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GARCIA, WILFRED age 72, passed away on Saturday, February 14, 2015. He is survived by his wife and best friend of 52 years, Anita; his children, Carmen Chavez and husband Leroy, Arnold Garcia and friend Susan Carrejo, and Maria Hunter and husband Clay; grandchildren, Eugene Chavez and wife Candy, Tammy Peters and husband Anthony, and T.J. Chavez; great-grandchildren, Tammany and Olivia Peters; and two beloved dogs. Services will be held at Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel on Friday, February 20, 2015 beginning at 6:00 PM. 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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GARCIA, CARL XAVIER Carl Xavier Garcia was born on December 14, 1986 in Albuquerque to Jessica Garcia and Carl Duckworth. A self-proclaimed "Mama's Boy", Carl was a devoted son and loving brother, uncle and friend. All those who knew Carl were touched by his kindness, loyalty and generosity. Carl is survived by mother Jessica Garcia and stepfather Herbert Edmon; his father, Carl Duckworth; sister Myisha Garcia; nieces, Samaya and Imani; aunts, Lilly Garcia and Annette Montoya; his uncle, Ricky Montoya and many other uncles, aunts and cousins. A Rosary will be held at Daniels Funeral Home (3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE) on Thursday, February 19th at 6:00 pm. Funeral will be held on Friday, February 20th at 11:00 am at Oasis Family Church (7500 Montgomery Blvd. NE), interment immediately to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (1900 Edith Blvd. NE). Serving as pallbearers: Miguel Angel Abreu, Deondrae Edmon, Damar Edmon, Daniel Lucero, Bobby Montoya and Isaiah Morgan. Honorary Pallbearers are: Shawn Minsey and Tamara Garcia.
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GRIFFO, DOUGLAS J. SR. Age 48, a resident of Albuquerque, NM since September 1976, died Wednesday, February 11, 2015. He is survived by his children, Amber Griffo and Douglas Griffo Jr.; mother Mildred Griffo; sister Deborah Gallegos; brothers Donald Griffo Jr. and Dominic Griffo Sr.; nieces Rebecca "chicken" McClain, Susan and Samantha Griffo; nephews Beau Woodward, Dominic Griffo Jr., Dustin Newsom, and Max Gallegos III. Mr. Griffo was preceded in death by his father Donald J. Griffo Sr. Douglas was a loving, compassionate, caring, funny, generous, and kind father, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be dearly missed, and forever remembered within our hearts. Service will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 at FRENCH - Lomas. Visitation will begin at 4:00p.m. followed by the service at 5:00 p.m. A reception will follow. Please visit the online guest book for Douglas J. Griffo Sr. at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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GURULE, ADRIAN Age 43, resident of Albuquerque, joined his beloved brother Patrick, in heaven on February 16, 2015. He is survived by his loving parents, Louis and Sophie Gurule; siblings, Diana Gurule, Loretta Gurule Wood and husband, Allen, and Louis "Bucky" Gurule; nieces and nephews, Daniel Olcher, Edward Olcher, Gabriel Olcher, Maria Wood, Sofia Wood, and Patricio Wood; along with numerous extended family members and friends. Adrian was a dedicated student in the CNM Nursing program who was preparing for graduation in May. He enjoyed spending time cooking and baking but most of all spending time with his nephews, nieces, family and friends. Rosary will be recited on Friday, February 20, 2015, 4:00p.m., at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd NW, 87114. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m., also at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Please visit our online guest book for Adrian at www.frenchfunerals.com. FRENCH - Westside 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
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HALE, BRUCE WADE Bruce Wade Hale, 65, a well-known balloonist and Albuquerque businessman, passed away February 12, 2015. Bruce was a successful businessman, a New Mexico contractor, and an avid outdoorsman and adventurer. He served on the Board of Directors of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta from 1990 to 2009. He went further to serve as President of the Fiesta in 1995 and 1996, as well as numerous related commissions and boards to perpetuate the sport of ballooning in Albuquerque and around the World. He was a recipient of the Sid Cutter Award in 1997 and a Bronze Medal in the World Air Games in Seville Spain in 2001. He was a lifetime member of the Montgolfier Society as well as the Albuquerque Aerostat Ascension Association. His love for the art and sport of ballooning is carried on by so many people who he taught, mentored and touched in his life. His passion was contagious and his love for people was paramount in his life. He is survived by daughter, Katie, and husband, Kevin Riley, of Albuquerque; their son, Noah Altamirano; his son, Joe Hale, and wife, Kendra, of Bosque Farms, NM; their children, Colton Hale, James Hale and Stephanie Hale; his daughter, Jenny, and husband, Julian MacDonough, of Bellingham, WA; their daughter, Mia MacDonough; his son, Nathan Hale, and wife, Alex Hale, of Colorado Springs, CO, and their sons, Patrick Hale and Theodore Hale. He is also survived by his Mother, Marilyn V. Hale, of Albuquerque, NM; his brother, Lee Hale, of Snowflake, AZ, and his brother, John Hale, of Albuquerque, NM. He also leaves many cherished aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Also touching Bruce's life were his wife, Marcie Neville, his wife, Glynnette Hale, and countless close friends and loved ones. Bruce was preceded in death by his Father, James R. Hale. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 314 Lead Avenue SW in Albuquerque. Following the service, a procession will leave from the church, continue through Balloon Fiesta Park and will conclude at Sunset Memorial Park for interment. A Reception to celebrate his life will be held immediately after interment at 830 Foxcroft Loop in Bosque Farms. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Bruce W. Hale Memorial Account" at any Wells Fargo branch. Please visit our online guestbook for Bruce at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333
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HINO, PETER JOSEPH Peter Joseph Hino, Colonel US Army retired, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2015. He was born on July 29, 1927 in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania to Peter and Veronica Hino. He grew up in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania. Pete, as he was known to his friends, graduated from Mahanoy City High School at the age of sixteen and joined the Merchant Marine as a Radio Officer. In the fall of 1945 he joined the Navy and entered Submarine School. He was assigned to Pearl Harbor aboard the USS Blackfin in the forward torpedo room and then later served aboard the USS Sealion II. He received an honorable discharge from the Navy in August 1949. Pete then entered the College of William and Mary and was active in the ROTC and was president of his fraternity Theta Delta Chi. Summers working in the coal mines further fueled his desire for an education. He graduated in 1953 and received an appointment to the Regular Army Field Artillery. During an assignment at Fort Sill, Oklahoma he met the love of his life Margaret "Peggy" Calvert Donnelly. They were married October 4, 1958 at Fort Meyer Virginia. During his career in the Army he had two tours of duty to Korea and one to Viet Nam. He attended the United States Army War College and during that time earned a Masters Degree at Dickinson College. He had a distinguished service record and rose to the rank of full Colonel, culminating as Commander of the 25th Division Artillery at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii. Pete retired from the Army in 1975. He was awarded numerous decorations and awards including the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Bronze Star Medal with a "V" for Heroism and three Oak Leaf Clusters. He retired to Albuquerque, New Mexico and had a second career in commercial real estate. He and Peggy resided in Albuquerque for twenty eight years. Twelve years ago they decided to move to Dallas to be closer to their grandchildren. He was always one to share a story, tell a joke, perform a magic trick, stump you with a riddle or amaze you with by his astonishing memory. He will be missed. Pete Hino is survived by his wife of fifty six years, Peggy; his son Peter D. Hino and wife Barenda; grandchildren Preston and Dorothy; his brother Edward; and sister Terri. He was preceded in death by their daughter Dorothy Calvert who died at the age of two and a half. He will have a service with military honors at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. New Mexico. He will be buried alongside his daughter. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the College of William and Mary Foundation, P.O. Box 1693 Williamsburg, Virginia 23187-1693.
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MASON, EC EC Mason was born in Montgomery, AL on July 21, 1929 and passed away on February 16, 2015. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence C. Mason and Nettie Mason; three brothers, and one sister. He is also preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Maryalon "Janie" Mason, who passed in 2010. EC attended Hacklebury High School in Hacklebury, AL, where he graduated in 1948. EC then served in the Air Force from 1950 to 1973, earning the rank of Master Sergeant. He was stationed in Korea for a period of time. He is survived by his nephew, David Farley, and wife, Diane, of McAllen, Texas; niece, Patti Farley, and her family, of Albuquerque; his grand-nephew, David Zach Farley, and his family, of Albuquerque; and his niece, Missie Jones, and her family, of Owensboro, KY. EC and Maryalon moved to Albuquerque in 1969 and had previously lived in many different cities while EC served in the Air Force. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park's Centennial Urn Garden, 924 Menaul Blvd., in Albuquerque. Please visit our online guestbook for EC at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333
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ORTIZ, FRANCES LACASSAGNE LUCERO 103 - a lifelong resident of Santa Fe, NM, passed away on February 13, 2015. Born to Paul and Melinda Delgado Lacassagne on August 14, 1911, she was a granddaughter of Etienne Lacassagne, a French artisan recruited by Archbishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy to help construct the St. Francis Cathedral and Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Osmundo Lucero and Ambrosio F. Ortiz, and her sisters, Adelina Rivera Fresquez, Isabel Ortiz, Josina Romero, Lucy McCachren, Teresa Romero, Consuelo Lacassagne, a brother, Edward Lacassagne, son-in-law state Sen. Edward J. Lopez and granddaughters Elizabeth Anne Lopez and Karen Ortiz. She is survived by children, Rozella Lopez (widow of Sen. Lopez), Alicia Pino (Gilbert), Gloria Wells (Brian), Terry Lopez (Ted), Patrick T. Ortiz (Judy); grandchildren, Melinda Robbins, Edward J. Lopez, Jr. (Tara), Karen Walker (Corey), Kenneth J. Pino (Ryszard), Thomas J. Pino (Valerie), Ron Pino (Linda), Regina Ligon (David), Elaine Pino, Melissa Rutland (Erik), Jennifer Stagen (Neil), Adam Wells, Matthew Wells (Kylee), Amy Lloyd (Aaron), Kevin Lopez, Kenny Lopez, Keith Lopez, Kathy Lopez; her sister Viola Manzanares (Horace); and 27 great- grandchildren. She attended St. Francis School and Loretto Academy in Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Business College. She was a member Our Lady of Guadalupe (Santa Fe) Parish Council, the Catholic Daughters of America, Little Flower Reading Circle, Our Lady of Guadalupe Ladies Society, Holy Family Society, Altar Society, Perpetual Adoration Society, La Sociedad Folklorica and she taught CCD. Frances worked at the Santa Fe County Clerk's Office and the U.S. District Court as deputy clerk and later as personal secretary to Judge H. Vearle Payne. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. and a Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2015 in Santa Fe at El Santuario de Guadalupe (the old Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic church), 417 Agua Fria St., 87501. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 417 Agua Fria St., 87501, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015. Pallbearers are: Edward J. Lopez, Jr., Kenneth J. Pino, Thomas J. Pino, Ron Pino, Matthew Wells, Kevin Lopez, Kenneth Lopez, and Keith Lopez. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe.
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PUTMAN, FORREST "PUT' Forrest, age 89, passed away on February 14, 2015. He was born on September 12, 1925 in Clarksville, GA and spent his childhood in Georgia, Ohio and Arizona. He graduated from Litchfield Park High School in Arizona and entered the Army Air Corps in 1943. He later graduated from Kirtland Air Force Base Bombardier School as a Second Lieutenant. Following his discharge, he attended the University of Arizona where he played and lettered in baseball. He graduated in 1950 with a Juris Doctorate Degree. He was admitted to the Bar of Arizona and also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. In October 1950, he entered the FBI and was assigned in New Haven, CT, New York City, Washington D.C. and Albuquerque where he served as Assistant Special Agent in Charge and later as Agent in Charge for the State of New Mexico. He retired in 1980 and formed a private investigation firm, Maximum Security Agency until 2009. Forrest, fondly known as "Put" was active in the Albuquerque community, serving on the following boards: Crimestoppers, the One Hundred Club, Albuquerque Sports Hall of Fame; was a member of Rotary, ASIS and the Lobo Club and was a Shriner, a Royal Jester and was instrumental in establishing many charity golf tournaments. He leaves behind these families who loved him dearly. Beverly Southard, Steve (Shelia) Southard, Paula (Mark) Glaser, Christopher (Kuhi) Southard, Cori (Daniel) Luquet, Nathan (Sarah) Southard, Derick Southard, Kaci (Michael) Disney and four great grandchildren. Gary (Glenda) Fichtner, Garrett Fichtner and two grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 20, 2015 at FRENCH - Wyoming with a reception following. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the One Hundred Club of New Mexico, Inc., PO Box 1154, Albuquerque, NM 87103 or to the Special Olympics of New Mexico, www.sonm.org. Please visit our online guestbook for Mr. Putman at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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ROBISON, MAGDA L. Magda L. Robison, 94, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Friday, February 13, 2015. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Howard H. Robison, stepson Robert Robison, parents Magda and Paul Reinke and her sister Paula Follis. As a nurse, Magda moved to New Mexico from Germany in 1952 after serving as a nurse to US and allied soldiers during WW II. She continued her nursing career in Grants and Albuquerque until she married in 1960. She enjoyed many talents such as, needle work, painting, photography, and sewing. She enjoyed many hobbies but none more than reading. She is survived by three sons, John Robison (Deborah), Tom Robison (Patti) and Jeff Robison (Rita); six grandchildren Renee Robison, Cheryl Kramer, Cecili Robison, Porsche Robison, Ian Robison and Sydney Robison.
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