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MARTINEZ -- Aurora Lopez Martinez went to be with our Lord and family members who preceded her in death on Sunday, June 13, 2010. Aurora was born to Josefa and Emilio Lopez at Casa Salazar, New Mexico on January 2, 1919. She is survived by her husband, Filiberto M. Martinez; her daughter, Tomasita and husband, Dwight Frodgue; two grandchildren, granddaughter, Franki Maria and husband, Michael Garrett; grandson, Filiberto C. Frodgue; five great-grandchildren, Kellan Garrett, Brannon Garrett, Alli Garrett, Nikoli Frodgue and Jazmyne Frodgue; three great-great-grandchildren, Alexa Villar, Ella Shafer and Ashtyn Mullen; three sisters, Theresa Borunda, Jeronimita Baca and Margaret Lujan; as well as many nieces and nephews, other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. Services will be held at San Ysidro Catholic Church in Corrales, NM. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass at the Corrales Cemetery adjacent to the Old San Ysidro Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Filiberto Frodgue, Michael Garrett, Kellan Garrett, Brannon Garrett, Emilio Lopez, Jr. and Andre Sanchez. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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MARTINEZ -- Margaret Rael Martinez, 83, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Friday, June 11, 2010. She is survived by her children Albert F. Martinez and wife, Victoria, of Cedaredge, CO, Edward T. Martinez and wife, RoseMarie of Los Lunas, Carlos Martinez and wife, Naomi of Albuquerque, and Carmen Martinez; grandchildren Amy, Natalie, Carmen "Baboo", Maricruz "Cruzi", Azucena, Jacob and Casilda Martinez, Lyndsey Burns and Caleb Miller; siblings Kathryn R. Garcia, Cecilia Gonzales, Justin Rael and wife, Irene, and Ed Rael and wife, Pauline; brother-in law Baltazar "Marty" Martinez; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Martinez was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Gaspar "Gus" Martinez, and parents, Lecadio and Albinita P. Rael. Margaret was born June 5, 1927 in Albuquerque and grew up in Martineztown. She attended Albuquerque High School and graduated from St. Mary's High School. She graduated from the University of Albuquerque with a degree in Elementary Education. She was a member of the ADK Teachers' Sorority. Margaret taught in the APS school system for 25 years. Mrs. Martinez was an active member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church for over 50 years. She was a devoted volunteer for various organizations and institutions which brought her great satisfaction. Margaret will be remembered as a loving mother and beloved grandmother. A rosary will be recited on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be her sons and godchildren. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to Alma Danzante, 3100 Elliott Ct. NW, 87120 or almadanzante.yolasite.com which is a dance company her granddaughters dance for. Please visit our online guestbook for Margaret at: www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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NAVALESI -- Bruno D. Navalesi was born in Walsenburg, Colorado on January 16, 1924 to Vinzie and Joe Navalesi, who precede him in death; His brother, Henry, also preceded him in death. Bruno is survived by his wife of 62 years, Merle; his three sons, Joseph and wife Cheryl, John, and Gery and wife Raylene; and one daughter, Dena Pruitt and husband Olin; His is also survived by several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; as well as one brother, Gene and wife Nadine; and two sisters, Theresa Campagnola and Mary Cito and husband Frank. Bruno served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Asian and Pacific area. After using the G.I. Bill, he graduated from college in business administration with a degree in accounting. He worked eight years as an accountant and office manager for an ice cream plant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He retired from Sandia National Labs as a Budget and Computer System Analyst after 29 years of service. Bruno was a 4th degree and life member of the Knights of Columbus. He also served as an usher, an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist for the homebound, and a Stephen Minister. Bruno dedicated his life to the service of his family and the Church. A rosary will be prayed on Friday, June 18, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Both services will take place at St. Peter Catholic Church, 55 N. Jefferson St., Monument, CO 80132. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Peter's Church.
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PALMER -- Agneda "Agnes" Sanchez Palmer, passed away June 10, 2010 at the age of 96. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Palmer; her parents; her brothers, Joe G., Avelino, and Juan B.J. Sanchez; her sisters, Lucrecia S. Vialpando, and Mary Irene Sanchez; and, nephew, Gregorio McKenzie. Agnes was born on September 4, 1914 to Avelino and Gertrudes Casados Sanchez in the small village of La Villita. Agnes attended school at San Juan Pueblo with the Dominican Sisters, the Loretto Academy in Santa Fe and graduated from the Spanish-American Normal High School at El Rito in 1934. She had a love for teaching and began a teaching career that spanned 40 years in northern New Mexico. She attended Highlands University and St. Joseph College in Albuquerque and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. In 1968, she married Robert M. Palmer and helped him on their Ojo Caliente Ranch. They later retired and built a home at La Villita and then in 1985 moved to Albuquerque where they resided at The Vineyard Retirement Community. Agnes is survived by her sisters, Stella Wheeler and Louise Salazar, and brothers, Ramon N. and Paul Sanchez, all of Santa Fe; and, sister-in-law, Bernie Sanchez of Santa Cruz de la Canada. In addition, she is survived by a special niece, Sandra Sanchez, and very special friend, Dee Lenius, both of whom cared for Agnes and her husband. Dee's husband, Dick was also a caregiver for them before he passed. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Agnes requested that she be cremated. Cremation has taken place and a rosary will be recited at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. and will be immediately followed by the funeral mass. Internment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the Carmelite Monastery, 49 Mt. Carmel Road, Santa Fe, NM, in Agnes' name.
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PLATERO -- Adrian In Loving Memory of Adrian Platero "Frybread" 08-07-1984 -- 06-15-2009 We Miss you and Love you... Mom and Tori
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SPEARS -- Michael Charles Spears was born at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oceanside, CA on July 3, 1952 and passed away suddenly in Tampa, FL on May 14, 2010. He is survived by his mother, Irene Stewart-Lackey and husband, Jack Lackey; sisters, Karen Edwards (Gary) and Suzanne Malone (William); nieces, Holly Edwards, Amy Tenorio and Jennifer Hampsten; nephews, Nick and Robert Jackson, and Patrick Taylor, all of Albuquerque, NM; and daughter Jesse Christensen of Maryland. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard L. Spears; and his step-father, Roy P. Stewart. Michael "The Guitar Man" was a gentle soul who loved reading, boating, fishing, watching sunsets and hanging out with friends. He was a musician who loved playing his guitars, having started playing at the tender age of ten. He loved playing guitar in church when he was able and with several small bands on occasion in Naples. He lived in Naples, FL most of his adult life and leaves behind him his dear friends, Ken Lowell, Terrell Smith and Debbie Maschino and other friends with whom he spent many happy hours.
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STEIN -- William C. Stein (Bill), 92, born in Seneca, Kansas, passed away on June 12, 2010 in Albuquerque. He is survived by his wife Rose M. Stein and five children, Paul D. Stein of West Point, CA, Raymond C. Stein and wife, Kit Hagen of Albuquerque, Richard W. Stein and wife Julie of Albuquerque, James E. Stein and wife, Diana of Vancouver, WA, and Kathleen M. Blevins of Mansfield, TX. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Jason Stein, Madison and Mitchell Blevins, Grant and Gavin Stein. Louise M. Stein, mother of his children and Galen Stein, grandson, preceded him in death. Bill grew up and was educated in Wichita, Kansas and later started his banking career at the Fourth National Bank in Wichita, as Auditor. He served with the First National Bank in Albuquerque until 1984 when he retired as the Executive VP and Cashier. He later served on the Board of Directors of First National Bank for four years and as a Director of the First Security Bank of NM. Bill was in the United States Army during WWII from 1942-46 and was in both the European and Pacific theaters of operation. He was active in Civic and City Government matters, having served as chairman of the City of Albuquerque Urban Renewal Commission. He was the Charter President of the first Civitan Club in Albuquerque and was active in United Fund Budget committees, Red Cross Treasurer, and President of the Albuquerque Boys Club during the construction of the West Side Rio Grande Club. He was very active in City and State Banking affairs and organizations. Bill was a founding member of our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church and School and attended Risen Savior Catholic Community. Friends may visit French ~ Wyoming Chapel on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 4-6 pm, a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Risen Savior Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at 10:00 am, with entombment to follow at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum. The family would like to express a special thank you to the caregivers at America Heritage Assisted Living Facilities and the Presbyterian Hospice staff for their kindness and loving care. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions to Catholic Charities 6001 Marble NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, St. Vincent de Paul, 714 4th street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 or the charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Bill at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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THORNELL -- Lawrence C. Thornell, 90, a resident of Albuquerque for 19 years, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Regina Thornell; sons, Jerome Thornell of Cathedral City, CA and Timothy Thornell and wife, Tamera of Yakima, WA; daughter Michelle Ruiz of Oakland, CA; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A service will be held Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 7:00 p.m. at French- University Chapel. Interment will follow Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 11:30 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Please visit our online guestbook for Lawrence at: www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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BIDAL -- Michael Francois Richard Bidal, 75, passed away on June 11, 2010. Michael was born in Coronado, California on December 4, 1934. He was the son of Comte Edouard Bidal d' Asfeld and Ysabel Beattie Stafford. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Lillian; their sons Michael William Bidal and his wife Martha, and their children, Brendan and Megan Bidal, of Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland and Robert Charles Bidal and his wife, Cindy, and their children, Cathryn and Daniel Bidal of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Other relatives include half-brothers, Comte Marcus Bidal d' Asfeld, his wife and children, and Comte Yves Bidal d'Asfeld, and his children in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In lieu of flowers charitable contributions may be sent to the local Parkinson Support Group or to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Michael's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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CLEMENTS -- Edward G. Clements. The Lord reached out His hand and said, "It's time to come Home." On Wednesday, June 9, 2010, Edward G. "Ted" Clements went home with his Heavenly Father after valiantly fighting his short battle with cancer. He passed peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Born in London, England, Ted immigrated to the USA after graduating from Willesden Technical College with an Electrical Engineering Degree in August 1957. He proudly became a U.S. citizen and served in the U.S. Air Force. Ted was honorably discharged from the Air Force in November 1964 and immediately began his long, distinguished career in federal government service at Kirtland Air Force, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ted is survived by his loving wife Leolani; children Cherylann (John) Tamashiro, Belinda (Sue) Kent, Benita (Efren) Kent-Parado, Bernadette (David) Rivard, Bethrenee (Stacey) Suda, Patrick (Melanie) Clements, Paticia (John) Horsman, Jeffrey Clements, and daughter-in-law Kathy Clements; 20 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sisters Pamela Ferry and Patricia (Dennis) Whiting in England; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. The family extends their thanks to Pat Bruce, Richard McKain, and Elsie & Elden Okino for the loving care they provided to Ted; James & Luann DeWoody for the wonderful treats received throughout this time; to all the health care professionals who helped us in the last six months especially Doctors Fumakinawa and Womack, Valley View Medical Center ER personnel and Nursing Staff, Always Better Care (Sue & Max), and everyone at New Hope Hospice (especially Toni and Lenora). A Memorial Reception Service will be held at 6:00 pm, Thursday, June 17, 2010, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at Del Norte Baptist Church Conference Center (5800 Montgomery Blvd NE). In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Socity (ACS) in Ted's memory. You may provide ACS with Leolani's address (P.O. Box 32640, Laughlin NV 89028). Waiting for you to be our "Tour Guide" on the other side. We love and miss you so, Edward G./Dad!!!
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