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CLARK -- Dorothy Quin Clark; Born on February 1, 1929 in Denver, CO passed away in Rio Rancho, NM on July 2, 2008. Dorothy was the daughter of Robert and Inez Quin, and the wife of Clarence O. Clark. Dorothy grew up in Cheyenne, WY and graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1947. Dorothy attended the University of Wyoming for two years, and then married Clarence Clark, who was stationed at the Air Force Base in Cheyenne. Dorothy and her family traveled to Europe twice, and after 26 years of serving in the Air Force, made Albuquerque their home. Dorothy was the mother to two daughters, Colleen Clark Trout (husband: Steve Trout) and Cindy Clark-Thompson (husband: Jeff Thompson); and the grandmother to Aaron James Forrester (wife: Alison Forrester), Scott Clark Forrester (wife: Alissa Forrester), and Jackie Clark Trout. In addition, Dorothy is survived by her sister, Jo Ann Broyles; and three great grandchildren, Austin, Alex, and Ava. Dorothy worked as a New Mexico Human Services Income Support Worker for twenty years. Dorothy was appointed by Governor Bruce King to the Commission of Human Rights where she served for five years. During retirement Dorothy made quilts for teenage mothers and their babies and spent time with her family and friends. The family of Dorothy would like to thank the following for providing such good and loving care to her during her time of illness; Sandia Springs Assisted Living and the Vista Care Hospice Program. Dorothy loved the ocean and has requested that her family distribute her remains over the waters of Florida. A service and gathering will be held on Friday, July 18, 2008 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the home of Cindy and Jeff Thompson; 2044 Calle Pajaro Azul NW, Albuquerque, NM. The family invites all those who wish to celebrate Dorothy's life to attend. Please call (505) 898-5746 for directions to the home. With regard to flowers, the family of Dorothy has requested that donations be made to LUGGAGE FOR KIDS project that provides luggage to children in foster care in New Mexico. Please send your donation to: Red Mountain Family Services, Inc. PO Box 67197, Albuquerque, NM 87193
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CLINKSCALES -- Robert Marshall Robert, your heart offered us peace; your spirit showed us hope. Your laugh brightened our lives; and, your death strengthened our faith. It's not so much about why anymore as it is about how we go on without you as we honor your memory. But, you're not really gone-not in the ways that count. We think about you daily and see you in everything we do. Your love holds us together. We miss you dearly. Love, Mom, Dad and Ann Marie
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CLOKEY -- Annie Clokey, age 59, a long time resident of Rio Rancho, NM, died, Thursday morning, July 3, 2008 after a long illness. She is survived by her spouse, Edward G. Clokey; daughter, Alyce Clokey of Albuquerque; brothers, Gregorio Hernandez and wife Rita of San Jose, CA, and Manuel Hernandez and wife Mary from Kerman, CA; sisters, Mary Salazar and husband Carlos of Merced, California, Hortencia Ramos and husband Leo of Roswell, NM and Lupe Barron of Coeur d'Alene, ID. Mother-in-law, Ruth Clokey of Albuquerque; sisters-in-law, Diana Clokey of Albuquerque and Margaret Lyman and husband Robert of Phoenix, AZ; brothers-in-law, Michael Clokey and wife Susan of Las Vegas, Nevada and William Clokey of Albuquerque. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Annie was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Louise Hernandez; and brother, Ramon Hernandez. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish in Rio Rancho, NM. Rosary will be recited on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. French Mortuary, Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW, with a reception to follow. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Parish, 1502 Sara Rd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m., Santa Fe, NM. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Westside Chapel on Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. until time of Rosary. French Mortuary, Inc. 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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CROFT -- Esther J. Croft, nee Bruns, 96, formerly of Wheeling, IL, at rest July 2, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Harry E. Croft, Sr.; loving mother of Harry, Jr. (Millie) and Linda (David) Fiegel; devoted grandmother of Andy (Meg) Croft, Beth (Jim) Godsey, and Anne (Erik) Sveum; loving great-grandmother of five. Services will be private and will be laid to rest in Champaign, IL. Memorials can be sent to St. Felix Pantry, 4020 Barbara Loop SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, (505) 891.8075.
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EKER -- James Edward Eker was born September 1, 1929 in Mooreland, OK to Lee Ernest and Lena Belle (Childers) Eker. He passed away Thursday June 19, 2008, at the age of 78 years. Jim graduated from Mooreland High School in 1947, and then attended Oklahoma University. On November 23, 1950 he was united in marriage to Carrie Ellabell Swigart in Mooreland, OK. To this union three sons were born, Dennis, Don, and Darrell. The family made their home in Oklahoma until they moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1986. Most of Jim's professional life was in sales. Jim was a member of the United Methodist Church, serving as a youth leader in Oklahoma. He was also very involved in the Boy Scouts of America. In his youth he was a Boy Scout, and in 1959 he helped start a scout troop for handicapped children in Woodward, OK, the first such troop in northwest Oklahoma. He served the troop as Assistant Scoutmaster. He attended adult training at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and as his own sons progressed in scouting, was a Cubmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, and Assistant District Commissioner for the Boiling Springs District in northwest Oklahoma. Jim was a Mason for 57 years, first belonging to the Mooreland Lodge No. 387. After moving to Albuquerque he became a member of the Hiram Lodge No. 13 on December 19, 1987. He was inducted into the Scottish Rite on May 5, 1991 and joined the Ballut Abyad Shrine Temple, Albuquerque, New Mexico on the same date. Jim really enjoyed working with kids and joined the Clown Unit of the Temple in September, 1991. He was an avid Oklahoma University football fan. Jim loved camping, fishing, and rock hunting. He also enjoyed traveling, golfing, and lapidary work. Jim made beautiful jewelry and did the faceting of the stones himself. His greatest joy of recent years was watching his grandchildren grow, attending their sports and theater events and just enjoying their company. Jim is survived by his wife, Ellabell; three children, Dennis and wife, Patricia, Don and wife, Stephanie, and Darrell and wife, Marsha, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Nicholas Eker, Courtney Eker, Bill Malone, Bob Malone, Josh Montano and Jessica Montano; great-gandchildren, Kai Montano and Payton Montano. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Lena Eker; and his brother, Robert Eker. A Private Burial Service, with family present, was held at Sunset Memorial Park under the direction of French Mortuary with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. A Memorial Service will be held July 10, 2008 at French Mortuary Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd NW at 11:00 a.m. with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in Jim's name to your favorite charity. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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ELY -- Daniel (Dan) Ely, 84, finished his full and successful life June 26, 2008 at his home on Nettles Island, FL with his devoted and beloved wife, Betty, at his side. Dan was born September 15, 1923 in Chicago, IL to George and Josephine Ely. He is survived by wife Betty; step-daughter Terry Dean and husband John of Houston, TX. Six children from his marriage with Katy Lou McIntosh: David Ely, Todd Ely and wife, Terry, Melissa Ely Martinez and husband, Louis, all of Albuquerque, Erin Ely and Doug Bielefeldt of Eugene OR; Therese Ely-Schmitter and husband, Dan of Seattle, WA, and Laura Ely of San Francisco, CA; 12 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister Joanne McIntosh of San Jose, CA and cousin Stan Reinisch of Chicago, IL. Private services were held in Florida. Dan graduated from High School and the Sea Scouts in Chicago and moved to Albuquerque during the 1940s to attend UNM. While at UNM, he played football and served in the Navy ROTC and made many long-lasting friendships. He graduated and received his Navy commission and was stationed in the Pacific during WWII and remained in the Navy Reserve for many years after returning home. He soon found he enjoyed sales and made a career in automobile retailing that led to his operating the Dan Ely Buick GMC Honda auto dealership in Albuquerque. He had particular interest in the RV industry including manufacturing a line of pickup campers. He was active in both the New Mexico and National Automobile Dealers Associations and GMC Dealer Advisory Board, serving on the boards and on many committees. Also, during his time in Albuquerque, he was active in the community with the Republican Party, particularly the Dave Cargo for Governor Campaign as Chairman and Treasurer; and Co-Chair of the Governor's Inaugural Committee. He also was a member of the UNM Lobo Club where he served on committees and was especially supportive of Coach Bob King and the UNM Men's Basketball program. Dan was appointed to the Board of the New Mexico Springer Boys School. He continued these activities until he sold his business and semi retired to Florida. In Florida, he was active in his community on Nettles Island (an RV Condominium vacation community), elected to the Nettles Island HOA Board and served on the St. Lucie County Code Enforcement Board. He continued his sales career on a semi-retired basis in Condominium sales and tried to wear out his boat and fishing gear by fishing as much as possible. Just as in Albuquerque, Dan made many friends on Nettles Island. Our husband, father and friend will be greatly missed and fondly remembered. Correspondence may be sent to c/o Melissa Martinez at PO Box 45383, Rio Rancho, NM 87174
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ENGLAND -- Ron, 67, a resident of the East Mountains for over 20 years, died Friday, July 4, 2008. He is survived by his wife Barbara England; seven children and 17 grandchildren; brother Dale England and wife Susan. Private disposition has taken place. Should friends or family desire, donations may be made to Cancer Services of New Mexico Foundation, P.O. Box 51735, Albuquerque, 87181-1735 in Ron England's name. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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FAJARDO -- Josephine E. Fajardo, our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister, was born March 6, 1945. A lifelong resident of Albuquerque, she was called home to be with her loving Lord, unexpectedly on Monday, June 30, 2008 at the age of 63, after an injury. Josephine graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1965. She married Billy Davis in 1969 and started her family, eventually having two daughters. She was a member of San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church. Josephine was preceded in death by her father, Jose P. Fajardo; and her mother, Carolina Fajardo; brothers, Benny and Paul; great-granddaughter, Mariah Davis Tapia. She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Sanchez and husband Joe, Carolyn Marquez and husband Gino; grandchildren, Valerie, Ricky, Desiree and Gino Berry; great-grandchildren, Shaun J. and Juliann; sister, Suzanne Tapia and husband Bernie; brothers, John Fajardo and wife Denise of Carlsbad, NM; Richard Fajardo and wife Anna and Bill Fajardo; sister-in-law, Kathy Fajardo of Garland, TX; many nephews and nieces, Bernie Jr. who was like her son and Benny Tapia, Michael, Theresa, John, Amber, Ashley, Richard, Alicia, Lynette, Philip, Aaron and Bryan Fajardo. Services will be held at San Felipe Catholic Church in Old Town. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, July 7, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ricky Candelaria, Bernie Tapia, Benny Tapia, Johnny Fajardo, Richard Fajardo, Philip Fajardo, Bryan Fajardo, Aaron Fajardo, and Gino Marquez. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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FOSTER -- Robert P. "Bob" Foster, 65, a resident of Albuquerque since 1973, passed away Friday, July 4, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Treva Foster of Albuquerque; sons, Eric Foster of Albuquerque, Kurt Foster of Las Vegas, NV, and Cody Hanson and wife, Cindy of Santa Fe, NM; four grandchildren, Dylan and Audrey Foster, and Isabella and Cody James Hanson; brothers, John Foster and wife, Sylvia of Salida, CO and Jim Foster and wife, Karen of Howard, CO; four nieces, Diane, Christie, Myra, and Johnna; and special friends, Dianne and Romeo DiLallo. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Beryl Foster. He was born in Denver, CO on February 14, 1943 and graduated from Salida High School. He served in the Army Security Intelligence Agency from 1962 to 1965. Upon his honorable discharge Bob graduated from Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo, CO with a BS in Electrical Engineering. He then pursued a career in insurance working for Fidelity Union and American General Insurance Companies and in 1978 became a State Farm Agent in Cedar Crest, NM, retiring in 2000. Bob loved aviation, boating, fishing, spending time on his computer, and his little dog, Clancy. He served as Post Commander of the American Legion, was a founding member of the East Mountain Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars. His greatest love was his family and his grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Thursday, July 10, 2008, 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Mark Waite officiating. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 7001 Menaul Blvd. NE, Suite 1-A, Albuquerque, NM 87110 and the Covenant of Grace Building Fund, P.O. Box 2099, Edgewood, NM 87015. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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FRISTENSKY -- Kevin John Fristensky, 54, passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2008. Arrangements are being entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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