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ARD -- Doris Elaine Ard, 80, longtime resident of Albuquerque, peacefully passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, October 12, 2008. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Everett; two daughters, Susan Ard and Nancy Kelly and husband, David, all of Albuquerque; four grandchildren, John and Sherry Dobias, and Brent and wife, Mary Kelly, all of Albuquerque, and Brandon Kelly of South Korea; and three great-grandchildren. Doris graduated High School in Joplin, Missouri in 1946, and received her Associate's Degree in Business from Joplin Junior College in 1948. She married Everett Ard in 1948 in Joplin. Doris moved to Albuquerque in 1950 and joined the First Presbyterian Church. She was very active in the church, having served as Head of the Chancel Guild for many years. She also taught Sunday School for a number of years. Doris enjoyed playing bridge with her dear friends, spending time with her grandchildren, and fishing at her Jemez cabin. A special thanks to Jeannett for her care and devotion, and also to Heritage Hospice and Right at Home. A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate Doris' life on Friday, October 17, 2008 2:00 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE with interment to follow at 3:45 p.m., Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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CARRIVEAU -- J.R. "Butch" Carriveau October 16, 1946 - August 10, 2008 Though you didn't gain that elusive lung, You generously bestowed the gift of sight to two others. Your legacy makes us proud. Take a deep breath - you're home now. Your sister, Nanci and nieces, Amy, Jennifer, and Joy
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CASTILLO -- Louisa M. Castillo, 83, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on October 14, 2008, with her loving family at her side. Mrs. Castillo is survived by her companion, John Gallegos; her daughters, Clementine Kenton and husband, Thomas, Helen Kenton and husband, Bobby, Darlene Castillo and Tomas Trejo, and Ida Castillo; her sister, Esther Garcia and husband, Salomon; her brother, Gillie Vaisa and wife, Jolene; her daughter-in-law, Maria Castillo; 19 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Castillo was preceded in death by her parents, Jose and Maria Vaisa; her sons, Herman, Jimmy, and Bobby; her daughter, Theresa; grandchildren, Tabitha, Jimmy and Danny; and her great-grandchildren, Samantha, Matilda, Veronica, Desiree and Domiana. Mrs. Castillo was a member of the Catholic Church. Visitation will be Thursday, October 16, 2008, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW. Final visitation will be Friday at the Church from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., Father Anthony Bolman, presider. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Bobby Kenton Jr., Johnny Kenton, Florentino Castillo, Jesus Lopez, Thomas Kenton Jr. and Eli Kenton. Honorary pallbearers will be Erik and Jacob Kenton, Robert Lopez, Bobby Castillo, Brenda Sears, Nina Alvarez, Clementine Garcia, Sharon, Delilah, Denise and Merika Castillo, and Amanda and Lorenzo Gallegos. Arrangement by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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CONTRERAS -- Yolanda C. Contreras "Que Linda" was born March 1, 1956 in Albuquerque, NM. She passed away Monday, October 13, 2008. Yolanda is preceded in death by her mother, Rose Silva Contreras on Thursday, October 2, 2008; and brother, Alfonso J. Contreras, Jr. Yolanda is survived by her father, Alfonso J. Contreras, Sr.; brothers, Richard M. Contreras, and Brian A. Contreras; sisters, Lori Contreras Anaya and husband, Jimmy, twins, Michelle and Susan Contreras; aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; and other family and friends. She will be missed dearly by all. Services will be held at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna, NW. A Rosary will be recited Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, October 17, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services. 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ, 87107. 343-8008.
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FISHER -- Rick Fisher, 65, a resident of Albuquerque went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 12, 2008. He is survived by his loving wife Phyllis; sons Michael and wife Mia, James, Scott and wife Deidre; three grandchildren Cody, Addisyn and Alex; father Bob Fisher and preceded in death by his mother Betty Fisher. Services will be on Friday October 17, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Chapel 4001 Osuna. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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GASS -- Jimmy Myers Gass December 8, 1946- October 11, 2008 Jimmy Myers Gass was taken from us on October 11, 2008, at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. A 1961 graduate of Bearden High School in Knoxville, TN, he joined the Navy in 1962. After an honorable discharge, he received his degree in Soil Science from University of Tennessee. After a tenure in the Forest Service, he opened his own Soil Consulting Business in Jonesborough, TN. Jimmy was a free spirit who loved music and the great outdoors. He cherished his family and taught his children how to find the good in everything. He is survived by his loving wife Diane; his sister Florence Hill and husband Sam of Atlanta, GA; daughter Angie Apodaca and husband Ben of Santa Fe, NM; daughter Marti Goff and husband Ron of Santa Fe, NM; daughter Michelle Ivester and husband Mike of Knoxville, TN; daughter Rebecca Gass Benz of CA; daughter Sara Barber and husband Tim of Lorton, VA; and his son John P. Gass of Jonesborough, TN. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and various nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Jimmy's Life will be held Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 4:00 at the Twin Creeks Picnic Pavillion in Gatlinburg, TN. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the UNOS Foundation, PO Box 2484, 700 N Fourth St., Richmond, VA 23218.
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GELFAND -- Harriet Gelfand, 79, a resident of Albuquerque for the past 35 years, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2008. Harriet was born August 22, 1929 the daughter of Jack and Mary Bostoff in Bronx, NY. She had been a volunteer at Presbyterian Hospital for 30 years. Harriet was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Gelfand in 2006. She is survived by one son, Jack Gelfand and wife Elizabeth of Albuquerque; and one grandson, Jakob Gelfand. Cremation has taken place, and she will be placed with her husband at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 (505) 892-9920
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ITURRIOS -- Francisco Javier Iturrios, 39, a resident of Albuquerque, went to be with our Heavenly Father on Sunday October 12, 2008. Francisco has been a devout and life long member of the Catholic Church. Mr. Iturrios is predeceased by his father Tomas Iturrios. He is survived by his devoted wife Lupe; three children Antonio Fernandez, Daniel and David Iturrios; his mother Elva Iturrios; a sister Maria Iturrios; three brothers Tomas, Gregorio and Fernando Iturrios. Visitation will be held at the 8th Street Chapel of Garcia Mortuary - The Daniels Family Funeral Services, on Friday, October 17, 2008 at 5:00 p.m., with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. The Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at Holy Family Catholic church, 562 Atrisco Dr. SW Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Private disposition will follow. 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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JENSEN -- Mark Alan Jensen, 56, lost his four year battle with bone cancer on Monday, October 13, 2008. He was born January 29, 1952 in Albuquerque and moved to Edgewood in 1983. Mark is survived by his sweetheart, Gail Richards; son, Rory Jensen and wife, Kim Jensen; daughter, Clare Jensen and their mother Jane Jensen; sisters, Mimi Montgomery, Janice Gauman and husband, Denny, Elena Coffman and husband, Gaylan; and sister Leslie Jensen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice K. and Alta Mae Jensen and grandparents, Joe and Mae Hill. Mark graduated from Highland High School in 1970 and UNM in 1974. He became a building contractor in 1974 and began a career in real estate in 1985 working primarily in Albuquerque's East Mountain area. Mark was Owner/Broker of Associated Mountain Realtors in Cedar Crest. He was a founder of the Edgewood Community Library and has been an ardent supporter since opening. In addition to homebuilding, Mark loved to dance, ski, scuba dive and play racquetball. He loved to travel the world and his many destinations are a tribute to a short life well lived. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held Saturday, 2:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Interment of cremated remains will take place at Mountain Valley Cemetery in Edgewood. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark's best friend for life Tim Otero, Angus MacPherson, Liz Mazzola, Jim Ullrich, Steve Caruso and Dave Thomas. In lieu of flowers, Mark requested memorial contributions be made to the Community Library, 1952 Old Highway 66, Edgewood, NM, 87015. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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KEAGLE -- Dee L. Keagle, 79, passed away on October 14, 2008. Those who wish to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Funeral Services have been entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-891-9192
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