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Benavidez -- The family of Patrick Scott Benavidez wishes to express our deepest gratitude to our neighbors, friends, and co-workers for all of your loving expressions of condolences in the recent loss of our beloved son, husband, brother, nephew and grandson. Your support has been a source of strength and comfort to all of us. Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE.
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Braveman -- Rosalie Carol Braveman, 85, a resident of Albuquerque since 1952, died Friday, January 28, 2000. She is survived by her husband, Morris M. Braveman; nephew, Terry Natarus; nieces, Roberta Natarus and Denise Waites and husband, Leonard; and five grandnieces and nephews. Rosalie was a Captain in the U.S. Army, W.A.C. She worked as a dietician during WWII. She was a member of Congregation Albert and Hadassah. Gravesides services will be at Fairview Cemetery, Congregation Albert, 700 Yale SE, Tuesday, February 1, 2000 at 1:00 p.m. with Rabbi Joseph Black officiating. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Congregation Albert. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana NE 87110. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming NE.
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Burks -- James T. Burks, 92, a resident of Albuquerque for the past 15 years, passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2000. James was born June 7, 1907, the son of Walter and Lula Bell Jernigan Burks in Decherd, Tennessee. He had been a self-employed cattle buyer/seller for many years before retiring. James had been a member of the Buckners Masonic Lodge in Dallas, TX, he was a Past Worthiful Masters. He is survived by one daughter, Jacqueline Fendley and husband, Walter of Albuquerque; one sister, Naomi Luty of Arlington, TX; two grandchildren, Ronald J. Fendley Sr. and wife, Laura of Garland, TX and Sid Fendley and wife, Janet Norden of Edgewood; three great-grandchildren, Ronald J., Melissa, Alisa; two great-great-grandchildren, Marcus and Kirsten. The Visitation will be Tuesday, February 1, 2000, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with the service at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd., at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho, with Rev Richard Imprescia officiating, assisted by Mr. Burks niece, Tanya Sulak. Entombment will follow in Vista Verde Memorial Park. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary.
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Carian -- Peter Lawrence Carian, 36 years old, beloved son, husband and father, passed away in Okinawa, Japan on January 26, 2000. Peter was a 1981 graduate of Del Norte High School and served with the U.S. Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife, Arlene; their children, Frederick, Adrienne and Jacob; and granddaughter, Daisy Monique. He is also survived by his parents, Jacob and Judith Carian of Albuquerque; his special sister, Amanda Wright and husband, Chuck Wright and their daughter, Mary Rose of Ft. Collins, CO; as well as brothers and sisters, Elizabeth Lucero, Heidi Cohenour, Armand Carian, Jacqueline Chappel, Michael Carian, Samuel Carian, Gregory Carian, Christopher Carian, and Andrew Carian, and their spouses, children and grandchildren. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral Services are planned for Tuesday, February 1, 2000, 7:00 p.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 5301 Ponderosa NE, Albuquerque, with Rev. Dr. Frank Yates officiating. Interment will be Wednesday, February 2, 2000, 11:00 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for the family. Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE 265-5959
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Chavez -- The family of Mr. Tranquilino Chavez wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during their recent loss. Services entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th St. NW, Gary F. Santillanes C.F.S.P.
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Clark -- Emma Marie Landaiche Clark. On Friday, January 28, 2000, our beloved mother and friend claimed the promise of eternal life and rests now in that place prepared for her by her lifelong companion and friend, her Way, Truth and Life, Jesus Christ. She is survived locally by her son; daughter, Mary Aynn Shoemate and husband, Ebb; granddaughter, Jamie Clark; grandson, Land Clark and wife, Lyla; great-grandchildren, Galland Clark, Taylor Clark and Michael Clark. Other survivors include her dear nephew, A.P. Landaiche and wife, Patti Anne of Baton Rouge, LA; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Her unconditionally love and generosity created an extended family of sons, daughters, brothers and sisters throughout the world. Born near Reserve, LA, January 17, 1907, she became a resident of Albuquerque in 1945. She retired from the Budget Department at Kirtland AFB in 1972 after 28 years as a Civil Service employee. Following the death of her husband, Jim Clark in 1974, she became active with St. Joseph Prayer Center and ministered as a Christian Counselor for many years. An accomplished pianist in her youth, and always a strong supporter of the arts, she was the first treasurer of the reorganized Albuquerque Civic Light Opera Association in 1968. Rosary services at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE on Monday, 7:00 p.m., will be led by members of St. Joseph Prayer Center. A Mass celebrating Emma's joyful union with her Lord will be said Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1818 Coal Pl. SE, with Father James Wheeler S.J., Celebrant. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Serving as pallbearers will be Land Clark, Galland Clark, Peter Frenzel, Dan Mueller, Bo Baca and Joe Shoemate. Because everyone who knew Emma is aware of her love of flowers, the family welcomes and appreciates floral remembrances or contributions to a charity of personal choice. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Counterman -- Frances Lee Counterman, 90, a resident of Rio Rancho, went to be with the Lord on January 26, 2000. She was born in 1909 in Middletown, Kansas. Frances married Roy Counterman in Fredonia, Kansas in 1934, and lived in Independence, KS until moving to Salida, CO in 1956. Her husband, Roy, preceded her in death in 1960. In Salida, Frances worked at Salida Hospital and was very active in St. Joseph's Catholic Parish and participated in several ecumenical groups. Following three years living near relatives in Fredonia, Frances moved to Rio Rancho in 1994 and soon became involved in St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Frances will be greatly missed by her two daughters, Betty Drobnick and her husband, Will of Rio Rancho and Patti Wright and her husband, Jim of Hutchinson, KS. Frances took pride in her four granddaughters and their families, Deborah and Neil Farnholtz, and sons, Jordan and Jaxson of Rio Rancho, Rebecca and David Baker, and daughters, Antonia and Jessen of Craig, CO, Nathania and Jim Hinkle, and son, Tyler of Pensacola, FL, and Sarah and Brian Lewis of Denver, CO. Frances was also a caring step-grandmother of John, Karen, Kevin, Michelle and Kenneth Wright. Glendoria Brindle and Glossie Short of Fredonia, KS are her surviving sisters. The visitation will take place today, Sunday, January 30, 2000, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with the Rosary being prayed and memories shared at 7:30 p.m. in the chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd., at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church on Monday, January 31, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. Frances will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband in Salida, CO on Thursday following a Memorial Mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Throughout her life, Frances was a prayer warrior and a caring minister to the poor and those in need. Memorial contributions can be made to Food for the Poor, 550 Southwest 12th Ave., #4, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho, NM.
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Eastwood -- Robert E."Bob" Eastwood, 73, of Ft. Sumner, NM, was born October 1, 1926 in Tolar, NM to the home of Herman G."Pug" and Gladys (Williams) Eastwood. He was reared at Tolar and attended schools in Taiban and Fort Sumner where he graduated in 1944. He later attended Eastern New Mexico University. He married Nora Shoemaker on June 12, 1945 in Fort Sumner. Bob served in the U.S. Army fro 1944 to 1946. His tour of duty took him to the Philippines, and north Japan. Following his discharge, Bob and his brother, Johnny Eastwood, formed Eastwood Construction Company at Taiban, NM, where they operated a gravel pit that was worked by his father and grandfather. Bob and Nora owned and operated Gambles Hardware store in Fort Sumner for many years. He retired from the business in 1983, but continued to operate his backhoe and dump truck business with his son, Johnny. Bob was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Fort Sumner. He served three terms on the Fort Sumner Village Council. Bob served ten years on the Board of Eastern New Mexico Natural Gas Company and was a longtime board member of the Fort Sumner Cemetery Association. Bob was honored as Grand Marshal of the Old Fort Days Parade in 1999. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Dallas Park in Fort Sumner. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Billy Eastwood; a sister, Kathleen Eastwood; and his wife, Nora Mae Eastwood, who died August 25, 1996. Survivors include a daughter, Janet Eastwood of Tucumcari, NM; a son, Johnny Eastwood of Fort Sumner; four grandchildren, Nicki Balzano, Katie Eastwood, Megan Eastwood and Kevin Balzano; and a brother, Johnny Eastwood of Clovis. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 1, 2000 from the First United Methodist Church in Fort Sumner with Rev. Monty Leavell officiating. Burial will follow in the Eastwood family plot in Fort Sumner Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday and Monday, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner. The family prefers memorials to the Fort Sumner Cemetery Association, or the De Baca County Veterans Memorial, c/o Village of Fort Sumner, P.O. Box 180, Fort Sumner, NM 88119. All arrangements entrusted to Chavez Funeral Home in Fort Sumner, (505) 355-2311.
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Enns -- Karl C. Enns, 94, born in Inman, Kansas on October 9, 1905 to Dick and Millicent Enns, died Wednesday, January 26, 2000. Mr. Enns moved to Albuquerque in 1950. He is survived by his wife, Nettie Darrah whom he married on June 20, 1930; his son, Jack D. Enns and wife, Katherine of Albuquerque; daughter, Janet E. Alexander and husband, Dick of Holbrook, AZ; six grandchildren, Karl David Enns, Beth Enns, Joyce Selfridge, all of Albuquerque, Ted Alexander of Phoenix, Douglas Alexander of Tempe, AZ and Scott Alexander of Phoenix, AZ; and five great-grandchildren, Johannah Alexander of Tempe, AZ, Charlotte Selfridge, Naomi Selfridge, Julie Selfridge and Dustin Enns, all of Albuquerque. Mr. Enns was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Margaret Klassen and Luty Lee White. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. Karl was a salesman. Mr. Enns worked at Chief Pontiac, and Quality Pontiac and was also a broker in the real estate business, until he retired in 1969. He loved sports and participated in them in the Inman schools and at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. Mr. Enns was an avid Lobo fan for 50 years. Cremation has taken place and a family memorial service will be held at a later date. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Sandia Hospice, 4775 Indian School Rd. NE, Suite 310, 87110 or to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Fischer -- Stella Fischer passed away Friday, January 28, 2000, after a brief illness. She was born in Albuquerque to the late Vincent and Theresa Camino. Bud Fischer, her husband of 38 years; brothers, Ralph and Al Cimino; sister, Tina Caponera; and son-in-law, Charles D. Cameron preceded her in death. Daughters, Virginia Cameron, Theresa Kortum and son-in-law, Marvin Kortum; brothers, Vincent Cimino and his wife, Martha, Gerald Cimino and his wife, Erla; brother-in-law, Richard Caponera; grandchildren, Bruce, Char, Kathy and Chuck Cameron; her beloved great-granddaughter, Chelsea Cameron; as well as many loving nieces and nephews survive her. Services will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 31, 2000 and celebration of Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2000. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Cremation arrangements were provided by Sunrise Society, 891-8200.
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