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Lucero -- Joe Aurelio Lucero, 75, passed away Thursday, August 12, 1999 at his home in Albuquerque. He is survived by his daughter, Inez and husband, Gene; sons, Joe"Jess" and wife, Mary Ann, and Celso Romero; brothers, Ed Romero and Florito Martinez; sister, Emma Barela; six grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 16, 1999 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Albuquerque. Mass of Christian burial time and place will be announced. Burial will be in Cleveland, NM. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. 505-343-8008.
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Martinez -- Joel R. Martinez, 38, a beloved and devoted father, son, brother and friend was called home to be with the Lord Thursday, August 12, 1999. Joel was born on December 10, 1960 in Albuquerque. He is survived by his loving parents, Joe J. and Audrey Martinez of Albuquerque; his children, Derrick, Matthew and Stephanie Martinez of Rio Rancho; one brother, Victor Martinez and wife, Joyce of Albuquerque; two sisters, Theresa Santistevan and husband, Ken, Erika Cano and husband, Joe both of Albuquerque; and a host of friends. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends. Visitations will be today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary, on the corner of 8th and Iron, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9504 North 4th Street. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Steve Martinez, Joe Cano, Ken Santistevan, Eddie Barron, John Tafoya and Gilbert Martinez. Honorary bearers will be Victor Martinez, Dean Martinez, Julian Maestas and Ronnie Lucero. Funeral services are in the care and direction of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave., S.W. 243-5222.
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Osuna -- JoAnn"Jody" Osuna, 59, a resident of Albuquerque for 52 years, died Friday, August 13, 1999. She is survived by her husband, Carlos E. Osuna of the family home; sons, Scott V. Childers and wife, Mary of Vancouver, WA and Paul J. Childers of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Joseph Childers and wife, Sarah and Eric Childers; great-grandson, Jonathan; mother, Mary Jane Meeks of Albuquerque; brother, Samuel Meeks; sister, Janet Meeks, both of Little Rock, AR; many other relatives and friends. Mrs. Osuna was a member of Christ The Ray of Hope Lutheran Church. She was the 49th heart transplant in the state of New Mexico nine years ago. Services will be held Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., at Christ The Ray of Hope Lutheran Church, 7001 San Antonio NE, with Pastor Harold Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Kerry Clark, Paul Casaus, Joe Thoma, Mike Thoma, Quito Osuna-Carr and John Thoma. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Monday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the name of JoAnn"Jody" Osuna to the Thomas W. Hoytt Memorial Endowment, c/o Presbyterian Hospital, 1100 Central Ave. SE, 87106. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Palmer -- Eleanor Palmer born September 6, 1908, died August 8, 1999. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Ottoson. Rosary will be held on August 20, 1999 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Rio Rancho. Memorial Mass will be on Saturday, August 21, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. also at St. Thomas Aquinas Church.
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Park -- Anita Consuelo Sanchez Park, 77, died August 13, 1999, at University Hospital after a brief illness. Anita was born in Barney, New Mexico, to Alberto Flavio Sanchez and Natividad Romero Sanchez. She served in the U.S. Marine Cops during WWII, first as a drill sergeant and later as a sergeant coordinating troop transportation. Anita attended UNM, graduating cum laude in business administration in 1952. After graduation, she married David E. Park of Albuquerque and worked for the Bureau of Business Research. Later she worked for the UNM College of Nursing until retiring in 1976. She soon returned to work for a private business concern, retiring for the last time in 1986. In 1988, Anita and Dave moved to T or C and built a log cabin. Anita was well-loved and respected for her great generosity, kind heart, and hard work. She loved gardening, building their house, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Anita is preceded in death by her mother; father; and brothers, Malequias and Felix, and by her sister, Carlota. She is survived by her husband, David E. Park; her brother, Alberto Sanchez of Clayton; her sister, Veronica Martinez of Albuquerque; her son, Edward D. Park and wife, Deborah of Albuquerque; her daughter, Veronica P. Valencourt and husband, Joel of Ironwood, MI; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, August 18, at 1:00 p.m., at Faith Evangelical Free Church, 900 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the UNM Cancer Research Center. Arrangements by Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo NE.
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Paulsen -- Mary Ruth, 87, passed away Friday, August 13, 1999 at a local hospital in Albuquerque. Mary Ruth was a life long resident of New Mexico. She was born January 12, 1912 in Raton, NM, to Adelia and William Wingo. Mary Ruth moved to Albuquerque in 1945. She was a member of Monte Vista Christian Church as well as Alpha Chi Omega. Mary Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Ira A. Paulsen; a son, William"Bill" Paulsen; and a brother, Walter Wingo. She is survived by a nephew, Steve Wingo of Dallas, Texas. Cremation has already taken place. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cancer Research & Treatment Center, University of New Mexico, 900 Camino de Salud NE, Alb., NM 87131. Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE Albuquerque, NM In Charge of Arrangements.
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Simpson -- The family of Mrs. Dora M. Simpson wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Funeral Services for Mrs. Simpson. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Tesch -- MSGT. Edward William Tesch (US Army Ret.), 63, a resident of Albuquerque for 16 years, died Thursday, August 12, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Melida Tesch of the family home; daughters, Melinda Tesch of Albuquerque and Theresa Berryhill and husband, Terrell of Raleigh, MS; son, Amar Tesch and wife, Alejandra of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Alicia, Amar II, Cecilia, Nicole, Adan, MariLou, Christi and Alex; brother, Harvey Tesch and wife, Gladys of Finksburg, MD and special niece, Melodie Ryan. He was preceded in death by his son, Ricky Tesch; parents, Louis and Alma Tesch; and stepfather, Richard Webster. Msgt. Tesch served two tours in the US Army during the Vietnam Conflict and he received the Vietnam Gallentry Cross with Palm, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal along with numerous other medals and awards. After retiring in 1983, he went to work for the US Postal Service and he worked until his retirement in 1998. Mr. Tesch was a member of the VFW. He was a wonderful husband, loving father, an adoring grandfather, and was a very giving person who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Wake service will be held Monday, August 16, 1999, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Rev. Raul Ortiz officiating. Prayer service will be held Tuesday, August 17, 1999, at 10:00 a.m., with Fr. Paul Baca officiating. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Melodie Ryan, Pat Ryan, Rick Ganster, William Camejo, Terrell Berryhill, Scot Ganster, and Bobby Ganster. Honorary pallbearer will be Alicia Giangola Tesch. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Monday, August 16, 1999, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A special thanks to the staff at the St. Josephs 10th floor cancer unit and Dr. Rambhia. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Whiting -- Clifford"Red" Whiting, 92, a resident of Albuquerque since 1955, died Thursday, August 12, 1999. He is survived by his daughter, Jean Whiting of Las Vegas, NM; nephew, Robert Ray of Phoenix, AZ; nieces, Eileen McClinton of Horatio, AR, Rita Craig and Penny Ray, both of Phoenix, AZ; close friend, Gerald Johnson of Albuquerque; and companion, Charlie. Mr. Whiting was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie O. Whiting in 1993. He was born in St. Johns, AZ. Mr. Whiting started work in 1929 for the B.I.A. in Fort Defiance, AZ. He retired from the Bureau of Indian Affair Branch of Plant Design and Construction in 1966. After he retired, Mr. Whiting was elected President of the Albuquerque Chapter of National Association Retired Federal Employees and later was elected President of the N.A.R.F.E. State Chapter. Mr. Whiting was the original chairman of the State Commission on Aging and served on the National Council on Aging. He was an administrative assistant to Lt. Governor Roberto Mondragon. Mr. Whiting was an avid genealogist and served as director of the L.D.S. Family History Center, located at 1100 Montano NW. His hobbies included construction and gardening. Mr. Whiting was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Services will be held Monday, 10:00 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Montano Chapel, 1100 Montano NW, with Bishop Carl Osborn officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Sunday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Wood -- Harry Vernon"Bunny" Wood, born in Kansas City, MO April 24, 1906 passed away on August 14, 1999. He had been a resident of Albuquerque since 1953. He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Jean Russell, by his wife of five years, Rowena Carr; by his sons, James R. Wood and Richard W. Wood and two grandsons, Gary Wood and Jeffrey Wood. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, Pat Wood of North Richland Hills, TX; by grandson, Daniel B. Wood and his three daughters, Jaymi, Randi, and Danni Wood of Davis, CA; by granddaughter, Beth Lahale, her husband, Mark and their three children, Grant, Meredith, and Jordan Lahaieof North Richland Hills, TX; granddaughter, Tery Lynn Wood of Kirtland, WA; granddaughter, Tammie Pearce, her husband William and their three children, Shelby, David and Christopher Pearce of Navarre, Florida, by nieces Diane Kalas of Cornville, AZ, Gayle Spellman of Ocala, Florida, Arden Heenan of Kansas City, MO and nephew Mac Wood also of Kansas City. He attended Kansas City Junior College in Kansas City, MO, was a member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque for more than 30 years, the Hoffmantown Sunday School, the Senior Citizens"Triple L" Group, the Albuquerque Rotary Club, the American Philatelic Society, the Albuquerque Philatelic Society (Past President) and an active member of the Palo Duro Philatetic Society. He was affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America for some 30 years, served as a director of the greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce and took an active part in civic affairs. Before coming to Albuquerque, he was connected with the atomic weapons program for over 18 years, serving as manager of the Iowa Ordnance Plant in Burlington, Iowa and general superintendent of the Kansas Ordnance Plant in Parsons, Kansas. He was an executive with ACF Industries in Albuquerque for more than 13 years. He was a writer and an ardent fly fisherman. Services will be held Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE with Pastor Ken Moore officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of the donors choice, in memory of"Bunny". .DMP
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