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CHAVEZ -- Adolfo P. Chavez, 88. Encircled by his family, Adolfo breathed his last breath on this earth as his soul lifted to heaven during prayer on February 14, 2010. Adolfo was born on January 6, 1922 to Manuel D. and Cecilla Padilla Chavez and grew up a farmer in Polvadera, New Mexico alongside his two sisters and two brothers, Kate, Jerry, Nadine and Benny. He went on to serve his country proudly in Africa, Southern France, and Italy during World War II, memories of which he shared with everyone he met. He married the love of his life, Maria Dolores("Lola")Lopez in 1951 and they bore three children, Geraldine, Richard, and Theresa. They recently celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary where he presented his loving wife with a ring. Adolfo dedicate 41 years to the US Postal Service, retiring in 1990. Among his many other talents, Adolfo was a skilled carpenter and loved to golf. Adolfo's friendly smile, sincere manner, and witty candor equaled a personality that far surpassed the small town he grew up in. The relationships he built in his lifetime are countless and the lives he touched immeasurable. Adolfo was a humble and faithful man, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, a simple farmer, hard worker, proud veteran, skilled carpenter and honest neighbor and friend. He was a man far greater than he ever knew. Through simple acts of kindness he made a mark in the lives of everyone he met. Adolfo is truely unforgettable. He lives on in the hearts of his wife, Maria Dolores of Socorro,NM; daughters, Geraldine Esquivel and husband Tony of Albuquerque,NM;and Theresa Lucero and husband, Pat of Socorro; son, Richard Chavez and wife, Lucille of Carlsbad,NM; brothers, Jerry Chavez and wife, Jane of Uvalde,TX; and Benny Chavez and wife, Alice of Belen,NM; sisters, Nadine Bell of Mora,NM; and Kate Romero and husband George of Flagstaff,AZ; as well as his nine grandchildren, Maria, Milinda, Micaela, Marisa, Gabriel, Ricardo, Santiago, Nicolas, Miranda and great grandson, Zion, many nieces, nephews and cousins. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro. Celebration of the Mass of Resurrection will be held on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at San Miguel with Father Andy Pavlak as Celebrant. Burial will be in the San Miguel Cemetery. Pallbearers are Ricardo Chavez, Chris Sandoval, Steve Hunyady, Clarence Lopez, Manny Gonzales, and Johnny Gonzales . Arrangements are under the care of Steadman-Hall Funeral Home, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM. 87801. (575)835-1530.
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ESPINOZA -- Lisa K. Chavez-Espinoza, age 51, has gone to be with our Lord. She was a loving wife of 21 years to Ignacio L. Espinoza. Lisa passed away on February 12, 2010 at her home in Rio Rancho, NM, as she was surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband, Ignacio L. "Nash"; parents, Abel and Alyce Chavez; sister-in-law, Mary Caron and husband Sam; sister, Jessica Lynn Chavez; brother, Abel Alan Chavez and wife Michele; stepdaughters, Renee A. Jordan and Michelle L. Blair; son-in-law Michael Weisend and wife Stephanie; and grandchildren, Shane, Jordan, Sydney and Brandon. She is also survived by many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews as well as many friends. Lisa was a graduate of Rio Grande High School in Albuquerque, NM in 1976. After High School, she attended UNM and attained her Bachelors degree. Lisa loved working with children and young adults. She dedicated many years of her life to this work. Interment will be held at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM at a later date. A service for Lisa will be held at 10:00 a.m. on February 18, 2010 at: El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church 700 Granite NW in Albuquerque, NM (505) 242-5775. The service will be officiated by Rev. David Blanco. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com
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FRANCIA -- Roman Francia, 75, born January 20, 1935, a resident of Carnuel NM, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2010, surrounded by his family and the caring staff at the Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital. He is survived by his three children, son Alfred Francia and wife Rosemary of Roswell; daughter Roanna Padilla and husband Procopio of Carnuel; and youngest son Gilfred Francia of Carnuel; 12 grandchildren, Ashlerose, Alexandriarose, Jasmine, Procopio R. and girlfriend Courtney Ellis, Victorianna, Alejandro, Eugenio, Antonio, Emiliano, Angelina and Mykala Saiz; two sisters, Angie Tafoya and husband Gene of Albuquerque, Lupe Mares and husband Tomas of Carnuel; two brothers, Ernest Francia and wife Augustina of Albuquerque, and Candelario Francia and wife Judy of Carnuel. Roman also had many nieces and nephews that he cared very deeply for. Rosary will be recited on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Child Carnuel Mission in Carnuel, NM. Mass will be celebrated on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Child Carnuel Mission in Carnuel, NM. Burial will follow at Carnuel Cemetery where he will join his wife Adelaida Fancia. Thanks to the staff at the Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital and to Riverside Funeral Home.
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GALLEGOS -- Alfred Gallegos, age 67, a resident of Jarales, NM, peacefully went home to be with our Lord on February 14, 2010 surrounded by his loving family. He was retired from Piggy Wiggly and Rio Grande Conservancy District where he work for many years. Alfred proudly served our country in the National Guard. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ignacio and Stella (Sanchez) Gallegos; two brothers, Fr. Albert Gallegos O.S.M, and Moises and wife, Aureilia; three sisters, Carmen and husband, Bob Flick, Norena "Diana" Baughman and Bernadette Gallegos and his in-laws, Willie Lovato Sr. and wife, Helen. Alfred is survived by his loving wife, Virgie of 42 years; loving daughter, Audra Gallegos-Baca and husband, Anthony; sister, Mary Sue Sanchez of Belen; four brothers, Fr. David D. Gallegos of Fullerton, CA, Ignacio and wife, Alicia of Carteret, NJ, Manuel and wife, Teresa, Nestor and wife, Frances of Belen; and brother-in-law, Willie Lovato Jr. and wife, Dorothy. He is also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews. All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, on Thursday, February 18, 2010 beginning with a Visitation at 8:30 a.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. with Father David Gallegos presiding. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Honorary Urnbearers will be Marc Lovato, Joe Sanchez, Sam Hern, Al Chiwiwi, Danny Tafoya, Preme Padilla, Gilbert Tabet, Ronnie Tabet, Phil Tabet, and Michael Jaramillo. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations are made in Alfred's name to the Vista Care Hospice foundation, 5639 Jefferson St. NE, Albuquerque, 87109. Sign Alfred'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. (505) 864-8501
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GARCIA -- Margaret S. Garcia, 93, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Margaret is survived by her sister, Sara Baca Chavez; sister-in-law, Edna Saiz Baca; one niece; several nephews; and many cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Ben A. Garcia; four brothers; and one sister. Margaret retired as an Administrative Assistant from the United States Postal Service. A Prayer Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2010 at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel, located at 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with interment immediately following. Online condolences may be expressed at www.danielsfuneral.com. Margaret's care has been entrusted to: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover S.W. Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
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HARMEYER -- Terry Harmeyer, age 50, of Albuquerque, passed away Friday, February 12, 2010 in her home. Terry was a beloved wife to Dan Harmeyer, loving mom to Holly McDonough and husband Erik, and adoring grandmother to Lily Helen McDonough. She is also survived by her mother, Teruko Dowler; three brothers; three sisters. A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 20, at 10:00 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Kachina Chapel, 6000 Kachina St. NW. Friends may visit French-Westside Chapel on Friday, February 19, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit our online guest book for Terry at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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HOLMBERG -- Angela Marie Holmberg February 17, 1923 - February 14, 2010 Angela Holmberg peacefully passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Marguerite Chiado; and her brothers Tom, John, and Paul. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Henry (Bud) Holmberg Sr.; her children: Kathy (Rick) Brooks, Carol, Teresa (Kent) Lynch, Patty (Dan) Bodelson, Hank, Stefanie (Chuck) Flowers, and Jean (David) Mullin; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Her sibling, Angela Marie Chiado, of the Order of the Sisters of Charity, resides in Mount St. Joseph, Ohio. Angela graduated from the Regina School of Nursing and worked as a Registered Nurse until her marriage to Henry, after which she devoted her life to her family, church and community. Angie loved to dance. Most Saturday nights she and Bud could be found with their dear friends dancing at The Palace or El Nido until the wee hours of the morning. She was quite a fishing enthusiast, and enjoyed many weekends at Eagle Nest Lake or the Cimarron River. She showed no mercy at the poker table, and loved to bet the longshots at the track. She dearly loved all "her babies", and will be greatly missed by all. The family would like to thank her Hospice caregivers, Rachel and Debrot of Presbyterian Medical Services; and Glynnis, Laurie, Christine, Alviria, Margarita, Judy, and Jane of The Coming Home Connection for their unwavering devotion and tender care which made it possible for Angela to remain in her home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to The Coming Home Connection Inc., 418 Cerrillos Road #18, Santa Fe, NM 87501 Mass will be celebrated Friday, February 19, 2010 1:00 p.m. at Santa Maria de La Paz Catholic Church. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600
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HOOVER -- Beverly A. Hoover, 63, a resident of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Monday, February 15, 2010. Beverly was born on October 28, 1946 in Marshall, MN. Beverly is survived by her husband, Pastor Lloyd Hoover; mother, Marge Verdeck of Marshall, MN; sister, Bonnie Larson of Apple Valley, MN; uncle, Frank Pape of Marshall, MN; daughter, Michele Rock of Savage, MN; step daughters, Cheryl Morford of Colorado Springs, CO and Chandra Lyons of Kaplin, LA; five grandchildren, Hillary, Kailey, Tyler, Cacey, and Kaitlin; son-in-laws, John Rock and Rex Morford. She attended high school at Marshall Catholic School and college at St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN where she received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. Beverly worked as a Financial Manager at the City of Albuquerque and owned her own Financial Consulting Business. She was also a world traveler to Mexico, Italy, France, Portugal, Morocco, Gibraltor, Greece, Spain, Germany and Tahiti. Beverly was an active member of First Christian Church. Service will be held on Monday, February 22, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., at First Christian Church, 10101 Montgomery Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church Missions. Please visit our online guestbook for Beverly at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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KUEHL -- Gregory Alan Kuehl, 48, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 14, 2010 while watching the Daytona 500. He is survived by his parents, Don and Liz Kuehl; sister, Jan Wood and husband Tom; nephew, Chris Wood; nieces, Nicole and Carley Wood; aunt and uncle, Dean and Mary Kuehl and numerous cousins and friends. Greg was preceded in death by his sister, Susan Lyn Kuehl; and his beloved wife Kathy Del Angela-Kuehl. Greg lived a very active and adventurous life, which included sailing and his most recent love of racing at Sandia Motor Speedway in the Mini-stock (#55) and Legend (#5) divisions. A celebration of Greg's life will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at French-Wyoming Chapel. Cremation has taken place. Greg will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Please visit our online guestbook for Greg at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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LEE -- Jack Lee, age 55, of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2010. Jack worked for Albuquerque Ambulance for more than 30 years. His loves were his grandkids, computers, the Dallas Cowboys, UNM Lobos, music, guitar, and traveling. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, and was the life of every party. A celebration of Jack's life will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, at the Albuquerque Museum, 2000 Mountain Road NW. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico, 112 14th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-2822 or at www.ccfnm.org. Please visit our online guest book for Jack at RememberTheirStory.com. French 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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