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JONES -- Kathryn P. Jones (Katy), 83, followed an angelic path on Tuesday, October 10, 2006. She is survived by daughter, M. Francie Stevens, daughter-in-law Alison C. Jones, two grandsons: Trevor S. M. Stevens, Matthew A. Jones and his wife Yvette, two granddaughters: Kelsey K. G. Stevens, Lindsay A. Graff and her husband Joe, one great grandson: Pierce A. Jones, sister Carmen M. Vaughn, brother Gaylyn A. Maxson, four nephews: Robert M. Vaughn, Jr., Richard W. Vaughn, Jay L. Maxson and Gaylyn A. Maxson, Jr., 1 niece: Debi K. Clark. Her many relatives, friends and "angels" should also know that they are remembered and loved. She is preceded in death by sons: G. Allen Jones, Jr., Gaylyn F. Jones and Raymond L. Jones and their father Gene A. Jones. Kathryn was born in Woodward, OK on March 6, 1923. Kathryn was an interior decorator, professional seamstress and design innovator. A kind and gentle soul, she will be remembered for her shining smile, generosity, and unconditional love for her family and friends. If the "Bookmark Lady" seems familiar, it is because she would distribute bookmarks for the simple price of a smile. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The Memorial Services will be held Monday, October 16, 2006, 10 a.m. at French Mortuary Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Ennichement will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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KING -- William Lawrence King of Albuquerque, NM, passed away September 28, 2006. William was a member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin. He was born on February 14, 1930 in Neenah, WI to Sadie and William Joseph King. In 1947, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and enjoyed a distinguished career in law enforcement until his retirement in 1969. In 1970, he began a second career within The Department of Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs. Over the next 25 years, William worked closely with numerous tribal governments, including the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in North Dakota, the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming, the White Mountain Apache Reservation in southern Arizona and the former Joint Use Administrative Offices of the Hopi and Navajo Tribes in northern Arizona. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Northern Arizona University in 1977 and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from The University of New Mexico in 1981. His comprehensive work as a supervisory criminal investigator for the Bureau took him to virtually every Indian reservation in the western United States. William is survived by the love of his live, his wife of 54 years, Margarete; son, William, Jr., and grandson, Christian, of Albuquerque; son, Steven, and family of Redondo Beach, CA; daughter, Karoline, and husband, Curtis Freeman, of Bastrop, TX; and daughter, Constance, and husband, Reed Upton, and step-granddaughter, Alexandra, of Albuquerque. He is also survived by a family stretching from Wisconsin to New York to Germany and Hawaii.
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LARNED -- Barry James Larned, 45, a resident of Albuquerque since 1995 and previously of Annandale, NJ died unexpectedly on Friday, October 13th, 2006. He is survived by his beloved wife Adelaida and step-daughter, Lorielle Lovato, both of the home, his mother Carolyn Larned and step-father Robert Fisher of Etowah, NC, a brother, Scott Larned and wife Carey of Hendersonville, NC, a sister, Brynne Gilligan and husband Daniel of Milford, NJ, an aunt, Betty Lou Jamieson of Hendersonville, NC, a sister-in-law, Yolanda Sutton of Albuquerque, a brother-in-law Paul Lovato and family from Aztec, NM, a brother-in-law Harold Lovato from Farmington, NM, a mother-in-law Juanita B. Lovato from Farmington, NM, as well as many nieces, nephews and close friends. Mr. Larned was preceded in death by his father John E. Larned of Annandale, NJ. Mr. Larned graduated with honors from North Hunterdon Regional High School in Annandale, NJ, achieving the distinction of Who's Who among American High School Students. He also excelled in athletics achieving all-conference honors in both basketball and baseball. He attended Montclair State College until a career change called. He graduated from DeVries Institute which an associates degree in Engineering. He used his education to pursue a career with US West in Seattle, WA in the early stages of cellular telephone tower technology and was employed by Intel in Rio Rancho, NM as a Production Technician at the time of his death. Sports, gardening and spending time with his family and friends were his passions. Gardening became his main hobby as he blended the grasses and tress of his native New Jersey with the beautiful plants and natural landscaping of New Mexico. He also successfully and lovingly blended two families from different cultures and parts of the country together. He loved both and made friends with his outgoing personality. He lived a life worth living and will be missed by all he came in contact with. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, October 16th at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Westside Chapel, 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW. The family will receive visitors from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. A Mass celebrating Barry's life will be held on Tuesday, October 17th at 9:00 a.m. at St. Jude Thaddeus Church, 5712 Paradise, NW. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Thaddeus Church, 5712 Paradise, NW, 87114. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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LOPEZ -- Eleanor Kathleen Marron Lopez, a member of a pioneer New Mexico family, passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday evening, October 13, 2006. She was born in Albuquerque on November 16, 1914. Her father, Owen N. Marron, a long-time attorney, was mayor of Albuquerque in 1900 and 1901 and the first State Treasurer in 1912. Her mother, Frances Halloran Marron, graduated from UNM in 1900 also the year she was married. Both her mother and her sister, Frances Marron Lee, were Regents of the University of New Mexico. Marron Hall at the University was named in honor of her mother. Her husband, J. Joseph Lopez, predeceased her in 2000. He was the first project manager of the Nevada Test Site and founder of the consulting electrical engineering firm, Uhl & Lopez Engineers, Inc. She is survived by their five children, Owen Lopez, a former attorney, John Lopez, also an electrical engineer, Kathy Bushnell, a nurse practitioner, Floyd Lopez, an attorney, and Timothy Lopez, a physician in Santa Fe. She also is survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Neuburger; eighteen grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She had an incredible zest for life, a sharp wit, and was an avid golfer for more than sixty years. She played bridge several times a week until very recently and was also an accomplished watercolor artist. A private service will be held, to be followed by a reception at the family home for all friends on Tuesday, October 17 at 1 o'clock p.m.
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MANESS -- David J. Maness Born in Cleveland, OH and raised in Boston, MA he was graduated from Boston Latin School and Boston University with a B.S. in Journalism. He served with the Army Air Corps/Air Force as an Intelligence Officer. Maness was co-founder/editor for SPORTFOLIO magazine before joining COLLIER'S, where he was the Assistant Managing Editor from 1950-1956. He then worked on a precursor to the TONIGHT SHOW, before resigning to become Executive Editor of CONSUMER REPORTS. In 1961 he began a 25-year career at TIME INC., beginning with the Weekly LIFE Magazine as Articles Editor where, via telephone, he edited historian Theodore H. White's exclusive post-assassination interview with Jackie Kennedy that lives on for its invocation of CAMELOT. Maness was appointed an Assistant Managing Editor in 1969 where, in addition to White and other foremost writers of the time, Maness was Editor to Art Buchwald, Ray Bradbury, Loudon Wainwright III, and Sam Rosenberg. After the weekly LIFE was discontinued he signed on with TIME-LIFE BOOKS, first as an Assistant Managing Editor, and then Executive Editor, with responsibilities including all international editorial operations. In 1981, he was appointed Editor for Magazine Development, a post he held until becoming Assistant Corporate Editor. He left that job in 1985 specifically to edit and manage the production of LIFE--THE FIRST YEARS, a huge best-seller that was his professional swan song. Maness and his beloved wife Barbara E. Reed raised their family in White Plains, NY before initially retiring to Cape Cod in 1986, and later to Albuquerque, NM, where Barbara died in 1996. David succumbed to cancer at his home on October 12, 2006, just 3 days before his 86th birthday. He is survived by his daughters; Martha L. Maness, Laura A. Maness and Susan E. Maness; and grandchildren, Genevieve Studer and Benjamin Studer. Cremation has taken place and a private celebration of his life will follow at a later date. The family would like to thank Vista Care Hospice for their care of David. If desired, memorials may be made to the Environmental Defense Fund, NARAL, or The Jonathan Larson Performing Arts Foundation.
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ROMERO -- Mary Ann J. Romero, age 61 a resident of Paradise Hills in Albuquerque, NM joined her Lord and Savior on Friday, October 13, 2006. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Mary Ann owned her own business "Klip & Curl" in Paradise Hills. She also worked at the Hungry Cowboy on the Route 66 Casino for a short time. Mary Ann will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. She is preceded in death by her parents, Alejandro and Juanita Baldonado Jaramillo of Jarales, NM. Mary Ann is survived by her loving siblings, Reina Gallegos and her husband, Felix, Lucy Urtiaga and her husband, Bennie of Belen, Margaret Sanchez and her husband, Joe of Albuquerque, Alex Jaramillo and his wife, Jo-Ann of Jarales, and Mary Lou Dimas and her husband, Deacon Andy of Santa Fe, NM; and many loving nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. A visitation will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 6:30 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. to be recited by Deacon Andy Dimas. A final visitation will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St., Belen. Visit online register at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com
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SALAZAR -- Cecilia Salazar, born February 6, 1921, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2006. She is survived by nieces, Karen Gorey Graham and Karla Winland and nephew, Larry Hicks. She was preceded in death by parents, Gillie and Clementina Salazar and sisters, Viola Gorey Bruce and Angie Hicks. Cecilia worked for the state of New Mexico for 45 years. A rosary will be recited at 4: p.m. on Tuesday, October 17th at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10: a.m. on Wednesday, October 18th at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5311 Phoenix Ave NE 87110. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution NE 87110 and The American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE #300, 87111. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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SWETNAM -- Fred Raymond Swetnam, born in Trinidad, CO, February 8, 1925 died in Albuquerque on October 9, 2006. Fred Swetnam was a District Ranger with the U.S. Forest Service for 35 years. He served on the Lincoln, Carson, Santa Fe, and Coconino National Forests in New Mexico and Arizona. Swetnam was recognized by many service awards for his pioneering efforts to promote timber thinning projects using local contractors, and to collaboratively manage range resources with local ranchers. Prior to his Forest Service career, Swetnam served with the U.S. Army as a combat medic in the European Theater of World War II. He was awarded the Combat Medical Badge and the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster for heroism, including carrying wounded soldiers to safety while under heavy bombardment during and after the crossing of the Roer River into Germany in February 1945. Following retirement from the Forest Service, Swetnam taught ecology, range management, geology, and forestry for many years at the Northern New Mexico Community College. He was married for fifty-two years to the late Grace Mae Swetnam. He is survived by four children: James Raymond Swetnam, Michael Steven Swetnam, Sydney Mae Swetnam, and Thomas William Swetnam; as well as five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 16, 2006 in the National Veterans cemetery in Santa Fe.
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VIRAG -- Viola J. Virag, 61, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2006, at her home. She lived in Bosque Farms for over 30 years, born in Marfa, Texas on March 11, 1945. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Peralta and her favorite hobby was playing the slot machines. She loved being with her family and friends and especially with her 11 grandchildren. She loved taking photographs of everyone. Birthdays and Holidays were her favorite part of the year. She is survived by her children, Javier Virag of Albuquerque; Dominick and wife Lisa Virag of Las Cruces; Jackie Virag of Albuquerque; Angela and husband Ralph Miramontes of Los Lunas; and Leticia and husband Tony Pena of Los Lunas. She is also survived by four sisters: Mellie Benavidez of Las Cruces; Tommie and husband Pete Talsma of South Dakota; Eva Jacquez of Las Cruces; and Mary Ann and husband Victor Garcia of Dona Ana; and her mother-in-law Ida Virag and sister-in-laws all of Arizona. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; the Lugo family of Albuquerque and Duran family of Bosque Farms. She is predeceased by her husband Lawrence Virag, Jr.; her parents Enriqueta and Estanislado Jacquez; her sister Elva Jacquez and her father-in-law Lawrence Virag. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 17, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Peralta, the Prayer Vigil will follow at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Liturgy will be Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe. Fr. Albert Gallegos will be officiating. Burial will be at Fair View Cemetery in Albuquerque. Pallbearers will be Nicky Benavidez, Steven McCoy, Eppy McCoy, Ray Talsma, Joseph Garcia, Narcisco Lugo, Matthew Virag, and Joel Gutierrez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gilbert Jacquez, Danny Benavidez, Ronnie Garcia, Martin Benavidez, Hector Jacquez and Freddy Jacquez. Arrangements are through Strong Thorne Mortuary at 1100 Coal Avenue, Albuquerque, New Mexico. The family request in lieu of flowers that donations be made to your favorite foundation or cause.
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ADAMS -- Lucille S. Adams, longtime resident of Jemez Springs and Rio Rancho, passed away on October 1, 2006 in Albuquerque. Mrs. Adams resided in Taos with her family since 2001. She was born in Jefferson City, MO on February 15, 1917 and was married to John A. Adams, Jr., a New Mexico native, for 61 years. Mr. Adams preceded her in death on August 25, 2001. Lucille (Cile) Adams is survived by her three children; a son, Thomas Adams and wife, Pat, of Missoula, MT, a devoted daughter, Lucille A. Adams and husband, John Dillon, of Taos, NM, and a son, John A. Adams III and wife, Margaret, of Sharpsburg, GA; grandchildren, Christopher Adams and wife, Korina, Kathy Adams and their mother, Frocene, Deb, and Larry Schock; and three great-grandchildren, Sloane, Mackenzie, and Spencer. Cile spent her life as an active mother and enthusiastic supporter of various church activities. She was a lifetime member, choir member, an organist at the Jemez Community Presbyterian Church in Jemez Springs, NM, and an accomplished musician and artist. She was an associate member of the United Church of Angel Fire in Angel Fire, NM, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, White Shrine in Albuquerque, NM. A recognition will be held by family members at the interment at the family gravesite near Jemez Community Presbyterian Church, where Lucile will be laid to rest next to her husband overlooking the Jemez Canyon at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2006. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Diabetes Association-New Mexico Affiliate or Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association of New Mexico. Daniels Family Funeral Services NE Heights 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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