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Rael -- Tieyerra Rael, 12, a lifetime resident of the Grants/Milan area, passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 1999, after a lengthy illness. She enjoyed listening to music, cheerleading, going to church, and spending quality time with family and friends. Tieyerra was preceded in death by her grandfather, Nick Garcia; her aunt, Kathy Holm; her uncle, Tommy Rael; and her cousin, Joseph Lopez. She is survived by her mother, Nanette Holm and step-father, Jaime Tigges of Albuquerque; her father, Johnny (Michael) Rael; her half-sister, Ruby Rael; her grandparents, Nancy Lankard and Julio Sisneros of Milan, Ermenia Chavez of Santa Fe, Mr. and Mrs. Juan Rael of Milan; her God parents, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Rael of Milan; her aunts, Nikki Holm, Diane Sanchez; and many more special relatives, uncles, aunts, cousins, friends and neighbors. A Christian service and viewing was held Friday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m., and a Memorial service took place on July 17, 1999, 10:00 a.m., at the Temple of Peace Church, followed by Burial at Grants Memorial Park. Pallbearers were Michael Cardigan, Loren Antonio, Jose Rael, Jesus Rael, Alicia Rael and Christina Pereda. Honorary pallbearers were Moses Marquez, Joe Romero, Johnny Romero, Nicole Rael, Michelle Sanchez, Monique Griego and Renee Rael. Direct services, in Albuquerque, was in charge of the arrangements. On behalf of Tieyerra Rael, Nancy Lankard, Nanette Holm and their family would like to thank everyone for their prayers and contributions.
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Sanchez -- Savina (Sally) Sanchez went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 18, 1999. Sally was born July 5, 1911, the daughter of Sinforoza and Federico Lovato Padilla in Raton, New Mexico. She had worked hard all her life in places such as the Bruns Military Hospital during WWII and St. Vincents Hospital, and several nursing homes. In her later years, she was a proud Foster Grandparent in the Albuquerque Public Schools and at UNMH. She was a devoted mother and Christian who loved the Lord dearly. Sally was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Lazaro Martinez and her second husband, Jose Sanchez; her beloved son, Thomas Robert Martinez; brothers, Elmo J. Lovato and Tony Lovato and his wife, Lonicia; sisters, Rebecca (Dide) Martinez and Mary Lucrecia Brazelli; also two sons-in-law, Juan Dominguez and Rev. Frank Archuleta Sr. She is survived by her daughters, Beatrice Dominguez, Rev. Connie Archuleta, Rebecca Lippke and husband, Mike; son, Lazaro (Pispo) Martinez and wife, Grace; and daughter-in-law, Maria Leoneda Martinez; 16 grandchildren, Robert John Montoya and wife, Michelle, Angie Martinez and husband, Rick, Sam Montoya and wife, Theresa, Rose and Johanna Dominguez, Maria Elena Martinez Grisham and husband, Brian, Debra Janet (DJ) Martinez, Annette Martinez, Michael Allen and David Lippke, Christina Hansen and husband, Jeff, Vivian Archuleta Rodriguez, Rev. Frank Archuleta Jr. and wife, Esther, Tomas Archuleta and wife, Lea, Johnny Martinez and wife, Amy, Ronnie Martinez and wife, Sandra. She is also survived by 30 great-grandchildren, Roberta Montoya Shaw and husband, Bobby, Jasmine and Jessica Montoya, Cindy Gallegos and husband, Dean, Denise Corriz, Monica, Samantha, Samone and Juanito Montoya, Daniel Salas and Sally Dominguez, (her name sake), Aaron, Shane, and Brandon Grisham, Elizabeth and Emiliana Krista, Elycia Martinez-Davis, Maghan, Heather, Jeffery and Ema Hanson, Connie and husband, Jonathan Jimenez, Stefanie, Frankie the third, Emily, Brandon, Tomas Jr., and Jonathan Archuleta, Dominic and Matthew Martinez; three great-great-grandchildren, Bobbi Meriah Shaw, Victoria Montoya, and Jonathan Jimenez Jr.; and two sisters, Odella Lovato and Rosie Sullivan; and her beloved sister-in-law, Maclovia Lovato. Further survivors include many special friends and relatives. A special nephew, Tony (Pancho) Lovato and wife, Alice, who helped her with many of her needs in later years. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 21, 1999, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. in the chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd., at Meadowlark Ln, Rio Rancho. The service will be on Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. at the Aposento Alto Praise Chapel, 2501 Alamogordo NW, Albuquerque, with Rev. Ruben Guajardo, Rev. Ruben Guajardo Jr., and Rev. Frank Archuleta Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Vista Verde Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Daniel Salas, David Lippke, Johnny Martinez, Michael Lippke, Sammy Montoya, Tomas Archuleta, Robert Montoya, and Dean Gallegos. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Martinez, Rev. Frank Archuleta and Jonathan Jimenez. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, 892-9920.
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Sanchez -- Steven Sanchez passed away on July 1, 1999. His pallbearers were his brothers, Andrew and Joey Sanchez; his brothers-in-law, Ray and Mike Sanchez; Steven's dear friend, Yanda Griego; and Steven's son-in-law, Ryan Sotelo. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, was in charge of funeral service arrangements.
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Sanchez-Chavez -- Sanchez- In Loving Memory of STEPHANIE SANCHEZ-CHAVEZ 7-20-64 to 12-25-98Happy Birthday, Mom! We love you and miss you every day that goes by. We wish you were here to be with us on what would be your 35th birthday. You are in our hearts always and forever. Love, Rhiannon, Raquel, Ronnie & StephenSTEPHANIE LYNNE SANCHEZ-CHAVEZ "STEVIE"Happy Birthday to my gypsy girl. I pray you have found peace and are in a safe place away from hurt. I can't believe I'll never see you walking down the street with your hair flying behind you in your proud and arrogant manner. I think of the good times, the bad, the laughter, the tears and the joy you shared with your beautiful children. You gave them a good start in life with your love and your nuturing spirit. You were a wonderful mom and friend to them. You gave them so much in a very short time. They will always cherish the many wonderful times your shared. I wish I could tell you I Love You and how proud I was of you. I have experienced feelings I never knew existed in dealing with my grief over the loss of you. My first born and only girl. I pray for strength for myself, your children and everyone feeling the pain of losing you. I will keep my promise to you and the people who so brutally took you from us will be caught and justice will prevail. Sleep in peace my beautiful girl and we will all meet again someday.Love, Mom
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Sandlin -- Edgar Alvin Sandlin, a resident of White Rock, NM, died early Sunday morning, July 18, 1999. He was born to Ira and Francis Sandlin on April 29, 1933 in Modena, Missouri. He was a graduate of the original Albuquerque High School in 1951. Ed served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Gilmore, and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion. As a construction engineer for the United States Government, he retired from Los Alamos National Laboratories after 23 years of service. Ed's loved ones and friends knew well of his love for Harley Davidson Motorcycles. He would take long rides on his Harley and often attended rallies. Ed had an affinity for collecting and crafting all types of frogs. He could frequently be found in his front yard eating ice cream with the neighborhood kids and displaying his frog collection. Ed will be dearly missed and always remembered by those whose lives he touched. His parents preceded him in death. He is survived by his beloved wife, Theresa; their daughter, Debbie; and"dawg" Harley; his other children, Carole Sullivan and husband, Danny, Daniel Sandlin and wife, Julie, Shirley Sandlin-Tucker and husband, Tom, Melodee Bero and husband, Dan; his aunt, Lottie Callen from Missouri, and aunt, Pricia Paulkovich of Maryland, aunt, Bea Tallent from Virginia, Aunt Esther Vaughn from California; his six grandchildren are Kristopher Phillip, and Kenneth Bero, Sara Lashea Sullivan, Ian and Eric Sandlin. His is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will begin on Tuesday, July 20, 5:00 p.m., at Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel, where a Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 21, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, Santa Fe, 984-8600. www.berardinelli-mortuary.com
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Spurgeon -- Helen Annette Spurgeon, 80, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1987, passed away on Saturday, July 17, 1999. Helen was born January 3, 1919, the daughter of Floyd and Estella Oyler Steele in Mansfield, Ohio. Helen is survived by her husband, James C. Spurgeon of Rio Rancho; children, Judy Smith of Burbank, CA and Dr. Gerald Lesniak of Billingham, WA; grandchildren, Terri McLaughlin and George Smith; one great-granddaughter, Jessica McLaughlin; step-children, Thomas E. Spurgeon and wife, Darlene of Dublin, OH, Nancy Whitman and husband, Thomas of Doylestown, OH, James (Bill) Spurgeon and wife, Judy of San Marcos, CA, and Marilyn J. Wilder and husband, Walter of Kettering, OH; two sisters, Jane Murray of Fresno, CA and Kathryn Kepler and husband, Bob of Fountain Hills, AZ. Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and a devoted homemaker. There will be a visitation today, Tuesday, July 20, 1999, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd., at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho, with the service being held on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Richard Freeman officiating. Entombment will follow in the Floral Garden Mausoleum in Vista Verde Memorial Park. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary.
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Trujillo -- Donicio (Don) Trujillo was called home by the Lord on July 18, 1999. Mr. Trujillo was born in Cabezon, NM on February 16, 1936 to Leonard Trujillo and Isidora Gonzales. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Ignacio Trujillo and Fermine Trujillo. He is survived by one son, Don Trujillo Jr. and family of Farmington, NM; one daughter, Abbey Pate and family of Wyoming; seven grandchildren; step-mother, Simona Trujillo; three brothers, Lee Trujillo, Gilbert Trujillo, Joe Trujillo; 12 sisters, Irene Santestevan, Virginia Macias, Josie Almanza, Sophie Martinez, Ignacia Saiz, Mary Ross, Priscilla Sena, Isabel Romero, Gloria Rubalcaba, Betty Molina, Emily Zapata, Alfie Montoya; and many nephews and nieces whom were very close and loved him alot. Visitations will be held at the chapel of Alameda Mortuary, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., today. A Rosary will be recited this evening, 7:00 p.m., at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 21 at 1:00 p.m. also at the church. Interment to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cesar Saenz, Donnie Parret, Johnnie Martinez, Randy Martinez, Steve Jaramillo, and Mark Jaramillo. Honorary will be Leandro Saiz Jr., Jr., Martinez, Ignacio Trujillo. Services entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th St. NW, Gary F. Santillanes, C.F.S.P.
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Waddles -- Jesse Owen Waddles, Jr., age 49, and a native resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 1999. Mr. Waddles was born June 30, 1950. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Waddles; four children, Kevin and Sheldon Waddles, both of Albuquerque, Tina and Keva Waddles, both of Memphis, TN; his mother, Mrs. Novella Waddles of Denver, CO; his father, Mr. Jessie Waddles, Sr. and wife, Sarah of Albuquerque; three sisters, Gloria Hunn-Perry and husband, Larry, Diana Waddles and Cheryl Waddles, all of Denver, CO; two brothers, James Waddles and wife, LaJana of Colorado Springs, CO and Donald Ray Waddles of Denver, CO; his grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Oliver of Albuquerque; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Tina B. French; eight grandchildren; and many relatives and friends. Visitations will be held Tuesday, July 20, 1999, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in the chapel of Sandia Funeral Care with a special presentation between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 21, 1999, 1:00 p.m., at Mount Olive Baptist Church, 2401 University Blvd. NE, with Stephen Billingslea officiating. Pallbearers will be with the help of the Albuquerque Fire Dept. Honorary pallbearers will be Johari Meadons, James Posey, Tommy French, Van Overton, Johnny Rice and George Fisher. Funeral arrangements are with Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE 87109.
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Ward -- Sandra Kay Ward was born on May 23, 1945 to Carl and Rose Mary Chester. She went home to Glory on July 14, 1999. Sandra was preceded in death by her father, Carl E. Chester; paternal grandmother, Lottie Ross; and maternal grandmother, Lu Bertha Peters. She is survived by her sons, Ronell Brown and wife, Annette and Kenneth Ward and family, all of Albuquerque; mother, Rose Mary Chester of Albuquerque; brother, Thomas E. Chester of Maryland; sisters, Carol Mayberry of Albuquerque, Lois Richardson of Texas and Montrosie Stallard of Albuquerque; brother, Floyd Woodson of Maryland; ten grandchildren of Albuquerque; and numerous other family and friends who loved and will miss her. memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at Gods Way Community Center, 1701 Walter SE, with Bishop John Hill presiding. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, 343-8008.
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Yannacci -- JACOB R. YANNACCI19 July 1975 to 1 October 1995Happy Birthday, Jacob!You will always be Remembered not forgotten-by us.You are in our thoughts and prayers.With Love from: aunt Paula, uncle Salomon and as always-especially your grandmother Polly 
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