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CONTRERAS -- Patricia Carmen Gonzales, the Lord needed a courageous angel in Heaven and called home Patricia Carmen Gonzales Contreras on November 26, 2010. Family and friends who were blessed to share in Pat's wonderful life will miss her dearly, but the incredible strength and courage she showed in the last years of her life will continue to inspire all who knew her. Patricia was born March 7, 1944 in Hanover, New Mexico. She graduated from Valley High School in 1961. She served in several different career fields throughout her life, including co-owner of several businesses, a real estate agent for Unica Realty and finally an employee with the City of Albuquerque for more than 10 years until her retirement in 2005. Pat's proudest accomplishment in life, however, was raising her three beautiful daughters and wonderful son, and then filling with joy and love the lives of her eight grandchildren. Pat was tremendously devoted to her family and faith. She loved nothing more than providing her family with love, joy, warmth, and her famously good food. Pat is survived by her loving children, Sandra Donaldson of Clovis, NM, Rhonda Falcone of Albuquerque, Jeannette Snell of San Antonio, Texas, and Jay Contreras of Albuquerque; her grandchildren, Lucas Donaldson, Benjamin Donaldson, Nicholas Donaldson, Caroline Snell, Andrew Snell, Charlie Falcone, Patrick Snell, and Sara Falcone; her siblings, Louie Gonzales, Tommy Gonzales, Marie Annette Stout, and Paul Gonzales; her uncle Jess (Chuy) Martinez and wife Pat Martinez; and sons-in-law, Les Donaldson, M.D., Clay Snell, and Vince Falcone. She enjoyed spending time with her dear friend and companion of many years, Marshall Montano, and her loyal dog Trixie. Pat is reunited in Heaven with her parents, Fidel Gonzales and Erlinda Gonzales. A rosary will be held at French ~ Wyoming Chapel, on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd NE, on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Pat will be laid to rest at Gates of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd NE, immediately following the service. Pallbearers will be Colt Gonzales, Eric Gonzales, Logan Stout, Kenny Martinez, Eddie Stout, and Vince Falcone. Paul Gonzales will be the honorary pallbearer. The family requests that donations be given in Pat's honor to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd NE, Suite 300, Albuquerque, NM, 87111, so that others with cancer can continue to enjoy the glorious gift of life. Please visit our online guestbook for Patricia at www.RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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CORDOVA -- Delia Cordova, 93, went to be with her Lord on November 24, 2010. Mrs. Cordova was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Cordova; and daughter, Annabelle Cordova. She is survived by sons: Emilio Cordova and wife Julie, Vincent Cordova, John Cordova and wife Theresa; daughters: Helen Wills, Linda Hernandez and husband Manuel, Liz Cordova, Monica Montoya and husband Mike and Lil Cordova; brother, Tito Tafoya and wife Maryann from Cuba; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Delia's Life Celebration will begin with a Viewing on Monday at 7:30 a.m., and Rosary at 8:00a.m., in the Reflection of Life Chapel (Cutler & Washington St. NE.) Mass will be Monday at 9:30 a.m., at St. Therese Catholic Church followed by Burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Please visit Delia's online guestbook at www.Reflectionoflife.com. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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COSTON -- George Birch Coston, 82, went to be with our Lord Jesus on November 25, 2010. He was born September 22, 1928. He is survived by his wife Polly; three boys, Michael, Bruce and David; also three grandchildren, Julie, Chris and Jessica. When he was three his family moved to a small farm in Tera Haut, Indiana. There he finished his schooling and attended college at Indiana State College. As a young man his mind turned to his love of flying and racing his sprint car, and the fun of just keeping the car running on the race track. After graduation he joined the USAir Force. He served in Korea and his duty was flying cargo and passengers to Germany and back to Korea and the U.S. After resigning he and his family moved to Phoenix where he joined the Phoenix Police Force until he had to work with CAA/FAA as an air traffic controller where he resigned after 32 years. He always enjoyed helping his boys with the things they liked to do, racing motorcycles or motocross. They still have an interest in sprint car racing. George and Polly owned and operated several businesses, Coston's Kawasaki; Silk Plants, Merle Norman Studio, Albuquerque Hair Trends and Merchandise. Viewing will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at the Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming Chapel. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow Funeral Service at Sandia Memory Gardens. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com George's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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ELLIS -- Carmela "Mel" Benvenuti Ellis (November 7, 1927 - November 21, 2010) Mrs. Benvenuti Ellis was born in Northern Westchester County, New York where she grew up, raised her family and was a successful business woman until she moved to the Southwest in 1987. She had been a resident of Albuquerque since that time. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; a sister; and her husband. Survivors include four sisters and their families; three children, Robert Benvenuti, Joan Benvenuti and Brenda Caruso and their families, including four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Burial for Mrs. Benvenuti Ellis will occur at a later date in Mt. Kisco, NY.
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ENRIQUEZ -- John Phillip. The John Phillip Enriquez Family wants to thank the Lymphatic Society for help and the UNM Cancer Center Dr's. and Staff; also, Hospice Vista care; thanks to Salazar & Sons for Caring and Compassion; and a Heart full thanks to John's Caregivers, uncle Paul Montano and aunt Nancy Montano; to his aunts, Linda Rael, Rita Padilla, Bertha Montano; aunt Sally; uncles, Mikel Montano, Jose Montano, Manuel Montano, Eddie Montano, James Montano; and a Thank You is in order for all his friends that sincerely loved him. Services entrusted to: www.salazarandsons.com Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third Street SW 505-247-4124
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ESQUIVEL -- Gloria, 77, and Johnny, 64, both passed away in Albuquerque in November, 2010. A mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on November 29, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
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GLASGOW -- Col. Warwick Hardman (Hardy) Glasgow, 78, died Friday, November 19, 2010 at the Laurel View Health Care Center in Albuquerque, NM after a long illness. Hardy was born in Devonport, New Zealand on August 17, 1932 to Charles Howard and Gwen (Good) Rout. His mother later married an American Army officer, Col. Joseph Magoffin Glasgow, and Hardy and his sister, Valerie, were adopted by Joseph. After leaving New Zealand in 1946, the family moved to Yokohama, Japan where Joseph was involved in the restructuring of Japan after WWII. Hardy first came to the United States at age 15 when the family was stationed at Fort Mason in San Francisco. This is where he met and later married Jacqueline (Lowrey), his wife of 39 years. Hardy graduated from high school at the age of 16 and then attended San Francisco City College. After graduation, he joined the United States Air Force. He later received his Masters of Aeronautical Engineering degree from the University of Colorado. Hardy and Jackie raised a family in true military fashion criss-crossing the United States and around the world. Hardy proudly served 32 years in the Air Force as a decorated test pilot and fighter pilot. He was "checked-out" in 33 different planes and a number of different helicopters. He fought in the Vietnam war 1971-1972 as commander of the 421st Black Widow Tactical Fighter Squadron. He served as Commandant to the Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, CA from 1975-1978. He was then named Military and Defense Attache, a diplomatic position, to Canberra, Australia. He retired from the Air Force at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque in 1983 at the age of 51. One year later, he suffered a heart attack, then a massive stroke which left him debilitated for the remainder of his life. Hardy was an avid golfer who also enjoyed sailing, skiing, tennis, handball, racquet ball, reading, playing cards, and doing crossword puzzles. He is survived by his daughter, Ginny (Scott) Gault and their five daughters, Erin (Tanner) Jones, Lauren Daniels, Paige Daniels, Faith Daniels, and Kaitlin Gault; sons, Robert (April) Glasgow and their two daughters, Taylor and Ashley Glasgow; Bill (Wendy Hohman) Glasgow and their two children, Hannah and Graham Glasgow; and Dan (Michelle) Glasgow and their three daughters, Brittany (Jeffrey) Miller, Kendall and Miranda Glasgow; one great-granddaughter, Aurora Miller; his sister, Valerie Rosch Allen; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A celebration of life for Col. Glasgow will be held Monday, December 20, 2010, 10:00 a.m., at French ~ Wyoming Chapel. He will be laid to rest at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 AC Skinner Pkwy, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Please visit our online guestbook for Col. Glasgow at RememberTheirStory.com FRENCH 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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GONZALES -- Alice J. Gonzales, age 59 of Albuquerque, passed away on November 25, 2010 after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Gonzales is survived by her husband, Alfred S. Gonzales of Albuquerque; her son, Fred Gonzales and his wife Carey of Albuquerque; her daughter, Michelle Gonzales-Shiver and her husband, Aaron of Albuquerque; her son, Tony Gonzales of Albuquerque; three grandchildren, Jonathon Gonzales, Lena Gonzales, and Nicholas Shiver, all of Albuquerque; one sister, Gerry Sechrist of Albuquerque; one sister-in-law, Lucy Martinez of Rio Rancho; nephews David Sechrist, Ryan Sechrist, Jeff Sechrist, Edward Martinez and Jazael Martinez; nieces, Jennifer Martinez and Veronica Howard and many other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward Martinez Jr. and Tillie (Valdez) Martinez, and her brother, Edward Martinez III. After 18 years of employment at Intel, Alice retired in 2002. For the past four years she was working at Verizon Wireless. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m., at The Shrine of St. Bernadette on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. Visitation will be at French ~ Lomas Chapel on Monday, November 29, 2010 starting at 4:00 p.m., with a Rosary at the French ~ Lomas Chapel at 6:00 p.m. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Alice at: RememberTheirStory.com Lovingly Pre-planned at FRENCH 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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GONZALES -- Nick M.Gonzales November 28, 1959-February 16, 2010 Nick Today is your Birthday Happy Birthday Son Miss So much, Love You Love Mom, Dad, and Sisters
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GOOD -- Grant "Joshuah" Scott Good, 28, passed away on November 20, 2010. He was born October 4, 1982 in Albuquerque, NM. Josh is survived by his Father, John Good; step-mother, Janet Good; sisters, Shazda Good, Blair Curtiss, and Kristina Curtiss; brother, John Good Jr.; grandmothers, Callie Lowe and Elizabeth Parker; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, who will dearly miss him. He is preceded in death by his beloved mother, Barbara Jeanne Good. Josh joined the US Army in 2005. He was a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom were he was awarded a medal for Valor. Visitation and services will be held at 11:00 a.m., November 29, 2010, at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming Chapel, followed by a Full Military Honors Burial Service at Santa Fe National Cemetery, at 2:30 p.m. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Grant's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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