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Holley -- Bessie Katherine Holley, a resident of Albuquerque, born May 17, 1908, died Tuesday, February 2, 1999. Beloved mother to many in spirit, she is survived by her children, Louise Edith McLaughlin, R.C. Holley Jr. and Donald L. Holley; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Joanna West and Lilly Wadley; and brother, Milton Baldwin. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Geraldine Wolfe. Services will be held Saturday, February 6, 1999, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Rev. Milton Baldwin officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Robert Hart, Brian Shipley, Donald Holley, Bessie Stearns, and Shawn Holley. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Friday, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Jackson -- Jim Sol Jackson, 50, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, January 31, 1999. He is survived by his family, sons, Sol Jackson and wife, Kim of Denver, CO and Eli Jackson of Dover, DE; daughter, Allie Jackson of Greensboro, NC; brothers, Pat Jackson of Amarillo, TX and Joe Jackson of Amarillo, TX; sisters, Jeanine Hibbert of Nucla, CO and Anne Pryde of Sheridan, WY; and several loving nieces and nephews. Mr. Jackson was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army. He was then an Air Traffic Controller for the A.R.T.C.C. for the past 28 years. Services will be held Friday, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Mr. Jackson was a loving father, good friend and an avid outdoorsman. He will be truly missed by all. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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Markus -- Ida E. Markus, age 90, a resident of Albuquerque for 57 years, passed away on February 2, 1999. She is survived by her daughter, Shirl Grayson and husband, Wally of Santa Monica, CA; her son, Jerry Markus and wife, Marlene of Poway, CA; her son-in-law, William Sarnoff of New York, NY; her sister, Mary Gordon of Grand Junction, CO; her brother, Paul Tananbaum of Albuquerque; her 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin; and her daughter, Pam Sarnoff. She was a founding member of Congregation B'nai Israel and the Sisterhood. She was the owner and operator of The Fair Store until age 82. Her life was filled with love for her family, work and travel. A graveside service will be held Thursday, February 4, 1999 at 12:30 p.m. in Fairview Memorial Park, 700 Yale Blvd. SE, with Rabbi Isaac H. Celnik and Cantor Josh Perlman officiating. A memorial service will be held Thursday evening, 7:30 p.m., at Congregation B'nai Israel. Memorial contributions may be made to City of Hope, Duarte, CA, or the American Heart Association, 1330 San Pedro NE, Ste. 105, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.
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Mcgirk -- Merlin H. McGirk, 77, a resident of Albuquerque since 1949, passed away Wednesday morning in a local hospital. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Frances M. McGirk; son, James McGirk and wife, Virginia of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Barbara and husband, C.E. (Joe) Young of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren, Michael McGirk and wife, Kelly, David McGirk, Daniel McGirk, Jodi McGirk, Thomas McGirk; great-grandchild, Alycia McGirk, Margaret Young, Timothy Young, Robert Young; brother, Donald McGirk and wife, Lee of Rockford, IL. Mr. McGirk retired from Sandia National Laboratory after 33 years. Following cremation a memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the Presbyterian Heart Fund or a charity of your choice.
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Miller -- Bessie A. Miller, 101, a resident of Albuquerque since 1991, died Tuesday, February 2, 1999. She is survived by her son, Frederick J. Miller of Ontario, NY and William D. Miller of Albuquerque; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick J. Miller; and daughters-in-law, Bernadine Miller and Rose Anna Miller. Mrs. Miller retired from Rochester Telephone Co. in Rochester, NY with 40 years of service. After she retired from Rochester Telephone Co. she worked for an additional ten years as a switchboard operator at Rochester General Hospital. After she moved to Albuquerque, she enjoyed playing bingo at Palo Verde and Bear Canyon Senior Centers. She had been a resident of Sandia Manor Care Nursing Center since 1994. Her cheerful, outgoing nature will be missed by the many people who knew her. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 9:00 a.m., at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School NE, with Father Florian Renaud, Celebrant. Interment will take place at Holy Sepulcre Cemetery in Rochester, NY. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
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Montes -- Clotilde (Tillie) Castillo Montes, age 104 and a life long resident of Bernalillo, passed away on February 1, 1999 at New Mexico Veterans Center in Truth or Consequences. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ramon R. Montes, her parents, Jose Felipe Castillo Sr., and Emerenciana Montoya Castillo; one brother, Jose Felipe Castillo Jr. and three sisters, Corina C de Baca, Candelaria Del Valle and Dolores Miera. Surviving Mrs. Montes is a sister, Mrs. Lucy C. Ortiz of Tesuque, NM and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Tillie, as she was better known, retired after serving 33 years as Postmaster in Bernalillo. She previously taught school in the communities of Cochiti, San Luis, Cabezon and Derry, NM. She also traveled extensively throughout her lifetime. Respecting the wishes of the deceased, private internment has taken place at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery in Bernalillo. Services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, 9420 4th St., 898-3160. Gary F. Santillanes.
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Padilla -- Mr. Paul Padilla died Wednesday in Albuquerque at the age of 52. He was preceded in death by his father, Polidor Padilla. He is survived by his mother, Eva Padilla; wife, Betty Padilla; son, Paul Padilla; daughters, Antoinette Najera and husband, Armando, Shannon Padilla and fiance, Rock Ulibarri, Monica Sanchez, and Jackie Padilla; brothers, Gilbert Padilla and wife, Linda, Tony Padilla and wife, Carol, and David Padilla and wife, Angela; sister, Tina Ortiz and husband, Raymond; and a granddaughter, Marissa Najera. Funeral services for Mr. Padilla will be held on Saturday at the St. Anne Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jerry Padilla, Johnny Padilla, Tony Ray Padilla, Philip Padilla, Lorenzo Garcia, and Arturo Najera. Visitation for Mr. Padilla will be held on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. A Rosary for Mr. Padilla will be held on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Anne Church. Arrangements by the Salazar and Sons Mortuary, 400 3rd St. SW.
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Redding -- Edward M. Redding passed away January 30, 1999 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in 1915 in Tyron, NM and educated at the University of Denver. In 1943 at MIT, he received his doctorate in Chemical Engineering. During World War II, he served in the USNR as Lt. Commander. His professional career encompassed many fields including solar energy, jet propulsion, printing and manufacturing. He held many patents and inventions in a variety of disciplines. In addition to being president of Printing Plate Supply Co. in Chicago, he served on the board of Solan-Kettering and was Director of Research & Development for the Kettering Foundation in Dayton, OH. He is survived by his wife, Carol S. Redding; four children, Carolyn, Jane, Katharine and Charles; and a grandson, Jeffrey Ward. A private memorial service will be held in Denver, CO for family and close friends.
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Reed -- Ernest E. Reed passed away on February 2, 1999 at the age of 87. He was born in Kentucky on July 7, 1911. He and Edith were married on August 12, 1960. He worked for Ford Motor Company for ten years and for General Motors in Livonia, Michigan, from 1960 to 1976, retiring at the age of 65. Later, he owned and operated Reeds Wrecking Company for ten years in Michigan. He is survived by his wife, Edith; four children, Marjorie Dargo and husband, John, Nancy Reed and husband, Dennis, Dolores Macy and husband, Bob, Gary Reed and wife, Jill; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 7701 Candelaria Rd. NE on Friday, February 5 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial gifts may be made to Christ Lutheran Church. Cremation arrangements are being made by Sunrise Society.
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Richardson -- Nanci Mae Richardson, 55, a resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, February 1, 1999. She was born in Pueblo, CO on February 18, 1943. She is survived by her daughters, Kathy House and husband, Sean of Rio Rancho and Sherri Bingert and husband, John of Jemez Springs; son, Bill Richardson of Albuquerque; mother, Margaret Cable of Canon City, CO; sister, Mary Margaret Hewes and husband, George of Littlestown, PA; brother, David Pitcher and wife, Jan of Wichita, KS; four grandchildren, Andrew, Emily, Shelby and Cobi; and many close friends and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Richardson; and her father, William Marion Pitcher. Services will be held Saturday, 4:00 p.m., at St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE, with Rev. Charles E. Price officiating. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Friday, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Lung Association, 216 Truman NE 87108. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
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