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CLEMMONS -- Onieta Clemmons, 88, a resident of New Mexico since 1940, passed away on Friday, January 28, 2011. She is survived by her two children, Woody Joe Clemmons and wife, Kay of Hamilton, TX and Nanette Bolden of Albuquerque; three grandchildren, Kim Peterson and husband, Brett, Amy Sellers and husband, Jason, and Sara Sterba and husband, Nate; six great-grandchildren, Breely and Jack Peterson, Hannah and Carlee Sellers, Brian Lucero and Kaitlyn Sterba; and numerous other relatives and friends. Onieta was preceded in death by her husband, Woody Clemmons in 2007; and one brother, Blaine Qualls. Onieta was born in Parnell, TX on December 24, 1922 to Pete and Hazel Qualls. She married her beloved Woody in February of 1939 and they celebrated 68 years together. Woody's job took them to several locations in TX and in the late 1940's brought them to Roswell, NM (yes, they lived in Roswell during the infamous alien invasion)! Their first child, Woody Joe was born in December 1939, and in 1953, daughter Nanette was born. Woody's job with Malco Refinery brought them to Albuquerque in 1956. Onieta cherished being a wife, mother, and homemaker. She was always involved with her kids and their school activities. She kept an immaculate house where her children and their friends were always welcome. Her cooking skills were sublime. She reminded her children often of how the Lord has blessed her with a wonderful life and how fortunate she felt. Since mid 2007 Onieta lived at Carestone Assisted Living where she enjoyed taking walks around the building, dining with her good friends, and playing trivia. Most of all she enjoyed being around her family, especially her great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at French Mortuary - Wyoming Chapel, Monday, January 31, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one of the local Lions Clubs. Please visit our online guestbook for Onieta at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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CRUZ -- Roy Christopher Cruz, (Chris) age 39 passed away on January 26, 2011 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born on January 23, 1972 in Albuquerque, NM to Diana Cruz and Roy R. Cruz and wife Nora Cruz. Roy was a loving and wonderful man who loved his family and cherished his children. There was nothing he would not do for family or friends. His love for life will never be forgotten and he will be greatly missed. Roy worked for the New Mexico office of the State Engineer for over 15 year. One of his favorite pastimes was having fun with his boys and spending quality time with family. Another one of his passions was to ride motorcycles, Honda CBR 1000. Roy is survived by his wife, Hieu, his children, Christopher, Anthony Cruz and step-son Damyen Medina; one sister, Patty Ann Martinez and her children, two nephews, Vincent "Vinny" and Matthew "Peanut" Martinez; His mother-in-law, Thi Doan, brother-in-law, Trung and sister-in-law, Jennifer and boyfriend, Eric Gallegos; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousin and friends. A Celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 10:30 a.m., at Calvary of Albuquerque. Family and friends may visit on Sunday, January 30, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., at French Mortuary ~ Lomas Chapel. Please visit our online guestbook for Roy at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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DELGADO -- Robert Delgado, 61, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2011. He is survived by his wife Janet Delgado; son Andrew Delgado; siblings Gloria (Julia) Cotter, John Delgado, his twin Albert Delgado, Christina De Vore, Mark Robinson and wife Susan, and Eddie Robinson and wife Linda. He is also survived by his aunt and uncle, Juanita and Dale Bennett. He was preceded in death by his mother, Julia Robinson, and his stepfather, Elbert Robinson. Robert was born and raised in Tularosa, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Robert continued his service to his country for more than 31 years as a civilian employee, serving with a variety of organizations and joining Materiel Test Directorate (MTD) of White Sands Missile Range as an Electronics Technician in 1990. During his career, Robert served in a number of branches within MTD to include Measurements Branch and, most recently, Air and Missile Defense Branch. In this capacity, he supported a variety of missions and tests of high importance. Robert was a valuable member of the MT team; his professional attitude, technical expertise, and most importantly his "joie de vivre" will be greatly missed. Robert was a dedicated son, brother, husband, father, uncle, and friend. He was a devoted member of St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church. He enjoyed travelling, camping, spending time in the mountains, and taking care of the many trees he planted. We have been left with great sadness, but Robert will always be in our hearts. A rosary will be held on Sunday at 6:00 p.m., and a memorial service will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Both will be at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church in Tularosa. Father Max Hottle, OFM, will preside. A reception in the Parish Hall will follow services on Monday.
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DOBRICKA -- Catherine J. Dobricka, 86, passed away January 26, 2011. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at; www.danielsfuneral.com. Catherine's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 (505) 891-9192
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DURAND -- Prudencio Ernest Durand ("Prudy"), age 81, a lifetime resident of the Albuquerque area, went home to our Lord on January 27, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 57 years and best friend, Genevieve (Bebe); his children, Prudy Jr. and his wife Margaret, living in Albuquerque; Paulette Durand Barkley and her husband John, living in California; two grandchildren, Claire and Noah Barkley; a sister, Bernice Ortiz and her husband Jack; brother-in-law Ralph Gutierrez and his wife Helen; his sister-in-law Emma Gutierrez; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Prudy was preceded in death by his dad and mom, Richard Durand Sr. and Margaret; his brother Richard Jr.; and his friends and in-laws Tommie and Tomasita Deblassie; Alfred and Blandy Salas; Andy Gutierrez; John and Emma Gutierrez; and others. Prudy and his dad Richard owned and operated Durand Tractor on South Fourth for over fifty years. He loved his work, his family, and fishing. Prudy was a life long Catholic, enjoying and living his faith at Sacred Heart; St. Charles and Holy Ghost. A rosary will be recited on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at French University Chapel. Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Parish, located at 1818 Coal Place SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Internment will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 1900 Edith NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice de La Luz, at 3812 Academy Parkway North, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Please visit our online guestbook for Prudencio Durand at www.rememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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FARIS -- Florence Elizabeth Faris, 80, closed her eyes on Earth, on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, and woke up in Heaven to find her family that preceded her. Florence was loved by a large family including sisters-in-law, Nettie Faris, Mildred LeMar (Homer), Bernice Faris; nieces and nephews, John Budagher (Deceased) (Frances), Saith Budagher (Polly - Deceased), George Budagher (Jackie), Rose Morris (Bill - Deceased), Mary McMullen (Bubber), William Budagher (Dorothy), Emma Hindi (Shafie), Robert Budagher (Patty), Donald Davis (Jan), Geraldine Snow, Clyde Leyba (Deceased), Fred Leyba (Deceased) (Rita), Rella May Gleaton (Jim), Lana Cline (Dick), Teena Koch (Mike), Barbara Ruther (Jerry), Patricia Smith (Tim - Deceased), Tom Gros, Daniel Gros (Mary Lou), Diane Freeman (Eldon), Darlene Ringler (Charles), Frank Faris, Camille Stueber (John), Sandra Loyd (John - Deceased), Shiela Bernadoni (Jim - Deceased), Richard Faris (Deceased), Michael Faris (Ronda), Shaylyn Graves (Rico), Elizabeth Ward (Jim - Deceased), Lorraine Blackman (Miles Lee), Joy Clark (Mike), and Martha Faris (Deceased); numerous great-nieces and great nephews; and great-great nieces and nephews. Florence was preceded in death by parents, Saith and Florida Faris; sisters, Sally Budagher (Joe), Mertie Davis (George), Della Leyba (Lolo), Shadie Gros (Connie); and brothers, Abraham Faris, David Faris, Frank Faris (Sophie), Albert Faris and Ray Faris (Agnes). A Celebration of Life will be held for Florence Monday, January 31, 2011, 11:00 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, 3906 19th Ave SE (on Highway 528 across from Intel). Please visit the online guestbook for Florence at www.RememberTheirStory.com. FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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GALLEGOS -- Aurelio "Al" Gallegos, 69, went to be with the Lord on January 28, 2011 after a long illness. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy. He is survived by his wife Molly; his daughter Andrea and husband John Romero; son David and wife Amy Gallegos; stepdaughters Debbie, and husband BJ Schwaner, Lisa and husband Alan Robertson, and Gina and husband Jeff Grothaus. Papa will be lovingly remembered by his nine grandchildren, Bambi, Gobolo, Gajube, his four Dawgs and his Monkey; his sisters Lily, and husband Delfido, Celita Montano, Frieda Alderette, Evelyn Ortiz, Gloria Chacon, Martha and husband Alfonzo Abeyta; brother Walter and wife Epi Gallegos, and his sister-in-law Mercy Atencio. Al was a avid Dallas Cowboy fan, self proclaimed fish whisperer, and professional grandpa. If Al didn't know your name or better yet, didn't like your name, he gave you one you would remember the rest of your life. He served honorably in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Rosary will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming NE. Viewing begins at 6:00 pm with the Rosary following at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be Wednesday February 2nd at St Thomas Aquina, 1502 Sara Rd SE Rio Rancho at 10:30 am. Pallbearers will be BJ Schwaner, Carl Fitzgerald, Robert Lopez, Al Candelaria, Nestor Montano, and Tom Gallegos. Honorary pallbearers are Andrew Abeyta, Renard Ortiz, Walter Gallegos, Robert Garcia, Gene Gallegos, and Randy Chacon. Donations can be made to the American Heart Association in lieu of flowers. The family would like to thank all the medical staff, family, and friends that supported them throughout his illness. To view funeral information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com . Aurelio's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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GARCIA -- Sheila Kiku. The Family of Sheila Kiku Garcia would like to thank all the relatives and friends for your kindness and sympathy at a time when it was greatly appreciated. Services Entrusted to: www.salazarandsons.com Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street SW 505-247-4124
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GRIEGO -- Margaret. The Family of Margaret Griego would like to thank all the relatives and friends for your kindness and sympathy at a time when it was greatly appreciated. Services Entrusted to: www.salazarandsons.com Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street SW 505-247-4124
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HERRERA -- Stella Herrera, 73, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2011. She was born and raised in Cedro, NM and lived in Carnuel, NM. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is preceded in death by her parents, Simon and Eufemia Griego; daughter, Yvonne Garcia. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Augustine Herrera; children, Vivian Salcido and husband Joe, Bessie Herrera and Sonny Maez, Jerry Herrera and wife Isabel and Sam Herrera; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Louie Griego and wife Ernestine, Eva Garcia and husband Rosendo and Harry Griego; numerous nephews; nieces and other family and friends who loved her and will miss her. Services will be held at Holy Child Catholic Church in Tijeras. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Child Catholic Cemetery in Carnuel, NM. Pallbearers will be Dave Barela, Ernest Barela, Anthony Barela, Sam Herrera Jr., Ray Barela and Philip Chavez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Sonny Maez, Ruben Bautista, Orlando Griego and Carlos Griego. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. N.W., Abq., NM 87107. (505) 343-8008.
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