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CALCUTT -- Morris A. Calcutt, went to the arms of our Lord Saturday, February 6, 2010. He is survived by his wife Joan; his sons Billy and wife Arlene and Ronald and wife Dilia; sister Wildred Anne Cooper and husband Lloyd grandchildren, Paul, Natalie, Natasha, Michael, Nicole, James, Sarah, Rebecca and Michelle; great-grandchildren Joshua, David, Izaiah, Mario III and Mateo. He was preceded in death by his parents Morris M. Calcutt and Gussie L. Calcutt; his beloved son Michael; his twin brother Alvin M. Calcutt; grandson Billy Christopher and great-granddaughter Allison Lynn. He retired from the USAF Security Forces and the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department. He was also a Bailiff for the Honorable Ross Sanchez. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 7:00 p.m. at French Lomas, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, February 10 at 9:00 a.m. at The Shrine of St. Bernadette, 11401 Indian School Road, NE. Interment will be at 1:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Mr. Calcutt at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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CHAVEZ -- Jacobo J. Chavez, 88, a resident of Albuquerque, NM passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2010. Mr. Chavez is survived by his five children, Agnes Chavez, Raymond Chavez and wife, Debbie, Roy Chavez and wife, Bonnie, Julian Chavez, Orlando Chavez and wife, Julie; his daughter-in-law, Connie Chavez; two stepdaughters, Stella Saavedra and husband, Danny, Amelia Briones and husband, Gilbert; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; many nieces, nephews, and friends; his four babies, (dogs)Scrappy, Pebbles, Dadita, and Scubby. Mr. Chavez was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Julianita Chavez; his wives, Virginia and Agueda Chavez, his son, Johnny Chavez; his sister, Virginia Rey; his brother, Raymond Chavez; his half-sister, Tia Maria; his half-brother, Juan. Mr. Chavez was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during W.W.II. Visitation will be Thursday, February 11, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at South Valley Apostolic Church, 1242 Artisco SW, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m., Pastor Rene Gaxiola, presider. Final Visitation will be Friday, February 12, 2010, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a. m. at the Church with a Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Rene Gaxiola, presider. Pallbearers will be Jacob Chavez, Anthony Chavez, Johnny Chavez, Eric Saavedra, Estevan Chavez and Abenicio Chavez. Honorary Pallbearer will be Chris Sedillo. Committal Service with honors will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on February 22, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861 www.gabladonmorturyinc.com
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COX -- Christine G. Cox November 4, 1949 - February 10, 2010 We love and miss you very much. Wayne (Robert), Lisa, David and Aspen.
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DOW -- Frank Elisha Dow was born August 4, 1929 in Albuquerque, NM. Frank grew up in Tajique, NM. At the age of 15, he entered into the US Army to serve during World War II in the Pacific. He served in Tokyo during the occupation of Japan and later in Shanghai China and Okinawa. After the war, he returned to New Mexico to earn his High School Diploma. He worked as a parking lot attendant where he met his wife, Loretta Tartaglia. They married August 27, 1951. He worked six years for the US Post Office, and for ten years at ACF, a government defense contractor. When ACF closed in 1967 he went to work for the Defense Atomic Support Agency DOD/DNA for the nuclear test facility in Nevada. After his retirement in 1989 he held a part time job working for the Springfield Research Facility in Springfield Virginia as a data analyst for the next 10 years. Frank had a long, productive life and had experienced first hand some of the many historical events of the last century. Frank is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Loretta; his children, Lynda Benedict, Bill Dow and wife, Sandy, Diane Van der Geest and husband, Jimmy, Sandi Rogers and husband, Dean, and Staci Baca and husband, Chris; ten grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters; and one brother. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 7:00 p.m., at French ~ Wyoming Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, February 11, 2010, 10:00 a.m., at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Frank Dow, Dean Rogers, Paul Dow, Denis Rogers, Danny Rogers, Corey Van der Geest, Devin Van der Geest and Shawn Van der Geest. Honorary pallbearers will include Jim Van der Geest, Dean Rogers, Chris Baca, Paul Tartaglia, Rick Stevens, Gene Tuma, Chuck Greengrass, Angelo Aquino, Dan John, Leo Dow, Edward Chavez and Frank Krest. The Dow Family would like to extend their gratitude to all of the care providers, and hospice for their assistance and support during this difficult time. Please visit our online guestbook for Frank at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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DOYLE -- Virginia Maria Puccini, born October 28, 1922 in Viareggio, Italy, beloved wife, friend, and Albuquerque entertainment matriarch passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2010. Virginia was an international dancer, trapeze artist and acrobat, and headlined throughout the United States and Europe. Virginia's experiences included being a trapeze and acrobatic artist with Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, she was invited to appear on the famous Ed Sullivan Show, appeared in Marlene Dietrich's "Golden Earrings" in 1947 and was a life-long member of AGVA. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 43 years, Thomas P. Doyle, her parents Luigi and Iole Puccini, and grandparents Oreste and Maria Bachechi. Virginia was raised in Albuquerque. As an Albuquerque High School student, she opened the Voncel Dance Studio in Downtown Albuquerque, and then began her dance career. After her retirement from performing, Virginia and her husband Tom ran nightclubs in Kentucky, Texas and New Mexico. Virginia was on the cutting edge of Albuquerque's Downtown revitalization when, in 1981, she transformed a dilapidated movie theater and lamp shop in a boarded up downtown area into the Historic El Rey Theater and Puccini's Golden West Saloon, one of the Southwest's foremost performance venues. Virginia had a heart of gold and a great deal of compassion for others. Until the end of her life, Virginia tried to help any person who asked, and often did without herself. Her philosophy was always to try and give someone work and to help give them a new life. Virginia is survived by her sister, Adelina Puccini Timofeyew, brother, Orestino Puccini, nieces and nephews Ekaterina (Kathy) Timofeyew Zimmer and husband Michael Peters, Louis Puccini and wife Joan, Larry Puccini and wife Karen, Richard Puccini and wife Cassie, and Annette Puccini Crabtree and her husband Bob, several grand and great-grand nieces and nephews, as well as dear friend Diana Bernal. A rosary will be recited on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 with viewing at 6:30 p.m. and rosary at 7:30 p.m. at French - University Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Funeral mass will be on Thursday, February 11th at Immaculate Conception Church, 619 Copper NW, at 10:30 a.m. followed by interment at Gate of Heaven. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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JEFFRIES -- Kenneth Eldon Jeffries, age 60 was called home by his Lord on Monday, February 8, 2010 after a long illness. He was born on July 11, 1949 in Albuquerque, NM to Vern and Dorothy Jeffries. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife, Irene and their children, one son, Clint Jeffries and wife, Jaime; daughters, Carolyn Podshadley and husband, Rob, Leanne Martel; and six grandchildren, Allaynah and Michael Jeffries, Dee Dee and Mara Podshadley, Ryan and Christopher Campbell. Kenneth is also survived by one brother, Vern Jeffries and wife, Karen; one sister, Judy Lynch and husband, Ed and many nieces and nephews. Kenneth is preceded in death by his parents, Vern and Dorothy Jeffries. Kenneth had a passion for life which extended to an undying love for his family and a true love for all sports including his Chicago Bears. He enjoyed the outdoors, woodworking, astronomy, coaching baseball and softball. Kenneth was a master diesel mechanic and retired from Yellow Freight Sys. Inc., which he took great pride in. His unique sense of humor and spice of life will never be forgotten. His memory will always live in our hearts. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February, 12, 2010, 10:30 a.m. at French Mortuary ~ Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Ennichement will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions go to the charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Kenneth at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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KANESTA -- Andrew Gilbert, 80, a resident of Albuquerque passed away Sunday February 7, 2010. Andrew was born on September 9, 1929 to Percy Kanesta and Bessie Boone. Andrew is survived by his wife of 55 years Eleanore Kanesta., his nine children: son Michael Kanesta of Albuquerque; daughter Elaine K. Baez and husband Eddie of Salt Lake City, Utah; son Maurice Kanesta and wife Jean of Albuquerque; daughter Elvira M. Kanesta and partner Paul Chavez of Los Lunas; son Timothy Kanesta of Albuquerque; daughter Pauline F. Baker and husband Bruce of Ogden, Utah; daughter Rose Eleanore Belone of Albuquerque; daughter Arlinda Scott and partner Brian Zamora of Albuquerque; brother Percy Kanesta and wife Ida; sister Katherine Concho and husband Robert; sister Margie Trujillo and husband Tony; sister Nellie Kanesta; fourteen grandchildren Anthony, K.C, Daniel, Lucas, Samantha, Eric, Rudy, Victoria, Charles, Monica, Mateo, Ashlee, Bryton, Bryanna; fourteen great-grandchildren Kylie, Kyron, Logan, Sierra, Nevaeh, Penny, Aaliyah, Joseph, Anthony, Johnathan, Angela, Trinity. Andrew was preceded in death by father Percy Kanesta; mother Bessie Boone; step-father Paxton Boone; sons: Andrew G. Kanesta Jr., Matthew Girard Kanesta, Henry Richard Kanesta; grandson Isaiah Chavez; great-grandson Angel Paul; and stepson Woody Jim. Andrew will be greatly missed by numerous friends and relatives. Andrew was a Korean War Veteran and a very active Missionary for the LDS Church. Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at the 8th Street Chapel of Garcia Mortuary. Final Viewing will be from 10:00 - 10:50 a.m. with Funeral Services at 11:00 am on Friday, February 12, 2010 at the LDS Chapel, located at 8130 Sage Rd. SW. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Please join Mr. Kanesta's family for a Reception at the LDS Chapel immediately following interment. Online condolences may be expressed at www.danielsfuneral.com. Andrew's care has been entrusted to: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Avenue S.W. Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
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MAESTAS -- Stella Maestas passed away Saturday, February 6, 2010 at the age of 84. Mrs. Maestas was preceded in death by her husband, Solomon Maestas; son, Herman Maestas; and daughter, Ruth Sanchez. She is survived by her son, Richard Maestas and wife, Georgia; daughter, Josie Bachicha; brothers, Richard Vigil, and Albert Vigil and wife, Nellie; sister, Irene Ferber and husband, Bill; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A Rosary for Mrs. Maestas will be recited on Thursday evening, February 11, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Memorial Services will be celebrated on Friday, February 12, 2010 at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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MARTINEZ -- JOSE PATRICIO MARTINEZ (Pate) December 3, 1933 - February 5, 2010 Jose passed away peacefully with his family by his side. He was preceded by his parents, Jose Guillermo and Consuelo Martinez; brother, Jesus (Neno) Martinez; aunt, Eva Chavez; in-laws, Julian and Conception Chavez; brother-in-law, Dale Chavez. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Mary P. Martinez; brother, Gil (Terry); Godmother, Sinforosa Montoya; sister-in-law, Fita; son, Patrick (Yolanda); daughters: Ruby (Leroy), Linda (Leroy) and Connie; grandchildren: Nicole (Jeff), Stephanie (Mike), Lisa (Victor), Crystal (Chris), Stephen (Vanessa), Samantha, JT, Amanda and Amberlynn; his special nurse great-granddaughter, Dominique Trujillo; his palomita, Alyssa Valdez; eight more great-grandchildren, plus one on the way. There are many more special family members and friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2010 6:00 p.m. where a rosary will follow at 7:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Friday, February 12, 2010 12:00 noon at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600
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RICH -- Randall (Randy) Lee Rich, 50, resident of Albuquerque, unexpectedly passed away Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010. He was born on Aug. 15, 1959, Alamogordo. Randy was preceded in death by his grandparents Mary and Angelo Sr. Rich; Noma Lee and Cecil Ganzhon. Randy is survived by his parents; Charmayne Davis, of Alamogordo and Angelo Rich Jr., of Albuquerque; his sister, Paula Rich-Greenwood, of Alamogordo; half-brother, Marty Shepperd, of Alamogordo; half-sister, Karyn Wilson and husband, Dave; nieces, Grace and Hannah, of Albuquerque; half-brother, Miguel Rich and wife, Carrie, nephew, Ryan, of Colorado; uncles Johnny, Mike, Jack Rich and aunt, Rose Chavez, of Albuquerque; niece Cori Duran and husband, Robert (Bob), great nephew, Alex, and great niece, Desiree Duran, of Alamogordo. Survivors also include many additional extended family members and friends. Randy leaves behind his two beloved Great Pyrenees dogs. After graduating from Alamogordo High School in 1977, Randy developed his creative talent as a freelance sign painter. Many of his hand painted signs still grace the skies in Alamogordo, Albuquerque, throughout New Mexico and Colorado. As an adult, Randy's love of nature and animals frequently lead him to the great outdoors for camping, fishing, hiking, and spending much of his life in the New Mexico/Colorado wilderness. His love of animals found him rescuing a multitude of animals. Randy's quirky sense of humor and loving nature will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be submitted to www.thewildlifecenter.org, PO Box 246, Espanola, NM 87532, (505) 753-9505; or www.wildspiritwolfsanctuary.org, 378 Candy Kitchen Road, Ramah, NM 87321, (505) 775-3304. Randy's memorial will be conducted on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at 5 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming Chapel. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Randy's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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