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MONTOYA -- Leonor Gallegos Montoya, 90, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2010. Born to Petrita and Juan Gallegos, August 28, 1920, in Albuquerque, she is survived by her loving husband and lifelong partner of 66 years, Jose "Joe" Montoya, her daughters, Gloria O'Dowd and husband Ron, and Marie Baldonado and husband Jim. Also her four grandchildren, Darren O'Dowd, Tara O'Dowd, Yvonne Stubbs, Amanda Cimino and husband Jason, and three great grandchildren Aaron, Samuel and Hailey. She is also survived by her sisters in law, Amalia Gallegos and Victoria Chavez and many other family and friends. Leonor was preceded in death by her parents; her infant son "Joseph"; her sister, Virginia Garcia; and her brothers, Ismael Gallegos and Ernesto Gallegos. Raised in Torreon, NM where she met and married Joe in 1944 and also worked as the Post Mistress for the Torreon Post Office. They moved to Albuquerque in 1950 where she spent the rest of her long and fulfilling life. Leonor was an active member of Our Lady of the Assumption Church where she belonged to the Altar & Rosary Society and Legion of Mary. Her strong devotion to the Lord was reflected in her everyday living. One of Leonor's favorite traditions was to visit "El Santuario de Chimayo" as often as she could. She is greatly loved and will be dearly missed. A Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at French Mortuary, Lomas location with Mass being celebrated 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Lomas and Tennessee. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit before the Rosary Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. Please visit our online guestbook for Leonor at: RememberTheirStory.com Lovingly Pre-planned at FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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ROWE -- Myrtle Florence Rowe died in Ukiah on Thursday, December 2, 2010. Age 82, she was a resident of the Ukiah area for nine years, previously having lived in New Mexico where she was born. Myrtle was a homemaker and was proud of being a dedicated wife and mother, raising three children. She was a collector, raised race horses, enjoyed gardening and jewelry collecting. She will be remembered for her devotion to her husband and children and her love of flowers and collecting. She is survived by her daughter Linda Kathleen Jennings; sons, Steven Clarence Rowe, David Mondell Rowe; sisters, Pauline and Louise; brothers, Ivan, Joe, Malcom, Clarence; grandchildren Jeremiah, Jessica, Helen, Johnathan, Michael; and great-grandson Ethan. Myrtle was predeceased by her husband Clarence Mondell Rowe; and her parents, Ivan Sr. and Myrtle May Cannon. Inurnment will be on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 11 am at the Ukiah Cemetery. Arrangements under the care of The Eversole Mortuary.
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SANTILLANES -- Gloria E. Santillanes (Massy), our precious and beloved Mother and Grandmother passed away unexpectedly on December 2, 2010 at Presbyterian Hospital. Gloria was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico. She is survived by her son, Richard Santillanes Jr.; daughters, Lorraine Waters (Husband David), Diane Valverde; her grandchildren, Joshua and Jason Waters, and Adriana and Matthew Harris; and her beloved Pet, Paulina; She is also survived by one brother, Maynard Perea (Wife Virgilene); and brother-in-law Onofre Stevens; and many other friends and relatives who loved her very much. Our Mom was such a devoted Mother and Grandmother and we will miss her deeply. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Mass will be held and announced at a later time. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Gloria's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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SCANLAN -- Thomas R. Scanlan Jr., was born on November 1, 1924 and passed away on November 25, 2010. The family of Thomas thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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THOEMKE -- Michael Sebastion Thoemke, age 17, beloved son, brother and grandson, was called to his heavenly home by the Lord, Saturday, December 4, 2010. Michael was a life long resident of NM. Michael is survived by his loving parents, Daniel L. Thoemke and Tommie C. D. and Jeff W. McClurg; his sisters, Anna Maria, Demitria and Denise Dolores Carabajal; grandparents James and Isabel Carabajal, Ruth Trotter and Larry and Sue McClurg; uncles, Richard Thoemke, Wilfred, Felipe and Christopher Carabajal; aunts, Roberta Candelaria, Rose and Ignacita Carabajal; and respective families, numerous cousins and other beloved family members. Michael had a great big heart and was always concerned for everyone else. Michael will be greatly missed by all. Visitations will be Thursday, December 9, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., at Rio Rancho Gospel Light Baptist Church, located at 1500 Southern Blvd. Funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. also at the Church, on Thursday. Interment will take place at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery in Bernalillo on Saturday, officiated by Pastor Jeff McClurg. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Michael's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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WILLIAMS -- Dr. Malcolm Hays Williams, 77, of Dawsonville, Georgia passed away Sunday December 5, 2010 at his residence following an extended illness. Dr. Williams was born February 1, 1933 in Asansol, India to Methodist missionaries, Frederick G. and Irene Williams. Malcolm grew up in Colonial India and attended English schools there. He returned to the U.S. in 1943. He lived in Hazard, KY and Sacatone, NM before settling in Albuquerque, NM. He graduated from Albuquerque High School and attended the University of Wales his Junior Year in College. He graduated from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Williams graduated from Emory University Medical School, and served his Internship in the New Jersey Hospital System. His residency in Internal Medicine was at Emory Hospital. He served as a flight surgeon in the U. S. Air Force. Following his residency, Dr. Williams practiced internal medicine in Smyrna, Georgia, first at Kennestone and Windy Hill Hospitals and later at the hospital now known as Emory-Adventist Hospital. He retired from his medical practice in 1996. Dr. Williams and his wife moved to Dawsonville as lake residents in 1996 and, following retirement, moved to the community full time in 1998. He continued his medical work avocationally working for St. Joseph's Hospital's Mercy Clinic where he served the indigent population of Atlanta. Later, he volunteered to deliver Meals on Wheels at the Dawson County Senior Center. He and Anna taught English as a second language, he served as a volunteer to advocate for abused children through the Hall Dawson CASA Program and also served as a captain in the opening of the Grace Cafe at Grace Presbyterian Church where he was a member. Surviving are his wife, Anna B. Williams, Dawsonville; children, Wendy and John McGrew, Atlanta, Sandra and David Givelber, Atlanta, Laurie and Dan Nickless, Atlanta, Dr. Jeffrey and Georgia Williams, Athens, Debra and Tom Mills, Cumming, Lisa and Darrell Dodge, St. Petersburg, Kristin B. Young, Atlanta; grandchildren, Lilly Givelber, Dakota, Sydney, James and Jake Williams, Scott and Clark Mills, Lindsay, Amanda and Michael Dodge, CarolAnn DuVall, Nicholas and Robert Young. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 11:00 at Grace Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dana Hughes will officiate. Interment will follow in Sawnee View Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration of donations to the Dawson County Senior Center, the Grace Presbyterian Church or Hall Dawson CASA. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 at the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at: www.beardenfuneralhome.com. Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.
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BARROS -- Faustino In loving memory of Mr Faustino Barros Daddy, It's been 12 years but seems like yesterday since God saw fit to take you. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and/or think I see your mannerisms, your eyes, your smile, your walk in people that I pass. I visit your resting place often but still wish I could see you just one more time. I know you and Teddy are looking down and probably laughing. Daddy, I look forward to seeing the two of you when God see's fit to take me. Until then, you and Teddy will never be too far from my thoughts and prayers. I love you Daddy. Say hey to Ted for me.. Theresa
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BOWER -- Donald Arthur Bower, 80, passed away on December 4, 2010. He was born March 16, 1930, to John A. and Clara Mae Bower in Utica, NY. Donald and his wife Regina moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1955 from Rochester, NY. He began his career at KOB, then moving onto Sandia National Laboratories, retiring in 1993 after a 33 year career with them. Donald is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Regina; eight children, Steven Bower and wife Gloria, Kenneth Bower and wife Victoria, Richard Bower, Michael Bower, Suzanne Zelinski and husband David, Peter Bower and wife Lisa, Timothy Bower and wife Mitzie, Joanne Page and husband Curtis. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild; sister, Sr. Annette Bower, and was preceded in death by one brother, Col. John "Jack" Bower. Rosary will be recited at Daniels Family - Wyoming on Monday, December 6, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. Mass be held Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church at 8:30 a.m., private family burial will be held at a later date. In Donald's memory, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Donald's name to Casa Angelica, Parkinson's Society, or to Brothers of the Good Shepherd. Donald's family would like to give a special and sincere thanks to Terri Cordova, caretaker, and to all the staff of Presbyterian Hospice. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com, Donald's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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CORDOVA -- Marinita "Mina" T. Cordova, age 73, beloved and devoted mother, grandmother, and sister, was called to her heavenly home by the Lord, Thursday, December 2, 2010. Visitations will be Tuesday, December 7, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services-Alameda Mortuary. A rosary will be recited Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m., at Nativity of The Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Service of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., also at the Church. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Mina's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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DILLER -- Debra Lee Diller, 56, beloved wife, mother, sister and daughter, went to be with the Lord peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, December 2, 2010 following a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Deb was born December 27, 1953 in Pittsburgh, PA, attended college at Appalachian State in North Carolina and came to Albuquerque in 1975 to begin her teaching career with APS. Her long and successful career included teaching special education at Truman and Taylor Middle Schools and Mitchell Elementary School. She touched the lives of many during her 34-year teaching career. Deb is survived by her loving family, husband of 30 years, Rich; daughters, Ashley and Kimberly of Las Vegas, NV; son, Ryan of Tucson, AZ; sister, Jeannie DeCanditis (Mike) of Ruidoso, NM and mother, Helen Boast (Roy) of Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Gundel. Deb lived life to the fullest and greatly enjoyed teaching, singing, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She was truly an angel on earth, always putting everyone before herself. Deb was a friend to everyone she met and will be greatly missed by countless people. A memorial service to celebrate Deb's life will be held Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte NE, 87122; a reception will follow at the church's Family Life Center. In lieu of flowers, donations made in Deb's memory to the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation would be appreciated: www.nmcancercenterfoundation.org / NMCC Foundation, 4901 Lang NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Please visit our online guestbook for Deb at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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