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GEORGE -- Jim George, long time resident of New Mexico, passed away October 3, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Wanda; six children, son, Jimmy Wade, daughter, Tina Wood and husband Richard, daughter, Deborah George, daughter, Sandra Jean Youngblood and husband Lemuel "Buddy", and son Ronnie George and wife Arlene; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; five step-children, Karen Ingram and husband Robert, Patricia Jackson and husband Ron, Cathy Brown and husband Roger, Linda Duffee and husband Barry, and David Cook and wife Irene and numerous step-grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his daughter, Donna Farley. Jim was a freight hauler and heavy equipment operator throughout his professional career. He worked for many companies including Consolidated Freight and Red Ball Motor Freight. Most recently, Jim worked for Socorro Taxi DBA American Transportation primarily providing transportation for people needing to attend medical appointments. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Caballo Community Church. located off of Old Highway 187 ( before crossing bridge at Caballo ) French 10500 Lomas Blvd 505-275-3500
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GIBSON -- Dolores Gibson, born September 5, 1930, a resident of Albuquerque since 1958 died Friday, October 2, 2009. She is survived by her children, Michael Gibson, Donna Gibson Trujillo and husband, Scott of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Joy Gibson and husband, Glen Finley of Albuquerque, Joshua Gibson and wife, Ann Koch of Portland, OR; Sarah Jenkins and husband, Ron, and Chaston Cooper of Albuquerque; great-grandchildren, Nicole Gibson, Erin Finley, Ryan Jenkins and Sean Jenkins all of Albuquerque and Beatrice "Lady Bea" Gibson of Portland, OR; great-great-grandchildren, Gavin Ray Gibson of Albuquerque; nephews, JR Mc Daniel, and wife, Kathy of Albuquerque, Darrell Mc Daniel of San Francisco, CA; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews and family throughout the country. Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Gibson. She was a founding member of Del Norte Baptist Church, known as the Matriarch of her neighborhood, Gran to all kids, young and old throughout the community and one of the last great Southern Bells. Services will be held Thursday, October 8, 2009, 11:00 a.m., at French ~ Wyoming Chapel, with Pastor Kevin Warner officiating. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens, 9500 San Pedro Dr. NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Assoc. Local Affiliate, 2201 San Pedro NE, Building 2, Suite 102, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or Del Norte Baptist Church, 5800 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Please visit our online guestbook for Dolores at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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GIRON -- Robert Giron Jr. July 15, 1964 - October 7, 2008. One year has passed since you've been gone Bobby. We missed your help in the yard this summer. Take care of dad for us. Not a day goes by that you don't cross our minds. We hope that you are happy and that your soul is finally in peace. We will never forget you. Mom, Audrey, Brenda and your entire family.
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HOLTZMAN -- Dr. Saul Charles Holtzman, 91, of Dunwoody, GA passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2009. Dr. Holtzman, originally of Boston, MA, was a psychiatrist, a veteran of the United States Army, and a long standing member of the Army Reserves. After WWII and the Korean War and stateside tours in Tennessee, Georgia, and Massachusetts, Dr. Holtzman moved his family to St. Petersburg Beach, Florida in 1956 where he worked initially at the Veteran's Administration, but soon opened his own psychiatric practice. In 1974, he was called back to active duty by the Army and completed two tours. The first was as Chief of Psychiatry at the 97th General Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany and then as Chief of Community Mental Health Activities at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. After Hawaii, Dr. Holtzman retired again from active duty and moved his family to Lebanon, Pennsylvania where he spent two years as Chief of Psychiatric Services for the VA Medical Center in Lebanon. He and his wife then moved to New Mexico where he served as Chief of Inpatient Psychiatry at the VA Medical Center in Albuquerque until he retired. In 2008, he and his wife moved to Dunwoody to be closer to family. Throughout his career, Dr. Holtzman received numerous awards and recognition for his outstanding service from the military, the Veteran's Administration, and as a civilian in private practice; he was also a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He was an avid sports fan, loved his Boston Red Sox, and won several regional and state table tennis championships during his retirement in New Mexico. Dr. Holtzman was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. He leaves behind his wife, Mildred Holtzman of Dunwoody, to whom he was married for 62 years; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Holtzman and Rick Rubinson of Dunwoody; grandchildren, Max Rubinson, Emily Rubinson, Paul Rubinson, and Claude Rubinson; daughter, Kimberly Holtzman of Los Angeles, California; daughter, Karen Holtzman of Coconut Creek, Florida, and daughter and son-in-law, Sara and Rob Page of England. Arrangements were made by Dressler's Jewish Funeral Care. Dr. Holtzman, having achieved the rank of Colonel, was buried with full military honors at the Georgia National Cemetery. An online guestbook may be signed at www.edressler.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation, Fisher Center, (800)ALZ-INFO, www.alzinfo.org or to Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation (520)749-8374, www.AlzheimersPrevention.org.
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KERR -- Elva LaFerne Kerr, 74, passed away on October 05, 2009. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Elva's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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MCCRARY -- Morford H. McCrary (Mac), age 94, died peacefully in his sleep in Santa Fe on Saturday, October 3, 2009. He was born in El Paso, TX on May 28, 1915. He graduated from Austin High School, El Paso, TX in 1932. Mac is survived by his son-in-law, Hamilton Duncan of Springfield, VA. A loving husband and father, he was married to his wife, Nadine, for 63 years before her passing in July 2000, and their daughter Nancy and son David have also passed. Mac was a member of the Masonic Lodge #1 and member of the First Baptist Church of Santa Fe. SERVICES HAVE CHANGED: A Visitation will be held at McGee Memorial Chapel on Sunday, October 11, 2009 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery on Monday, October 12, 2008. In lieu of flowers his family request that donation be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o St Vincent Hospital, 455 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600
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MEDINA -- Julia (Quintana) Medina went to meet her loving Lord October 2, 2009 in Albuquerque, NM where cremation will take place. Julia was born March 2, 1915 in Las Vegas, NM and at the time of her passing was living with her oldest daughter Josephine and husband. Julia was the loving matriarch of a large family that consisted of six adult children, Josephine Brasher (James), Robert S. Valverde (Delores deceased), Doris Valverde (Art), Jose L. Valverde (Gloria), Irene Romero (Lawrence) and Joan L. Romero (Manuel deceased). Her descendants included 134 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Her extended family included many cousins, nephews, nieces and sister in laws. She will be sorely missed by all who dearly loved and cherished her. Julia, at 94 years of age, was preceded in death by two husbands; Jose T. Valverde died 1944 and Juan A. Medina died 1992. Funeral services will be held October 8, 2009 beginning with a Rosary at 8:00 a.m. at Shrine of St Bernadette Catholic Church, 1800 Martha NE, Albuquerque. Reception to follow after 9:00 a.m. Mass at the Parish Hall. Julia will be laid to rest with husband Juan in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 3:00 p.m., a short memorial service will be held there.
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MENDEL -- Warren Rea Mendel, born in Muncie, Indiana in 1921, served his country after Pearl Harbor from 1941 to 1945 in the United States Navy. He married Lois Jane Radford before his entry into the Navy and after his discharge he worked many years in the construction industry in California and eventually used his construction knowledge to lobby for the construction trades in the California Legislature. He loved his work and finally retired from Mendel & Associates at the age of 80 years old at which time he went to Maine. In late 2006 he moved to Albuquerque after surgery to be close to his kids. He died peacefully in his home on Saturday, October 3, 2009. He is survived by a brother and three sisters and his son, Mark O. Mendel, his daughter-in-law, Mary Mendel; his granddaughters, Jessica and Elizabeth; and his daughter, Marcia J. Schick, all living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Committal Service for Mr. Mendel will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Condolences to Dad and his family may be sent to Marcia at 110 2nd St. SW, #505, Albuquerque, NM, 87102. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH, 45250-0301. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW (505) 247-4124
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MILLER -- Larry D. A memorial service celebrating the life of Larry D. Miller, 59, of Santa Fe, is scheduled at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas, La Cienega, N.M., at 3 p.m. October 11. He lost a brief battle with cancer on August 17, 2009. Born in Littlefield, Texas, February 13, 1950, to Thomas H. and Maxine Miller, Larry was a Roswell High School graduate. He held bachelor's and master's degrees in Spanish from the University of New Mexico and was fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. Larry worked for The Vargas Project at UNM for 17 years and the National Park Service's Spanish Colonial Research Center, for six years, at his death. He was considered an authority on the Spanish Colonial period. He had recently coauthored a book on Martineztown with Joseph P. Sanchez. Larry was also a blacksmith who demonstrated the craft at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas and elsewhere. Larry is survived by his partner, Lolly Martin of Santa Fe; his mother, Maxine Miller of Roswell; his sister, Beth Morgan of Vado, N.M.; an aunt and uncle, and several cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to El Rancho de las Golondrinas or to the American Cancer Society.
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MONTENEGRO -- Louis Belisario Montenegro, 90 years old passed away peacefully, Saturday, October 3, 2009, while surrounded by his loving family. Visitations will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services - Alameda Mortuary, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Final viewing will be Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services - Alameda Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 2532 Vermont NE, at 8:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Casket Bearers will be Chris Duran, Joe John Montoya, Roger Zaplin, Mike Zaplin, David Garcia and Antonio Martinez. Honorary Bearers will be Christopher Martinez and Ashley Ordonez. Military honors will be accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard of Santa Fe, NM. At the family's request, in lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, for the research of Lung Cancer, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Those who wish to express their condolences may do at www.danielsfuneral.com. Louis' care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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