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HOLT -- Joseph M. Holt Jr. passed away in Los Alamos, NM on July 27, 2010, following a long illness. Mr. Holt grew up in San Antonio where he and his family were long-time members of the Central Christian Church. After graduating from South San Antonio High School in 1948, he received his Bachelors of Science in Physics from Trinity University and Masters of Science from Texas A&M University. In 1954, Mr. Holt married his long time sweetheart Sally Ann Orth, also of San Antonio. Mr. Holt then served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956. Mr. Holt was also a Master Mason in the Anchor Lodge 424 in San Antonio TX. In 1957, Mr. and Mrs. Holt moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico where he began a distinguished career of over 38 years as a scientist at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (later to become Los Alamos National Laboratory). Much of his work there focused on the defense activities of the United States. During Mr. Holt's 53 years in Los Alamos he was a devoted public servant, serving on the Board of the Pajarito Acres Home Owners Association, the Los Alamos County Transportation Board, as the Captain/Troop Commander of Troop 4 of New Mexico Rangers in during the 1970's, and as a member of the Los Alamos Citizens Band Radio Club and Search and Rescue. Mr. Holt is survived by his devoted wife Sally; brother and sister-in-law Bill and Margaret Ann Holt of Fredericksburg, VA; son and daughter-in-law Robert and Shari Holt of Oxford MS; son and longtime companion William Holt and Gary Humbarger of San Francisco, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 16, 2010 at the Christian Church, 92 East Road, Los Alamos, NM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the nursing home in which Mr. Holt last stayed: Sombrillo Nursing and Rehab Center Memorial for Joseph M. Holt Jr. 1011 Sombrillo Court Los Alamos, NM 87544
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KEAR -- Lee Roy Kear Jr., was born August 28, 1928 in Clayton, NM. He died on August 3, 2010 at the local VA Hospital. He was preceded in death by parents Lee and Venita Kear; and brother Richard Kear. He is survived by wife Clara; and daughter Carol Romero, her husband Fred and their daughter Reese; brothers, Frank, Paul and wife Yvonne, Tom and wife Terry and Rodney and wife Cheryl; sisters, Thelma Oliver and Pauline Romine. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service will be held on August 14, 2010.
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MARSHALL -- Anna Marie Marshall (Chavez), age 61, of Albuquerque passed away on August 12, 2010 following a lengthy illness. Anna Marie was born on February 15, 1949 in Albuquerque to the late Claudio and Esperanza (Hope) Chavez. In addition to her parents, Anna Marie was preceded in death by her brothers, Sonny, Joe Elfego, Leo, and Paul. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Ron Marshall; sisters, Alice Chavez, Sadie Kleinstiver (Harv), and Catherine Benavidez (John); brothers, Gilbert, Michael, and Fred, all of Albuquerque. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and godchildren. Anna Marie was a longtime employee of Blake's Lota-Burger, starting in 1976 as an assistant manager and retiring in 1998 as area supervisor. She was also a member of VFW Post 401 Ladies Auxiliary, DAV (National) and also volunteered at the VA Hospital patient bingo. Because of her humble and caring disposition, she was truly loved by her family and friends. Her positive demeanor was an inspiration to all. Because of her faith in God and belief that there is good in all of us, she was the role model we all aspire to be. She took a great deal of pride in all her family, but had a special place in her heart for her four precious godchildren, Cesar Lueras, Susanna Lueras, Alfred Chavez, and Jonathon Rosas. Anna Marie's Life Celebration will begin with a visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 16, 2010 at Daniels Family Funeral Services Palm Chapel, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. followed by a Rosary 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., at Daniels Family Funeral Services Palm Chapel. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be nephews, Joe Nestor Chavez, Dennis Chavez, James Flores, Jose Chavez, James Benavidez, and Paul Chavez; Honorary pallbearers will be David Chavez, Lawrence Chavez, Leo Chavez, Alfred Chavez, Mitch Landavazo, Jared Rosas, Jonathon Rosas, and David Biggs. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2625 Pennsylvania Ave. NE Suite 225, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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ORTIZ -- Augustina (Luna) Ortiz, a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at the age of 92. She was born on May 5, 1918 in Puerto De Luna, NM. Augustina was a long time member of the Carmelitas. She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Ortiz, Sr.; grandson, Wilfred Lucero, Jr.; son-in-law, Wilfred Lucero, Sr.; and three brothers. Augustina is survived by her husband of 64 years, Domingo Ortiz; her children, Andrea Lucero, Lauterio Ortiz and wife Linda, Robert Ortiz, Rosie Gonzales and husband Ben, Patricia Trujillo and husband Jerry, Ronald Ortiz and wife Jackie; daughter-in-law, Imelda Ortiz; two sisters; two brothers; 22 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends. Visitations will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 9502 Fourth Street NW, where a Rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. Final viewing will be Monday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services-Alameda Mortuary. Service of Christian Burial will be Monday at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Casket Bearers will be Marcos Ortiz, Paul Lucero, Martin Ortiz, Andrew Ortiz, Jerry Carbajal, Jeremy Trujillo and Dominic Ortiz. Honorary Bearers will be Richard Ortiz, Jr., Matthew Ortiz, Kenny Ortiz and Gabriel Ortiz. The family would like to express their gratitude to the Presbyterian Hospice Nurses. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com. Augustina's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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OTERO -- Manuela "Mela" Otero, 79, went to be with our Lord Thursday, August 12, 2010. She was preceded in death by parents: Manuel Saavedra and step-father: Escolastico Chavez and mother Maria Chavez; husband of 48 years Antonio S. Otero; infant daughter: Dorothea Geraldine Otero; son: Antonio Carlos Otero; granddaughters: Rosana and Tiffany Bransford; brother: Tony Saavedra; sister: Flora Silva and brothers-in-law: Elfego Orona, Clovis Otero, Manuel Otero, Lorenzo Otero, Joe Chewiwi, Jesus Perea and Ray Jaramillo; sisters-in-law: Tillie Otero, Viola Otero, Socorro Vallegos, Tochita Chewiwi, Tonita Perea, and Adela Martinez. Mela is survived by son: Ted Otero and wife Ramona; daughters: Dolly Raley and husband Steve, Judy Bransford and husband Kerry, Debbie Nail and Darleen Roche and husband Eddie; brother: Adam Chavez; brothers-in-law: Greg Silva; Bernie Vallejos sisters: Annie Jaramillo and Flossie Orona; sister-in-law: Lillian Otero; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; uncle: Manuel Chavez; loving and devoted caregivers Theresa Nourse; and family and many other beloved nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She enjoyed cooking, gardening (she was exceptional at these things), and dancing to the Mucura with her husband. Mela's Life Celebration will begin today (Saturday) with a visitation with the family at 1:00 p.m. followed by Rosary at 1:30 p.m. and Mass at 2:00 p.m. in the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish (3674 Hwy 47, Peralta, NM 87042). Please visit Mela's online guest book at: www.Reflectionoflife.com. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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PAVIONI -- Florence Pavioni died August 11, 2010, at age 95. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rino; sons, Bob and Danny; brothers, Horace, John and Michael (Dean) Palladino; sisters, Armida and Lorraine Palladino and Anita Carter. She is survived by her daughter, Sandra; daughter-in-law Marian; three grandchildren, Katy Dambrino, Kasey and Angela Pavioni; four great grandchildren, Shane and Demi Dambrino, Nikoli Pavioni and Jazmyne Frodgue; brother, Father Robert Palladino of Sandy, Oregon; sisters-in-law, Sister Francis Clare Pavioni of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Margaret Juliana of Oakley, California; numerous nieces and nephews. Like her mother, Mrs. Pavioni was born in Albuquerque. She attended Business College after graduating from St. Mary's High School and met her husband while working as a bookkeeper for Super Service Station. She later did similar work for her brother Horace at Automotive Electrical Service and for her husband at Rino's Wheel Alignment. She was a volunteer for many years at Barelas Senior Center. She loved all spectator sports and was an avid fan of the Lobos since the 1930's. She was a lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Parish. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 15, 2010, followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services Palm Chapel, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, August 16, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Parish. Pallbearers will be Bill and Jerry Palladino, Sharon Healy, Susan Suknot, Larry Stepp, and Ed Mahr. Online condolences can be submitted at www.danielsfuneral.com. Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
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QUINTANA -- Barbara. The family of Barbara Quintana thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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ROYBAL -- Renee Bernadette Roybal August 14, 1962 - March 19, 2010 Dearest Renee, today we celebrate the day of your birth. You are here with us in spirit, on our minds, and in our hearts everyday. We miss you so much and wish you were here. In fulfillment of your wishes, we continue to pray to Jesus, Mary and Joseph for a cure for cancer, and also for victims of abuse who quietly suffer. Thank you Renee for coming home to us at the end. All you ever asked for was peace, comfort, safety and no more turmoil. God is great so we'll see you on the other side Sis! We Love You Sooooooo Much! Your Immediate Family
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SANDOVAL -- Carlos. The family of Carlos Sandoval thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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SHAW -- Gordon Shaw, M.D. ("Gordie"), of Scottsdale, AZ and Albuquerque, NM, formerly of Schererville, IN passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 after a brief illness, 20 days short of his 90th birthday. Gordon was born on August 31, 1920 to Esther and Kalman Shaw of Toronto, Canada. Gordon is survived by the love of his life for 56 years, Verla. He is also lovingly survived by his four children and their spouses: Rachelle Shaw, D.D.S. and Daniel Faber; Pamela and Thomas Lawson, Colin Shaw D.M.D. and Danielle Panter, and David Shaw, D.O. and Laurie Gordon, D.D.S. Gordon's pride and joy were his 11 grandchildren: Nathaniel, Jeremy, and Zachary Lawson; Ari, Levi, and Maya Shaw-Faber; Jennifer and Adam Shaw; and Caleb, Libby, and Eliana Shaw. Gordon's education at Washington University of St. Louis was interrupted by World War II. During the war he served as a bacteriological warfare researcher for the Canadian army. Gordon graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine in 1953. He had a diverse career as a physician. He was a board-certified pathologist, coroner, and on the staff at Washington University hospital. He earned a masters degree in public health. He practiced for many years in hospitals in northwest Indiana. Gordon finished his career in private practice in Ottawa, IL. After a 45-year career, he retired in 1998. Judaism was always at the center of his life. Gordon was a member of several congregations including B'nai Israel in Albuquerque. He was active in B'nai B'rith and visited Israel. Gordon kveled at the b'nai mitzvot of eight of his grandchildren. Gordon's interests were following politics and current events. A dedicated Democrat, he was always up for a good political discussion. Late in life, Gordon took up golf and always enjoyed playing with his sons and grandsons. He never missed a party and enjoyed hosting parties. He was an avid reader, a world traveler, and concerned about his fellow humans. Most of all, he loved his family. His compassionate heart will be missed. Services will be held at B'nai Israel, 4401 Indian School Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM, at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 15, 2010. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery, 700 Yale Blvd SE. A memorial service will be held in Scottsdale at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gordon's favorite charity, the Council for Jews With Special Needs, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 205, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, (480) 629-5343. Please visit our online guestbook for Dr. Shaw at: www.RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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