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SCHREIFELS -- Mildred E. Schreifels, 84, a resident of Rio Rancho, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2007. Mildred was born May 3, 1923 the daughter of Lawrence and Nellie Fowler Northcott in Bowleggs, Oklahoma. She was a devoted member of Covenant Christian Church in Rio Rancho. Mildred was an active member of the Young at Heart group. She loved to paint watercolors and oils, and always had several craft projects going at once. Mildred also enjoyed quilting and sewing. Her greatest joy came from being around family and friends. Mildred is survived by her husband of 61 years, Orval; son, Norm and wife Lisa of Corrales; daughter, Sindy Dorsey of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, Kristen and Kali Schreifels of Corrales; Michelle Pomles and Ronnie Dorsey; six great grandchildren; and three brothers, Wayne Northcott of MN, Jim Northcott of CA, and Cecil Northcott and wife Gloria of TX. The Visitation for Mildred will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2007 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm with the Service at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, 4310 Sara Rd., Rio Rancho with Pastor Scott DeVore of the Covenant Christian Church officiating. Interment will follow in Vista Verde Memorial Park. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 892-9920
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THOMAS -- Mura Adkins Thomas died peacefully at the age of 95 in her husband's arms on Wednesday, November 21, 2007. Mura was a straight A student and a member of the Oklahoma Honor Society when she graduated from high school and her debate team won the state championship. Following high school, Mura worked for a law firm and for the legal division of the Federal Land Bank in Witchita, KA. In 1937, Mura married her high school sweetheart, A. E. "Tommy" Thomas. In 1938, they moved to Albuquerque, NM. During World War II, as Tommy served in the military, Mura worked as the assistant to the Budget and Fiscal Officer at Kirkland Air Force Base. Her many community and charitable activities included the Ladies Optimists Club, the United Fund, the Presbyterian Church, the Albuquerque Decedents of the Mayflower, the Albuquerque Country Club and Golf Association, the Petroleum Club, and the Daughters of the Nile. Mura was a board member of Up With People, an organization that supported young performers and sent them around the world as ambassadors for the United States. The Thomas' traveled extensively with these performers and along the way met dignitaries and people from all over the world. One of Maura's favorite organizations was the Albuquerque Little Theater. She was made an honorary member after actively serving on its board for over 20 years. Mura will be remembered by her family and friends as a excellent hostess, gardener and loyal helpmate to her husband, Tommy. Mura's mother and father were A. E. and Melenda Adkins. She was the oldest living member of her immediate family prior to her death. She is survived by her husband, Tommy, and many nieces and nephews. Services were held on Saturday, November 24, 2007 in Hydro, OK. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Albuquerque Little Theater, 224 San Pasquale Ave. S. ALBUQUERQUE W., 87104 or Christina Kent Day Nursery, 423 3rd St. S.W., 87104 in Mura Thomas's name. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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BARON -- Stanley J. Baron, 88, loving husband, dad, and grandpa, went to be with the Lord Saturday, November 17, 2007. He was born in Holyoke, MA, one of six children of Mary and John Bajowski, who immigrated from Poland. He was raised in West Springfield, MA, where at age 20 he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was sent to Chanute AFB in Rantoul, IL for training. His military career included service in WWII (stateside and Okinawa) and assignments in Texas, California, France, Massachusetts, Korea, and New Mexico. Stanley retired from the Air Force at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4 in 1968. His last duty assignment was with the 4925th Field Maintenance Squadron at Kirtland. His military career was in airframe repair, fabrications, and metal working. He continued his career as a civilian doing similar work for the Air Force at Chanute AFB and Kirtland AFB, where he retired from Civil Service in 1981. Throughout his life, Stanley enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, golfing, bowling, and "projects" around the house. He loved spending time with family and friends at home and at church, where he was very active at Highland, Hoffmantown, and Sandia Baptist over a period of 40 years. He is survived by his loving wife, Grace; son, Paul Baron and wife, Carole; daughter, Mary McPeters and husband, Lloyd; grandchildren, Julie Ellis and husband, John, Jill Baron and husband, Chris Winch, Scott Baron, and Katie Stephens and husband, Shane; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Ted Bajowski and wife, Joan and Frank Bajowski and wife, Jenny; and many other family members. Services will be held Sunday, November 25, 2007, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Interment will take place Monday, November 26, 2007, 10:00 a.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, Saturday, November 24, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund at Sandia Baptist Church, 9429 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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BARRY -- COLLEEN P.---Ms. Colleen P. Barry, 45, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque passed away on November 21, 2007, at home with her loving family at her side. Colleen is survived by her mother, Beatrice (Betty) Gonzalez; two sisters, Carmen Jean Garcia and Cathy Nolen; two brothers, Jack Barry Sr. and Manuel Gonzalez and fiancee, Nichole Garcia; her nieces and nephews, Rhonda, Jack Anthony Jr., Stephen, Angelica, Gabriella, Zion and Sarita Sol; her two great-nieces, Breanna and Jade; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Colleen was preceded in death by her father, John H. Barry. She attended Holy Rosary Catholic Church and was a graduate of West Mesa High, Class of 1980. Colleen is loved by all and will be greatly missed. Visitation will be Saturday, November 24, 2007, at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW from 9:30a.m. until 10:00 a.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 10:00 a.m. by Gabriella Nieto. Mass of Christian Burial will follow the Rosary at 11:00 a.m., Father Roberto Fenzl, presider. Private disposition will take place at a later date. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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BELSER -- MARY BELSER, July 27, 1924 - October 16, 2007. John Belser December 22, 1960 - July 27, 2004. Hi mom and Johnbo, Happy Thanksgiving. Oh god I miss you so much. Mom, we wanted to thank you for all the sacrifices you made without resentment. Just pure unconditional love. Pure as fresh driven snow. We thank you, we miss you, we love you both so, so much. You were and will always be the best mom and brother in the world. Happy Thanksgiving, mom and Johnbo. Love forever Joanne, James, Tashia, and Mimo.
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BOYLAN -- THOMAS We lost Thomas Boylan last Friday, November 16, 2007. He was the beloved husband of Margo, cherished father of Marilyn, Malesha and Donovan and a dear friend to countless others. Tom was a pioneer in Pain Medicine and his patients were not just patients, but friends. Tom never turned a patient away and always spent as much time as necessary with his patients. Tom was well respected by his colleagues and loved by his many patients. He will be remembered in the ballooning community as a consummate gentleman, and referred to as a "class act" by his fellow pilots. He was always interested in sharing his love of ballooning with others. His goodwill, gentle demeanor and enthusiastic love for flight made him a true ambassador of ballooning. Tom also had a love of Fly Fishing and enjoyed his many fishing trips with his "Band of Brothers". Tom was born January 16, 1945 in Flushing, NY. At a very early age he moved to Colorado and grew up in Grand Junction. Tom graduated from Colorado State University, C.O.M.P. Osteopathic Medical School in Pomona, CA, and completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic. He then moved back to Fort Collins in 1988 and founded Front Range Pain Medicine. Tom died in a sport he loved. He will be greatly missed by his three brothers-in-law, Ron, Kim, and Mark; his two sisters-in-law, Paulette and Stonie; his adopted family the Hanzliks; his special twin brother, Steven; his sister; his nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Johns XXIII, Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. followed by a celebration of life at 5:00 p.m., at the Silver Grill Cafe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Rebecca Brookhart memorial account, located at 1st Bank.
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BRANDT -- Richard "Ralph" Brandt, 79, died Friday, November 16, 2007 after a long battle with Metastatic Colon Cancer which he fought with great courage as he did with many other obstacles in life. He enjoyed telling jokes and entertaining others even while taking Chemo Therapy and was an optimistic and courageous person. Born to Richard and Lydia Brandt in Illinois he came to Albuquerque as a child when his father came seeking a cure for Tuberculosis. Ralph was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church in which he was an active member for all his life. Ralph loved to draw pictures for the Students of Immanuel Lutheran School and he and his son, Sterling made a graduation poster for the 8th graders for many years. He was a graduate of Albuquerque High School and attended Browning School to learn telegraphy. He became a Telegraph Operator for the Santa Fe Railroad where he retired after 37 years. He was known by his co-workers as "Bear Cat". Mr. Brandt was also a union representative and an advocate for his fellow workers. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Ralph is survived by his wife of 43 years, Catherine; sons, Richard and Sterling, who affectionately called him the Big Bear; nieces, Carin Jones and Jill Healon and her family in California; nephew, David Flaig; many Stiegman cousins, Eugene Gaffner and Geraldine Twenhawful, all of Illinois, and many friends. The family would like to express a special thanks to the members of Immanuel Lutheran Church, also Pastor Walquist and Alan Geuder for their many visits, Presbyterian Hospice, Dr. Lin and his wonderful nurses, and the many friends and neighbors who were so gracious and helpful. Services will be held Saturday, November 24, 2007, 11:00 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 Gold SE, with Pastor Randy Walquist officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church or School, 300 Gold SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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CRESPIN -- Jalen Jordan Henry Crespin, 5 months, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 after a courageous battle with an illness. He is survived by his mother, Tyra; grandparents, William and Sandra; great-grandparents, Henry, Romie and Clara; and Uncle Damian. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at San Antonito Mission Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at San Antonito Cemetery. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 505.275.3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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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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DAY -- Antoinetta Day, 82, a resident of Rio Rancho, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2007. Arrangements are being entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 892-9920
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