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PELFREY -- John Wendell Pelfrey, 64, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2007. John was born February 26, 1943 in Chattanooga, TN. In March of 1960 he joined the United States Navy. John worked for 27 years, and retired form the United States Postal Service. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, April 4, 2007, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. A Committal Service will be held, at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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REED -- Jane Elizabeth Rodgers Reed, 78, a resident of Albuquerque for 52 years, passed away suddenly on March 16, 2007 in Albuquerque. She is survived by her only child, John Benjamin Reed III of Pueblo, CO; two first cousins in Mississippi, Don and Jim Paterson; and ex-husband, John Reed of Palm Springs, CA. Ms. Reed was preceded in death by her parents in Mississippi. Jane came to Albuquerque in 1955 with her husband and young son. During the 50's and 60's she enjoyed being a mom and a wife and she enjoyed the activities and social events that went along with being the wife of a prominent architect. When Mr. and Mrs. Reed were divorced in 1971, Jane went back to school and got her degree in sociology from UNM. During the second half of the 70's and the 80's she worked for the State of New Mexico as a case worker. She retired from the State in 1990. Jane was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, the North Valley and Palo Duro Senior Centers, and the North Campus Neighborhood Association. She also enjoyed gardening, birdwatching, camping, reading, writing, listening to music, and the sunsets over her beloved golf course across from her house. A Memorial Service will be held at French's Mortuary, 1111 University NE, on Friday, April 6, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. The Service is open to anyone who wishes to attend.
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ROUPAS -- Athena Roupas, Beloved Mother, Sister, and friend, passed away Friday, March 30, 2007 at age 87. She is survived by her children, Peter Roupas, Maria Roupas, and Jim Roupas; grandchildren, Sky and Jessica; sisters, Syliva Katsuleas, Helen Durham; and brother, Angelo Gineris; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services are going to be held at French Mortuary Wyoming Blvd. Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Father Paul Patitsas of Saint George Greek Orthodox Church will be Officiating. The Interment to follow at Fairview Memorial Park. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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SNODGRASS -- Thomas P. Snodgrass, 57, a resident of Vero Beach, FL, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2007 following a brief illness. Memorial Services will be announced at a later date. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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SNYDER -- Willie Mae Snyder (Norton), born October 3, 1923, died March 26, 2007 with her daughter, Catherine and son-in-law, Mark Henry at her bedside. She was born in Albuquerque. Willie is survived by her son, Robert Jackson, his wife, Ann and her sister, Fay White (Norton). She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Norman S. Snyder. Memorial Services will be held Monday, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas NE, with Pastor Lemuel Boyles officiating. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in her name. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500 www.frenchmortuary.com
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SPRING -- Don E. Spring, a former longtime resident of Santa Fe, peacefully passed away at home in Albuquerque on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, with his daughter, Darby and husband, John at his side. Don was born in Anthony, KS on December 22, 1930 to Clarence E. and Wilda Spring. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Jean; his parents; and brothers, Max and Bill. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah and husband, Peter Jiacoletti of Santa Fe; and daughter, Darby and husband, John Butler of Albuquerque; grandchildren, John Ryan Butler, Brittany Butler, and Dawn Jiacoletti. Don is also survived by special "neph", Eric Shockey of Corrales, NM; niece, Jone and husband, Andrew Sanchez of Santa Fe. Other survivors include sisters-in-law, Barbara Ortiz of Nambe, NM, Ida DeGraftenreid and husband, Don of Montana; numerous nieces and nephews, and dear friend Dr. Luis Bernardez of Sandia Knolls, NM. After graduation from Santa Fe High School, Don attended NM. College of A and MA (now NMSU), earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1953. Don served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Tokyo. After Honorable Discharge from the Army, he was employed by the NM. State Highway Department for approximately two years, and then pursued graduate study at NMSU. In 1958, Don joined the consulting engineering firm of Gordon Herkenhoff and Associates, later known as Leedshill Herkenhoff, working there until his retirement in 1994. The major portion of Don's professional career was devoted to the field of bridge design. Don was involved in numerous projects throughout the state of NM While in college, Don married Wilma Jean Jones, his high school sweetheart, the love of his life, on September 9, 1951. Don and Wilma spent their married life in Santa Fe, until Wilma's death in May 1991. Soon after Wilma's death, Don began exhibiting symptoms of Inclusion Body Myositis, a rare and degenerative muscle disease, diagnosed in Denver, CO, October 1995. Don lived alone until his condition worsened to the extent that he then moved to Albuquerque to live with his daughter Darby and husband John. During his life, Don as an avid sports fan, enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He also always enjoyed the companionship of a faithful Labrador retriever. A Memorial Service will be held at the Santa Fe national Cemetery on Friday, April 6, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made, in Don's name, to the Myositis Association of America at 1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 402/Washington, DC 20036, or to Hospice of New Mexico at 4015 Carlisle NE, Suite E, Albuquerque, NM 87107. The family wishes to express a very heartfelt thank you to special caregiver, Jeannett Martinez, whose kindness and loving friendship was so immensely helpful to Don and the Butler family. A special thank you is also extended to the Hospice of New Mexico, including Dr. Goldman, Judy Kaufmann, Lindsey Spellman, Mary Regal, Larry Cotter, Curtis, and Lynne. Your professionalism and compassionate care to Don during his final days was such a blessing. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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STOLTENBERG -- SALLY MAE In memory of our beloved friend and mother we will all miss you. The way you touched our lives will always be with us all. You were here but for a short 62 years and accomplished what the Lord had intended for you. You are survived by your husband, and all of us, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many friend. A Memorial will held in your Honor at St. Matthews in Los Lunas Monday, April 2, 2007 at 3 p.m.
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STUCKEY -- Norita A. "Jeannie", born September 10, 1937, died suddenly on Thursday, March 15, 2007. She is survived by her children, Lisa L. French of Las Vegas, NM and Linda J. French and significant other, Pat Gallegos of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Jennifer M. Witham and Mark R. Garron, both of Albuquerque; great-grandchildren, Morgen N. Witham and Ashton D. Witham, both of Albuquerque; mother, Willie Mae Futrell; brother, Colvin Futrell; and sister, Allison J. Bourgeous, all of Albuquerque; and brother and sister-in-law, Raymond A. and Noel Futrell of VA. Jeannie is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Jeannie lived most of her life here is Albuquerque. Jeannie was part of the first graduating class of Valley High School. Jeannie loved music and played several instruments including the Guitar, Ukelele, Piano and Accordion. Jeannie got to travel to lots of places with her first husband, Robert E. French as he was in the Air Force. Jeannie is widowed from her second husband, Glen Stuckey. Jeannie will be missed very much. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to PETA or a charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE, 821-0010.
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TANNER -- Patricia Tanner. On Tuesday, March 27, 2007 Patricia Tanner left this earth to go be at peace and be free from pain and sickness. She was born August 24, 1937. Patricia was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Merritt and father, Thomas Day. She is survived by Bud Merritt; her children, Jacqueline Tanner and David Burns, Michael and Greeta Mills, Cynthia and Brian Murphy, Mark and Christine Mills, Michelle Mills, Chuck Mills, and Pam Ward; grandchildren, Ian and Talon Mills, Patrick and Daniel Murphy, Lauren Mills, Amanda Montano, Josh, Jessica, and Kristen Mills. She is also survived by numerous friends. Mom, you touched so many lives. We love you and we will miss you, until we meet again, but for now, we will be comforted that you are among the angels. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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TERWILLIGER -- Anna Mae Terwilliger passed away peacefully March 7, 2007. She was born in Parsons, KS December 13, 1911. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 1/2 years, A. Richard (Dick) Terwilliger; her parents, Ehtel and John Gabriel; and her sister, Emogene Chrisman. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Wormeli and husband, Paul of Reston, VA; her daughter, Martha Meister and husband, David of Albuquerque; her grandsons, Richard Wormeli and wife, Kelly of Herndon, VA, Benjamin Wormeli and wife, Natalie of Davis, CA, John Meister and wife, Margaret of Albuquerque, James Meister and wife, Christina of Germantown, MD; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Lynn Wormeli, Laurel and Jake Meister, and Nadia and Helena Meister. Anna Mae taught in a one room country schoolhouse for three years. Married on July 23, 1936, Anna Mae and Dick moved to Santa Fe, where Dick taught at the Allison-James Presbyterian Mission School. Their life continued to Drexel, MO and Urbana, IL from 1940 until 1947, when the family moved back to Albuquerque, NM. Anna Mae has lived her last 13 years at Manzano Del Sol Good Samaritan Village, where she had many good friends and loving care. Church and family were the guiding forces in Anna Mae's life. She was a loving, supportive wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church for 60 years. There she served as a Deacon for several years and was Chairperson of the Deacon Board. She also was a member of Mariners and women's circles. Anna Mae participated in Eastern Star for many years, and was a member of the Masonic Widows after Dick's death. She delivered Meals on Wheels in Northeast Albuquerque for over 20 years. Anna Mae loved to play Bridge and Bingo. She crocheted afghans for her daughters, and was always interested in the lives of her family members. The family wishes to thank the staff at Manzano Del Sol and Evercare for the loving care of our mother, especially these past two years. A Service to celebrate the life of Anna Mae will be held at First Presbyterian Church in late April. Cremation has taken place. If you wish to make a memorial gift, please consider Albuquerque Meals on Wheels 5901 Harper Dr. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 or the Manzano Del Sol Chapel Window Fund, 5201 Roma NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
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