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Truitt -- Ray M. Truitt, Lt Col, USAF Retired, 81, passed away on July 4, 1999 in an Albuquerque hospital. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Elizabeth Truitt; son, and daughter-in-law, Keith and Cheryl Truitt; two grandsons, Steven and Brian Truitt of Albuquerque. He was born and raised in Kansas. He graduated from the University of West Virginia where he played football. He went on to play professional football before going into the Air Force. He retired from the Air Force after 22 years as a Special Services officer. Ray was an avid golfer and for many years was active in the Albuquerque Senior Golf Association, serving several years as president. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at the Kirtland AFB Chapel with Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Steve Torgerson presiding. Cremation has taken place and interment will be at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.
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Warner -- Irene Lucille Warner, born June 6, 1917 in Ft. Stocton, Texas, daughter of James and Clara Blaine. Irene, best known as"Grandma" to her many friends, family and customers, passed away at her home June 29th, family and friends were at her side. She leaves behind two daughters, Sheila Longenette and Kay Hess both of Albuquerque; two sons, Bruce Warner of Plymouth, IN, Karlon Cruse of Kansas City, KS and stepson, Carl Lovelady of Santa Anna, CA; seven grandchildren, Jeff Longenette, Sheryl Romero, Renee Herrera, Cruse Rael, Sheena Hess and Jeremy and Ena Cruse; 19 great-grandchildren, Jason and Sara, Traci and Alex, Adam, Scott, Kay and Jade, Lief, KT, Nicole, Shawn, Jessica and Megan, Daniel, Arron and Kyle, Adam and Andy. But to these children she was known as"Grandma the Great". Longtime resident and business woman, she owned and operated the K&I Diner for 39 years. Not only building a successful business, but a close and loving relationship with her customers. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. There will be an open house for her at the K&I Diner July 10th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., 2500 Broadway SE, Albuquerque. In memory of"Grandma" please come and help us celebrate the life of a very colorful woman. She was 82 years old and taken by a familiar enemy, cancer.
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Wootton -- Thomas Wylie Wootton, 70, formerly of Galveston, Texas, passed away at 3:17 p.m. on Monday, July 5, 1999, at home. A long-time resident of Albuquerque, he is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Onanong Wootton. He was a veteran of the Korean War and had recently retired after 30 years of service in the federal government as a mechanical engineer. He will be dearly missed. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 8, 1999, at 2:00 p.m. at First Untied Methodist Church, 314 Lead SW, Rev. Clyde Standfield officiating. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Should friends desire, the family requests that memorial contributions be to First United Methodist Church, 314 Lead SW, 87102 or to the John Wayne Cancer Institute, 2200 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. 
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Alarid -- Lydia E. Alarid, 76, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, July 2, 1999. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Del P. Alarid of Albuquerque; sons, Del O. Alarid and wife, Kaylene of Corrales, David C. Alarid of Albuquerque, and Rick Alarid and wife, Martha of Corrales; daughter, Rita C. Sanchez and husband, Alfred of Albuquerque; grandsons, Christian Alarid, Matthew Alarid and Zach Alarid, all of San Jose, CA, Alfred E. Sanchez and wife, Monica of Rio Rancho, and Travis A. Sanchez and wife, Angelica of Albuquerque; granddaughters, Elishia Lucas and husband, Josh of Jolon, CA, Nicole M. Alarid and fiance, Jeremy Martinez of Albuquerque, and Rebecca C. Sanchez and fiance, Matthew Miessner; five great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Garcia and wife, Lois of Seattle, WA; and sister, Annette Levigne and husband, Al of Albuquerque. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 12:00 noon, at St. Therese Little Flower Church, 300 Mildred NW, with Pastor John Plans, Celebrant. Interment of cremains will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
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Atencio -- The family of Mrs. Carmen Atencio wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral Services for Mrs. Atencio. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to Hospice nurses Louis and Pat and also Fr. Bob Chabot. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW
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Bowers -- C. Keith Bowers, 78, a resident of Albuquerque since 1966, died on Tuesday, July 6, 1999. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marlys Bowers of Albuquerque; sons, Richard K. Bowers and wife, Gerri of Chesapeake, VA, Donald A. Bowers and wife, Nancy of Dataw, SC, John C. Bowers and wife, Marcia of Neshanic Station, NJ, and David H. Bowers and wife, Carole of Albuqureque; grandchildren, Steven, Brian, Keith, Amanda, Katherine and Elizabeth Bowers; great-granddaughter, Ashley Bowers; sisters, Esther Crider of Tyler, TX and Donna Smart of Portland, OR; and brother, Gerald Bowers of E. Tawakoni, TX. Mr. Bowers proudly served his country in the US Navy during World War II on the Battleship Maryland. He was an avid trombone player and enjoyed playing with the Shriners and American Legion Bands, as well as with various other groups. He was an original member of the Albuquerque City Band. Before retiring in 1985, Mr. Bowers was a sales representative for McClintock - Doane Paper Company. Memorial Services will be held Friday, 1:30 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd Chapel, 10500 Lomas, NE with Pastor Milton D. Carter officiating. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Ballut Abyad Shriners Transportation Fund, 6600 Zuni, SE, 87108. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE.
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Chavez -- Jerry Chavez, 59, a resident of Emeryville, CA, formerly of Albuquerque, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 1999 in California. Jerry was born on May 22, 1940 in Albuquerque to Antonio and Nestora Chavez who preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Geraldine A. Chavez; five sons, Jerry Chavez Jr. and wife Sielala, Daniel Chavez, Gilbert Chavez and Margie, Raymond Chavez and Jessica, all of California, and Jerry Chavez; three daughters, Antoinette Chavez, Sophia Chavez, all of California and Kathy Chavez; 13 grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Tony Chavez and wife Sylvia, Dennis Chavez and wife Mary Ann of Albuquerque; three sisters, Rosemary Zamora and husband Bobby of Peralta, Irene Bustos and husband Tony of Los Lunas and Angela Vargas and husband Ramon of Meadowlake; and his aunt Carmen and husband Carlos of Albuquerque. He will be greatly missed by his loving family. A Rosary will be recited Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary, on the corner of 8th and Stover. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, with Fr.Jack as celebrant. Interment will follow at Los Padilla's Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Louis Chavez, Fred Chavez, Dennis Chavez Jr., Andy Bustos, Raul Zamora and Joel Vargas. Funeral Services are in care of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover SW, 243-5222.
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Chavez -- Mass for Christopher Jerome (Chris) Chavez was celebrated Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd. SW, with Rev. John Shedlock as celebrant. Interment was in Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family wishes to express their appreciation to everyone who has been so supportive during the very difficult time. Strong-Thorne 1100 Coal SE, in charge of arrangements.
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Corder -- Clayton J. Corder, 22, son of Jack and Paula Corder and brother of Vanessa Corder, all of Rio Rancho, NM was called home by God on Sunday, July 4, 1999. Clayton is also survived by a half sister, Laurie of Lubbock, TX; and his grandmothers, Frances Nichols of Las Cruces, NM and Virginia Corder of Lubbock, TX. Clayton was the Goal Keeper for the Conference Champion Soccer team at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Services have been set for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 10, 1999 at the First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho. Officiating will be Rev. Si Budagher assisted by Billy Bob White of Mineral Wells, TX and also of the Warrior Ministry team. Interment will follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Warrior Ministry Team, 10312 Leymon Ct. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 have been suggested. Arrangements are under the direction of Vista Verde Memorial Park and Mortuary, 4310 Sara Rd., Rio Rancho, NM.
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Crespin -- The family of Mr. Arthur A. Crespin wishes to thank all their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Rosary and Funeral services for Mr. Crespin. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW
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