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GREINER -- Joan Greiner, 76, passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. She is survived by her daughter, Peggy Havener; son, Bryan Greiner; and grandchildren, Bryan Havener, Amy, Susan and Sean Bakalini. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Robert Greiner; and daughter, Lynn Bakalini. Joan was an avid golfer, winning the state championship once, the city championship three times, and was club champion at the Albuquerque Country Club twenty four times. Services will be held in Texas at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, suite 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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GRUNDMAN -- Violet Adele Grundman, 94, passed away in her sleep January 17, 2010. She had lived in Albuquerque since 1936, when she - then Violet Bosetti --began work as a Harvey girl in the Alvarado Hotel. A memorial service for her will be held Tuesday, January 26, 11:00 a.m. at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, where she was a long-time member. The church is located at 211 Jefferson Street N.E. in Albuquerque. Private internment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd., where her husband Karl Ludwig Grundman was buried in 1981. Violet is survived by three nephews and two nieces, children of her late sister, Clelia Sweeney.
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HALE -- Doris Hale, 84, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 22, 2010. She is survived by her children, Lorene (Douglas) Smithers, of Clovis, NM, Karen Cooper (Ray Baca), of Albuquerque, NM, and Kenneth (Dawn) Hale, of Albuquerque, NM; three grandchildren, Cody, Dustin and Jason Hale; brother, Gordon Airs, of Scotland. Doris was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Robert James Hale, in 2000; sister, Betty Rowley and brother Eric Airs, of Scotland; and her son, Gordon Wayne Hale. She was a resident of New Mexico for almost 60 years. Doris was also a member of First Christian Church of Clovis & she volunteered for Meals on Wheels. Doris was a resident of Clovis Rehab and Albuquerque Rehab for some time. She came to America, arriving in Belen, later moving to Clovis, marring Robert, and raising a family there. Doris became a US citizen in 1990, boasting a 100% on the test. She was a dear friend and mother, with a grateful heart. Memorial contributions may be sent in her honor to the First Christian Church of Clovis, 1700 North Main Street, Clovis (575) 763-7113. Memorial Service will be held Monday, January 25, 2010 at First Christian Church of Clovis, at 10:30 a.m. A private burial will take place at a later date, at Lawn Haven Cemetery. A second service will be held at King Horn Beach, in Scotland, her childhood vacation place, at a later date. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Doris' care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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HIDALGO -- Robert Hidalgo, 85, a resident of Albuquerque since 1966, died Friday, January 22, 2010. He is survived by his son Robert L. Hidalgo and wife, Sandi of Albuquerque; one step-daughter, Mary Ann Johnson of Atlanta; three grandchildren, Kevin Zigler, and Kiera and Rita Hidalgo. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was retired from the United States Air Force, and the United States Postal Service. A memorial service will be held for Robert at a later date at French~Westside Chapel with Interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors. Please visit our online guest book for Robert at RememberTheirStory.com French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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HOLDCROFT -- Howard (Hod) Holdcroft, 72, passed away January 14, 2010 in Sterling, Virginia after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa on November 2, 1937. Hod was a 1956 graduate of East High School and a 1960 graduate of Morningside College, Sioux City, IA. He was in the trucking business for many years, as the President of Premier Trucking Company and Denver Midwest Truck Line. While in the trucking business, he was on the board of directors for the Nebraska and Colorado Motor Carriers. He also ranched for many years owning the Yolo and the Double A Ranches in Arizona. In 1991, Hod decided that selling ranches was easier than running them and founded Homestead Realty of New Mexico. Mr. Holdcroft leaves his wife, Barbara; children, Krista Garner (Norm), Cindy Romanowski (Aaron), and Cheri Holdcroft, daughters of Jane Holdcroft; Hunter Holdcroft, son of Jennifer Holdcroft; and stepchildren Carey Pellock (Mike), and Preston Pearce (Charise), children of Barbara Holdcroft. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Tatum, Karrin, Karly, Kendra, Kevin, Taylor, Christopher, and Reed, whom he loved and adored. He is also survived by two sisters, Susan Leonhardt and Jeanie (Lon) Reams. He will be missed by his dog Fats as well as many other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death are his parents, Howard and Bette Holdcroft; and brother-in-law Larry Leonhardt. Hod loved to travel the back roads, experience adventure, drink a glass of red wine and watch football. He maintained his trademark sense of humor to the end. A celebration of Hod's life will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2010 2010 at The Church at Litchfield Park, 300 N. Old Litchfield Road, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to cancer research.
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HOWARD -- Billie Knudson Howard, 93, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 19, 2010. She was a long time resident of New Mexico, with over 70 years in Albuquerque and the last 14 years in Rio Rancho. No matter where she traveled in the world, New Mexico was always her home. Born "Clara Christine Knudson" on March 28, 1916, in the small town of Gladstone, NM, she was the daughter of George Henry and Hallie Mallow Knudson. As a small child, when learning to talk, her first words she learned was "Bill", the name of a small riding pony owned by her older brothers, John Knudson and Earl Knudson. She was so intrigued by the pony and repeated his name so much that the family called her "Billie" and never by her birth name. Later on in years, everything she owned was known as "Billie" and everyone called her "Billie" until her final resting place in heaven. Billie was never afraid of relationships and survived four deceased husbands before finally finding her life mate, Thomas Jefferson Howard. Of all her marriages, the one to Thomas lasted over thirty years and they were known to family and friends as world travelers. Their most famous statement was, "Tom and Billie on the road to everywhere", yet always coming back to Albuquerque, NM as home. She is preceded in death by her parents, George Henry and Hallie Mallow Knudson; three brothers, John, Earl and George Wayne; one sister, Frieda. Her only surviving sister, Martha Rinehart resides in Arlington, TX. She was also preceded in death by her only daughter, Bernadine Davis. She is survived by her remaining three sons and wives, William and Lana Lawson of Santa Rosa, CA, Donald and Bonnie Galloway of Grass Valley, CA, and Wayne and Penny Holly of Rio Rancho, NM; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. Billie was a member of "Faith on the Hill" church in Rio Rancho along with her husband Tom and long after his passing, she lived with her youngest son, Wayne until needing full time nursing assistance. Every Sunday she was in church and would visit with her son and family. In her later years, her most famous statement to the family and friends was, "Okey Dokey". Billie's smile, wiggle, laughter and her famous statement will forever be missed. Cremation has taken place at Vista Verde Memorial Park and Billie will be laid to rest along with her beloved husband, Thomas at a special Memorial Service for veterans. The service will take place on Tuesday, January 26, 2010, 1:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. This will be a short, but honorable service for Thomas and Billie Howard. From her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, God Bless You Clara Christine "Billie Knudson" Howard. Love you always, Your son - Wayne D. Holly. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Arrangements are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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KENNEDY -- CECELIA LEE HALL KENNEDY, age 64, died on January 11, 2010 at 1:15 p.m. from ovarian cancer. She was born on September 2, 1945 in Carlsbad, NM, where she spent her early years on a sheep ranch with her sister, Kathy, parents, and grandparents. These were some of her fondest memories. Lee received her Bachelor of Arts from Houston Baptist University, Magna Cum Laude, area of concentration Art and Psychology. She was an agent for 25 years with State Farm. Lee was a devout participant at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and St. Jerome Catholic Church, having a strong devotion to our Blessed Mother and the Rosary. She was also a supporter of the Down Syndrome Association of Houston, ARC of Spring Branch, and a strong supporter of Life Skills Department at Memorial High School. Preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Letha Kate Hall, Lee always placed family first and will be deeply missed by her loving husband, Mark Kennedy; sons, Jon Meadows (age 38), Bryan Meadows (age 36) and wife Lorena, and Michael Kennedy (age 18); and her sister, Kathy Hall Walicek. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 31, 2010 in the chapel of Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, 12800 Westheimer, where at 2:30 p.m. a Rosary will be recited. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 1, 2010 at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 8825 Kempwood Drive. Rite of committal will follow at 1:00 p.m. in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. Lee had many, many supporters in her battle to remain loving caretaker and companion to family and friends. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude for your constant prayers, compassion and support. The family never felt abandoned nor alone. The family asks that God will bless you all with peace and love and that you know that you are all greatly appreciated and will remain in the family's prayers. The family would, also, like to extend their heartfelt thanks to everyone who placed Lee on church prayer lists, everyone at Memorial High School particularly Christina Watkins and David Leeder. Dr. Michael Bevers, Oncologist, and his staff-Bles, Norma, Kay and Jennifer; Everyone at MD Anderson Cancer treatment Center particularly Dr. Naing and Rhonda; Odyssey Hospice; Kuykendall Personal Care Home. For those desiring, contributions may be made to Star of Hope. Flowers may be sent to Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home.
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KESTENBAUM -- M. Robert Kestenbaum (born Milton Robert Kestenbaum) died in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Laurie; and also by his children: Robert Menschel and grandsons, (Kyle and Jared) of Calabasas, CA; Heidi Ortiz and grandchildren, (Hanna, Haily and David) of Albuquerque, NM; Meredith Payne of Corvallis, Oregon; Shannon Hamilton and granddaughter, (Sydne) of Albuquerque, NM; and Nicholas Kestenbaum of Albuquerque, NM. He is also survived by his sister, Claire Kestenbaum and her three sons, (Matthew, Gregory and Joshua Sparber) of Minneapolis, MN. He maintained his humor and his joy and appreciation for life to the end. He was a kind, sensitive, generous, gentle and loving man who was bright, funny and wise-a true romantic. He always wished to be the kind of person his dogs knew him to be, and he achieved that objective. He was a humble and unassuming man who believed that he was merely "leasing space in the universe" and wanted to make a positive contribution during his occupancy here on earth. His kind heart and gentle soul will be greatly missed by those who knew him well and loved him much, including his family, friends, and colleagues in Albuquerque and around the world. He served for 17 years as VP and General Counsel for Sandia National Laboratories, and retired in 2004 after 43 years of combined service to Sandia Labs and AT&T. He was also a patent attorney. He graduated from Purdue University (BS, Mechanical Engineering) and University of Michigan (JD). There will be a Memorial Service held at French ~ Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87112, on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 1:00 p.m., with a reception following at the same location. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to KNME television station, 1130 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87102, www.knme.org. Please visit our online guestbook for Robert at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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LAGRANGE -- IRENE. The family of Mrs. Irene LaGrange would like to thank all of their relatives and friends for their kind expressions of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; to Father Joel Garner, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, presider of the Funeral Mass; to Viola Castro Sena for reciting the Rosary; and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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LASUSKY -- John Joseph Lasusky was born on June 24, 1930 to William and Anna Lasusky, from Shenandoah, Pennsylvania passed away at home in Albuquerque on January 21, 2010 surrounded by his entire family. He is being survived by his loving wife of 53 years Lore Lasusky and their children, John J. Lasusky Jr. and Donnella Hanks, David and Patrizia Lasusky, and Donna Kay Lasusky and Robert Haag. He will be greatly missed by his grandchildren, Ryan and Cayte Lasusky, Jeremy Lasusky, Samantha Lasusky and Fiance Javier Baca, Jessica Steele, Tarzan Joseph Lasusky, and his great grandson Aiden Steele. Our father served in the Korean and Vietnam War as a Master Sergeant, retiring front the Army after 25 years of service. He then went on to serve as a Lieutenant with UNM Police and Director of the UNM Parking and Transportation department for 22 years. We would like to thank the staff of Hospice De La Luz for their loving care and the dignity they left our father with. Rosary will be recited Monday, January 25, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. at French Mortuary located at 10500 Lomas Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87112. Funeral will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors. French 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 275-3500
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