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CURETON -- Jane L. Cureton, 88, formerly of Silver City, passed away November 16, 2008 in Bainbridge Island, WA. Visitation will be held Saturday, November 29, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Silver City with a Service beginning at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor David Goble officiating. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery. Jane was born in Santa Rita, NM to Jesse L. and Edith M. Turner. The family moved to Silver City when she was school age and she attended Teachers' Grade School and High School. She attended Colorado Women's College and the University of Colorado and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. She was chosen to be among the first airline stewardess for Continental Airlines and was selected to be their poster girl. Jane was married to James L. Hart, MD in 1942 and they had one daughter, Mary Edith. She later returned to Silver City and married James S. Cureton, to whom she has been married for 57 years. They have two children, Sam Cureton (Nicky) and Alice Bundrant. After her children were born, Jane returned to nursing and continued in her much loved profession until retirement. She served a school nurse for the Lordsburg School District for about twenty years. She then nursed at the Lordsburg Hospital and the local nursing home. She was known for her compassion and her ability to secure resources for those in her community. She served on the Gila Regional SWISH Board and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Tyrone Chapter. Jane was also a member of the Hospital Auxiliary of the Gila Regional Hospital and was an active volunteer. Jane was a member of Silver City First Baptist Church and taught an adult Sunday School Class there for many years. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Edith and Alice; her son Sam; seven grandchildren, Eda Jane and James Canniff, Chance, Erin and Paige Cureton, Brittany and Logan Bundrant; five great-grandchildren; her sister, Frieda Roach and brother-in-law, Tom Baker as well as many extended family members. She had been living near her daughters the past year in Seattle, Washington, when she departed from us. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., F1 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM, 575-388-1911.
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FORT -- Frank Wilburn Fort, age 36, former Nara Visa, NM resident now residing in Flower Mound, TX, went home to be with his Lord and Savior in Albuquerque, NM on Friday, November 21, 2008. Frank was born May 13, 1972 in Dalhart, TX. He had been making his home in Flower Mound, TX where he stayed with his friends Margaret and Jeremy Pieratt and their children. Margaret was with him in Albuquerque last Friday where they both passed away. He graduated from the Logan High School in 1990 and later received a BA degree in education from ENMU in 1994 and later earned his Masters in Education from New Mexico Highlands University. Most of his career was spent in education, he was involved at both the state and federal levels with numerous student leadership groups especially FFA and FCCLA. He had worked for both ENMU and the NM Department of Education. He was most recently employed at Pegasus Solutions in Dallas as a training specialist which allowed him the opportunity to travel all over the U.S., Europe and parts of South America. Frank was also a motivational speaker who spoke at numerous conventions, trainings and graduations. He supported breast cancer research and this past fall, ran in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in honor of Margaret Pieratt's mother and Joan Hargrave, his aunt. He also actively supported AIDS research. Surviving Frank are his parents, Ralph and Jan Fort of Nara Visa, NM; his sister Wendy Branstine and husband Matthew and their children Nikolaus and Renate. Frank's brother, Ferd Fort of Dalhart, TX. Also surviving are numerous loved ones, and close friends. Words can not express how much he will be missed. Services celebrating his life will be Wednesday morning, November 26, 2008 in Nara Visa, NM in the Nara Visa United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m., Central Time (10:00 a.m. Mountain Time). Interment will be in the Nara Visa Cemetery. Pall Bearers will be Luis Carrasco, Rudy Heredia Patrick Jaramillo, Ron Sursas, Jimmy Valentine and Lane Widner.
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FRAIRE -- Angie M. Fraire, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2008 in Albuquerque at the age of 66. Angie was born December 14, 1941 in Arroyo Seco, NM. She later relocated to Tularosa, NM and finally settled in Albuquerque. She is preceded in death by her father, Jose de la Luz Baca; and two children that died in infancy, Jeanie and Ralph. Angie is survived by her mother, Agapita Fresquez Baca; husband, Epifanio Fraire; son, Elizardo Arellano; daughters, Sarah Hernandez and husband, Antonio, and Lisa Jacquez and husband, Gene; brothers, Herman Baca and wife, Lillian, Manuel Baca and wife, Diane, Uvaldo Baca, Joe Baca and wife, Olivia, and John Baca; sisters, Faby Maes and husband, Gilbert, Sadie Espinoza and husband, William, Marcella Espinoza, Cristela Roebuck and husband, Karl, Dora Doody and husband, Leroy, Fannie Baca, Merlinda Castro, and Anna Ceasar and husband, Brian; grandchildren, Erica Champagne and husband, Jason, Andrea Hernandez and husband, Jimmy, Sefora Hernandez and fiance, Delbert, Isaias Hernandez, Job Hernandez, Danielle Kuykendall and husband, Ryan, Loni Jean Jacquez, and Enriquez Jacquez; great-grandchildren, Aidan, Dylan and Rylan Champagne, Cecely and Lariah Adams, and Aspen Kuykendall; sister-in-law, Casilda Vigil and husband, Allan; brother-in-law, Romolo Arellano; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. A Prayer Service for Mrs. Fraire will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. also at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jesse Arellano, Isaias Hernandez, Job Hernandez, Jason Champagne, Robbie Jacquez and Brandon Jacquez. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Jacquez, Antonio Hernandez, Alonzo Valdez, Dan Fresquez, Robert Fresquez, Mauricio Cordova and Joker Arellano. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124 www.salazarandsons.com
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GAFFNEY -- Frederick Gustavous Gaffney Jr., 90, a resident of Albuquerque since 1999, passed away peacefully November 17, 2008. Fred, a retired military officer, was a lifelong Shriner, and member of the Masonic Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Optimist Club. He was preceded by his loving wife, Dorothy. He is survived by his children, Fred and Suzie Gaffney of Juneau, Patricia Gaffney Thomas of Austin, Theresa Gaffney of San Francisco, Michael and Bonny Gaffney of Albuquerque. He has nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, who adore him. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. A private family memorial will be held.
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GARCIA -- Deanna Jo Garcia, The family wishes to thank all of their relatives and friends who attended the Memorial Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124 www.salazarandsons.com
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GIRON -- Anselmo (Curly) M. Giron, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on November 23, 2008. Mr. Giron is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Cora Giron; children, Gene Giron and wife, Sofie, Maria Giron, Yvonne Harrel and husband, David, and Jerome Giron; sister, Neph Carrillo; nine grandchildren, Kim, Eric, Jesse, Adam, Jude, Dana, Scotty, Chris and Brian; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many other extended family members. Mr. Giron was preceded in death by his daughter, Isabel; and sister, Marie Martinez. Mr. Giron was a member of the Catholic Church; Veteran of the U.S. Army, Marines and the National Guard. Visitaiton will be Wednesday, November 26, 2008 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Gene Giron. Final Visitation will be Friday, November 28, 2008 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at San Juan Catholic Church, Veguita, NM, with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow to Veguita Cemetery, Veguita, NM. Pallbearers will be Eric Giron, Adam Giron, Scotty Giron, Jude Giron, Isaac Giron, and Eddie Vallez. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Carrillo, Kevin Carrillo, Gene Carrillo, Rodney Martinez, Marcus Barreras, and Gabriel Martinez. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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GONZALES -- Arturo (Arthur) Griego Gonzales, The family wishes to thank all of their relatives and friends who attended the Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124 www.salazarandsons.com
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HOUGHTON -- Doris M. Houghton, 79, born June 19, 1929, went home to be with her husband and her Lord Jesus Christ on November 22, 2008 following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Donald Houghton; her parents, Oma Louetta Lappin and Marion Lappin; grandson, Jonathan Owens; sisters, Winona and Dolores Lappin; and step-mother, Edna Lappin. Doris was born in Dodge City, KS and settled in Albuquerque with her family in 1939. Doris is survived by her children, Albert Houghton, Pamela Kirkpatrick and husband Allen, Donna Houghton, Janetta Houghton, Cynthia Houghton, Tina Sieg and husband Wayne, grandchildren, David and Benjamin Owens, Rick and Leslie Kirkpatrick, Marcella Houghton, Kienan and Kyle Sieg; sister Norma Franklin; brother Harold Lappin and wife Maria. Doris' devotion to family extended to the care of nine foster children whom she held dear. She also leaves behind many friends at Faith Chapel where she attended since 1942. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Presbyterian Hospice, PO Box 26666, 87125. Viewing and visitation will be held at Faith Chapel Foursquare Church, 1726 Girard NE on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Services will take place Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Funeral arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 343-8008.
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JARAMILLO -- Bernadita Jaramillo, 98, a life long resident of New Mexico, went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Sunday, November 23, 2008. Bernadita is preceded in death by her husband Facundo Jaramillo, her parents Miguel and Concepcion Martinez; her sons Frank, Alonzo, and Dan. She is survived by her children Bernie Jaramillo and wife Concha, Lillie Tenorio and husband Phil and Marie Chavez and husband Wilfred, her daughter in law Nancy Jaramillo; and twelve (12) grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Bernadita was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the 8th Street Chapel of the Daniels Family Funeral Services, with Rosary following immediately at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 9:30 a.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church with interment following at the Santo Nino Cemetery in Cebolla, NM. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at: www.danielsfuneral.com Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
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MADRID -- Gilbert J. Madrid, Sr., age 45, beloved father, grandfather, son, and brother, was called home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, November 19, 2008. Gilbert was born on August 22, 1963 in Albuquerque, NM, and was a resident of Bernalillo, NM. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ernie; and a nephew, Jason. Gilbert is survived by his loving children, Gilbert Madrid, Jr. and fiance Crystal Martinez, Jeannette Madrid; and his precious grandchildren, Destiny, Kristiana, Izaiah, Nevaeh, and Giannah Madrid; his parents, Alex and Lizzie Madrid; brothers, Alex Madrid and wife Georgia, and Jay Madrid; sisters, Pamela Madrid, Sandra Chavez and husband James, Dorothy Gutierrez and husband Victor, Mildred Madrid and husband Leonard Chavez; many special nieces, nephews and other extended family members and friends. Gilbert will be greatly missed by all. A Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Bernalillo, followed by the Celebration of Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. Inurnment will take place at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery. 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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