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KEAHEY, ROBERT Robert Keahey passed away in his sleep Thursday morning, Oct. 9th at age 59. He is survived by his eldest daughter, Tamara; and two sons, Craig and Eric; as well as sister Linda (Keahey) Oberdorfer and brother John Keahey, and their families. He taught his children to honor their mother and father by always speaking respectfully about his own. He valued honesty, equality, education, and every form of life. An elevator mechanic who loved his trade, he was a hard worker who never complained even when diagnosed with terminal cancer, shortly after retiring from 40 yrs. in the construction industry. He will be missed but his memory lives on in the hearts of those who love him.
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KENNEDY, MARGARET 1944-2014 Margaret "Kathy" Kennedy went to her permanent home with Jesus on October 16, 2014. Kathy was born in San Antonio, Texas on January 3rd, 1926. Kathy was the daughter of John K. and Alice M. (Potter) Collins of Dallas, Texas. She married Horace Kennedy Nov 19, 1944 and they raised six children. In addition to owning a business in Northern New Mexico, they spent 42 years in the ministry planting and building Churches. She was preceded in death by her mother, Alice M. Collins; father, John K. Collins; brothers, J.K. Collins and Robert Collins; and sister, Geraldine Charles. Her life is being celebrated by her husband, Horace; six children; 32 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; along with many friends and loved ones. Services will be held at New Life Fellowship Church, 1928 Fellowship Way, Belen, NM on Thursday, October 23 beginning with a viewing at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m., with a celebration meal to follow. Interment will follow at 3:00 pm at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, she had asked that donations be made to the New Life Fellowship Building Fund, P.O. Box 634 Belen, NM 87002. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505)864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.
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KOPPE, MARILYNN Age 87, resident of Rio Rancho, passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 7, 2014 after years of struggle with progressively disabling physical conditions. She was born in Watford City, ND on June 17, 1927, to Edward and Julia Yoerg (nee Croff). Marilynn is survived by her husband, Gene Koppe; her daughters, Delnita, Julie, Pamela; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. In 1945, she and her first husband, Delmar Evans were married and subsequently gave birth to three daughters, to whom she still represents the perfect example of motherhood. Marilynn had a career with JC Penny Company spanning 31 years and progressed from her beginning as a floor clerk, in Williston, ND, to a position of department manager in Albuquerque, NM. After the death of Del Evans, she married Gene Koppe in Rancho Cucamonga, CA before returning to the Albuquerque area in retirement. A Memorial Rosary will be recited at 10:00 am with the Memorial Mass following at 10:30 am October 22, 2014, at the Church of the Incarnation, 2309 Monterrey Road NE, Rio Rancho, NM. To view or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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KORTELING, FARCIA (FARSIJA) Age 77, passed away Wednesday, October 15, 2014. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-891-9192
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LEDERLE, FRANK ALLEN JR. passed away on Sept 4th, at age 87. Born in Flushing, NY and a graduate of Northwestern University, he lived most of his life in Albuquerque. He was a top salesman of roofing materials and enjoyed travel, tennis, bridge and racing his Hobie Cat sailboat. He is survived by his six children, Frank, Mike, Tim, Jeff, Carol Coleman and Susan; his eight grandchildren; and his wife, Janet, to whom he devoted his life. Service at Annunciation Church, Oct 24th, at 8:30, reception to follow.
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LUCAS, CECIL G. (LUKE) SSGT., USAF (RET) a resident of Albuquerque since 1972, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at age 90. He was born in Fletcher, Vermont on August 15, 1924. He was preceded in death by his former wife Virginia (Johnson) and their two sons Cecil Jr. and Michael. He is survived by his son Roger and wife Linda of Albuquerque. Respecting Cecil's final wishes, cremation has already taken place and no services are planned. Burial will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Tuesday October 21st at 1:30 PM with full military honors.
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MCDONALD, ORVILLE D. (OD) Our beloved one-in-a million father, grandfather, great- grandfather, uncle and friend has passed from this world on October 11, 2014. Born December 31, 1922, in Wynona, OK, Orville, affectionately known as OD, was orphaned, along with his three older brothers, at an early age and raised with two of his brothers at Oklahoma Baptist Children's Home in Oklahoma City. There he met his future wife, Bettye. OD served in World War II and received a Presidential appointment to the United States Naval Academy. After leaving the Academy due to an injury, he attended Colorado State University and University of Oklahoma where he received his law degree. After serving as counsel in Japan during the Korean Conflict, OD decided to become a businessman and he, his wife, Bettye, and their daughter moved to the growing city of Albuquerque. There he became a successful entrepreneur and started many businesses, ultimately becoming Westland Corp. OD stayed actively involved in his company, coming to the office every day until this last illness. He was widely known throughout the community as one of the most moral and ethical individuals in business. OD enjoyed his life, playing cards with his gin buddies at Canyon club, betting the ponies at Downs at Albuquerque and playing blackjack at Sandia Casino. OD is predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Bettye; his parents, Frank and Rose McDonald; his brothers, Johnny, Dewey, and Tom; and his best friend, Lucille Fallen. He is survived by his daughter, Kathi and her husband Boyd; his granddaughter, Beth and grandson, Mark; and his three great-grandchildren who were the lights of his life, Kelsey, Gage, and Trey. He is also survived by five nieces, Delores, Sandy, Jane, DeeAnn, and JoAnn; and three nephews, Charles, Lee and Mike. We are a small group but we've always been and always will be "McDonald Strong." The family would like to thank his friends for their support and especially Nona Enloe, his housekeeper of 20 years, for her love, devotion and care. At OD's request, there will be no funeral services or memorials. Cremation has taken place. Those wishing to honor OD may do so by making donations in his name to Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children at obhc.org. Please visit our online guestbook for OD at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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MEDRANO, MARY MARTINEZ September 9, 1956 - October 13, 2014 Our beloved mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother returned home to receive her wings. Mary, age 58, passed away in Albuquerque, surrounded by family on October 13, 2014 after many complications of Diabetes. Her humor and enthusiasm and her love of Bingo will be missed greatly. She was born to Lorenzo and Nancy Sena in 1956 in Clovis, NM. She married Danny Martinez in 1975. They had three daughters Tanya M. (Cory) Buckingham, Tana M. Martinez, and Tara P. (Manuel) Martinez. She has ten grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her siblings, Prisicilla (Ross) Vallez, Ruben (Corinna) Sena, Louie (Lorraine) Sena, Joe (Yolanda) Sena. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorenzo and Nancy Sena. Mary loved watching CSI, Hawaii Five-O and any other crime related shows. Loved playing bingo at every opportunity. She was easily satisfied as long as she had a Dr. Pepper, cheese enchiladas, and frito pies. Her favorite color was blue and her favorite stone was Sapphire. No services arranged at this time.
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MIKSCH, THOMAS JAMES Age 61, passed away Oct. 13, 2014. Tommy was born Aug, 28. 2014 in Carlsbad, NM to Martha and Fred Miksch. Tommy was one to live life to the absolute fullest. He stated many times, "It's not the quantity of life, it's the quality." He lived life with no regrets. Tommy touched the lives of many and will forever and always be missed and loved. Tommy has one daughter, Elly Stokes, who resides in Albuquerque, NM with her husband Keegan. He also had five sisters and one brother. Services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta on Monday, October 20, beginning with a visitation at 9:30 am, and a Funeral Mass at 10:00 am. A reception at Bosque Farms Rodeo Arena will be held following the services. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., (505) 866-9992, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.
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MOORE, RICHARD I Richard I. Moore, known to all as "Dick", passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his home after a long illness. Dick was born on July 20, 1939 in Los Angeles, CA to Samuel Ivan Moore and Florence Ravia Gottlieb. His parents moved back to Albuquerque in 1942. During his school years, he attended Monte Vista Elementary School, Wilson Jr. High School and Colorado Military Academy. Dick spent three years at New Mexico Military Institute and graduated in 1957. He served in the US Army for three years, seventeen months of which were in Korea. He graduated from UNM with a BA degree in Business Administration in 1966. After graduation, he was recruited by South Central Bell Telephone Co. for the Middle Management Development Program and moved to Shreveport, LA. In 1971, he was transferred to Mountain Bell Telephone Co. in Denver, CO. Dick was then recruited by Computer Consoles (CCI) in 1974 and moved to Rochester, NY. In 1984, he joined the Moscom Corporation, also in Rochester, NY as VP of New Market Planning. In 1986, he formed his own consulting firm, RM Corporate Consulting, and was active until his passing. With two partners, he co-founded two telecommunication companies, LSSI and STI, which were based in NJ. Dick was a member of the Masonic Lodge Mesa #68, was Treasurer of the Ballut Abyad Shrine of New Mexico, was an active alumni of the New Mexico Military Institute and of many other professional and community efforts. He is survived by his wife, Julie, and his children, Andrea Collins and husband Eric of Naperville, IL; grandchildren Charles and Alexandra; son, Richard Moore, and wife Stacy of Plymouth, MI. He is also survived by his brother, Jerrold, and wife Mari Anne Moore of Florida; sister, Barbara McMath, and husband Clint of Texas; and many other family members and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Ravia Moore of Albuquerque. A memorial committal service was held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at NMMI in Roswell, NM and was followed by the Silver Taps Ceremony. A memorial committal service will be held Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM. A memorial service will also be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at FRENCH Wyoming. Memorial gifts may be made to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children, www.shrinershospitalsforchildren. org/donate or to the New Mexico Military Institute Foundation, www.nmmi.edu/foundation/ index.htm Please visit our online guestbook for Richard at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd NE Albquerque, NM 87109 505-823-9400
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