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KIRSHNER -- MARCELLE MCLEOD Age 48, lost her valiant battle with colon cancer on November 29, 2011. At her passing, she was blessed to be surrounded by her loving family in her home in Westlake Village, California. Marcelle was gifted and multi-talented. On an intellectual plane, she possessed a remarkable memory, a keen business sense, and the ability to think and speak on her feet. Creatively, she had a gorgeous singing voice and demonstrated outstanding taste and flair for interior decorating. On a personal level, Marcelle was stunningly beautiful, with a winning personality, a mischievous sense of humor, and a compassionate, giving spirit that she shared with all who knew her. In addition to all these compelling qualities, Marcelle was an outstanding athlete-excelling in gymnastics as a child and competing vigorously in tennis and golf as an adult. With so much to offer, Marcelle would have succeeded in any profession or career that she chose to enter. Instead, she joyously opted to devote all those special gifts toward her precious children, Geneva and Giles. Marcelle was defined by the word "Mom." She was constantly available to meet Geneva's and Giles' needs. She reared them to love the Lord and to follow His guiding hand; she was active in the children's schools and inspired Geneva and Giles to excel in their coursework. Marcelle went the extra mile to ensure that Geneva had all the voice lessons, summer programs, and other opportunities she needed to pursue her passion for singing. Similarly, Marcelle traipsed from game to game encouraging Giles in basketball, baseball, or whatever sport he was playing at the time and made it possible for him to attend training camps and tournaments which would enhance his skills. She was very proud of Geneva and Giles-not just for their many accomplishments but also for the honest, caring, and dedicated human beings they are becoming. The aspect that concerned Marcelle most about her final diagnosis was leaving Geneva and Giles behind and making sure that they would be all right. Proof of that fact is evident in her successful efforts to survive until the wee hours of Giles' 13th birthday. She felt that a teenager would be better able to cope with her passing than a 12-year-old boy. "Determination" could have easily been Marcelle's middle name! Marcelle began her life's journey in Houston, Texas on February 20, 1963, when she was born to Carolyn (Cleveland) McLeod and Vaughan Watkins "Bubba" McLeod. After losing her father at a very early age, Marcelle and her older sister Kim were reared in Albuquerque, New Mexico by two loving parents-their mother Carolyn and Eric Lanphere. Their younger brother Eric joined the family along the way. Marcelle graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1981 and received a Bachelor's degree in English from Westmont in Santa Barbara, California in 1985. She fell in love with California and lived there the rest of her life. Marcelle is pre-deceased by her father Bubba McLeod and her precious nephew Tommy Lang. She is survived by her daughter Geneva Grace Kirshner and her son Giles McLeod Kirshner of Westlake Village, California; by her parents Carolyn and Eric Lanphere of Albuquerque, New Mexico; by her sister Kimberly McLeod Lang of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Kim's twin daughters Margaret Kimberly "Maggie" Lang and Brittany Lanphere Lang of Scottsdale, Arizona; and by her brother Eric Lanphere, his wife Debbie, and their son Daniel, all of Corrales, New Mexico. Marcelle also leaves behind her children's father Shaun Kirshner; seven sets of adoring aunts and uncles in the states of New Mexico, Texas, and Washington, as well as several cousins and their families across the United States. In addition, Marcelle is survived by her good friend Jeff Kaake and his son Jeremy; her long-standing surrogate brother-in-law Rob Young; and devoted friends too numerous to count. Her faithful companions Mocha and Checkers, her Wheaton Terriers, also miss Marcelle-a lot. The family thanks so many people for their love and care of Marcelle. Special mention must go to the wonderful, nurturing caregivers of Buena Vista Hospice Care Services. In addition, the family thanks the faculty, school counselors, coaches, and teachers of Oaks Christian School in countless ways, but especially for their crucial role in laying down the rock-solid foundation of Christianity in both Geneva and Giles. The Truth of God's Word is forever deeply entrenched in these children, and we are so grateful that they know the Lord and have the sure and certain comfort of knowing that they will, indeed, be reunited with their beloved mother one day. Our deep gratitude also goes out to Marcelle's countless, devoted, precious friends. They built a strong fortress of support and encouragement around her, as she endured the suffering and hardships of the terrible disease, which she herself named "Goliath." Marcelle is now in Paradise. While we will miss her beautiful smile and silly, witty antics until God calls us Home to join her, we will remain forever grateful for the limitless, pure joy that she brought to each and every one of our hearts and lives. Services in celebration of Marcelle's life will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 32111 Watergate Road, Westlake Village, California 91361. The nearest major cross streets are Westlake Boulevard and Lakeview Canyon Road. Pastor Dave Gudgel of Palo Alto, California will conduct the service. A reception will be held following the church service at the Napa Tavern Restaurant, located at the corner of Westlake Boulevard and Thousand Oaks Boulevard. Marcelle's family will scatter her ashes over the beautiful Pacific Ocean near Malibu Beach at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in Marcelle's memory to Oaks Christian School, 31749 La Tienda Road, Westlake Village, California 91362.
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LEYBA -- DEMETRIO Age 86, went to be with his Lord and was reunited with the love of his life, Josephine Leyba on Wednesday, December 7, 2011. He is survived by his children, Antoinette Griffin and husband, Jack and Kathy Frisby and husband, Frank; grandchildren, Craig Griffin, Brian Arellanes and companion, Rebecca LaFleur, Jacqueline and husband, Patrick Kane, and Valerie Arellanes; great-grandchildren, Isabel Griffin, P.J. Griffin, Joaquin Arellanes, Ashlee Sanchez, Joseph Griffin, Lucas Griffin, and Tyler Griffin; brother, Antonio Leyba and wife, Mary; sister, Rita Last and husband, Bill; and numerous nephews, nieces and other extended family. Demetrio was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Leyba; parents, Liberato and Antonia Leyba; and brothers, Liberato Leyba, Jr. and Carlos Leyba. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and received a Bronze Star for bravery. Demetrio was an entrepreneur owning a construction business. He taught Electronics at TVI as a second career. His passion in life was ranching. Friends may visit Saturday, December 10, 2011 beginning at 8:30 a.m. with Rosary and Prayer Service to follow at French - Lomas Chapel. Interment will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Please visit our online guest book for Demetrio at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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LOPEZ -- MARY D. passed away December 7, 2011. She was born February 20, 1957 in Albuquerque, NM. Mary enojoyed caring for her grandchildren. She was a loving and caring daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and aunt. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all. Mary Lopez is survived by her parents Dimas and Rufina Trujillo; husband Ignacio G. Lopez; daughter Amanda L. Lopez and boyfriend Justin Butler; grandchildren Felix, Leandra Bishop and Marcus Butler. Mary's beloved family are Amy and Manuel Gutierrez and family of Huntington Park, CA., Adelina Trujillo and family, Paul Sanchez, Alex and Irene Trujillo and family, Joe Trujillo, John and Cathy Trujillo and family, Diane Perez and family. She has risen into heaven and will watch over all of us.
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MADRID -- ESTHER C. Age 81, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on December 8, 2011, at home with her loving family at her side. Mrs. Madrid is survived by her children, Peggy Garcia and husband, Louie, Danny Madrid and wife, Tina, Andrew Madrid Jr. and wife, Gloria, and Tommy Leroy Madrid and wife, Mary; sisters, Virginia Lovato, Isabel Smith, Carmen Chavez, Phyllis Ulibarri and Zeke, and Carol Anaya and husband, Sammy; brother, Ernest Gutierrez and wife, Juanita; her granddaughter, Marsha Suprenant de Garcia and husband, Steve; grandchildren, Luis Garcia, Liz Madrid, Rebecca Apachito, Stephanie Madrid, Amanda Grine, Samantha Montoya, Tommy Madrid Jr., and Janell Files; thirteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mrs. Madrid was preceded in death by her husband, Andres (Andy) Madrid; her parents, Manuel and Anita Gutierrez; brother, Aurelio Gutierrez; and sisters, Mary Lujan and Lilly Alderete. Mrs. Madrid was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, Post 13 Woman's Auxiliary and Color Guard, and V.F.W. 401. Visitation will be Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 2:00 p.m. by Dorothy and Lorraine. Final visitation will be Monday at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:00 a.m., a Franciscan Friar, presider. Interment will follow at the San Clemente Cemetery, Los Lunas, NM. Pallbearers will be Luis Garcia, Tommy Madrid Jr., Roman Arrellin, Mario Garcia, Steve Surprenant, and James Shoemate. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Madrid III, Mateo Jaramillo, Jake Grine, Vince Grine, Antonio Montoya, Zebulon Apachito, and Lucas Shoemate. Please visit: www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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MARTINEZ POOLAW -- YOSVANI FRANCISCO JR. Passed away Thursday, December 8, 2011. To view service information or leave a condolence, please visit: www.danielsfuneral.com Yosvani'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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MAYER -- JAY DEE Age 58, a longtime resident of Tijeras, died Saturday, December 3, 2011. He is survived by his children, Kat Hardy and husband, Kade of Rio Rancho, NM, Dawn Willoughby of Albuquerque, NM, and Moses Gossett of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Sarah, Alana, Emily and Abigail; and his good friend, Carol. Jay was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Jean Mayer; and his brother, Jim. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1971-1974. Friends may visit French - Lomas Chapel on Sunday, December 11, 2011, 10:00 a.m. for a Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Society. Please visit our online guest book for Jay Mayer at: www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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NARANJO -- GILBERT L. Age 76, a resident of Chimayo passed away from this life on earth to be with the Lord. He retired from the State of New Mexico Corrections Department. Although we will miss him dearly we know he has found eternal peace. Gilbert was an amazing man who loved the outdoors and took pride in his work and his family. After retirement Gilbert and his wife Isabel starting gardening and have been members of the Santa Fe Market for 30 years. Gilbert grew the most beautiful Dahlia's in an array of bright beautiful colors and he took pride in his flowers. He will be forever remembered for his flowers, his words of wisdom and his faith. He will be missed dearly and will remain in our hearts forever. Gilbert touched many lives and was a friend to all. Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Manuelita Naranjo; brothers, Daniel and wife Maida and Johnny Naranjo. Gilbert is survived by his wife of 54 years, Isabel Naranjo of Chimayo; sons, Dennis Naranjo and wife Theresa of Chimayo, Gerald Naranjo and wife Sandra of Albuquerque, James and Ben Naranjo of Chimayo; sisters, Marcella Sandoval and husband John of Santa Fe, Levila Archuleta and husband Ray of Santa Cruz and Inez Thomas of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Dennis Naranjo, Jr., DeAnna Sauer and husband Dominic, Michael Naranjo, Danielle Naranjo, Erica Salazar and Angelic Trujillo, James Naranjo, Jr. and Adrianna Naranjo; great-grandchildren, Jayden Sauer and Azaziah Salazar; sisters-in-law, Adelia Vigil, Veronica Garrison and husband Richard, Sofia Romero and husband Samuel and Violia Naranjo; numerous other loving relatives and friends. Public visitation will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 6:30pm in the Chapel of Peace at DeVargas Funeral Home with a Rosary to follow at 7:00pm. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 12, 2011 at 11:00am at Holy Family Catholic Church in Chimayo with burial to follow at Nuestra Seniora de Dolores Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers, Dennis Naranjo, Jr., James Naranjo, Jr., Michael Naranjo, Rick Sandoval, Danny Naranjo and Jeff Spidel. Honorary Pallbearers, Benny Naranjo and Azazaiah Salazar. The family of Gilbert Naranjo would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the University of New Mexico Hospital Dr. Carla Herman, Esme Finlay, Rojas Hernandez, Lisa Marr and nursing staff for the outstanding care, kindness and compassion that was given.
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PAYDEN -- MARIAN W. Age 85, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Joseph F. Payden, loving step-mother of Scott and Kristin Payden and Craig. Memorial Services December 11th at 2:00 pm at Mesa View United Methodist Church, 4701 Montano Blvd. Cremains will be spread at 3:30 pm at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Road, Rio Rancho. In lieu of flowers, donations can can be mailed to Scott and Kristin Payden, 737 Huntley Drive, Medina, Ohio 44256.
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PLECZKOWSKI -- STANLEY Age 90, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2011. He served 30 years in the United States Air Force, and was proud to have been a WWII Glider Pilot. Services will be held in Kansas City. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Stanley's honor to Glider Pilots Museum in Lubbock, Texas, 6202 N. IH 27, Lubbock, TX 79403, (806) 775-2047. Stanley's care entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87109 505-821-0010
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RIVERA -- RON Age 53 of Los Alamos, NM. died peacefully on Wednesday December 7, 2011 in Santa Fe. He was born in Las Vegas, NM. to Manuel and Mary Rivera in 1958. He attended Mesa School, Pueblo Jr. High and graduated from Los Alamos High School, class of 1976. He worked at The Animal Humane Society in Albuquerque, and attended and graduated from Albuquerque Beauty College. He opened Rons' Hair Studio in Los Alamos, then later "Images by Ron" for over 20 years. He is survived by parents Manuel and Mary Rivera of Los Alamos; brother Mannie Rivera, Jr. and wife Rebecca; nephew Joe; and cousins, Edward, Michael, Mark, Becky, Jessica, Louise and Esteban; aunts, Agnes Rivera, Alice Thompson, Mary C De Baca, Pauline Gonzales, Aurelia and Vivian Livingston; goddaughter Natalie Jones; special friends, Phyllis Brooks, Bob and Linda Hull, Sarah, Kelly, Shay Burns Kendricks, Jackie Bebbe Elaine Branch; his loyal patrons and many other special friends-all whom he dearly loved. Recitation of the Rosary will be on Tuesday December 13th at 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Los Alamos, immediately followed by The Mass of Christian Burial being celebrated at 10:30 a.m. A reception gathering will then follow in the church reception hall, and interment will take place at Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos. Rivera Family Funeral Home of Espanola 753-2288, toll free (800) 443-4854, www.riverafamily funeralhome.com
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