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JAY -- Janine M. Jay, 81, passed away on July 7, 2007, in Albuquerque, NM . She was born in Chicago and graduated from Notre Dame High School. She married her beloved husband, Raymond Jay, in 1945. They moved their young family to Southern California in 1955, living in Azusa, then Covina. Janine was a registered nurse and especially loved her work for the Red Cross. She was a longtime member of St. Louise de Marillac Catholic Parish in Covina. After retirement, Janine loved traveling the world with Ray, bringing home tales of new friendships and adventures. Following her husband's death 10 years ago, she moved to Albuquerque where she enjoying living with her daughter and granddaughters. Janine is survived by her sons, Lawrence Jay and wife, Marilyn of Santa Rosa, CA, Charles Jay and wife, Patricia of Homer, AK; and daughters, Nancy Jay of Albuquerque, and Marianne Jay Gebramariam of Washington. She has eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She also is survived by her sister Isabelle, and brother-in-law Arthur Royce of Covina; brothers and sisters in-law; and many nieces and nephews. Should friends desire, memorial contributions can be made to American Red Cross. Memorial Mass: July 12, 2007, St. Therese Church, 300 Mildred NW, Albuquerque at 8 a.m. Graveside Services at Riverside National Cemetery are pending. Local arrangements in care of RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE 764-9663 www.riversidefunerals.com
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JOHNSON -- Geraldine Kay Johnson, 67, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2007 after a brief illness. All of those who knew Geraldine admired her for her gentleness, resilience, and confidence, but, most of all, we admired her for her ability to survive tremendous adversity. She cared deeply for the creatures of the earth and found great joy in her frequent visits to the Rio Grande Zoo. Geraldine was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Her life was a testament to overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds. She will be missed. Arrangements by Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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KERSH -- Blake Forrest Kersh Jr. passed away in Raton, NM on Sunday July 8, 2007. He was at his home and surrounded by family. Blake was born in Shamrock, TX on June 6, 1925 and graduated from Shamrock High School in 1943. Upon graduation from high school he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was a Staff Sergeant in the 345th Bombardment Group, "Air Apaches". He participated in the following campaigns: Air Offensive in Japan, Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea, South Philippines, Luzon, and Western Pacific. Blake received decorations for the American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Philippines Liberation, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal. Following his honorable discharge from the Army Air Corp, he attended and was graduated from Texas Tech University. After graduation he worked for Amarillo Hardware for several years and then was a life underwriter for Equitable Life Assurance Society of New York. He married Wilma Moore in Raton, NM July 27, 1953. Blake loved working in his garden and taking care of his yard and house. Blake was a wonderful father and husband. He is survived by his loving spouse of 54 years, Wilma Moore Kersh. He is also survived by his children, Krista J. Kersh and husband, Randy Hicks of Albuquerque, NM; Blake F. Kersh III of Raton, NM; Gene M. Kersh, wife, Ellen and sons, Andrew and Stephen of Albuquerque, NM; Timothy H. Kersh, wife, Conna Meader and son, Lyle of Albuquerque, NM; Jeffrey J. Kersh, wife, Ann and children, Elizabeth, Madeleine, Joseph, Maria, Antonia, and Jeffrey of Post Falls, ID; Gretchen M. Torline, husband Terry, and children, Blake, Gabrielle, and Katherine of Wichita, KS; Amy P. Wendt, husband, Richard, and children, Alexandra and Aidan of Lawrence, KS; and sister, Katherine Harbour of Waco, TX. The Rosary will be Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. and Mass to follow at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Trinidad, CO. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cf.org) or Fisher House (www.fisherhouse.org).
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LOYD -- Everett Webber Loyd, 79, of Tijeras, NM passed away Friday, July 9, 2007 in Truth or Consequence, NM. Everett was born March 15, 1928 in Tijeras, NM to Green B. and Alma A. (Allred) Loyd. Everett married Alma G. White on February 6, 1956. He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Helen McDonough. Everett is survived by his wife, Alma G. Loyd of Tijeras, NM; son, Nathan W. Loyd of Tijeras, NM; grandchildren, James Paul Rowland, Justine Parris, Erik McDonough, Lori McKallen; and great-grandchild, Faith Parris. Graveside Services will be held Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mountain Valley in Edgewood, NM, Pastor Tom Schenk will be officiating. Pallbearers are Greg Trujillo, Alvin T. Plant, Joseph William Plant, Richard Myers, William Carter and Daniel Ray. Honorary Pallbearers will be Roy McComb, Paul McComb, Dave Carter, William W. Plant and Jess E. Doty. Arrangements entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary (505) 832-6130 "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.Harris-HanlonMortuary.com
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MARIETTA -- Elizabeth "Buffy" Marietta, 53, a resident of Lake Oswego, OR, died July 4, 2007. She is survived by her son, Hunter Hetfeld of Camus, WA; mother, Constance Dempsey of Santa Barbara, CA; father, Walter Damler and his wife, Barbara of Tucson, AZ; brothers, Fritz Damler and wife, Mari of Wisconsin and Bahamas, Chris Dempsey of Santa Fe, NM; and sister, Carla Ward of Sandia Park, NM; as well as numerous step-siblings and cousins and aunts scattered through out the country. She was born February 28, 1954 in Oshkosh, WI and was raised in California and New Mexico. After graduating from the University of New Mexico she worked for the Department of Energy in Albuquerque. Following two years of service in the Peace Corps in Bulgaria, Ms. Marietta moved to the Portland, OR area four years ago to pursue her interests in acting and real estate. Devoted to her son and family, Buffy made friends easily and touched many lives with laughter, good humor and a zeal for adventure. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in New Mexico in the fall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your local Animal Humane Society.
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MARTIN -- Daniel Tunnie Martin, M.D. passed away on July 8, 2007 at home in Albuquerque. Dr. Martin was born on November 28, 1953 in Nagpur, Madhya, India to Tunnie Martin, Jr., of Orangeburg, South Carolina and the late Eloise Madrid Butler Martin of Holy Pond, Alabama. Both were missionaries of Board of Global Ministries of the Methodist Church on assignment in India. Daniel graduated from The Woodstock School in Mussouri, India in 1972. The family lived in Ithaca, New York during various furloughs from the mission field. As a young man, he achieved the level of Eagle from the Boy Scouts of America. He received a BA degree in Biology and Music from Anderson College in Anderson, Indiana in 1976. One of the highlights of his college life was participating in a World Tour as a member of the Anderson College Choir. The Ohio State University was Daniel's selection for post-graduate study where, in 1980, he earned the degree of Doctor of Medicine, followed by Post-Doctorial studies in General Surgery and Surgical Research. After serving as the Administrator of the Surgical Resident Training Program at The Ohio State University Hospitals, Daniel began private practice in Fremont, Ohio, and was the Chief of Surgery at Fremont Memorial Hospital and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medical College of Ohio. He was a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and was certified by The American Board of Surgery. He was also a fellow of the American Medical Association and was inducted into the Robert Zollinger Surgical Society of The Ohio State University. In addition to his work as a general surgeon, Dr. Martin traveled across the U.S., South America and Europe training surgeons in the newly introduced techniques of laparoscopic surgery. He published numerous professional journals and articles. Daniel spent the later portion of his career as Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Endoscopy and Laparoscopy at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. His heart was in teaching others. Dan loved sports, Ohio State University football, golf, shooting, hunting, driving fast, laughing, making music and having fun. Dan met and married Carolyn Sue Campbell of Lancaster, Ohio while both were employed at The Ohio State University Hospitals. Dan is survived by his wife, Carolyn and three children, Joshua Martin, 17, Caitlyn Martin, 16, of Albuquerque, NM. and Jared Collins of Lancaster, Ohio. In the footsteps of her father, Caitlyn plans to spend her 11th grade at The Woodstock School in India. Dr. Martin is also survived by his father, Dr. Tunnie Martin, Jr.; a brother, John Paul; and a sister, Seema, all of Columbus, Ohio; mother-in-law, B. Maxine Campbell of Albuquerque, NM; brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael D. Campbell and spouse, Mary Wiley Campbell of Houston, Texas, and Stephen E. Campbell and spouse, Cecilia Lynn Fisher Campbell of Lancaster, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews. Dan's remembrance will also live on in stories that will be told by hundreds of people whose lives were touched by this uniquely remarkable and special man. A Memorial Service is planned for Friday, July 13, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. at the Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming NE, Albuquerque. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be sent to: "Doctors Without Borders USA", P.O. Box 5030, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5030, and/or to "Project C.U.R.E", 10377 E. Geddes Avenue, Centennial, CO 80112, and/or Friends of Woodstock School, Inc. at : P.O. Box 1661 Mukilteo, WA 98275. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE Albuquerque, NM 87103 (505) 821-0010
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MARTINEZ -- Alejandro "Alex" Martinez was born December 4, 1951 in Bernalillo, NM. He passed away Monday, July 9, 2007. Alex loved the outdoors, especially fishing, boating, deer hunting and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry B. and Luciana Martinez and one brother, Edward Martinez. Alex is survived by his wife of 22 years, Isabel of the family home in Bernalillo; one daughter, Ramona Martinez and husband, Javier of Bernalillo; one son, Tino Martinez and wife, Geraldine of Albuquerque; two grandsons, Josetino and Javier Jr.; one sister, Anita Griego and husband, Mamo of Bernalillo; one brother, Anthony Martinez and wife, Diana of San Ysidro, NM; many nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Pallbearers will be Donald Garcia, Jeff Griego, Tim Lovato, Gerald Griego, Mamo Delgado, Anthony Martinez. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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MCCOY -- Raynel McCoy, 66, a native of Cuba, NM, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2007. Loving family members were by his side when he peacefully joined our Lord and Savior. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernabe and Emilia McCoy; his brother, Lalo McCoy; and great-grandson, Juan Chavez. He is survived by his wife, Isel; sons, Anthony, Michael, and Joseph; daughter, Bernice Armijo and husband, Tito; daughter, Nancy Valdez and husband, Mike; daughter, Debbie Ramirez; and nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, all of Las Vegas, NV. Raynel lived in Cuba, NM for his first 48 years where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for the state DOT. After retiring he moved to Nevada where he spent the last 18 years. He had a passion for hunting and fishing in both New Mexico and Nevada. Services will be held on July 11, 2007 in Las Vegas, NV.
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MONTANO -- James Gilbert Montano, 66, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2007. A Rosary will be recited for James on Thursday, July 12, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Friday, July 13, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd., Rio Rancho. Inurnment will follow in Vista Verde Memorial Park. Arrangements by Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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MULLINS -- Christopher Lee Mullins, a native New Mexican and avid outdoorsman, passed away on Sunday, July 8, 2007. He was a graduate of the Albuquerque Academy and the University of New Mexico. Chris will be remembered for his generous spirit, his laugh, and his love of nature. He is survived by his loving mother, Lynn Tittmann Mullins; sisters, Margarethe Mullins Wolfley and Cerianne Mullins Braun; stepsister, Em Mullins Bryant; aunt, Maggi Tittmann Heiser; uncle, John Tittmann; many cousins; and his niece and two nephews. Chris will be deeply missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to any charity of your choice. Memorial Services to honor Chris's life will be held on Friday, July 13, 2007, 4:00 p.m., in the chapel at Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper NE. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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