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ALLYN -- George S. Allyn, Jr. passed away from this earth at the age of 67, Thursday, March 24, 2011 in Albuquerque, NM as the result of injuries sustained from an accidental fall. He was a resident of his chosen home of New Mexico for two years. George is survived by his wife, Dee, of 43 years; his sister, Mary; and brother, John. After graduating from Lehigh University, George served in the US Air Force and retired as a major with distinction. George used his human resources skills to complete a second career in the investment field. Retiring to Bernalillo he applied those skills as an avid bridge player and a punster of the highest degree. George was a master gardener and enjoyed all aspects of horticulture. His joy of cooking and sharing with friends was a favorite pastime. He and his wife, Dee, volunteered at the Watermelon Mountain Ranch rescue center. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him A graveside service will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, NM on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 9:45 a.m.
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BROWN -- Nancy K. Brown age 76, a resident of Albuquerque since 1964 and a former resident of Fort Hood, TX, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011. Nancy was the Past President of the AFSCME union local #18, Past Treasurer of AFSCME state council, Past President of the AFSCME retirees, Past President of the American Business Women Association, Sando and El Sequndo chapters and a former member of the Rainbow girls. Nancy enjoyed music and reading, shopping "QVC", baking (especially candy and fruit cake), and an avid piano player. She was a supportive mother and adoptive mother. She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca L. Turney and husband, John M., of Albuquerque, NM ; adopted daughter and friend Ellen Schumacher of Albuquerque; her beloved canine companions, Otto, granddogs, Lili, Sofi and Elli. She is preceded in death by her twin sons, Kent Randall and Keith James Brown in 1955. Inurnment will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1, 2011 at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE with a Memorial Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Society of New Mexico, 615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Online condolences can be submitted at www.danielsfuneral.com. Nancy's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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CALLAHAN -- Priscilla Mercedes Callahan, 83, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Fred R. Callahan of 48 years of marriage. She is survived by her sons, Michael and wife, Romelia, Craig and wife, Catherine, Marvin and wife, Janelle, Kevin and wife, Joann; daughter, Janell and husband, Isaac; brother, Sixto Leyva, and wife, Sophie; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren plus one on the way. Priscilla was a wonderful mom, grandma, and friend. She was born and raised in Pena Blanca, NM and then moved and lived in Santo Domingo, Santa Fe, and then Albuquerque. Her kind and loving spirit touched many people. She was a very generous and caring person who served and helped anyone who crossed her path. She instilled in her children strong family values and faith. She loved to go to basketball games and just being in the company of her family. The love she had for us all was insurmountable and she made sure everyone she knew was told she loved them. She was a great cook and shared her knowledge and love of cooking with many people. She made the best beans! Thanks mom! We will miss her dearly and look forward to seeing her again in heaven. A visitation will be held at Calvary of Albuquerque on Monday, March 28th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. with a Life Celebration Service starting at 2:00 p.m. Pallbearers are Jai-Kob Callahan, Jadn Callahan, Jhonah Callahan, Mark Vazquez, Daniel Aguilar, and Mathew Medina. Honorary Pallbearers are Santiago Vazquez, Julius Hinojos, Caleb McKinney. If you would like to donate food please call Janell Callahan at 917-9879. Please visit Priscilla's online guestbook at www.Reflectionoflife.com. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations Louis & Gloria Salazar 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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CARTER -- Geneva Carter, age 51 went to heaven on Friday March 25, 2011. She was a life long resident of Albuquerque, and a member of the Catholic church. With grateful thanks for the love and care given to Geneva by the ARCA family, and special thanks to Karen Konty. She is survived by brother James Carter and wife Anita, sisters; Ramona Anaya and husband Faustin, Juanita Aranda and husband Anthony, Pearl Serano, also many loving Nieces and Nephews and family members. Rosary will be recited Tuesday March 29, at 10:00 am and a Scripture Service at 10:30 am at Salazar and Sons Mortuary. Burial will fallow at San Jose De Armijo Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to SALAZAR AND SONS MORTUARY 400 Third St. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 www.salazarandsons.com
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COATS -- Isabel Coats, age 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 23, 2011. Isabel was born on May 19, 1918 in Old Town Albuquerque to Martin and Ines (Perea) Lovato and was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her parents, her two siblings Epitacio (Pete) Lovato and Frances (Kika) Sedillo; two grandsons, Martin Cervantes and Jerry Moraga and a great granddaughter, Gina De Vargas. Isabel is survived by her husband of 55 years Clarence M. "Moe" Coats; four daughters, Petra Sepponen (Spence), Sylvia Carriaga (Emilio), Agnes Moraga (Gene), Catherine Mahoney (Richard); ten grandchildren, Elizabeth Cervantes, Angela Lovato (Norman), Andrew Carriaga (Angela), Diana Carriaga, Janet Calderon, Anna De Vargas(Gilbert), Karl Buck, Isabel Mahoney, John Mahoney, and Billy Mahoney; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a niece, Rosie Sedillo (Moe), and a special friend, Peter Romero. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday March 27, 2011 at 6:00 pm, San Felipe De Neri Catholic Church in Old Town Plaza and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 28, 2011 at 9:00 am at San Felipe De Neri Church. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. The arrangements for Isabel are under the care of the Salazar and Sons Mortuary, 400 Third Street SW, 247-4124 salazarandsons.com
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COKELEY -- Harry A. Cokeley Jr., 86, passed away on March 22, 2011. To view funeral information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Harry's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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COLBERT -- Catherine Sedgwick Colbert, 92, formerly of Albuquerque, NM, died on March 23, 2011 in Lexington, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norvel Allen Colbert, her parents, Francis Joseph and Anna Decker Sedgwick, and her sisters, Cora Mae Sedgwick and Shirley Dean Dempsey. She is survived by two daughters, Judith Schaab of Albuquerque, and Linda Neill and her husband, John, of Lexington; five grandchildren, Gail Cadwallader and husband, Paul LeVeque of Lexington, Thomas Cadwallader and wife, Carla of Versailles, Judi Jones of Bryantsville, Gregory Burd and wife, Francesca Gino of Cambridge, MA, Anna Burd of Albuquerque, and two great-grandchildren, Grant and Catherine Cadwallader of Versailles. Mrs. Colbert was born August 27, 1918 in Maywood, Illinois and attended Northern Illinois University. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 28, 11:00 am at Christ Church Cathedral followed by committal at Lexington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions suggested to Christ Church Cathedral or Hospice of the Bluegrass. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Comfort Keepers and Hospice of the Bluegrass. www.milwardfuneral.com
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DAMIANO -- Adeline E. Damiano, 87, passed away at her home on Sunday, March 20, 2011. Adeline was born in St. Paul, MN on April 6, 1923. She moved to Los Alamos in 1953 with her husband to fulfill their careers. She retired to Albuquerque in 1989. She is survived by her husband, Fortunato "Tony" Damiano; and sister, Ruth Patzer. Adeline will be missed by all who touched her life. To Addy: Rest in peace "Rest in Peace", how much this says, Be free of pain no more to weep Find joy that never ends, possess New life that here you could not keep. "Rest in Peace", and though we grieve, Reaching for your hand in vain, Our faith is such that we believe That all of us shall meet again. (From Grace E. Easly)
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DICKEY -- Rodger Lynn Dickey (nee Selbe) - 1955-2011. Born in Wichita, Kansas, Rodger graduated Mulvane High School in Mulvane, Kansas in 1972. He worked to put himself through Kansas State University, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering in 1977. He then went on to receive his Masters of Nuclear Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1979. He espoused the philosophies of the University's founder, Thomas Jefferson, and enjoyed living in one of the historical buildings on the campus. Following graduation, Rodger worked throughout the nuclear industry, most recently at Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a nuclear safety professional with a PE license in both Nuclear Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, Rodger deeply valued ethics and adhered to the highest safety standards the guiding principles of his professional career. Rodger earned the admiration of his colleagues for both his technical ability and team-building and was a member of many professional organizations, including the American Nuclear Society. In his personal life, Rodger was a loving husband and devoted friend. He was truly a warm, compassionate human being, who treasured close relationships and took an active interest in the well-being of all those around him. He was especially interested in reaching out to the young people in the family to inspire them to learn about the world, sciences such as astronomy and the humanities. Rodger's life-long love of hiking and snowshoeing began as a Boy Scout. He amazed his family with his canoeing skills, and was a lifetime member of the Sierra Club. As a member of the Tupper Family Association whose ancestors included Prime Minister Charles Tupper of Canada, Rodger was proud of his Yankee and maritime roots and enjoyed occasional times at sea. He also enjoyed his many travels with his beloved wife, Ginny, including many visits to the National Parks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, from Antarctica to the Arctic. Coming back home was made all the more special by the opportunity to reconnect with beloved family pets. Rodger particularly loved hosting dinner parties for friends, where everyone wanted to be on his team in Trivial Pursuit. Among other interests, Rodger kept an extensive personal library spanning a breadth of subjects, from history to philosophy, art, science, music and literature, and was an avid reader throughout his life. He had a remarkable memory and foreign languages came easily to him, including Spanish and Russian, and he spent time abroad studying German. Rodger is preceded in death by his father, Dennis Selbe, and brother, David Selbe. He is survived by his wife, Ginny, his mother-in-law Betty McIntyre-Allen and step-father-in-law, Charles Allen, brother and sister-in-law, Dennis and Michelle Selbe, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Dorothy McIntyre, many dear nieces and nephews, and numerous other family members. A funeral service is planned for family members, and a celebration of Rodger's life for both family and friends will be held in the near future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Humane Society as a memorial to Rodgerss love of animals. Most of all, dear Rodger, you are deeply missed by so many whose world you made a kinder place.
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EBERHARD -- William Lowe Eberhard, 83, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 in Farmington, NM. He was born on March 29, 1927, in Akron, Ohio, to William and Glenna Eberhard. William served in the U.S. Navy during both World War II and the Korean War. William enjoyed many different jobs in his life. He worked for Creamland Dairies, Prudential Insurance ( 18 years), he owned Bill's Tackle Shop in Blanco, NM for seven years, was a reserve Police Officer and Park Ranger for the City of Farmington, a security officer for both PNM and SJRMC, and a school crossing guard. He was also a proud member of the NRA. William loved to hunt, fish, and play the slots at the casino. William was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Laura J. White, and a grandchild, Ryon Alcon. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Eberhard; daughters, Arlene Still, Gail (Neil) Holiday, Lynn (Joe) Lee, Gwen (Richard) Zawistowski; the son he always wanted, Eric (Tina) Eberhard; one brother, Robert (Pat) Eberhard; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services for William will be held at 1:00 pm, Tuesday, March 29, 2010 at Daniels Family Funeral Services in Farmington. Those wishing to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Arrangements are with Daniels Family Funeral Services, 804 N Dustin, Farmington, NM. (505) 325-9611
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