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EDWARDS -- Malcolm "Mack" A. Edwards, Jr., 64, a resident of Albuquerque since 1966, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Judy Edwards; sons, Kevin D. Edwards and Michael Edwards and wife, Nikki; brother, William Edwards and wife, Barbara; sister-in-law, Martha Edwards; mother-in-law, Sarah Jameson; and other relatives and friends. Mack was preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm A. and Emily C. Edwards; and brother, Robert A. Edwards. He was born August 6, 1944 in Washington D.C. and graduated from Herndon High School (VA) in 1962 where he played baseball and lettered in football. Mack served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1965 and was trained as an electrician mate at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center. He was stationed in Little Creek, VA on board the U.S.S. Roberts (DE-749). Mack graduated from UNM in 1971 with a B.S.E.E., where he served as Regional Governor of the National Speleological Society. He worked for Gamblin-Rodgers Electrical Contractors from 1971 to 1990 as an estimator and later as a project manager. From 1990 to 1995 he worked as a project estimator for several DOE sites with Dames & Moore. From 1995 to 1999, he worked for ICF Kaiser Engineers as a senior project estimator in LANL. From 1999 to 2001 he worked for Terradigm Inc. at LANL and then for Balis and Co. in late 2001. In 2002 he and his family moved to TN where he worked at Paducah, KY before returning to Albuquerque in 2004 where he worked for Technadyne Engineering Services at Sandia National Lab until 2007. Throughout his career Mack remained a charter member of ASPE. He was a horseman in his youth. Mack was a boating enthusiast and loved fishing. He had a passion for racing and by 2005 owned a 1991 black mustang coup "the Dyna Edge" which won the Fun Ford Weekend True Street Class in Phoenix, AZ. Always a devoted husband and beloved father, Mack will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A Celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 9:30 a.m., at French Mortuary Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, Monday, April 13, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of NM, 7001 Menaul Blvd. NE, Suite 1-A, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or Odyssey Hospice, 5600 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Mack's family would like to express a special thanks to Marcos at Sandia Healthcare, Tomas and all the Odyssey Team for their friendship and loving care for him. Please visit our online guestbook for Malcolm at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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KIRK -- George Francis Kirk, 93, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at his family home. He was born November 7, 1915 in Mansfield OH, a son of Albert G. and Veronica Cherneski Kirk. He met Phyllis LeFeber while stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base. They married on February 6, 1943 in Albuquerque. She passed away October 24, 2004. He served in the European Theatre as a staff sergeant in the Army Air Corp during the 2nd World War and retired from Sandia Base in 1974. His passions included raising and training his man-trailing bloodhounds and playing golf. He is survived by one daughter and one son; Roxana (Roxy) Kirk of Albuquerque; Gregory Kirk of Madison, WI; one grandson, Brandon Kirk of Albuquerque; one brother and two sisters; Carl Kurek, Margaret Adsit, and Rita Eichler. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Friends and family may visit Monday, April 13, 2009 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, University Chapel. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park. Please visit our online guestbook for George at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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LUCERO -- Toby Lucero, age 55, beloved husband, father, son, and brother, was called to his heavenly home by the Lord, Wednesday, April 8, 2009. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Cuba, NM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. also at the Church. Interment will follow at the Cuba Catholic Cemetery. Those who wish to send condolences may do so by visiting www.danielsfuneral.com Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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MARTINEZ -- - Angela Roman Martinez, 99, well-known to all as Mom, Grandma, Abuelita, Angelita, Dona Angela and Maset, died peacefully and went to be with Our Lord Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 8, 2009. Angela was born December 26, 1909, in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico: her parents were Aurelia Acosta and Juan Roman. Angela came to the United States in 1918. She was a resident of Martineztown in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 78 years Jesus M. Martinez, her brother Aurelio P. Roman, and sons Jess Martinez, Jr., James M. Martinez and Roberto Martinez. She is survived by her loving children including daughters Maria Martinez, Emma Lutton, Shirley Salinas, Angela Romero, Inez and husband Charles D. Benson, Rosie and husband Lewis O. Campbell, Laura Martinez, Margaret and husband Sasha Siemel, and sons Antonio J. Martinez, Frank H. and wife Linda M. Martinez, all of Albuquerque; and daughters Sofia and husband Eugene R. McGough Sr. of Carlsbad, N.M.; Mellie Malcolmson of San Francisco, Calif.; and Alicia and husband James Barber of Cuyamungue, N.M. She is also survived, loved and will be missed by 36 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren. Her never-ending love, grace and enduring spirit will live forever in our hearts. Gracias Abuelita, Grandma, Maset! Vaya con Dios! Angela belonged to numerous community organizations including: the San Ignacio Catholic Church Choir; Church Guard of Honor Society at San Ignacio Catholic Church; Liga del Sagrado Corazon; Las Madres Cristinas; Santa Monica Society; Frances Rezas All City Catholic Choir; Blue Army; San Ignacio Elementary School PTA; Longfellow Elementary School PTA; La Amistad Senior Citizens Center; La Amistad Ceramics and Quilting Clubs; and the Citizens Information Committee of Martineztown. Pallbearers will be Alice Marie Froncek, Eugene R. McGough Jr., James D. Malcolmson III, Glen R. Martinez, Carl M. Lujan, C. Mark Romero, Michael D. Benson, Timothy J. Carr, Carlos M. Schuster, Alejandro M. Siemel, Michael P. Martinez, Jess R. Martinez III and Jaime J. Barber. Honorary pallbearers will be daughter-in-law Linda M. Martinez, and son-in-laws Eugene R. McGough Sr., Lewis O. Campbell, Charles D. Benson, Sasha Siemel, James P. Barber, and Donald F. Lutton and James D. Malcolmson, posthumous. A rosary will be recited Tuesday, April 14, 2009, at 7 p.m., at French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd., NE. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at 10 a.m. at San Ignacio Catholic Church, 1300 Walter St., NE. Burial will follow immediately at the family plot at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Celebrants for the rosary will be James J. Rael and the San Ignacio Catholic Church Choir. Monsignor Leo Lucero and Deacon Manuel Montoya will celebrate the funeral mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to San Ignacio Catholic Church, 1300 Walter St., NE, 87102. Funeral arrangements by French Mortuary. Please visit our online guestbook for Angela at RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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OAKES -- Wallace Oakes, 89, a resident of Albuquerque for over 60 years, left this life Saturday, April 11, 2009. He is survived by his daughter Cheryl Truitt and husband Keith of Albuquerque; grandsons Steven Truitt and Brian Truitt both of Albuquerque; brothers Thomas Oakes and wife Ann of Redwood, MS, and John Oakes and wife Clara of Vicksburg, MS; sisters-in-law Mae Behrend of Albuquerque and Charlotte Oakes of Redwood MS; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Wallace was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years Marion M. Oakes; son Dr. Theodore Oakes; and two sisters and seven brothers. Mr. Oakes was born in Yazoo County, MS on March 11, 1920 to Joe Wallace and Edna Sanders Oakes. After graduating from high school, he joined the USAF in 1940. He retired as a Chief Master Sergeant on July 31, 1975 and returned to Albuquerque. He received numerous awards and citations during his military career. Wallace was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Thursday, April 16 at 11:00 am at French Mortuary, Lomas Chapel. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 pm. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas "Bo" Oakes Jr., John Earl Oakes, Jeff Behrend, Robert Roach, James Oakes, David Roach, Marion "Buster" Fuller, James Behrend, Nathan Oakes, Larry Oakes, Billy Roach, J.D. Oakes, Darryl McGinnis and George Wright. Friends may visit French Mortuary one hour prior to the service. Mr. Oakes' family would like to thank the Blind Rehab Center at the VA Hospital. Please visit our online guestbook for Wallace at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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PADILLA -- Esequiel (Skippy) Padilla April 13, 1923 HAPPY "86th" BIRTHDAY DADDY!!! Continue to watch over us from above. We Love You and Miss You Very Much!! Your Loving Family!!
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SAAVEDRA -- Raymond Y. Raymond Y. Saavedra July 5, 1926-April 13, 2007 Honey, Dad, Grandpa and Uncle, Not a day goes by that we do not think about you or miss you. Two years have gone by and it still has not gotten any easier. Missing you, Your loving Wife and Family
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SALAZAR -- Selma Kaye Salazar, completed her journey on earth and was embraced in the loving arms of Jesus, Monday, April 6, 2009. A Rosary will be recited this evening (Monday) at 7:00 p.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church on Claremont and Phoenix. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. also at the Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Those whom wish to send condolences may do so by visiting www.danielsfuneral.com Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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VIGIL -- Isaiah Ephraim Tobias Vigil, age 28, beloved son, brother, and grandson, entered into Eternal Life, Tuesday, April 7, 2009. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church, 1800 Martha NE. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery in Bernalillo, NM. Pall Bearers will be his sister and five brothers, Naomi R. Vigil, Joshua N. Vigil, Joseph A. Vigil, Benjamin I. Vigil, Jacob A. Vigil, and Elias A. Vigil. Honorary Bearers will be Jose Lacome, Chris Adams, Patrick Wilhelm, Travis Vogel, and Robert Adams. To share in Isaiah's thoughtfulness for the less fortunate, at the family's request, in lieu of flowers, please make Memorial Contributions in Isaiah's name, to Joy Junction, P.O. Box 27693, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Those who wish to send condolences may visit www.danielsfuneral.com Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160
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ZAMORA -- Felix J. Zamora, Jr., 48, was born on June 6, 1960, in Albuquerque and died March 1, 2009. He is survived by his mother, Maggie Zamora; his brother Chris Zamora and his wife Jamie; his sister Dolores Zolotor and her husband Dennis; daughter Alexia Zamora; his grandson Ethan; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, Felix J. Zamora, Sr.; and his maternal and paternal grandparents. There will be a private family service and burial.
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