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WOODCOCK -- DIXIE LEE Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the age of 80. Dixie was born in Amarillo, TX on February 18, 1932, and moved to Albuquerque in 1942 where she attended Jefferson Junior High School and graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1950. After graduation, Dixie worked for a short time for National Airlines as a travel agent. She then worked for Albuquerque National Bank and later became a travel agent for the Bolack Travel Agency where she worked until her marriage in 1988, to Clifton "Woody" Woodcock. Dixie was preceded in death by her father Leonard A. Tate; her mother Johnnie Mae Tate; and her beloved husband "Woody". She is survived by her sister, Shirley Tate Shannon and her husband, Jim Shannon; her brother, Jim Tate and his wife, Kathi; her stepson, Joel D. Woodcock and his wife, Wanda; her stepdaughters, Susan Zurasky and Virginia Aguilar and her husband, James. Dixie is also survived by five nieces and nephews; seven grand-nieces and nephews; ten grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and special angel in her life, Donna Blea. Dixie and Woody enjoyed camping, jeeping, world travel and spending time with their family. Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Johnnie Mae Tate Memorial Fund at the Albuquerque Community Foundation, P.O. Box 36960, Albuquerque, NM 87176-6960. Please visit our online guestbook for Dixie at: www.tributes.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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ANDERSON -- VICTOR PAUL Age 79, born on June 15, 1933 passed away on April 24, 2012 at his home in Albuquerque, NM. A memorial service will be held at American Legion Post #99, 540 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. Dinner will be provided from 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Saturday, April 28, 2012. Please visit the online guest register for Victor at: www.riversidefunerals.com RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 SAN MATEO BLVD. NE 505-764-9663
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BLACKWELL -- STANLEY MASON Stan was born February 4, 1933 in Wardner, Idaho. He passed away April 19, 2012 at home in Albuquerque. He graduated from Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington, where he met and married his wife, the former Lola Beth Anderson. Stan spent a career working in the insurance business starting in the early 1960s. For a time he worked in the home office of Fireman's Fund Insurance in San Francisco, then advanced to Commercial Line Manager in Denver, and then to Albuquerque in 1966. He entered the insurance agency business in 1970 working for the Clinton P. Anderson Agency, Southwest Insurance and retired while with Cress Insurance in 1995. He loved teaching others in the insurance industry. He touched many people's lives by sharing his love and passion for insurance. Stan received the Industry Achievement Award from the New Mexico Independent Insurance Agents Association on his retirement in 1995. His home life included gardening, painting with oils, furniture making and home remodeling. He also greatly enjoyed golfing and other outdoor activities. Stan was preceded in death by his mother Helen; his father Fred; and by his son Stanley. Stan is survived by his wife Lola; son Marcus; daughter Staley Seidler and her husband Todd. He is also survived by grandchildren Christopher and his wife Melissa, Ashley, Elizabeth and Devin and their mother Michelle, Nolan and Anden Seidler; and great-grandsons Cory and Hunter. A memorial service will be held May 12th at 2:00 p.m. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 9315 Candelaria NE, Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra or the Properties Committee of Covenant Presbyterian Church.
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BROWN -- SALLY Died at home as the full moon rose on Thursday, April 5, 2012. Writer, teacher, friend and beloved family member. Born Sarah G. Warner on Sunday, December 21, 1919, she was the oldest of three children. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor's in Journalism. She married Robert A. Brown on August 26, 1941 and together they were the parents of six children, five of whom grew to adulthood. They lived in Missouri and Arkansas prior to moving to Santa Fe in 1949. In 1953, they moved to Albuquerque and joined La Mesa Presbyterian Church in 1954. As a mother, she was active in the education of her children taking pride as each earned a college degree. As a volunteer tutor, she touched the lives of many children. She and Bob opened their home to several Navajo children and she maintained her connection with Sarah Leon, her Navajo daughter. She received her Masters in Early Childhood Education at the age of 55. She took great joy in her years spent teaching at St. Mark's in the Valley. Following the death of her husband in 1983, she devoted a year compiling the letters they exchanged during World War II and sharing these cherished memories with her children. She traveled extensively, learning about and experiencing many diverse cultures. In 1998 she completed a history of her father, Seth LeMoyne Warner. In 2004, she published Agnes Brustad Warner Teacher, Wife, Mother Family History Memoir. She was an active member in a book club, enjoyed scrabble and working crossword puzzles and walked daily until the age of 92. In addition to her husband and infant son, Gregory Brown, she was preceded in death by her son, Scott J. Brown and his wife, Teri. She is survived by her daughters: Nikolyn McDonald and husband David; Kathleen Polage and husband Gary; Susan Haywood and husband Tom; and Mary Beth McGonagle and husband Ed. Ten grandchildren learned the love of books from her: Warner Myers, Robert McDonald, Chris Polage, Amy Polage, Sarah Haywood, Ryan Haywood, Shelby Brown, Jeremy Brown, Carrie M. Perry and Kathryn McKee. Four great- grandchildren joined her life late in the game and she treasured each one: Sabrina and Lauren Polage, Elliot Perry and Tessa Jean Myers. In addition, she is survived by her sister Elizabeth Ingell of Jackson, MI and brother Seth L. Warner of Durham, NC. Her nieces and nephews recall with affection her ability to send just the right book to their children over the years. She found exceptional joy in her church family. A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, April 28th, 10:30 a.m. at La Mesa Presbyterian Church, 7401 Copper N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87108. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to La Mesa.
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DELAO -- ARTHUR Age 89, died of a broken heart on April 20, 2012, three weeks after losing his beloved wife Theresa. They were married for sixty five years. He is survived by his children Arthur Jr. and wife Zayda, Theresa DeLaO, Mike DeLaO and wife Anna, Veronica Chavez and husband Mike; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Arthur was raised at the St. Anthony's Orphanage as a child along with his brothers. In his youth he joined the CCC Camps and then proudly served in the U S Army during WWII. After his service in the military he studied at St. Joseph's College and later worked for the U S Post Office until he retired. Arthur loved the outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. He was an avid bowler and loved the Lakers. Arthur was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a humble man and appreciated the simple things in life. He will be greatly missed and forever live in our hearts. A Rosary will be held Friday evening, April 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm at Daniels Family Funeral Services Wyoming Chapel. Inurnment will be Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 11:00 am at MT. Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd. NE. To view information or leave a condolence please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
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DELGADO -- JUAN ANTONIO (TONY) Age 59, a resident of Odessa, TX went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April, 23, 2012. Antonio was born on August 29, 1952 in Durango, Mexico. Antonio is survived by his wife of 24 years, Carol Delgado; his children, Anthony Delgado, Kassandra (Kassie) Delgado, John Paul Delgado and Jennifer Alvarado, all of Odessa, TX; Doreen De La Cruz , husband Juan, Christopher Delgado of Albuquerque, NM ; Doreen Davila, husband Mauricio; Juan Antonio Delgado, wife Monica; Michelle Delgado; and his 13 grandchildren; brothers Jose Delgado, wife Olga, Mario Delgado, wife Graciella, Salvador Delgado, wife Martha, Jesus Delgado, wife Yolanda, of Albuquerque, NM; Miguel Delgado, wife Patricia of Houston, TX and Luis Delgado of Santa Fe, NM. Antonio was preceded in death by his beloved parents Francisco and Gloria Delgado; and his brother Francisco Javier Delgado. Antonio will always be known for his love of music and his guitar. He was an active part of the church choir at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Odessa, Texas for 15 years. Antonio had great love for his parents, brothers' children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He always had a joke or a story to tell. Antonio will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. A Rosary for Antonio will be recited at 6:00pm on Sunday April 29th at French - University Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday April 30th, 2012 9:30am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be his loving brothers. Honorary Pallbearers will be Christopher Delgado, Francisco Javier "Kiko" Delgado, Jose Delgado, Jr., Ricardo Delgado, Mario Delgado Jr, Salvador Delgado Jr. and Adriana Delgado. The Delgado family would especially like to thank his first wife Connie Sanchez for opening up her home and taking care of Antonio during his final days; Vista Care Hospice for making his final days comfortable ones and to the staff at French Mortuary for their many acts of kindness during this difficult time. Please visit our online guestbook for Antonio at: www.Remembertheirstory.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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DIXON -- MARGERY MYERS Passed away early on Sunday, April 22, 2012. Wife to one, mother of four, grandmother to eight, aunt to twelve, sister to three, cousin to many, volunteer and friend to countless. She is already missed. Margery was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, George L. Dixon, Jr. Margery is survived by her four children, Wes Dixon and his wife Karen of Leawood, Kansas, Martha Lange and her husband Mark of Granger, Indiana, Jennifer Hamilton and her husband David of Morgan Hill, California, and Amy Dixon of Albuquerque. She has eight grandchildren, Kate, Liz, Brian, Sarah, Megan, John, Jonathan, and Lynda. Margery was born in Colorado Springs in 1930 but the family soon moved to Kansas where she and her three brothers were raised on a dry land 160 acre farm growing corn and beans. A hard but good life. She graduated from Garnett High School and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas and was working at the University of Iowa where she met George. They married and he enlisted to take his medical residency in the U.S. Army. Over the next eleven years she and George saw the world and built a wonderful family with four children, three dogs and a parakeet. In 1966 they all settled in Albuquerque. Margery was always active in her church. For many years she was honored to serve in the ministry of Altar Guild. She also became very involved with All Faiths Receiving Home. She was an avid gardener and world traveler (always with George). She loved all kinds of music and opera and singing in the choir. The memorial service celebrating her life will be held at The Cathedral Church of St. John, at 3rd and Silver, on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:30 in the morning. In lieu of flowers, please make your memorial contributions to: All Faiths Receiving Home, 1709 Moon St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or to the Outreach of The Cathedral Church of St. John, P.O. Box 1246, Albuquerque, NM 87103. Please visit our online guest book for Margery at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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DURAN -- THERESSE L."TERRY" CROOK CASTILLO LOPEZ Born April 12, 1943 in Old Town Albuq, NM. Terry was called home to heaven by our Heavenly Father and Jesus on April 2, 2012, as she was a devoted child of Christ. She previously resided in Tulsa and was a resident of Holdenville, OK. at time of passing. Terry was preceded in death by her parents Alfred L. Duran Sr. and Laura E. Castillo Duran Chavez, and son, Mark L. Crook. Terry is survived by children, Susan E Penney of OKC, OK, Andrea E Durham Davis of Farmers Branch, TX, Kent D Crook and wife Tania and grandchildren Brian, Ashley, Jimmy, and Kaysi of Miami, FL, Jace A Castillo and wife Pauline and grandson J. Aaron II, Juan D Castillo and Bernice and grandson JD Jr., Peter M Lopez; brother, Al L "Sonny" Duran Jr., all of Albuq. NM; sister, Margret Geraldine "Geri" Duran of Holdenville, OK; many loving family and friends all over God's creation. Terry was a very caring, loving and passionate mother, grandmother, friend and all other titles included. She loved to see anything beautiful. She was an entrepreneur, an antiques collector and dealer, a beautician and volunteered when she could among many other endeavors. She was also active in politics and loved the Inaugural Balls, rallies and all functions, especially her dear friends, NM. State Treasurer James B. Lewis and late wife Armandie. Terry loved all "Her People" dearly! We love her more and miss her with all our hearts and will remember her with a smile. A celebration of her life will be Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 12:00pm at The Eagle Rock Worship Center, 7518 Oakland Ave NE, 87113. Reception to follow at family's home.
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ELKINS -- RICHARD E. "DICK" Age 84, a resident of Albuquerque, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 21, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Agnes C. Elkins of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Kathleen E Coleman and husband, James, of Hockessin, DE; sons, Thomas E Elkins and wife, Teresa of Durango, Mexico, and Daniel R Elkins and wife, Anne of Denver, CO; brother, William McIver Lamb of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Dan Coleman and wife, Barbie, John Coleman and wife, Katie, Lucas Elkins, Andrew Elkins, Kara Lockwood and husband Alex, and Simon Elkins; great-granddaughter, Haley Jane Coleman; many other family and friends. Richard was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty; his parents, Ewell Elroy and Margaret Genevieve Elkins. He served in the United States Navy at the end of WWII. He was a missionary linguist with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Richard was a member of Grace Church and Alameda Bible Church. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 28, 2012, 11:00 a.m. at Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio Dr NE. Memorial contributions may be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators, PO Box 628200, Orlando, FL 32862, for the publishing of the Western Bukidnon Manobo Old Testament. FRENCH 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
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GALLAWAY -- TIMOTHY HAROLD Age 59, a resident of Albuquerque and a devoted Christian, went home to be with the Lord in April 2012. He is survived by his father, Dr. Ira Gallaway of Wilmore, Kentucky; daughter, Genevieve Gallaway of Dallas, Texas; son, James Adam Gallaway of Dallas, Texas; former wife, Deborah Trapper of Dallas, Texas; his brother, Jerry Gallaway of Lindrith, New Mexico; sister, Cindy Ward of Georgetown, Texas; brother, Craig Gallaway of Birmingham, Alabama; eleven nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sally Gallaway. Harold was born in Houston, Texas and named after Harold Lindille, a dear friend of Ira and Sally Gallaway. He lived in the Dallas area until he was 17 when he then moved to Hawaii. It was there in Hawaii that he learned his craft and became a master carpenter. He later moved back to the mainland where he married and had his two children. He had a wonderful sense of humor, a probing and creative mind, and a glimmer in his eye that always meant he was preparing to say something funny and smart. Always the dapper dresser, with a flair for western attire, he was rarely seen sans his cowboy hat. Services will be held on Friday, April 27, 2012, 3:00 p.m. on a private estate in Lindrith, NM. Friends who wish to attend may call Genevieve Gallaway for directions at 214-642-6806. Please visit our online guest book for Harold at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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