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ZURLIS -- Louis (Lou) J. Zurlis, age 92, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2006. He was born in Nashua, NH on January 1, 1914 of Lithuanian Parentage; he graduated from Becker College in Worcester, MS and moved to Burlington, VT, where he taught accounting for fives years and where he met and married Helen Forville in 1936. They had four children, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They moved to Metuchen, NJ where Lou worked at Johnson and Johnson Corporate Offices, where he made budget procedures as used by Johnson and Johnson, he was Plant Comptroller in New Brunswick, NJ; later transferred to Dallas, TX. He retired from Peat Mariwick Mitchell in Dallas, TX in 2003. Lou was an active member of the Knights of Columbus in East Orange, NJ where he was past Grand Knight, as well as in Metuchen, NJ. Lou and Helen relocated to Albuquerque in 2003. Lou is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Helen Forville Zurlis; his children, James Zurlis and wife, Jude of Richardson, TX, Ann Poynter and husband, Herbert of Albuquerque, Katheleen Hamilton and husband, Richard of Pagosa Springs, CO, and Marilyn Buckley and husband, Pat also, of Albuquerque, NM; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; his sister, Pauline Vernocie of Worcester, MS. A Memorial Service will be conducted Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Laurel View Health Care Center, 5900 Forest Hills Dr. NE. At the family's request in lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Research and Treatment Center, University of New Mexico, 900 Camino De Salud NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW
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BACA -- Rose Tapia Baca was born August 3, 1910 in Albuquerque. She passed away Sunday, September 17, 2006 at the age of 96. Mrs. Baca was a caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pablita Dimas and Ismael Tapia and by her husband, Samuel J. Baca. Mrs. Baca is survived by her two daughters, Valentina Pauline Baca and Adele Hundley and her husband, Tom; two granddaughters, Arlene Cinelli Odenwald and her husband, Ralph, Martha Cinelli Jones and her husband, Duke Forrest Jones; two great-grandchildren, Natalie Marie Jones and Samuel Forrest Jones. A Memorial Service will be held at Mt. Calvary Cemetery Chapel, 1900 Edith Blvd. NE, on Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. with burial following. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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BRICE -- Alice Brice was born in McAlester, OK and moved to Albuquerque and received all of her formal education in Albuquerque. She received her Bachelor's and two Master's Degrees at UNM. Alice taught English and Drama for 32 years with APS, first at Manzano, then Eldorado, and retired from LaCueva High School. Her specialty was advanced placement honors English. She was the NMCTE High School Teacher of the Year in 1999; recognition from BYU students who voted her "the most influential teacher in their lives"; she served on the original committees to plan and implement honors/AP in APS; and on the original committees to plan and implement curriculum at both Eldorado and LaCueva. She studied on a National Endowment for Humanities summer grant at Harvard University. Alice served on many national and regional boards and committees, including National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. She mentored many students and prided herself on her lasting relationships and fostering higher education. She was an avid Lady Lobos fan. Alice was a loving and devoted daughter, a wonderful sister, adoring grandmother "Ally", extraordinary friend, tireless community volunteer, and a staunch Democrat. She will be missed by all. Alice is survived by her mother, Ernestine Crouch; her sisters, Mary and husband, Bill Wilmarth and Lily and husband, Jim Curtis; daughter, Tracy Ahr; grandchildren, Emily and Hannah; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, C. H. Crouch, Jr. Memorial Services will be Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 3:30 p.m. at LaCueva High School Performing Arts Center, 7801 Wilshire Blvd., NE. Private interment at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Democratic Party of New Mexico, 1301 San Pedro Dr., NE, Albuquerque 87110 or to Casa Esperanza, P. O. Box 40472, Albuquerque 87196. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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CARRILLO -- Dominic (Nico) Paul Carrillo, age 26, beloved son, father, Companion, was called to his heavenly home by the Lord our Savior, Saturday, September 16, 2006. Dominic was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, and member of the Catholic Church. He was always a happy go lucky kind of guy, with a great sense of humor; he was the peacemaker of the family, always making sure everyone was getting along. Dominic enjoyed car shows and especially spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandfathers, Marcelino Dubois, and Meliton Carrillo. Dominic is survived by his precious children, Julian D. and Annaleise N. Carrillo; his loving parents, Paul Carrillo and Theresa Dubois; his loving long-time companion, Sara Masi; his paternal grandmother, Adelaida (Ida) Carrillo; maternal grandmother, Susan Landavazo; and numerous family members; and a host of friends. Dominic will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends. A Rosary for Dominic will be recited this evening (Tuesday) at 7:00 p.m. at Holy family Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. also at the church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Orlando Carrillo, Carlos Carrillo, Andrew Robbins, Rozel (RV) Minter, Ben Alderete, and Allen Padilla. Honorary bearer will be Lee Maldonado. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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CHATWIN -- Wallace Dayton Chatwin, 80, a resident of Bosque Farms, NM since 1997, died Saturday, September 16, 2006. He is survived by his spouse of 57 years, Nora; children, Susan and husband, Stephen Peterson, Lynn and wife, Joni Chatwin, Carolyn and husband, Rich Murset, Lorraine and husband, Dave Reschke, Kevin and wife, Shannon Chatwin, Sherri and husband, Jeff Thayne; 27 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Gloria; and brother, Gordon. Before moving to Bosque Farms, Wally was a long-time resident of Taos, NM where he was a building contractor. Wally was a respected member of his community and well known for his humor and outgoing personality. He was an active member of his church. Services will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2006, at 4:30 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on James Street, Los Lunas, NM and on Thursday, September 21, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Santiago Road in Taos, NM. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the services at each location. Interment will take place at the Miera Family Cemetery in Taos. Friends may also visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel on Tuesday, September 19, 2006, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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CHAVEZ -- Marcelina "Lena" Chavez passed away Saturday, September 16, 2006 in Albuquerque at the age of 82. Mrs. Chavez was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel Chavez; parents, Cresencio and Beatriz Lucero; three brothers, Tobias, Fidel, and Albert Lucero; three sisters, Regina Chavez, Lucinda Vallejos, and Nester Lueras. She is survived by her daughters, Stella Mascarenas and husband, Aaron, and Vivian Chavez; brother, Felix Lucero and wife, Stella; sister-in-law, Lucila Lucero; grandchildren, Chris Chavez, Estela Ulibarri and husband, William, and Cecilia Perea; great-grandchildren, Leya, Jon, Nathaniel, Antoinette, Jason, Mindy, Amanda, and Jesse; and many cousins and friends. She was also a mother and grandmother to many people. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday evening, September 19, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at San Jose Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ray Lucero, Cipriano Lucero, Tony Lueras, Daniel Mascarenas, Jon Garcia, and Jason Rhinehart. Honorary pallbearer will be Jesse Perea. Arrangements by Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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COULSON -- Martha Gallegos Coulson, 66, of Albuquerque, loving mother and grandmother, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2006 at Presbyterian Hospital after an extended illness. She was born September 29, 1939 in Santa Fe, NM. Martha was a long-time resident of New Mexico and employee of the Wyndham Hotel for 30 years where she had many friends. In her free time, Martha was devoted to spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her long-time companion, Joe Quintana; son, Mike Coulson; daughter-in-law, Lourdes Camarena-Coulson; son and daughter-in-law, Myron and Sandy Coulson; grandchildren, Andrea, Crystal, and Emily Coulson; stepmother, Peggy Martin; brother, Herman Gallegos; brother, Gilbert Segura and wife, Naomi. She is also survived by her companions, Rufus, Sasha, and Fluffy. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday September 20, 2006 at 6 p.m. at the French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Boulevard, Albuquerque. The family sends a special thanks to the kind staff of the 5th Floor of Presbyterian Hospital who made her last days peaceful. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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DEVLIN -- Edward R. Devlin, 79, of Albuquerque, NM, passed peacefully September 14, 2006. Preceded by wife, Beatrice, his soul mate and 3rd grade sweetheart. Ed and Bee had a love for life and traveled extensively. He will be missed ay all who knew him. Dad had an opinion on everything and was never afraid to share it. He was also very generous to all that were close to him. Survived by son, Tim and wife, Debbie of Albuquerque; Tom Devlin and grandson, Michael of Phoenix, AZ. Also survived by Beatrice's daughters, Anita Schumaker, husband, Steve, and children, Kyle and Paige; Barbara Monaweck and children, April and Alex; son, James Drost. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515 No service is planned per his request.
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DUGAN -- Joseph "Joe" Dugan, "King of the Road", 67, a resident of Farmington, NM since 1967, died Friday, September 15, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy Dugan; daughter, Liz Jacobs and husband, Mitch; son, Joseph Timothy Dugan, all of Farmington; grandchildren, Seaman Autumn Killgore, stationed in Norfolk, VA, Joseph Killgore of Portsmouth, VA, Amber Killgore, Summer Popplewell, and Christopher Hutchinson, all of Farmington; sister, Gloria A. Scarcell of Albuquerque; brother, John W. Dugan and wife, Ann of Downey, CA; aunt, Frances Van Kirk of Albuquerque; and a large extended family. Mr. Dugan was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Dennis M. Scarcell. He owned and operated Dugan Trucking until he retired in 2000. Joseph was a member of Kirtland Catholic Center. He had been a champion sprint car racer. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Rosary will be recited 10:30 a.m. with a Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM; Rev. Roberto Fenzi, O. Praem, will celebrate. Services in Farmington will be scheduled at a later date. Should friends desire, contributions may be made in his memory to Four Corners Dialysis Center, 801 West Broadway, Farmington, NM 87401. Mr. Dugan's family would like to give a special thanks to Nurse Patty. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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FORTNER -- Dorothy Fortner joined her husband in the Kingdom of Heaven Saturday evening a few months short of her 80th birthday. She led a full life. Born in Canada, Dorothy's family then moved to Detroit, MI. In her early 20s she lived in India where her father worked for Chrysler Corporation. After Dorothy's return she met Norman Fortner in Detroit, eventually moving to Columbia, MO where daughter, Sally was born. Dorothy moved to New Mexico in 1966 for the benefits of the dry climate. She was the office manager for Dr. Bennett and Dr. John Roberts for more than 20 years. In retirement she enjoyed reading, gardening, and her dog and cats. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Bart Koerner; sisters, Ann, Rose, Bette, Shirley, Pinky; numerous friends; and her little dog, Marc Anthony. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 19, 2006 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary. A Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at the Grace Lutheran Church, 7550 Eubank Blvd. NE 87122. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to New Mexico Animal Friends, P.O. Box 40189 Albuquerque, NM 87196. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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