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CERVANTES -- Rosalia S. Cervantes, 94, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2007. She is survived by her children, Mary Lou Sanchez and husband, Eloy, Geneva Ortiz and Steve Cervantes and wife, Darlene; grandchildren, Carol Hoppe, Louis T. Cervantes, Christine Ayala and husband, Phillip, Paul Cervantes and Julie Garrison, Loretta Sanchez, Steven Cervantes and wife, Emer, Monte Cervantes, Julie Bock and husband, Sam; great-grandchildren, Frank Faris and wife, Ellen, Camille Faris, Louise Cervantes, David Cervantes, Brooke Ayala, Matthew Ayala, Brynn Ayala, Stephen Cervantes, Dillon Cervantes, Megan Cervantes, Mikie Cervantes, Monte Cervantes Jr., Adam Cervantes, Rebecca Cervantes, Joshua Cervantes, Jalin Castillo, and Braden Bock; great-great-grandchildren, Cole and Ryan Faris. She was preceded in death by her son, Louie Cervantes; and by her 11 brothers and sisters. She was known as an exceptional, self-sacrificing mother and for her excellent cooking, including at the Vineyard Retirement Community. She also enjoyed gardening and socializing with her family and friends. Rosary will be recited Sunday, May 6, 2007, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 7, 2007, 10:00 a.m., at Risen Savior Catholic Community 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Monsignor Richard Olona, celebrant. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel on Sunday, May 6, 2007, 6:00 p.m. until Rosary. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505)823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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DEAN -- Michelle Renee Damerow Dean, 40, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007. She is survived by her husband, Merrick S.M. Dean; parents, Richard and Yvonne Damerow; sister, Cynthia Damerow; and many other family members and friends. Michelle was very active and was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. She was tender hearted and had a soft spot in her heart for everyone. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be Monday, May 7, 2007, 10:00 a.m., at Christ Lutheran Church, 7701 Candelaria NE. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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DURAN -- Mary O. Duran, 85, a resident of Albuquerque for over 60 years, died Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at Las Palomas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, following an extended illness. She is survived by her children, William Duran and wife, Susan, Gloria Inlow and husband, Rush, Linda Davis and husband, Rex, Steve Duran and wife, Geneva, Nancy Jackson and husband, A.J., Jeanette Vanderhyde and husband, Jay; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; brother, Casey Duran; sisters, Ida Garcia and Bessie Lopez; and numerous other relatives and friends. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Willie E. Duran in 1995; and nine brothers and sisters. She was born August 22, 1921 in Duran, NM. She was the daughter of the late Dionicio and Mary Duran. Mary was living in Vaughn, NM where she met her husband and married, when he returned from military duty during WWII. They moved to Albuquerque in the late 1940s, where they lived the remainder of their lives. She dedicated her life to rearing her six children and caring for her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her home was always a center of family activity. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, Sunday, May 6, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to Rosary at 3:00 p.m. Prayer Service will be held at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 11:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505)823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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GARCIA -- ANTHONY D. The family of Anthony D. Garcia would like to express sincere thanks to Deacon Reuben Barela, Father Johnny Lee Chavez, and Father Gene Gries for their ministry and kindness; the staff and caregivers at Rio Rancho Rehabilitation and Care Stone Assisted Living, Dr. Ricardo Ortega and members of the Hospice de La Luz for their thorough attention and care. We would also like to thank Gaby Nieto who recited the rosary; musicians, Rae Gray, Steve Herrera, and Veronica Soto; singers, "The Friends"; the staff and management at Sizzler and Inger Garcia and Bob Tate who always encouraged Anthony to sing with them at the Sizzler. A special thanks to his grandsons and nephew who served as pallbearers; and friends and family who generously provided food for the reception. With our deepest appreciation the Martin, Garcia, Alires, and Parshail families. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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HEMPHILL -- Zina S. Hemphill. The family of Zina Hemphill sorrowfully announces her death on Tuesday, May 1, 2007 at the age of 103. She was born on April 18, 1904 in Marceline, MO and has been a resident of Albuquerque, NM since 1927. Zina will be remembered for her quick wit, humor, determination, and integrity. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-one years, William F. Hemphill; her daughter, Wanda Thornberry; three brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by one daughter, Peggy Gallbreth and husband, Bill; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and Sharon and Richard Swallows, lifetime friends. A special "thank you" to Presbyterian Hospice. At her request a private celebration of her life will be held in Santa Fe at the home of her granddaughter, Linda Owens and husband, Kent. Private entombment took place at Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque, NM. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505)823-9400 www.frenchmortuary.com
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HEMPHILL -- ZINA Special thank you to Zina Hemphill's grandchildren for their love and support during their grandmother's life. Linda Owens, Bill Galbreth, Rex Galbreth, Mark Galbreth, John Johnson. Also to her good friends, Lottie McDonald, Betty Orwick, Sharon Swallows. Thank you for the many flowers that have been sent.
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KINNEY -- Stephen Hoyt Kinney passed away May 3, 2007 of natural causes. He was born in Socorro, NM in 1918 to Bartley and Mabel Kinney. He grew up in Albuquerque where his father started the Kinney Brick Company. Steve graduated from MIT in 1942 with a BS in geology. He served in the Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1945 in Pearl Harbor and Oakland, achieving the rank of lieutenant. He married Harriet Gadsden of Oakland, CA in 1945, and they returned to Albuquerque. In 1953, he and his family moved to Farmington, NM where he worked as a surveyor, geologist and wildcatter. In 2005, Steve and Harriet returned to Albuquerque. He is survived by his wife, Harriet; his three sons, Stephen, Charles, and Warren; his daughters-in-law, Leslie and Nancy; his sister, Ruth Gannaway of Albuquerque; and two grandchildren, Christopher Kinney and Erin Lovejoy Kinney. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 2007 in the chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE, Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Alzheimer's research. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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KRAFT -- Anna Darlene Kraft, a resident of Albuquerque since 1953, passed away on April 4, 2007 at the age of 87. Her husband, Art, precedes her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Linda; her son, Stephen and wife, Marilyn; granddaughters, Lisa, Amy, Erin, Courtney, and Melanie; and great-grandsons, Michael and Justin. Cremation has taken place. Donations in Darlene's memory may be made to St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, 4601 Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111.
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LEACH -- Marjorie Leach (nee Noland). October 16, 1923 - April 29, 2007. Her life defined the word "grandmother." She cared for her special needs grandson, Lucas, who preceded her in death. She had fierce and unwaivering love for her grandchildren, Steve and Jason Miller of Nashville, TN and Chris, Andy, and Lauren McCullough of Albuquerque. She is survived by her grandchildren and her daughter, Kathryn Miller M.D. and her son-in-law, Thomas McCullough M.D., who miss her immensely. Arrangements by Garcia Mortuary. A memorial reception was held in her honor at her home on May 4, 2007.
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LOPEZ -- Amada T. Lopez, 88, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully at Laurel View Health Center, Wednesday, May 2, 2007. She is survived by her daughter, Dorinda (Lopez) Espinoza and husband, Rick of Albuquerque; sons, Frank L. of Albuquerque, David P. of San Jose, CA, and Billy D. Lopez and Pearl Padilla of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Richard C. Espinoza and Gina Naranjo, Michael Quinones, Lisa Fowles, Gabriela Chavez-Lopez, and Adriana Chavez-Lopez; great-grandchildren, Richard Andres Espinoza, Alexis Raquel Diane Espinoza, and Deja Quinones; sister, Nancy Rubi and husband, Rumaldo; and sister-in-law, Virginia Lopez. Mrs. Lopez was preceded in death by her husband, Bernardino "Benny" Lopez; daughter, Mary Alice Lopez; and son, Albert Anthony Lopez. Mrs. Lopez was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt to her family and a devout Catholic. In addition to dedicating her life to family, she believed very strongly in community by touching so many other lives. She retired from the Albuquerque Public School System as "the head cook" at Ernie Pyle Middle School. The family would like to give special thanks to Presbyterian Hospice, the staff at Laurel View and her special care givers, Alma, Jimmy and Gorras. Rosary will be recited Sunday, May 6, 2007, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Monday, May 7, 2007, 9:00 a.m., at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW. Interment will follow at San Jose De Armijo Cemetery. Following the committal, there will be a reception at St. Anne's Parish Hall. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com
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