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HERRERA, HENRY A. Age 82, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, April 13, 2014. Henry was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Eva Herrera. He is survived by his four children, five grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. He served in the Air Force for 22 years and was awarded the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross for meritorious service in Viet Nam before retiring as a Lt. Colonel. He then spent 30 years at New York Life Insurance where he was inducted as a Hall of Fame Senior sales executive. He was a good man who led a full life and while we grieve for our loss, we find comfort in the knowledge that in heaven, "he has slipped the surly bonds of earth, to dance the skies on laughter-silvered wings." Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 a.m., at Risen Savior Parish 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. To view information, please visit our online guest book at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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HYMEL, MICHELE ANN Michele Hymel, caring wife, nurturing mom and doting nana, passed away on April 9, 2014. She fought the good fight against a terrible cancer, and in the company of her loving family, she shed her mortal bonds and began a new and amazing journey. As Michele wished, she has been cremated. Her life force has been released, and she is now anywhere and everywhere. One need only look where nature's beauty endures, and she will be waiting for you. You might find her at sunset frolicking with dolphins in the glassy curl of a breaking wave. You might catch her leading a chevron of flying geese high above the bosque that cradles New Mexico's lifeblood. You will see Michele in the intricate patterns and dazzling fabrics of a handmade quilt. She never made enough quilts, and she kept creating almost to the end, driven by her love of the art and in spite of physical hardships. Michele wishes that no flowers be sent, as she enjoyed their vibrant blooms so much more when their roots were anchored firmly in the dirt. Plant a flower in her memory or make a donation, or lend a helping hand, or share a kind word. Michele invites all who know her and care for her to come together on May 19th at Elena Gallegos-Kiwanis at 10:00 am. After an informal but heartfelt memorial service, you are welcome to share in a bruchtime potluck in the foothills of the Sandias. She will be smiling as we celebrate a life lived well with stories that bring forth laughter and tears.
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JARAMILLO, ERLINDA BUSTOS Erlinda Bustos Jaramillo, age 80, went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. She was born to Candelario and Celia Bustos. Erlinda was a long time resident of Old Town and a member of San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church. She enjoyed dancing, traveling and socializing with neighbors and friends at the Barelas Senior Center. Erlinda will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Lorenzo Jaramillo Sr. of 35 years; a son Ronald Lee Jaramillo and grandson George Jaramillo Jr. She is survived by her sons Lorenzo Jaramillo Jr. and wife Meredith, George Jaramillo and Theresa, Johnny Jaramillo and wife Deborah, Dean Jaramillo, and Leonard Jaramillo and Michael Hart. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and her support group: Ida Vigil, Lodie Lujan, and Peggy Sanchez. Visitations will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Floral Chapel of Salazar Mortuary. A Rosary will be recited on Monday at 7:00 pm at the San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 10:00 am at the St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Mora, NM. Burial will follow at the Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Cemetery in Turquillo, NM. Pallbearers will be Candelario Jaramillo, Laura Jaramillo, Sara Renteria, Linda Jaramillo, Nicole Olguin and Bobby Jaramillo. Honorary pallbearer will be Ida Vigil. Please visit Erlinda's online guestbook at www.SalazarMortuary.com. SALAZAR MORTUARY 400 Third St. SW 242-1133
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JOHNSON, JACQUELINE F. of Albuquerque, passed away April 11, 2014, after a short illness. Jacqueline was born in Buffalo, New York, On October 5, 1925. She lived in Albuquerque more than 60 years. She was one of the original "Harvey Girls"; having worked at the Fred Harvey Kachina Room for over 18 years. Jacqueline later finished her working career with the concession of local telephone companies beginning with Mountain Bell and finally for Qwest. In retirement, she was an avid and enthusiastic volunteer docent for The Maxwell Museum and the Tijeras branch of The U.S. Forest Service. She was the devoted mother to her four children: Renee Lightle (who preceded her in death) of Albuquerque, and her surviving children, Chris Whitman and Michele Templin, both of Albuquerque, Carl "Skip" Whitman of Grants, and Michael "Mickey" Johnson of Placitas. Jacqueline is also survived by a brother and sister in New York; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many dear friends and extended family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Maxwell Museum or The US Forest Service in memory and honor of our beloved Jacqueline Johnson.
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JONES, THOMAS E. Thomas E. Jones passed away on Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the age of 81. Tom was born on May 25, 1932 in Pocahontas, Iowa. He is survived by his six children: Catherine Jones, Tom Jones, Randall Jones, Andrea (Suzy) and son-in-law Joel Platt, Jeffrey and wife Vanessa Jones, and Scot Jones of Albuquerque, NM; his three grandchildren, Samantha Platt, Elias and Parker Jones of Albuquerque, NM; and brothers, John Jones of St. Paul, MN and Bob Jones of Norristown, PA. Tom was preceded in death by his father Cecil Jones, mother Jane Jones, his aunt Emma Wallace and by his infant son Zachary in 1964. Growing up in Storm Lake, IA, he served as an altar boy, played basketball and was a life guard. He was very proud to be one of the first Scouts in the Storm Lake area to earn the rank of Eagle Scout which is the highest achievement in the Boy Scouts of America. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Thomas University. He attended Notre Dame Law School before he was called into the Air Force. He later received his Law degree from the University of Iowa. He moved to Albuquerque in 1961 where he worked as an attorney for over 50 years until his death. He never turned away a client who couldn't afford to pay. He was a member of the New Mexico State Bar Association and Iowa State Bar Association. Tom was a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, NM State Defense Force two-star General, pilot and a member of the Caterpillar Club. Tom was a trusted and loving father who treasured spending time with his three grandchildren. His biggest passion in life was flying his Cessna locally and across country. He also enjoyed football and old westerns. Tom was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus where he served as State Deputy in 1967. He was the President of the St. Pius School Board in the mid '80s. He was a devout and faithful servant of God as a Deacon at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church for 40 years. He served Mass daily and his faith was an inspiration to all. He will be greatly missed. In accordance with his wishes, there will be a private family ceremony. The family of Tom Jones would like to thank everyone for their kind words, cards, food and prayers.
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CHAVEZ, JULIA G. age 90, born in Colonias, NM and a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. Mrs. Chavez is survived by her children, Freddie Chavez and wife, Annabell, James R. Chavez, Patsy Montoya and Jose Arellano; daughter in law, Denise Chavez; sister, Corina Rosales and husband, Marcos; sister in law, Fita Caro and husband, Juan; eleven grandchidlren; thirty great grandchildren; many nieces, nepnews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Chavez was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Chavez; and son, Eugene Chavez. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Shrine of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd. NE from 8:00 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 8:15 a.m.; Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Santino Chavez, Mike Meyer, Roddy Chavez, Freddy Chavez, George Montoya and Marcus Montoya. Honorary pallbearers will be Angelo Meyer, Christopher Chavez, Ricardo Chavez, Chuck Chavez and Gino Chavez. Please visit www.gabaldomortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW (505) 243-7861
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KELLY, HARRIET L. Harriet Lorene Kelly, born December 19, 1922, in Bushton, Kansas to Harry Elvin Kemper and Jessie Mae (Blaylock) Kemper, died on April 13, 2014, at home surrounded by her family. She was a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico from age four to age 80, and then moved to Olympia, Washington to be near daughters, Sharon Mitchell and Linda Smythe. She is survived by her daughters; son-in-law, Tim Smythe; granddaughter, Jennifer Smeller (Curt) of Portland, Oregon; step granddaughter, Starr Smythe of Olympia, and Michelle Morris of Cedar Creek, Texas; great-grandsons, Callum, Connor and Curran Smeller; and step great-grandsons, Cole and Keaton Morris. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Lawrence Kelly (1996); and lifelong best friend, Marcheta Chapman of Albuquerque. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, including her furry friends, Cody and pal Buddy Lee. Harriet graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1941, attended University of New Mexico (1942-1944), and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Albuquerque (1928-2003), and a member of the Two-Soms Sunday School class and Mirriam Ruth Circle since 1960. Harriet always considered Albuquerque her home, but enjoyed her last years in Olympia with extended family and new friends and seeing the beautiful Northwest. Harriet loved animals and was famous for her collections of animal knick knacks of all kinds and refrigerator magnets. She was a quiet and sweet person and generous of heart. She enjoyed traveling, going out to eat, reading, dog sitting with Buddy Lee, and joking with her son-in-law over who was the biggest baby. She had a full 91 years and was ready for the journey back to Albuquerque where she will be buried in a private family service. Please leave memories or condolences at www.FuneralAlternatives.org.
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LEFKOFSKY, LAURA J. A resident of Albuquerque since 1961 and died on April 13, 2014. Surviving members of her family are husband, Charles Lefkofsky; and daughter, Anne Lefkofsky. Consistent with wishes of the deceased no services will be held. Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
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LITCHFIELD, DOROTHY ANN Dorothy A. Litchfield of Albuquerque was called upon by our Lord, Jesus Christ on April 16, 2014 to join her parents, Amelia and Frank Sanchez Sr. She was a loving Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother and Great- Grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Edward Litchfield Sr.; three children, son Edward Litchfield Jr. and wife Grace, daughter Lynette Lenti and daughter Jodi Litchfield; her nine grandchildren, Britani Litchfield, Ashlee Lenti, Adrian Lenti, Merisa Casaus, Jake Casaus, Lorraine Leyba, Benito Lujan, Antonio Lujan and Michael Lujan; two great-grandchildren, Kori (her whole world) and Ayvry (her jita, litto). She is also survived by brothers Frank Sanchez Jr. and wife Barbara, Richard Sanchez and wife Roberta; and sisters Nora Putnam, Alice Mora, Gloria McBride and husband Jim, Geneva Fieldson and husband Jim, and Mary Gallegos and husband Eddie; as well as several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. The following services will be held at the Queen of Heaven: Viewing/ Rosary April 21 at 7 p.m.; Mass April 22 at 1 p.m.; burial April 28 at 9 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
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LUJAN, MARIE Y. age 78, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away on April 15, 2014. Mrs. Lujan was preceded in death by her husband, Teodoro Lujan. Mrs. Lujan is survived by her children, Patrick Lujan, Jerald Lujan and wife, Sandy, CharlotteViola Lovato and husband, Victor; sister, Grace Baca and husband, Chano; grandchildren, Amber and husband, Kael, Jason and wife, Patricia, Joshua, Adelina, Francisco and Kaitlyn; great-grandchildren, MariaElena, Alyssa, Santiago, Jax, Antonio and Alana; sisters-in-law, Rachel Silva, Erlinda Ortiz, Elvira Dietz, Theresa Lujan and husband, Tony, Prescelia Lujan, Ruth Lujan, and Priscilla Lujan; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Marie was a very caring, loving and giving Mother, Nana and Big Nana. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW from 9:45 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 10:15 a.m. by Patricia Muniz Roberts; Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joshua Lovato, Francisco Lovato, Nep Rodriguez, Michael Lujan, Rick Baca, David Chavez, Jonathan Lujan, and Joe Chavez. Honorary pallbearers will be Moises (Moe) De La Fuente and Rick Rodriguez. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Gentiva Hospice as well as family and friends who have supported them through this difficult time with love, care and prayers. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuarymortuary.inc. to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW (505)243-7861
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