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BOLANDER -- JACK LCDR Jack "C" Bolander (U.S. Navy, retired), 77, of Colonial Heights, VA, died Saturday, January 6, 2007, in McGuire V.A. Hospital, Richmond, VA. He was born in Clovis, NM. LCDR Bolander graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1951, and conducted post-graduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Southern California. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of Korea and Vietnam. He was a member of Colonial Heights Baptist Church, VFW/DAV, American Legion Post 284, National Sojourner, Gideons, Sea Scouts (leader), Sigma Phi Epsilon, Navy League, and Duncan, Oklahoma Lodge #60, AF & AM. He is survived by his mother, Martha Kathleen Crawford Johnston of Knoxville, TN; sister, Donna June Bolander Halliburton of Montecito, CA; daughter, Jacquelynne Victoria Bolander Prince and husband, Dr. John Martin Prince of Knoxville; son, Lt. Col. Jeffrey Wayne Bolander (U.S. Marine Corps, retired) and wife, Colleen Traynor Bolander; five grandchildren, Emily Alene Prince, John Ryland Prince, Christopher Martin Prince, Jennifer Ming Bolander, and Jonathan David Bolander; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 3 - 4:00 p.m., Sunday, January 14, 2007, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA, where a Funeral Service will be held at 4:00 p.m., with Reverend Dr. Randy Hahn officiating. Committal services with full military honors will be Wednesday, January 17, 2007, at 2:00 p.m., at Quantico National Cemetery, Quantico, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Men's Outreach Ministry, Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 231 Chesterfield Ave., Colonial Heights, VA 23834. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
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BRASS -- Edward E. (Tyker) Brass, a resident of Albuquerque since 1957, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2007. He was born in Lawrence, KS on September 8, 1928, the son of Edward B. and Martha Beaunice Brass. He served as a Captain in the USAF and was a decorated veteran flying transport planes in Korea during the Korean War. He graduated from Kansas University where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He completed a 32 year career at Sandia National Laboratories, retiring in 1989. During retirement, Ed was a docent at the Rio Grande Zoo, a member of the Coronado Wolfpack, a judge during elections and enjoyed traveling with his wife, and fun and games with family and friends. Ed was a faithful and devoted husband and father who loved his God, his family, and his country. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Doris J. Brass; son, Eric Brass of Omaha, NE; daughter, Anne E. Silva and husband, Aaron of Belen; and grandchildren, Alejandro and Aundrea Silva. Cremation has taken place and friends are invited to join the family in celebration of his life at a Memorial Service on Friday, January 12, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. at French Mortuary - Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. A reception will follow at the family home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Ronald McDonald House, 1011 Yale NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87106. Interment will take place later at Santa Fe National Cemetery in a family ceremony. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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BURGER -- Dennis E. Burger, age 60, passed away Monday, January 8, 2007. Born in Illinois, Dennis served Honorably in the U.S. Army. He was a longtime resident of Albuquerque and retired from Comcast Cable. Dennis is survived by his mother, Anne Anthony; sisters, Linda Williams and husband, Joseph, Susan O'Brien and husband, Steven, and Dianne Siete; brother, Jeffrey Burger and wife, Denise. The family of Dennis would like to extend a special thank you to Vista Care Hospice, especially Debbie, for all of their care and compassion for Dennis. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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BURGGRAF -- Norman Conrad Burggraf, 88, a resident of Rio Rancho, NM, passed away on January 8, 2007. Mr. Burggraf was born on March 10, 1918 to Peter and Marie (Volz) Burggraf of Brooklyn, NY. He served in the United States Army and National Guard. He was a Police Officer with the New York, Nassau County department. Upon moving to the Rio Rancho area he served as a reserve officer with the Rio Rancho Department of Public Safety. He also worked as a security guard, volunteered with Meals on Wheels, was a driver for seniors, and was a member of the National Rifle Association. Mr. Burggraf is survived by his wife, Marie (Volz) Burggraf, of twenty-two years, of the family home; his stepdaughters, Marianne Boe and Robin DeLong; grandchildren, Brian, Michelle, Jeff, Maureen, and Allyson; great-grandchild, Ashlyn; and a treasured family friend, Petra Smith. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, 4310 Sara Road, Rio Rancho. A Memorial Service for Norman will be held Friday, January 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Calvary Lutheran Church, 305 Unser Blvd., (Unser and Abrazo), Rio Rancho, with Pastor Donald Neidigk officiating. Arrangements by Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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CAMUGLIA -- John C. Camuglia, 81, a resident of Albuquerque since 1967, peacefully left this earth to be with our Lord on Saturday, December 23, 2006 after a very brief illness. A native of Staten Island, NY, John and his family have owned and operated Tully's Meat Market and Deli since June of 1970. He continued to be active in the business until the time of his death and now his son, Johnny Camuglia will continue his father's tradition of providing Albuquerque with authentic Italian food, in honor of his father. John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard where he fed the sailors on Ship 252 thus beginning his life of sharing his enthusiasm for good food. He took up golf in 1991, the high-point of which was a hole-in-one in 1996. While golf was a sport he discovered later in his life, John was always an avid sports fan with his loyalties reserved firmly for the NY Yankees and the NY Giants. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Jerry; daughter, Joy Ashley and husband, Shawn of Perry, GA; son, Johnny and wife, Melissa of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Savannah, Shane and Brenna Ashley of Perry, GA, Victoria and Sarah Camuglia, both of Albuquerque; brothers, Frank and wife, Jessie of Las Vegas, NV, Joseph and wife, Joyce of Albuquerque; sisters-in-law, Joanne and Joan Camuglia of New York, NY; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Camuglia was preceded in death by his brothers, Bobby and Louis. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held Saturday, January 13, 2006, 11:00 a.m., at Sandia Baptist Church, 9429 Constitution Ave. NE. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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CARPENTER -- Darrel "Carp" E. Carpenter, born May 24, 1916 in Buckhannon, WV, passed on to be with his Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 30, 2006. He is survived by his five children: Edward Carpenter and his wife, Jackie of Houghton Lake, MI; Bill Carpenter and his wife, Barbara of Albuquerque, NM; Barbara Baldwin of Pinckney, MI; Darelynn Lesa and her husband, Michael of Auburn, CA; Mark Carpenter, and partner, Jody Hutton of Corrales, NM; grandchildren, Sandra Kuschnerus, Ellen Holthus, Delaine Carpenter, Dana Carpenter, Stephen Baldwin, Andrea Scott, Erika Lesa, Amber Lesa, Jared Lesa, Andrew Lesa, and David Carpenter. He is also survived by great-grandchildren, Auston Balwinski, and twins, Megan and Courtney Carpenter. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Naomi Carpenter; parents, Hartman and Iva Carpenter; brothers, Lowell and Dana Carpenter; son-in-law, Carlton Baldwin. A Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church, 3906 19th Ave. SE, Rio Rancho, NM at 10:30 a.m. in Friday, January 12, 2007, with Pastor Si Budagher, and W.A. Bradshaw officiating. Final interment will be at Nevada City, CA. French Mortuary Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 897-0300 www.frenchmortuary.com
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CHAVEZ -- Nolbert "Ben" Chavez, 70, a resident of Belen, died Monday, January 8, 2007. He is survived by his brother, Rudy L. Chavez and wife, JoAnne of Belen; sister, Florie Chavez and husband, David; sister-in-law, Frances Chavez of Belen; brothers-in-law, Cayetano Padilla of Belen and Sal Artiaga of Florida; many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Mr. Chavez was preceded in death by his parents, Jose Ramon and Josefita P. Chavez; brothers, Robert Silverio and Bennie Chavez; sisters, Susan Artiaga and Mary Padilla; sister-in-law, Lorraine Chavez; and great-niece, Francine Renee Sanchez. He was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church and has been attending Mass daily for 49 years. Mr. Chavez would spend most of his day praying daily devotional, novenas and rosary. His favorite pastime was drawing and he had a love for watches. Rosary will be recited Friday, January 12, 2007, 10:30 a.m. Mass will follow Rosary at 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Filbert Chavez, James Chavez, Chris Chavez, Carl Chavez, Joe Ray Padilla and Gerald Padilla. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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CHAVEZ -- Raymond F. Chavez, 81, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died January 8, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Connie of the family home; children, Linda Gerhman and husband, Eric of San Antonio, TX, Michael Chavez of Amarillo, TX, Rebecca Schulz and husband, John of Rio Rancho, NM, and Robert Chavez of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Adrian Tomberlin, Kenny Chavez and Stacy Cartwright and her husband, Eric; and one great-grandson, Ryder Cartwright; sisters, Lily Casados of Hollister, CA, Rebecca Chavez and Mary Rose Chavez of Albuquerque, NM; brother, Antonio Chavez and wife, Lourdes of Denver, CO; and daughter-in-law, Isabel Chavez of Albuquerque, NM. He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Chavez in 2001. Raymond was a firefighter in Los Alamos for 30 years. A Memorial Rosary will be held Thursday, January 11, 2007, 4:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 12, 2007 at John XXIII Catholic Community, 4831 Tramway Ridge Dr. NE with Fr. Arkad Biczak, Celebrant. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 505 N. Parkway, Memphis, TN, 38101, in his memory. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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CLARK -- Louise Kim Clark, 80 years of age, and a longtime resident of Tijeras, NM, passed away Monday, January 8, 2007. Louise was born November 22, 1926 to Daniel and Rose Zella Clark of Kim, CO. She was a loving mother and grandmother who spent her time teaching her grandchildren about God and how special life is. At age 66, Louise returned to school, becoming a Certified Dental Assistant. Most of all, Louise was a selfless giver who adopted and raised, by herself, her one and only son. She will be deeply missed. Louise is survived by her two sisters, Dessie Carter, Exa Tabor and ex-husband, James Rose of Colorado. Louise is also survived by her children, Carrie Rose, Jimmie Lou Mitas and Jimmy Daniel Clark; grandchildren, Christopher Gedeon, Michelle Rose, Vanessa Mitas, Alex Mitas, Hannah Natalia Clark, Hayley Marina Clark, and Holly Daniela Clark; one great-grandchild, Tucker Rose. One of Louise's final wishes was to be buried with her parents, in Kim, CO. Due to the weather conditions in Kim, CO at this time, the burial will be post-poned until further notice. We would like to thank Laurel Skies on the west side of Albuquerque and Ambercare Hospice for their help in our time of need. Graveside Services are pending and will be announced. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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COFFEY -- Jane Ruth Heard Coffey (Mama Doc), of Albuquerque, beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, died on January 9, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank. She is survived by her four children, Cheryl Fuller of Ft. Worth, TX, Lisa Marshall and her husband, Bill, of Albuquerque, Laura Banks and her husband, Kevin, of Albuquerque, and Scott Coffey and his wife, Julie, of Jackson, MS; grandchildren, Colin, Lauren, Kate, and Maggie Fuller, Crystal and Ashley Marshall, Nathan Banks, and Liam Coffey. In addition, Jane is survived by her brother, Jack of Midland, TX. Jane was born in Houston, TX on June 24, 1932. She attended McGregor, TX public schools, graduating at age 16 and was accepted to Baylor University, where she attended with Frank. They moved to Albuquerque in 1960, where she devoted her time to raising her family and volunteering for many children's organizations. She was active in Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and was a 3rd grade Sunday school teacher for over 16 years. She and her family were among the founding members of Asbury United Methodist Church, and she remained a supportive member of the church throughout her life. In her later years, she was her grandchildren's most devoted fan, attending as many of their activities as possible. She will be remembered for her devotion to children, her kindness, and her love and dedication to her family. A Memorial Service will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 10,000 Candelaria Rd. NE., at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2007. Interment will take place at the family cemetery in Waco, TX. Reflecting her love of children, in lieu of flowers, Jane requested that contributions be made to All Faith's Receiving Home, 1709 Moon Street NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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