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JENKINS -- Lizzy Lucille (Jones) Jenkins. The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who attended the Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care, and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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KELLEY -- David Otis Kelley, 98, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, April 8, 2007. He is survived by his daughter, Jean Leonard of Albuquerque; son, Dr. Robert Kelley and wife, Marcia of Laramie, WY; brother, Glenn Kelley of Lubbock, TX; grandson, Edward Leonard and wife, Cynthia of Albuquerque; granddaughters, Eydee Van Atta and husband, Bob of Long Beach, CA, Mona Krogstad and husband, Steve of Billings, MT, Jennifer Kelley of Albuquerque, and Karin Gerdts and husband, Michael of The Woodlands, TX; great-grandsons, Scott Van Atta of Agoura Hills, CA and Taylor Gerdts of The Woodlands, TX; great-granddaughters, Sky Van Atta of Los Angeles, CA, Rachel Wages and husband, Alan of Flower Mound, TX, Alyson McElwain and husband, Gregory of Nashville, TN, Nicole Leonard of Phillipson, MA, and Lauren Gerdts of The Woodlands, TX; and great-great grandson, Kaleb Wages of Flower Mound, TX. He was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Onetia May; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Kelley of Clovis, and brother, Clifford of Roswell. He was born in Newport, TX and at age 10, came with his parents and brothers to a homestead near Clovis. He was graduated from Clovis High School in 1927 and continued his education at the University of Southern California, earning the B.A. and M.A. degrees. During summers he did additional graduate work at the University of Chicago. He was a teacher librarian in the Burbank, CA secondary schools, and in 1937 became a professor-librarian at George Pepperdine College in Los Angeles. He served as Assistant Director of Libraries and Instructor of Personnel Administration at the University of Nebraska, and Director of the Library School at the University of Kentucky. In 1949 he began as Director of the General Library of the University of New Mexico, retiring in 1973. He was a life member of the American Library Association, a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Delta Kappa, and was in Who's Who in America. He was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ, serving as an elder in two Albuquerque congregations. Family and friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Services will be held Thursday, April 12, 2007, 10:00 a.m., at Northeast Church of Christ at 11000 Paseo del Norte NE, with Dr. Gerald Kendrick and Mr. John Phillis officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. The family suggests that those who desire make memorial contributions to the Albuquerque Christian Children's Home, 5700 Winter Haven Rd. NW, 87120. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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MARTINEZ -- Martin Martinez, 53, passed away April 4 , 2007. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Salazar and Sons Mortuary. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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MEYER -- Ralph P. Meyer, 76, a resident of Albuquerque since 1971, passed away Friday, April 6, 2007. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Meyer-Jacks and husband, Jack of Albuquerque; sons, Robert Meyer of Chicago, IL, Steven Meyer and wife, Sheryl of Mobile, AL; grandchildren, Aidan and Connor Meyer-Jacks, Emily and Kate Meyer; sisters, Virginia Marzen and husband, Max of New Albin, IA, Karen Adams and husband, Tom of La Crosse, WI. Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Gaul Meyer in 1996 and his parents, Irvin and Claudia Meyer. He was raised on a farm near New Albin, IA. Following graduation from Loras College, Ralph spent numerous years working in Catholic parishes and schools for the Archdiocese of Dubuque, IA. In 1971, he began serving as an assistant principal at St. Pius X High School in Albuquerque. In 1972, he and Laura married and lovingly raised their family. Ralph enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and traveling both here and abroad - often seeing a Chicago Cubs game along the way. Ralph was devoted to his family and his Catholic faith and will be greatly missed by all of those whose lives he has touched. Prayer Services will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2007, 6:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Thursday, April 12, 2007, 3:30 p.m., at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande 5901 Saint Josephs Drive NW, with Father Lambert J. Luna, Celebrant. The Committal service will be Friday, April 13, 2007, 10:00 a.m., at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Westside Chapel, Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Pius X High School Scholarship Fund, 5301 St. Josephs Drive, NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Road NW (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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MURPHY -- Raymond G. (Jerry) Murphy died on Good Friday, April 6, 2007, from complications resulting from an extended illness diagnosed as Lewy Bodies Dementia (DLB), a disease with structures and symptoms similar to Alzheimer's Disease. He was a patient at the Veterans Administration facility in Pueblo, CO. Jerry was a recipient of the Medal of Honor, having been presented the medal in 1953 by President Dwight Eisenhower in recognition of Murphy's heroic efforts during the Korean War, as a member of the United States Marines. Murphy was born in 1930 and grew up primarily in Pueblo, CO. He attended both Ft. Lewis College in Durango, and Adams State in Alamosa. He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Ann Sandoval of Santa Fe. He is also survived by four children, John Murphy and his wife Sara (of Massachusetts), Eleanor Murphy and her friend Peter Cresci (of New York) Michael Sandoval and his wife Gina (of Tucson), and Tim Murphy and his wife Norma (of Albuquerque). He also has eight grandchildren, Christopher, Erin, and Jane Murphy; Sydney and Stephanie Sandoval; and Damien Chavez, Ray and Michael Murphy. A Prayer Service will be held at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel NE. Interment with full military honors will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. All Veterans will serve as Honorary Pallbearers. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Westside Chapel, Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
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PIERCE -- Prudence M. Pierce, (Prudy), passed away April 4, 2007, in Albuquerque, after a brief illness. Prudy was born in New Kensington, PA, on February 23, 1945. She came to New Mexico in 1963 to attend UNM, where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree. Prudy leaves behind her husband of 36 years, Thomas; and her son, Thomas III. She is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan McLanahan of Leechburg, PA; her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Rich Carlson, of Suwanee, GA; three nephews; a niece, three grand-nephews; and of course, Poopsie; and all her beloved horses. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. at Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo NE, in Albuquerque. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to your local Animal Humane Association.
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ROCHE -- Edward W. "Bill" Roche April 10, 1936 - February 1, 2006 Happy Birthday Babe. We miss you so much.
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SCOTT -- Norman W. Scott, age 84 passed away on April 8, 2007 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born on August 30, 1922 to Andrew and Margaret Scott in Weymouth, MA. Norman proudly served his country in the United States Navy during WWII. After his discharge, Norman came west to attend the University of Denver. While living in Denver, he met and married Merilu Parker in 1949, his wife of 49 years. They moved to Albuquerque in 1954, where he continued working as a traveling salesman; selling farm machinery. Norman started working for Sandia Labs in 1956 where he had a 28 year career in the security department. Norm's retirement was devoted to golf, church and family. He will always be missed and has been re-united with his wife, Merilu. Norman is survived by his daughter, Kim Isaac and her husband, Dennis, of San Francisco, CA; one granddaughter, Dana Isaac; one brother, Jim Scott and wife, Angela of Newton, MA; and a brother-in-law, Robert Hunter of Pratt, KS; and by numerous nieces and nephews. The Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be recited on Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, April 13, 2007 at 11:00 a.m., Our Lady of Annunciation, 2621 Vermont NE (Lomas and Claremont). Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army of Albuquerque, NM, Corps Community Center, 4301 Bryn Mawr Dr. NE, 87107 or Casa Angelica Home, 5629 Isleta Blvd. SW, 87105. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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SILVA -- Eduardo "Lalo" Silva, born March 29, 1919, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 8, 2007. He was an extraordinary man. Un hombre extraordinario, of great unwavering faith, great love for family and friends and a man of great talent. Lalo was a published composer, musician and poet. One of his greatest wishes was that his music would live on, so that the words and songs would lead us to find peace of mind and guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Some of his best known songs include "Hacer Esto En Memoria De Mi" and "El Dia De Las Madres." As Lalo taught us how to live a life of love, peace and joy, he taught us to die with dignity and grace. His spirit, his music, his unwavering devotion to God and his family will live in us forever. Vaya con Dios. He was preceded in death by his parents, Severa and Adolfo Silva; his son, Robert; his brothers, Prospero, Miguel, Fidel, and Abran; and his sisters, Emma and Josefita. Lalo is survived by the love of his life, Rafaelita to whom he was married for 64 years; and his sister, Ramona Jaramillo. He also leaves behind five daughters, Sister Eva Silva OP, Victoria Silva, Felice Cervantes and her husband, Jose, Gloria Ortiz and husband, Michael, and Angela Baum and her husband, Fred. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Robert, Trinidad, Sonya, Jason, Juanita (Honey 2), Jessica, Micah, Matthew, Ian, Rosa Isela, Marisol, Rocio, Jose, Jesus, Cristina; and 13 great-grandchildren. All Services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, beginning with a public viewing on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A final visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Cemetery. His grandchildren will act as pallbearers. Please sign Lalo's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.
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SKOUSEN -- Jane Vinson Skousen, passed away after a brief battle with lung cancer on Saturday, with her family at her bedside. She was a loving wife to Daniel, mother to Daniel D. (III), Syndi, Kevin, and Kelly, and nana to Whitney, Eric, Dane, Haley Jane, and Brody. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara, and niece, Barbara Jane Kramer, daughter-in-law, Sukey Skousen, and son-in-law, Seth Steer. Her parents, Clarence and Pauline Vinson, preceded her in death. Jane was born in Conroe, TX, on August 20, 1936, she attended elementary and secondary schools in Hobbs, NM, and attended UNM where she was a Kappa Kappa Gamma. Jane later worked at Sandia Base (now Kirtland Air Force Base). Married to Daniel D. Skousen, Jr. for 42 years, the couple was a mainstay in the Four Hills neighborhood and country club, as well as the road construction business. She was a loving homemaker, a gracious hostess, and an avid reader. Jane spent many hours on the tennis court at the club with good friends. Janey's love was infectious. She sends her love to you all and we know you'll miss her. All friends are invited to her life celebration at Four Hills Country Club on Friday, April 13, 2007, from 5 to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Albuquerque Parks and Recreation, Jane Skousen Memorial Fund, 156 Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123. Arrangements are under the care and direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE 505-842-8800
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