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JOHNS -- WILLIAM CAMPBELL M.D. Passed away on October 21, 2011. He's now in heaven with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Madge; and their children: Donald Johns and his wife Pam Martin of Las Vegas, Nevada and their children: Athena Johns and her husband Johnnemann Nordhagen of San Francisco, California, and Allegra Chambers and her husband Ron and daughter Olive of Oakland, California, Jan Villa of Albuquerque and her children: William Villa of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and Ryan Villa and his wife Vanessa and children: Austin, Celeste, and Adalyn of Albuquerque, Lawrence Johns and his wife Nina of Las Vegas, New Mexico and their children: Jennifer Donovan and her husband JJ of Brea, California, and Megan Johns of Yuma, Arizona, and Mia Brink and her husband Keith of Albuquerque and their children: Andrew Goodin and his wife Dani of St. Louis, Missouri, and Abigail Goodin of Las Cruces; He is also survived by his sister Harriet Whiting of Midland, Texas and her children: Kenneth and Douglas. Bill was born in Ames, Iowa on September 4, 1925; his parents were Erwin William Johns, M.D. and Maria Johanna Jongewaard. The family moved for a short time to Fort Collins, Colorado, then to Albuquerque in 1930 where Erwin practiced medicine as a radiologist and internist. Bill attended University Heights Grade School, Monte Vista Grade School, Jefferson Junior High School, Lincoln Junior High School then Albuquerque High School from which he graduated in 1943. Bill was an Eagle Scout; his troop met at the fire station on Central Avenue. He delivered the "Tribune" during his high school years, one of his subscribers being Ernie Pyle. He was an active participant in a young people's organization at the First Presbyterian Church. Before entering the service, Bill had one semester at the University of New Mexico. He enlisted in the Army on June 28, 1943 and entered the service on November 3, 1943 where he served in Company G, 341st Infantry, 86th Division. Bill served overseas for twelve months in France and Germany in the European Theater as a radioman in a rifle company with the 86th Division.. He next served on Luzon and Lubang, Philippine Islands in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. He was in charge of company communications, of Headquarters platoon and took care of maps for the company commander. He received the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Good Conduct and Victory medals. On April 20, 1946 he separated from the Army at Fort Bliss, Texas. He and Madge would met annually with his Company G buddies at various locations around the United States for a reunion of a few days. After Bill's honorable discharge, he returned to UNM for two years, then to Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois for one year where he met his future bride, Madge Hazlett. He and Madge married on March 17, 1951 in Chicago during Bill's junior year at Northwestern University School of Medicine. After his graduation, they moved to Kansas City where, in 1952 at the Kansas City General Hospital, he began his internship; he was awarded "Outstanding Intern of the Year". In 1953 he began his obstetric & gynecology residency. During that time two children, Donald William and Janice Ruth, were born. In 1956 the family arrived in Albuquerque where Bill began his practice in obstetrics and gynecology. In 1960 he began an association with Randolph V. Seligman, M.D. and Sam Shortle, M.D. Bill became a diplomat in the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1961; he was a Fellow in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association, New Mexico Medical Society and American Medical Association. He was a member of the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiners and a member of the Federation of State Medical Boards from 1967 to 1972. He was on the active staffs of Presbyterian Hospital Center and St. Joseph Medical Center from 1956 to 1996 and on the staff of the University of New Mexico Hospital from 1956 to 1990. In 1963 he served as president of the staff of Presbyterian Hospital Center. He was chairman of the New Mexico Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists from 1979 to 1983. Bill was presented the Civic Service Award in 1964 by the Albuquerque Junior Chamber of Commerce. The Robins Award for outstanding community service by a physician was given to him by the New Mexico Medical Society in 1970. In 1962 and 1964 Bill was Chairman of the (Dr. Jack) Redman for Congress Committee in New Mexico. He chaired the Albuquerque Cohn for Councilor Committee in 1974. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Medical Political Action Committee (NMPAC) from 1971 to 1987. He served as a commissioner of the Crime Victims Reparation Commission of New Mexico from 1987 to 1991. Bill was a member of the Immanuel Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque where he was on the Board of Deacons and Session for many years. He was a member of the Ministerial Relations Committee of the Rio Grande Presbytery from 1966 to 1972 and on the Board of Directors of the Southwest Mission Foundation (Arizona and New Mexico United Presbyterian Church USA) from 1973 to 1976. In 1995 Bill became a member of Sandia Presbyterian Church where he was active in the Retired Men's Group Enterprises. Even during his busy medical practice Bill took his family on many vacations throughout the Southwest where they camped in state and national parks, hiked and waterskied. In the winter there were family gatherings on the ski slopes. He was a scuba diver and devised an underwater camera before they were found in stores. He learned to fly fixed-wing aircraft and enjoyed the beauty of this country and Mexico from above. He and Madge traveled to many countries and, during their later years, enjoyed cruises. It's been said that when he delivered each baby he would say "He's winkin' and blinkin!" a reassuring sign that the baby was doing well. He was loved by his patients and many felt a great loss when he retired. When that time came, he took up golf which he enjoyed for many years even when limited by his Parkinson's. More recently, Bill had found much support at the Presbyterian Healthplex where he enjoyed exercising with his Parkinson's group. Bill was a Christian who loved Christ. He prayed that each member of his family would have a similar trust. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial. Pallbearers are sons Don and Larry and grandsons William, Ryan and Andrew. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Salisbury M.D., Chuck Bovard M.D., Ed Johnson M.D., Richard Sauerman M.D., Ronald Cooper M.D., Spiro Vassilopoulos, and nephews Kenneth and Douglas. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte with Pastor Susan Meredith officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sandia Presbyterian Church mission projects or the charity of your choice.
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JONES -- RALPH EDGAR 80, of Florence, CO passed away October 18, 2011 in Florence. He was born September 17, 1931 in Canon City, CO to Richard Edgar and Neva (McGill) Jones. Ralph was a veteran of the Korean War where he was an air traffic controller with the U.S. Air Force. After which he worked for the Federal Aviation Administration and retired in 1990 after 38 years of service. He enjoyed carpentry, singing, pipe organs, and square dancing. Ralph also designed and drafted plans from scratch for an A-frame cabin in the mountains, and with the help of family and friends built it. Skiers, square dancers, and many friends enjoyed having the peaceful area. Ralph is survived by his wife, Glennis Pearl Fourtner of Pueblo, CO; his eldest son and his spouse, Roger and Sara Jones of Las Cruces, NM and youngest son and his spouse, Douglas and Yumi Jones of Franklin, MA; the mother of his children, Nancy Jones; and three grandchildren, Rebecca, Robin and David. He was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 24, 2011 at Holt Chapel of the Garden at 806 Macon Avenue in Canon City, CO. Arrangements handled through Holt Family Funeral Home. Online condolences at: www.holtfamilyfuneralhome.com
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KAEMERER -- THOMAS JEROME JR. Age 74, formerly of Mokena, Illinois and a resident of Rio Rancho, New Mexico for the past seven years, passed away on Friday, October 21, 2011. He was born on August 28, 1937 to Thomas J. and Elizabeth M. (Kizman) Kaemerer, Sr., in Chicago, IL. Tom enlisted in the US Army and served in the Tank Corps in Germany during the Cold War. He was a dedicated Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Chicago Bears football fan. His true passion was fishing. He was, also fond of the tables at Harrah's in Laughlin, Nevada. He was a member of the Rio Rancho Elks Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas J. and Elizabeth M. Kaemerer, Sr. Thomas is survived by his sister, Paula L. Mason and her husband, Michael, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; brother, John "Jack" F. (Pat) Kaemerer formerly of Durango, Colorado but now of Charleston, South Carolina; sons, Matthew A. Kaemerer of Chicago, Illinois and Kenneth P. (Jamie) Kaemerer of North Judson, Indiana; a granddaughter, Brittany Markham; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial Services are pending at this time and will be announced. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8100 Constitution Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or to the Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico, 112 Fourteenth Street SW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 or at www.ccfnm.org. To view service information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Mr. Kaemerer's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124 505-892-9920
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KYSER -- WILLIAM W. Age 68, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2011. He was born on December 15, 1942. He is survived by Terri Hollins, lifelong partner of the family home; children, Victor Kyser, Angela Kyser, Sam Jones, William Kyser; step-children, Lynette Hollins, Karnell Hollins; 18 grandchildren. William was a local businessman in the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque area. Services will be held at 11:00 am, Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Chapel, 4310 Sara Road SE and Meadowlark Lane, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. To view service information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com William's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road Rio Rancho, New Mexico, 87124 505-892-9920
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LEWIS -- HILLIARD H.JR. 85, Colonel USA Retired, died Thursday, October 20, 2011. Born in Roswell, NM, August 3, 1926, he lived there and in Albuquerque except for the time of his military career. He was a Husband, a Father, and a Soldier. He was the son of Hilliard and Margaret Lewis, and is survived by Carol, his wife of 62 years, three sons, H. H. III and wife, Debi of Juneau, Alaska; Grant and wife, Janet of Bloomsburg, IN, and Paul of La Cueva, NM; and by daughter, Janet and partner, Catherine of Laguna Beach, CA; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother, Claude and wife, Nancy and sister, Dorothy and husband, Norman Ribble, and a large extended family. At 17, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps Reserves, was called to duty and served one year at the end of World War II. He returned to attend and graduate from the University of New Mexico, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the NM Army National Guard, was called to active duty at the outbreak of the Korean War. He received a regular army commission in 1953 and remained on active duty until retiring as a Colonel in 1979. At the time of his retirement in 1979, he was the Deputy Commander of Fort Bliss, Texas. He served a total of 36 years in Germany, Okinawa, Alaska, Vietnam, and in a number of stateside assignments. He was a Thirty-Third Degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite, York Rite, and the Shrine. He was a Past Master of Temple Lodge 6, and actively engaged in the activities of the Boy Scouts of America and the Association of the US Army. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, 10:00 a.m., at French - University Chapel. Interment to follow at 12:45 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Please visit our online guestbook for Hilliard at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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LUCAS -- SYLVESTER H. Age 90, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2011. Sylvester was born on April 6, 1921 in Dexter, Missouri to Myrtle and Barney Lucas. The family moved to New Mexico during the 1920's and homesteaded near Ramon. During World War II, Sylvester was in the Army and served through-out Europe. After the war he became a successful businessman in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sylvester owned and operated Lucas Motor Company in Albuquerque's Old Town, and later owned and was president of White Cloud Trucking Company in Albuquerque. Sylvester and Clara, his wife of over 70 years, retired in 1980 and enjoyed a life of motor-homing, hunting, and fishing. He was also a long time and active member of Harwood United Methodist Church. Sylvester is survived by his beloved wife, Clara M. Lucas (Berlier); sons, Lynn and wife Sherril, and Larry; and grandchildren, Sherilyn M. Lucas, and K.C. Lucas. He was a good man and will be sorely missed by family and friends who loved him. A private burial has taken place and a Memorial will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th Street NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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LUCERO -- ARTHUR In loving memory. Arthur was born on March 24, 1976. He lost his battle to cancer on Monday, October 17, 2011. Arthur was a lifetime resident of Albuquerque and attended Albuquerque Public Schools. He was a member of Believers Center of Albuquerque. Arthur was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Lucero-Henry; father, Arthur Bustamante of Phoenix, AZ; grandfather, Raymond Lucero; great-grandmother, Felicita Baca; maternal aunt, Deborah Martinez; and uncle, David A. Lucero. He is survived by his Nana, Felicita Lucero; four sisters; two brothers; 11 nieces and nephews; Uncle, George R. Lucero of Phoenix, Az; aunts, Emilia Benavidez and husband James, and Maxine Vega and husband Pete; and many other family and friends who love and will miss him. The family would like to thank Craig, at Ayudando Case Management, for serving as Arthur's guardian and friend, and Greg and Ola Kearns, who graciously took Arthur into their home and hearts and led him to Jesus. Special thanks to Arthur's closest and dearest friend, Mike Joines, who has truly proven himself to be a friend "that sticks closer than a brother." Cremation has taken place. A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, October 25, 2011at 10:00 a.m., at Believers Center of Albuquerque, 320 Waterfall Drive SE (Tramway and I-40). Pastor Ross will officiate. Internment will take place at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery where Arthur will be laid to rest with his beloved mother, Dorothy. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ., NM. 87107
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MABRY -- GEORGE R. The Family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time. Your kindness will always be remembered. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com George's care was entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque,New Mexico 87109 505-821-0010
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MAH -- SUSAN MARY Susan Mary Mah, 71, Longtime resident of Albuquerque, Passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2011. She is survived by her Sweetheart Husband of 28 years, George. Beloved Mother of Tom (Josie) Stricker, Mandy (Calvin) Chambers, and David (Misty) Stricker; step children, Dr. Kim S. Mah and Ty (Shelly) Mah; Loving Grandmother to Tyler, Cole and Gracan Chambers, Tanner Stricker, Dr. Phillip (Alecia) Gallegos, Randy (Tom) Braddock, and Nicole (Craig) Wheeler; Caring sister of Betsy Welch, Jean (Jim) Derbyshire, Joan DeWitt, Tom (Kathy) Evans and Nancy (Rick) Ruble; A Dear Aunt to many nieces and nephews and a caring friend to all. Susan was a retired Registered Nurse, a passionate animal and outdoors lover and a member of Hoffmantown Baptist Church. She had much love in her heart and touched the lives of everyone she met. We are forever grateful for the love and wisdom she gave us. Friends and family may visit French - Lomas Chapel on Monday, October 24, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Services will be held at French - Lomas Chapel on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Please visit our online Guestbook for Susan at: Remembertheirstory.com. FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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MARTINEZ -- EDDIE PHILLIP 32, a resident of Chama, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2011. He joins his grandmother, Lillian Lavadie; grandfathers, Filemon Lavadie and Joe B. Martinez and cousin, Jason McAdams in Heaven. Eddie leaves behind his loving daughters, Ema Renee Martinez and Paris; loving father, Eddie F. Martinez; mother, Rosina Lavadie-Reed; loving sister, Kristina Martinez; girlfriend, Stephanie Casaus; grandmother, Lala Martinez; uncle, Toby Lavadie; aunt, Gloria Lavadie and many aunts, uncles, cousins of the Joe B. Martinez family and other relatives and friends. A rosary will be recited on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Chama. Mass of Christian burial to be celebrated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., also at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Chama with Father Joel and Father Clement officiating. Burial to follow at the Chama Community Cemetery. The family of Eddie Phillip Martinez has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 or www.devargasfuneral.com
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