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MASSEY -- Charles Walter Massey, Sr. (Walt), was born October 10, 1920 in Turkey, Texas. He died April 3, 2010. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Rusty. Walt is survived by a son, Chuck and wife, Gerry Lynn; daughter Janet Zdunek and husband, Tom; and daughter Stephanie Spear. He had nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a sister, Jean Prince; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He served in the Navy in World War II in the Seebee's and as a Shore Police. He retired from Mountain Bell in 1977 after 37 years of service. Walt dedicated a lot of his time and resources for helping children, and many benefited from his generosity. It was his wish that in lieu of flowers, any donations be made to the Albuquerque Chrrstian Children's Home, 5700 Winter Haven Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at French, University Chapel and services will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at French, University Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. Please visit our online guestbook for Charles at www.RememberTheirStory.com . French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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MCCOLLUM -- Arabella Myrene McCollum (Mimi) went home on a beautiful sunny Tuesday Morning. She was born to Grover Cleveland and Vicey Ann Duke on September 25, 1914 in Bryceland, Louisiana. She passed surrounded by her family on March 30, 2010. She was raised in Texarkana, Texas, a proud graduate of Texas high school and Texarkana College. On June 15, 1932 at the age of 17, she married the love of her life Marion Dale McCollum and started on a fifty four year journey together. They lived and worked in El Paso, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Dallas, Texas and finally Albuquerque, NM in 1939. During WWII she managed Duke's garage across the street from the Hilton Hotel. She owned and managed the Queens Point Manor and the Don Quixote Apartments. She was one of the founders and board member of The Apartment Association of New Mexico. Myrene was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and joined Central United Methodist Church in the 1940's. Myrene belonged to the Hope Circle of the United Methodist women. She was preceded in death by her husband Marion Dale; son, James Baron; grandson, Richard Miller; sisters, Sarah Dickens Roberts, and Lolita Connell Mills; and her son-in-law, George Bujol. She is survived by her sister, Maxine Metz; daughter, Marion Miller and husband, Jack; daughter, Diane Bujol; son, Michael McCollum all of Albuquerque; son, Tommy McCollum and wife, Barbara; son, John McCollum and wife, Carala both of Ridgecrest, California; grandchildren, Steve Miller, Kristi Tinker, Renee Bujol, Tara Noonan, Travis McCollum, Tiffany Tesinsky, Bryan McCollum, Elissa Sorenson and Cameron McCollum; 11 great-grandchildren; and cousin, Gloria Fryar and husband, Kenneth of Minden, Louisiana. In addition she is survived by nieces and nephews, Lois Turner, Rita Westbrook, Patty Wilson, Bud Connell, Susie Brown, Vicky Speck, David Metz; and numerous great-nieces and nephews who love her dearly. Myrene is also survived by Charlie Burwinkle, a dear friend for over 45 years. She has six German Shepherds; two Jack Russells; and a half Manx cat named Precious that consider her their Mimi. The family would like to thank all of Myrene's friends who helped care for her during her illness. In addition we thank the staff and caregiver's of Home Instead, who came into her life and treated her like a member of their own family. A visitation will be held Monday, April 5, 2010 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at French - University Location. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 11:00 a.m., at Central United Methodist Church, 201 University Blvd NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Myrene at www.RememberTheirStory.com . French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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MEADOR -- Walter G. Meador, 91, of Albuquerque passed away April 3, 2010. He was born in Ellington, Mo. to Walter and Della Meador on July 10, 1918. Walter worked for the Atomic Energy Commission in Los Alamos for six years and spent the remaining years of his working life at Kirtland Air Force Base as a civilian employee in Administrative Computing. He is survived by his two daughters, Sally Roberts and husband Don of Santa Fe, Sherry Pincus of Gilroy, California; son, Michael Meador and wife Genieve of Dickinson, Texas; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and numerous extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Elizabeth; and daughter Susan. Private family burial per his wishes. Please visit our online guestbook for Mr. Meador at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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MITCHELL -- Elizabeth "Betty" Mitchell, 88, long time resident of Albuquerque and current resident of Tijeras, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday, April 1, 2010. She is survived by her daughters, Suzanne Martin and Cheryl Cox and husband Gary; grandsons, Justin, Steve, and Jim Cox, and Michael Martin; and her great-grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her son, Richard Leverenz. Betty had a great love of the outdoors and gardening. She had a talent for floral design. Her children have wonderful memories of the parties she hosted as they were growing up. She will always be remembered as a lover of life and all its creatures. She especially loved sitting on her porch and watching the bunnies and bears. A private family gathering will be held. Should friends desire, contributions may be made in her name to Presbyterian Hospice 8300 Constitution Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87110. Please visit our online guestbook for Betty at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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MONTANO -- Esther R. Montano May 27, 1954-April 4, 2008 In Loving Memory Death leaves a heartache no one can heal Love leaves a memory no one can steal Loving and missing you always, Joe and Dianna
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OLONA -- Thomas Joseph Olona, 55, a resident of Houston, Texas, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2010. He is survived by his children, Jeanette Olona-Kelley of Houston, Texas, and Thomas Josh Olona and his wife Trisha Teske of Oregon City, Oregon; his grandchildren Jeannae Kelley, Dominic Kelley, Raphael Kelley, Riley Teske-Olona, and Kyiah Teske-Olona. Tom is also survived by his parents, Orlando and Melba Olona; his brothers, Jerry, Michael, Arthur, Mark, Nick, Paul, Jeff; and his sisters, Catherine Olona and Sophia Garcia, along with numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his brothers, Timmy and Steve Olona; and his grandparents, Ben and Anita Dimas. Tom was a 1974 graduate of Valley High School, Albuquerque, NM. He also earned degrees from Albuquerque TVI, Albuquerque, NM, and San Jacinto Community College, Houston, TX. Tom worked for Houston Lighting and Power, Houston, TX for 21 years. Most recently he worked for the United States Postal Service in Houston, Texas. Tom was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, and served as a Paratrooper of the 82nd Airborne Division. In May of 1978, the Division was alerted for a possible drop in Zaire; and again in November of 1979, the Division was alerted for a possible operation to rescue the American hostages in Iran. The Division formed the nucleus for the newly-created Rapid Deployment Forces, a mobile force at a permanently high state of readiness. He earned the Parachutist Badge, Expert Badge M-16, Mechanics Badge, Humanitarian Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Tom will be remembered as a loving son, brother, an inspirational father, unconditional loving grandpa, and a loyal friend. A Rosary will be recited Saturday, April 3, 2010 at Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87107 at 1:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be officiated by Monsignor Richard Olona, on Monday, April 5, 2010 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 1860 Griegos NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. The reception will immediately follow Mass. The Pallbearers are Josh, Michael, Arthur, Mark, Nick, Paul, and Jeff Olona. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, NM, 87501, at 2:30 p.m. Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 is in charge of funeral arrangements, 247-4124. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the United States Organization (USO), whose mission is "to bring a touch of home to our men and women in uniform, until everyone comes home", at www.uso.org, in Tom's name.
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PECORE -- Allie and Curtis G. IN MEMORY OF MY BEAUTIFUL PARENTS Allie Marie (1916 - 1998) and Curtis G. Pecore (1913 - 1967) Send a message to Michael ... Send a message to Michael... And it shall come to pass that our society and our world shall become known first and foremost as a humanitarian one ... From their loving family and many friends ... Mary Ann, David, Tamara and Shawn, Trisha, Tara, Linda, Mary, Wm. and Bede Dwyer, Extended families ... Great-grandchildren: Tara and Erik's: Kara and Tim Tammy and Shawn's: Sierra Rose
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PEREA -- Patricio E. Perea was born on February 11, 1933 and passed away on April 1, 2010. A rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 5, 2010 at San Ignacio Catholic Church. A mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 also at San Ignacio Catholic Church followed by the burial at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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RIDENOUR -- Odbert Frederick Ridenour, 72, loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away, Sunday, March 28, 2010. He was born November 16, 1937 in Dellslow, West Virginia a son of Okey Densil and Iva Bell Rhodes Ridenour. He married Nancy Ann Chipps, July 18, 1958 in Oakland, Maryland. Survivors include his wife of Albuquerque; two sons and one daughter, Frederick M. and his wife, Millie Ridenour, Brandon, MS; Beverly and her husband, Cecil Mewhorter, Apache Junction, AZ; Jeffrey and his wife, Debra Ridenour, Moriarty; six grandchildren, Michael, Shauna, Christopher, Elizabeth, Kevin, and Jennifer; and 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Clarence Ridenour, Morgantown, WV; five sisters; Loretta (Byron) Boyles, Moatsville, WV; Tina (Norman) Kronjaeger, Fairmont, WV; Iva L. Taralla, Rivesville, WV; Carolyn (Bill) Kinkaid, Morgantown, WV; Terry Ashburn, Fairmont, WV. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and one sister, Densil, Thurman, Carl, John, Robert, and Virginia. A visitation for friends and family will be held Monday, April 5, 2010 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 2:00 PM at the mortuary. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. Please visit our online guestbook for Odbert at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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ROBINSON -- Michael L. Robinson, age 64, passed away unexpectedly on March 30, 2010. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Mike is survived by his wife of 41 years, Gail; children, Lisa Robinson and fiancee Chris Kinlen, Laura and husband Luke Keigley and Carey and husband Freddy Gonzales; grandchildren Jonathon and Lena Gonzales; sister Joyce and husband Larry Skeels and their children Carolyn and Eric; and Gail's brother, Timothy Allshouse who was raised as his son, and his wife Amy and their children Bryan, Amanda, Tasha, and Steven and his wife Beth, and their children Nathaniel and Joshua. Mike served his country for over 22 years in the USAF as a Jet Engine Technician. 12 years was spent at Andrews Air Base; four years in Presidential Support; and four years in Presidential Support under President Regan. Mike served in Vietnam, North Korea and the Philippines. Visitation will be Thursday, April 8, 2010, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at French Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Service will be Friday, April 9, 2010, 11:00 a.m. at French Lomas Chapel with Chaplain Lemuel Boyles officiating. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors. French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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