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HOWARD -- William Jack Howard, 88, died September 13, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Georgia. He is survived by his daughter, Melissa Howard of Cedar Crest; his son Andrew and wife Sandra Howard of Chicago; his granddaughter Rebecca Howard and husband Oliver Soell; grandson Gabriel Howard; and his dog Cruces. A memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 27, 2010, at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo del Norte NE. Jack was born in Kimball, NE, to Carl Howard, an agriculture professor, and Agnes Howard. He graduated from Las Cruces High School and earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from New Mexico State University. He served in the infantry in both the European and Pacific theaters of World War II, earning the rank of captain and the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart. Jack was a charter employee of Sandia National Laboratories, working in weapons testing and nuclear safety before becoming an administrator. He was the first director of Sandia's laboratory in Livermore, CA. He took leaves from Sandia to serve as Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Atomic Energy and as a delegate to the US / USSR strategic arms limitation talks. He served as executive vice president of Sandia from 1973 to 1982 before retiring to enjoy fly fishing, golf, and his home and family. He received an honorary doctorate from NMSU and a Distinguished Public Service Medal from the Defense Department. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1979, and in August 2010 became the third member of the Sandia Laboratories Hall of Fame.
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JENSEN -- Anna Rose Smith Jensen, 84, of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Monday, September 20, 2010 in Rio Rancho, NM. She was born May 26, 1926 in St. Augustine FL to Charles L. Smith and Martha Elizabeth Walker Smith. Anna Rose was raised in Columbus GA where she met and married Harry B. Jensen in 1958, they moved to Albuquerque in 1970. Her lifelong interest in politics began when her grandfather, Jackson Venus Walker a state Senator from TN, took her to see President Franklin Roosevelt. Her political path in New Mexico included her work for Congressman Manuel Lujan in his district office and as his campaign manager. She served as an assistant to New Mexico Congressman Steve Schiff until his death in 1998 at which time she retired. She worked hard to support Republican candidates and is a member of the National Federation of Republican Women -Metro FRW. She served on the American Heart Association Heart Ball committee. She is a former member of the Ambassadors Council to the College of Nursing at the UNM Health Sciences Center. She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family. Anna Rose was preceded in death by her husband Harry B. Jensen. She is survived by her children, Bill Jensen, wife Marie, and their children Harry, A.J. and Cody of Albuquerque, Julie Nash, husband, Robbie, and their children, Joe, Amanda, and Jacob of Rio Rancho; sister Inez Hendry; and great-grandchildren Hayden, Krista Rose, Kale and Riley. Cremation services have been provided by Direct Services of Albuquerque. Graveside services for family only will be held Friday September 24, 2010, 1:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Reception for family and friends will be held from 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the Albuquerque Marriott 2101 Louisiana Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Anna Rose Jensen may be made to the Republican Party of New Mexico - PO Box 94083 Albuquerque, NM 87199-4083
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KING -- Virginia L. "Dinny" King, a resident of Rio Rancho, NM, passed away Tuesday, 21 September 2010. She is survived by her husband of more than 52 years, R. Royal "Bob" King; daughter, Katherine L. Keazer and husband, Robert and granddaughter Amanda M. Chapman of Hutchinson, KS; son, Robert R. King, III and wife, Patricia and grandsons, Robert R. King, IV and Joshua H. R. King of Indianapolis, IN; son, William C. King and wife, Kristine and grandchildren, PFC William C. King, Jr., Benjamin D. King and Victoria K. King of Little Rock, AR; and daughter, Crystal K. Davey and husband, Ronald of Phoenix, AZ. Dinny was an active and contributing member of Central United Methodist Church. She was the world's greatest grandma. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at Central United Methodist Church, 201 University Blvd. NE, on Friday, September 24, 2010, at 1400 hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 201 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Please visit our online guestbook for Dinny at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE. (505) 843-6333
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LIND -- Anthony J. Lind passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2010. He was 46 years old. He was a loving husband, father, brother, son and son-in-law. Anthony was proud of his work as a residential builder for Sivage Thomas Homes, Pulte Homes, and Scott Patrick Homes. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Marie Satches; grandmother Louise Lind; father Charles Lind; and brother Christopher Lind. He is survived by his loving wife Jennifer; and two sons, Keaton and Dalton; his mother Theresa Knevitt and husband Robert; parents-in-law, Gerald and Marilyn Hokanson; brother David Lind and wife Sabrena and sons Ron Weber and Alan Lind; sister Lisa Lucero and husband Richard and son Max and daughter Leslie; step-sister Twyla Knevitt; aunts, Frances Salazar, Rita Lind, Jenny Ellis, Iris Hershberger and Kathy Lind; uncles, Edgar Roque, Joe Lind, Tom Ellis, and Ray Lind. Cremation has taken place. Services were held on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 10:00 a.m., at Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in the form of a scholarship account for Anthony's sons has been established through Scholar's Edge. Contributions can be sent to Davis Advisory Group, Attn: Chris, 770 Jefferson NE, Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87109.
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MARTINEZ -- Maria Melinda Martinez, age 68, passed away peaceful at her home, after a long courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, September 18, 2010, while surrounded by her loving family. A rosary will be recited this morning (Friday) at 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Bernalillo, directly followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony's Kitchen, c/o Our Lady of Sorrows, P.O. Box 607, Bernalillo, NM 87004. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com. Melinda'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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MARTINEZ -- Mary Helen (Gibbs) Martinez, 80, died Saturday, September 18, 2010 in Albuquerque. Mary Helen was born March 21, 1930 in Madrid, New Mexico. She was the daughter of Maria Petrona (Borrego) Gibbs and Charles Edward Gibbs. She was the sister of Alice Thompson, Patricia Kuper, Robert Gibbs and Charles Gibbs, all of Albuquerque. Mary Helen was married to Manual A. Martinez for 55 years until his death in 2001. Along with her husband, Marty, Mary Helen owned and operated Central Dental Lab in Albuquerque until their retirement in 1996. Mary Helen is survived by her children, Alice Ann Rice and her husband, Tim of Albuquerque, Christopher James Martinez and his wife, Karen of Albuquerque and Jean Marie Duck and her husband, Michael of Springdale, AR; grandchildren, Kathryn Rice of Seattle, WA, Lisa Rice of Allen, TX, Michelle Duck and Steven Duck, both of Lubbock, TX, C.J. Martinez of New York, NY, and Loren Martinez and Jordan Martinez, both of Albuquerque. Mass of Christian Burial and entombment will be held at Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE, on Saturday, September 25, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Please visit our online guest book for Mary Helen at: RememberTheirStory.com French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505)897-0300
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MELTON -- Frank WAID. Good night my brother. Funny dreams. God will keep you and make you whole! My heart is in your care until we meet again. Good night my brother. Funny dreams. Our WAID is Gone! He departed unexpectedly from this life on Monday, September 20, 2010. WAID is the youngest son born to Joyce and Frank Melton on November 14, 1968. He is the third generation born and lived in Albuquerque. He is survived by his mother Joyce; sister Debbie; niece Nichole; nephew Waid; great-niece Lizzy; and brothers, Chuck and Scott. A remembrance memorial service will take place at Daniels Family Funeral Service on Sunday, September 26, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Please share your condolences, sympathies and memories with the family at www.danielsfuneral.com WAID's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Service, Carlisle Chapel 3113 Carlisle Boulevard, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 884-1188)
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MENKE -- Hedwig E. Menke, 97, died on Sunday, September 12, 2010. She is survived by her sister, Gerda M. Keller, Portland, OR; ten nieces and nephews; and thirteen grandnieces and grandnephews. "Hedda" was employed for 29 years by the Albuquerque National Bank and retired in 1975. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 25, 2010, 10:00 a.m., at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 210 Alvarado Dr. SE. A graveside service will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menual Blvd. NE, at 11:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church; The Lutheran Hour, 2185 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO, 63139; or to the charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Hedda at: www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE. (505) 843-6333
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MITCHELL -- Marie Nicole In Memory of Marie Nicole Mitchell 1986-1991 You didn't live long enough to make memories for yourself; but the memories of you, that you left us, will never be forgotten. Love Gran & Doots
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PERRINGS -- Lewis Robinson Perrings, age 79, beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother, passed away peacefully at his home, Thursday, August 26, 2010, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Carlinville, IL, formerly resided in Dyer, IN and was a resident of Albuquerque since 1994. Lewis was a member of the Sandia Presbyterian Church. He retired from IBM after 33 years as a Field Engineer; and was a proud Veteran of the United States Air Force, who served our country during the Korean Conflict. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Sarah Perrings; a brother, Charles Perrings; and sister-in-law, Sara Perrings. Lewis is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Vena Perrings of the family home in Albuquerque; his wonderful children, David and wife Sonda of Danville, CA, Mark and wife Rebecca of Westlake, OH, Marcia of Louisville, CO, and Ann and husband Jeff Traven of New Lenox, IL; his precious grandchildren, Matthew and wife Meghan, Ben, Laura, Elliott, Sam Perrings, William, and Andrew Traven; his brother, Kinley of Springfield, IL; sister-in-law, Helen Perrings of Carlinville, IL; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Lewis will be greatly missed by all. Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., at the Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo Del Norte NE. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to Sandia Presbyterian Church, or to the charity of your choice in Lewis' Memory. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Lewis' 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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