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LOPEZ -- Tommy J. Lopez, beloved husband of 44 years, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Candy R. Wiggins Lopez; one daughter, Corina Lopez; and two sons, (Mr. Mike) Michael Lopez, and Tommy J. Lopez, Jr.; and four grandsons, Diego A. Lopez, Michael A. Lopez, Tommy James Lopez, III, and Andy James (Mr. James) Lopez; and Tommy's beloved dog, Pee Wee. Tommy is also survived by three sisters, Nora Lovato of Albuquerque, NM, Mary L. Garcia of Bernalillo, NM, and Clorinda Martinez of Moriarty, NM; a brother, Amarante Lopez and his wife, Delfina Lopez, of Fresno, CA; a special sister-in-law, Socorro Lopez, of Phoenix, AZ; and special friends, Lisa L. Hughes and her husband, Cal, of Bailey, CO; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, and special friends that loved him and will miss him. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Julian and Teresita Blea Lopez; and his brothers, Nazario Lopez, Adolfo Lopez, Frank Lopez, and Belarmino Lopez. We know that Tommy is resting in peace. He will be missed. We will all be together again someday. I love you Tommy! We love you Dad! We love you Grandpa! A Rosary for Tommy was recited at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2008 in the evening at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2008. A Reception will follow at the Sandoval County Sheriffs' Posse, 1043 Rodeo Ln. Bernalillo, NM. The Lopez family would like to thank their relatives and friends who brought food, sent flowers, offered prayers, came to visit, and helped in so many other ways. Your sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be gratefully remembered and deeply appreciated. Thank you also to Heritage Hospice Staff, Pam, Reyna, Vickie, and Linda, Dr. Firestone, Dr. Jeff, and Staff at El Pueblo Health. Funeral Arrangements provided by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St, SW, ABQ, NM, 87107. 343-8008
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PANZER -- Wilbur L. Panzer, 87, resident of Albuquerque, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Janice Edmondson, and Lynda Plum and husband, Roger of Tucson, AZ; sons, John Panzer of Tucson, AZ, and Kevin Panzer and wife, Lori of North Platte, NE; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Eagles #2139 of North Platte, NE and was also a Moose member in North Platte. Graveside Services will be held Thursday, June 26, 2008, 10:30 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to your favorite charity in Wilbur's name. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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SAIS -- Greg Sais, 85, passed away on Friday, June 20, 2008. He was a life long resident of New Mexico. Greg was born May 15, 1923 in Casa Colorada, NM, to Rafael and Louisa Sais. He is survived by his children David Sais and his wife Terri of Cheyenne, WY; Barbara Sais Mares and her husband Dr. Frank Mares, Dolores Sais Miera and her husband Joe, all of Albuquerque, NM; six grandchildren, Annette Sais-Suloff, and her husband Jeff of Laramie, Wyoming; Cristina Mares, Andrea Mares, Arianna Miera, Michael Greg Miera, and Raquel Miera all of Albuquerque, NM; one great-grandson, Colin Suloff; and three sisters, Emily Perea, Mary Chavez, Ana Lewis; one sister-in-law; Clara White; numerous nieces and nephews; and a loyal and faithful companion; Lola, his Lhasa Apso. Greg was preceded in death by his wife Mary of 57 years, in 2004. He was a veteran of WWII in the Army Aircorp, and long time member of Risen Savior Catholic Community Church, a fisherman, and loved crossword puzzles, and an avid reader and involved in politics. Visitation, Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 5-7 p.m., in the chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, on Wyoming, Rosary will be recited following the visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 26, 2008, 10:00 a.m., at Risen Savior with Burial to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 pm with honors. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to UNMH-Neuro Science Center 277-4503. Services are entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109 (505) 821-0010 www.danielsfuneral.com
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SAIZ -- Simon ''Doodle Bugs'' Saiz November 13, 1936- June 25, 2007 This is for you, our beloved husband, father, and grandpa that we love, for the one who has cared all these years, but has never heard enough about how much we love you. So this is for you. For the one who has helped us through all our childhood fears and failures, and turned all that he could into success and dreams. For the person whose devotion to his family is marked by gentle strength and guidence, and whose love of life, sense of direction. For the man who is a wonderful example of what more men should be. Simon, you were a loving father, husband, grandpa and a friend to all and we all miss you. Love, your wife Dora, your children, grand children, great- grand children, and all your friends.
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SEGURA -- Bertha M. Segura, age 87, passed away on June 22, 2008 at the Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque following an illness. Bertha was born March 24, 1921 in San Ignacio, NM to the home of Benjamin and Demecia Romero Madrid. She married Frank Segura on January 2, 1936. A lifelong resident of San Ignacio, she and her husband, Frank were longtime ranchers. She drove the school bus for the Santa Rosa Consolidated schools for 35 years. Bertha was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, the Sacred Heart Society and Las Hijas de Maria. She was also a member of the Campos Senior Citizens where she spent countless hours quilting, crocheting, and she also enjoyed baking. Bertha is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Frank; a daughter, Florence Segura; sisters, Isabel Ulibarri and Flugencia Sena and her brother; Levy Madrid. Survivors include her son, Benjamin Segura of San Ignacio; daughter, Mary Esther Billingsley of Richardson, TX; grandchildren Medina Segura of Manteca, CA, Demecia Segura of North Hollywood, CA, Crystal Mazza and Thomas Mazza both of Richardson, TX and her sister; Tommie Gutierrez of Albuquerque; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of relatives and friends. Rosary Services will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., from St. Rose of Lima Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 27, 2008 at 10:00 a.m., also from St. Rose Church with Father Nick Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers will be Frank T. Ulibarri, Ely Madrid, Thomas Mazza, Gene Madrid, Dale Gutierrez, Mark Sena, and Jose Segura. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be all of Bertha's nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to help defray funeral costs and can be dropped off at the Chavez Funeral Home or mailed to Chavez Funeral Home, P.O. Box 395, Santa Rosa, NM 88435 (575) 472-3369. All services are entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa. For online condolences log onto our website at www.chavezfuneralhome.com
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SILVA -- Mary Ann (Anita) Silva, a life long resident of Albuquerque passed away June 21, 2008. She was born July 26, 1915. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gregorio R. Silva; and a son, Rueben. She is survived by daughters, Ramona Little and husband Jimmie, Lydia Clark, Fedelina (Feathers) Cohn, all of Albuquerque, Nella Martinez and husband Tranquilino of Goodyear, AZ, Anita Perez and husband Joseph of Albuquerque, NM; sons, Manuel Silva and wife Gloria, Frank Silva and wife Norma, Ed Silva, and Larry Clark and wife Terri, all of Albuquerque, NM; six granddaughters, six grandsons, and 12 great- grandchildren. A Rosary will be held 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at St. Francis Xavier Church. Services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday June 25, 2008 at St. Francis Xavier Church with Burial at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery following. Pallbearers will be grandsons Gary Silva, Michael Cohn, Mark Cohn, Aaron Silva, Adam Silva, great-grandson Dominic Silva. Funeral services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave. SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800 www.danielsfuneral.com
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TOMER -- Beatrice Lillian Tomer, 89, passed away Monday, June 23, 2008. Survivors include one son, and one daughter; Cal and wife, Trish Tomer, Los Lunas; Nancy and husband Frank DiMicco, Kingston, NY; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 27, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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TORRES -- Angelina Calderon Torres, 88, a beautiful, loving, selfless, talented, and humble human being went to be with our Lord on June 5, 2008. Angie was born in Pueblo, CO, on January 1, 1920, to Spanish immigrant parents, Josefa Lopez and Basilio Calderon. Her life of service to others started when she was orphaned at the age of 13, and left school to care for her sister and five brothers. She eventually graduated from Hatch High School in 1939 and married Sinesio Alvarez Torres, a Spanish immigrant. After rearing seven children and being widowed at the age of 55, she began her acting career in a production at the Albuquerque Little Theater. She appeared in 80 plays with La Compania de Teatro de Albuquerque, Adobe Theater, Vortex Theater, and the UNM College of Fine Arts, among others. She had supporting character parts in 18 motion pictures, but her family and friends considered "Mamacita" to be the star. Her appearance on billboards for breast cancer awareness encouraged an increased number of Hispanic women to receive mammograms. Angie enjoyed reading, writing poetry, storytelling, volunteering, telling jokes, slot machines, and crossword puzzles. Among her many tributes were: Governor's Award for Outstanding Women, YWCA Women on the Move Award, Arts Alliance Bravo Award, and the New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award. Angie leaves a legacy exemplifying the joy of service to others. She was predeceased by her husband; her daughters, Thelia Torres and Juanita Richardson; her sister; and five brothers. She is survived by her children: Carlos A. Torres and wife, Patricia (Patty), Sinesio A. (Snip) Torres and wife, Mary Helen, Josefa (Jo-An) Torres and husband, Dean Dye, Rosa Maria (Rose Mary "Redd") Eakin and husband, Randall (Randy) Eakin, Emilio Torres and wife, Margaret (Midge); and son-in-law, James (Jim) Richardson. This extraordinary woman will also be missed by her 17 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of her Life will be held on June 26 at 10 a.m., at St. Mark's-on-the-Mesa Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond Pl. NE. A reception will follow at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (lobby and theater), 1701 4th St. SW, at 11:30 a.m. A private interment by Angie's children will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation may contribute to Presbyterian Hospice, 4300 Constitution, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 (Website: http://tinyurl.com/5rudj6), or to a charity of your choice.
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TWITTY -- Sandra M. Twitty, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. Sandra had been staying at the Las Cruces Nursing Center for several weeks while recovering from hip surgery. Sandra was born in Newport, RI, to John and Grace Manchester on November 27, 1927. She grew up in Ardsley, NY, and as a result of health problems as a young girl, also lived in Tucson, AZ, with Gladys and Bill Wharton, for about three years. She was the oldest of three children, and was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Jackie; youngest son, Steven Glenn; and former husband, Jack. Sandra is survived by her sons David (Las Cruces), and Jack; his wife, Nancy; granddaughter Ashley, grandson Jackson, (all of San Cristobal, NM); and by her sister, Carol and her husband Phillip (Florida). She married Jack Twitty in 1950 and had a baby (David - 1953) while they lived in Alexandria, VA. In 1954, Sandra and Jack moved to Albuquerque, where they had two more sons, Jack (1955), and Stevie (1957). They lived in Albuquerque until 1968. Sandra and Jack bought a guest ranch in Red River, NM in 1968, and moved there with their three sons in early 1969. Sandra and Jack divorced in 1969. Sandra did her best to raise her three teenage boys and maintain her sanity at the same time, and was also a surrogate mother to many of the other kids in Red River over the years she lived there. Sandra lived at Cottonbloom Assisted living since late July 2005. Her family thanks the staff of Cottonbloom and also the Las Cruces Nursing Center for the care and kindness they showed Sandra during her time at each facility. Sandra wished to be placed near the grave of her youngest son, Stevie, in San Cristobal, NM. A Memorial Service will be held at the Red River Community House on July 13, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Friends of Sandy are encouraged to share their stories about her at the Service.
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ARGERES -- May Weiselberg Argeres, 82, a resident of Albuquerque, died June 17, 2008. She was born in Paterson, NJ, to Simcha and Freyda Zeisel Weiselberg. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Erika Argeres DVM of Albuquerque, Stacey Teuber and husband, Dean of Thornton, CO; son, David Greer and wife, Kathryn of Albuquerque; four grandchildren; brother, Max Weiselberg. May was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, William Argeres in 2007. Graveside Service has taken place. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 4:00 p.m., at French Mortuary University Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Total Community Care (Pace Program) 904-A Las Lomas NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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