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GONZALES -- GWEN MARIE Our loving daughter, sister, fiancee, aunty, niece, cousin and friend, Gwen M. Gonzales, age 47, suddenly passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2012. She is survived by her fiancee, Scott Muhn and son, Jonathan; her parents, Joe B. and Nicki Gonzales; sister, Laura Hernandez and husband, Alfred; brother, J. Anthony "Antz" Gonzales; nieces, Nicole Hernandez and Adrienne Gonzales; nephew, Julian Gonzales; and great-niece, Jaleen Moreno-Hernandez. She is also survived by many loving uncles, aunts, cousins and her many friends. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Josefita and Jose Ortega and Juanita L. and Juan Jose Gonzales. Gwen was born and raised in Santa Fe, NM, graduated from St. Michael's High School in 1983 and more recently a graduate of Central New Mexico Community College. She lived in Albuquerque, NM and was employed with Cutter Aviation. She touched a lot of lives in a many different ways and will be missed dearly. All services will be held at Cristo Rey Church, 1120 Canyon Rd. Santa Fe, NM. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 6:00pm and the Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 6, 2012 at 10:00am. Following the Funeral Mass a celebration of life reception will be held at the Fraternity Order of Eagles, 833 Early St., Santa Fe, NM. A private interment will be held at a later date. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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JOHNSON -- JOHN ERIC longtime resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, June 27th at his home after a relatively short battle with melanoma. Eric, as he was known to all who loved him, was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa September 22, 1960 and lived in Iowa, Texas, Wyoming and Brisbane, Queensland, Australia before moving with his family at age 11 to Albuquerque. He attended Annunciation Elementary School, then Eldorado High School, graduating in 1979 where he was a varsity wrestler, track and football player. He was awarded a wrestling scholarship to University of New Mexico where he graduated with a BA in Film/Communications. Eric worked at KOB/NBC as a videographer/photo-journalist for many years. He has worked as a Media Specialist at Central New Mexico Community College (formerly TVI) since 2000. Eric's loves were his daughter, Hannah and music. He was a prolific songwriter and played in many local bands, including Big Sad Guy. Just prior to his diagnosis, the band recorded a double-album, Waiting for the Undular Bores, produced by the Handsome Family. Other bands he played with include Rivet Gang, Evil Roy Slade, the Cufflinks, Mumble, the Gutterleaves, Macho Hall of Fame and on occasion with the Handsome Family. Eric is survived by Hannah, a junior at Sandia Prep; his parents, Robert and Phyllis Johnson of Albuquerque; sisters Cynthia (Oakland, California) and Suzie (Los Angeles, California); brother, Terry (Olympia, Washington); plus many, many friends, uncles, aunts and cousins who will miss him dearly. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 6th at 10:00am at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel Avenue NE, Alb., NM 87122. A celebration for friends and family will be held on Saturday, July 14th at the Albuquerque Press Club, 201 Highland Park Circle SE, Alb., NM 87102 starting at 4:00pm. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: Casa Esperanza Albuquerque, 1005 Yale Blvd NE, Alb., NM 87106, 505-277-9880. www.casaesperanzanm.org or Animal Humane New Mexico, 615 Virginia St SE, Alb., NM 87108, 505-255-5523, www.animalhumanenm.org
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JULIAN -- ADDISON "LEE" born July 7, 1946, in Harlingen, Texas, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012, in Albuquerque after a brief battle against cancer. She is survived by her roommate and best friend, Jan Zerr; her mother, Mary Julian; sister, Margot Julian; and numerous close friends. She was preceded in death by her father Wayne Julian. Lee was a very kind, generous and giving person. Some of Lee's favorite times were spent on her Grandmother's farm in Illinois. In 1964 Lee was recruited by UNM to play for the women's golf team and received her undergraduate degree in Health & Physical Education from UNM and her Master's from Eastern New Mexico University. She taught in an inner-city school in Denver, Colorado for one year and moved back to New Mexico and taught at Taft Middle School for 25 years, inspiring many of her students who still referred to her as "coach". Her community activism began when she raised funds for a grass field and marquee at Taft. After her retirement from teaching she became very involved with the Bel-Air Neighborhood Association gaining expertise with zoning issues. She was constantly on the lookout for illegal dumping, inoperable vehicles, weeds, litter and graffiti. As one neighbor said "She was a champion for all of us." In the early 1990's she worked with the City to organize the first of many large-scale clean-up efforts for the entire Bel-Air Neighborhood. These clean-ups continue to this day and earned her the honorary title of "Commander Garbage". Lee was instrumental in procuring the funds to establish the Bel-Air Miramontes Park and took great pride in seeing it completed. Lee was quite the adventurer. She said you could go anywhere in a white pickup truck and she did! Exploring all of New Mexico, she knew and shared places where few dared to wander. She will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to have known her. An informal gathering to celebrate her life will be held on her 66th birthday Saturday, July 7th, from 8:30 am - 10:00 am at the Bel-Air Miramontes Park at Phoenix and Morningside NE. Come as you are and bring a chair. In her honor, trees will be planted at Bel-Air Miramontes Park at a later date. Memorial donations may be sent to: Bel-Air Neighborhood Association (please note Lee Julian Memorial), PO Box 36568, Albuquerque, NM 87176, to the Animal Human Society or The American Cancer Society. "Bueno Bye" dear one! Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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MARTINEZ -- TONY E. 7/3/1952 - 5/11/2012 Happy Birthday Daddy! We love you so much and we miss you terribly. But we know you are with us and are taking care of us every day. We would have loved to get you a cat, but they were all out! Love, Randy, Juboo, and AJ
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NICHOLSON -- EMMA DOROTHY MENAH of Abilene, Texas and formerly of Belen, Santa Rosa, Portales NM and San Antonio, Texas passed away June 29, 2012. She was born Emma Dorothy Menah on October 27, 1932 in North Babylon, NY. She graduated from Babylon High School in 1950. Russell Sage College in 1954 and completed a Masters Degree at Hofstra University. A school teacher, Emma taught in West Islip, NY, and she also taught for the Department of Defense Schools in Misawa, Japan, Mildenhall, England and Torrejon, Spain. Emma served her community as a Girl Scout Leader and a member of Opti-Mrs in Belen, NM. She is a post Worthy-Matron and held various other offices in several chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star in New Mexico. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Furthermore Emma's numerous family members and friends will fondly remember her dry, sarcastic, side splitting sense of humor. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Robert Nicholson, USAF (Ret). Emma is survived by her two daughters, Merry Kotschwar of Tijeras, NM and Lt. Col. Roberta Nicholson USAF of Starkville, MS; grandson, Ty Kotschwar of Albuquerque; and sister Susanna Thomas of Storrs, CT. A Memorial Service will be held Friday July 6, 2012 at 6:00 pm in the Daniels Family Funeral Service Carlisle Chapel. Inurnment will be with her husband in Desdemona, Texas on Saturday, October 27, 2012 In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Lung Association. To view information or leave a condolence please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-884-1188
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PEDERSON -- KEITH G. passed away on June 28, 2012. He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Pederson and father, Theodore Pederson. He is survived by his family which include his wife, Patty Sais-Pederson; son, Scott Pederson, and daughter, Lisa Pederson; brothers, Gary T. Pederson and Charlie Pederson; sisters-in-law Catherine Pederson and Lynne Pederson; niece, Martha Anderson and husband, Neil Anderson; nephews, Timothy Pederson and wife, Deb Pederson; Tedd Pederson and wife, Molly Pederson; many grandnieces and nephews; step-children, Diane Sheehy, Alison Mostert, and Dante Sais; dozens of cousins and former wife, Ruth Pederson. Keith earned his Master of divinity degree in 1969 from Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Keith, during his Master of Divinity program in 1968, he served his internship in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Carlsbad Caverns as an employee of the National Park Service. He organized worship services for visitors with the Christian Ministry in the National Parks. At Carlsbad, he worked as a Park Ranger and gave interpretive talks about bats at dusk by the mouth of the cave when the bats emerged at dusk. He became attracted to the enchanting call of New Mexico and pondered an inspiration that he would like to retire in northern New Mexico one day. He served churches as pastor of Pioneer Lake Lutheran Church in Conover, Wisconsin; Shepherd of the Lakes church in Sayner, Wisconsin; and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Harvey, Michigan. He was called to missionary work in the Netherlands where he learned the Dutch language and preached entirely in Dutch. While he worked for the Dutch Lutheran Church, he established a Lutheran Church, he established a Lutheran Church in a new city, Lelystad, founded in 1967, on the Flevoland polder (reclaimed land) in the Netherlands. In addition, he also served an Evangelical Lutheran Church in Enkhuizen. Following his missionary service in Europe, he returned to the states where he served Grace Lutheran Church in Dodgeville, Wisconsin. He subsequently earned his Doctor of Ministry degree at Luther Northwest Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Keith retired from the ministry after 23 years of service and made good on his contemplation to return to the Land of Enchantment. He married Patty and settled down to enjoy some garden railroading, barbershop singing, and motorcycling around the Sandia and Manzano mountains as well as trips throughout the Southwest. Keith's bass voice joined in harmony with the New Mexichords Barbershop Chorus and he also sang with the Duke City Sound. He was a garden railroad club member, played the pan flute, loved motorcycle rides and trips to faraway places, especially National Parks in the United States. He is greatly missed by his loving family members, friends, and brothers in barbershop. We remember his strength and courage and ever-present support for anyone in need of a word of encouragement. He now sings with the Chorus of Angels where we look forward to one day joining him. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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PETERSON -- LOIS RAE beloved wife, mother and sister is survived by husband DuWayne Peterson; daughters Christina Noriega and Carolyn Duncan; and brother Dean Peterson. Lois was a high school teacher for 27 years teaching Art and English. She was a life long artist receiving many awards and commendations. she was also a member of the New Mexico Artist League. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held in the chapel at La Vida Llena, 10501 La Grima de Oro Rd NE, at 2pm on Tuesday, July 3rd. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Lois's name to the Arthritis Foundation.
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RIVERA -- NINFA passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, June 29, 2012, in Elephant Butte, NM. Ninfa's laughter and strength continue to live on in the hearts of her husband of 67 years, Frank; her daughter, Betty Jo; her grandchildren, Dean and his wife, Meagan, Laura Jo and Douglas; her great-grandchildren, Tazmin and Xaeden; and family and friends. Her message to the world is to love one another, trust in God, and recognize the beauty in life; beliefs that she lived by. Cremation will take place and a Memorial Celebration Service will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Rev. Don Hyatt officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 106 E. 6th St., T. or C., NM 87901. Arrangements are by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. and Sierra Crematory, LLC, 303 N. Cedar St., T. or C., NM 87901, (575) 894 - 2574). Those who wish to express their condolences or share a story, please visit: www.kirikosfamilyfuneralhome.com
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AVRITT -- WILLIAM A. "ART" Age 88, an Albuquerque resident for over 64 years, died peacefully on June 28, 2012 surrounded by his immediate family. He was preceded in death by his wife Otelia (Tillie), parents Frank Avritt and Lucille Whitaker. He is survived by his brother Leslie (Jane) of San Diego, CA; his children Bill (Christine) of Shingle Springs, CA, Donna Torres of Albuq, NM, Michael (Deryn) of Broomfield, CO, Paul (Joy) of Corrales, NM, and Shawn (Jennie) of Albuq NM; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Art was born in Neosho, MO, on September 21, 1923. In his teen years he lived in Kansas City, MO. After graduation from high school he, his mother and brother moved to San Diego, CA. where Art worked in an aircraft factory and there he met and married Tillie. During WWII he was inducted into the Army Air Corp and served in North Africa and Italy. After the war Art and Tillie moved to Albuq, NM, where he worked for many years as a bookkeeper and office manager. He also served as a Boy Scout Leader, a marriage enrichment facilitator and a greeter at Holy Rosary Church. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Holy Rosary Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW, Albuq.; a reception at the church will he held immediately following the service. Burial service for the immediate family will be held at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please, donate to a charity of your choice. Art was a loving father and a friend to many and will be greatly missed. Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, Albuq. 343-8008.
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BEAUCHAMP -- JANE M. Age 94, longtime resident of Los Alamos passed away June 27, 2012. Jane was born to Benjamin F. and Eleanor Miessner on July 9, 1917 in Pensacola, Florida and grew up in New Jersey. Jane attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1942, Jane met Richard K. Beauchamp and they were married on December 26, 1942. In 1945, Jane moved to Los Alamos to join her husband who was working on the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Jane was an active member of the National Republican Ladies Origination, Sangre de Christo Girl Scout's Council, New Mexico Screen Actors Guild and enjoyed teaching horse-back riding, as well as going out for trail rides on her horse. Jane was also a member of the Los Alamos Sheriff's Posy during the 1950's -1970's. During Jane's active years in the New Mexico Actors Guild, she was in several movies; "Cheyenne Social Club "," Early Day of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", "Silverado" and several other movies. Jane is survived by her children, Suzanne B. Conrad and husband, Peter Conrad, Richard M. Beauchamp, Paul K. Beauchamp and wife, Karon Birdsong, and Antoinette Beauchamp-Mann and husband, David Mann; 16 grandchildren; and many great- grandchildren. Jane is lying in state, wearing her favorite red velvet dress, given to her by her daughter-in-law, Karon, at French Mortuary, on University Blvd., in Albuquerque, NM. Memorial services will be held on July 5, 2012 at the Los Alamos Christian Church, 92 East Rd., Los Alamos, New Mexico at 10:30 am, with a reception in Rayburn Fellowship Hall. For more information on Jane's life, Please visit our online guest book for Jane at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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