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Tafoya -- Tomas S. Tafoya, age 80, born in Abo Viejo on September 22, 1918, left his family to meet the Lord on April 22, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Irene Tafoya; four daughters, Dolores Tafoya, Gloria Zamora and husband, Michael, Diana Gonzales and husband, Joseph, and Edwina Tafoya and husband, Mario Giraudo; three sons, Tony Tafoya and wife, Debby, Mark Tafoya and wife, Jean, Joseph Tafoya and wife, Yvonne Aranda; 12 grandchildren, Amanda, Ramona, Lillian, Michelle, Andrew, Christina, Renee, Melinda, Desiree, Jared, Antonio, and Zoey; four great-grandchildren, Vincent Blue, Amadeus and Lucas. Also surviving are three sisters, Beatrice Tafoya, Corina Baca and Sophie Trujillo; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Tafoya was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Patrocina Tafoya; brothers, Antonio, Manuel and wife, Maria, Federico; and sister, Lillie. Tomas lived in Corrales for 44 years, where he and Irene raised their seven children. During this time he farmed his land and was Corrales Mayordomo de la Acequias for 18 years. He served his country during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Post 69 and the Corrales Chapter of the V.F.W. Tomas was an active participant at the Corrales Senior Center and a devout member of the San Ysidro Catholic Church. Friends may visit today at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary. A Rosary will be recited tonight at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday morning, 10:00 a.m., at San Ysidro Catholic Church in Corrales. Interment to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Andrew Tafoya, Alan Baca, Fidel Valdez, Ponce DeLeon, Martin Sisneros, Ramon Maestas. Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Sanchez, David Valdez, and Lonny Valdez. Services entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th St. NW, Norbert R. Baldonado Jr., F.S.I.
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Taylor -- Magie R. Taylor, born November 10, 1906 in Mississippi, passed away April 22, 1999. She is survived by her daughters, Edna Beach and Silvia White; son, Frank Taylor; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Wyoming at Paseo del Norte, at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 1999. Temple Baptist Church will be conducting the services. Arrangements by Direct Services, 2919 4th St. NW, 343-8008.
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Trujillo -- Donna Trujillo died Thursday in Albuquerque at age 17. She was a senior at Highland High School and a member of Y.D.I. She is survived by her sister, Monica Trujillo; her grandmothers Sally Trujillo and Julia Sanchez; two uncles, Manuel Aguilar and Frank Orosco; aunt, Dalphene Minear; foster parents, Mom and Dad Sherwood; and many cousins. A Rosary will be recited for Ms. Trujillo, Monday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m. at the Salazar and Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 27, at the Victory Outreach Church at Bridge and Five Points Road, time to be announced. Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Salazar & Sons Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
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Uurtamo -- Beatrice I. Uurtamo, 81, a resident of Albuquerque since 1955, died Thursday, April 8, 1999. She is survived by her son, Stephen J. Uurtamo of Amherst, NH; daughter, Cassandra I. Uurtamo of Albuquerque; grandsons, Stephen J. Uurtamo of Tucson, AZ, Devin T. Uurtamo of Phoenix, AZ; granddaughters, Kristin L. Uurtamo of Phoenix, AZ, Sara E. Uurtamo of Amherst, NH; and sister, Frances Mohr of Topton, PA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Major Stephen T. Uurtamo, who served with the 45th Division during WWII and the 2nd Division in the Korean War. Beatrice was a graduate of Allentown, PA public schools, attended Moravian College for Women, and graduated from Jefferson Medical College and School of Anesthesia. She served with the Army Nurse Corp during WWII. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Services will be held, Saturday, May 1, 10:30 a.m., at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, My Shepherd Niche, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Martin's Hospitality Center, 1115 3rd NW, 87102. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Ward -- In Loving Memory ofLARRY WARDJanuary 20, 1941 - April 25, 1998Just a little message sent especially for you above With hugs, kisses and tons of love. Since the day you left one year ago today My life was changed in a dramatic way. Each day is so hard to go through. Not one moment passes by without a thought of you. No one will ever take your place Your cowboy hat, smile and warm embrace. Hand in hand, heart to heart, We were joined in love that will not part. I looked up to you because you were someone I could believe in, And who I could depend upon in a world I haven't always understood. I am grateful for all you have given me, for all you taught me And for the strength I'll always have because of you. I love you, miss you, and cherish you. Elizabeth Adair has her daddy with her and I have my two special Angels watching over me.Love Eternally,Jennifer .DMP
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Blasi -- In Loving Memory of MARCUS A. BLASI Sept. 18, 1961 - April 24, 1995It's been four years since God called you home. We miss you so much. We were so blessed to have had you in our lives. We enjoyed being part of you and took pleasure in your accomplishments. You were a gift of joy. We remember you with love. Every time we see a rainbow in the sky, we remember your precious smile and how you used to smile with your eyes. We remember God's promise that one day believers will gather around His rainbow-circled throne (Rev 4:1-3). You will always be in our reach because you are always within our hearts. We look forward to that day when we will be gloriously reunited with God and you, our son, in everlasting life. Love, Mom & Dad
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Caskey -- Jan Zachary Caskey, 37, a resident of Albuquerque for 25 years, died Tuesday, April 20, 1999. He is survived by his wife of nine years, Terry L. Caskey of Albuquerque; sons, Lee James Bossard-Caskey and Chase Conner Caskey; parents, Avak and Ruth Akgulian of Albuquerque; aunts, Sylvia Kaloustian and husband, Kirk of Newton, MA and Esther Goureghian of Clinton, MA; mother-in-law, Jo Alvino of Albuquerque; sisters-in-law, Jynn Ehler and husband, Norm of Albuquerque and Giovanna Alvino and Tonino; nephew, Antonio Alvino, all of Columbia, SC; cousins, Carla Portelli and husband, Charles of Somerville, MA, Kirk Kaloustian and Lee Kaloustian, both of Newton, MA, and Alec Portelli of Somerville, MA. Mr. Caskey was preceded in death by his grandparents, Zakar and Mary Goureghian who were a very important part of his life. He was President of the Armenian Cultural Association and a Deacon of the Armenian Church of Albuquerque. Mr. Caskey was a member of the Downtown Action Team. He consistently inspired and helped the Transitional Living Community Program. Mr. Caskey was also involved with the Make a Wish Foundation and various other charities. He coached the Taylor Ranch Timberwolves Soccer Team and YMCA Basketball Cougars. Mr. Caskey was a successful Commercial and Residential Real Estate Broker with RECA Better Homes and Garden with his partner in life and in work, Terry Caskey. Prior to being a Realtor, Mr. Caskey enjoyed a successful career in the auto sales industry. Services will be held Friday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Services will be held Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at St. Mark's on the Mesa, 431 Richmond Pl. NE, with Father Samuel Agoyian officiating. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Lee James Bossard-Caskey, Chase Conner Caskey, Kirk Kaloustian, Bernard Pages, Scott Fitzgerald, Davez Wakeman, Norm Ehler, Anthony J. Ayala and Brian Saal. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Transitional Living Community or Winr, P.O. Box 1396, 87103. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Chavez -- Soloman P. Chavez, 80, a resident of Albuquerque for 75 years, died Thursday, April 22, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lillie Chavez; children, Solomon Chavez III and wife, Eve of Colorado Springs, CO, Charlene Gonzales and husband, Robert of Taos, Gina Chavez, Steve Chavez and wife, Gina, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Monica and husband, Kirk, Greg, Marcos, Joseph, Miguel and Lisa; great-grandchildren, Rheana and Ryne; sisters, Olivia Martin, Rachel Chavez and Priscilla Griego and husband, Bill of California; sisters-in-law, Tillie Pacheco and Gertrude Costales; brother-in-law, Prospero Jaramillo; and many loving nieces and nephews. Solomon retired in 1983 after serving as President of Stryco Sales, Inc. He had previously worked for ICX, NM Health Department and Bond and Wiest. Mr. Chavez was a life member of Masonic Temple Lodge #6 A.F. & A.M.; Scottish Rite Temple; a former member of El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church; and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He was an avid golfer, belonged to the Senior Golf Association for several years, and played golf in the Senior Olympics. Memorial services will be held Monday, 11:00 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 3715 Silver SE, with Rev. Jim Massey officiating. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 3715 Silver SE, 87108. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Dahlkoetter -- Harry W. Dahlkoetter, 94, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1965 died Wednesday, April 21, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Alberta T. Dahlkoetter of the family home; daughter, LeAnn Puglisi and husband, Alfred of Rio Rancho, NM; granddaughter, Diana Puglisi; brother, Alfred Dahlkoetter of Ogallala, NE; and many nieces and nephews. He liked to bowl, play cards and pool. Services will be held Saturday, 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran, 10th & Abrazo, Rio Rancho, NM with Rev. Donald Neidigk officiating. Entombment will follow at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum, 924 Menaul NE. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Geoffrion -- Henry E. Geoffrion, 59, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and son, went to heaven on April 22, 1999 in the year of our Lord. He is survived by his loving wife, Frances P. Geoffrion; granddaughter, Melanie D. Padilla; and great-grandson, Michael Maes, all of the family home. He is also survived by his son, Henry A. Geoffrion III and his wife, Victoria and his grandchildren, Jessica, Henry IV, and Jennifer; his loving daughter, Roxanne Geoffrion-Maestas and her husband, Henry and grandchildren, Christina, Stephen, Amy and Erin; his baby daughter, Michelle Atencio and her husband, Gary and grandchildren, Elisa, Erica, Jacquelyne and Gary Michael. He is also survived by his mother, Cordelia Geoffrion; and sisters, Eileen Maes and her husband, Eloy, Diane Monroe and her husband, Elias, Louise Lucero and her husband, Leroy, Agripina Geoffrion, Julia Montoya and her husband, Carlos, and Joann Ortiz and her husband, Jimmy. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles that loved him very much. Henry was preceded in death by his father, Henry Geoffrion, his brothers, Manuel (Mickey) Geoffrion, and Gregory Geoffrion. Henry retired from the Albuquerque Fire Department as a captain in 1982. Henry loved God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and our Blessed Mother very much. He lived Cursillo #82 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Albuquerque. He served our Lord as a eucharistic minister to the sick. He volunteered helping cancer patients for therapy, with prayer, and making appointments for them. He was a member of the Los Hermanos Cruzados de Senor Jesucristo, Concilio de San Miguel, helping others find the Lord. He also was involved with the prison ministry. He lent a helping hand to anyone in need, opening his home to many in a time of need, including the Lee Vong & Pao Cha Lo family and their eight children from Laos. Henry loved horse racing, boxing and basketball and will be remembered always as a loving, caring, individual who's example of charity and unselfishness will be remembered by all who knew him. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church. Cremation has taken place and a Rosary will be recited this evening at 7:00 p.m. from Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church by the Hermanos Cruzados de Senor Jesucristo with music by Lee Romero and friends from Santa Fe. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father George Salazar on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church. The Albuquerque Fire Department will lead this procession to Mt. Calvary Cemetery for the graveside committal service. Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Shade, Henry Geoffrion IV, Ignacio Perez, Eloy Gonzales, Faris Rains, Paul Herrera, Mel Castello, Larry Lopez, Wilfred Quintana, Trinny Martinez, and Benny Martinez. The family has requested that memorials be sent to the Immaculate Conception Church, 811 Sixth Street, Las Vegas, NM 87701 in his memory. Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., 425-9319.
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