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Sponseller -- Adin Sponseller Jr., age 77, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999. Adin was born October 2, 1921 in Akron, Ohio. He is survived by his daughters, Sally Garner, Terry Myrick and Connie Fish; his son, Adin Sponseller III; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His cremains are to be scattered in the South Pacific. 
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Abbots -- Ruth M. Abbots, 81, a resident of Albuquerque for 14 years, passed away Monday, March 29, 1999 in Albuquerque. She is survived by her son, David G. Abbots and his wife, Cecilia of Albuquerque; daughters, Elizabeth E. Bahr of Albuquerque and Cynthia G. Handy of Danbury, CT; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Family graveside services are pending at a later date in Magdalena, NM following cremation. Cremation arrangements are being provided by Metropolitan Direct Burial and Cremation Center, Inc., 601 Mountain Rd. NW, 766-9400.
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Barboa -- In Loving Memory of Our Beloved Mama ROSE S. BARBOA April 2, 1996Mama, it has been three long, sad years so indescribable we can't find the words to describe the pain to cope without you. We know you're happy in the Heavenly life with our Daddy, Jerry Carolina. Our blessed Lord knows best for each and everyone of us. We feel your spirit every moment. All of us will treasure our precious memories in our hearts forever. We miss you so much! Love you forever! Sandy, Beck, Lee, Stan and all your family
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Canfield -- Chester Ray Canfield, 75, a resident of Albuquerque since 1978, died Monday, March 29, at the VA Medical Center after a long illness. He was the son of Orval and Jewel Canfield of Kellyville, Oklahoma. For his service in the Pacific in World War II he received the Purple Heart. He retired in 1976 from the proprietorship of Big Elk Realty in Colorado. He is survived by his wife, Dolores, whom he married in 1955; siblings, Anna Mae Simpson, Wilfred Canfield, Faye Deffenbaugh, Pauline White, Lou Ella Brewer and Harold Canfield; daughters, Carolyn Woods of Mill Creek, WA, Raydean Canfield of Fort Collins, CO, Glendyne Wergland of Dalton, MA and Linda Canfield of Federal Heights, CO; grandchildren, Brenda Stingily, Brent Woods, Brian Eales, Jennifer Wergland, Karyn Wergland, Steven White, Cari Scott and Sean White; numerous nieces and nephews; and three great-grandchildren. Services will be held Friday, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming NE. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE 87110, or to Share Your Care, Inc., 5301 Ponderosa NE, Albuquerque 87110. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
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Chavez -- Melquidez (Melyboy, Mel) A. Chavez, 59, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, April 1, 1999, after many courageous years of battling heart disease. The family was one of the first families to settle in the New Mexico territory. He was preceded in death by his father, Melquides N. Chavez; his paternal grandparents, Melquides and Maria Chavez; maternal grandparents, Michael and Magdalena Luchetti. Survivors include mother, Norma L. Chavez; sister, Frances Maldonado and husband, Tony, their children, Raymond, Joseph, James and Matthew. He is survived by his children, Deborah Chavez-Kennedy and husband, Michael, Diane Chavez-Garcia, Mark Chavez and wife, Maribel and Juli Chavez; grandchildren, Nichole Garcia, Michelle Kennedy, Angelo Garcia, John Kennedy and Ivan Chavez. Also included are his ex-wife and mother of his children, Lucille Hendren. Other survivors are numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, foster children, whom he raised as his own, and many wonderful friends. His lifelong mission was loving the Lord and helping others. In doing so he built the facilities of"Villa Santa Maria" Boys home and ran it along with his family for two years. He was a resident of the"Christo Rey Community", counselor for many years with"Drug Addiction Rehab Enterprises", worked as a counselor at"Nazarene Bible College". He spent his entire life mentoring, helping, supporting and loving many people in their quest for a better spiritual life. He gave all to those involved in his life total commitment, understanding and forgiveness. Viewing will be held at the Albuquerque Bible Church, 320 Montano NW, Saturday, April 3, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Services will begin also at 4:30 p.m. All arrangements by Direct Services, 343-8008.
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Chavez -- The family of David Lee Chavez need to inform relatives, neighbors and friends that David passed away on Tuesday, March 30, 1990. Services are pending and will be announced on Saturday, April 3, 1999. Burial arrangements are being provided by Metropolitan Direct Burial and Cremation Center, Inc., 601 Mountain Rd. NW, 766-9400.
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Dunphy -- Mrs. Virginia Cooney Dunphy, born in Missoula, MT on July 3, 1912, died on Thursday of old age. She was preceded in death by her husband, a prominent local attorney, Charles H. Dunphy; and a son, Richard Boyd Dunphy. Mrs. Dunphy was the last surviving member of her family which settled in Montana. Her father was the Governor of Montana. Mrs. Dunphy and her husband moved to Albuquerque in 1952. She was an alumna of Delta Gamma and a daughter of the American Revolution. She is survived by three sons, Charles Dunphy Jr. and wife, Reiko of Yokohama, Japan, John Dunphy and wife, Marilyn of Albuquerque, and Edward Dunphy and wife, Janet of Los Gatos, CA; one daughter, Ann Becker and husband, Dan of Houston, TX; seven grandsons; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services for Mrs. Dunphy will be held on Monday at the Holy Ghost Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Private interment will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday evening, 7:00 p.m., at the Holy Ghost Church. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW.
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Earl -- Clayton Earl, age 84, and formerly from Sparta, NJ, died on March 31, 1999 in Albuquerque. He was born in Belleville, NJ to Roy H. and Mabel E. Earl in 1914. The decorated veteran of World War II served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the V.F.W. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 38 years of service. Mr. Earl was a member of the Moose Lodge in Brooksville, FL and moved to Albuquerque from Florida nine months ago. He was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine M. Earl in 1998 and is survived by four children, Barbara Frazier of Albuquerque, Gregory Earl of Winter Haven, FL, Jane Silva of Manassas, VA and Michael Earl of Clearwater, FL; a brother, Richard Earl of Newton, NJ; and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at a later date in Florida. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association. Local arrangements by Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Foushee -- Ralph Mitchell Foushee, 44, of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, once a resident of New Mexico, died March 14, 1999 in his home. A New Mexico memorial service will be held Saturday, April 17, 1999 at the University of New Mexico Alumni Chapel at 1:00 p.m. to celebrate Mitch's life and his love for New Mexico. Mitch Foushee was born August 14, 1954 in North Carolina. He graduated in 1976 from the University of North Carolina. It was in that year he came to New Mexico as a VISTA Volunteer, where he worked for the Small Business Administration on numerous minority business programs. He became the Executive Director of the New Mexico Minority Business Opportunity Council and completed his Masters of Public Administration from the University of New Mexico in 1978. Chosen to participate in the Presidential Management Internship in 1978, he left New Mexico for Washington, DC, where he worked at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the United States Regulatory Council. He returned to his beloved New Mexico in 1982 and worked on the Senate campaign for Attorney General Jeff Bingaman. When Bingaman was elected to the Senate, Mitch Foushee was the first staff member hired and he helped build the Washington, DC Senate Office. He worked on a variety of national and state issues during his 13 year tenure with Senator Bingaman and he was especially involved in energy and environmental issues facing New Mexico. Since 1995, when he left his Senate position, he taught classes at UNC and worked on political campaigns in both North Carolina and Washington state. His last position was as the Director of the Human Rights campaign's ballot initiative for Washington state. Mitch often traveled to and throughout New Mexico. In addition to his family of friends throughout New Mexico and the world, he is missed by his parents, Ralph and Betty Foushee; his brother, Brent; and sister, Cindy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pine Bluff Methodist Church, or the hospice or AIDs support organization of your choice.
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Hill -- Ernest J. Hill, age 89, a resident of Albuquerque for 50 years, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999. He is survived by his sisters, Myrtle Thedens, Ruth Kreis and Maxine Danas, all of Illinois; brother, Vernon Hill; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Aline in 1991. Mr. Hill was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Visitation will be held Saturday, April 3, 1999, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Larry A. Wright and Pastor Melinda J. Wagner officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, in charge of arrangements.
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