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CONNOLLY -- Phyllis Ann (Peters) Connolly, 81, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2010. Phyllis was born on January 24, 1929, to Henry Oscar and Bertha Ann (Heintzelman) Peters of Greensberg, PA. She is preceded in death by her stepmother, Alice Peters, her sister, Karen Baker, and survived by her sister, Penny Hawk. She has now reunited with her husband, Michael Vincent Connolly, Jr. She will be dearly missed by her children: Michael Vincent Connolly, III, and his wife, Barbara; Patrick Henry Connolly and his wife, Kathryn; Kevin Mark Connolly and his wife, Cheryl; and Laura Ann Connolly. Phyllis adored her grandchildren: Peter, Heidi, Meghan, Niklaus, Erin, Colin, and Angela; and her great-grandchildren: Atticus, Samuel, and Matthew. The family wishes to express our gratitude to Phyllis' dear friends and caretakers: Jerry East, Glenn and May. Whether you knew her as Phillie, "the Inimitable Phyllis Connolly," Mommaburger, or Granny, she was loved by all who met her. Throughout all her life she carried grace, beauty, and a great big spirit in a tiny package. A Celebration of Life will be arranged at a later date. In Phyllis' memory, contributions can be made to the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, P.O. Box 30961, Albuquerque, NM 87190. Online condolences can be submitted at www.danielsfuneral.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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COX -- Alpha Cox. The family thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERUQE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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FERGUSON -- Erlinda Ferguson, age 61, of Albuquerque, died on June 3, 2010, after a brief illness. Erlinda was born in Arroyo Seco, NM to Jose Damian and Bessie Ortega, and moved to Albuquerque in 1968 after her marriage to Michael Ferguson. They raised three sons, Craig and wife Katherine, Patrick, and Matthew; She adored her two grandsons, Evan and Daniel; Erlinda is also survived by brother, Jose Damian Ortega and wife Diana of Taos, NM; and sister, Lucille Capra of Denver, CO. She loved children, and built her life around caring for them. Erlinda was an active contributor and member of St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, June 10, at 6:00 p.m., at French Westside Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. NW, on Friday, June 11, at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul, NE. Please visit our online guest book for Erlinda at RememberTheirStory.com . French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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GARCIA -- Gilbert Garcia passed away on June 5, 2010. He was born in Albuquerque, NM on May 18, 1927. He was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his father, Reyes Garcia; his mother, Ignacita Garcia; and his brothers, Fidel, Soilo and Roldon. He is survived by his brothers, Lawrence and Moises from Los Angeles, California. In Albuquerque, he is survived by his aunt, Fidela Montoya; several nieces, nephews and many great nephews and nieces. Gilbert served in the Army during World War II. He worked at the Isleta Casino for many years. He retired in January of 2008 due to declining health. He attended Mass on a regular basis at St. Anne Catholic Church. He loved good food, music and dancing. He also loved to play cards and traveled often to Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada, and the various casinos in the Albuquerque area. Gilbert was a devoted brother and uncle. Family was very important to him. He was a wonderful friend and he touched the lives of many and he will be greatly missed. His brothers want to acknowledge and give special thanks to his nephew, Reyes Garcia; his nieces, Ignacita Garcia, Michelle Garcia and Bobbie Agee; and his cousin, Frances Anaya for their constant and loving care during his long illness. A Mass will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Following Mass his ashes will be interred in the grave of his beloved mother at Santa Clarita Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frank Gabaldon and Dave Agee. Services are in the care of: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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GOOCH -- Benjamin "Brad" Gooch, 41, a resident of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2010. A Viewing and Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 10, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Palm Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services. The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 11, at 1:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. John, 318 Silver Ave SW. Online condolences can be submitted at www.danielsfuneral.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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GRAVES -- Ferne Lorraine Graves, 96, passed away June 5, 2010, with her family by her side. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law David and Louanne Saylors, son-in-law Robert Wilson; grandchildren Kevin Saylors, Jennifer Wakefield and Holly Eiden and husband Kenneth; and great-grandchildren Hanna and Kenneth Eiden. She was preceded in death by her husband Lee Graves in 1972 and her daughter Barbara Wilson in March of this year. Ferne was the first female technical supervisor at Sandia Laboratories and was beloved by her colleagues for her ability to support them in their work. She loved to travel and had circumnavigated the globe several times. Ferne cherished the uniqueness of Albuquerque and was a dedicated volunteer with the Albuquerque Council for International Visitors, serving as its president several times. A memorial service for Ferne will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Albuquerque Council for International Visitors, P.O. Box 30485, Albuquerque, NM 87190-0485. Please visit our online guestbook for Ferne at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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HENDRY -- Gladys Vivian Hendry, 85, passed away, Sunday, June 6, 2010. She was born November 16, 1924 in Laconia, New Hampshire, a daughter of Maurice and Minnie Hopkins, Simond. She has been married to Carl Hendry for 27 years. Gladys was an active, charter member of Sandia Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, Carl, of Albuquerque; one son, Robert and his wife, Sharron, Watauga, TX; three daughters; Linda Jaramillo, Watauga, TX; Jane and her husband, Bruce Kerr of Albuquerque; Gail Robertson, of Albuquerque; Charlenea and her husband, Gary Ellis of Moriarty, NM; Candice and her husband, Tony Fuentes, Alamogordo, NM; Carl and his wife, Linda Hendry of Centerville, OH; Calvin J. Hendry, Clines Corner, NM; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister; Maurice, Donald, and Dorothy. She was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Cynthia Boyle; two grandchildren, Joshua and Nikki; one brother and one sister, Roger Simond and Margaret Pettit. Memorial Services will be conducted Friday, June 11, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo Del Norte NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Gladys at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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HERNANDEZ -- Dan M. Hernandez December 1935 - June 9, 1987 BROTHER... Today-23 years have passed since our Lord called you to heaven. Much has happened in time, in the world, in life and in our family! Things that never change are our memories and love and all those times we had with you. Their is only one DAN.... You are missed every day! Our love also to Mom and Dad.... YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS. SAL, ALBERT, ARTHUR, THERESA, MICHAEL, ROSS, MARTIN, CATHY, ANDREW
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HICKMAN -- Patricia Ann Hickman, 86, a 45-year resident of Corrales, NM, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. Patricia was born in Albuquerque, NM, June 9, 1923 to J.W. and Ella Hesselden. Patricia was a graduate of Albuquerque High School where she and her twin sister, Rita, were cheerleaders. She and her husband, Berry Hickman, Jr. managed the Long Horn Ranch in Moriarty, NM for many years where they developed an avid love for the appaloosa horse. In the sixties, she and her family moved to Corrales, NM, where they continued breeding, raising, showing and racing appaloosa horses. Patricia was a continual presence on the ditch banks either riding her horses or walking her dogs and was a well known horsewoman all over the state. She was employed by Dan's Boots and Saddles for 25 years. Patricia left behind many loving family members: brother Adrian Hesselden and his wife Eva; children Berry Hickman, III, and Cathleen Fiedler and her husband Kurt; grandchildren Gina Hickman, Bo Hickman and his wife Marigold, Allyn Bates Summa, Seth Fiedler and his wife Marcelle, and Jesse Fiedler and his wife Missy; great-grandchildren Cory Lucero, Ozley Hickman, Lorraine Summa and Jazmine, Kayla, Ria and Mikaela Fiedler. Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son Anthony Hickman and six of her seven siblings. Patricia will be greatly missed by all that shared their lives with her. A private celebration of her life will be held for family members and close friends. The family expresses deep appreciation to all of her caregivers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in memory of Patricia be made to VistaCare Hospice at 5639 Jefferson Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Online condolences can also be submitted at www.daniels funeral.com.
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JOHNSON -- Dwane Forest Johnson, 78, Father, Husband, Grandfather, Brother and Friend went home to be with the LORD on June 5th, 2010 surrounded by his family. Dwane leaves behind his beloved wife Gerry Johnson of 54 years, his son Mark Johnson, wife Sherry Johnson, his most cherished daughters; Melinda Paez, Pamela Garcia, his cigar smoking buddies and sons-in-law Charles Paez and Patrick Garcia. Dwane's pride and joy were his Grandchildren Ryan Johnson, Courtney Johnson, Marybeth Paez, Stephen Paez, Rebecca Paez, Trevor Garcia, Logan Garcia, Emma Garcia and Nolan Garcia; they will miss their "Grampy". Dwane also leaves behind his adored sister Carolyn Brandt and her husband Dr. Richard Brandt along with many nieces and nephews and long-time friends Bill and Carolyn McAdoo. Affectionately known as "Grampy" to his beloved Grandchildren, Dwane was born on August 20th, 1931 to William and Elsie Johnson in Newton, Kansas. He moved with his family to Albuquerque in 1960 and partnered with Dr. Robert Greiner to begin his dental practice in Albuquerque, he then opened his own office in the South Valley. His son Mark joined his practice eventually moving to the West Side. He had a successful dental practice for 50 years before retiring in 2005, where he was loved and respected by his employees, patients and many colleagues. Dwane had a compassionate heart toward all and never turned away patients regardless of their financial status. Dwane was an Eagle Scout, a member of the American Dental Society, NM Dental Society, Albuquerque Dental Society, instructor at the University of Missouri at Kansas City 1957, inducted in 1958 as a Captain to the Army Dental Corp. In 2001 Dwane took a medical Mission to provide dental care for the poor of Honduras. Dwane loved to camp, fish, golf and travel. He was a proud Kansas State Wildcat Alum 1953 and wore his Purple proudly. Dwane never took life too seriously and lived a full and blessed life! We are grateful for the time GOD allowed us to have with him and we will all miss his contagious smile, his silly noses, his loud colorful clothes and his many jokes. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday June 10th at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the Ray of Hope Lutheran Church, 7001 San Antonio Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 with a reception immediately following at the Fellowship Hall at Christ the Ray of Hope Lutheran Church. A Private Interment will take place at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Dwane Johnson Memorial Fund at Christ the Ray of Hope Lutheran Church (505) 828-0172 or make a donation to a charity of your choice. Please visit our online guest book for Dwane at RememberTheirStory.com French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505)897-0300
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