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HARRIS -- STEPHEN N. We have lost a great man. Stephen N. Harris passed away Thursday, January 19,2012 at his home. He was 67. His wife of 46 1/2 years, Lonnie Vance Harris and his son Ken were with him in his final hours. Stephen was proud to serve in the US Navy for 21 years and retired a Chief Petty Officer. His loving wife Lonnie; grown sons Stephen Michael (MIKE) and wife Flora, Kenneth, David and wife Martha, and Travis along with all family members and friends will remember him with love, honor, laughter, and compassion. There will be a private Celebration of Life for Stephen at a later date. Stephen was an animal advocate so in lieu of flowers please give to your local Animal Humane. WE LOVE YOU PA. A Parable of Immortality "I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength, and I stand and watch until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come down to mingle with each other. Then someone at my side says, "There she goes!" Gone where? Gone from my sight... that is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and just as able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination. Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, "There she goes!" there are other eyes watching her coming and their voices ready to take up the glad shouts "Here she comes!" by Henry Van Dyke
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HUSMER -- HOWARD LOUIS Age 94, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Elmcroft Senior Living, Albuquerque, New Mexico where he had resided and been well cared for these past two years. Howard is survived by his son - Dean Husmer of Albuquerque; his two daughters - Jill Richard and husband Ron of Atlanta, GA, Laurie Morris and husband Steve of Edwards, CO. He is also survived by eight grandchildren - Nick Morris from Denver, CO, Leslie Stockton from Tucson, AZ, Martin Morris from Albuquerque, NM, Reid Husmer from Denver, CO, Alison Shadburn from San Diego, CA, Jason Boes from Edwards, CO, Leslie Bailey from Denver, CO, and Kurt Boes from Atlanta, GA; plus 12, almost 14 great-grandchildren. Howard was born April 7, 1917 in New Haven, CT, the second son of Emil and Sybil Husmer. He graduated from West Haven High School in 1934, and after subsequent post graduate studies he went to work for Pennsylvania Railroad. During the year of 1939 he was laid off and went to Venezuela to work in an oil refinery. In 1940 he returned to New York and The Pennsylvania Railroad and married the love of his life Dorothy Lawson in West Haven, CT. As a young man Howard was active in Demolay and in 1938 was initiated into the Annawon Lodge of Masons in West Haven, CT. Howard served in the United States Army, in the Army of Occupation, in Gorizia, Italy, from 1945-1947. During Howard's career with Pennsylvania Railroad, he worked in the New York office, the Boston office, the Chicago office and Houston office. While working out of the Boston office, he and his family lived in Amherst, NH where he was very involved in The Congregational Church where he served as a deacon. He also was the town auditor and on the library board. When Howard retired from Conrail in 1979, he and his wife Dorothy lived in Spring, TX and enjoyed their life golfing together at Willow Creek Golf Club. Dorothy died in 1987 and in 1991 Howard moved to Albuquerque, NM to be near two of his children. He joined Tanoan Golf Course and enjoyed many years of golf with family and friends. His family greatly appreciates the good care given to Howard by Dr. Christopher Merchant, Hospice of the Sandias and the employees of Elmcroft Senior Living. Howard's family will have a memorial service at a later date. Please visit our online guestbook for Howard at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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JAQUA -- EDWIN STANTON II A resident of Corrales, NM, passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2012. He was born on October 15, 1934 in Winchester, Indiana. He was the son of George W. and Evelyn H. Jaqua. He graduated from Choate Preparatory School in Wallingford, CT and from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York with a degree in Psychology. He married Nancy Anna Huff of Boerne, Texas on June 6th, 1959. They were married nearly 50 years before her death in 2009. Ed brought his family to New Mexico in June, 1964. His career was spent in the Human Resources field in several industries including Grocery and Banking. He was active in his community and served on several boards including the Chaparral Girl Scout Council, the New Mexico Personnel Association, United Way and Menaul School. Ed is survived by his son David Arleigh Jaqua of Albuquerque, NM, daughter Suzanne Marie Jaqua of Albuquerque, NM, sister Elizabeth Anne Taylor or Brevard, NC, several nieces and nephews, and his "granddogs", Ziegler and Gus. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Boerne, Texas. The family would like to thank the dedicated professionals of Heritage Home Healthcare and Hospice as well as Dr. Amine Temmar and his excellent staff for the care and comfort they provided. Those wishing to make charitable contributions in his memory may do so to the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. Please visit our online guestbook for Edwin at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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LEVY -- WALBERT G. "TURK" age 87 was called home on January 27. He was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 30, 1924. After a grammar school Italian class he began a lifelong passion for studying foreign languages. In 1942 he began his studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and was a member of the R.O.T.C. During WWII he enlisted in The US Navy and after basic training became a 1st Lieutenant. He trained for a time to become a Naval Aviator and then decided to become a Naval Intelligence Officer. He was sent to the Japanese Language School in Stillwater, OK and became fluent in the language in the matter of a few months. After WWII he became a Naval Reserve and moved to Korea to work as a civil servant. While there, he learned to speak several East Asian languages and dialects. He returned to the States in the late '40s and resumed his education. He graduated from LSU in 1951 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1952 he began a 45 year career with Sandia National Laboratories, retiring in 1997. During the 1960's he became heavily involved in Democratic Party politics. In 1966 he won his party's primary for his district's State Senate seat, but was defeated in the general election. The defeat stopped his political aspirations, but not his commitment towards Democratic Party causes. After his retirement he reveled in being one of UNM's oldest language students. While at UNM he studied; Russian, Chinese and Arabic. He traveled separately to both Russia and East Asia. A series of strokes beginning in 2006 ended his dream of returning to East Asia to teach the English language. He said he could carry on a pleasant conversation in these languages as well as French, Spanish and Italian. Over the years he had been a member of Queen of Heaven, St. Bernadette's and St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center Catholic communities. He is survived by son, W. Gregory Jr. and wife, Kim; grandchildren, Darlene, Kyle, Gregory and Karroll Ann of Oklahoma City. Daughter, Marie Levy Ryan and husband, Tom; grandchildren, Shannon, Cary, Patrick and Keenan of Albuquerque. Son, Matthew and wife, Meg; grandchildren, Anthony, Dominick and Joseph of Albuquerque. Five great-grandchildren. Brother in law, Edward LaBruyere; a nephew and three nieces and their families from Louisiana. He is preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Natasha Katherine and former wife, Karroll Jones Levy within a week span in 1998. A rosary will be held Saturday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, 1815 Las Lomas Rd. NE 87106. A memorial mass will follow immediately at 11 a.m.. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Animal Humane Society, 615 Virginia Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Please visit our online guest book for "Turk" at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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LOPEZ -- ANNA MARIE VALENTINA 81, a resident of Albuquerque passed away at home with her loving family at her side. Mrs. Lopez is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years Mr. Antonio Lopez; her children, Tommy Lopez and wife, Marie, Theresa Lusczek and Ed Gonzales, Rita Lopez and Bob Armijo, Sylvia de Alderete and husband, Enrique, Rick Lopez, Dorothy Seitz and husband, Tom; and Jerome Lopez; her brother Deacon Jimmy Delgado and wife, Jean; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; her caregiver, Antonia Fileto; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Lopez was loved by all who knew her. Mrs. Lopez was preceded in death by her parents, Antonio and Maria; her brother, Bernie; and sisters, Catherine and Pola. Visitation will be Monday, January 30, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW, with a Rosary to be held at 7:00 p.m., Deacon Jimmy Delgado, officiant. Final visitation will be Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., at the Church, with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Las Vegas, NM. Pallbearers will be Rick Martinez, Enrique de Alderete, John Benavidez, Ronny Marquez, Jerome Lopez and Anthony Delgado. Please visit GabaldonMortuaryInc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary, Inc 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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MARTINEZ -- EDMUND, "GENE" EUGENE Age 80, of Albuquerque, passed away at his home in the early morning hours of January 22, 2012. He was born in Starkville, CO on January 11, 1932. Gene graduated from Primero High School in 1949 and soon after joined the Navy. A year later he received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, then graduated in the class of 1954 with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. He went on to attend the University of Oklahoma in Stillwater, OK where he received his Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. He continued in the Air Force as a pilot, retiring after 21 years of service. Gene enjoyed playing racquet ball, traveling and welding in his spare time. He was preceded in death by his parents, Melquiades and Rose Martinez; and sister, Eva. Gene is survived by several sisters; a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and close friends. Gene will be greatly missed by all. Visitations will be Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services - Alameda Mortuary, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Service of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers Memorial contributions may be made to Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 9502 Fourth St., NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114. Those who wish to express their condolences, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Edmund's care entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth St. NW Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87114 505-898-3160
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MARTINEZ -- MARGARET Age 98, a life time resident of Albuquerque passed away on Friday, January 27, 2012, with her loving family at her side. Mrs. Martinez is survived by her children, Lupe Adams, Richard Martinez and wife, Julia, Geraldine Wiest and husband, Art; her son-in-law, David Lyons; five grandchildren, Judy Cole and husband, Rick, Susan Martinez, Rick Martinez, Amanda Linebarger and husband, Patrick, and Paul Martinez; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many other extended family members. Mrs. Martinez was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Martinez; her daughter, Frances Lyons; and her grandson, Randy Casaus. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1860 Griegos Rd. NW, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Deacon Manuel Montoya. Final visitation will be Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Church with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rick Martinez, Paul Martinez, Manuel Martinez, Michael Griego, John Martinez and Patrick Linebarger. Honorary pallbearers will be Judy Cole, Susan Martinez and Amanda Linebarger. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Vista Care Hospice; and to Michael Dunn and Annette Martinez for the gentle care given to their mother. Please visit: GabaldonMortuaryInc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary, Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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MAYO-ROOKS -- ETTA M. The daughter of Mont and Mary Mayo came into this life on September 1, 1931 in Bracey, Virginia. On January 23, 2012 at the age of 80 God reunited her with her parents and her brothers, Algie, Fred, Lloyd and Leroy. After moving to New York City as a young adult, Etta's life changed forever when she met a young marine named Warren H. Rooks. They were married on October 22, 1955 and shared a special love that lasted 56 years. From this union she was blessed with two children, Warren H. Rooks, Jr. and Stephanie L. Rooks. Etta was a devoted, loving and caring Wife, Mother, Sister, Auntie, Grandmother and Friend. She leaves to cherish her fond memory, her husband, Warren H. Rooks, Sr. of Albuquerque; one son, Warren H. Rooks, Jr. of Henderson, NV; one daughter, Stephanie Rooks-Williams of Albuquerque, NM; one brother, Milton Mayo of South Hill, VA; one grandson, Jonathan T. Williams; one granddaughter, Sierra N. Rooks; and a host of cherished relatives and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012, 2:00 p.m., at French - Lomas Chapel. Please visit our online guest book for Etta at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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MONTOYA -- ELOISA Age 96, joined our heavenly Father on January 27, 2012 after a short illness. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed a long, healthy and joyous life with her husband and family. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Pete Gallegos and grandson, Michael Garcia. She is survived by her loving husband of 73 years, Zack Montoya and their four children: Clara Garcia and husband Dan, and Mary Ellen Gallegos of Albuquerque, NM, Nora Juarros and husband Louis of Woodland Park, CO, and Carlos Montoya and wife Patti of Los Lunas, NM. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. She was born on a ranch near Colmor, NM on April 30, 1915 and lived in Wagon Mound, NM for most of her life where she was a devoted and active member of the Santa Clara Parish. She graduated in 1954 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from New Mexico Normal University which was later New Mexico Highlands University. She took her first teaching position at Las Tusas near Sapello, NM. She also taught at Nolan before moving to Wagon Mound where she taught 4th grade for 34 years. Eloisa's ministries were many and were such an important part of her life. She, along with Zack, were very involved in the church as a lector and minister of the Eucharist. Children learning their prayers were as important to her as them learning to read and write. She not only taught 4th grade but also taught catechism and prepared children for their 1st Holy Communion. She was involved in the Cursillo program and lived and worked several weekends. Eloisa was also a member of the Nuestra Senora Del Valle Curia of the Legion of Mary. Eloisa and Zack's favorite ministry was the Marriage Program and Marriage Enrichment because they were able to live and work the weekends together and share their married life as a couple. They lived 140 weekends over a 30 year period. As a result of this close relationship with couples, they have many adopted children and grandchildren and that just added to their joys. Serving the community was important to her as she was a board member of the Health Centers of Northern New Mexico, the Wagon Mound Senior Citizens and frequently prepared delicious meals for special occasions or groups. Her interests included quilting, which she enjoyed with her husband. Together they made many quilts for family and friends commemorating special events. She took special joy in her plants and flowers. She loved watching sports especially if the Lakers were playing. She was an avid card and board game player and taught several of her grandchildren to play. In remembrance of her life and the joy she brought us, the family invites you to join them for the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 30, 2012 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Las Vegas. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Santa Clara Church in Wagon Mound, NM. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that contributions be made in her honor to the Santa Clara Parish Building Fund, c/o Robert Mondragon, Santa Clara Parish, P. O. Box 186, Wagon Mound, NM 87752. A visitation will be held on Monday, January 30, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. from St. Francis Chapel at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd in Las Vegas, NM. Another visitation will be held on Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. from the Santa Clara Church in Wagon Mound, NM. The interment will follow in the Santa Clara Cemetery. The following grandchildren will serve as casket bearers: Tony Gallegos, Paul Gallegos, P. J. Juarros, Jon Montoya, Sugie Garcia, Trisha Gallegos, Lu Anne Sperando, and Katie Otero. The family wishes to thank Vista Care Hospice for the respectful and loving support provided to our beautiful mother and grandmother. Online condolences can be sent to the family at: www.gonzalesfunerals.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., Las Vegas, NM, 1-888-525-9319.
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MYSZKIER -- ARNOLD Age 88, entered God's eternal care on Thursday, January 27, 2012, joining his wife Dorothy and other beloved family members who have gone before him. Arnold is survived by his son, William; daughters, Marie and Lynne and her husband, Paul Spencer; and grandchildren, Joseph and Amelia. Arnold was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 1, 1923 to Anthony and Wanda Myszkier. He was a loving father and grandfather who will be missed by all who knew him. A visitation will be held Friday, February 3rd from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. and closing visitation from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A rosary will be held at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church on Saturday, February 4th at 8:00 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 8:30 a.m. Burial services will take place on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Should friends desire, they may send flowers, mass stipends, or memorial contributions. Memorial contributions in Arnold's name should be sent to: Little Sisters of the Poor, Villa Guadalupe, 1900 Mark Avenue, Gallup, New Mexico 87301, Phone: 505-863-6894, littlesistersofthepoorgallup.org or Right to Life Committee of New Mexico, 2413 Wyoming Blvd NE, Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87112-1164, Phone: 505-881-4563, www.rtlnm.org. Please visit our online guestbook for Arnold at: RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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