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PADILLA -- Mark Allen Padilla, 46, went to be with our Lord Wednesday, March 3, 2010. He was preceded in death by his mother, Margaret D' A Baca; and step-father, Daniel George Padilla. Mark is survived by his wife, Veronica Zamora Padilla; son, Mark Padilla Jr.; father, Max Luna; and step-daughter, Roxanne Dana Zamora; sister, Frieda Bone Armour; two step-grandchildren, Xavier Zamora and Dana Rose Zamora; and numerous family and friends .Mark was a graduate of Del Norte High School. Visitation will be at 8:30 a.m. followed by Rosary at 9:00 a.m. and Life Celebration Mass at 10:00 a.m. at Risen Savior Catholic Community. Graveside Service will follow the Mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bryan Baca, Bobby Baca, Ted Valdez, Rudy Zamora, Jake Zamora and Matty Romero. Please visit Mark's online guest book at Reflectionoflife.com. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington St. NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 884-5777
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PARRAZ -- Mary Helen Parraz, 76, resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2010. She is survived by her children, Alex Stone, Mary Elizabeth Hurst, Sandra Gonzales, Nico Gomez, Alvin Parraz, Elesandro Parraz Jr., Elva Treyz, Rebecca Drummond, and Israel Parraz; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; siblings; and numerous friends. She was preceded in death by parents, Jose and Bessie Anaya. Mary Helen was a loving mother and devoted friend. She loved life. Friends may visit Monday, March 8, 2010, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Westside. Services will be held Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Please visit our online guest book for Mary at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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PENA -- Frances Victoria Pena, 84, an Albuquerque residence for more than 50 years, passed away on March 2, 2010. She was born on January 24, 1926 in Chama. She is survived by her children, Carla (Thomas) Perea, Richard (Bette) Pena and Frank (Karen) Pena, granddaughters, Bethany and Juliana Pena and sisters, Sarah Valencia and Rose Naranjo. She was preceded in death by her son, John Lee Pena, Brothers, Abel, Phil, Ralph, and Manuel and sister, Bernice. She was an extraordinary woman who faced many challenges in life and left us a legacy of faith, strength, hope and love for Jesus Christ. She enjoyed spending time with and entertaining her family and friends. Now, she beholds the face of our Savior, Jesus Christ. A memorial mass will be held Monday, March 8, 2010, at 8:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church, 2532 Vermont St. NE. Please join the family in celebrating Frances' life in Christ from 5:00 -6:00 p.m. Sunday at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming Chapel where a rosary service will begin at 6:00 p.m. Inurnment, Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Frances' care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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RASCHKA -- Jutta M. Raschka, 67, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, in her home in Simi Valley, California. Born January 5, 1943 in Bremen, Germany, Jutta immigrated with her family to the United States in 1952. After spending her teenage years in Hawaii, she lived in Kansas and Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she settled with family and met her future husband Ralph J. Raschka. They moved to Simi Valley, California, in 1975. Jutta enjoyed traveling, looking after her cats, spending time with friends and being a grandmother. She will be dearly missed by her children Monica Flores and son-in-law Scott Flores, Nora Taylor, Estelle Raschka and Richard Brazeal, as well as her grandchildren Tori Flores and Tyler Flores. Jutta is preceded in death by her brother Raymond M. Tullio, mother Gretchen D. Tullio and loving husband of 33 years, Ralph J. Raschka. A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 11:00 a.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menual Blvd. NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Jutta at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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RICE -- John Rice In loving memory of our cherished son John. April 18, 1985 - March 7, 2009 We have survived our first year without seeing your smile and hearing your laugh, and we have missed you with every breath. Our broken hearts are held together with our memories of you. We love you so much. Love, Mom and Dad.
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ROBBINS -- Mary Evelyn Robbins, 94, Yukon, OK passed away Tuesday, March 2nd, at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City, OK. Mary was born in Benson, Arizona on May 29, 1915, a daughter of the late Minnie Bell (Dublin) and John D. Walker. Mary married Robert Allen Robbins on January 20, 1935 in Prescott, AZ, sharing 48 years of marriage prior to his death in 1983. Moving to Yukon, OK. from Albuq. NM to be with her daughter and lived in Rancho Santa Fe, Ca. sharing time with her daughter there. Mary also lived Prescott and Wickenburg, Arizona, San Leandro, Ca. Tucumcari, NM and KC, MO. A homemaker and seamstress, Mary loved to play bridge, read and spend time with her prayer group. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, Albuquerque, NM. Mary is survived by daughters, Carol Ann Bryant and husband Bob, Susan Dee Robertson and husband Dale L. and Nancy Lee Sullivan and husband Tim; grandchildren, Lisa Kristine Sykes, Kim Marie Cheshire, Kelly Ann Sanders and John Casey Sullivan and six great grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Mary is also predeceased by her parents, brother, Johnny Walker and sister, Dorothy Kezele. Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the charity of one's choice. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Albuquerque, NM. Online condolences may be signed at: www.yandaandsonfuneralhome.com Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home, Yukon, OK.
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ROBINSON -- SANDRA ANN (HOOD) ROBINSON, 67 of Albuquerque, passed away unexpectedly early Monday morning, March 1, 2010. SanDee, an Albuquerque Native, was preceded in death by her daughter Holly Kirsten Robinson; and her parents Gerald Curtis and Verna Mae Hood of Albuquerque. SanDee is survived by her husband James Barnum Robinson Jr.; her son Lt. Col. Dwight Eric Robinson of Patuxent River, MD; her daughter Amber Alexis Lamote of Birmingham, AL; her uncle John Love of Albuquerque; her aunt Lois Maddox of Auburn, CA. SanDee was Lovingly known as "Kikki" to her beautiful granchildren who were her life, Karr Barnum Robinson of Las Cruces and Joy Alexandra Lamote of Birmingham; and her extended family and in-laws, Jeff Lamote of Birmingham, Kim, Jeff and Zane Brilliant of Las Cruces, John and Becky Robinson of Atlanta, and Brian and Abbey Robinson of San Antonio. SanDee, "Kikki" was an advocate for animal rescue and dogs that have served in the United States Military. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, Inc. 615 Virginia St. S.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108; 505.938.7888, in memory of Sandra "Kikki" Robinson. The family has made the decision to honor SanDee's wishes of no services. A private service for immediate family members only will be held in Maryland.
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ROGERS -- Patrick Daniel Rogers, 77, beloved husband for 47 years of Nancy L. Rogers, of San Diego, California, former resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico and native of Detroit, Michigan, went to be with the Lord, March 1, 2010. He was born May 4, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of the late Patrick Joseph and Edna (McGann) Rogers. He was the oldest of five siblings, Mary, John, Sharon and Sheila. He married Nancy Kidder January 17, 1963, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. A dedicated alumnus of University of Detroit High School, he entered the seminary and served in the United States Air Force before attending University of Detroit, and then beginning a passion and career in construction and heavy-equipment sales in the Detroit Metropolitan area. His beautiful blue eyes and warm Irish smile made him a quick friend to many, be it, Laffrey's, Dunleavy's, Quarters or Sage, he always had a story to share with a new friend, and kept in touch with old friends through his final days. A long-standing member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Farmington Hills, Michigan, and aficionado of all things Catholic, Irish and athletic, he adored his precious family: wife Nancy; children and grandchildren Dianne and Paul Saber of San Diego (grandchildren Graham and Hannah), Sheilah and Paul DiLorenzo of Albuquerque (grandchildren Grace and Ella), and Patrick and Amber Rogers of San Diego (grandchildren Faith and Patrick Joseph (PJ)). Patrick was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Mary and Sheila. Services will be held, Monday, March 8, 2010, at 1:00 o'clock p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Parish, 1001 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, California, 92024. Donations in his honor may be made to the U of D Jesuit High School & Academy, C/O Development Department, 8400 S. Cambridge Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48221, or on line at: http://www.uofdjesuit.org/html/ways-give-0 (click on the "Honor/Memorial Gifts" link to donate through a secure payment site).
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RUSSO -- Carmine J. Russo, Sr., 86, passed away peacefully at the Anna Kaseman Hospice on March 3, 2010. Carmine, the son of Italian immigrants, was born on June 15, 1923, at Corona, Queens, New York. He moved with his parents, Liberante Russo, Sr. and Annunciata Greco Russo, to Albuquerque in 1948. Carmine joined the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Local 611, AFL-CIO, where he participated in an apprenticeship program, learned a skilled trade, earned a good living to support his family, and eventually became an instructor. As a journeyman electrician, Carmine helped build the electrical generation power plant located at Broadway and Rio Bravo SW, worked at the Chevron oil refinery at El Paso, TX, and supervised the electrical wiring of the Popejoy Hall at the University of New Mexico. Later in his career, Carmine opened his own small business, Quality Electric Company, and joined the National Electrical Contractors Association. Subsequently, Carmine worked as an inspector for the City of Albuquerque. He was a conscientious electrical inspector because of his concern for the public's safety. Having been a contractor, he also tried to work with contractors to give them a chance to bring their wiring up to code. During his retirement years, Carmine enjoyed playing the numbers games (the New Mexico Lottery and Powerball) and he enjoyed playing the ponies at the State Fair race track. Once he won $8,000 on Father's Day and then gave almost all of his prize money to his five children. Carmine was a family man who was unusually dedicated to his five children, wife, and parents. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lily Russo; his five children, L. John Russo, Frank Russo, Carmine Russo, Jr. and his wife Jackie, Nancy Vigil and her husband Frank, and Al Russo; a sister, Caterina Occipenti of Dix Hills, NY, a former daughter in law, Kusum Raichur Prabhakar, MD, and 8 grandchildren: Shawna, Sonia, David, Alyssa, Kayla, and Dominick Russo, Eli Vigil and Adele Vigil Karoum. Roman Catholic Deacon Kenneth Sinatra of the Risen Savior Church celebrated a service on March 6, 2010. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association or the Kaseman Presbyterian Hospice.
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SAAVEDRA -- Larry Saavedra Jr., 36, went to be with our Lord Tuesday March 2, 2010. He is preceded in death by grandma, Dora P. Garcia Pena; grandpa, Alex P. Pena; great-grandmother, Alicia Paz; and aunt, Charlotte Salazar. Larry is survived by his parents, Larry and Diane Saavedra; sons, Noah and Isaiah Saavedra; daughter, Trinity Saavedra; brother, Harvey Saavedra and wife, Jennifer; sisters, Romona Campbell and husband, Scott, and Amy Valverde and husband, Julian; uncles, Joseph Abeyta and wife, Joann, Steve Garcia and wife, Betty and Del Paz and wife, Yolanda. Visitation is Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. followed by Life Celebrations Service at 8:30 a.m. in the Reflection of Life Chapel. Internment will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Pallbearers will be Gabe Archibeque, Joseph Abeyta, Ralph Avalos, Ralph Avalos Jr., Herman Saavedra, and Julian Valverde. Honorary pallbearers are Joseph Lopez and James Burch. Please visit Larry's online guest book at Reflectionoflife.com. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington St. NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 884-5777
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