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Oetzel -- Anna Yahl Oetzel, 85 years, departed this life on Tuesday, March 23, 1999 at Vancrest Health Care Center, Van Wert, OH. She was born to Elizabeth (Geib) Yahl and Louis Yahl July 1, 1913 in St. Mary's, OH. She married Ransom S. Oetzel June 11, 1939 and he predeceased her in 1993. She had been a resident of Van Wert, OH since 1939. She was also preceded in death by brothers, Vernon, Raymond, Carl, L. Frederick and Walter Yahl. She is survived by sons, Rodger (Jeannette) Oetzel and grandchildren, Susanne, Stephen and Scott of Albuquerque, and Terrell (Beverly) Oetzel, East Lansing, MI and granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn of Washington, DC. Also surviving are brothers-in-law, Robert (Norma) Oetzel, So. Amhert, OH and Paul Roeser, Encinitas, CA; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Ann graduated from St. Mary's, OH Memorial High School in 1931. In 1936 she received a Bachelor of Arts and in 1937 a Bachelor of Music degree from Western College for Women, Oxford, OH."Annie", as many of her students knew her, taught choral music in Sandusky, Van Wert County Schools and Delphos Jefferson High School, retiring in 1970. She truly loved teaching, mentoring and the experiences of working with young people. It was a joy to be a participant in any musical endeavor she undertook. She was church organist and choral director for St. Mark's Lutheran Church, as well as First Presbyterian Church, Van Wert, OH. Ann was a 50 year member of AAUW, Van Wert Woman's Club and YWCA. She was a member of Hospital Group TWIG II, Ruth Esther Circle of First Presbyterian Church, a former member of Willow Bend Country Club, Van Wert, OH. She also was a member of Western College for Women Alumni Assoc., celebrating her 60th Alumni Reunion with her class of 1997. Over the past 25 years Ann (with her husband) traveled to many parts of the world often participating in various musical events."Annie" was a wonderful mother and grandmother always taking time, loving and teaching by example. The family wishes to thank all of the staff at Vancrest Health Care Center for their care and love. Also thank you to special neighbors, Ernie and Carolyn Miller, Susan and Roger Darrah, and many wonderful friends who genuinely loved and cared about her at the end. Religious services will be conducted by the Rev. Edward Jillson at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 27, 1999, at the Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, Van Wert, OH, with interment at Woodland Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 26. Memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church and YWCA, Van Wert, OH.
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Parenti -- Ida Parenti, age 86, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, died March 20, 1999. She is survived by two sisters, Edna S. Wing of Ft. Worth, TX and Juanita C. Mathews and husband, Leroy J. of Albuquerque; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Coach Babe Parenti. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 24, 1999, 10:30 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 619 Copper NW, with Rev. Father Francis Renfroe as Celebrant. Leroy Mathews, Mike Mathews, Allen Mathews, Bill Mathews, Steven Mathews and Andy Gonzales will serve as pallbearers Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 619 Copper Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.
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Pargas -- Mr. Roberto Pargas - 103God needed a special Angel, One loving, good and kind. And so He chose our Father, And left us all behind. The tears we shed were many, Our hearts were filled with pain, But our loss upon this earth, Was surely Heaven's gain. And though his heart no longer beats, His memory lives within. Time can never erase the love, For our Father and Best Friend.Mr. Pargas was born May 10, 1895 in Luis Lopez, NM to Jose and Teofilia Pargas. On March 22, 1999 a Golden Heart stopped beating, the Angels came to take our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather,"Papa P.", Mr. Roberto Pargas, to be with Our Lord. Mr. Pargas is survived by his wife of 58 years, Armelinda Pargas; son, Roberto Pargas Jr.; daughter, Teofilita Burton and husband, Bob; granddaughter, Cynthia (Cincia) Pargas who was raised by her grandfather; grandchildren, Alan Garcia, Elizabeth Garcia, Andrew Pargas, Michelle Hamrick and husband, Travis, Robert Anthony Pargas, Sean Burton and wife, Lisa, and Steve M. Pargas; three step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Christopher Chavez II and Brandon Chavez; and 14 step-great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. After 44 years as a boiler maker for the AT & SF Railroad he retired in 1967. He was also a member of the Woodmen of the World. He had a zest for life and enjoyed gardening and being surrounded by his family. Funeral services for Mr. Pargas will be held on Wednesday at the Annunciation Catholic Church, where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Sean Burton, Joe Herrera, Romolo Gonzales Jr., Derek Archibeque, Tony Pargas, and Travis Hamrick. Honorary pallbearers will be Christopher Chavez II, Brandon Chavez, Alan Garcia, Andrew Pargas, Steven Pargas and Robert Anthony Pargas. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 3rd St. SW.
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Salamon -- Mildred W. Salamon, 88, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1972, passed away on Sunday, March 21, 1999. Mildred came to New Mexico from Staten Island, New York. She was a member of the Rio Rancho United Methodist Church. Mildred had been a Private Duty Nurse before she retired. Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; and her son, John. She is survived by two children, Dale Hahn of Staten Island, NY and Jean Carriaga of Albuquerque; two brothers, Robert and Carl Larson of Florida; three grandchildren, Michael, Antonio, and Solena; and one great-grandchild, Dante. A memorial service for Mildred will be held on Friday, March 26, 1999, 10:00 a.m., at the Rio Rancho United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Neustifter officiating. A graveside service will be held at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 1:30 p.m. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho. .DMP
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Baca -- Mr. Donaciano Baca Sr., 73, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on March 19, 1999. Mr. Baca was the beloved husband of 50 years to Mrs. Nellie Baca. He is also survived by his daughters, Sandra Baca, Lorraine Munguia, Nancy Rodriguez and husband, Eddie, and Betty Thorpe; sons, Don Baca Jr. and wife, Sylvia, Joseph Baca, Larry Baca and wife, Virginia, Eddie Baca and Mark Baca; his mother, Mrs. Felicita Baca; sisters, Mary Esquibel, Stella Barela and Fili Lucero; 27 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. Mr. Baca was preceded in death by his father, Emilio Baca; son, Randy Baca; brother, Emilio Baca Jr.; and a sister, Alice Sanchez. Mr. Baca served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korea. He received many distinguished decorations. He was a member of the American Legion Post 72 and 13. He was also a member of the V.F.W. A Prayer service will be held Tuesday evening, 7:00 p.m., at Victory Outreach Church, 913 Sunset SW. Visitation will be at the church after 6:30 p.m. Pastor Dan Sanchez officiating. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements.
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Chavira -- Ralph Chavira, 78, a beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother, was called home to be with the Lord Saturday, March 20, 1999. Mr. Chavira built the home he lived and died in with his own hands, he was a very proud man not only in his work, but most of all of his family. Ralph was born on December 30, 1920 in El Paso, TX to Jose de La Luz and Elisa Chavira; he was well known for his sense of humor and outgoing personality; he was an active parishioner and usher at St. Anne's Catholic Church; he served his country in the United States Army during World War II; he met the love of his life, Kathryn Montano in Albuquerque, where they were married in February 1947, with the blessing of God they had four children. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Herman Chavira, who was killed in the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Kathryn Chavira of the family home; three sons, Martin Chavira and wife, Betty, Ralph Chavira and fiancee, Norma Candelaria, Evan Chavira and wife, Debbie; one daughter, Irene Chavira; three adoring grandchildren, Evan Joseph Chavira, Michael Ray Chavira and Veronica Correa. He is also survived by two brothers, Roy T. and Willie Chavira; four sisters, Carmen Nunez and husband, Paul, Mary Louise Chavira, Lucy Martinez and husband, Tony and Dolores Cortez and husband, Manuel; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and those who knew him. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made to the St. Martins Hospitality Center, 1201 3rd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Private services will be conducted. Casket bearers will be Paul Nunez, Jr., Fred Chavira, Ray Montano Jr., Andrew Cortez, Gino Nuanes, Robert Nuanes, Albert Nunez and Dennis Pollock.
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Cordova -- Marvin M. Cordova, 74, a beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, was called home to be with the Lord Saturday, March 20, 1999. Mr. Cordova was born on February 1, 1925 in La Joya, NM to Estanislado and Veronica Cordova; he was a resident of Albuquerque and a parishioner of San Jose Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Sadie T. Cordova of the family home; his children, Lorraine Rael, Rose Mary Baca and husband, David, Jerry T. Cordova and wife, Emily, Merlinda Cordova and Ted Encinias, Jennifer Jaramillo and husband, Marvin; eight grandchildren, Veronica Rael, Liberato Rael, Davetta Baca, Cristobal Encinias, Kimberly Encinias, Ethan Jaramillo, Ashley Jaramillo, Elijah Jaramillo. Also surviving are two sisters, Josephine Gonzales and Nay Padilla; one brother, Sisto Cordova; and his mother-in-law, Sara Torrez. He will be greatly missed by his loving family. Visitations will be held today from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary, on the corner of 8th and Stover. A Rosary will be recited this evening at 7:00 p.m. at San Jose Catholic Church, 2401 Broadway SE. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. also at the church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be David Padilla, Stanley Padilla, Lino Gonzales, Edwin Torrez, Peter Martinez and Warren Lewis. Funeral services are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222.
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Duran -- Bonifacio Max"Pappy" Duran, 48, died Friday, March 19, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Marie Duran of Albuquerque; daughters, Michelle Etling and husband, Scott, Marcie Duran-Ross and husband, Greg, and Jennifer Duran, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Gregory, Brenan, Nikolas, Jordan, Ashtin, Amaday, Max, and Adan; mother, Carmen Duran of Albuquerque; brother, Arthur Duran and wife, Pauline of Albuquerque; nephew, Glen Duran and wife, Lara of Albuquerque; niece, Andrea Duran of Albuquerque; two great-nephews; and father-in-law, Arthur A. Padilla and family of Cheyenne, WY. Mr. Duran grew up in Cheyenne and graduated from Central High School in 1969. He was a Vietnam Veteran and served in the United States Air Force as a Jet Engine Mechanic for 16 years. Mr. Duran was a member of VFW Post #13 and Holy Ghost Parish. He was a loving man and"HE DID IT HIS WAY!" Rosary will be recited Wednesday, March 24, 1999, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas NE, with Pauline Duran reciting. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, March 25, 1999, 10:00 a.m., at Holy Ghost Church, 833 Arizona SE, with Father Joe D. Vigil, Celebrant. Pallbearers will be Glen Duran, Scott Etling, Greg Ross, Iggy Lucero, Bobby Lucero, and Tony Lucero. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Wednesday, from 6:00 p.m. until the Rosary.
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Dyhrmann -- Imogene S. Dyhrmann, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 21, 1999. Imogene was born in Lincoln, NE, to Bess and Pearle Schupbach. Imogene lived in various parts of Nebraska until July 19, 1941 when she married Lt. Frederick Paulson Dyhrmann from Minden, NE. They spent the next twenty-two years traveling throughout the world on various military assignments with the United States Army. Upon his retirement in 1963, they moved to Albuquerque to enjoy their retirement years with family and friends. Imogene is survived by her daughters, Judy L. Mock and husband, Howard of Albuquerque, and Carol Jean McGinnis and husband, Ben of Prescott, AZ; grandchildren, Michelle Lynn Clark and husband, Douglas, Robert Howard Mock and wife, Elizabeth, Lara Jean Kelshaw and husband, Michael, Scott Thomas Jones and wife, Shanon and Brett Paulson Ridens; great-grandchildren, Ellie Suzanne Clark, William Bremmer Mock and Cody Robert Jones, her greatest joys this past year. Imogene is also survived by her brother, Paul Schupbach and wife, Phyllis of Green Valley, AZ; and four nephews and their families. Imogene's interests, besides her family, were Duplicate Bridge, where she had accomplished her goal of being a Life Master, and reading. Family graveside services will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery, where she will join her husband, Colonel (Ret.) Fred Dyhrmann of 44 years. Pallbearers will be Howard Mock, Ben McGinnis, Robert Mock, Scott Jones, Douglas Clark and Michael Kelshaw. The family requests no flowers, but should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, 8403 Constitution Ave. NE, 87110 or Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution Ave. NE, 87110 or the charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Gabaldon -- Manuel Gabaldon May 19, 1935 - March 23, 1998Daddy, it's been a year since you went to heaven. I know you are at peace now and I know that you are my Guardian Angel. I always thank-you for sending your love, strength and knowledge to your grandson, Manuelito, who kisses his Tatas picture daily because he WILL know you Daddy, even if you are watching him grow from heaven. You will always be with us. I love and miss you so much, Daddy. Rosemary Gabaldon
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