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SANCHEZ -- Helen Sanchez, born April 22, 1928 in Belen, NM and passed away in Albuquerque, NM on Monday, March 1, 2010 at the age of 81. She is preceded in death by her parents, Enriquez and Perelgrina Sanchez; sisters, Josie S. Gallegos and Marcella S. Zeniceros. Helen is survived by her sisters, Gregorita Sanchez, Ismenia Gutierrez and husband, Felix, Gabriella Taylor and husband Bill, and Frances Gallegos; several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great great-nieces and nephews; as well as other family and friends who loved her and will miss her. Helen had a stroke six years ago and was provided care by her loving sister, Frances Gallegos, and her loving niece, Eleanor Gallegos. She loved to play bingo and was a chef and baker for Siglers cafeteria for many years until they closed. After that, she went to work for First National Bank until she retired in 1981. Services will be held at San Ignacio Catholic Church, 1300 Walter NE. A Rosary will be recited on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Richard Gallegos, Tony Gallegos, Rudy Gallegos, Adrian Gallegos, Joseph Gallegos, Anthony Gallegos, Augustin Victoria, and Art Alirez. Honorary pallbearers will be Jesse Zeniceros, Aaron Maes, Marvin Gallegos, and Gabe Large. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, NW, ABQ, 87107. 505-343-8008.
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SELBY -- Charles Ferdinand Selby, Jr. passed away peacefully on February 22, 2010. He is survived by his daughter, Lynda Hahn and husband, David and his son, Kenneth Selby. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Nicole Alma Selby, Steven Hahn, Michael (Mick) Hahn and Mick's fiancee, Alisha Bacoccini. His nephew, Matthew Selby also survives him. Charles was born in Swansboro, North Carolina on June 6, 1926. He grew up in Belhaven, North Carolina where he met his childhood sweetheart, Georgia (Porgie) Winstead. They would marry in 1995 after meeting again at a class reunion. They graduated together from Belhaven High School in 1943. She preceded him in death in March 2009. Charles was not allowed to serve in the armed forces due to his severe asthma. He attended North Carolina State University for a short time and then hitchhiked across country to Albuquerque in the mid 1940s. He worked for Springer Transport and also delivered Dr. Pepper to Socorro, Mountainair and other towns along the route. Charles then moved back to the Virginia Tidewater area to work with his father and step-mother in Charles' Beauty School and Supply House where he met Alma Collinsworth. They married in 1947 and, after over 30 years of marriage, divorced. Charles and Alma moved out to Albuquerque shortly after their marriage and he then attended the University of New Mexico and obtained his BA in accounting. He went to work for Sandia National Laboratories and retired as a supervisor in cost accounting for weapons development in 1984. Charles' hobbies included reading, following the stock market, keeping up with tax laws and watching and offering his opinion about CSPAN. The family would like to thank the staff at Unlimited Care (Blanca and Humberto Gasson) for the nursing and hospice care provided Porgie and Charles. You all are angels on earth doing God's work with the elderly in their final years. In keeping with Charles' stated wishes, there will be a private/family service only. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of New Mexico, 9500 Montgomery Blvd., NE, Ste. 209, Albuquerque, NM 87111-2579. Although there will be no public memorial, please visit our online guestbook for Charles at RememberTheirStory.com
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STEIDER MCCAMPBELL -- Doris Steider McCampbell began her next journey on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at a youthful age of 85. She was an icon in the New Mexico art community and was also well known around the world by thousands of artists and collectors. Her innovative and masterful technique of painting was a unique, modern version of egg tempera, a medium used by many ancient masters. She graduated from Purdue University and earned her Masters degree in Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico. Doris inspired many in her personal and spiritual life, and was greatly loved by scores of family and friends. She defined beauty in countless ways as an artist and as a person. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll McCampell, in 1999. She is survived by her long time friend and companion, Arbon Lang; her children Kris Latham and husband Gerald, Bob Steider and wife Brenda, Tim Steider and wife Amy; her step-children Jeff McCampbell and wife Patty, Joan Sleeter and husband David; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren with one more to arrive this summer. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010, 2:00 p.m. at Sandia Presbyterian Church, 10704 Paseo Del Norte NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Santa Maria El Mirador at 2041 S Pacheco St. Santa Fe, NM 87505-6478 or the charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Doris at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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SUTTON -- Eva Colene Sutton, 57, an Albuquerque resident passed away on Wednesday February 10, 2010. She is survived by her children, Jim Costa, Robert and wife, Andra Costa, and Darlene and husband, Eric Russell; grandchildren, Megan Costa, Nicholas Costa and Deric Russell. Born in Clovis NM, she was one of six sisters of parents Ralph Trower and Cora Allmand. Private services were held to celebrate her life, she will be missed.
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TERRAZAS -- Magdalena. The family of Magdalena Rodriguez Hernandez de Terrazas 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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WESTERFELD -- Jane Foraker Westerfeld, 63, Jane was born in Albuquerque on July 24, 1946 where Jane married and raised her family and then moved to Artesia in 2004. She passed away on Friday, February 26, 2010 in Albuquerque. Jane is survived by her children: Art Westerfeld Jr and wife Becky, Wanda Westerfeld, Wade Westerfeld, all of Albuquerque and June Fisk and husband Jeff of Artesia. Grandmother of eight: Julianna Westerfeld, Zach Westerfeld, Colleen Westerfeld, Ryan Westerfeld, Nicole Stanford, Alex Stanford, Jeffrey Fisk and Anna Fisk. Jane was preceded in death by her husband Art Westerfeld; her daughter Mary Stanford; and son Creighton Westerfeld. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a loyal friend to everyone who crossed her path. Although Jane has moved on, she will continue to be with each of us spiritually and her lovely smile will always be remembered. Services will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010, 1:00 p.m., at Northdale Baptist Church, 123 Osuna Rd. NW Albuquerque, NM 87107 505-345-2380
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WOOD -- Ina Belle Wood of Elephant Butte, NM was born to Tommie and Alvin Ludecke in Mountainair, NM, August 19, 1929. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on February 24, 2010 in Albuquerque. She married her childhood sweetheart and lifelong soul mate, Oscar Lee Wood on September 28, 1946. He survives her. She is also survived by her daughters Alvina Doty/Russ of Kerrville, TX, Tommie Carter/Gene of Albuquerque, NM; and son Quinton Wood/Connie of Taos, NM; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law/brother-in-law Ann and Tom Greiner of Condon, OR; numerous other family and friends and "CC" her "Constant Companion". She was predeceased by her parents and a brother Gilbert Ludecke. Services will be on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Mountainair, NM at 1:00 P.M. with Doris Jaques and Shirley Sweat officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be Quinton Wood, Jr., Logan Wood, Roger Cherino, Edwin Smith, Kevin Martin and James Martin. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to: NM Christian Children's Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM 88130. Arrangements entrusted to: Harris-Hanlon Morturay "Our Family Serving Your Family" (505)832-6130 www.HarrisHanlonMortuary.com
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BUSTOS -- Jeremy Eugene Anthony Bustos, born October 27, 1981, was called home to our Lord suddenly in the early morning hours of March 3, 2010. Jeremy was a member of a military family that traveled the world but settled back home in Albuquerque. He was the owner the Do It Yourself Auto in Albuquerque, a business he started from scratch and loved whole-heartedly. Prior to bringing his love and talents together to create his business he was a New Mexico corrections officer, a Best Buy delivery specialist and even a Pizza Hut master pizza maker! He was a graduate of St. Pius X High School class of 2000, where he excelled in art and guitar. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents; Alfonso and Olivia Bustos, and his cousin; Gabriel Fresquez. He is survived by his loving maternal grandparents, Fidel and Toni Alarid, his loving parents, Cathy Alarid, Eugene Bustos and wife Teresa, aunt, Rose Alarid; brother, Benjamin Bustos, his wife Tina Bustos, their boys, Christopher and Mario, but most of all by his loving daughter, Elle Kady Olivia Bustos. We will miss you daddy, son, little brother, and Nino. Please keep us in you heart; you will always be in ours. "God saw him tired and his cure was not to be, so he put his arms around him and whispered come with me. With tearful eyes we watched him and saw him pass away, although we loved him dearly we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating hard working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best." - unknown. Cremation arrangements have taken place. A rosary will be recited on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at the Queen of Heaven Catholic Church located at 5311 Phoenix Ave NE in Albuquerque. A second rosary will be recited on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the same church. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Burial will take place at the Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made for Elle Bustos' educational fund which is being accepted at Sandia Labs Federal Credit Union. Mention "Jeremy Bustos for Elle Bustos" The family of Jeremy Eugene Anthony Bustos has placed their trust in DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espanola Valley. 505-747-7477 or www.devargasfunreal.com
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CARESS -- Chaplain Dawn L. Caress, 65, died unexpectedly following surgery, Tuesday, March 2, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, David; children, Devin Caress and wife, Stacie, Dava Matillano and husband Arnold; five grandchildren Seth, Hanna, Noah, Cullen and Hadley; pappa Robert Plunkett; brothers Gene Uhl and wife Sandy, Ed Uhl and wife Yolanda, Bob Uhl and wife Elaine, Mike Uhl and wife Beverly, Brian Uhl; and loving sister Teena Waylett and husband Randy; two stepbrothers; and two step sisters; numerous aunts and uncles and numerous family members and friends. Dawn was a Chaplain for Presbyterian Hospice and touched the lives of each person she came in contact with. She was a living example of her faith and hope in the Lord. There will be a memorial service Friday, March 5, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., at Heights First Church of the Nazarene, 8401 Paseo del Norte at Barstow NE. Cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please visit our online guestbook for Dawn at RememberTheirStory.com. French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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CASTONGUAY -- Florence Virginia Castonguay, Ph.D., An indomitable spirit. Born October 11, 1904, passed away on February 28, 2010 at the age of 105. Florence enjoyed a marvelously productive and fulfilling life as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and college professor. Florence was an inspiration and role model to all who knew her. Florence is survived by son, John Castonguay and wife Cheryl; daughters, Mary and husband, Jack Dwyer, Margaret Barr and husband, Martin Goldman, JoAnne and husband Ken Conrad; nine grandchildren: John Dwyer, Virginia Dwyer, Tom Dwyer, Michael Goldman, Danielle Goldman, Lisa Goldman, Heather Conrad, Allison Conrad and Renae Castonguay; great-grandchildren are Jordan Dwyer, Zoe Goldman, Aiden Dwyer, Ainsley Dwyer, Nola Colletti, and Ellis Thompson. Florence was preceded in death by son, Thomas William Castonguay and husband, Thomas Telesphore Castonguay. Mother always said that of all her achievements, her greatest joy in life was being a mother and grandmother. The family would like to thank The Montebello and Staff for their wonderful care. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 5, 2010, 6:00 p.m. followed by the recitation of the Rosary at French - University Chapel, 1111 University Blvd NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 6, 2010, 10:00 a.m. at The Newman Center, 1815 Las Lomas NE. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith NE. Pallbearers will be Ken Conrad, Ken Corazza, Jack Dwyer, John Dwyer, Tom Dwyer and Martin Goldman. Honorary Pallbearers are Brad Colletti, Jordan Dwyer, Michael Goldman and Nick Thompson. Please visit our online guestbook at www. RememberTheirStrory.com. French 111 University Blvd NE (505) - 843- 6333
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