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Sheppard -- In Loving Memory of CEDRIC DWAYNE SHEPPARD November 4, 1934 - April 18, 1992Remembering him is easy, we do it everyday. His spirit lives in the hearts of all who knew him.his wife, children and relatives
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Stevens -- Betty Stevens peacefully passed into the arms of the Lord at home on April 15,1999, surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born April 5, 1916 in Greeley, Colorado, the youngest of six children of Sarah Frances and William Carson Gilbert. She graduated from Stephens College, then continued her education at the University of Illinois, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1938. She married her high school sweetheart, Don Stevens, in Greeley, Colorado on October 2, 1938. During the early years of her marriage, they resided in Denver, Colorado; Champaign-Urbana, Illinois; and Austin, Texas. In 1948, when Don left his teaching position at the University of Texas, they moved to Albuquerque, where Don joined in partnership with Gordon Ferguson in the architectural firm later to become Ferguson, Stevens, Mallory and Pearl. As a devoted mother, Betty spent countless years as a Scout leader, roommother, and in PTA. She served on the boards of AAUW, Visiting Nurses and Community Concert, and was active in Civic Symphony and Community Chest. She also held many offices and enjoyed special friendships through PEO, Collectors and Old Glass Clubs. She was a member of St. Mark's-on-the-Mesa Episcopal Church, where she served faithfully on the altar guild and as wedding coordinator for many years....taking great pride in the beautiful church designed by her husband. Betty was the most loving, devoted, thoughtful, kind and generous wife, mother, grandmother and friends. An inspiration to all in her valiant fight against pain and illness, she will always be remembered and greatly missed by all whose lives she touched and enriched. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Don, whose"privilege it was" to unselfishly and tenderly care for her during her lengthy health problems; by their five children, Nancy Comprelli and husband, Frank of Morage, CA, Mary Gadeken and husband, Arlan of Kennewick, WA, Phil Stevens and wife, Lynda of Albuquerque, Gail Turner and husband, Harry of Oak Harbor, WA, and Mark Stevens of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Karen Snook and husband, David, Cathy and Cindy Comprelli, Cheryl Cuillier and husband, David, Lisa Gadeken, Lynne Evans and husband, Shane, Tracy, Shelley and Stephanie Turner, Jennifer Sanford and husband, Jeff; and step-grandchildren, Jamie and Greg Stevens; great-grandchildren, Paul and Lauren Cuillier, Evan Sanford; and step-granddaughter, Alexa Stevens; brother, Bill Gilbert and wife, Marion; sister, Virginia Saale; in-laws, Rod and Nan Stevens, Becky Gilbert and Fran Gilbert; and a multitude of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's-on-the-Mesa Episcopal Church (431 Richmond NE, Albuquerque) on Saturday, April 24, at 2:00 p.m. Internment arrangements made by Sunrise Society. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Albuquerque Christian Children's Home (5700 Winter Haven NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120)...for which a special fund has been created in Betty's honor, for the purpose of providing cultural enrichment for the children. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation and thanks to the many special friends, neighbors, and Rev. Jud Wagg who provided encouragement, prayers, and countless acts of kindness, and for the tender loving care and support provided by Lovelace Hospice and numerous other medical providers.
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Tetterington -- Dale E. Tetterington, 7-14-1915 to 8-16-1998. A lava rock planter has been dedicated to Dale's memory on the Big Island of Hawaii. Mr. Tetterington was a longtime businessman in Albuquerque. The care and love shown to Christina and Dale during his illness will remain in my memory forever. Christina Smith Tetterington
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Towne -- Lt. Col. Maurice H. Towne Jr., (U.S.A.R.-Ret.), 81, a resident of Albuquerque since 1965, passed away Tuesday, April 13, 1999. He is survived by his sons, Maurice H. Towne III and Michael R. Towne, both of Albuquerque. He was an accomplished and distinguished CIC career officer. He served in a wide range of sensitive capacities, and on special assignments in the South Pacific during WWII. As a gifted linguist, he went on to serve with the Turkish Brigade in Korea during the Korean Conflict. He completed his military career with tours of duty in Alaska, at the Pentagon, and finally as Commanding Officer of the 901st Intelligence Detachment, then headquartered at what is now Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. He retired from active duty in 1966. As a civilian, he worked with the E.G.&G. Corporation in Albuquerque as Chief of Security and Safety Officer before accepting a position as Senior Buyer and Chief of Security with Ross Aviation in 1976. He retired in 1992. He was an active and passionate outdoorsman, faithful friend, and cherished companion. As a man, he was a devoted father, teacher, and a distinguished offer and gentleman. For his friends, his passing leaves great emptiness, but his memory leaves us with profound respect and admiration. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, 6:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Chaplain First Lt. Henry D. McCain officiating. Interment of cremains will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be made in the name of Maurice H. Towne Jr., a founding member, to the N.R.A. Whittington Center, P.O. Box 700, Raton, NM 87740. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Valles -- The family of Ms. Christine Jean Elizabeth Valles would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement, for the beautiful floral tributes, and a special thank you to Father Leo Lucero, Celebrant of the Mass, to Bessie Torrez for reciting the Rosary, to Deacon Jose Lucero for the graveside services, and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements.
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Walstrom -- John E. Walstrom, age 40, a former resident of Albuquerque who resided in Van Nuys, CA, died April 12, 1999 of a massive heart attack. He is survived by his wife, Lori; step-sons, Brian and Danny Vilarino of Van Nuys, Jeremy and Nicholas of Tucson, AZ; son, Joseph and daughter, Desiree of Van Nuys; mother, Barbara and husband, Roscoe Champion of Albuquerque; father, Charles R. Walstrom of Los Lunas; sister, Stephanie and husband, Anthony Williams of Los Lunas; brothers, Charles R. Walstrom and wife, Cheryl of Rio Rancho, Tom Walstrom and wife, Suzanne; several nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. John was a native New Mexican and graduated from Manzano High School. After three years in the Army, he remained active with the National Guard for 11 years. He was a heavy equipment operator with the International Union of Operating Engineers for 11 years. John was active as a Boy Scout in his youth and continued to serve in this program. He loved helping people. Viewing will be Monday, April 19, 1999, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Pierce Brothers Praise Water Mortuary in Canoga Park, CA. A full military service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on April 20, 1999 at the mortuary with interment at the Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, CA.
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Warnock -- George Forrester Warnock, 67, passed away on April 7, 199 of natural causes. George was born January 16, 1932 in Flagstaff, Arizona to Henderson Bennett Warnock and Helen (Schwartz) Warnock. George grew up in Arizona, loved the outdoors, and played football and other sports for Winslow City High School in Arizona, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He interrupted his university studies to serve as a Marine in the Korean War. He later completed his university and graduate studies in Geology and Mining Engineering at the University of Arizona. George spent much of his early professional geology career working as a consulting geologist at international locations with the W.R. Grace Company of New York. His desire to start his own company and to return to the western United States led him to settle in New Mexico with his family and pursue his own business in the early 1970s, which evolved into Todilto Exploration and Development Corporation based out of Albuquerque. George's lifetime passions were mineralogy, hunting and related outdoor activities. His dream was to be able to retire to the beautiful mountainside site of his current home in Creede, CO with which he had become familiar during his early geology days. His last years were spent happily at Creede with his wife, Guerrie. George is survived by his wife, Guerrie Brown Robertson Warnock of Creede; and his sister, Myrtise Ballard of Sun City West, AZ. George was the father of four children and two step-children, George Forrester Warnock III of Albuquerque, Pamela Helen Warnock of Paris, France, Lloyd Vance Warnock of Colorado Springs, CO, Robert Wade Warnock of Rio Rancho, Lisa Robertson Butt of Appleton, WI, and Scott Robertson of Baton Rouge, LA; as well as seven grandchildren. At George's request, he was cremated and his ashes will be scattered upon Mammouth Mountain near Creede. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to the Creede Underground Mining Museum.
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Wasung -- Stanley M. Wasung, 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1978, and a former resident of Detroit, MI, left the world at peace with God and his loved ones, Wednesday, April 14, 1999. He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia Cook Wasung; two daughters, Mary Ellen Gray of Pembrooke Pines, FL and Julie Ann Bauman and husband, William of Deerborn, MI; and son, Joseph Paul Wasung and wife, Barbara of Greeley, CO; step-daughters, Jeanette Smith and Mary Cook, both of Albuquerque; step-son, Don Cook and wife, Kathy of Memphis, TN; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers, Cass Wasung, Victor Wasung and Thaddeus Wasung; and sister, Helen Franke. Mr. Wasung was born in Hamtramck, MI. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the European Theater. Mr. Wasung was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. He was also a life member of the International Painters Brotherhood; a member of the AFLCIO, Amvets and BPOE #461. Rosary will be recited Sunday, 6:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Monday, 10:00 a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1818 Coal Pl. SE, with Father Bob Chabot, Celebrant. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Wasung, Don Cook, Jordan Smith, Dan Hewes, Dr. Oswaldo Pereira and Phil Beatty. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Sunday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. .DMP
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Abercrombie -- Anna Abercrombie, 95, a resident of Albuquerque since 1975, died Thursday, April 15, 1999. She is survived by daughter, Norma Almetta Sams Shiverdecker of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Connie Blair, Gary Shiverdecker and Pamela Rhiger; great-grandchildren, Kathleen Spencer Blair, Karen Blair, Jessica Lynn Rhiger, and John Rhiger. She married Fred W. Abercrombie December 15, 1982 at Academy Baptist Church. Services will be held Monday, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Monday, 12:30 p.m. until time of service.
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Aragon -- Erlinda M. Aragon, age 70, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, April 16, 1999. She is survived by her three sons, Dennis Aragon, Andrew Aragon, Anthony Aragon and wife, Loretta, all of Albuquerque; one granddaughter, Michelle Aragon; one sister, Emma Alderete of Albuquerque; one brother, Joe Mirabal and wife, Lena of Albuquerque. She is also survived by two aunts; six nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Aurelia Mirabal. She was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 18, 1999, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. A Rosary will be recited Sunday, 7:00 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, April 19, 1999, 11:00 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Reverend James Moore as Celebrant. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Alderete, Rick Salazar, Joe R. Lovato, James Aragon, Ramon Baca and Joe Otero. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.
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