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MURPHY -- Lois LaDoris Murphy (Deison), 44, of Plano, Texas was welcomed home by her Lord and Savior Jesus on Friday, April 30, 2010 after a long battle with Lupus. She was born in Albuquerque NM. Lois was a devoted, loving wife and a stay-at-home-Kool-Aid Mom. She was preceded in death by her grandparents. She is survived by her caring husband of 19 years Thomas (Tom); children, Lewis Earl 17, Robert Patrick 15; parents, Lewis and Juanita (Janie) Deison; sisters, Patsy Black, Brenda Kijowski and husband Larry; nieces Sonja Boucher and daughter Hayley, Alexis Kijowski and daughter Amelia; nephew Garrett Kijowski. Thank you to the many friends and prayer partners from Calvary Chapel-Dallas. We would like to say a special thank you to Pastor Eric Coburn and his wife Shanessa and Pastor Guy Seaman for their beautiful display of support during her illness. A memorial service will be held at Calvary Chapel-Dallas. 5930 Alma Drive, Plano TX. Friday May 7, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers an educational fund has been established for her sons. Gifts may be mailed to 6722 Scarlet Drive, Plano TX 75023
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REEVES -- Randall F. Reeves, was born on July 28, 1916, in McCauley, Texas and died in Albuquerque, NM on May 2, 2010. As a teenager, his parents and four sisters and brother homesteaded in Catron County, NM and later moved to Lovington, NM, where he graduated Salutatorian of the high school class of 1935. Randall subsequently attended New Mexico A&M for one year, before transferring to Texas Tech University, where he graduated in 1940 with a BS degree in Agronomy. Between his junior and senior years, he married Tomazine Morrow in Rogers, Arkansas on January 1, 1939. Randall proudly served as an ensign in the US Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War 11 aboard the landing ship dock, USS Colonial. Throughout his career, he worked as a soil conservationist for the US Department of Agriculture and state of California, first for seventeen years in West Texas before transferring to Northern California in 1956. He had a beautiful singing voice and served as Song Leader and Elder at the Anderson Church of Christ in Northern California for more than forty years. Randall loved the land and was a true environmentalist and organic farmer in Palo Cedro, CA, before those terms became popular. In 1997, Randall and Tomazine moved from their small farm to Albuquerque and became members of the Riverside Church of Christ. Randall and Tomazine celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2009. They are survived by all 11 children: Thomas Zane Reeves, Timothy Randall Reeves, Taron Nyle Reeves, Douglas Wendell Reeves, Sylvan Robin Reeves, Melody Morrow Reeves, Mark Wayne Reeves, Trail Jordan Reeves, Gordon Reeves, Gail Reeves Bowcock and Mary Ann Meideiros; as well as 32 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Randall is survived by a sister Mozelle Littrell of Rogers, Arkansas. Randall lived a life exemplary of his deep religious faith, common sense, generosity, love of nature and travel, pride in his government service, faith in education, and the love of his family. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on May 4, 2010 at the Riverside church of Christ, 3100 La Orilla Rd. NW 87120 ( off Coors blvd, NW) Flowers may be sent to the Riverside Church or a donation in lieu of flowers to the Albuquerque Christian Children's Home at 5700 Winter Haven Rd, NW 87120. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Randall's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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ROMERO -- Moses L. Romero, 91, a resident of Albuquerque passed away at home on May 2, 2010. Mr. Romero is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Soraida Romero; his children, Janet Romero, Moses Romero and wife, Connie, and Lisa Sandoval and husband, Greg; his grandchildren, Avery, Crystal, Sherise, Vincent, Deja, and Jacob; great-grandchildren, Avery Jr., Gabriel, Julian, and Joseph; and his sister, Elma Torres. Mr. Romero was preceded in death by his son, Michael L. Romero and great-granddaughter, Audriana. Mr. Romero was a Veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II; a member of the Carpenter Union; and an avid hunter with love for the outdoors. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 4, 2010, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Gabriella Nieto. Final visitation will be Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd. SW, with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., Father Nick Nichols, presider. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery with full military honors. Pallbearers will be Avery Garcia, Avery Garcia Jr., Jacob Chavez, Vince Romero, Gabriel Garcia, and Lorenzo Lucero. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Vista Care Hospice, 5639 Jefferson Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861 www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com
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SANTILLANES -- Tony A. Santillanes was born September 20, 1936 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He passed away Sunday, May 2, 2010 at his residence, at the age of 73. Tony will be remembered as a wonderful father, brother, grandfather and friend. In 1960, he was a State High School Baseball Champion, playing for Albuquerque High School. Tony was also a New Mexico State Handball Champion. He was loved very much and will be greatly missed by everyone. He is survived by his loving children: sons, Anthony and wife Sarah, Raymond and wife Eileen, Vincent, Antonio and wife Crystal; daughters, Linda, Nellie and Nettie; brothers, Robert and wife Coreen Santillanes, Frankie Santillanes and David C'De Baca; sisters, Carmen Trujeque and family, Rosie Coy and husband Bonnie; two Godchildren, Bernice Trujeque and Thomas Ramirez; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; other family members and friends. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Therese Catholic Church, 4th and Mildred SW, on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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SCOTT -- Bill W. Scott. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bill W. Scott will be held at the Community of Christ Church on Juan Tabo Blvd just north of Montgomery on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Donations in place of flowers can be sent to the church for "Outreach International".
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TRUBY -- Nora Ferne Truby,(Kooka) 88, of Albuquerque, New Mexico passed away on May 1, 2010. Ferne was born in Allen, Nebraska, on August 21, 1921 to Ralph and Jessie Andersen. She is survived by her daughter, Virlene Lyngen and husband, Wayne of Albuquerque, NM; sons, Daniel Truby and wife, Pam of Keller, Texas; Richard Truby and wife, Tami of Lewiston, Idaho; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great- great- grandson; Also survived by sister, Jean Lockwood of Florida; and brother, Bob Anderson and wife, Sharon of Colorado; and several nieces and nephews. She was a truly committed daughter, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great- grandmother. She always enjoyed being surrounded by her loving family and friends. Especially her friends at La Resalana Senior Complex where she had resided for the past five years. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice in her honor. A family memorial celebration of her life will be held at the family home of daughter, Virlene and Wayne Lyngen on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
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WILSON -- Olive Ruth Wilson, 92, passed away on April 30, 2010. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Olive's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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YATES -- Oscar Flavil Yates, 93, departed this world to meet his Lord on April 28, 2010. He graduated from Haynesville (LA) high school, Northeast Center of LSU Junior College and then from Louisiana State University where he graduated first in his class of Petroleum Engineers. He was preceded in death by his parents, Augusta Gillespie Yates and Junius Alma; sisters, Ruby Yates Kaylor and Clotiel Yates; brothers, Bert and Charles Yates; and his son Steven Arthur Yates. Oscar is survived by his sister, Floyce Yates Ramsey of Baton Rouge, LA; his daughter, Katherine Elizabeth Yates of Chico, CA and her children, Robert Ashley Gaudette of Keller, TX , his wife Michelle and daughter Sara; and Stephanie Gaudette Roos of Chico, CA, her husband Eric Roos and two sons, Grant and Andrew; his daughter-in-law Shanna Brockman Yates of College Station , TX, and her son, Steven Yates of the Woodlands, TX, and wife Michelle and their children Sean, Madeline and Chloe, and Shanna's daughters Shelley and Stacey Yates of Albuquerque and Madrid, NM; his son Franklin Edward Yates of Albuquerque, NM, and wife Sharon, and sons, Aaron, Kyle, Tucker and Walker; his wife Katherine Smith Yates of Albuquerque, NM; his sister-in-law, Evelyn Peterson Yates of Fargo, ND; his sister-in-law, Hazel Chapman of Baton Rouge, LA; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Yates was commissioned at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis in the V7 Graduate Engineering program (one of the "90 day wonders") to teach Diesel Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley and at North Carolina State in Raleigh. He had post-war business training at Harvard University for supervising distribution of surplus Navy equipment while stationed at Long Beach, CA. After completing four years of service, he returned to his job as a Petroleum Engineer with Humble Oil & Refining Company (Exxon), where he was employed for 26 years. He also taught engineering courses at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, TX and Lee College in Baytown, TX for 14 years. Oscar was an active member of Netherwood Park Church of Christ. He loved studying the Bible, playing football as quarterback, skiing, and golfing and watching those sports as he got older. He was a true LSU Tiger and a Dallas Cowboy fan. He also loved telling jokes and stories about his travels to many foreign countries and most of the US states. A visitation will be held on May 6, 2010 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at French's at 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. There will be a private interment at the Veteran's Cemetery in Santa Fe on May 7, 2010; and a memorial service will be held at Netherwood Park Church of Christ at 5101 Indian School Rd, near I-40 and San Mateo on May 8, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. with David Nestor, preaching minister, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Oscar at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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DESING -- Colonel Richard M. Desing of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died at his home Sunday, April 25, 2010 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was 79 years old. Colonel Desing was born in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated from East High School and Drake University in Des Moines. He also earned a master's degree from the University of New Mexico. His military career began when the Iowa Air Guard was activated in the spring of 1953 and ended with his retirement from the Air Force in 1977 at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque. He retired as commander of the Air Force Test and Evaluation Center, AFOTEC. He was a decorated fighter pilot serving two tours of Vietnam. He was the Operations Group Commander of the 43rd Tactical Fighter Squadron that won the Hughes Trophy award for the top fighter squadron in the USAF. This was his second Hughes Trophy. After his retirement from the Air Force, he was active in real estate in Albuquerque until his death. He is survived by his loving wife, Ann Desing of Albuquerque, children Dana Gaydac of Charlotte, NC, Clark Desing of Seattle, WA, and David Desing of Des Moines, IA. He is also survived by stepchildren Martha Crist and Bill Crist, both of Des Moines, and 12 grandchildren. Colonel Desing will be interred with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC at 11:00 am on August 6, 2010. If further details are desired, you may contact a family member. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the scholarship fund of the Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association in the name of Colonel Richard M. Desing. The address is RRVA National Office, P. O. Box 1553, Front Royal, VA 22630-0033. Please visit our online guestbook for Colonel Desing at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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FUTRELL -- Vance R. Futrell, age 46, a resident of Los Lunas, NM, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. He was born in Winslow, AZ, to Colvin R. Futrell and Trinity Vance Futrell. Vance proudly served his country for four years in the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. Vance attended the Albuquerque Public Schools, St. Mary's School in Belen and graduated seventh in his class from Los Lunas High School. He was a member of the National Honor Society. Vance was very active in sports- karate, wrestling, basketball, tennis and swimming. He attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, NM and received a Bachelors Degree in education. Vance worked for several years at the Los Lunas Hospital and Training School. He received a certificate in truck driving and became a professional CDL driving from coast to coast for several large companies which he enjoyed. Traveling was an adventure for Vance. He enjoyed farming, bailing and cutting alfalfa with his grandfather, Clayton J. Vance on his farm in Belen during the summer months. Vance was an avid outdoors man who loved the mountains of New Mexico. He loved to hunt but fishing became his real passion and he never missed an opportunity to go fishing. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Clayton J. Vance; grandmother, Prema Chavez Vance; and grandfather, Andy Futrell. Vance is survived by his loving mother, Mrs. Trinity Vance Bowles; father, Colvin R. Futrell; aunt, Betty Jo Vance; and aunt, Lily Howsman. He is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 beginning with a viewing at 9:00 a.m. with a rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Matthew Sena, Ed Curtis, Jeff Aragon, Macario Gabaldon, Duane Smith, Phil Jaramillo, Bob Henry and Ambrose Chavez. Sign Vance's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.
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