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Miller -- Jean (Norma) Miller, 78, a resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, May 1, 1999. She is survived by her husband, James D. Miller of the family home; son, James D. Miller Jr. and wife, Alicia currently residing in Springfield, VA soon to be Livermore, CA; and grandchildren, Jadin and Amber Miller. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Esther Marvin and Beatrice Shroyer. Jean was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church. Services will take place Saturday, May 8, 1999, 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE with Rev. Charles E. Price officiating. Interment will take place at Forest Hills Cemetery in Piqua, OH. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
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O'dell -- Vera Pauline O'dell was born October 18, 1922 in Quinlan, Oklahoma. She passed away May 2, 1999 at her grandson, Patrick Pearson's home in Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by one brother, Willie; and her parents. She is survived by one son, Delbert Pearson and wife, Ronda of Albuquerque; four grandsons, Dan Pearson and wife, Brenda, Christopher Pearson, Paul Pearson, Patrick Pearson and wife, Donna; five great-granddaughters; five great-grandsons; and one brother, Leroy Maggard and wife, Melba from Hoisington, KS. She had moved to New Mexico to live with her son in October of 1998. Her entire family was with her in her last hours and she died peacefully in her sleep. The family would like to especially thank Sandia Hospice for their help and support during the final weeks. A special thanks to Kay Layman who helped us so much the last hours. Services will be held at Millers Funeral Home in Liberal, KS, Thursday, 11:00 a.m., on May 6, 1999. She will be laid to rest next to her mother in the Rest Lawn Cemetery.
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Ohlson -- Charles Ohlson passed away May 3, 1999. He was a longtime resident of Albuquerque and served in the Vietnam War. Charles was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Karl Ohlson in 1986. He is survived by his sister, Diana Ohlson of Farmington; sons, Eddie Gallegos and wife, Delia, and Brian Gallegos and wife, Marteena, all of Albuquerque; three grandchildren, Joshua, Kevin and Michael; nieces, Debbie Sullivan and Doreen Ohlson; nephew, Graham Davis; and other family and friends who will miss him. A memorial service will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 7, 1999 at Albuquerque Bible Church, 320 Montano. Burial will follow at 12:00 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Services , 2919 4th St. NW, 343-8008.
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Ryan -- Alice Gass Ryan died Monday, May 3, 1999, after a lengthy illness. Born in 1927, she was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. She is survived by her husband, Charles G. Ryan; sister, Nancy Lewis and husband, Claude; niece, Rebecca Almeter and husband, Richard; grandniece, Holly Freshman, all of Albuquerque; and niece, Margaret Lewis of Novato, CA. She was active in and served as an officer of Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae; Chapter E. of P.E.O.; and Women of the Cathedral Group of St. Johns Episcopal Church; and was active in a needlepoint group. Memorial services will be held Thursday, May 6, 2:00 p.m., at The Cathedral Church of St. John, 4th St. at Silver SW, with The Very Rev. David F.K. Puckett, Canon Rhonda S. McIntire, The Rev. Canon Albert W. Tarbell and The Rev. Edmund P. Ross officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Seamon -- Michelle Seamon, 36, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away May 1, 1999. She is survived by two sons, Stephen Rogers and Dominique Rogers; her parents, Theodore Seamon Sr. and Mary Chewiwi; sister, Arlene Seamon; and three brothers, Theodore Seamon Jr., Milton Seamon and Teo Baumgarden-Seamon. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 6, 1999, 2:00 p.m., at Phillips Chapel CME, 1041 Edith SE, with Rev. Dorn officiating. Inurnment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 265-5959 
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Berta -- Mary Berta passed away on April 30, 1999. Arrangements under the care of Rio Rancho Funeral Home, 2400 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho, NM 87124, 505-891-9192.
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Bridges -- Capt. Claude Bridges, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 80, a resident of Albuquerque, died on Saturday, May 1, 1999. He was born on April 10, 1919 at Greenville, TX to Charles and Rose Bridges. He is survived by his wife, Clara Bridges of Albuquerque; children, Clint Bridges and wife, Sheila, Carson Bridges, Carla Garcia, Claudette Duncan, and Chardelle Edmonds and husband, Butch; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Cpt. Bridges retired from the U.S. Air Force on April 30, 1962 and served in World War II as a glider and fighter pilot. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, May 4, 1999, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas NE, with Deacon Dick Prentiss officiating. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, May 5, 1999, 11:00 a.m., at Kirtland Air Force Base chapel, with Father Jerry Mueller, Celebrant. Interment will take place at 3:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. until Rosary.
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Cordova -- Frank Cordova, 77, a lifelong resident of Belen, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, May 2, 1999. Frank was born June 17, 1921 to Agapito and Dominga Cordova of Abeytas, NM. He married Agapita Chavez on November 20, 1944. He served in the U.S. Navy from November 1940 until January 1947 during WWII. He earned several medals, ribbons and Insignia, which included American Defense (One Star), Asiatic Pacific (Thirteen Stars), American Area, Victory Philippine Liberation (One Star), and Good Conduct. After he received an honorable discharge, he owned and operated his own auto service business. The first location was at 1300 South Main St. Seven years later, a new gas station was built at 1010 South Main, known as Frank's Auto service. The business was in operation from September 1960 until he retired in April 1983. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, tending his garden, and keeping his yard neat. He and Agapita enjoyed going on short vacations. He was preceded in death by his parents, Agapito and Dominga Cordova; brothers, Antonio (Tony) Cordova of Barstow, CA and Augustine Barajas of Sabinal. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Agapita Cordova; daughter, Frances Chavez and husband, Bennie, Susan Chavez and husband, Herminio, Sunday Cordova and her husband, Ernest, Paulette Lopez and husband ,Charles, Michelle Chavez and husband, Robert, all of Belen, Yolanda Holguin and husband, Ruben of Silver City; sons, Michael P. Cordova and wife, Corrie, Anthony Cordova, Paul Cordova and wife, Janet of Barstow, CA; sisters, Albita Chavez, Vicky Romero, Nila Romero, Kathy Baca, Mary Bachicha, Cecilia Salazar; four brothers, Salo Cordova, Gilbert Cordova, Jose Barajas, and Eloy Barajas. Frank is also survived by 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. There will be a visitation Tuesday, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Romero Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., at Romero Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Terrace Grove Cemetery in Belen. Pallbearers will include his grandsons, Kevin Chavez, Joel Chavez, Matthew Lopez, Reuben Holguin, Joseph Cordova, and Levi Cordova. Honorary pallbearer will be Filbert Ray Chavez. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.
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Cordova -- Mrs. Jennie S. Cordova, 69, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away on May 2, 1999. Mrs. Cordova was the beloved wife of 51 years to Mr. Solomon Cordova. Mrs. Cordova is also survived by her loving children, Elsie Chavez and husband, Seferino, Rick Cordova, Andrew Cordova and wife, Annie, Ross Cordova and wife, Anna, and Paul Cordova; grandchildren, Yvette Chavez and husband, Mark, Yvonne Coriz and husband, Henry, Martin Chavez, Marc Cordova, Erika Cordova, Lupe and Matthew Cordova, Aaron Cordova and Evan Cordova, Nichole Cordova, Christopher, Joshua, and Angelo Cordova; great-grandchildren, Brittany Chavez, Lauren Chavez, Jordon and Molly Coriz; three sisters, Emma Sangre, Connie Gomez, Antonia Pena; four brothers, Ramon, Joe, Puseno and Alejandro Saavedra. Mrs. Cordova was a member of the Catholic Church. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Called"Mom" by all who loved her, she was the cornerstone of her family. She will be greatly missed by all whose life's she touched. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday evening, 7:00 p.m., at the Church of the Ascension, 2150 Raymac SW, with visitation after 6:30 p.m. The Legion of Mary, reciting. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning, 9:00 a.m., at the Church of the Ascension with final visitation after 8:30 a.m. Father Anthony Bolman, Celebrant. Interment will follow at the San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rick Cordova, Andrew Cordova, Ross Cordova, Paul Cordova, Martin Chavez and Marc Cordova. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements.
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Cox -- Alfred E. Cox, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1975, entered life eternal on Thursday, April 29, 1999. He was born on February 13, 1913 in Bridgewater, MA to Alfred E. and Blanche Allen Cox. He earned degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Bridgewater State College, and New York University. He retired in 1975 after teaching science in Rutherford, New Jersey for over 30 years. During WWII, he served in the US Army Signal Corps in the European and Pacific Theater of Operation. He married Louise Hewitt in June 1950. He and Louise moved to Rio Rancho in October 1975. Al had an active interest in astronomy, meteorology, and mineralogy. His chief hobbies were collecting minerals and lapidary work. He and Louise enjoyed traveling and visiting the national parks in the West. He had a large collection of slides that he used in his science classes and to share with friends. He and Louise were founding members of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, and they were docents there for many years. Al was a LIFE member of the V.F.W. Post 5890 and a member of the American Legion. He was a very active member of St. Paul's United Church and sang in the choir, as well as serving as moderator of the council five of the first seven years after he and Louise joined the church in 1975. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, William, Richard and Stuart. He is survived by his wife, Louise; two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Hewitt of Bellows Falls, VT and Esther Cox of Stratford, CT; also 12 nieces and nephews, Robert J. Hewitt of Saxton's River, VT, Dr. James E. Cox of Gallup, William H. Cox of Saugus, MA, Janet Dunton of Saugus, MA, Dr. Barbara A. Cox of Corbett, OR, Carol Ann Pastore of North Haven, CT, Judith Frietze of Albuquerque, Nancy Mills of Silver Springs, MO, Judith Karl of Silver Springs, MO, Rebecca Fox of Albuquerque, Libby Fish of Albuquerque and Ann Louise Maucitz of Vienna, VA; as well as 21 grandnephews and grandnieces and six great-grandnephews and great-grandnieces; and all of those who knew and loved him. A memorial service will be at St. Paul's United Church, 2701 The American Rd., Rio Rancho, with the Rev. Dr. Richard Freeman officiating. The family has requested memorials be made to St. Paul's United Church Memorial Fund. Arrangements for cremation were made by Sunrise Society of New Mexico, 891-8200.
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