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Fickas -- Rufus Fickas, 69, passed away February 3, 1999. He enjoyed dancing and was a member of the Solo Club. He was preceded in death by his wife, Adelia Fickas. He is survived by children, Taryn and Chad Fickus, Tamra Oillinger, Terice LaPatra; grandchildren, Cassady, Chad Jr., Natasha, Garrett; sisters, Lynette Wilson and Laverne Raising. He was beloved and will be missed by all. His remains will be interred at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Services, 2919 4th NW, 343-8008.
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Gagné -- Conrad Norman Charles Gagné was born January 11, 1912 in St. Jean sur Richelieu, Quebec, Canada. He died at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico on January 29, 1999. Conrad's parents were Francis Joseph Gagné and Jennie Roy Gagné. His mother's family founded Roy, New Mexico. An older brother, Leroy Gagné, died in childhood. Ruth Cayton Gagné, his wife of fifty four years, died in 1994. A younger brother, Roland J. Gagné and his wife, Stasia of Nashua, New Hampshire survive. Also surviving are his daughter, Nancy S. Gagné and his son, Norman L. Gagné and his wife, Jane, all of Albuquerque, and grandsons, Andrew Darren Gagné and his wife, Alyssa Tomoff of Seattle, Washington, and Matthew Norman Gagné of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Conrad came to the United States at the age of nine. He spoke only French. His formal education ended in the ninth grade. As a young teenager, he worked as a cabin boy on a ferry boat on Lake George in upstate New York. At the age of seventeen, he began work as an office boy for Aetna Casualty & Surety Company in Hartford, Connecticut and retired forty-three years later as Controller of the Denver Regional Office of Aetna. Conrad and Ruth raised their children in Westminster, Colorado. In the 1950's he served on the Westminster City Council and as acting Mayor. He served in other community activities there, including working with the volunteer sheriff's patrol and the rescue unit. He was a longtime Mason and was Master of Westminster Lodge #176 AF&AM. Conrad was a veteran of World War II. He served in the U.S. Army Finance Corps in England before the Normandy invasion and in France afterward. Following his retirement, Conrad and Ruth lived in Ft. Myers, Florida and Hendersonville, North Carolina before settling in Albuquerque to be with their children and grandsons. In Albuquerque, Conrad proudly served as a volunteer at Presbyterian Hospital, working at the Information Desk with his friends and especially with his regular partner and best friend, Max Smith. During the last six months, Conrad lived at The Grand Court, a retirement apartment. He had many fine friends there. In accordance with his wishes, Conrad has been cremated. His remains will join Ruth's in a private family gathering. An informal celebration and remembrance of Conrad's life will be held February 6, 1999, 3:00 p.m., at The Grand Court, 300 Valencia, S.E. Friends of Conrad are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember him are encouraged to make contributions to the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, Volunteer Services, P.O. Box 2666, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87125-6666 or to a charity of choice in Conrad's memory. Conrad lived a long and full life. His gentle, kindly and cheerful manner touched all who knew him. Toward the end, he expressed contentment with his life. In his final days Conrad was embraced by his family and comforted by his caring physicians, Michael Donnellan, M.D. and Kathleen Blake, M.D. We were blessed to know and love him and to learn from him. We are grateful for his constant example of humor and wit, intelligence and wisdom, calmness and serenity, grace and charm, and kindness and caring.
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Gilbert -- Dr. Jules Gilbert, age 93, a resident of Albuquerque for 36 years, passed away on February 3, 1999. He is survived by two daughters, Samette Gilbert of Las Cruces, Gayanne Fried of San Jose, CA; one son, Mark Gilbert and wife, Gretchen of El Paso, TX; sisters, Pearl and Lillian of Los Angeles, CA; five grandchildren, Keri Fitch, Lene Fried, Lisa Gilbert, Adam Fried and Stephanie Walls. He is preceded in death by his wife, Rhoda in 1990. He was a member of Congregation B'Nai Israel. Dr. Gilbert was in private practice for 32 years in Mount Rainier, Maryland. Upon moving to Albuquerque in 1963, he worked for the Federal Government, Bureau of Indian Affairs. He subsequently became assistant Director of Public Health for Bernalillo County. He served on the Inaugural Committee for President John F. Kennedy, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite. He received his medical degree from St. Louis University Medical School in 1932. He served his country as a Captain during WWII. A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, February 5, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. with Rabbi Isaac Celnik and Cantor Josh Perlman officiating. Memorial Contributions may be made to Congregation B'Nai Israel Memorial Fund, 4401 Indian School Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave SE, in charge of arrangements.
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Griego -- A Rosary for Manuel Griego will be recited this evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary, on the corner of 8th and Stover. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the Vegita Cemetery, in Vegita, NM. Services are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave., S.W.
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Hernandez -- Reynaldo F. Hernandez May 2, 1932-February 5, 1980 In Loving Memory
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Holley -- Bessie Katherine Holley, a resident of Albuquerque, born May 17, 1908, died Tuesday, February 2, 1999. Beloved mother to many in spirit, she is survived by her children, Louise Edith McLaughlin, R.C. Holley Jr. and Donald L. Holley; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Joanna West and Lilly Wadley; and brother, Milton Baldwin. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Claude Holley in 1980; and daughter, Geraldine Wolfe. Services will be held Saturday, February 6, 1999, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Robert Wolf, Brian Shipley, Donald Holley, Bessie Stearns, and Shawn Holley. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Jackson -- Jim Sol Jackson, 50, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, January 31, 1999. He is survived by his family, sons, Sol Jackson and wife, Kim of Denver, CO and Eli Jackson of Dover, DE; daughter, Allie Jackson of Greensboro, NC; brothers, Pat Jackson of Amarillo, TX and Joe Jackson of Amarillo, TX; sisters, Jeanine Hibbert of Nucla, CO and Anne Pryde of Sheridan, WY; and several loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Jackson was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army. He was then an Air Traffic Controller for the A.R.T.C.C. for the past 28 years. Services will be held Friday, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Mr. Jackson was a loving father, good friend and an avid outdoorsman. He will be truly missed by all. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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James -- Glenn A. James died January 28, 1999 at the Veteran's Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born July 5, 1899 in Morrison, Illinois. He is survived by two daughters, Anna Richardson of St. Charles, IL and Lucille Few of Albuquerque; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Monday, February 8, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. at the Veterans Hospital Chapel.
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Jaramillo -- Deborah Jaramillo, 35, passed away February 3, 1999. She was preceded in death by father, Joe Jaramillo; brothers, Gary and Dino Jaramillo. She is survived by mother, Bessie Jaramillo; sister, Mary Lou Montoya and husband, Leroy; brother, Ruben Jaramillo and wife, Tammy; niece, Leslie Tafoya; nephews, Daniel Montoya, Leroy Montoya Jr., Robert Jaramillo, Joshua Jaramillo; three grandnieces, Ashley Tafoya, Alexis Tafoya, Monique Montoya; Godmothers, Trini Carillo, Betty Martinez; numerous aunts, uncles, family and friends who loved and will miss her. Services will be held at St. Anne's Catholic Church with Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 7th, Mass at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, with Burial to follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Leroy Montoya Sr., Daniel Montoya, Robert Giron, Benny Giron, Bobby Giron, and Cecilia Giron. Honorary pallbearers: Florian Giron, Johnny Tafoya, Leroy Montoya Jr., Robert Jaramillo, and Joshua Jaramillo. Burial arrangements by Direct Services, 4501 4th NW, 343-8008.
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Jones -- Quentin Jones, 79, a resident of Belen and formerly of Los Alamos, passed away on February 3, 1999 in an Albuquerque hospital after a long illness. He was the oldest son of Jesse B. and Neva (Phillips) Jones. Quentin was raised in Fort Worth, TX, where he resided until entering the United States Calvary in 1940. He served in World War II in the Pacific Theater. Quentin was honorably discharged in 1945. He resided in Los Alamos from 1949 until 1986, where he was employed by the Atomic Energy Commission and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Quentin spent his final years of retirement in Belen. Quentin was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Ava Nell in 1985. He is survived by his three children, Thomas Q. Jones and his wife, Betty of Horseshoe Bend, TX, J. Blair Jones and his wife, Jeanne; daughter, Sherry W. Jones and Keith Yeske of Los Alamos. He is also survived by his five loving grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; brothers, J. Benard Jones of Seymour, TX, H.T. Jones of West Columbia, TX; and sister, Birla M. Clynch of Waco, TX. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 6, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. at Urban Park in Los Alamos, NM. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.
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