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Long -- Frank Weathers Long, 92, artist, athletic, designer-craftsman, and author, died Friday, January 22, 1999 in Diamondhead, Mississippi. Mr. Long was born May 7, 1906 in Knoxville, Tennessee. His easel paintings, woodcuts, lapidary work and sculptures won numerous awards and were displayed in regional and national exhibitions, including the American Federation of Arts National Traveling Print Show, the New York and San Francisco World's Fairs, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., the American Traveling Exhibition to South America, and the IBM Collection. His works are maintained in several prominent museums and private collections around the country, including the University of Kentucky Museum of Fine Arts, the Albuquerque Museum of Fine Art, and the Smithsonian Institution. During the 1920s he studied at the Chicago Art Institute and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. An avid runner, he was a member of several amateur track clubs, and qualified for the 1928 U.S. Olympic team. His love of art led him to forego the Olympics, choosing instead to pursue his studies at Academic Julien in Paris, France. Although he preferred easel painting, he gained greater recognition for his talent as a muralist. He achieved the most mural commissions of any artist from the U.S. Treasury Department's Section of Fine Arts and his Depression Era murals are still preserved in public and private buildings in Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, Maryland, South Carolina, and Kentucky. He described his experiences as a muralist in the autobiographical Confessions of Depression Muralist, published in 1997. From 1932 to 1942 he worked in his studio in Berea, Kentucky, where he met and married Laura Whitis of White Plains, New York. During World War II he served as an Army First Lieutenant in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Mr. Long left the Army after the War and studied crafts in Silver City, NM. He returned to Berea, KY in 1947 and established a workshop where he designed and created fine jewelry. In 1951 the Department of the Interior appointed Mr. Long to the Alaskan Program of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board. From 1958 to 1961 directed programs of the Board in the Southwest and Florida advised the tribes in these areas on the production and distribution of their arts and crafts products. He retired from government service in Albuquerque in 1969 and turned his efforts to jewelry and sculpture. He was an active member of the Albuquerque Designer-Craftsmen, and a regular exhibitor at the Annual New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fairs. He published two books on gemstone design, The Creative Lapidary in 1977 and Lapidary Carving in 1982. In 1989, he resumed easel painting. In 1997, his health began to fail, and he moved with his wife to Diamondhead, MS where his daughter and son-in-law reside. He will be fondly remembered by his wife, Laura; his daughter, Angela; his son-in-law, Emil Petrunico; and the many friends he made throughout his remarkable life. No public service will be held. A Mass will be said in his honor at Annunciation Catholic Church, Kiln, MS. Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Kentucky Art Museum, Rose St. and Euclid Ave., Lexington, Kentucky 4506-0241. Riemann Funeral Home, Bay St. Louis, MS, is in charge of arrangements.
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Mendoza -- Mrs. Tomasita G. Mendoza, 80, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on January 27, 1999. Mrs. Mendoza is survived by her two daughters, Marlene Moraga and husband, Edward and Helen Moraga; one sister, Corina Gutierrez; one brother, Felix Gallegos; five grandchildren, Angela, Michelle, Marie, Steve and Randy; four great-grandchildren, Marissa, Daniel, Samantha, and Brandon; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A service will be held Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, with visitation after 6:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with visitation after 9:30 a.m. Pastor Richard Baca will officiate the services. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steve Moraga, Jerry Moraga Jr., Robert Moraga, Narciso Mendoza, Vince Garcia and Jimmy Gutierrez. Honorary will be Jerry Moraga Sr., Johnny Moraga and Abelino Montano. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, in charge of the arrangements.
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Neal -- Katharine Neal, 76, a resident of Albuquerque for three years, died Monday, January 25, 1999. She is survived by her husband, William Neal of Albuquerque; son, Terry Neal and wife, Aurea of Guam; sisters, Dorothy Bartlett of Albuquerque and Pearl Klein of Aurora, MO; nephew, Dan Bartlett and wife, Dympna of Albuquerque; many nieces; and nephews. Mrs. Neal loved being involved in the Catholic Church. She also loved to cook. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 1860 Griegos Rd. NW, with Father Richard Alona, Celebrant. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Neumann -- Lt. Col. Robert H. Neumann (USAF Ret.), a resident of Albuquerque since 1959, died Monday, January 25, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Cherie Neumann of Albuquerque; daughter, C. Lauren Neumann of Las Vegas, NV; brother, John Neumann and wife, Pricilla of Massachusetts; and numerous other family members. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Elsie Neumann; son, Robbie"Colonel" Neumann in 1979; sister, Marion Larson. Mr. Neumann was the Jersey Observer City Marble Champion Shooter in 1931. With a scholarship for basketball and baseball, Bob was known as one of the spark plugs for Seton Hall's basketball team. His major was Physical Education. Lt. Col. Neumann was a member of the 57th Bomb Wing-310th & 321st Groups. He served four years, 11 months in the Army Air Corps. He retired with the rank of Lt. Col. Lt. Col. Neumann flew over 100 missions, 76 of which were combat missions, total number of combat hours 348, total number of flying hours 1200. On August 18th, 1944, he flew the lead bomber plane, of a 36 plane formation, which knocked out the Nazi Battle Ship, Strasbourg, at Toulon Harbor in the Mediterranean Theater. Bob received many decorations and awards among them were the Air Force Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, and Purple Heart. He was a loving husband and father. He was always able to express his sense of humor. During his working years here in Albuquerque, he was employed with the Operating Engineers as an Oiler. He was a member of 953 A, retiring in 1978. Mass will be celebrated Friday, 11:00 a.m., at Gate of Heaven Chapel, Paseo del Norte and Wyoming, with Fr. Paul Baca, Celebrant. Graveside services will follow the Mass with Chaplain Lemuel Boyles officiating. Full military honors will be provided by the Kirtland Air Force Base Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 6733 Academy Rd. NE 87109, in memory of Robbie (Colonel) Neumann or the Animal Humane Assoc., 615 Virginia SE 87108. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Thursday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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Padilla -- Visitation for Mr. Herminio"Herman" Padilla will be Thursday evening in the Church of the Ascension, 2150 Raymac SW, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited 7:00 p.m. by the Legion of Mary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning, 10:00 a.m., at the church with final viewing at the church after 9:30 a.m. Father Anthony Bolman, Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Pajarito Cemetery. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements.
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Rushing -- Lt. Col. Cecil M. Rushing, US Army (Ret.), 87, a resident of Albuquerque since 1958, died Monday, January 25, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, June Rushing of the family home; sons, Don G. Rushing and wife, Cynthia of LaJolla, CA and Michael J. Rushing and wife, Ellen of Indian Hills, CO; step-sons, C. Douglas McConnell and wife, Janna of Orlando, FL and Edward R. McConnell and wife, Shauna of Tulsa, OK; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eunice"Pete" Rushing. Mr. Rushing lived in Santa Fe from 1935-1940. He then moved to Albuquerque in 1940 where he lived until his enlistment in military service. Lt. Col. Rushing served in the US Army for over 29 years, retiring in 1971. He then was a state agent for National Educators Life Insurance Co. for 15 years. Mr. Rushing was a member of Sombre del Monte Christian Church. Memorial services will be Friday, 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Monroe M. Miles and Rev. G. Duncan Miller officiating. Interment of cremains will take place at 3:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Manor Care-Sandia, 5123 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or to the American Lung Association of NM, 216 Truman NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Rust -- Evelyn Rust, 80, a resident of Albuquerque since July 15, 1949, died Tuesday, January 26, 1999. She is survived by her daughter, Sue Tenbroeck and husband, Charles of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Donna DeSousa and husband, Roy of California, Chuck Tenbroeck of Albuquerque, Ruth Sullivan and husband, Mike of Roswell, C.W. Rust III of Oakridge, TN, Glenda Faataofe and husband, Fea of Olympia, WA, Christine Mierow and husband, Steve of Garland, TX, and David Rust of Colorado Springs, CO; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Edith Milton of Vernon, TX and Grace Hutchins of Hurst, TX; two brothers-in-law, Donald Rust and wife, Alice of Ada, OK and Tom Rust and wife, Carol of Bend, OR; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Mrs. Rust was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Harold Rust on September 20, 1998; daughter, Ramona Mae Rust; son, Carroll Wayne Rust; and two brothers, Harve (Jim) Beatty and William Carroll Beatty. She retired from Sears & Roebuck Co. after 32 years of service. Mrs. Rust was also a member of First United Methodist Church. Memorial services will be held for Evelyn and Harold Rust, Sunday, 3:00 p.m., at First United Methodist Church, 314 Lead SW, with Rev. Clyde Stanfield. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1638, 87103 or Lovelace Hospice, 5655 Jefferson St. NE, 87109. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Sanchez -- Anthony Marcel Sanchez, a resident of Laguna, died Sunday, January 24, 1999. He is survived by his mother, Tasha Bergen of the family home; stepfather, Jamerson Hines of the family home; sister, Tamara Perez; maternal grandparents, Sonney and Patricia Yazzie of Laguna; uncle, Kayton Yazzie; and aunt, Juliet Yazzie. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at Holy Ghost Church, 833 Arizona SE, with Father Joe D. Vigil, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Seales -- Alice (Pat) Seales, passed away Wednesday morning, January 27, 1999, at Sunrise Mission Manor Care and Rehabilitation. She was 91 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin S. Seales; and her son, William Whaley. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Dorothy Whaley; and grandchildren, Jamy Peevy and her husband, Gregg, Bill Whaley and his wife, Dee. Memorial services will take place at a later date. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sandia Hospice, 4775 Indian School Rd. NE, Suite 310, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
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Travelstead -- Mrs. Marita Hawley Travelstead died on January 26, 1999 at an Albuquerque nursing home after a long illness. Born on January 28, 1912 in Beamsville, Ontario, she lived most of her early life in Ludington, Michigan. Mrs. Travelstead graduated from Western Kentucky Teachers College in 1934, and for the next few years was a music and kindergarten teacher in Michigan and Kentucky schools. She and her husband, Chester Travelstead of Albuquerque, were married in 1936. They and their two sons, Coleman and Jimmie lived in Kentucky, Georgia and South Carolina before moving to Albuquerque in 1956. Mrs. Travelstead was an active member of the faculty wives' group at the University of New Mexico, where her husband held several administrative positions until he retired in 1977. In the early 1960s, she was the volunteer leader of the Candystripers, a volunteer group of teenagers at Presbyterian Hospital. Among the other community groups in which she was an active member were Friends of the U.N.M. Library; the League of Women Voters, the board of the Rio Grande Planned Parenthood; and the General Board of Monte Vista Christian Church. She was also the volunteer librarian at the U.S. Veterans Hospital in Albuquerque. And for 21 years before her retirement in 1992 she delivered meals to Albuquerque residents for the Meals on Wheels Program. She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Katherine Miller of Ludington, MI; her husband, Chester Travelstead of Albuquerque; two sons, Coleman Travelstead and his wife, Brookes McIntyre of Coral Gables, FL and Jimmie Travelstead and his wife, Dawn Braun of Santa Fe; and her two grandchildren, Monique Travelstead of Alexandria, VA and Theodore Travelstead of New York City. Graveside burial services will be held at the family lot in the cemetery at Franklin, Kentuckyon Friday, 1:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Campus Blvd. NE, at a date to be announced later. The family requests that donations be made to the Salvation Army instead of sending flowers for the funeral.
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