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KNAUSS -- Ila Knauss passed away peacefully on August 21, 2009. Ila was born Ila Pearl Coomer on May 27, 1932 in Red Oak, Iowa to Reverend Archie H. Coomer and Pearl Coomer who was a pastor at a Baptist Church there. Ila married Glen Knauss in Cabool, Missouri and moved to Kansas City where she worked as a bank teller, Glen attended college, and they had their only child, David. The family moved to Albuquerque in 1958 where Glen went to work for Sandia National Laboratories and Ila raised David and worked in the church. Ila was a Sunday school teacher, a Girls Auxiliaries leader and choir member. She served as a caregiver to an elderly lady for ten years. Ila was preceded in death by her loving husband of almost 50 years, Glen. She is remembered fondly by her son David, the congregation at Berean Baptist Church and friends who loved her. Visitation will be held Saturday August 29, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services. Services will be held Monday August 31, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Berean Baptist Church, 3800 Eubank NE. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Missions at Berean Baptist Church. (505) 299-4151. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Ila's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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LAZAR -- Leonard Lazar, age 98 of Albuquerque passed away, Saturday, August 22, 2009. Leonard was born May 23, 1911 in Chicago, IL. He was a loving and generous man to many people and will be missed. Per his request cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held at this time. French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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LOPEZ -- Dale James Lopez Three long years without you! This day or any other is never easy. Everyone misses you with all their hearts. We think about you EVERY day. Thinking about you makes us remember how PROUD we were of you. You were a GREAT son and brother. We LOVE you baby! Dad, Mom, Kim, and Jason
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MILLS -- Winfield Mills was born on April 26, 1941 and passed away on August 18, 2009. At this time, no services have been arranged. RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo NE 764-9663
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MONTOYA -- Gary L. Montoya, 46, passed away on August 22, 2009. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Gary's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 (505) 891-9192
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PACHECO -- George Pacheco, 56, moved on with the Lord on Monday August 24, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bertha Pacheco. George is survived by his brothers, Lee Pacheco, Fidel Pacheco and wife Patsy, David Pacheco and wife Margaret, Robert Pacheco, and Tony Pacheco and wife Nancy, Gilbert Pacheco and wife Josphine; sisters, Phyllis Ramirez and husband Lorenzo, Virginia Candelaria and husband Everett; special friend, Mickie Maldonado; his "acknowledged" sons Marty and Annette Martinez and family; and Victor Martinez and family, and numerous nephews and nieces. A Rosary will be Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the Duranes Mission. Life Celebration Mass will be Friday at 9:00 a.m., also, at the Duranes Mission followed by burial at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Louie, Andrew, Raymond, Freddie, Randy, and Arturo Pacheco. Please visit George's online guestbook at Reflectionoflife.com. The Salazar family of REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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PEDERSON -- Gary Pederson, 67, passed away on August 17, 2009. He was born December 24, 1941, in Bismarck, ND, to Wes and Velma Hall. Gary was adopted at age six, by Sig and Gunda Pederson, and raised in Grand Forks, ND. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his infant daughter, Shauna Rae. Gary is survived by his daughters, Stacy Cheshire and her husband Rob, of Camp Lejeune, NC, Stephanie Ferner and husband Jeff , of Albuquerque; his grandchildren, William and Max Cheshire, Tavin and Cheyenne Ferner; his brother, Leon Wedar and wife LaVonne, of Minot, ND; his sister, Barbara Harris, of Bismarck, ND; numerous nieces and nephews; and ex-wife, Carolyn. He served in the Army from 1959 to 1963 with honorable discharge. Gary worked in construction building a home in ND, and then worked for Minnesota Dairy. In 1973 he moved to Santa Fe, NM and was a service manager for Cimino's Santa Fe Mazda Volvo. Later Gary went to work for Volvo line as Service Manager and was instrumental in the dealership and its move to a new facility. In 1981, he moved to Albuquerque and began a successful career with Snap-On-Tools. In 1991 he began an association with National Tools. Many of the younger dealers would come to him for advice. He retired in 2005. Gary always had a joke and a hearty laugh. He loved anything related to car racing or Johnny Cash. He would always go out of his way to help others and to lend a helping hand. Services will be held Saturday, August 29, 2009, at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Wyoming Chapel, at 2:00 p.m., Visitation to follow. Burial will take place on Monday, August 31, 2009, at 11:30 a.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Those who wish to express condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Gary's care has been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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POWERS -- Richard A. Powers (RAP) passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at Lovelace Medical Center on Monday, August 24, 2009. He was born in Springfield, Missouri on May 28, 1929 to Eugene and Verda Powers. Following graduation from the University of Illinois and service in the Air Force, he was recruited by Lytle Engineering in Albuquerque where he met his wife of 50 years, Doris Margaret Jay. They raised four children together and successfully owned and operated the Branding Iron Bar-B-Q for 28 years. Through the years they catered many events including the International Balloon Fiesta. Rich was a man of many talents and interests including avid outdoorsman, fiberglass builder, barbecue sauce inventor, Minute Man missile engineer, sign engineer, telephone pole inspector, cheese and cracker connoisseur, and pun expert. His wit and humor will be missed. He is survived by his wife Doris; daughter Lisa Powers and Gary Stidham of California; son Donald Powers and Nicoli of New Mexico and granddaughter Willow; daughter Susan and Basil Barna of Idaho, grandchildren Danielle, Ryan, and Nick; daughter Pam Powers of Georgia and grandson Cees; brother Eugene Powers Jr. of Florida; sister Betty Cox of Colorado. Memorial services will be held Friday, August 28, 2009, 2:00 p.m., at French, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Interment will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association of NM, 2625 Pennsylvania NE, Suite 225, Albuquerque, 87110 the Alzheimer's Foundation, 9500 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, 87111 and the American Heart Association, 2201 San Pedro NE, Building 2, Suite 102, Albuquerque, 87110. The family would like to thank the Vista Care staff and St. Catherine's for their compassion and care. Please visit our online guestbook for Richard at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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RUIZ -- Donald W. Ruiz, 77, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2009. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Carmen. He is survived by his daughter and caretaker Yvonne Gallegos and husband Bobby and their children Donald, Roberta, Christina and Miranda; daughter Betty Kerwin and husband John and their children Sean and Erin, Son Samuel Ruiz; Grandson Michael Bloise and wife Summer and their children Mikey and Zachary; and other extended family members and friends who loved him and will miss him very much. Rosary will be resided at 7pm on Thursday, August 27, 2009 at Holy Family Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 28, 2009 at Holy Family Church followed by interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery next to his beloved Carmen. Pallbearers are Bobby Gallegos, Donald Gallegos, Dominic Torres, Philip Watson, Martin Montano and William Mathis. Arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd NE 764-9663
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SENA -- Lupe H. Sena, 80 of Fort Sumner, NM died Monday, August 24, 2009 at her home. She was born October 31, 1928 in Yeso, NM the daughter of Miguel and Delfinia (Garcia) Hernandez. Lupe attended grade school in Yeso and Middle and High school at Fort Sumner. She married Alfonso T. Sena on July 29, 1946 in Fort Sumner. Lupe was a home maker, she also worked for several years at the Fort Sumner School Cafeteria. While her children attended Fort Sumner Schools she was active in P.T.A. and as a school sponsor for the D.E.C.A. program. She was a longtime member of St. Anthony Catholic Church. Lupe enjoyed reading, listening to New Mexico music and Mariachi music. She loved to travel and spend time with her grandchildren. She loved all her family and made each of them feel loved and special. She was a compassionate mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Lupe was preceded in death by her husband Alfonso T. Sena on February 2, 2000; her parents; a grandson Eduardo Sena; a sister Antonia Garza; a brother Roberto Hernandez; and a son-in-law Joe Moreno. Surviving are four daughters Vivian Whipple and husband Allen of San Mateo, CA, Josephine Moreno of Los Lunas, Susan Chavez and husband Fred of Albuquerque, Annie Gonzalez and husband Jesse of Houston, TX; six sons Anthony Sena and wife Helen of Espanola, Earl Sena and wife Barbara of Santa Rosa, Sonny Sena and wife Monica of Las Cruces, Lennard Sena of Fort Sumner, Clifford Sena of Albuquerque and Michael Sena of Arlington, VA; Also surviving are two brothers Carlos Hernandez and wife Pauline of Fort Sumner and Sotero Hernandez and wife Cora of Roswell; along with 25 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends. Rosary services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 27, 2009 from St. Anthony Parish in Fort Sumner. Mass will be celebrated from the church at 9:00 a.m. Friday, August 28, 2009 with Father Sotero A. Sena officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 p.m at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Pallbearers will be her sons Anthony, Earl, Sonny, Lennard, Clifford, Michael; son-in-law Fred Chavez; and great-grandson Christopher Fay. Memorials may be made to the St. Anthony Cemetery Fund c/o St. Anthony Parish P.O. Box 370 Ft. Sumner, NM 88119 or Fort Sumner Cemetery Assn. P.O. Box 180, Ft. Sumner, NM 88119. To place an online tribute of sign the guest book please visit www.chavezfuneralhome.com All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 804 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, NM (575) 355-2311.
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