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BARRERA -- Mike Barrera returned home to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 31, 2009 in the presence of numerous friends and family after an extended illness. Mike was born April 20, 1949 in Artesia, NM to Toby and Susie Barrera and graduated from Artesia High School in 1968. On June 8, 1973 he married his beloved wife Bonnie and they remained side by side for 36 years. He spent his entire life dedicated to his two sons, Michael and Toby Barrera, both of Washington, DC. Greeting him in Heaven are his parents Toby and Susie Barrera; his brother Elmo Barrera; his sister Irene Barrera; and his grandparents Victoria Trujillo, Fidela Barrera and Miguel Barrera. He is survived by his loving wife Bonnie Barrera, and his two sons Michael and Toby Barrera. He is also survived by his brothers, Leo Pacheco, of Carrizozo, NM, Louie Barrera, Danny Barrera and Manny Barrera, all of Artesia, NM; his sisters Rachel Samora, of Albuquerque and Cunie Lucero, of Roswell, and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. For many years, Mike worked as an electrician for San Juan County before he became ill. He was also an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing. He coached his sons and others on numerous sports teams in Aztec, NM, teaching by example the concepts of sportsmanship, teamwork and dedication. The Family would like to thank so many dear friends and loved ones who have helped, visited, and cared for him by providing comfort and assistance. Also, the family would like to give thanks for all the numerous prayers, phone calls, gifts and food. They would also like to thank Karen and Desiree from VistaCare Hospice for everything they have done for both Mike and his family. The Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2009 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at French's Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 6, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at French's Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. A Reception will be held following the Services at the Family home in Albuquerque. Please visit our online guestbook for Mike at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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BOROUGHS -- James (Jim) Boroughs, 95, a longtime resident of New Mexico passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 3, 2009. He is survived by two children, a daughter, Ethel Venn and husband, Ollie, and, a son, James Oliver Boroughs; one brother, Samuel Boroughs; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his lovely wife of 62 years, Lorraine Boroughs. He will be dearly missed by his friends and family. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2009, 3:00 p.m., at the Alameda Bible Church, 220 El Pueblo Road NW, 87114. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Victory Christian School, 220 El Pueblo Rd NW, 87114, or Manzano Del Sol, 5201 Roma Ave NE, 87108. Please visit our online guestbook for James at RememberTheirStory.com French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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CARDON -- Herman Elwood Cardon, 82, prominent New Mexico architect passed away at his home in the Jemez Mountains on January 28, 2009. Viewing will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 6, 2009 at the Los Alamos LDS Chapel, 1967 18th St, followed by services at 12:30 p.m. Interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to LDS Humanitarian Services (lds.org) or the La Cueva Search and Rescue.
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CARTER -- William Richard "Rick" Carter, 56, a life-long resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, February 2, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Josie Carter; four children, Amber Zumwalt, Whitney Cockrill and husband, Kevin, William Carter, and Rosie Aragon; three grandchildren, Aaron, Kadance, and Mason; mother, Edith Craig; brothers, Phillip and Kenneth Carter; and numerous other relatives and friends. Rick is preceded in death by his father, Phillip Carter; and his brother, David Carter. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for actions "above and beyond the call of duty", the Bronze Star, and many other medals. Rick was an accomplished bridge player and would give the shirt off his back to anyone who was in need. He was a loving and giving husband, father, grandfather and son and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Graveside Service will be held Friday, February 6, 2009, 10:00 a.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, NM, All who knew him are welcome. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Rick at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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COYNE -- Michael A. Coyne, 82, passed away peacefully at his home in Albuquerque, Sunday, February 1, 2009. He was a resident of Albuquerque since 1971. He was born on May 14, 1926 in Manhattan, New York City to Phillip and Anna Coyne. He came from large family and was proud of his Irish ancestry. He served in the Army in World War II, 1941 thru 1946. After his discharge from the Army, he went to work as an electrician for the Waldorf Astoria Hotel for 1 year in New York. After which he joined the U.S.A.F. and retired after 21 years as a Senior Master Sergeant in 1968. He then worked for University of Dayton in Research Institute and Rockdyne-Boving at Kirkland A.F.B. until retirement in 1990. His hobbies were researching in genealogy, reading and past time visiting with friends at the V.F.W., American Legion Posts and the German-Irish Club where he was a member. He was very proud of serving in the U.S. Military. In the military his specialty was P.M.E.L. and electronics. Michael was stationed at five different bases including a year's duty in Thailand during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Marietta, of 53 years; his daughter, Kathleen Navarrette and husband, Ken of Cochiti Lake; his son, Michael John Coyne and wife, Donna, of Amarillo, TX; his son, Daniel Coyne and wife, Sue, of Jamestown, ND; eight grandchildren, Dawn Stadford and husband, Orion, Matthew Edwards of Albuquerque, Stephen Coyne, Kelli Coyne, Tony Snell and wife, Shannel, Holly and Cody Masterson of Amarillo, TX and Lyndsay Bennett of North Dakota; four great-grandchildren, Baylei, Terrance, Kamran and Jaden; one brother, Joseph Coyne and wife, Jane, of Redondo Beach, CA; and his sister-in-law, nieces and nephews. He was a loving, compassionate and caring husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. He will be greatly missed. A Rosary was recited on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 6:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, February 5, 2009, 11:30 a.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5311 Phoenix Ave. NE. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 2:30 p.m. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 5:00 p.m until the Rosary. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, 714 4th Street S.W., 87102 Please visit our online guestbook for Michael at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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DANIEL -- Cecelia B. Daniel, age 83, passed away February 3, 2009. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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DOYLE -- Cecelia "Verna" Doyle, 93, resident of Albuquerque, passed away Friday, January 30, 2009. She is survived by her children, Mary Missakian (Cross Matthew - Deceased) of Los Gatos, CA, Matthew and Kay Doyle of Duluth, MN, Daniel Doyle of Albuquerque, James Doyle of Bellingham, WA, Timothy and Christine Doyle of Los Alamos, NM, Thomas Doyle of Albuquerque, Michael and Patricia Doyle of Albuquerque, Mark and Tiffany Doyle of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Melissa Rossmeissl, Matthew Missakian, Katherine Boswell, Tara Doyle Bizily, Siobhan Ehle, Matthew Sean Doyle, Ryan Doyle, Jennifer Doyle, Matthew Joseph Doyle, Michelle Doyle, Ryan McTavish, Patrick Doyle, Shannon Doyle, Shelly Doyle, Jeremy Doyle, Megan Doyle, Samuel Doyle, Hope Doyle, Annalyse Doyle; and eight great-grandchildren. Also children of her twin sister Irene Doyle (deceased), James Doyle, Kevin Doyle, and Maureen Olson; and many other wonderful nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew Joseph Doyle; and son, Patrick Michael Doyle. Verna and her twin, Irene, were born December 5, 1915 in Duluth, MN at home to Anton and Beatrice Manley Schwartz. She also had two half brothers, Wilfred and Leonard Burke. She married Matthew Doyle, her high school sweetheart in 1942, and Irene married Matthew's brother, James Doyle a year later. His job then settled them in Albuquerque in 1948. Verna had a special way of filling a room, a house, or anywhere she was, with joy and love. "I feel my life has been a wonderful blessing," said Verna. Rosary will be recited Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Chapel. Friends may visit two hours prior to the Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, February 5, 2009, 10:30 a.m., at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 2621 Vermont NE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. French 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333
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FITZGERALD -- Greg H. Fitzgerald, 20 year resident of the Albuquerque, NM area, lost his 2 year fight against ALS on February 3, 2009. Greg was born in Clinton, OK. He is survived by his wife Tesha; his father, Jerry Baker, mother Paula Baker; by his children Wesley, Parker, and Emily Fitzgerald; and his sister Paula Stages. Other relatives include his niece Katie Stages; nephew Ethan Stages, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Greg was preceded in death by his grandparents, Glen and Pat Lowman. Greg worked for TLC Plumbing and Utility for many years and considered everyone there family. Greg was loved by many and had a cheerful personality, always laughing, joking even through his disease. Greg was a big Dallas Cowboy fan - Go Cowboys! Viewing and visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 6, 2009. Services at 11:30 a.m. at the Calvary Chapel in Belen, NM. Pallbearers will be Matt Lehman, Brian Howe, Brian Baughman, Tom McConnell, Daron Fry and Randy Cox. Honorary pallbearers are Randy Reynolds and Robert Haack . In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Howard Greg Fitzgerald donation account at any Wells Fargo Bank. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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FORTMAN -- Joan Fortman, 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1957, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by friends and family, Saturday, January 31, 2009. She is survived by her son, Stephen David Scheerer; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Toth; granddaughter, Lavendar Toth; step-daughter, Theresa Gross of Washington; step-grandchildren Gary Rambo, Dr. Deborah Sinn, David W. Barber, Tanya K. Larson, and Thomas K. Barber. Mrs. Fortman was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Fortman. Joan was a member of the Central United Methodist Church. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, February 7, 2009, 10:00 a.m., at Central United Methodist Church, 201 University Blvd. NE. Interment will take place at a later date. Please visit our online guestbook for Mrs. Fortman at RememberTheirStory.com French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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ILFELD -- Aura Cecelia Lupton Ilfeld, 1921-2008 passed away on December 16, 2008 in Loveland, Colorado in the presence of many of her children and her eldest grandson. Aura was a long time resident of New Mexico. Her husband of 30 years and father of her children, Murt B. Lupton preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her second husband and companion of 30 years, Arthur C. Ilfeld II. She is survived by her children Murt B. Lupton and wife Linda, Mirton K. Lupton, Aura P Jensen and husband Dave, Marie E. Fluke and husband Leslie, Judy Ann Casadei and husband Gregory James Lupton and wife Dawn, Arthur Ilfeld III and wife Carla and Suzanne Burge and husband Elwood, Also surviving are many loving grand and great-grandchildren and many in her extended family. Services for Aura will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at The Church of the Incarnation in Rio Rancho, Father Rick Zerwas officiating. Inurnment will follow on Monday, February 9, 2009 at 10:00 a.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent in Aura's name to Pathways Hospice, 305 Carpenter Road, Fort Collins CO, 80525, or to a charity of your choice. May the Lord bless you and keep you; may the Lord cause his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; may the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and grant you peace
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