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GAILLOUR -- Reynold Gaillour, 74, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 14, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Victoria; daughter, Michelle Gaillour-Valdez and husband, Vincent; grandchildren, Noelle and Casey Valdez; sisters, Marie Galindre, Margaret Martinez and husband, David, and Anne Rogers; brothers, Michael Gaillour and wife, Riley, John Gaillour and wife, Priscilla; several nieces and nephews. Reynold was a Vietnam veteran and a retired employee of the Department of Motor Vehicle. His love of life and zany sense of humor will live on with all who knew him and loved him. A Rosary will be recited Monday, March 19, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Road. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 5415 Fortuna Road. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery on March 19, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Westside Chapel on Monday, March 19, 2007 from 4 p.m. until Rosary. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505)-897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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GALLEGOS -- Father Albert (Robert) Gallegos O.S.M., age 70, pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta, NM, peacefully joined Our Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 15, 2007. Father Gallegos a native of Jarales, NM, served as a priest in the Order of Servants of Mary for 42 years. St. Mary's was a stepping-stone for his Catholic education. He attended the Seminary of the Servite Fathers of Hillside, IL. Father Gallegos continued his spiritual training at the Novitiate in Grandville, Wisconsin where he took the name Albert. Father Albert studied philosophy in Northern Ireland and returned to the U.S. to receive his BA degree at Loyola University. He also received M.A. degrees from Loyola University and Governors State University in Illinois. He was ordained as a Priest in the Servite Order at Santa Fe in 1964. After ordination he was assigned to teach at St. Phillip's High School in Chicago. Father Albert was later assigned to Mater Dolorosa Seminary as Assistant Master of Students and Instruction. He returned to St. Phillip's High School and continued his studies at Loyola University. Father Albert taught at North Eastern Illinois University, Malcolm X College, and The University of New Mexico. Father Albert serves as Chaplin at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago, Trinity High School in River Forest and Immaculate Heart of Mary High School in Westchester. Father Albert's journalistic talents included writing a bi-lingual column for The New World. His articles were featured in the Chicago Sun Times, the National Catholic Reporter and the NC News Service in Washington, D.C. He was founder and editor of the Catholic newspaper, The People of God in Albuquerque, NM. His bi-lingual books for children include, The Wise Old Owl of the Ballet, A Christmas Story, The Turtle That Didn't Want To Be a Turtle, God in My Pocket, Shalom, An Easter Story, and El Cocqui. His love for poetry was evident in all his works. Father Albert served as producer, writer and host for the Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe TV show. He also produced the children's video, Santa and the Flying Balloons a Christmas story. After serving as pastor of St. Donatus Church in Illinois, Father Albert returned to New Mexico to serve the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. He was assigned as Associate Pastor at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Alameda, Pastor of Holy Child Parish, Tijeras, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Albuquerque, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Santa Fe, and was serving as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Peralta at the time of his death. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ignacio and Stella Gallegos; brother, Moses; sisters, Carmen Flick and her husband, Bob, Norena (Diana) Baughman; Bernadette Gallegos; and brother-in-law, Abelino Sanchez. Father Albert is survived by his sister, Mary Sue Sanchez of Belen, NM; brothers, Alfred and his wife, Virgie of Jarales, Ignacio and his wife, Alicia of Carteret, NJ, Deacon Manuel and his wife, Theresa, Nestor and his wife, Francis, and Father David Gallegos O.S.M., all of Belen; sister-in-law, Aurelia Gallegos; and numerous loving nieces and nephews. Father Albert will lie in state at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, on Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 12:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 1:00 p.m. Following the Rosary in Peralta Father Albert will again lie in state at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church on Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 4:00 p.m. A final visitation will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, on Monday, March 19, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Father David Gallegos O.S.M. presiding. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Paul Lestor Sanchez, Douglas, Ignacio, Robert, and Charles Gallegos, Michael Flick, Audra Baca, and Regina Romero. Honorary pallbearers will be Father Albert's nieces and nephews. A memorial contribution may be made to the Catholic Foundation, 2201 San Pedro NE, Bldg #2, Ste 211, Albuquerque, NM, 87110. Include a note that the contribution is for the Father Albert Gallegos Endowment Fund for the St. Mary's School in Belen, NM. Please sign Father Albert's online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.
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HEWITT -- Roland Charles Hewitt October 18, 1929 - March 17, 2006 It's hard to believe you were taken from us a year ago. Every day we think of you and miss you very much. On this St. Patrick's Day, your favorite day, we cherish the many great memories and times we shared together. We are reminded of the things you taught us and the love you had for us. With our undying love - Your loving wife, daughter, sons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many friends.
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LIBERSKY -- Larry Dean Libersky, 60, resident of Magdalena, NM since 1988, died Saturday, March 10, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Dee Libersky; mother, Evelyn Libersky of Lyle, MN; sons, Jason Libersky and wife, Manuela of Albuquerque, Seth Brown of Albuquerque; and daughter, Rachel Ortiz and husband, Carlos Ortiz of Albuquerque. Larry was preceded in death by his father, Wayne Libersky of Lyle, MN. Larry earned a PhD in Physics from New Mexico Tech. He worked for NMT for 18 years, then began a new career at Los Alamos National Labs where he worked for ten years. Physics was his profession, which he loved, but his passion was playing trumpet and guitar, composing his own songs, and writing many articles concerning spiritual matters published on his website: www.mountainofgod.com. Services will be held Saturday, March 17, 2007 at 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary Westside Chapel, with Sam Soleyn officiating. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Road NW 897-0300
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LOVELADY -- Gary (Buck) Lovelady was called home by the Lord on March 13, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Viola; daughters, Vanessa and Brittany; mother, Arnita West; seven brothers; two sisters; nieces; nephews; and many friends. Services held Monday, March 19, 2007 at Legacy Church, 7201 Central NW, 87121. Viewing from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Service will start at 12:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
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MANESS -- DeWitt Maness was born September 4, 1927. DeWitt passed away early Sunday, March 11, 2007, in the company of family and comforts of home in Horizon City, TX. DeWitt was a long time resident of Tijeras, NM. He is survived by wife, Clara Maness, of 45 years; daughters, Sue Dumpert, Shelby Moore and husband, Scott, Ann Mitchell, Sherry Penny and husband, Gary; son, Stacy Maness and wife, Barbara; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. DeWitt has long been the patriarch of a mixed family. He will always be remembered and loved for his sense of humor, and ability to fix anything, among many things. The family is thankful for his peaceful passing and for the love and support shown by many during this difficult time. Cremation is planned. Flowers and/or cards may be sent to Clara Maness, 14021 Veny Webb Street, Horizon City, TX 79928.
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MATTINE -- Lena Mattine, age 85, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at her home in Albuquerque, on Monday, March 12, 2007. Born in New York City, New York, on March 25, 1921, Lena is survived by her husband, Christy of New Mexico; children, Robert and Linda of New Mexico, Nancy and husband, Rick of New York, and Christopher and wife, Susan of Texas; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Rose and family of New York. A special thanks to Lena's caregivers at Carestone at Quintessence. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel on Sunday, March 18, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Prayer Services will be held Monday, March 19, 2007, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. French Mortuary Wyoming Blvd. Chapel 505-823-9400
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MERINEY-HENSON -- Ann Meriney-Henson, of Albuquerque, NM, died Friday, March 16, 2007 after a very brief illness. Ann was born in 1940 in Salem, OR to Dr. and Mrs. Dudley Strain. Ann was a graduate of Texas Tech University. For the past thirty years she was the President of Ann-Teriors, Inc. a highly successful interior design company. Ann was an excellent business woman and mentored many interior designers in the Albuquerque area. Ann traveled the world extensively. She had a true zest for life and enjoyed all that it had to offer. Ann shared this enthusiasm with all who knew her. While she had many accomplishments the most treasured part of her life was her family and she delighted in the new addition of her grandson, Zachery. Ann was dearly loved and will be missed. She was a member of Heights Presbyterian Church. Ann was preceded in death by both of her parents. She is survived by her beloved husband, Jim Henson of Albuquerque; her son, Trey Hoffmann of Dallas, TX; her daughter, Tiffany Turetzky; son-in-law, Dave Turetzky; and her grandson, Zachary Dudley Turetzky, all of Secaucus, NJ; and her brother, Rev. Keith Strain of Crawfordsville, IN. Her Memorial Service will be held at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Monday, March 19, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association.
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PADILLA -- Julia Padilla, 84, passed away suddenly Thursday, March 15, 2007. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Bennie M Padilla; children, Soila Brewer, Cecilia Moraga, Lucille Ortiz and Bennie Padilla Jr. Julia is also survived by her grandchildren, Debbie Moraga, Yvette Padilla, Pete Candelaria and wife, Laurie, Michael Moraga and wife, Naomi, Roxanne Garner and husband, Clay, Rhonda Padilla, Lia Padilla, Jason Ortiz and fiancee, Becky, and Josh Ortiz; eight great-grandchildren, Desiree and Daniel Padilla, Damian Padilla, Kacey, Savannah, and Jordyn Garner, Timothy and Alyssa Moraga, and Ian Candelaria; and one great-great-granddaughter, Destiny; nine brothers and sisters, Lupita Saiz, Tom Sanchez, Eluid Sanchez and wife, Agnes, Pat Sanchez and wife, Susan, Albert Sanchez, Angie Metzgar and husband, J.D., Viola Candelaria and husband, Bernard, Suzanne Martinez and husband, Felix, and Darlene Marsh and husband, John. Mrs. Padilla was a devoted, patient, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Rosary will be recited Monday, March 19, 2007, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 10:00 a.m., at St Anne's Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal SW, with burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clay Garner, Michael Moraga, Jason Ortiz, Josh Ortiz, Damian Padilla and Daniel Padilla. Friends may pay respects Monday, March 19, 2007 6:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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PEDIGO -- Dolly E. Pedigo, 98, passed away at Arbor Creek Nursing Home, Albuquerque, NM on Wednesday, March 14, 2007. She was born on January 21, 1909 in Nolanville, TX, the daughter of Tolbert and Alice Roberts. She attended school in Prairie Dell, TX. She moved to Hutchinson, KS in 1952 and to Albuquerque, NM in 1985. She had been a member the First Southern Baptist Church, Hutchinson, KS where she was the church custodian for twenty-three years. While in Albuquerque she was a member Sandia Baptist Church. On September 20, 1926 she married George W. Pedigo at Lampassas, TX. He passed away on June 2, 1984. She is survived by three sons, Emmanuel T. Pedigo and his wife, Ellen, Donald D. Pedigo and his wife, Phyllis, and Kenneth W. Pedigo and his wife, Sandra, all of Albuquerque, NM; three daughters, Ruby L. Strawn and her husband, Larry and Linda M Reece, both of Hutchinson, KS and Barbara H. Youngman and her husband Bob, Dodge City, KS; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Terry Kelley; two sisters, Ann and Nora; and a brother, Hughe. Graveside Services will be held on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery & Mausoleum with Kyle Emery officiating. Interment will follow the Aervices. Visitation will be on Sunday from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory with the family present to receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Memorial remembrances may be made to Ambercare Hospice or the charity of one's choice, in care of the funeral home. The family wishes to thank both Arbor Creek Nursing Home and Ambercare Hospice for taking such good care of Mother. To leave a special message online, visit: www.PenwellGabel.com.
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