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CHRISTIANSEN -- Marjorie M. Christiansen, age 85 passed away on November 22, 2007 in Albuquerque, NM. She was born in Canton, IL to John E. and Margaret E. Miner long time residents of Albuquerque. Marjorie received her B.S and M.A degree from UNM and received a PhD from Utah State University in Nutrition Education. She was a Science Instructor at the Regina School of Nursing in Albuquerque, NM and was a Professor Emerita at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. Marjorie was part of Bernalillo County Mental Health Development Center as a nutritional consultant; Marjorie was a member of the American Dietetic Association, past President of the Virginia Dietetic Association, as well as the past president for the Albuquerque District Dietetic Association. Recently Marjorie was the Chairman of the Resident Council of the Woodmark at Uptown; she was a member of several honorary societies including Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi. Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Dr. Karen Miller and husband, Joel of Los Angeles, CA; granddaughter, Sherri Johnston and husband, Ray; great-grandchildren; Rachel Marie and Shawn Christian Johnston. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Marjorie is preceded in death by her husband, Ted L. Christiansen. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 30, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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CUMMINGS-LAMBSON -- Carol Lambson Cummings, 74, born on August 7, 1933 in Salt Lake City, UT, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, died after a long battle with cancer on Friday, November 23, 2007 at home, surrounded by her family and friends. She will be remembered as a caring, loving, and courageous woman. She was preceded in death by her parents, Apolles Lorenzo Lambson and Mary Ethel Young; eight brothers; two sisters; and one grandson, Ryan Heinkel. Carol is survived by her devoted husband of 55 years, Earl D. Cummings of Albuquerque; four children; and six grandchildren; daughter, Cathleen Cummings, her children Laura and Justin Heinkel; and three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Jacqui Cummings of Peoria, AZ; William and Jill Cummings of Danforth, IL, their children Halley, Tess, Sylvia, and Celeste; and John and Judi Cummings of Albuquerque; two sisters, Mary Leona Ottesen, of Midvale, UT and Betty Kemp, husband, Shirel, of Sandy, UT; brother, Kenneth Lambson, and wife, Jean, of Sandy, UT. Carol was born the 13th child in a family of 14. Carol married Earl David Cummings in Las Vegas, NV on December 14, 1952. Both she and her husband are grandchildren of Mormon pioneers, a heritage of which Carol was very proud. Carol grew up in Midvale, UT and graduated from Jordan High School. She was a licensed beautician and cosmologist working in her profession for over 50 years. Carol was active in charities for cancer and many other community services. She was involved in scouts, serving as a den mother. She was an energetic participant in her children's sports, mainly football and track. She participated in the PTA organizations of 15 different schools. For many years, she was a key member of the Rio Grande Yacht club, and at one point, Carol was a volunteer candy striper at the VA Hospital. Carol and Earl were great adventurers, traveling widely during the last few years. She was a fantastic sport participating in the hunting, fishing, sailing, and flying activities of her husband and children. She especially loved collecting memorabilia from all over the world to decorate both her home and garden. Carol was known for her generous and outgoing personality. She put her hand out to help anyone in need and truly lived by the side of the road of life. She was a friend to all she met regardless of race, creed, religion, or social status. Carol made friends wherever she went and was well loved by all those whose lives she touched. A viewing will be held at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Thursday, November 29, 2007, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Services will be held Friday, November 30, 2007, 9:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, with nephew, Bishop Royce Mumford of West Jordan, UT officiating. Graveside services will be held Friday, November 30, 2007, 1:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol's name to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 300, 87111, or other cancer research facilities. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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CURRAN -- John N. Curran, age 88, a resident of Rio Communities, NM, passed away on Friday, November 23, 2007. He was a member of The Catholic Church. John was owner operator of Curran Dairy, located 1 mile north of the Belen Bridge from 1967 to 1979. He sold the dairy to his son James and moved to San Antonio, NM where he farmed up until 1984. He and his wife, Ruby retired to Rio Communities in Belen. Upon Ruby's death in 1989 John moved to Lewiston, CA, to be near his son, James and his family. Both families then moved to Loma, CO, in 1998. He returned to Rio Communities in 2004. He proudly served in the U.S. army during WWII in both the North African and Italian campaigns. John also had a career in the oil industry as a refinery manager in both Iraq and Kuwait. He was born in Wildcat, CA to the late Patrick and Gussie Curran in 1919. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ruby in 1989, and one son, who was killed in action during the Vietnam conflict, John D. Curran, 1971. He is also proceeded in death by his three brothers and one sister, all of California. John is survived by his son, James and his wife, Cyndi of Belen; four loving grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his caregiver of 19 years, Tanya Clark of Belen. He is also survived by Pilar Hageman, Jon Hageman, and Erica Bisch. There will be a gathering of family friends at Romero Funeral Home, on Monday, November 26, 2007 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a funeral service at 6:00 p.m. Interment will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, on Tuesday, November, 27,2007 at 10:30 a.m. Pallbearers will be Pete McCatharn, Leon Othart, Paul Moya, Jon Hageman, Chris and Corey Curran and Darrin Jones. Sign John's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen, NM.
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DAUT -- Joan Grace Daut, 78, a resident of Albuquerque since 1948, died November 16, 2007. She is survived by daughters, Nancy Lee Kerr of Peralta, Suzanne Marie White and Kathleen Grace Crawford and her husband, Mike, of Albuquerque; two grandsons, Jon-Michael Kerr of Surprise, AZ and Travis David Kerr of Peralta; one brother, Charles Merton "Chuck" Stentiford of Brookville, Long Island, NY; cousin, Carol McGough and her husband, Tom, of Greensboro, NC; nephews, Don Daut and his wife, Jan, and Dave Daut and his wife, Bitsy and their families; nieces, Heather Pollinger and her husband, Richard and Debbie Pancer and her husband, Jeff and their families. Joan was preceded in death by her loving husband, Francis X. "Frank" Daut; parents, Charles and Grace Stentiford; sister-in-law, Ina Stentiford; brother-in law, Jack Daut and his wife, Beverly; and niece, Linda Funnell. Joan was also preceded in death by her best friend of almost 60 years, Dorie Keeports. Joan was born in Freeport, Long Island, NY, on July 6, 1929 and attended grammar school and Hempstead High School in Hempstead, NY. She graduated in June 1946. She married Frank on September 6, 1948 and they moved to Albuquerque. Joan was an original member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish. She enjoyed traveling, playing bridge, fishing, gardening, and designing flower arrangements. In the 1960s, Joan was a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority, Gamma Rho Chapter. In March 1961, Joan was crowned ESA Sweetheart. She was a member of Uptown Garden Club from 1963 until her death. She was a nationally accredited flower show Master Judge. She held several offices in Garden Council. She was District I Director in 1985/1986. She was a chairwoman of the New Mexico State Fair flower shows. Joan was a volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital from 1965 until the 1990s. She was an avid Lobo and Denver Broncos fan. She loved watching NASCAR's Jeff Gordon. She especially enjoyed car trips with Frank--they visited 49 states, Canada and Mexico. Joan's family and friends were the most important part of her life and she so loved and enjoyed being with them. Visitation will be held at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, on Monday, November 26, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mass will be celebrated with Monsignor Frances X. Eggert, Celebrant, on Tuesday, November 27, 2007, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas NE, Albuquerque. Interment will take place at 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers are Chuck Stentiford, Jon-Michael Kerr, Travis Kerr, Mike Crawford, Mike Kerr, and Mark Kerr. Honorary pallbearers are Don Daut, Dave Daut, Floyd Keeports, Rudy Krall, Ed Brass, Frank Hines, and Harry Schreiber. Joan's family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to Manzano del Sol and Ambercare Hospice. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Attn: Sue Glen, 1011 Yale NE, 87106. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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DIXON -- Edith, 84, went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 23, 2007. Mrs. Dixon is survived by her children Stella Haskins, Ella Madison, Laura Elmore, Lilton "Ronnie" Dixon, Jr., Gary Dixon and Wayne Dixon. Services are pending. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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DUMAS -- Wilfred A. Dumas, Jr. passed away, Tuesday, November 20, 2007. Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at French Mortuary Wyoming Blvd. Chapel at 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. A Rosary will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass at 11:00 am at Church of the Risen Savior. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. A complete obituary will be placed in Tuesday's paper. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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ESTRADA -- Frances Estrada, 79, a resident of Albuquerque, went to join our Lord peacefully on Wednesday, November 21, 2007, following a long-term struggle with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. She passed in her home surrounded by her loving family. Frances was born on February 4, 1928 to Benito and Monica Saiz. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Charlie. Frances is survived by her loving husband, Joe, of 57 years; her nine children and their spouses, Victoria Baca and husband, John, Barbara Alarid and husband, Michael, Richard Estrada and wife, Deborah, Monica Garcia and husband, Chris, Clarita Glomski and husband, Jerry, Stephanie, David and Donald Estrada and Bernice Reed and husband, Robert; 21 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren, all of whom loved her very much. Frances was devoted to her family and always put everyone else's needs before her own. She helped raise her 11 brothers and sisters and then raised her own 9 children while working for the City of Albuquerque and retiring after 30 years. She was a wonderful and devoted wife, mother, sister and good friend and will be dearly missed by all. The family would especially like to express their gratitude to the staff at Total Community HealthCare for the loving care they provided to our mother through her illnesses during the last six years. A Rosary for Frances will be held on Tuesday November 27, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at Daniel's Funeral Home, located at 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE, 87109. There will be a viewing from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. prior to the Rosary. The Funeral Mass and Burial Services will be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers the family requests that you consider making a donation to the Alzheimer's Association of NM Chapter or the Parkinson's Disease I & R Center. Services entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE 821-0010
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FOWLER -- James "Jim" Fowler, age 73, passed away on November 22, 2007. Jim was a B-52 pilot in the Air Force serving his country proudly for 14 years and flew for TWA Airlines for 22 years until he was diagnosed with MS and took early retirement. Jim is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nattie, and son, Jeffrey. He is also survived by his sister; Natalie Claunch of Augusta, AK. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, and his two sisters. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Albuquerque, 4125-A Carlisle Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87107 or Presbyterian Kaseman Hospice, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM 87125 French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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GARRITY -- John James Garrity, 78, a resident of Albuquerque, NM since 1974, died Saturday, November 17, 2007. John was born and raised in Chicago, IL. John was a loving and devoted family man survived by his spouse, Patricia Ann O'Leary and nine children, Brian Garrity, Jeanne and husband, Jose Senaro, Fr. Sean Garrity, CSB, Emmett and wife, Patti, Kevin and wife, Michelle, Patrick and wife, Becky, Marianne and husband, Vern Wood, Michael and wife, Deidre, Sharon and husband, David Hebert; 24 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; three siblings, Patricia Flood and Sheila Douglas of the Chicago area and Robert E. Garrity of Elephant Butte, NM. He was preceded in death by his parents; five of his siblings of Chicago; and one great-grandchild. John was a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago, served in the US Navy during the Korean War, was a member of the Saint Vincent DePaul Society for twenty five years, and retiree of the Internal Revenue Service. Please join us in Services to be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM, public viewing 4:00-6:00 p.m., Rosary recited by Fr. Sean Garrity at 6:00 p.m., Service and viewing 7-9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, Tennessee and Lomas NE, Albuquerque, NM. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Should friends and family desire, memorial contributions may be made to The National Cancer Institute, Building 31, Room 11A-16, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 in memory of John James Garrity designated for Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia Cancer Research. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 505.275.3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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GONZALES -- Robert. The family of Robert M. Gonzales (The Godfather) would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful flower tributes and a special thank you to the Franciscan Friar, Holy Family Catholic Church, presider of the Mass, to Dorothy and Lorraine for reciting the Rosary, to the staff and doctors and Presbyterian Hospital for their kindness and care, to the United States Army for the Military Honors and to the pallbearers. Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW
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