Abel Lloyd; step-children, Ernest Romero and wife, Stella, Margaret Chavez and husband, Fred, Irvin Romero and Lenard Romero and wife, Angela; eight grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; her brother, Arturo Lucero; a sister, Emilia Sandoval and husband, Flaviano. Mrs. Romero is preceded in death by her parents, Benino and Lupita Lucero; brothers, Manuel Chavez and Premitivo Lucero. Mrs. Romero was a member of the Catholic Church. Her favorite pastime was going to bingo with her husband, having family gatherings, trips to Laughlin with her family and going out to eat with her husband. A Rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW with visitation after 6:30 p.m. A Communion Service will be held Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW with final viewing at the church after 8:30 a.m. Deacon Enrique Padilla, officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Earl Garcia, Martin Garcia, Phillip Garcia, Paul Garcia, Lenny Romero and special nephew, Arnold Marquez. Honorary will be Ernest Romero, Carla Ortiz, Debbie Salas and Kenny Chavez. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
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Rush -- Myrtle Louise Rush born July 1, 1928 passed away on December 27, 1999, at her home after spending Christmas with her family. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, sister and friend who devoted her life to caring for others. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodney; and her daughter, Michelle. She is survived by her children, Alice and Archie Powder, Dianna and Ron Eaborn, Robert and Annette Rush, Teresa and George Griego; her grandchildren, Kim, Tina, Michelle, Kileen, Constance, Robert, Anthony, Andrew, Rodney, and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Adam, Alexis, Zachary, Jonathon, Joshua, Ryan and soon to be born Angelica. Also survived by beloved sisters, Ahleen Johnson of Jackson, Miss. and Estelle Warland of Barstow, CA. Services will be held at Church of The Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming NE, Friday, December 31, 1999 at 1:30 p.m.
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Sanchez -- Maria Celina Abeyta Sanchez, a resident of Albuquerque, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, died Tuesday, December 28, 1999. She is survived by her children, Theresa of Dallas, TX, Michael, Patrick and Matthew Eric, all of Albuquerque, and their spouses, Robert Smith, Kristina and Patricia; grandchildren, Alexander, Bethany, Melissa and Matthew; siblings, Cordelia Archunde, Issac Abeyta, Loyola Chavez, Martha Abeyta, Joseph Abeyta and Alex Abeyta, and their spouses. Mrs. Sanchez served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a Medical Clerk at Ft. Wingate. She was a catalogue librarian at the University of New Mexico Library, specializing in cataloging Catalan, Portuguese, Spanish and English. Mrs. Sanchez was a world traveler and diplomat's wife, in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Argentina. She was a teacher in the U.S. and abroad. Mrs. Sanchez was a member of Our Lady of Annuciation Catholic Church. She was an active volunteer at St. Bernadette's Library, The Museum of Natural History and Presbyterian Hospital. Rosary will be recited Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, in Blanco, NM, with Cordelia Archunde reciting. Mass will be celebrated Friday, 10:00 a.m., at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, with Father Dan, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Blanco, NM, where she was raised and her parents are buried. Pallbearers will be Michael R. Sanchez, Patrick L. Sanchez, Matthew Eric Sanchez, Greg Archunde, Robert Smith, Joe Abeyta, and Terrance Archunde. In lieu of flowers or cards, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of new Mexico, 216 Truman NE, 87108. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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