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SUKNOT -- Lynn Ann Suknot, 54, lost her battle with cancer on November 8, 2009. She will be missed by her family, friends, and pets. The family wishes to thank UNM Cancer Center and Vistacare Hospice for their care and concern. A memorial will be held in the spring of 2010 prior to the scattering of her ashes as she requested. You may make remembrances to UNM Cancer Center or any animal organization you choose.
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TORRES -- James Dade Torres passed away on November 16, 2009. "Jim" was born August 7, 1939, to John E. and Lucile Torres. He was a 1957 graduate of Espanola High, graduated from UNM in 1961, member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and alumni. A Navy man, served on a destroyer, an aircraft carrier, and a guided missile cruiser and to the rank of Captain. Jim received the Meritorious Service Medal, three Navy Accommodation Medals, a Coast Guard Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, and various Unit Citations. Served in Vietnam, was exposed to Agent Orange that ultimately led to his death. Settled in San Francisco, active in Navy Reserve, and a manager with AT&T and a Certified Public Accountant. Married Helen (Dean) English. Dean passed away in June 2002. Later was involved with the Military Officers Association, was a Docent aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet. Jim was the Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Lafayette War Veterans Memorial Hall. Jim is survived by his two brothers, John Torres (Santa Fe, NM) and Joe Torres (Athens, GA); along with four sisters, Mary Catherine (Tina) Torres (Rio Rancho, NM), Caroline Crooks (Santa Fe, NM), Christine Lambert (Otter Rock, OR), and Judith Torres (Logan, UT). A memorial Mass celebrating Jim's life will be held at St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Rd., 1650 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek, CA on December 1, 2009, at 10:30 AM. For additional information and communication go to Jamesdtorres.com. Flowers or donation to either your favorite charity or the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
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VARGAS -- Pierrette Vargas, 78, resident of Albuquerque since 1976, born in Quebec, Canada, passed away on November 19, 2009. She is survived by her loving husband, retired CMSGT ( USAF ) William V. Vargas; daughter, Cynthia Laudick and husband Ted; sons, William V. Vargas Jr. and wife Debra, Stephen Vargas and wife Theresa, and Victor Vargas II; grandchildren, William, Brittany, Alexandra, Michael, Maria, David, Jordan, and Brandy, and several great - grandchildren. Pierrette met Bill in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada and they married on April 23, 1955. A devoted mother, she especially enjoyed traveling the world with her family during Bill's military service. Pierrette was a wonderful cook and very proud of her French Canadian heritage. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at French Mortuary, Lomas location, on Friday, November 27, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with burial following at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Please visit the online guestbook for Pierrette at www.RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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WEST -- Jim West, of Los Alamos, NM, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2009 in Baytown, Texas, where he underwent a year long struggle with cancer. Jim was born in Springfield, MO. to Herbert and Opal West on February 20, 1934. Jim's parents and his wife Janet preceded him in death. Jim is survived by sisters: Valdareia and husband Bill Boatman of Kansas, Linda Sue and husband Wayne Kelley of Texas, and Cindy and husband Darryl McKee of Missouri; nine nieces; one nephew; 18 great-nieces and nephews; four great-great nieces and one great-great nephew. Jim worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, retiring in 1991. He was an active member of the Pajarito Church of Christ, in White Rock, Jim was elected to the Los Alamos County Council and served as chairman, the position he held till health required him to resign. Jim managed the Los Alamos County fair rodeo for 13 years. Jim was a tireless worker for his community and state. Living and setting by example his faith in God and mankind, Jim was also known for his ability to be ready for a 3000-mile motorcycle trip in less than a 3-hour notice. He will be missed by his many friends and loved ones. Pallbears are: Ray Brewer, Ray Hastings, Wayne Kelley, Bud Schultz, Harry Majors, & Pat Santaniello. Honorary Pallbears: Wayne Lunsford, Roy White, Alan Carr, I.V. Johnson and Doyle Rottmayer. Services are scheduled for November 24, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at the White Rock Baptist Church, J.B. Harrington, former minister of the Los Alamos Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at Guaje Pines cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600
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WICH -- Anna Mae Wich, 79, was called home to the Lord on Saturday, November 21, 2009. Services are pending. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com . Mrs. Wich's care has been entrusted to: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. S.W. Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
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ARMIJO -- Francisco Teodoro "Ted" Armijo, a lifetime resident of Alameda, passed away at home at the age of 93 on Monday, November 16, 2009 surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Angelina Alarid Armijo; his children, Frank Armijo (wife Patsy), Ronnie Armijo (wife Haleen), Gina Olivas (husband Ron), and Roseann Hoisington. Ted's descendants consist of 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Ted graduated from Albuquerque High School and then went on to serve in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He worked in various fields including real estate and agriculture and retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years of service. He was a parishioner of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Alameda and an active volunteer participating in many church committees including: a member of the parish council, church celebrations, school building campaign, a member of the Holy Name Society, and was a well known usher for many years. Ted's greatest love was God and his family. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass led by Bishop Arthur Tafoya on Saturday, November 21, 2009, at 12:00 Noon at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. N. E. The interment will follow the Mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Ted at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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AVALOS -- Juan M. Avalos, 58, of Lubbock, TX passed away to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. He leaves behind his beloved family, wife, Delia Avalos; father, Manuel Avalos; daughters, Carmen, Lydia, and Mary; grandsons, Melvin, Thomas, Antonio, and Michael; three sisters; two brothers; as well as other family and friends who loved him and will miss him. The Avalos family welcomes all who loved Juan to celebrate the life and memory of Juan M. Avalos. Services will be held at the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. A Rosary will be recited Monday, November 23, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. A final Viewing will take place on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. He will be buried following the Services at Santa Fe National Cemetery with full honors at 1:30 p.m. The Avalos family would like to honor Juan with a reception at one of his most favorite places, Loyal Order of Moose (5009) Industrial Park Loop, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 at 3:30 p.m. following the burial. Small food and drink donations will be greatly appreciated, for we anticipate a large showing of beloved family and friends. Please use the following source for flowers, Balloon Express, 420 Central Ave, SW, Abq, NM 87102. 505-243-0554. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, NW, ABQ, 87107. 505-343-8008.
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BROWN -- Teri Shelby Brown. On November 17, 2009, Teri Shelby Brown (57) died as she lived her life, with grace and dignity. Her loving children, Shelby, Jeremy and his wife, Naomi, accompanied and cared for her through the challenges of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) and were with her during her final peaceful moments. Teri was happily married to Scott J. Brown for 32 years until he preceded her in death in 2006. Throughout the marriage they were faithfully involved with the Grace Church family, they delighted in their children and their activities, and, oh yes, Lobo basketball. Teri graduated from Manzano and received her BA and MA from UNM. During a 25 year career with APS she taught at Truman and Inez. Her leadership ability inspired others and she became an APS District Math Leader and an Instructional Coach at Mark Twain. In 2003, she won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics. Along the way she played softball, made posole, led Bible studies, and shared her husband's joy in nature. She is also survived by her father, Joe Shelby and his wife, Marge, her sisters and their husbands, Janice and Lucky Sells, Lynn and Chuck Colberg as well as caring nephews, nieces, and extended family. A celebration of Teri's life will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio Dr. NE. Memorial contributions may be made to Young Life - Albuquerque and sent to Grace Church or to A.P.S. Foundation-TLS Math Fund, 6400 Uptown NE Ste. 420 W., Albuquerque, NM 87110. Flowers may be sent to Grace Church. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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CANTLEY -- Tery C. Cantley, 49, passed away on November 19, 2009 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Tery was born to Roy Frank Cantley and Mary Ann Scranton on November 5, 1960. He is married to Carolyn and they have two children, son, Greg Bennett and daughter, Jenni Bennett. He also leaves behind his sister, Lois Williamson and brother, Garry Cantley and his wife, Janet. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The service will be held on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 11:00am.at Daniels Family Funeral Services - Carlisle Chapel. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Tery's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 884-1188
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CATON -- Roy Caton. The family of Roy Caton thanks their many friends and relatives whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERUQE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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