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FORRESTER, DONALD H. Age 80, a resident of Albuquerque, died on Thursday, November 14, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Juanice Forrester of Albuquerque, NM; children, Bryce Forrester, Jody Streepy; and Garry Forrester; and seven grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by his sons, Stephen and Larry Forrester. Don served his country with the Navy. Over the course of his life he served as minister of music at several churches in El Paso, Dripping Springs, and Albuquerque. Don was known for his singing voice and often sang the National Anthem for various events. Also served in the athletic community at UTEP and UNM. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church. Services will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2013, 6:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Monday, November 18, 10:15 a.m. Friends may visit Sunday, November 17, 2013, 5:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Joy Junction, PO Box 26568, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Please visit our online guest book for Don at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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GARCIA, JESUS T. age 75, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday November 14th, 2013. He was born August 17th, 1938 in Las Vegas, NM to Domingo & Tomasita Garcia. Jesus is survived by his wife of 50 years, Pita Garcia; son, Walter Garcia and wife Melissa; son, James Garcia and wife Amy; daughter, Darlene Garcia; dog, Buddy; grandchildren Noah, Paige, Ariana, & Madison; sister Mary Lou Trujillo and husband Joseph; brother Frank "Poncho" Garcia; many brothers and sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Domingo & Tomasita Garcia; siblings Francisco, Manuel, Ismael, Benito, Desiderio, Moises, Johnny, & Ernesto; and Grandson Tyler Miller. Jesus worked for 17 years as a miner in Grants before moving to Albuquerque where he worked in automotive sales. Before retiring he worked part-time as a Security Guard. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved fishing, watching old western movies, reading, car shows, and time with his family. A viewing will be held on Sunday, November 16th, 2013 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Daniel's Funeral Home on Southern Blvd in Rio Rancho. A Rosary will be held Monday, November 17th, 2013 at 10:30am followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. John Vianney Catholic Parish. Interment will follow immediately at Vista Verde Cemetery. The family would like to thank Pallbearers Leonard Garduno, Christopher Garcia, Joseph Trujillo Jr, Robert Pineda, Gabe Romero, and Adrienne Britton as well as Honorary Pallbearers Wiley Tafoya, Jerry Ortiz, Joseph Trujillo, and John Martinez. A special thank you to Dr. Sood and CNS nurse Regina Gallegos. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. John Vianney Catholic Parrish. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-891-9192.
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GRIEGO, KEITH SHAWN Nov 18, 1969 - June 24,1990 In loving memory of my son HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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GUSTAFSON, JUNE ANNE Our beloved Mother and Grammie, June Anne Gustafson born August 10, 1925 has gone on to be with the Lord as of November 07, 2013 at the age 88. June Anne Day was born on August 10, 1925 in Rotan, TX to her mother Mabel K. Hellums and her father June E. Day. June met her husband, John Alvin Gustafson, in Big Spring, TX and the couple was married in 1956. After moving to Alexandria, MN June became the mother of three beautiful children; John Allan Gustafson, Jodi Day Gustafson and Jill Anne Gustafson. David Shingledecker was added as a son when he married Jill in 1992. June was later blessed with her greatly beloved grandchildren; Hollie Shingledecker and Joseph Shingledecker. June was a strong west-Texas Christian woman whose values, compassion and love touched countless lives over the course of her years. June Anne loved the Lord and devoted much of her life to the church and helping those in need. She was a beloved wife, mother, Grammie and true friend and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Joy Junction or The Albuquerque Rescue Mission. A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 11:30am at FRENCH - Westside. Please visit our online guest book for June at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Westside 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
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HAY, DAISY B. 98, a resident of Albuquerque since 1917, died Friday, November 15, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Daisy Humphries and husband, L.J. of TN; adopted daughter, Mary Jane Cape of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Deana Case, Jason Evans and wife, Andrea; great-grandchildren, Heather Rulf, Charles Case, Kendra Cook, and Isabella and Michael Evans; one great-great grandson, Ryan Kendall; brothers, Willard Randall and Perry Randall and his wife, Caroline; sister, Pauline Hughes; and numerous nephews and nieces and many friends. Daisy was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Hay; son, LeRoy Hay; parents, Raymond B. and Eva May Randall; two brothers; and three sisters. She was born in 1915 in Bloomington, IL and moved with her parents to Albuquerque at the age of two. Daisy graduated from Albuquerque High, Class of 1935. She married Roy Hay on August 16, 1935 and they were charter members of Edith Street Baptist Church which eventually became Parkview Baptist Church. Over the years she worked part time for her brother, Raymond Randall in his dry cleaners, University Cleaners, located at University and Central Avenues. Daisy had a wealth of knowledge concerning the history of the growth of Albuquerque which she often shared. "Aunt Daisy" was a strong, spirited individual. Also, Daisy was a kind and loving mother, grandmother, and sister and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Friends may visit French - University, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery with Randy Randall officiating. Pallbearers will be Raymond Randall, Benny Northcutt, Leonard Caldwell, Kevin Kent, L.J. Humphries, and Jason Evans. Honorary Pallbearers will be her brothers, Perry Randall and Willard Randall. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201. Please visit our online guest book for Daisy at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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HUNTER, FLORENCE LOU (WOOD) Age 84, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 14, 2013. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, John T. Hunter; daughter, Joan Puccini and husband Louis; sons, John T. Hunter and wife, Kathryn, and Floyd Hunter and wife, Cindy; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Mattie Hunter and Jessie Rinks; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas W. Hunter. Interment has taken place at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery and no services are planned. The family would like to express a special thank you to her caregiver, Melissa Tootle and Hospice De La Luz. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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IVES, HARRY C., III The family and friends of Harry C. Ives, III, will install a ghost bike in his honor near the location of his crash on Sunday, November 17th, the 10th anniversary of that tragic event. Anyone who wishes to join us is very welcome. We will be meeting there at 3pm. Directions: Take I-25 south to Rio Bravo Blvd. Go west on Rio Bravo to Broadway (NM47). Make a left at Broadway and continue south 1.8 mi to Bobby Foster Rd. Make a left on Bobby Foster Rd. Continue a short way to the T intersection, and turn left. Continue for 2.3 mi and turn left at Ira Sprecker Rd. You will come to the bottom of Tijeras Arroyo in 1/4 mi. This is where Harry crashed. Continue across the arroyo and uphill, where we will gather.
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KNAPP, GERALDINE Age 86, of Moriarty, NM passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 in Albuquerque, NM. Geraldine was born November 23, 1926 in Louisiana to Henry Clarence and Gladys (Myreck) Smith. She lived in Moriarty for the past eleven years having previously lived in Mesa, AZ. "Gerri" retired from Cary Grove High School in Illinois as a guidance department secretary. She was a secretary most of her life but also retired from Discover Card in collections. She had a great love watching her grandchildren and their friends in the rodeos. She also loved fishing in the lakes of Wisconsin and Illinois when she resided there. Geraldine was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother and great-grandmother and she loved the Lord. She was a Sunday school teacher and a Vacation Bible School teacher. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, brothers; and sons Michael Jenkins and Ronald Jenkins. Geraldine is survived by her loving husband of 55 years Darwin "Skip" H. Knapp Jr. of Moriarty, NM; sons Robert Jenkins of WA; Jeffrey Knapp, Dale "Chris" Knapp and his wife Traci of Belmont, MI and Scott Knapp of Moriarty, NM; twenty grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. There will be a memorial service on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 2:00p.m. at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty, NM. Arrangements entrusted to: Harris-Hanlon Mortuary "Our Family Serving Your Family" (505)832-6130 Moriarty & Mountainair, NM www.Harris-HanlonMortuary.com
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KOLETAR, LARRY age 68, passed away suddenly on September 21, 2013. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, he graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque and briefly attended college in Ohio. Larry began his career with Amtrak at the Albuquerque, NM passenger station on December 10, 1976 and completed his years of service upon his retirement there on February 11, 2009. During his career, he also worked at stations throughout New Mexico and Arizona as well as El Paso, TX and La Junta, CO. Larry was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Helen Koletar. He is survived by his sister Karen Koletar and her companion Jim Seib of Missouri. He also leaves behind a circle of loyal friends, including his bookstore friends and special lady friend Donna Gregory. He was a voracious reader with eclectic tastes. He loved used bookstores, movies and sports, particularly the Cincinnati Reds and the Ohio State Buckeyes. Cremation has taken place and, since his ashes can't be buried under the pitcher's mound at Great American Ballpark, they will instead be scattered over the Ohio River. "It's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies." Jack Kerouac - On the Road
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LATIMER, DON LEE Age 95, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. Don was born to Perry Lee and Fannie Tilger Latimer near Leonard, (Fannin County) Texas. He married Betty Jane Shamel in Kansas City, MO in 1942. She preceded him in death in 1993. Don married Elsie Davidson in 1994. She preceded him in death in 2011. He is survived by his daughters, Carole A. Latimer Smith of Saint Paul, MN, Donna J. Latimer Marovish and husband Vic of Sierra Madre, CA, David Wayne Smith and wife Denise of Albuquerque, Jacqueline Marovish Ranocha and husband Roman of Hingham, MA, Monica Marovish Axelrode and husband Dr. Eric Axelrode of Moraga, CA, Meghan Smith Knapp and husband Robert of Hastings, MN, and Jack Smith III and wife Alesia of Burnsville, MN; great-grandchildren, Dori, Sierra, Sicily, Ryan, Emma, Libby, Mila, Jean-Luc, Leah Latimer, Abagayle, and Jack IV. He is also survived by his sister Virginia Long of Euless, TX; six nephews, five nieces and many cousins and friends. Don was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Dana Earwood and Melba Hinkle. He was a graduate of Trenton High School, TX in 1935, went to Fort Worth and attended business college. He enlisted in the U S Army on February 14, 1941 in the 36th Texas Infantry Division where he served in the 36th Reconnaissance Troop until he was honorably discharged on July 4, 1945. He made combat amphibious landings at Salerno, Italy and St. Raphael, France, was awarded the Bronze Star as well as battle stars for the battles of Naples-Foggia, Rome-Arno, Anzio, Southern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and Central European campaigns. Following the war he went to work for the FAA Air Traffic Control Service and worked for 33 years in Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, Ardmore, OK, Albuquerque and the last 8 years as Chief Controller of the Minneapolis Air Route Traffic Control Center. Upon retirement he was honored with the "Distinguished Career Service Award" by the FAA Administrator. He and Betty returned to Albuquerque in 1979. Don was an Elder in the Presbyterian Church, a lifetime Master Mason of over 60 years, a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner, a member of the Ballut Abyad Shrine Patrol and a member of the Royal Order of the Jesters, Court 24. He was also a 25 year member of the Albuquerque Knife and Fork Club having served as director, secretary, president and Executive Director as well as a director of the Knife and Fork Club International. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to La Mesa Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 7401 Copper NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 or the Ballut Abyad Shrine Children's Transportation Fund, 6600 Zuni SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. A memorial service will be Friday, November 22, 2013, 10:00 AM at La Mesa Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at 1:00 PM, Friday at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul Blvd NE. Please visit our online guest book for Don at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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