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Miyoshi -- Isamu Miyoshi, 88, beloved husband, father and grandfather, and a resident of Albuquerque for 3 months, died Thursday, June 3, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Michie; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Geri; daughter-in-law, Sandi; granddaughters, Dina, Christie, Laurie, Lani and Wendie; great-grandson, Caleb; brother, Kenneth; and numerous nephews and nieces. Sam, who endeared himself to all he met with his sharp intellect and kind manner, dedicated 40 years of his life to educating Hawaii's youth. He spent the last 19 years of his career as principal of Kauai High School, whose library bears his name. He was, in every respect, a true leader in the Kauai community, as an active member of the Lion's Club, and member of the Board of Directors of several service organizations. Sam and Michie moved to Albuquerque to be near their son, Dennis, who works at Sandia Labs, and his family, in March of this year. Private disposition has taken place. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Montoya -- Mrs. Eriscelda Montoya, 80, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on June 4, 1999. Mrs. Montoya is survived by one son, Porfirio Benavidez Sr. and wife, Cilla; one brother, Abelino Benavidez; four sisters, Elena Santiago, Aurelia Maestas and husband, Steve, Ursina Sena and Rita Armijo; six grandchildren, Porfirio Jr., Robert, Stevie, Bobby-Leroy, Beatrice and Michelle. Mrs. Montoya was preceded in death by her husband, Roberto Montoya. Mrs. Montoya was a member of the Catholic Church. Visitation will be Sunday evening in the St. Therese Church, 300 Mildred NW, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Final visitation will be Monday morning, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m., in the church with a communion service at 9:30 a.m. by Deacon Manuel Montoya with a committal service to follow in the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Robert Benavidez, Steve Benavidez, Porfirio Benavidez, Andres Santiago, Martin Santiago and David Lopez. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, in charge of arrangements.
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Padilla -- JOE MEL PADILLA February 11, 1944 - June 6, 1983 In Loving Memory
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Palozzi -- In Loving Memory MS. JIMMY PALOZZIMs. Jimmy passed away peacefully but suddenly in the company of her family at home on 5/17/99. She was formerly Jimmy Dean McCabe, born 3/1/1916 in Clovis, NM. The family then moved to Brea, CA. She lived most of her life in California and New Mexico; also ten years in the Phoenix/Sun City area; then retired to Albuquerque in 1989 to be near her family after working many years as a home health care assistant to Alzheimers patients and the needy elderly. She was married to Mr. Frank Mason in the 30's-40's. She served in Women's Army Corps in WWII and was in the first group of women pilots trained in that era. She was then married to Mr. Joseph Palozzi of Palm Springs, CA from 1948-66. They had one daughter. Ms. Jimmy had many interests, including music, sewing and crafts, gardening, and caring for others. Ms. Jimmy suffered the after-effects of stroke since 1994 and had been cared for by the family and other providers since that time. She is survived by her sister, Ms. Dolline Wensley of Morongo Valley, CA. Also survived by her daughter, Vicci Tune and husband, Richard; her grandchildren, Carl Tune, Chandra Tune, and Sabina Tune-Currier and Richard Currier; and her 15 month old twin great-grandsons, Shumani and Indica Currier, who brought much joy to her life; a great-granddaughter, Jasmine is forthcoming. Ms. Vicci Tune wishes to also acknowledge with thanks and appreciation the following extended members of the family who stayed at our home during the past year and helped with Ms. Jimmy's care and supervision and who"adopted" Ms. Jimmy as"Grandma": Jeremy Butler, Johnathan Ashby and Vance Griffin. At Ms. Jimmy's request, no funeral was held. Ms. Jimmy had arranged for the donation of her body to science/research through the University of New Mexico's Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. She wished for her many friends to remember her as she was in the good times of the past. She brought joy to the lives of many. The family conducted a brief memorial for Ms. Jimmy; flowers provided by Ms. Dolline Wensley. At a future date, the family will create a memorial garden and a stone for the garden will be cut using funds for this graciously provided by Ms. Vicci's co-workers at Village Inn. The family also wishes to express thanks and appreciation to all other care providers during the past five years, especially Ms. Lynn Ransom, a dear friend who provided on-call support for many years.
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Parrish -- Norman Henry Parrish, 81, died Thursday, June 3, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann Parrish of the family home; daughter, Sandra Lee Duvall and husband, L.D. of Parisppany, NJ; and brother-in-law, Charles E. Beiser and wife, Cynthia of Eagle Mills, NY. Norman graduated from Woodbury College with a B.S. in Commercial Art. He served in the Army Signal Corps during World War II, 292nd Joint Assault Signal Co. and made seven assault landings at Guam, Ormoc Bay, Ryukyos, and Le Shima. Norman worked as editorial production chief at"This Week" Magazine for 23 years. He later was production editor at Library Journal; then was production editor for the Software Company Informatic; making English out of Comptuereze. He retired in 1978 and moved to Albuquerque in 1980. He joined SCORE (Service Corp. of Retired Executives) and completed the Albuquerque Police Academy. He was also a member of Heritage Hills Safety Watch. Memorial services will be held Monday, 3:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming NE, with Chaplain Lemuel Boyles officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Hills Neighborhood Association Safety Watch, c/o H. Rothman, 8515 Merrimac Court, Albuquerque, NM 87109. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming NE.
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Patten -- James"Pat" Patten, 90, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, June 3, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Helen Patten; son, John Patten; granddaughters, Valerie Cook and husband, Gordon, Monica Patten and Melanie Patten; and great-granddaughter, Helen Chavez, all of Albuquerque. Mr. Patten worked for Albuquerque Indian School for over 35 years. He was a certified Doctor of Motors. Mr. Patten was a decendent of Cochise. He was a former member of Gideons International. Mr. Patten was an avid fisherman and he invented the"jet" lure. Services will be held Monday, 1:00 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1100 Indian School NE, with Pastor Melinda Wagner officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Rodriguez -- Leonor V. Rodriguez, 77, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on June 4, 1999. Leonor was born in Carlsbad on April 11, 1922 to Enrique and Manuela Vasquez. She is survived by her daughters, Corina M. Doporto, Cecila J. Uzzel, and Silberia V. Molinar; a son, Alberto V. Molinar; her sisters, Alvesa V. Florez and Asusana V. Rodriguez; her brothers, Juan G. Vasquez and Jose G. Vasquez; grandchildren, Dell W., Donna J. and David M. Doporto, Alberto Jr. and Nathaniel L. Molinar, and Mario E. Uzzel; her great-grandchildren, Dell Rocco, Desiree, Levi and Travis Doporto, Amanda and Mari Sol Lara. A son, Damas Molinar Jr.; brothers, Manuel, Enrique and Aleario Vasquez; sisters, AnnaMaria Vasquez and Luz V. Paez precedes Leonor in death. Visitation will be on Sunday, June 6, 1999, 6:00 p.m., with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. at the Church of Ascension on Raymac in the South Valley. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 7, at the same church. Interment will follow at Pajarito Cemetery. Arrangements with: Hillcrest Funeral Home 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 265-5959
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Romero -- Pat Romero, 78, a lifelong resident and well-known Las Vegas businessman, passed away Thursday night at his home here in Las Vegas with his loving family at his side. He was born on November 22, 1920 in Las Vegas to the late Rosalio and Antonia Romero. He was united in marriage to Josie Duran on August 26, 1940. Pat was a lifelong member of the Immaculate Conception Parish. During World War II, Pat worked in Oakland at the shipyards. Then he moved to Pueblo, Colorado to work at the steelmill. In 1942, Pat began working at Los Alamos as a painter. Later, he began driving semi-trucks for Herman Spiess. Through his experience, Pat began selling feed and hay in 1951. In 1952, Pat brought the business from Mrs. Spiess and expanded to what is known today as Pat Romero Feed and Supply. Pat has been a well-respected businessman for over 47 years. Pat was very politically involved. He served as San Miguel County Sheriff for four years, San Miguel Magistrate and Municipal Judge for 16 years, and a Las Vegas Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem for four years. Pat was preceded in death by his three sons, Tony, Eloy and Benny Romero; his mother, Antonia Herrera; his father, Rosalio Romero; sisters, Helena Herrera and Josephita Garcia; brother, Joaquin Romero; brothers-in-law, Catalino Vigil, Jake Garcia, Tommy Casados, Ernest Duran, Tony Duran, Frank Duran; sisters-in-law, Anne Romero and Juanita Romero; son-in-law, Daniel Maes; and daughter-in-law, Patsy Romero. Pat is survived by his loving wife, Josie of 58 years of marriage of Las Vegas; three sons, Pat Romero Jr. and fiancee, Barbara, Lee and his wife, Helen and Jimmy and his wife, Olivia, all of Albuquerque; seven daughters, Frances and her husband, Leroy Lucero of La Junta, CO, Becky and friend, Mike Lopez of Las Vegas, Irene and her husband, Walter Woods of Salt Lake City, UT, Virginia and her husband, John Bonney of Los Chavez, NM, Yolanda and her husband, Luis Chavira, Geraldine and her husband, Mark Baca, and Linda Mae and her husband, Tony Trujillo, all of Las Vegas; a daughter-in-law, Rose Marie Romero of Las Vegas; ex-daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Romero of Albuquerque; two brothers, Dan and Joe Romero and his wife, Lala of Las Vegas; three sisters, Donaciana Vigil and Mary Warsaw, both of Las Vegas and Rita Chavez and her husband, Pat of Albuquerque; brothers-in-law, Feliciano Herrera of Cleveland, Lee Duran and his wife, Hope, Manuel Duran and his wife, Mary, all of Albuquerque; sisters-in-law, Alice Romero of Laredo, TX, Anita and Lucy Duran, both of Albuquerque and Josie Duran of Las Vegas; 29 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. A Rosary will be recited Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m., from the Immaculate Conception Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday morning at 11:00 a.m., also from the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery. A visitation will beheld all day Sunday in St. Francis Chapel at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., up until 5:00 p.m. Flowers have not been omitted, but a Memorial Scholarship Fund, in memory of Pat Romero, has been established. Memorials may be sent to the NMHU Foundation, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM 87701. Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., Las Vegas, 1-888-525-9319.
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Ruggiero -- George Ruggiero, 89, a 22 year resident of Albuquerque, passed away Monday, May 31, 1999. He is survived by Mollie Ruggiero, his loving wife of 64 years. Also surviving are his three children, Leonard and wife, Camille of Albuquerque, George Jr. and wife, Josephine of Florida, and Anita Oehler of New York; seven grandchildren, Leonard, Laurie, Greg, Vincent, George, Robert, and Lisa; and seven great-grandchildren. A faithful Roman Catholic, Mr. Ruggiero was active at St. Malachys Church in Brooklyn, NY. He was a musician who played guitar, organ and loved to sing and could always be depended upon to provide entertainment at various occasions. to his family he was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, who would do anything for his family and friends. His family cordially invites friends to join with them as they celebrate his life at a memorial mass on Monday, June 7, 10:00 a.m., at the Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming NE. Father Paul Baca will be the Celebrant. Sunrise Society is serving the family of Mr. Ruggiero, (891-8200).
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Saiz -- Eloisa Saiz, 73, beloved and devoted mother and grandmother, passed away Sunday, May 30, 1999 in the arms of her loving family, following a valiant battle with cancer. Mrs. Saiz was a member of the Armijo Senior Citizens. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward of 37 years; a son, Michael; grandson, Ronnie; one brother, Gil; sisters, Celstina Rafaela and Pabla. She is survived by four sons, Eddie Saiz and wife, Valerie of Glide, OR, Arthur Saiz and wife, Linda of Albuquerque, Freddie Saiz of Albuquerque, Ambrosio Saiz and wife, Patricia of Albuquerque; two daughters, Frances Martinez and husband, Lee, Belinda Perea and husband, Clovis, both of Albuquerque. Also surviving are a special granddaughter, Melissa Eloisa Frances Perea; her precious grandchildren, Loren Black, Brian Vallejos, Lisa Vallejos, Adam Martinez, Christa Saiz, Jennifer Saiz, Antoinette Timitz Saiz, Breana Saiz, Clovis Perea, James Perea, Ronnie E. Saiz, Edward Saiz, and Rebekah Saiz; great-grandchildren surviving Mrs. Saiz are Monica Black, Lauren Black, and Aaron James Jr. She will be greatly missed by her loving family. Visitations and a Rosary were Wednesday in the chapel of Garcia Mortuary. Mass of the Christian burial was celebrated Thursday at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Interment followed at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Casket bearers were Loren Black, Brian Vallejos, Clovis Perea, James Perea, Ronnie Saiz, Benny Saiz. Honorary bearers were Edward Saiz and Adam Martinez. The family of Eloisa Saiz wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Garcia Mortuary for the kindness and compassion shown to all members of our family, to Lewis Rabinowitz and the University Hospice Care for the special care given to our beloved mother, and to all family and friends who were so supportive during this difficult time in our lives; to those who accompanied us for the services, to all of those who sent the beautiful floral tributes and food; and to those who prayed for us, we sincerely appreciate each and every one of you. Your kindness will always be remembered. Funeral services were under the care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave., S.W.
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