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HANKINS -- Clyde Tyson Hankins, born May 5, 1918, went peacefully to be with his Lord on December 18, 2006. An Albuquerque resident of 46 years, he was born in Hansford, Texas, and previously resided in San Diego, California and Lubbock, Texas. He was a faithful husband of 64 years to his wife Gladys; the father of two children, Greg Hankins and his wife Denise of San Diego, California; and Gem Blankenship and her husband Gary of Cedar Crest, NM. He is also survived by grandchildren Grant Blankenship and his wife Shannon; Anna Boyer; and Josh Hankins; and his great grandchildren Teal, Rose, and Lily Hankins; and Aubrie, Morgan, Bethany, and Jack Blankenship who will miss his great humor and loving embrace that he so often and warmly showered upon them. Grandchild Matthew Spiewak preceded him in death. Clyde was a larger than life personality, entertainer, vocalist, and world-class jazz guitarist. His gift of music will be missed by those in the jazz community who have enjoyed his talents and good humor for many years. He served in the Navy in WWII. A visitation for friends and family will be held at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE, Thursday, December 21, 2006, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., and a memorial service will be held at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Blvd., NE, Friday, December 22, 2006, 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd., NE. We will be with you again soon Clyde. We love you. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE 275-3500
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HARLAN -- Allison Harlan, 91, a resident of Albuquerque since 1988, died Monday, December 18, 2006. She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Clifford Roy Harlan; three children, Jason Clifford Harlan of Albuquerque, Peggy Harlan Simmons and husband, Jack, of Madison, NJ, and Carol Harlan Earp and husband, Douglas, of Albuquerque; granddaughter, Lia Simmons; brother, Walter Vanderbelt Scott and wife, Eloise of Houston, TX; and many other relatives and friends. Allison was preceded in death by her sister, Eleanor Elisabeth Kelemen. Allison was born on April 25, 1915 in Buffalo, NY to Walter Vanderbelt and Elisabeth Waldo Scott. She attended and graduated from Cooper Union School of Art in New York City. Allison worked for many years as a draftsman for Babcock and Wilcox in New York City and Rockaway Tank in Dover, NJ. She was a member of the Basking Ridge, NJ Presbyterian Church and, after moving to New Mexico, the Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church of which she served as church historian from 1991 to 1996. Allison was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Basking Ridge, NJ Chapter. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 21, 2006, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 10:00 a.m. to the time of service. Graveside Services will take place at the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Moorestown, NJ on Thursday, December 28, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 9500 Montgomery NE, Suite 209, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or the Barrett Foundation Inc., 10300 Constitution Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 in Allison's name. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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LARA -- JOSEPH C. IV FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS Joseph C. Lara IV December 21, 1995 - March 10, 1997 Fourteen months seventeen days I have been told the love from a mother is unlike any other. Well I am the mother and I say the love from your child is like no other. The love I received from my baby boy was for a short time, but it was so strong and pure it will last for all of my life. I love you my punkin, my son, my love - forever. Love you, your mommy Christy G. Anaya
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MARJERISON -- James R. Marjerison, 76, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, NM, died Tuesday, December 19, 2006. He is survived by his spouse; and numerous loving family members. Mass will be celebrated on Friday, December 22, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-0826. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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MARTINEZ -- Alarick Martinez, age 31, beloved son, father, and brother, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, December 15, 2006. He was born in Crownpoint, NM and was a resident of To'Hajiilee, NM. Alarick enjoyed working on vehicles, watching movies, and listening to music. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frances D. Yazzie and Leo Martinez; maternal grandmother Lena Secatero. Alarick is survived by his loving parents, Albert and Irene Martinez; his son, Carleone Martinez; three brothers, Derrick, Bryant Martinez, and Darryl Sandoval; two sisters, Karen Sandoval and Verneda Martinez; his maternal grandfather, John Sandoval; and numerous other family members and friends. Alarick will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary, with Pastor Jerry Johns officiating. Interment will follow at the Secatero Family Plot in To'Hajiilee, NM. Pallbearers will be Derrick Martinez, Bryant Martinez, Darryl Sandoval, Eddie Secatero Jr., Calbert Secatero, Edward Peralto, and Wallace Nelson. Funeral Services were entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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MARTINEZ -- Pedro Martinez, age 86 and a resident of Albuquerque for 60 years, died Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at his home following an illness. Mr. Martinez is survived by two daughters, Nora Bennett and husband, Mark of PN, Gloria Martinez of Albuquerque; three sons, Pedro Martinez Jr. and wife, Judy of CA, Albert Martinez of Albuquerque, and Felix Martinez and wife, Joyce of Albuquerque; three brothers, Florentino Martinez, Frank Martinez, and Lupe Martinez, all of Texas; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose in 1998 and his daughter, Josephine in 1997. Mr. Martinez was a member of Holy Child Catholic Church in Carnuel, a veteran of WWII, and a member of the D.A.V. and V.F.W. Viewing and visitation will be held Thursday December 21, 2006 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 6:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 7:00 a.m. on Friday December 22, 2006 in Holy Child Catholic Church, Tijeras. Interment will follow in the Santa Fe National Cemetery. All Services are under the care and direction of: Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE 884-1188
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MONTOYA -- Jose Santos Montoya, born on May 5, 1915, to parents, Vicente Montoya and Pablita Chavez, passed away in his home, on Tuesday morning, December 19, 2006. Born in Torreon, NM, Santos was a lifelong resident of New Mexico, at 91 years of age, and retired from Albuquerque Public Schools in 1982. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia Montoya, and his brother, Max Montoya. Santos is survived by his daughter, M.J. Duran; his three sons, Tony Duran and wife, Debbie, Jimmy Duran, and Max Flores; his three sisters, Candy Alderete, Katy Nunez, and Oralia Trujillo; his three brothers, Ben Montoya, Rudy Montoya, and Frank Montoya; ten grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews, all of Albuquerque, NM. A visitation will be held, Wednesday, December 20, 2006, at Strong-Thorne Mortuary, with a Rosary and Mass to follow on Thursday, December 21, 2006, at Sunset Memorial Park-Chapel. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park. Services are provided by Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106. 505-842-8800.
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MORRATO -- Francis Joseph (Frank) Morrato, died peacefully in the company of his family on Sunday, December 17, 2006 at the age of 80 years, after a long illness. He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Mary Lee Morrato; five children, Joe Morrato and wife, Debbie of Castle Rock, CO, Anna Morrato of Albuquerque, Kevin Morrato and wife, Janice of Littleton, CO, Mitzie Bower and husband, Tim of Albuquerque, and Laurie Broadfoot and husband, Brad of Wichita, KS; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Donna Dwyer of Denver, CO; and numerous other relatives and friends. Frank was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Evelina DeSimone Morrato. He was born on June 26, 1926 in Denver, CO. Frank earned his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law from which he was subsequently awarded a Dr. of Jurisprudence Degree based on his expertise in various NM Land Grants. His illustrious career included 30 years as Vice President of the New Mexico Title Co. and many years as an officer of the NM Land Title Assn. including 2 years as President. Frank's title research and expertise contributed significantly to the expedited development of Winrock Shopping Center and what is now known as the City of Rio Rancho. He also served on the Board of Directors of the St. Joseph's Healthcare Foundation. One of his proudest professional and personal achievements was as an instructor at the Graduate Realtors Institute. Many real estate professionals in NM benefited from Frank's love of teaching and his willingness to share his professional knowledge and expertise. But, Frank was known mostly for his exemplary standards as a devoted spouse, generous and loving father, and a loyal friend. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. on Wednesday, December 20, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, the corner of Lomas and Tennessee, on Thursday, December 21, 2006, 10:00 a.m. with Father Edward C. Domme, Celebrant. Interment will take place on at Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver, CO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frank's name to the Good Shepherd Center, 218 Iron SW, 87103. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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NIETO -- Andres Arturo Nieto, age 33, passed away on December 19, 2006 following a motor vehicle accident on the Puerto De Luna Highway. Andres was born May 22, 1973 in Albuquerque, NM to the home of Augustin Nieto and Cynthia Baca. He was reared and attended Schools in Santa Rosa. Andres married Tara Ulibarri on October 31, 2003. He was currently working with the Juvenile Probation Office as a Community Support Officer. He was a member of the Santa Rosa Water Board, The Santa Rosa Health Council and Chairman of the Guadalupe County Water Board. Andres enjoyed playing the guitar and was playing bass guitar for the band Sour Mash, he loved the outdoors especially taking hikes with his family, camping and watching and collecting movies. He was preceded in death by his mother, Cynthia Baca; his great-grandparents, Nabor and Julia Tenorio; uncles, Andrew Baca and Al Nelson. Survivors include his wife, Tara Nieto of the family home in Puerto De Luna; his children, Andria Nieto and Alcario Nieto of Santa Rosa and Javier Nieto of El Paso, TX; his grandparents, Andres and Polly Baca of Santa Rosa; brother, Gideon Campos of Albuquerque; step-father, Joe Campos of Albuquerque; his father, Augustin Nieto of Missouri. Also surviving are his uncles and aunts: Alfred Baca and wife, Barbara, Arthur Baca and wife, Anastacia, all of Santa Rosa, Kenny Baca and wife, Lyrissa of Las Vegas, NV, Julie Delgado and husband, Richard of Santa Rosa, and Laura Cantu of Phoenix, AZ; as well as numerous cousins and a host of relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place and a Rosary will be held on Friday, December 22, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. from St. Rose Church in Santa Rosa. Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 23, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. also from St. Rose Church with Father Nick Nichols officiating. Burial of cremains will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. All Services are entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa. www.chavezfuneralhome.com
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PEARMAN -- Sydney V. "Dice" Pearman, 90, of Albuquerque, NM, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2006. Born in Devonshire, Bermuda, Mr. Pearman was a resident of Albuquerque since 1977. Having resided in Bermuda for many years, Mr. Pearman was in the hotel service industry and a founding member of the Leopards Club and a longtime member of the Pembroke Hamilton Club. In Albuquerque, Mr. Pearman was retired from Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal and attended The Shrine of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Mr. Pearman was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Irene, and a son, Michael. He is survived by a son and his wife, Colin A. Pearman Sr. and Olivia; daughter, Beverley Pearman; grandchildren, Colin Pearman Jr. and wife, Lisa, Kermit Pearman, Bernard Pearman, Tamara Pearman, Alkeya Bell and husband, Jermaine, Jeffrey Horne; great-grandchildren, Bryant Gonzales and Race Ethan Pearman; sister-in-law, Dorothy Thompson and niece, Kathy Pearman, as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, family members and friends. The family will receive friends and loved ones on Thursday evening, December 21, 2006 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at The Daniels Family Funeral Service, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2006 in the chapel of The Daniels Family Funeral Service with interment to follow in the Vista Verde Memorial Park.
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