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Baca -- Mrs. Beatrice P. Baca died Tuesday in Albuquerque at the age of 82. Mrs. Baca is survived by her sons, Martin A. Baca and wife, Alana, Vincent N. Baca and wife, Delma, and Anthony Michael Baca; daughters, Regina B. Herrera, Charlene M. Chavez, and Luzanna A. Rooks; sisters, Lupie Chavez, Cecilia Blea, and Theresa Baca; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Memorial services for Mrs. Baca are pending and will be announced at a later time. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 3rd St. SW.
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Boyd -- John Franklin Boyd, M.D., age 78, died April 10, 1999, sustained by his inalterable faith and surrounded by the love of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 50 years, Jane Cotton Boyd. He is survived by his wife of three years, Edna Hubbart Boyd, and by his three sons and their families: Jay and Suzanne Boyd and children, Stephanie and Edward Boyd of Albuquerque; Jeff Boyd of Albuquerque and children, Justin and Shauna Boyd of Omaha, NE, and Curtis and Nancy Boyd of Houston, TX; as well as his stepsons and their families, Wes and Glen Hubbart of Albuquerque and Austin, TX. Dr. Boyd was in private orthopaedic practice in Albuquerque for 39 years, 1953-1992, as one of the early members of Albuquerque Orthopaedic Association. For 30 of those years, 1958-1988, he was also the orthopaedic physician for the UNM Athletic Department, caring for injuries in all athletic activities, working closely with the trainers, and traveling with the football and basketball teams. He also worked with the state group of the Ski Patrol for 15 years. In 1942, John Boyd took his BA degree from the College of Wooster in Ohio, followed by his MD degree from the University of Michigan in 1945. He completed an internship at Grace Hospital in Detroit, MI and a residency in orthopaedics at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Locally, Dr. Boyd held staff membership at Presbyterian and St. Joseph's Hospitals, and, at UNM, was Clinical Associate Professor in the Orthopaedic Department. He was a former District Governor of the American College of Surgeons; a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of their board for Specialty Board Certification. Locally, he was on the Medical Advisory Committee at Carrie Tingley Hospital and on the Medical-Legal Panel of the NM Medical Society, in addition to numerous other medical societies and boards. Dr. Boyd was the recipient of the Hugh A. Cooper Award from the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation and an Award of Appreciation from the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. He was inducted into the UNM Athletic Hall of Honor and the Albuquerque Sports Hall of Fame, as well as receiving a Distinguished Service Award from the UNM Alumni Letterman's Association. A member of First Presbyterian Church since 1953, Dr. Boyd served as an Elder there and also on the boards of Menaul School, Cerebral Palsy, Family Service, Red Cross, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. At the time of his death, he was a member of the All Faiths Receiving Home Board of Directors and the College of Wooster Board of Trustees. A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 15, at 4:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Paul Debenport officiating. Honorary Pallbearers are Charles Bovard, Hunt Burress, G.B. Moneymaker, Homer Musgrave, James Ritchie, Dick Bluestein, Ralph Dixon, Bob Gerding, Dean Furry and Irv Jordan. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to any of the following: All Faiths Receiving Home, 1709 Moon St NE, 87112; First Presbyterian Church Endowment Foundation, 215 Locust NE, 87102; or the College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio 44691. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd, NE.
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Edghill -- Fermina Edghill, 80, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past 15 years, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 1999. Fermina was born July 7, 1918 in the Republic of Panama, the daughter of Cornelius R. and Marie Philomene Evans. A member of the Felician Sisters, Lovelace Volunteers, New York Club, Democratic Club, Lions Club, and the St. Thomas Aquinas Choir. She is survived by her husband, Merton L. Edghill of Rio Rancho; one daughter, Marjorie Moore of Queens, NY; one sister, Ines Wetherbone of the Republic of Panama; three brothers, Kin Kerd Evans of the Republic of Panama, Hubert Evans of Costa Rica, and John Evans of New York; three grandchildren, Milton Roberts, Andre Roberts, and Binca Moore; many nieces and nephews; and cousins and many caring friends in the US and abroad. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 15, 1999, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, with the Mass of Resurrection on Friday, April 16, 1999, 10:30 a.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Msgr. Douglas Raun as the Celebrant. Entombment will follow in Vista Verde Memorial Park. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.
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Fresques -- Funeral services for Mr. Fred E. Fresques will be held Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 3rd St. SW.
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Garcia -- IN LOVING MEMORY DESIREE' M. GARCIA AUGUST 2, 1983 TO APRIL 14, 1998To our Angel up above. Our strong and brave girl, who fought a great battle and never gave up. You would always say,"I CAN FLY LIKE AN EAGLE, MAMA," and you soared Baby. Now you've got the wings of an angel. We all love and miss you very much.Dad, Mom, Nicole, Crystal, Little Daniel and your family in the B.C.F.D.
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Gentry -- Johnnie M. Gentry, 79, a longtime resident of Belen, passed away on Monday, April 12, 1999 at her home in Rio Communities after a short illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belen, the Pilot Club of Belen, and greatly enjoyed bowling at Sugar Bowl Lanes with the Belen Bowling League. She and her husband, V.C. (Shorty) Gentry, came to Belen in the early 1940s so that he could work for the Santa Fe Railroad which he retired from after 36 years. They resided on Michigan Street in Belen's Old Town where Johnnie lived for 53 years until moving to Rio Communities. In addition to being a homemaker and raising her two sons, Johnnie worked for 19 years at Kotch's Cafe on Main St. She then worked as a department manager at Becker-Dalies. After Becker-Dalies closed, she worked until her retirement at Billie's Fashions. She was preceded in death by her husband, V.C. (Shorty) Gentry. Johnnie is survived by her two sons, Jerry Gentry and former state representative, Ron Gentry; ten grandchildren, including Cliff Gentry and Tammy Gentry Bergeson; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers; and three sisters. Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Romero Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, 11:00 a.m., at Romero Funeral Home, Rev. Boyd Morerod officiating. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.
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Gevelhoff -- Dr. Hans Joachim Gevelhoff, 70, born in Magdeburg, Germany and a resident of Albuquerque since 1971, died Sunday, April 11, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Florence Gevelhoff of the family home; daughter, Heidi Sparacino and husband, Dan of Albuquerque; sons, Hans Gevelhoff Jr. and wife, Karen, and Karl Gevelhoff and fiancee, Genia, all of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Hanson and Courtney; brother, Rolf Bocker and wife, Gaby and their daughter, Katerina of Germany; and many lifelong friends. Dr. Gevelhoff had a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering, which he received from the Aachen Institute of Technology in Germany. He was recruited by the US Army to work on the development of rocket and space propulsion systems at White Sands Missile Range. It was there that he met his wife, Florence, who was a technical librarian. Dr. Gevelhoff was one of the last German scientists brought in under Project Paperclip, a project that enticed some of Germany's finest minds to come to America. He later worked at Hollomon AFB before transferring to Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque. He loved his family, fishing, photography and woodworking. Dr. Gevelhoff was an accomplished musician who played the piano, accordian, and harmonica. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Wednesday, April 14, 1999, 2:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Anne Martin, 5800 Lomas Blvd. NE 87110. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Hughes -- Jane Alexander Hughes, 83, a resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, April 17, 1999. She is survived by her niece, Marilyn Miller Carlton and husband, Dave of Lecompte, LA; nephew, Charles A. Ross and wife, June of Bellingham, WA; grandniece, Carolyn; and many friends. Mrs. Hughes was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore R. Hughes in 1994; and sisters, Ruth Alexander Miller and Jean Alexander Ross. She worked at Los Alamos National Labs during the 1940s. Returning to school at the University of Arizona, she received her teaching diploma. Jane taught in Arizona before moving to Albuquerque where she was an English teacher during the 1960s and 1970s. After retiring she was active in the Duke City Bridge Club, in several wildlife groups and enjoyed traveling. Services will be held Thursday, 11:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Rev. Dave M. Hartenberger officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dr. H.H. Ross Award Fund, c/o University of Illinois Foundation, Harker Hall, 1305 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Jarosz -- Albert Jarosz, 86, a resident of Albuquerque for 13 years, died Thursday, April 8, 1999. He is survived by his daughter, M. Theresa Jarosz and husband, Joseph Campbell of Albuquerque. Graveside services wil be held Wednesday, April 14, 1999, 2:00 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. French Mortuary - Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Kelly -- Aileen Kelly, 96, died peacefully at her home in Albuquerque, Sunday, April 11, 1999. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Morrison and husband, Donald of Albuquerque; sons, John Kelly and wife, Katherine of Harwich, MA and Joseph Vincent Kelly Jr. and wife, Suzanne of Azusa, CA; nine grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth Morrison of Albuquerque, John Morrison and wife, Joanna of Henderson, NV, Patricia Ann Morrison of Sonora, CA, Rosemarie Kelly and husband, Gordon Inamine of Westfield, NJ, Irene Kelly Blakely and husband, Steve, Karen Kelly and husband, Michael DiMayo and Pamela Kelly and husband, John Carlson, all of Massachusetts, Suzanne Kelly Wren and husband, Brian of Long Beach, CA and Joseph Vincent Kelly III and wife, Jacqueline Keeler of San Mateo, CA; 11 great-grandchildren, Patrick Rainbowstar, Elizabeth, Nicholas and Andrew Morrison, Gregory Inamine, John and Michael DiMayo, Jacob, Rachel and Joseph Dixon and Alyssa Kelly Wren; and a great-great-grandson, Shean Patrick Rainbowstar. She was preceded in death by her parents, Matilda and Matthew Panttila; husband, Joseph Vincent Kelly; and two brothers, Arne and Lauri Panttila. Aileen was born January 12, 1903 in Waukegan, IL. She had lived with the Morrisons in Albuquerque since 1965. Aileen had been a member of St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, also since 1965. A memorial service will be held at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church-ELCA, 211 Jefferson NE, Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Waukegan, IL. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Kaseman Hospice Homecare, c/o Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, P.O. Box 26666, 87125-6666 or to St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, 211 Jefferson NE 87108. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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