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SANCHEZ -- Francisco G. Sanchez, 78, passed away surrounded by his family and friends on July 15, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Josie; son, Roy Sanchez and wife Carolyn; daughter, Kathy Salazar and Lawrence Vicente; brother, Moises Sanchez and wife Bernie; sisters, Lougie Sedillo and Mary Chavez and husband Joe; grandchildren, Randy, Renee, Rachel, Emily, Evelyn and David; great-grandchild, Cynthia; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place today, Thursday, July 17, 2008, at Our Lady of Guadalupe at 9:00 a.m., with interment to take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Serving as pallbearers will be Mark Sanchez, David Vigil, Mike Sanchez, Andrew Armijo, and Gene Armijo. Honorary pallbearers will be Evaristo Marquez, Joe Chavez, Jr., Frank Chavez, and Ernie Leger. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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TAVENNER -- Quentin Luke Tavenner, 29, was received into God's hands, Tuesday, July 15, 2008. He was born July 13, 1979 in Albuquerque, a son of Garth and Sadie Tavenner. He married Felicia Herman de Espinoza, May 1, 2004 in Albuquerque. Survivors include his wife of Rio Rancho; one daughter, Hailey Quinn; one son on the way, Quentin Luke II; his mother, Sadie; three brothers and three sisters; Michael (Jody) Tavenner, Moriarty; Dionne (Lance) Carlton, Albuquerque; Wendy (Michael) McCutcheon-Tavenner, Moriarty; Frank Tavenner, Tavenner's Corner; Elton (Jackie) Tavenner, Gilbert, AZ; Nichole Tavenner, Albuquerque; his grandmother; Mrs. Justo Gonzales, Moriarty; and many nieces and nephews, and godchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Garth; one brother, Garth, Jr.; sister-in-law, Cindy Tavenner; two nephews; Michael and Anthony Tavenner. A visitation will be held Thursday, July 17, 2008 at 6:00 p.m., at Church of the Incarnation, 2309 Monterrey Rd., Rio Rancho. The Holy Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, July 18, 2008 at 10:00 a.m., at the Church. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Moriarty. Pallbearers include, Michael Tavenner, Frank Tavenner, Elton Tavenner, Lance Carlton, Michael McCutcheon, Chris Potter. Honorary Pallbearers, Jeremy Tavenner and Cameron Sandoval. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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TILLER -- James A. Tiller, beloved father, grandfather, uncle, and friend to many, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2008 in Albuquerque. He was born in Atlanta, GA, in 1926. He served as a ball turret gunner in the Air Force in the Second World War, but was a peace-loving person to all who knew him. After the war, he attended Georgia Tech and graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. He married the late Hazel Jackson and settled in Louisville, KY, where his children, Jeff and Sandy were born. During his career as an Industrial Designer, he worked in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Ames (Iowa), and the Los Angeles area. Jim was a long-time member of AA and actively participated in meetings in Corrales. He loved nature and was an avid hiker in the desert and mountains around Albuquerque. He was a talented artist and painted many scenes from the natural world. He was always ready to compete in a game of chess, bridge, casino, rummy, or any new game. He enjoyed good (and bad) jokes and, complete with a giveaway grin, regaled all who would listen. Jim was a member of the Rio Rancho Unitarian Church and had an intense curiosity about history, religion, and the plight of the human race. Survivors include daughter, Sandy Tiller; son, Jeff Tiller; son-in-law, William Schmidt; daughter-in-law, Ingrid Kraus; grandchildren Denali, Connor, Maia, Adam and Eli; and nieces and nephews, David, Carol, Susan, Kathy, Bill Jr., Tom, Barbara, and Jim. He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel; sisters, Jean Allen and Marianne Hayford; in-laws, Cliff (Red) Allen, Catherine and Bill Lloyd, Martha and Clarence Roberts, and Hugh Hayford; and niece, Nancy. Jim will also be missed by all of his many friends in Albuquerque, the Atlanta area, and elsewhere. A Memorial Service will be conducted on Saturday, July 19, 2008. Contact the Daniels Family Funeral Home at 505-892-9920 for information. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America: www.alzfdn.org.
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TUFT -- Judy M. Tuft, age 56, of Albuquerque and formerly of Angel Fire, went to be with the Lord, on Wednesday, July 16, 2008. She is survived by her son, Homer Ray Mellas; granddaughter, Taylor Mellas; sister, Sherrie A. Lacey. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 18, 2008 at 2:00 p.m., at Grace Outreach Church, 2900 Southern Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho and a second service will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Mountain Fellowship Church, 100 Copper King Trail, in Red River. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Kidney Foundation, 3167 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM. 87110 (505) 830-3542. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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WILLIAMS -- Dr. Cortez H. Williams, Ph.D., age 70, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, July 12, 2008, at the Albuquerque VA Medical Center. He was born September 22, 1937, in McKeesport, PA to Walter L. and Mabel E. Williams. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 30 years, Joyce Williams; daughter, Taneka Williams; son, LaMar Williams and his wife, Tosha; granddaughter, Santana; grandson, Christopher; and countless loving friends and students from UNM. He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lorraine Williams Lucas and Gwendolyn Williams; and brother, Walter Williams. Special thanks to the Albuquerque VA Medical Center for the great care provided Dr. Williams. The Memorial Service is Saturday, July 26, 2008, at 11:15 a.m. at UNM Alumni Chapel, followed by a reception at the SUB's Lobo A and B rooms at 1 p.m. Mrs. Williams requests, in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Dr. Williams Scholarship. Make checks out to Africana Studies, and mail to Dr. Sherri Burr, MSC 06 3730, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. Please put "Dr. Williams Scholarship" in the memo line. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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AMOS -- Rosie C. Amos, age 78 of Albuquerque, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2008 at a local hospital. She was born on August 29, 1929 in Beaver County, OK, to Arvy and Edna Carter. Rosie married Donald E. Amos on October 18, 1952 in Richland, WA. She was a member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church, where she served as a librarian and office volunteer. Rosie was recognized for her 25 plus years of service with Meals on Wheels, in addition to being a full time homemaker, devoted wife, and mother. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Donald E.; daughter, Lynn Amos of Peekskill, NY; son, Bruce Amos of Albuquerque; sisters, Bess Randles, and Cleo Mason and husband, Robert, all of Hardesty, OK; brothers, Dick Carter and wife, Mary Ruthe of Amarillo, TX, and Joe Carter and wife, Darla of Wilson, CO; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great- nephews. Rosie was preceded in death by her sister, Jessie Schubert; brothers, Ray and Junior Carter. Memorial Services will be held Friday, July 18, 2008, 2:00 p.m., at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle SE, Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1834, Merrifield, VA 22116, the Meals on Wheels, 5901 Harper Dr. NE, 87109, or Immaneul Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque, NM 87106. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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ARAGON -- Frankie Anthony Aragon, 54, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 11, 2008. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Frank and Nora Aragon. Frankie is survived by his daughter, Lacrisha Aragon; brothers, Kenneth Aragon and Phillip Aragon; sisters, Stephanie Martinez, Sandra Maes, Viola Lucero, and husband Gary; 13 nieces; three nephews; many other family and dear friends who loved and will miss him. He will be greatly missed by all who were touched by his life. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday July 17, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Beginnings Church 3601 Montgomery Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109, corner of Carlisle and Montgomery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87107 (505) 343-8008.
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ARMIJO -- FRANK P. The family of Frank P. Armijo would like to thank all our friends and family for all of your support. Dad, We Love You and We will Miss You dearly, your Kids and Grandkids.
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BARISIONE -- Kathleen Elizabeth Barisione, 59, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend passed away Monday, July 7, 2008, after a long and courageous struggle with cancer. Kathy will especially be remembered for her indomitable spirit, her love and acceptance of others, and her dedication to her teaching. Kathy graduated from Holy Names College in Oakland, CA, and received a Masters Degree in Special Education from the University of New Mexico. She taught special education at Washington Middle School until 2007. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Molly Brown, who passed away in 1991. She is survived by her sons, Brian Barisione and wife, Cindy of Alameda, CA; John Contreras of Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Marisa Barisone and husband, Patrick of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Zak and Sierra Barisione, and Kyle and Alex Contreras. Kathy is also survived by her sister, Joan Brown; brothers, Mike Brown and wife Carol; Kevin Brown and wife Sue; Marty Brown and wife Lisa, all of Albuquerque; many nieces and nephews and countless friends. A Wake will be held on Friday, July 18, 2008 at the Aquinas Newman Center at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at the Newman Center at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to Presbyterian Hospice 8100 Constitution Place, N.E. Albuquerque, N.M. in the name of Kathleen Barisione.
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BROWN -- Charles Eugene Brown (Sonny), 88, and a resident of Albuquerque since 1975 and past resident of Indiana, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2008. Charles was a first lieutenant, and received the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Air Medal from the Army Air Corps. He served in the European Theater in World War II. In his youth, he was an avid basketball player on the Muncie basketball team. Charles was a graduate of Purdue University in 1949, where he received a degree in Civil Engineering. He was a registered professional engineer and practiced in several states. Charles retired from his own practice early this year. He is survived by his wife, Olive Patricia Brown; three daughters, Charlotte Driver, Charlene Brown, and Charmaine Brown; and grandchildren. Charles was a dedicated father and loving husband. A private ceremony and interment will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions will be graciously accepted by Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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