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PACHECO -- Joseph A. Pacheco IT SEEEMS JUST LIKE YESTERDAY YOU WERE HERE. IT HAS BEEN THREE YEARS SINCE YOU WENT TO BE WITH THE LORD, YET YOUR BIRTHDAY APPROACHES AGAIN. EVEN ARE THOUGH HEARTS ACHE BECAUSE YOU WONT BE HERE TO CELEBRATE WITH US; YOU WILL BE WITH US IN SPRIRIT.WE MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU KNOW. HAPPY 31ST BIRTHDAY SON ! LOVE DAD, MOM AND SON JOSEPH!
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SANCHEZ -- Maria Concepcion "Concha" Sanchez, a resident of Belen, NM peacefully joined our Lord and Savior, angels and saints, ten days shy of her 100th birthday. She was surrounded by her loving family who sang "Happy Birthday" just before her passing on Wednesday, November 26, 2008. Concha was born in Torreon, NM on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception to Juan Bautista Chavez and Aurelia Emilia (Sanchez) Chavez. For the past two and a half years, she was a resident of The Center for Ageless Living in Tome, NM and lived in Belen most of her adult life. She was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church where she was active in the Spanish Choir, Blessed Sacrament Society, Sacred Heart League and Servite Order of the Servants of Mary. Concha loved her job at The Los Lunas Hospital and Training School where she retired after 25 years of outstanding service. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. All who knew her raved about her baked goods, especially her delicious pastelitos and bizcochitos. Her grandchildren and many others still cherish her crocheted afghans. Concha was a woman of deep faith who prayed unceasingly; she never preached or made others feel as though she was judging them. She enjoyed the simple joys of life and gave her gift of unconditional love and unselfishness by teaching others to be faithful, prayerful, patient, forgiving, and compassionate. She was a woman who always found the best in people and she did this without wavering from her strong Christian beliefs. Those of us who knew her will forever feel the stamp of her quiet wisdom. We loved her and will miss her greatly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raphael Sanchez; infant children, Mary and Jack Lawrence; parents, Juan and Aurelia Chavez; sisters, Lupita Madril and husband, Sabino and Vina Olguin and husband, Gillie; brothers, Antonio Chavez and wife, Florinda, Ezequiel Chavez and wife, Flora, Eutemio Chavez and wife, Ramona, Alejandro Chavez, Edenio Chavez, Max Chavez and Daniel Chavez, Paul Chavez and wife, Juanita George Chavez and wife, Eva, Ray, Benny, and Andres "Andy" Chavez and sister-in-law, Mable Chavez. She was also preceded in death by her loving grandson, Ryan Maes and her loving great-granddaughters, Kierstin Sanchez and Claire Baca. Concha is survived by her two loving sons, Deacon, Norbert Sanchez and wife, Linda of Albuquerque, Alex Sanchez and wife, Milli of Los Angeles, CA; daughters, Dolores Garcia and husband, Joe T. of Belen, Ida Rios of Belen, Sophie Baldonado and husband, Albert of Albuquerque, Lillian Ortega and husband, Frank of Los Alamos, NM; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Ignacio, whom she raised like a son, Abran Chavez and wife, Joan, Gilbert Chavez and wife, Elsie and sisters-in-law, Ernestina Chavez, Esther Chavez, Mary Chavez and Ophellia Chavez. The family would like to give a special thank you and recognition is graciously extended to her caretakers at Senior Living System and Presbyterian Hospice. Ann and Bill Hancock's faithful visits to our mother every Sunday. It did not go unnoticed and will forever remain in our hearts. Also a special thank you to Dicky Romero who we always referred to as our "other brother" because he always made Mama feel like the special woman that she was. All Services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, beginning with a visitation on Monday, December 1, 2008 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. A final visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a Funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. Officiating at her Funeral liturgy will be Fr. Stephen Schultz. Priests and Deacons of the Archdiocese will also be in attendance to concelebrate Dona Conceptions most Holy Funeral Mass. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Raphael. Pallbearers will be Concha's grandchildren, Robert Sanchez, Keith Sanchez, James Maes, Victor Saiz, Christopher Baldonado and Emily Schmidt. Honorary Pallbearers will be Michael Sanchez, Christine Sanchez, Lee Anne Becker, David Sanchez, Catherine Baca, Todd Sanchez, Christi Meeks, Lynn Baca, Anthony Maes, Eric Baldonado and Terri Cannon. Sign Concha's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.
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SANTIAGO -- Richard M. "Feetch" Santiago, 53, passed away November 27, 2008. He was born October 27, 1955 in Albuquerque, NM. He is survived by his brothers, Domingo Santiago and Robert Santiago; sister Margaret Torres; other family and friends. Richard will be very well missed. Thanksgiving will never be the same. We love you dearly. Services will be held at Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church 820 Broadway SE with Rosary recited Monday December 1, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Burial Mass will be on Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. with Burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87107 (505) 343-8008.
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SANTILLANES -- Luis Santillanes, Jr. "Papa Lou" October 9, 1928 - November 27, 2008 Luis was born to Rosa Santillanes de Martinez and Luis Santillanes on October 9, 1928 in the village of Los Tomases in Northwest Albuquerque. He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1946 where he was in track and held the "Miler" record for a number of years. Luis served his country Honorably during the Korean Conflict stationed in Tokyo, Japan. Upon returning from the service, Luis met and married the former Arlene Montoya. Luis took his new bride to Los Angeles, CA where he attended Barber School. Their first son Albert was born March 9, 1956. Soon to follow were sons Arthur February 2, 1958 and then Edward May 17, 1959. Shortly after their youngest was born, the Santillanes's returned to Albuquerque to be closer to their families. They soon began to build their adobe home in the community of Alameda with their love, sweat, tears and blood and the help of their families. Arlene will continue to reside at the home built on land handed down from her parents, Alberto and Adelicia (Alice) Montoya (Tafoya). This is land that has been held in the family since 1932. Luis was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #69 and of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a retired Teamster having worked for ICX, Whitfield and ABF Freight companies. He couldn't sit still so he went back to work at St. Joseph's Hospital in the Grounds Maintenance Department. He retired for good in 1993. After retiring, Luis enjoyed his time with his family traveling to Las Vegas, San Francisco, Florida and a few cruises. Dad also enjoyed many hunting trips throughout his life with friends and family, memories that will always be cherished. Mom and dad recently celebrated their "53rd" Anniversary together. We are very thankful to have celebrated Dad's "80th" Birthday in October and especially thankful to all who were able to attend! Dad will certainly be missed by all who knew him and his humorous ways! Dad was preceded in death by his sons, Arthur in August 1992 and Albert in March 1997. He was also preceded by his parents Luis and Rosa Santillanes; parents-in-law, Alberto and Alice (Tafoya) Montoya, and Nick Tafoya; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Herrera and Edwina Santillanes; his special cousin Henrietta Smith; and by brothers-in-law, Rumaldo Armijo, John T. Roybal, Ambrosio Gonzales, and Fred Herrera. Dad is survived by mom, Arlene; his son Eddie and wife Jeri; and grandson Daniel. He is also survived by "The Daughter He Never Had", Sandra (Montoya) Benavidez and husband David; daughter-in-law, Isabel Santillanes; his brothers, William (Billy) Santillanes and wife Ellen; sister, Maria (Lala) Roybal, sister Victoria Armijo; brother, Joseph Santillanes, brother Maurice Santillanes and wife Nancy, brother Orlando Santillanes; sisters-in-law, Lydia Gonzales, Geri Lee and husband Charley; and brother-in-law (son) Andrew Tafoya and wife Kathryn. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitations will be Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services-Alameda Mortuary. A Rosary will be recited Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Final Viewing will be Tuesday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services - Alameda Mortuary. Funeral Services will be conducted at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. Casket bearers will be Toby Pacheco, Charley Lee, Jim Roybal, Eddie Roybal, Robert Kozlowski, and David Benavidez. Honorary bearers will be Onesimo Apodaca and Mike Donahue. Also serving as Honorary bearers are his Godchildren, Philip Armijo, Fred Herrera, Jim Garcia, Rockie Roybal, Benerita Romero, Adriana Trujillo, Sandra Benavidez, Paul Montoya, Steve Gonzales and Melissa Minter. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at 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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VARGAS-GARNER -- Sean Tomas Vargas-Garner, our beautiful baby boy went to eternal rest in the hours before his delivery on Thursday, November 27, 2008, he was received by his two heart-broken mothers. Sean is survived by his two loving mothers, Sherri M. Garner and Dinah G. Vargas, both of Albuquerque; grandparents, Gloria and Petronilo Vargas of Albuquerque, and Judy and Bill Snelson of Los Lunas; five aunts, Denise J. Vargas and husband, Jeff Conely, Deborah L.Vargas and spouse, Nathaniel Olayer, Desiree M. Vargas, all of Albuquerque, Brandi Snelson and Nikki Brey; one uncle, David Garner; two half brothers, Chris and Clayton Jones, both of Los Lunas; cousins, Benjamin Vargas, Liam Conely, Leilani Olayer, Luke Vargas, Ernesto Vargas and Isabel Vargas; as well as many other family members. Ernesto Vargas has been chosen and named godfather to Baby Sean. Play much and sleep well lil' guy. We conceived you with love and grace. We will not rest until we have you back in our arms. See you soon lil' guy. P.S. we love you with all our hearts. Services will be held Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow. Pallbearers will be Ernesto and Benjamin Vargas, Chris and Clayton Jones. Honorary pallbearers are Isabel Vargas, Liam Vargas, Conley, Leilani Vargas Olayer and Luke Vargas. Please visit our online guestbook for Sean to RememberTheirStory.com. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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ADAMS -- Linda Mae Orum Adams went home to be with her eternal father on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27, 2008. She was born in Meridian, OK on August 24, 1944 to Lois and Letty (Parcel) Orum. Linda spent her childhood bouncing between Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and California with the combination of beaches and mountains making California her favorite. She spent her adulthood in Socorro, NM raising her four children and listening to her brother and sister's band. Linda was greeted in Heaven by her mom and dad, and her brother, Howard, who she never got to meet on Earth. Linda is mourned by her husband, Robert; son, Reed and his wife, Juanita; daughters: Leslie and husband, Rip; Keri and husband, Sean; and Becky and husband, Kevin; her brothers: David and Tim Orum; sisters: Audrey Howard, Barbara Lamance, Carol Strong and Pam Robnett; her love and legacy exist in her seven grandchildren: Peri, Cameron, Finn, Alexis, Aidan, Dylan and Sam. Memorial Services will be held on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Steadman-Hall Funeral Home. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Steadman-Hall Funeral Home, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM 87801. 575-835-1530.
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ARAGON -- Domitila G. Aragon, 76, passed away on November 27, 2008. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Funeral services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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BALDUINI -- Louie Dear Dad, it has been 26 years since you went to be with Jesus. I miss you very much and love you. Your daughter, Julie
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BATES -- Bill and Esther Bates Esther passed peacefully on Friday, November 21, 2008 and her husband, Bill followed her on Saturday, November 22, 2008. Both opened Albq Brake & Alignment in 1984 and enjoyed a successful career until retirement. William and Esther are survived by daughter Terri Hallberg, sons Paul and Tracy; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Evangel Christian Center, 4501 Montgomery NE on Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.
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BAYNE -- William "Bill" Bayne, a resident of Albuquerque for the last 34 years died after a long illness. Bill was born on February 10, 1929 in Boston, MA. He was the son of the late William Bayne and Margaret Macgill Bayne of Westwood, MA and Brookville, NY. He graduated from St. George's School in Newport, RI. and attended Yale University. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He is survived by his wife, of 36 years, Elizabeth Shellabarger Bayne; his children Cynthia Bayne of Chandler, AZ his son William Bayne Jr. of Tucson, AZ; and a sister, Margaret Wall of Vero Beach, FL. Memorial Services will be announced at a later time and will be held at the Cathedral Church of St. John, 318 Silver SW, Albuquerque, NM. Please visit our online guestbook for Bill at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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