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GIBSON -- Shirley Gibson, 72, a resident of Albuquerque since 1954 died Wednesday, September 17, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Leroy Gibson; sons, Kenneth Gibson, Les Gibson and wife Leslie, and Curtis Gibson; grandson, Christopher Gibson; and granddaughter, Kimberly Gibson, all of Albuquerque. Shirley was the oldest of eight children all of which survive her. She was born in Blackwell, OK and attended Blackwell schools. She moved to Albuquerque after she and Leroy were married. Shirley was a volunteer at numerous nursing homes for over 20 years. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Services will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2008 at French Mortuary - Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary - Lomas Chapel on Sunday, September 21, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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HARRIS -- Maria Inez Harris, 84, passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2008 at her home in Magdalena, NM surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 30, 1923 in Magdalena, NM. Inez and her husband owned and operated the Trails End Grocery Store in Magdalena for many years. She is preceded in death by her mother, Rosa Duran; her husband, C.V. "Punch" Harris; her grandchildren: Richard Latasa and Breann Wilson. She is survived by her sons: Patrick Harris and wife, Dorene of Alamo, NM; and Rex Harris of Magdalena; daughters: Celia Latasa and husband, Mariano of Magdalena; Laurance Gallegos and husband, Johnny of St. Augustine, FL; Cecilia Wilson and husband, Buck of Magdalena; and Martha Harris of Magdalena; sisters: Geneva Ruiz of Camp Verde, AZ; and Josie Chavez of Socorro, NM; ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, September 22, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Magdalena. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene with Father Andy Pavlak as Celebrant. Burial will be in the Magdalena Cemetery. Pallbearers are Juan Latasa, Neal Harris, Evan Harris, Danyashi Harris, C. V. Harris and Gordon Harris. Honorary Pallbearers are Paul Gallegos, Julius Betone, John Paul Gallegos, Joshua Latasa, Dominic Latasa, Will Montoya, Clint Montoya and Shane Montoya. Arrangements are under the care of Steadman-Hall Funeral Home, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM. 575-835-1530.
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JONES -- Maureen C. Jones, age 97, of Albuquerque, passed away Friday September 19, 2008 at her residence. She was born on November 3, 1910 in Des Moines, New Mexico to William and Mattie Crater. Private Graveside services were held Monday afternoon September 22, 2008 at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd., NE, Albuquerque, NM. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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LITTLE -- Jimmie Neal Little joined our Lord on September 19. 2008. He is survived by his wife of nearly 45 years, Ramona Clotilde Silva Little; his daughter, Dionelia Martina Gutierrez and her husband Steven; a granddaughter, and the love of his life, Moira Grace Gutierrez; three step-grandchildren, Christopher, Danielle, and Steven Gutierrez; his brother David Ray Little and wife Louise; brother, William Edwin Little and wife Joyce; sister-in-law, Helen Little; and many nieces and nephews. Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents, Ray David and Grace Alma Little; his brothers Gerald Lenard Little, Roy Louis Little, and Thomas Almer Little; a niece, Phyllis Little Barnett; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gregory and Mary Ann Silva. Jimmie was born in Wetumka, Oklahoma October 2, 1941. He graduated from Hobbs High School in 1959 and moved to Albuquerque to attend the University of New Mexico. He left UNM to join the United States Air Force, serving in Duluth, Minnesota with the 4645th Support Squadron from 1961 to 1965. He and his wife were married in Duluth November 9, 1963, and returned to Albuquerque in 1965, where he attended UNM and received a BA in Electrical Engineering. Jimmie worked for Eberline Instrument Corporation in Santa Fe for 38 years. After retirement, he pursued his hobbies of art restoration and gardening, and taught himself jewelry making, creating beautiful and beloved pieces for his wife, daughter and granddaughter. His most beloved pastime, however, was taking care of his 14-month granddaughter, who was the joy of his life. Daddy, you always made sure we were taken care of. We give you to the Lord so that you may be taken care of now. We love you and miss you. Visitation will take place on Monday, September 22, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. NW. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. also at the Church. The mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 10:00 am at St. Jude Thaddeus Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. NW. Burial will immediately follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be his nephews David Bruce Little, Douglas Little, Tyler Morgan, Michael Cohn, Aaron Silva, and Adam Silva. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, 1011 Yale Blvd., Albuquerque, NM 87106 in memory of Jimmie Little. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com. Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave. SE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106 505-842-8800
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MALDONADO -- Louis R. Maldonado, age 76, life resident of Silver City, NM passed away September 19, 2008. He was born on January 17, 1932 in Gila, NM to Francisco and Lucia Maldonado. Louis is survived by his wife of 57 years, Reyna Arciero Maldonado; daughter, Eduvijen Vicky Moreno (Jose); sons, Robert (Irene), Barney (Cathy) and Thomas (Stacy); 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Johnny; sisters, Manuela Valdiviezo, Mary Vasquez and Tina Jaramillo and Rosie Roberts, their spouses and many nieces and nephews. Rosary will be Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. at Daniels Funeral Home, 4310 Sara Rd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM. Funeral Mass will be Monday, September 22, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas, 1502 Sara Rd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM
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MCCLAIN -- Sharon McClain, born July 18, 1943, joined the angels on September 18, 2008. Sharon lived in the Albuquerque area for over 35 years and was the owner of Chevelle's - A Skin Care Studio & Day Spa for more than 20 years. Sharon loved people and Wally. She enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. Sharon will be greatly missed by all her loved ones - Family, Friends and Clients. If you wish to send condolences, please send them to CHEVNM@GMAIL.com. In lieu of flowers, please support an animal charity of your choice.
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OLMSTED -- Georgette H. Olmsted, born April 2, 1932 in Yverdon, Switzerland, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 19, 2008. She immigrated to the United States in 1954 and after a few years of extensive travel around the world, she married and moved to New Mexico in 1958. It was in Santa Fe where she raised her family. She was preceded in death by her son, Gregory Olmsted who died in 1986. She is survived by: John Olmsted and his wife Una, Michelle Olmsted and her fiance Michael, Anick Olmsted, Brian Nelson, his wife Tracy and their daughter Elizabeth, her grand dogs Ulee, Emma and Ella, and numerous friends and family including her adopted daughter Michelle Whiffen, her husband Doug, and their sons Matthew, Conner and Sam. We know Georgie is surrounded by all her family and friends who have gone before. We also hope Georgie has a pocket full of treats for all the furry four-legged friends who are surely there to greet her. Brief graveside services will be held Thursday, September 25, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., at Santa Fe Memorial Gardens, 417 Rodeo Road in Santa Fe. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, New Mexico branch at: JDRF, 2501 San Pedro NE, Suite 116, Albuquerque, NM 87110. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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RIX -- Donna Standfier Rix passed away peacefully on September 17, 2008 with her family and friends at her bedside. Donna was born to F.N. (Sonny) and Marie Standfier on May 28, 1936 in Hugo, OK., moving to Albuquerque's South Valley with her family in 1947. Donna graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1954, and later that year married Donald Rix. Donna received her Bachelors, Masters, and finally her PhD from the University of New Mexico, and after years of teaching writing and literature at UNM and Northern Arizona University, went to work for Sandia National Laboratories. Donna continued her passion for the written word at Sandia, teaching technical writing to staff members and publishing volumes while working in various areas at Sandia including the Solar Energy department, Lab News, and Tech Transfer. Donna retired from Sandia in 2003, filling her free time with xeriscaping her yards and working on a novel that she unfortunately did not complete. Donna is survived by her daughter Donna Marie Smith and husband Steve; granddaughter Jessica Smith, sister Jeanene Carver; sister-in-law Delores Kuhn; brothers-in-law Allen Rix and wife Beverly, Larry Rix and wife Dorothy; and numerous nieces and nephews. Donna is also survived by her dear friend Diane Porter. Donna was preceded in death by Don her husband of 52 years; parents Sonny and Marie; sister Sandra Allen; brother David Standfier; and brothers-in-law Art Kuhn and James Carver. The family would like to thank Donna's neighbors and friends including Kate, Sara, Rane, Carse, and Diana for all their caring and love during her illness. They would also like to express their gratitude to Presbyterian Hospice for the exceptional care the Donna received these last months and particularly thank home care nurse Laurie Vincent and Jan, Edna, and Sandra from the Kaseman Hospice unit. Donna was a bright, funny, talented woman. She will be missed. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 3:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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ROMERO -- Anthony Christopher Romero September 22, 1959 - December 18, 2002 Every now, every then, Everywhere, and everywhen; We think about you always; Every here, every there Every promise, every prayer; No matter where we shall go, You're with us everywhere. We keep you in our hearts and prayers at all times. Happy Birthday Anthony; Love Always Your Girls
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SANCHEZ-MARTINEZ -- Elizabeth H. Sanchez-Martinez "Liz", age 54 of Placitas was welcomed home to be with the Lord on September 15, 2008 while surrounded by family and friends. Liz was born in Albuquerque on August 16, 1954 to Albert and Veronica Sanchez. Liz touched many lives through her devoted work with the church. She was called upon to serve in many ways, including missionettes leader and womens ministry. She was preceded in death by her father, Albert and mother, Veronica; granddaughter, Celestial McCoy; and brother-in-law, Greg Clapper. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert Martinez; children, Fred Sanchez, Monica and husband, Adam McCoy, Eloisa and husband, Jeffrey Culin, Nicole Martinez, Tiger and wife, Loretta Martinez. As well as many, many grandchildren. Survived also by sisters, Loretta Clapper and Sandra Valdez. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 25th, 2008 at Eagle Rock Worship Center, 7518 Oakland Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113, on the corner of Alameda and Wyoming. Special thanks to her co-workers, Patrick, Georgia, Christine and Debbie for their time and contributions to Liz and her family. Liz was and will always be an inspiration to her family and all who were blessed to know her.
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