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THOMAS -- Judith Lee Thomas, asleep in her Minden, NV home, went to live with Jesus in His Heavenly Home on July 7, 2008. She was born Judith Lee Ingram in Memphis, TN on October 6, 1943. Judy is survived by her husband, Glenn Paul Thomas, Minden, NV; sons: Joseph Louis Ness, Lake Oswego, OR and Lawrence Steven Ness and wife, Ellie, Aptos, CA; parents, Alfred Lovered Vernon and Mary Frances Jacobs Ingram, Albuquerque, NM; sisters, Patricia Dianne Ingram, Albuquerque, NM and Mary Louise Ingram Taylor, Santa Fe, NM; brothers, A. L. Vernon Ingram, Jr and wife, Linda, Woodbridge, VA, John Steven Ingram, Memphis, TN and David Allan Ingram and wife, Yvonne, Albuquerque, NM; two nieces, five nephews, four grand-nieces, and one grand-nephew. Judy is also survived by her mother-in-law: Irene Thomas, Sandy, OR and two brothers-in-law: Ken Thomas and wife, Sandy, Copperas Cove, TX and Rick Thomas and wife, Sheryl, Rogue River, OR. Judy, being a member of a military family, lived throughout the United States. A Memorial Service with Dr Robert E Myers officiating will be held at 2 p.m., July 26, 2008 at Del Norte Baptist Church, 5800 Montgomery Blvd, NE, Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) of Nevada,6370 W. Flamingo #3, Las Vegas NV 89103 to assist ALS victims, like Judy, and ALS (aka Lou Gehrig's Disease) research.
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TITZL -- Richard Titzl. Our beloved dad, Richard (Dick) Titzl a long time Albuquerque resident left us quickly and quietly on Monday July 21, 2008. He was born in Louisville, KY on June 1, 1923 and first came to Albuquerque in the early 50's, after serving as a GCA Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Italy during World War II. He attended the University of New Mexico, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1956. He opened a family business, called the Art Center of Albuquerque in 1965, which he operated until the early 80's, when it eventually became the Art Framing Center. He enjoyed collecting fine coins and rare stamps. He was also an artist who loved to paint and draw and continued to create until well into his 80's. He loved to read and was an avid sports and history buff. He loved college football and closely followed most of the games throughout the year. Dick was predeceased by three children, Mary Ann Titzl, Lisa Titzl, and Leif Taylor. He is survived by one brother, Robert Titzl of Louisville KY: and four children; Rick Titzl, Tom Titzl, Barbara Fajardo, and Karl Titzl. He also had seven grandchildren, Daniel and Evan Fajardo, R.J. and Crista Taylor, Vanessa Titzl, Janel and Angela Titzl. The family would like to express our gratitude to Albertson's and their employees at the San Antonio and Wyoming branch who were so very kind, compassionate, and helpful to our father, Dick. A Private Family Memorial will be held to remember our dad to honor his memory. He will be greatly missed and in our hearts and minds everyday.
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TRUJILLO -- Joseph "JW" Trujillo Sr., 85, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his family. It is with great sadness that we announce his death. Trujillo, a native New Mexican from Bernalillo, served with the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945. After his discharge, JW was employed as Chief of Supply, Immigration, and Naturalization Service at the Japanese Internment Camp in Santa Fe. He and Roselia, his wife of 63 years, moved to Los Alamos in 1947, where he was an accountant for the Zia Company. In 1951, Trujillo joined the Atomic Energy Commission as an accountant. Two years later, he transferred to the AEC Protective Force. JW was a founding member of LULAC and was instrumental in establishing thirty seven councils throughout the Southwest. He served as Regional Governor for the Southwestern States in the 1950's and in 1957 was elected Outstanding National LULAC Man of the Year. Trujillo was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and the Elks, and he served as Chairman of the Los Alamos Town Council in the 1950s. JW opened a Tax Service and continued successfully after his retirement in 1979 from the AEC as a tax accountant and real estate investor throughout New Mexico. JW and Roselia moved to Albuquerque in 1995. He was preceded in death by his mother Lupe Montano, a long time Los Alamos resident. He will be greatly missed by his wife Roselia; five children, and their families, Joseph W. Jr. and wife Kristen of Albuquerque, Patrick and wife Lynn of Atlanta, GA; John of Albuquerque, Victor of Albuquerque, Viola and partner Stephanie of Tesuque. He is survived by three sisters, Consuelo Jaramillo of Bernalillo, Gloria Vigil of Santa Fe, and Angelina Trujillo of Los Alamos; five grandchildren, Marc and wife Linda of Sherman Oaks, CA; Michelle of Albuquerque; Laura and husband Dewayne Baxley of Atlanta, GA; Victor of Albuquerque; Gina and husband David Lewis of Dallas, TX; and many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be sons Joseph W. Jr., Patrick, John, and Victor, grandson Victor, godsons Art Jaramillo, Michael Chavez, and Joe Rojas. A special thanks to Presbyterian Hospice for their loving care and concern. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Association, 9500 Montgomery NE #209, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or www.alz.org. His love of music, humor and kindness will always be remembered. Rosary will be held Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 4 p.m., at Daniels Family Funeral Services, on Wyoming. Mass will be held Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 1 p.m., at Risen Savior on Wyoming. Arrangements/Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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VICKERS -- Charles W. Vickers, a life-long resident of Albuquerque NM , passed away on Monday, July 21, 2008, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. Chuck aka (Chug) was born in Grand Junction, CO, on Wednesday, July 2, 1952 and spent virtually his entire life in Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles S. Vickers and Betty J. Vickers; and is survived by his favorite aunt, Rosemary Johnston; and five brothers and sisters: Dr. Lon S. Vickers and his wife, Marke of Marietta, OH, Ann Motte and her husband, John of Perris, CA, Philip A. Vickers of Scottsdale and Sedona, AZ, John A. Vickers and his wife, Jannette of Vail, CO, and Tricia Wallace and her husband, Lyle W. of Parker, CO. Chuck is also survived by his beloved cousin, Julie Braswell and her husband, Bruce, as well as 12 nieces and nephews, and the Braswell boys. Chuck also will be greatly missed by his "girls", Tracey, Cindy, Mona, and Jules and his close hunting and golf buddies, Jim, Michael, Dennis, and Alex. Chuck attended St. Pius High School in Albuquerque and graduated with a degree in business from the University of New Mexico. He was a 25 year employee at UNM, retiring in 2000 having served as a financial executive in the Development Office of the University. In addition to his significant contributions to the UNM Development Office he also served a term as President of CASE, (Council for the Advancement of Secondary Education). Chuck was one of the two people who started UNM's very successful Presidential Scholarship Program. An avid golfer his entire life, he continued his passion for the game after retirement by working as a Ranger at the UNM North Course, and heavy involvement in the development of the Jr. Golf Program. He enjoyed his annual camping and hunting trips with his group of close friends, taking pride in never actually firing his rifle in over 20 years of "hunting" and camping with his friends. Music was a very important part of Chuck's life as he taught himself at an early age to play the guitar. He loved the music of Clapton, the Eagles, and Beatles, playing their music regularly. At one time, he was also a musician in a local Albuquerque band. There will be a "Celebration of Life" held on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at The UNM South Golf Course Pavillion from 4:00-6:00 p.m. His family invites all of Chuck's friends and friends of family members to join us in the celebration of his life. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the name of Charles W. Vickers to the Presidents Scholarship Fund through the University of New Mexico Endowment and sent to; UNM Foundation, Inc, MSC07 4260, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-0001. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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WRIGHT -- Roger Dee Wright, 68, born December 23, 1939 in Beatrice, NE, died July 17, 2008 in Albuquerque, NM. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Becky Wright. His three children, who he was extremely proud of, Willa Cather Inbody (Chris), Jason Dee Wright (Hannah) and Ariel Lynn Wright (Christopher). He is also survived by his beautiful granddaughter, Stara Wright; his parents, Walter Dee and Bobby Wright; and one sister, Nikki Reisen. Roger, a resident of Gallup, NM where he retired as the McKinley Co. Dir. for the Department of Human Services. A Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, July 20, 2008. Roger was a strong believer in education, so in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Lincoln Elementary, 801 W. Hill, Gallup, NM 87301.
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ABEYTA -- Patrick Abeyta Jr., 46, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2008 at his home in Polvadera, NM, He was born February 27, 1962 in Albuquerque, NM to Patrick and Rosina (Jimenez) Abeyta. Patrick enjoyed the outdoors and as a young boy, loved to visit his grandparents ranch in Tesuque, NM. He is survived by his wife, Debra Torres Abeyta of their home in Polvadera; his children: Samuel and Stephanie Abeyta, both of Polvadera; his parents, Patrick and Rosina Abeyta of Albuquerque; sisters: Sylvia Abeyta and Julie Pollack, both of Albuquerque; and many other relatives and friends. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., at the San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 25, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at San Miguel with Father Andy Pavlak as Celebrant. Burial will be in the Polvadera cemetery. Pallbearers are Ty Zimmerman, Mike Jacobs, Tommy Montoya, Jerry Montoya, Paul Savedra and Dean Otero. Honorary Pallbearers are Patrick Savedra, Glen Duggins and Carlos Valles. Arrangements are under the care of Steadman-Hall Funeral Home, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM. 575-835-1530.
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AUBREY -- Phillip Eugene Aubrey was born November 6, 1951 and passed away July 13, 2008. Arrangements are in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663
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BERMUDEZ -- Luciano "Chano" Bermudez, 80, resident of Albuquerque, passed away Monday, July 21, 2008 in his home surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Celia Bermudez; daughters, Lupe Madrid and Viola Bermudez; son, Raymond Bermudez and Emilia; grandson, Jordan Madrid; granddaughter, Jenna Madrid; brothers, Joe and wife, Toni, and Jack Bermudez and wife, Nohemi; and sisters, Rayitos Benavidez, Delfinia Gonzales. Chano was preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Anita Bermudez; and brother, Eugenio Bermudez. He was born in Manzano, NM and moved to Albuquerque in the 50's, where he lived most of his life. Before he married, he spent time in the Army stationed in Alaska, after which he raised his family back in Albuquerque. Chano was a jack of all trades and spent much of his time working on heavy machinery and neighbors cars; he also drilled wells with his brother. His passion was fishing and hunting and spending time in the outdoors and on the farm. Chano was a caring man always willing to help a neighbor. Chano was very easy going and loved to joke around. He was a dedicated husband, father, and friend who will be dearly missed by all. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, July 24, 2008, 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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BUSHEY -- Gurna Maes Gordon Bushey, 92, of Albuquerque, NM, died Monday July 14, 2008 at the Family Tree Assisted Living Home in West Point City, UT. She was born September 19, 1915 in Syria, VA and was one of 13 children. The family later moved to York, PA, where she graduated from high school and attended Business College. She had a beautiful voice and sang with bands during the early 1930's, then married Harry Bushey in 1938 and had two sons. The family moved to the southwest in 1943, where they made their permanent home. Mrs. Bushey was an accomplished woman; proficient in her business life, trained as a master food preserver, and an adventurous outdoors woman and traveler. She and her husband were very active in their church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and served two full time missions. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and has left a legacy of wonderful memories. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry in 2004; and two grandsons. Survivors include two sons, Max Bushey and wife Charity Waterman Bushey, and Bob Bushey and wife Claudia Cowan Bushey; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Druck; and one brother, Elvin Gordon, both of York, PA. A Graveside Service will be held at the Washington City Cemetery, Washington, KS on July 26, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. Arrangements are through Wards Funeral Home, Washington, KS.
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BYRNE -- Guri Whitley Byrne, born November 29, 1924 in Rochester, NY to William and Claire Skarre, passed away on July 21, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Byrne; and grandson, Justin Byrne. She is survived by her six children, Patricia Leischner, James Byrne and wife Kim, John Byrne, Guri Glass and husband Wayne, Tim Byrne and wife Geri, Bridget Turman and husband Jerry; grandchildren Jeffrey, Drew, Reeve, Barbara Jean, Jerry Jr., Sage, Matthew, and Michael; Great-granddaughters Riley, Zoey. Guri was a Foster Parent for 17 infants that were being adopted. She will be remembered for her kindness and devotion to her family. She enjoyed arts and crafts and participating in many arts and crafts shows as "Granny Goose". Guri always enjoyed entertaining and her home was always open to those who stopped by. She is truly loved and will be missed by countless friends, neighbors, and acquaintances. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Alzheimer's Association, 9500 Montgomery NE, Suite 209, Albuquerque, NM 87111 (505) 266-2195. Services will be at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church on July 25, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven, Albuquerque, NM. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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