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RAMSEY -- Woodrow "Woody" Ramsey passed away on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2010 with his family by his side at the age of 91. He was born in Chillicothe, Texas on September 2, 1918 to William and Lettie Ramsey and was the youngest of their ten children. Upon graduation from Chillicothe High School, Woody went to Texas Tech University which is where he met Natalie Parker and they would have celebrated their 69 wedding anniversary in May. Woody played football at Texas Tech and played halfback in the Cotton Bowl on January 1, 1939 in Dallas, Texas. Woody wanted to be a pilot and enlisted in the Air Force in September 1940. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and awarded his pilot wings in April 1941. In World War II, he served in Europe as Group Operations Officer of the 31st Fighter Group and commanded the 307th Fighter Squadron of the 31st Fighter Group. He was stationed in Japan after the war and his military service included Korea and Viet Nam. He received numerous decorations and medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Joint Services Commendation Medal. He was also stationed in New Delhi, India where he served as Air Attache to India. After 30 years of military service, Woody retired as a Colonel on February 1, 1970. After retiring from the Air Force, his next mission was to play golf. He played every day he could except Monday, and that was because the golf course was closed. He played with his friends in foursomes, tournaments, and as he got older senior tournaments. He truly loved playing a game of golf. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved his family and will be missed. His family would like to thank the employees at The Court in Reno who took such good care of him after his health failed. Woody is survived by his wife Natalie; his daughter Patricia (Bill); grandchildren, Dana Ouart (Nick) and Travis Neumann. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers; and sisters. A viewing will be held 10:00 -11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at Walton Funeral Home, 875 W. Second St., in Reno. Interment with full military honors will follow at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Fernley, NV. The family invites you to leave a condolence message in the family guestbook at the website www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com.
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RICHARDSON -- Liz Richardson passed away in Santa Fe on April 5, 2010. Liz moved with her three children to Albuquerque in 1964 to marry J. O. "Dutch" Richardson. She was an active volunteer in many organizations and during her time in Albuquerque. She served on the board of the New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair and was the Fair manager in 1972. She also served on the Presbyterian Hospital Auxiliary, the Assistance League of Albuquerque, the Albuquerque Women's Symphony Association, the Girl Scout Council, Chapter AM of PEO, and Las Amapolas Garden Club. She enjoyed activities with Dutch with the Shrine Air Patrol and at Four Hills Country Club. She is survived by her children, Paul Richardson and wife Kim, of Los Angeles, CA. Jerry Richardson of Santa Fe, and Kathy Robertson and husband Tim, of Washington DC; She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brian and Patrick Robertson and Clare Richardson. There will be no memorial services. Her remains have been cremated and will be returned to Lexington, Nebraska, where she was raised, and where she returned to live after leaving Albuquerque. Memorials may be directed to the Liz Richardson Scholarship Fund, in care of the Lexington Community Foundation, PO Box 422, Lexington, NE 68850 or to the organization which provided wonderful care and support in her last illness, Coming Home Connection, Suite 27, 418 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
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ROCHE -- Edward W. "Bill" Roche In loving memory of Edward "Bill" Roche April 10, 1936 - February 1, 2006 Every night in my dreams I see you, I feel you That is how I know you go on. Four long years, Babe We miss you so much
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SANCHEZ -- Paul Lester, age 61, a lifelong resident of Belen, NM, passed away on Tuesday, April 6th. He was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. He was an avid and devoted member of the Democratic Party and spent many years working at the NM State Legislature. Paul loved the Moose Lodge and the values it stands for. He became a member of Moose Family Center 1680 in 1971, where he served as the first and youngest governor of the Belen Lodge. Paul became a member of the 25 Club within his first month of membership. His Moose career lead to honors of Legionnaire in 1971, Fellowship Degree of Honor in 1975, and the Pilgrim Degree in 1990. The Pilgrim Degree is the fourth and highest degree within the Loyal Order of Moose. Only a minimal number of members are ever bestowed this degree. Paul became a life-long member of the lodge in 1992 for his sponsorship of 250 members. Over the course of his life and involvement with the Moose, he sponsored a total of 506 members. In 2009 Legion. Paul was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. His best days were those he spent with his family and particularly his grandchildren. Paul had a big heart and shared his life with many people. He appreciated all his friends, there wasn’t a place in this world where he wouldn’t run into someone he knew. He was preceded in death by his father, Abelino Sanchez; paternal grandparents, Placido and Rufina Sanchez; maternal grandparents, Ignacio V. and Stella Gallegos; and his granddaughter, Kaitlyn Waghorn. Paul is survived by his loving mother, Mary Sue Sanchez of Belen; three children, Wayne and wife, Cecilia, Tammy and husband, Rick Engler and Francesca and husband, Steve Waghorn all of Los Lunas; grandchildren, Reuben Molina, Brandon and Sydney Engler, Megan, Emily, and Zachary Waghorn, Heather and Abel Sanchez and Samuel and Kaitlyn Ornelas; his sisters, Sandra and husband, Jimmy Sanchez, Phyllis and husband, Rick Hayes, Mary L. Sanchez, and Gail Ranshaw; nephew, David and wife, Karen Sanchez and three nieces, Bernadette and Maria Sanchez and Brandi and husband,Terrell Trantham. All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, beginning with a viewing on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 3:00 p.m. A final visitation will be held on Monday, April 12, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Rick Engler, Steve Waghorn, Reuben Molina, Jimmy Sanchez, Michael Sanchez, Matt Carrasco, Jeff Aragon, and Chris Martinez. Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandchildren. Sign Paul's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 North Main Street, Belen. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM. (505) 864-8501
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SAYLOR -- Richard G. (Dick) Saylor CWO-4 United States Army Retired. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania on December 25, 1926 to Walter and Eva, Richard and Ruth, his twin sister were the youngest of four children. Richard was industrious as the depression began in earnest and his Mother passed away at age 12. He had a paper route and rode his bicycle five miles each way to work earning 15 cents per hour. When his family moved to a new home, he met Doris Gable, his new neighbor who became the love of his life and attended Reading High. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after the outbreak of World War II and served in the South Pacific on an LSM, a 202 ft. landing ship that delivered tanks and men during the invasion of Okinawa. After the war, he married Doris in 1946 and later enlisted in the U.S. Army. In 1948, his daughter Susan was born and in 1951, his son Richard while Dick stationed in Anchorage Alaska. Over his 34 year distinguished military career where he eventually became an officer, he served in Louisiana, Texas, California, Korea, Washington, Italy, Germany, France, Hawaii, New York, Arizona and New Mexico where he helped found the Nuclear Weapons Training Center at Sandia Base. He worked all over the world as an expert in nuclear warhead assembly and material handling, conducting inspections for NATO missile sites and teaching proper maintenance and procedures of the nuclear weapons arsenal. A Boy Scout himself, he was the Scoutmaster of his son's Boy Scout Troop in Hawaii and took the entire troop to the Big Island of Hawaii to watch the eruption of the Kilauea volcano. He later became the Scoutmaster of an Explorer Scout Troop. During his entire life, he ALWAYS loved being of service to others and an exemplary role model to kids and others due to his rare and rigid standards of honesty, being impeccable with your word, patriotism, and work ethic. After retirement, Richard and Doris, joined Mobile Missionary Assistance Program and traveled the country in their various campers building, repairing, assisting and funding the support of orphanages, churches and schools. He was a 23 year volunteer at the VA Hospital where he recently received an award for 10,000 hours of service. He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, his family, and serving those in need. He was immensely proud of the accomplishments of his daughter, Susan Fox (William), PhD; his son Richard's business acumen; and those of his grandchildren, Jeremy PhD (Allene Whitney, MD), Jillian BA (Steve McAllister), Brandon (BS), Jonathan, Christopher and Grant; great-grandaughter Merridy; and Mikey his Bischon. He was a member of the Zia Romers, Retired Officer's Assn, MOAA, Shriners, Masons, Meadowlark SR Fishing Club, Paradise Hills Methodist Church, The Good Sam Club, and DAV. He was a long term benefactor of the Rescue Mission, Boy's and Girl's Ranch and the orphanage in Tecate, California. After the death of his beloved Doris, he continued to serve at the VA Hospital and for his new friends at Fairwinds Retirement Community in Rio Rancho. A celebration of his extraordinary life will be held Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Paradise Hills Methodist Church 4700 Paradise Blvd. N.W. Albuq. NM 87114, Pastor David Snyman presiding. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations in remembrance to the VA Medical Center/Volunteer Services (505) 256-2771 Director Sonja Brown,The Albuquerque Rescue Mission or Paradise Hills Methodist Church. Daniels Family Funeral Services www.danielsfuneral.com 891-9192.
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SUTTON -- Bailey. The family of Bailey Sutton 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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WATSON -- Carol E. Watson, a long-time resident of the Village of Los Ranchos, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2010 at St. Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park, KS surrounded by those who loved her most. Carol grew up in Roy, NM and attended the University of New Mexico before starting her career in banking and her family. Although she spent most of her adult life in the Albuquerque area, she also spent numerous years enjoying life in Newport Beach, CA before returning home to New Mexico. Carol had recently relocated to the Kansas City area to be closer to her daughter. Carol could never pass up a good garage sale. She loved all things collectible and enjoyed hunting for treasures to add to her antique and collectible booth. She was happiest when surrounded by her friends and family, and most especially, her little dog, Danny. She is survived by her daughter, Kelly L. Watson and her life partner, Kim Osbahr of Kansas City, MO; former husband and good friend, Gary Watson and his wife Maureen of Little Rock, AR. Carol was preceded in death by her son Craig T. Watson; her parents, Clay (Red) and Marge Bowman; and her brother, Bill Bowman. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to all of the wonderful friends and acquaintances who embraced Carol throughout her life. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Lung Association. The Cremation Society of Kansas & Missouri has been entrusted with final arrangements.
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ALTER -- Justine E. Alter of Albuquerque, NM, formerly of Brookline, MA passed away April 5, 2010. Beloved wife of the late Eliot Alter. Loving mother of Jeffrey A. Hutnick and his wife Suzanne of Walpole, and the late Neil B. Hutnick. Cherished grandmother of Jacob, Justin, and Stephen Hutnick. Donations in her memory may be made to Epiphany Parish of Walpole, 62 Front Street, Walpole, MA
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ARAGON-NUNEZ -- Kimberly Ann Aragon-Nunez, age 34, a resident of Rio Rancho, NM, born August 24, 1975, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2010. Kimberly was tragically killed in a car accident along with her co-worker Janice Flores in Albuquerque, NM. She was born and raised in Pojoaque Valley and graduated from Pojoaque High School. Kim received a BS in Family & Consumer Sciences from Eastern New Mexico University. She was the WIC Director at First Choice Community Healthcare in Albuquerque. She is survived by her beloved Mother Joyce (Roybal) Aragon, Father Pete Aragon and was the loving wife of Noel Nunez for over nine years. Kim will forever be remembered by her beloved children Tristan (12), Kameryn (eight) and Jaiden (six); devoted brothers, Lucas, Joseph Anatra; and maternal grandmother Amalia "Molly" Roybal. She was loved by her mother-in-law Carol Acosta Flores; sister-in-law Naomi Cano (husband Rafeal); brothers-in-law Donnie (wife Dolores) and Danny Nunez and their grandmother Conchita Acosta. She was loved by many uncles, aunts, and cousins along with countless friends and family whom were blessed to know her. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Jose Salomon Roybal; paternal grandparents Gaspar and Lucianita Ortiz and Macario and Emilia Aragon. Kim loved laughing, singing, being with her family, having fun with friends and helping others. She loved her husband, kids and family very much. Kim touched the lives of many people with her contagious smile and always saw the good in everyone. She was an amazing wife, mother, daughter and sister and lit up every room she walked into. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial service in Kim's memory on Saturday, April 10, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., at Sagebrush Community Church, 6440 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. The family requests all donations be sent to the Nunez Kid's Trust Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank in Albuquerque or online at www.aragonnunezmemorial.com. Please visit our online guest book for Kimberly at RememberTheirStory.com French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505)897-0300
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BERRY -- Robert C. Berry, age 51, beloved husband, father and brother, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2010. He was born in Cedar Rapids, IA and was a resident of Albuquerque. Funeral Services are pending and will be announced. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Robert'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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