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HINKEN -- Robert Hinken, a long time resident of Albuquerque passed away Thursday, May 27, 2010. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carolyn Hinken; children, Scott Hinken and wife Claire of Albuquerque, Steve Hinken and wife Liz of Los Lunas, and Cindy Sauers and husband Shawn of Willits, CA; grandchildren, Maryellen, Owen, Nathan, and Jesse; brother, Bill Hinken and wife Rae Ellen of Courtland, KS; sister, Marge Kortan and husband Jim of Herrick, SD along with many extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Laura Hinken. Robert was born in Burke, SD and proudly served in the United States Army as an MP in Boston. He attended Ventura College in California and graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art in Denver where he met his wife, Carolyn. Robert retired from Kraft Foods after 20 years of service. He then purchased the Dunkin Donuts on San Mateo, which he owned and operated for 12 1/2 years. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at French ~ Wyoming Chapel. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to The Albuquerque Animal Humane Association 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Please visit our online guestbook for Robert at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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HINKLE -- Kenneth Hinkle age 94 went home today on May 24, 2010 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born to James and Annie Hinkle in Telephone, TX. Kenneth was a loving husband, father grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather who loved his children and all of his grandchildren. He enjoyed football, but loved baseball even more. During his younger years, Kenneth even played on the Lone Star Baseball League. His favorite past-times were bridge, 42, spades and dominoes. Kenneth married the love of his life, Thelma. After 53 years of marital bliss they are now together again. Kenneth is survived by his daughters, Barbara Alexander of Miami, TX and Lucy Custard and husband, Buzz, of Elephant Butte, NM; five surviving grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Kenneth was preceded in death by his loving wife Thelma; one grand-daughter, Kellye; and one son-in-law, George. A funeral service will be held on June 1, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Netherwood Park Church of Christ, 5101 Indian School Rd. NE, with Minister Walter Lane as the officiant. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Ponderosa Christian Camp, 12300 Indian School, Rd, NE ABQ, NM 87112-24760 or to a charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Kenneth at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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HOLLIE -- David Lewis Hollie, 62, a resident of Albuquerque since 1996, died Saturday, May 29, 2010. He is survived by his spouse, Dee Moya Hollie of Albuquerque; two step-daughters; three step-sons; ten step-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren of Albuquerque and the surrounding area; sisters and brothers; nieces, nephews and many friends. David was preceded in death by his daughter, Davina Hollie Green. David was born September 19, 1947, in Hollandale, Mississippi. He joined the U.S. Army on May 17, 1966, and is a veteran of two tours in Vietnam. He pursued a music career in Nashville, Tennessee, for a period of time then made his way to Albuquerque, NM, where he met and married his wife Dee. David and Dee made a lot of special memories motorcycle riding and RV'ing. Services will be held Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. at French Mortuary at 1111 University Blvd. NE. If you wish to share a memory or leave the family a message go to www.remembertheirstory.com French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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JOHNSON -- Delphine Caroline Johnson (Lindblom), 87, resident of Albuquerque since 1983, passed away peacefully, Friday, May 28, 2010, after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Earle E. Johnson; son, Larry Johnson; daughter, Deanna Gear; and grandchildren, Brady Gear and wife, Anna, and Lindsay Gear. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Lloyd and Kenneth Lindblom, and Lucille Patrick. Delphine was born in Gypsum, KS and grew up in Falun, KS. She and her family later resided in Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. Delphine was a very devoted wife and mother and enjoyed taking care of her family. She was a lifelong member of the Lutheran Church and was active in various church functions. Friends may visit Monday, May 31, 2010 from 3 to 4 pm at French ~ Wyoming Chapel. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, June 1, 2010, 1:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Please visit our online guestbook for Delphine at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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LUCERO -- Brandon Lucero, our beloved baby boy, passed away tragically on Thursday, May 27, 2010. He is survived by his loving mother, Crystal Lucero; brother Ryan; and step dad, Adam Moya, and extended family members. His family would like to invite friends to visit French, Lomas location, on Monday, May 31, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with rosary beginning at 6:00 p.m. A rosary will also be recited at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church 5311 Phoenix Ave NE, 87110. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Please visit our online guestbook for Brandon at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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MONTOYA -- Maria R. Montoya went to her heavenly reward May 26, 2010. A Rosary will be recited Monday, May 31, 2010 at St. Anne's Church at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Anne's Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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VICKERS -- Bill Dean, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 29, 2010. He is survived by loving wife of 58 years, Barbara; one son, Dennis Vickers and wife, Mary; six grandchildren, Kari, Russell, Shaun, Rebecca, Tyson, and Lacey; three great- grandchildren, Hailey, Alesia, and Hayden. He is preceded in death by his mother, Nellie McConnell; son, William Vickers. Bill was involved in Civil Service for over 40 years. He also enjoyed leather work, taking trips in his RV, and gardening. Bill was a very active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and enjoyed working in the temple. He also served as Scout Master for the Boy Scouts where he helped mold the lives of many young men. A funeral service will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints North Valley Ward on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. A visitation will take place beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the church in the Relief Society Room. Please visit our online guestbook for Bill at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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WOODS VALLEJOS -- Truman Michael Woods Vallejos passed away Friday, May 28, 2010. He was born May 19, 2010 in Albuquerque. Truman is survived by his mother, Lori Vallejos of Seboyeta, NM and his father, Ralph Woods of Albuquerque, NM; sisters, Ariana Valdez, Sandra Ketch, Stacy Norman and Nicole Woods; and brother, Ralph Woods, III. He is also survived by his maternal great- grandmother, Delores Montoya and maternal great-grandfather, Alfred Montoya; maternal grandparents, Andrew and Berna Vallejos; aunt, Monica Vallejos; and uncle, James Vallejos, as well as numerous other family members. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Seboyeta, NM, at 10:00 am. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Truman's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 884-1188
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AMUNDSON -- Floyd Amundson quietly passed away on Sunday morning, January 3, 2009. He had just celebrated his 90th birthday and 64th Wedding Anniversary. Floyd had been a resident of Albuquerque, NM for over 41 years. He will be missed by his wife Marlys; his four children; and brother and sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews. His children are Debbie and husband John Magers, Bruce, Brent, Scott and his wife Janet Williams; His brother is Donald Amundson; and two sisters are Gladys Gleason, Laverne Hall; and two cousins Lyle Nelson and Wilma Bullock who reside in Grand Forks, N. Dakota. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents Amund and Helen (Nelson) Amundson; and his brother Kenneth Amundson of Manvel, N.Dakota. Floyd grew up on a farm in Manvel was confirmed at Middle Grove Lutheran Church. He worked in the fields, saved his earnings and bought his 1st car when he was 15. He was on the high school football team and graduated from Manvel High School as Valedictorian of his class. He went to Chicago and graduated from Coyne Electronic School. When the war broke out, he enlisted in the US Army Air Corp. He served in the Air Force for 28 years. He attended the USAF Institute of Technology and earned Bachelor degrees in Electrical Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering. During WWII, he got the nickname "Goldie" and participated in the bombing raids on Japan. During one raid they had to land in Russia and were interned in Siberia for 7 months. After the war and before their children were born, he and his wife were stationed at Manus Island, New Guinea and Clark AFB, Philippines. There he flew support between Tokyo, Philippines and the USA. He was later called to assist in the Berlin Airlift. In 1956, he was stationed at Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque NM and was part of the B-52 crew of Project Redwing. It was the first hydrogen bomb test and held in the S. Pacific, at the Bikini Atoll. Later, he served with Research, Development and Project Management at the Pentagon and NASA/Patrick AFB in Florida, helping to develop the Eastern Test Range for Dept. of Defense and NASA missile programs. He enjoyed Florida and spent time with the family boating, water skiing, fishing and hunting. Always the entrepreneur, he also became part owner of the Satellite Motel in Cocoa Beach Florida. The hotel was a landmark and often served as a community center for astronauts and radio broadcasts during space launches. After retiring from the Air Force as Lt. Colonel, Floyd and his family returned to Albuquerque in 1969. He joined a long-time Air Force friend and fellow AFIT graduate, Lt. Col. Ken Cook, and together they founded Amco Services. For 30 years their company provided commercial television and microwave leasing, cable systems, communications equipment and services. He was a pilot for the Shrine's Flying Fez Hot Air Balloon and flew in the 1975 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and every year after that for the next 27 years. He owned several balloons and flew until he was 81. He had the distinction of being one of the oldest hot air balloon pilots. Floyd loved flying and logged over 7,000 hours in his hot air balloons. He and his wife Marlys enjoyed traveling to different balloon events and gave rides to people wherever he flew. Over the years, they took many cruises and trips to Europe, Asia, Central America and Latin America. Wherever he lived, he took an interest in his family, his work, his friends and the community. He was actively involved in many of the local Shrine Charities, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and Optimist Club events. His remains were cremated and he will be interred at Santa Fe National Cemetery. A memorial-celebration of his life will be held at Manzano Del Sol, 5201 Roma Avenue NE, on Monday, June 7, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Casa de Vida Nueva, PO BOX 4809 Albuquerque, NM 87196. Balloon Prayer "The winds have welcomed you with softness. The sun has blessed you with his warm hands. You have flown so high and so well, that the gods have joined you in your laughter and set you back again into the loving arms of Mother Earth." Please visit our online guestbook for Floyd at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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BARELA -- Mariano B. Barela, 94, beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went home to be with our Lord , on Friday, May 28, 2010. Mr. Barela was born on December 25, 1915 in La Joya, NM to Milton and Ciprianita (Baca) Barela. In the 1930's he assisted the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) during the construction of the Catwalk Trail in the Gila National Forest.He served in the US Army during WWII. He entered into the Army at Ft. Bliss, TX and was stationed at Camp Claiborne, LA before his Honorable Discharge at the VA Facility in Albuquerque, NM. He worked for the VA Hospital for 35 years in the transportation department. He loved to bowl, fish, go camping, and enjoyed cooking outdoors. He is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Victoria Barela, who died in September of 2009; his brothers, Jose Maria Barela, Eulalio Barela, Sevadeo Barela and Avelicio Barela; and sisters, Acension Barela Castillo and Emelia Barela Romero. He is survived by his children, Angie Gomez and husband, Eddie, Cipry Barela, Kathy Barela Swartz, and Mariano C. Barela, Jr., & wife, Ruth; seven grandchildren, Michelle, Erica, Jose, Magin, Arianna, Greg and Eric; five great-grandchildren, Elijah, Gabriella, Alexia, Kaleb and Joshua. A Memorial Service with military honors will be held on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 10:00 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 1100 Coal Ave SE. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard St, Alexandria, VA 22311, or at www.diabetes.org. 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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