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BARTOW -- Mieko (Nanci) Ann Bartow, 55, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday October 22, 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Christine and husband, Tony; two sons, Justin and wife, Maggie and Shane; four grandchildren, Cameron, Conner, Katie and Isabella; parents, Edward James and Hiromi Filmer; sister and brothers, Patricia Cooksey, Marvin Filmer and wife, Stephanie, Edward Filmer II and wife, Diane, Victor Filmer and wife, Toni; sister-in-law, Dorothy Filmer; 17 nieces and nephews, Denette, Krystal, Chandra, David, Brian, Jason, Marshall, Brittany, Cory, Christy, Sabrina, Shawn, Kasie, Eddie, Chelsea, Zachary, and Dwight; and numerous other relatives and friends who loved, admired, and cared for her. Mieko was preceded in death by her brother, David Paul Filmer. Mieko was born on March 22, 1955 in Fukuoka City, Japan. Mieko was a beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Services will be held at Vista Verde Memorial Park in Rio Rancho Friday, October 27, 2006, 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Dale Coffing officiating. Vista Verde Memorial Park 892-9920 Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd., SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 (505) 821-0010
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BEAGEN -- Mari Beagen, 50 passed away on October 25, 2006. She is survived by her loving husband, Bill of 27 years. Mari was the driving force in assisting Bill in becoming President of CAC Inc. She was a wonderful loving mother to her two sons, Trevor and Patrick. She is also survived by her mother, Irene Paul; sisters, Sally Rose, Barbara Johnson, Constance Hanner, Lori Paul, and Amanda Jenkins; brothers, David Paul and Martin Paul. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert; sister, Rhea Paul; and brother, Christian Paul. Mari fiercely battled cancer for seven years. Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at 12:00 noon at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Private burial will follow at a later date. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors 884-1188
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BOZICEVICH -- Edward Bozicevich, age 83, passed away on Saturday October 21, 2006. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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BRUMMELL -- Dennis R. Brummell, 68, is resting in peace, after a long battle with cancer, called into the loving arms of our beloved Lord on October 23, 2006. He was born August 20, 1938, in Springfield, MO, to Dennis and Helen Brummell, both deceased. He grew up in Springfield and Albuquerque where he attended Highland High School and later graduated from the University of New Mexico, after which he relocated to Chicago where he was an advertising executive. He returned to Albuquerque in 1981 where he retired from the Albuquerque Publishing Company. He is survived by his son, Michael Brummell, wife, Marimel; daughter, Erin Kleindorfer; longtime companion, James Graham; brother, David Brummell, and wife, Diane; sister, Sherri Pearson, and spouse, Jim Castle; ex-wife, Drew Brummell; niece, Bronwyn Whittredge; nephews, Bryan and Brett Brummell; grandsons, Dominick Brummell, Lance Brummell, and Mark Sattler; numerous other nephews and nieces and distant relatives and friends. Dennis devoted himself to his church and was recently proclaimed a Eucharist Lay Minister, of which he was very proud. He was a wonderful, loving man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 27, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at The Cathedral Church of St. John, 318 Silver SW, Albuquerque, NM. Goodbye, Dear Dennis. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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CHAVEZ -- GLORIA M. Ms. Gloria M. Chavez, 39, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on October 24, 2006. Gloria is survived by seven children, Renee Chavez, Delilah Hernandez, Jesus T. Lopez Jr., Alexandra Chavez, Andrew Chavez, Steven Chavez and Angelica Lopez; her companion, Jesus Lopez; her brother, Tom Chavez and wife, Erica; four sisters, Irma Ramirez, Darlene Romero, Denise Chavez and Lupita Chavez; her granddaughter, Angelina Borosque; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents Estanislado and Julia Chavez; and her brother, Dennis Chavez. Visitation will be Friday, October 27, 2006, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW with a Funeral Service at 10:00 by Pastor Ken Moore. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jesus Lopez Jr., Tom Chavez, Salvador Lopez, Saul Lopez, Michael Romero, Adam Ramirez, Valentin Nevarez and Raymond Nevarez. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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CLARK -- Frieda Anne Clark, age 79, a resident of Albuquerque since 1965, passed from this life at her home on Sunday, October 22, 2006, after battling cancer for many years with great courage and strength. Frieda Anne Beecroft was born in Alamosa, CO, on November 30, 1926 to Parlie and Zettie Beecroft. The family moved to Santa Fe in 1931 after purchasing the original Santa Fe campground and Grocery Store where she was raised before graduating from Santa Fe high School in 1945. In 1947, while working at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, Frieda met and married her husband Bill Clark, and soon afterwards moved to Deming, NM where their three sons were born. The family moved again to Las Vegas ,NM and finally to Albuquerque, where they settled permanently. Frieda worked hard all her life to help support her four children. She was manager of the Lenkurt Cafeteria for many years, office manager at AM International and at Superior Business Products before retiring. But she will always be remembered most for her great cooking and delicious recipes, her excellent skills with sewing and quilting which always made her happy making beautiful things for family and friends. She was also very proud of her woodworking skills and often regretted not pursing her professional dreams of becoming a carpenter. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990, William Lewis Clark; her parents, Joseph Parlie Beecroft and Zetta Elmira Land Beecroft; and her brother, Ralph Emerson Beecroft. She is survived by her three sons, Richard A. Clark and wife, Hyon Suk Clark of Bellflower, CA, Joseph M. Clark of Albuquerque, William L. Clark Jr. and wife, Jeanne Sill of Las Cruces, NM; one daughter, Vicki L. Clark and husband, Steven Dawes of Albuquerque; two stepdaughters, Anna Louise "Sue" Jones of San Rafael CA, Sandra Lynn Turner of Phoenix AZ; four grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren; other family members whom she loved and her dearest remaining friends. A public visitation will be held on Friday October 27, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. at the Daniels Family Funeral Services NE Heights Chapel. A Memorial Service for Frieda will take place on the following day, Saturday , October 28, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services NE Chapel. Graveside Interment will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Santa Fe Memorial Gardens, 417 Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM. The family also wishes to thank Marianita Gorman with Assisted Living, for caring and doing so much for our mother. Mary, Luella and staff with Vista Care for your wonderful help in her final days, and a big special thanks to Dr. Victor Vigil and his caring staff who gave our mom so much hope, love and even making her smile during her years of various cancer treatments. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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ELKIN -- Jack Jacob Elkin, 84 and a resident of Rio Rancho since 1972, died October 20, 2006. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he is the son of Joseph and Molly Elkin. The World War II Army veteran twice received the Bronze Star. Sgt. Elkin, who served with the Red 1 Division, was a Prisoner of War whose story of survival and escape from a prison camp has been documented by local newspapers, is an oral history and is on record at the Library of Congress. He was active in the New Mexico Honor Guard, was a life member of the American Legion Post 118 of Rio Rancho, and of the Jewish War Veterans. He also was a member of Meadowlark Senior Center and volunteered at St. Felix Pantry. He gave talks to many ROTC groups, and had built the podium lecterns for many of the Rio Rancho schools. His career outside of military service was, as an owner and manager of Western Furniture Repair Service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor, in 2004; and his brother Sam. He is survived by: his son, Mark Elkin and wife Kathy of Rio Rancho; daughters, Laura Fuller and husband Dean of Rio Rancho, and Arlene Colechia and husband Anthony of Clearwater, FL; grandchildren, Eric, Ashley, Faith, Cody, Calvin, Angela, and Alyssa; two great-granddaughters, Savannah, and Shayla; his brother, Murray Elkin, and sister, Ida Radar, both of New York City, NY; and sister Rose Greenburg of Hollywood, FL. Visitation will be Saturday, October 28, 2006, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Daniels Family Funeral Service Chapel, 4310 Sara Rd. Service in the chapel will follow at 2 p.m. Interment with military honors by the New Mexico Honor Guard will follow the chapel service at DFFS's Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Rd. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the New Mexico Honor Guard, 7089 Albany Hills Ct. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144. Arrangements by, Daniel Family Funeral Service 4310 Sara Rd., Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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FLORES -- Benny Flores, 82, passed away on October 24, 2006 at his home in Santa Rosa, NM after a valiant three year fight with cancer. His passing was peaceful and he was surrounded by his children. He was born April 9, 1924 in Puerto de Luna to the home of Cipriano Flores and the former Paublita Montoya. He was reared and attended grade school in Puerto de Luna. He graduated from Santa Rosa High School in 1943 and enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps. He was a corporal assigned to the 460th Army Air Force Base Unit as an airplane and engine mechanic. He married Florentina "Tina" Padilla on June 27, 1945 at Nuestra Senora de Refugio Catholic Church in Puerto de Luna. He attended New Mexico Highlands University and received a BA in education in 1949. He taught school in Puerto de Luna from 1948-52, in Cuervo during 1952-53, and again in Puerto de Luna serving as head teacher from 1953-67. From 1967 until his retirement in 1981 he taught at Santa Rosa Middle School. He taught school for a total of thirty-three years and his career spanned five decades, from 1949 through 1981. Benny and his family made their home in Puerto de Luna until 1959 when they moved to Santa Rosa. He lived the rest of his life in the "Lake City." He enjoyed ranching and farming in the Puerto de Luna valley. He was well known for his hard work ethic, being a teacher during the school term and doing farm work and ranching during the summer months. He also liked building houses and built the three houses in which he and his family lived. He also built several other houses in Santa Rosa near the Park Lake area. He was a lifelong member of the Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church, a charter member of the Santa Rosa Knights of Columbus and a long time member of the National Education Association of New Mexico. He served on the Santa Rosa City Council for six years in the early 1970s and was elected to two terms as Guadalupe County Probate Judge. In 1996 he was chosen as "Outstanding Conservation Farmer" in the county by the Soil and Water Conservation District. He was honored by being listed in the Outstanding Secondary Educators of America in 1973. In 1942 he was a starting forward on the first Santa Rosa High School basketball team to play in a state tournament. The Lions won two games and lost two games in the tournament, which was held in Santa Fe. All the teams played in one classification at that time. He also enjoyed playing baseball and was a member of the well-known Puerto de Luna Young Farmers team in the years preceding World War II. He also served on the Puerto de Luna Spanish choir. His pastimes included farming (especially raising chile verde), playing cards with his friends, going to the Puerto de Luna Senior Citizens, and visiting with his children. His wife, Tina passed away in 1986. He married Maria Perez in Santa Rosa on August 3, 1991. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and four sisters and two brothers: Beatriz Salazar, Amalia Dodge, Leontina Chavez, Adela Espinoza, Josefina Flores, Alberto Flores, and Honorato Flores. Survivors include his wife, Maria of the family home; five daughters, Bernadette Flores, Consuelo Flores, Monica (Tom) Lopez, Renee (Patrick) Marquez, all of Albuquerque, and Susan (Cele) Rodriguez. He is also survived by his eight sons: Daniel (Lupita) Flores of Santa Rosa, Nicolas (Lissie) Flores of Plano, TX, Herman (Maxine) Flores of Plano, TX, Billy (Tracy) Flores of Albuquerque, David (Victoria) Flores of Los Lunas, Johnny (Rosemary) Flores of Albuquerque, Richard (Caroline) Flores of Santa Rosa, and Tommy Flores with the United States Navy in Hawaii. Surviving also are 30 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Arcelia Abeyta of Santa Rosa; and two brothers who live in Puerto de Luna, Victor (Otilia) Flores and Filomeno (Erlinda) Flores. He is also survived by a niece who was raised as a sister, Margie Abeyta of Santa Rosa. Other survivors include Maria's children, Javier (Carolina) Claro, Hector (Marissa) Claro, Carlos (Nadia) Claro of Chihuahua, Mexico, and Elizabeth (Antonio) DeReal of Santa Rosa. Rosary Services will be held at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church on Thursday, October 26, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. with his niece, Donna Abeyta Rivera, leading the prayers. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Rosa of Lima Catholic Church on Friday, October 27, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Nick Nichols officiating. Burial will follow at Nuestra Senora de Refugio Cemetery in Puerto de Luna. His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. It was his wish that all his former students, co-workers and close friends be honorary pallbearers. All Services are entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home, 923 South 3rd Street, Santa Rosa, NM 88435 (505)472-3369. www.chavezfuneralhome.com
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FLOWERS -- John "Doc" Richard Flowers, 69, of Casa Grande, AZ, passed away October 20, 2006 in Casa Grande. He was born February 4, 1937, at Oklahoma City, OK. He was a physician's assistant. He had a great love of Mustangs and was active in several car clubs. He served in the Army as a CW02 during the Vietnam War. His military career spanned over 26 years, and his awards and recognition for his continuous service is on display at the Casa Grande Valley Historical Society Museum. He also was the executive council member for American Division Veterans Association. He was a Board member for the University of New Mexico and his sense of humor will be missed. Graveside Memorial Services will be held Monday, October 30, 2006, at National Memorial Cemetery of Phoenix, in Phoenix, AZ, at 1 p.m. Chaplain Darrell Jackson will officiate. "Doc" is survived by: his wife: Lily Flowers; three sons:Max (and Maria) Flowers of Harbor City, CA, Martin Flowers of Brooklyn, NY,David (and Amber) Flowers of Columbia, SC; one daughter: Lisa (and Tony) Espinosa of Chandler, AZ; ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded by his father, Andrew Johnson Flowers, and a cousin, Jeannine Mikeska Nee Suddeth. Arrangements are being handled by: J. Warren Funeral Services Cole and Maud The Gardens Chapel
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GURULE -- CRUCITA In Loving Memory of Crucita Gurule May 1, 1940 ~ October 26, 2005 Wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother We miss you. We love you, your family
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