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Garcia -- Joe Frank Garcia, 70, a lifelong resident of New Mexico and 40 year resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, December 20, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lorraine M. Garcia of Albuquerque; daughter, Jolene Ann Stelmach and husband, Larry; granddaughter, Mikaela Rose Stelmach; grandsons, Austin Cole Stelmach and Tanner Grant Stelmach, all of Grand Junction, CO; mother, Tana Garcia of Albuquerque; brothers, Jesse Garcia and wife, Anna Mae of Albuquerque, Art Garcia and wife, Joyce of Albuquerque and Louie Garcia of Ozark, AL; sisters, Jennie Casaus and husband, Ernie of Albuquerque and Mary Crespin and husband, Max of Tucumari. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Lauren Marie Stelmach. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Garcia worked for Creamland Dairies for over 35 years. Joe was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and family man. He adored his grandchildren and had a passion for working on various outdoor projects, especially for his family and friends. His caring ways, his guidance, and his generosity will long be remembered. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, December 22, 1999, 5:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Deacon Al McLane reciting. A celebration of Mr. Garcia's life will take place Thursday, December 23, 1999, 9:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Cremation will follow.
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Griego -- Mrs. Cecilia Griego, 59, a resident of Mora, New Mexico, passed away on December 18, 1999. The angels guided her peacefully to heaven on Saturday morning. Mrs. Griego was a loving wife, mom, sister, nana, grandma, aunt and friend. She touched many hearts. She is survived by her loving husband of 39 years, Robert R. Griego; her children, Bobby and Debbie Griego, Kathy and Ernest Prando, James and Christine Griego, Gina Griego, Renee Trado, Nestor and Mary Griego, Joseph and Annette Griego, Roberta Griego; grandchildren, Anthony, Victoria, Robin, Robert, James, Crystal, Deborah, Valerie, Jenais, Ameshia, David, Bobby Jr., Daniel, Greg, Stephanie, Joel, Blanca, Veronica, Junior and Adrian; great-grandchildren, Antonio, Tyler and Angelo; her sister, Mary and Armond Garza. Mrs. Griego was preceded in death by her son, Anthony Griego; and grandson, Eric Gallegos. Cecilia had many other friends and family members. She was known for her silly antics and her loving heart. She will be greatly missed by people everywhere. Cecilia was a member of the Catholic Church. A Rosary will be recited Wednesday evening, 7:00 p.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5310 Clairmont NE, with visitation at the church after 6:30 p.m. Virginia and Mac Campbell, reciting. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, 12:00 noon, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Mildred NW, with final viewing at the church after 11:30 a.m. Father Plans, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Anthony Griego, James Griego, Ralph Lucero, Patrick Barela, Herman Griego and Abbey Griego. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements.
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Hrubienski -- Luciana (Lucy) Hrubienski, 71, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, was called home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, December 21, 1999. Mrs. Hrubienski was born in Cubero, NM to the late Estanislado and Geralda Sanchez; she was a resident of Albuquerque; a parishioner of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, who loved her church very much; Lucy was a loving and caring person to her family and friends, and always visiting and praying for the sick. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Geraldine Coleman; and a grandson, Ray Victor Coleman. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Edward Hrubienski of the family home; her children, Frances Hrubienski, Abie Hrubienski, Patrick Hrubienski and wife, Rose, Steven Hrubienski, Danny Hrubienski, all of Albuquerque, Rick Hrubienski and wife, Ruby of Mesa, AZ, Edward Hrubienski and wife, Christina of Port Orchard, WA; granddaughter, Michelle Hrubienski; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Rose Raimondi and husband, John of Albuquerque, Charlotte Gonzales of Mesa, AZ; two brothers, James Sanchez and wife, Becky of Ignacio, CO and Alfred Sanchez of Mesa, AZ. Lucy will be greatly missed by her loving family and all those who knew and loved her. A Rosary will be recited this evening, 8:30 p.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5310 Claremont Ave. NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 12:00 p.m. also at the church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Casket bearers will be Anthony Gonzales, Alfred Sanchez, Ricky Hrubienski, Randy Hrubienski, Christopher Hrubienski and Johnny Raimondi. Honorary bearers will be Antonio Hrubienski, Clemente Aragon and Tony Aragon. Funeral services are in the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW, 243-5222.
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Hughes -- Walter A. Hughes, 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1946, formerly of Moriarty, NM, passed away suddenly Thursday, December 16, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Crystal Allen Hughes; his son, Stuart Hughes of Denver, CO; his daughter, Margaret Zahm and husband, Kim; and three grandchildren (of whom he was especially proud), Allyson, Adam, and Aaron, all of Albuquerque; his brother, Dr. Lloyd Hughes of Cedar Crest, NM; his brothers, Maurice Hughes and William Hughes; and sisters, Juanita Chappell, Lorine Arms, and Ruth Cook, all of Albuquerque; and many nieces and nephews. Walter was preceded in his death by his parents; his sister, Gertrude Lamb; and his brothers, Leon Hughes and Andrew Jackson Hughes. Walter was born on July 10, 1917 in Portales, NM, the fourth of ten children, to Walter M. and Effie L. Hughes. He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1935, and served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. He retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1973. He was an active member of Central United Methodist Church. He enjoyed many hobbies, including genealogy research, weaving, needlepoint, spending time at their cabin in the Jemez Mountains, and traveling in their motorhome. A memorial service was held on Monday, December 20, at Central United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Martha Singleterry and Dr. Charles Crutchfield officiating. Interment will be in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The Little Sunbeams Child Development Center or the Embroidery Guild, c/o Central United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Association, or the American Heart Association.
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Lopez -- Lewis Lopez, age 83, of Santa Fe, died on Monday, December 20, 1999. He was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Lopez; his brother, Nestor Lopez; and brothers-in-law, Eloy Pacheco and Chris Valdez. Mr. Lopez was born on August 28, 1916 in Maxwell, NM. He was a graduate of Springer High School, NM. On June 27, 1948, he married Kathryn Lopez in Albuquerque. He was employed in various managerial positions at Ford dealerships. He is survived by his beloved wife of over 51 years, Kathryn Lopez of Santa Fe; son, Ralph Lopez of Austin, TX; brothers, Eliseo Lopez and wife, Katherine of Birmingham, AL and Miguel A. Lopez and wife, Lupita of La Mirada, CA; sisters, Martha Pacheco of Pueblo, CO, Mary Valdez of Springer, NM, Theresa Lopez and husband, Eddie of Prescott, AZ; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Visitation will begin on Wednesday, December 22, 6:30 p.m., at San Isidro Catholic Church where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, December 23, 10:30 a.m., at San Isidro Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the St. Vincent Hospital Respiratory Department or your favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, Santa Fe, 984-8600. www.berardinelli-mortuary.com
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Maes -- Jeremiah T. Maes, infant son of Amber Austin and Joseph Maes of Albuquerque, died Monday, December 20, 1999. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Daleen Austin of Albuquerque and maternal grandfather, Keith Austin of Albuquerque; paternal grandmother, Patricia Garcia of Albuquerque; paternal grandfather, David Maes of Mora, NM; maternal great-grandparents, Dale and Marsha Koeppe of Albuquerque; maternal great-grandmother, Betty Austin of Albuquerque; paternal great-grandmother, Mary Garcia of Albuquerque; paternal great-grandfather, Ted Garcia of Ledoux, NM; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends whose lives were enriched by knowing Jeremiah. Services will be held Thursday, December 23, 1999, 3:00 p.m., at Bible Teaching Center, 2518 Eubank Blvd. NE, with Pastor Bonnie Geuss officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Wednesday, December 22, 1999, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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Mccracken -- In loving memory of Juanita F. McCracken, 86, of Albuquerque, who died Friday, December 17, 1999, at home. She was a resident of this city for the past seven years. Mrs. McCracken was born on November 8, 1913 in Tolar, TX and grew up in Tucumcari, NM. She married O.O. McCracken of Commerce, OK in 1937. They lived in St. Louis, MO for 35 years, where she was Chairman of the Volunteers for the St. Louis Visitors Center. He preceded her in death in 1980. Mrs. McCracken was also an active member of the Clovis Hospital Volunteers. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Hanna of Cortland, NY; her son, John and his wife, Karen; two grandchildren, Sean and Kristen McCracken, all of Dallas, TX; brother, L.F. Furlow of Santa Clara, CA; and two sisters, Norma Farrier of Las Vegas, NV and Texanna Harris of Albuquerque. Memorial services were held Tuesday, December 21, 1999, at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, 3100 Morris NE. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Nowlin -- Roy A. (Bud) Nowlin was born in Aurora, NE on September 16, 1916 and passed away December 19, 1999. He retired from the USAF in 1968 as a Senior Master Sgt. after 27 years, while in the Air Force he served during WWII, Korean and Vietnam Wars. After retiring from the Air Force and moving to Albuquerque he worked for JC Penney Automotive and retired from there in 1982. He was a member of the Family Motor Coach Association and enjoyed Motor Homing with all three NM Chapters, The Chaparrals, Smokey Bears and Cuatro Estados. He is survived by his wife, Muriel of 53 years and one son, Gary and wife Joy and one grandson Gary II all of Allentown, PA. He was preceded in death by one son, Doug. Special thanks to the Alzheimer's Unit nurses and staff of Albuquerque Manor for his good care. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, December 23, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. in the Fern Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave SE.
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Ponce -- Albert L. Ponce, 68, a resident of Albuquerque since 1935, died Sunday, December 19, 1999. He is survived by his longtime companion, Gloria Canon of Albuquerque; daughters, Pat Dudley of Albuquerque, Cecilia Nolan and husband, Mark of Latrobe, PA; sons, Philip M. Ponce of Everett, WA, and Roderick M. Ponce of Wichita, KS; grandchildren, Christopher Dudley, Tanya Dudley, Jessica Ponce, and Andrea Ponce, all of Albuquerque and Matthew Nolan and Tara Nolan both of Latrobe, PA; sisters, Phyllis Esquivel and husband, Raymond of Topeka, KS, Sophia Santino of New York, NY, Pilar Gonzales and husband, Lawrence of Downingtown, PA, Margaret Roybal and husband, Don of Denver, CO; and brother, Alexander Ponce of Topeka, KS. Memorial Rosary will be recited Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. at St. Therese Little Flower Church, 3400 4th St NW, with Fr. John Plans, S.F. reciting. Memorial Mass will be celebrated, Thursday, 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Little Flower Church, with Fr. John Plans, S.F., Celebrant. Committal will take place 1:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of NM, 216 Truman NE, 87108. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE
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Putman -- Sallie Pearl Putman, 94, a resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, December 20, 1999, after a short illness. She is survived by her son, Forrest Putman of Albuquerque; grandson, Christopher Southard of Hawaii; and sister, Bessie Duncan of Clarksville, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest. Pearl was born in Clarksville, GA on November 12, 1905. She moved with her husband to Litchfield Park, AZ in 1931 as a part of the Goodyear Test Fleet. Pearl worked at the Litchfield Aircraft Plant and later at Motorola in Scottsdale, AZ. She was extremely proud of the many thousands of volunteer hours spent at Maryvale Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. In 1985, Pearl moved to Albuquerque to be near her son. She will be missed by her many loving friends. Services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Gary Fichtner, Charles Mosher, Garret Fichtner, Paul Sjodal, Christopher Southard, Bill Wixted and Kent Miller. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Albuquerque, 3333 Truman NE 87110 or to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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