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LIGHTLE -- Fern V. Lightle, 88, a resident of Albuquerque, NM for the past four years and a former resident of Prescott, AZ for 27 years, died Saturday, August 26, 2006. She is survived by her five sons, Paul David Lightle and wife, Millie of Corrales, NM, Charles Craig Lightle of Tijeras, NM, Mark L. Lightle and wife, Margie of Farmington, NM, Calvin Brian Lightle of Albuquerque, NM, and Kim L. Lightle and wife, Sheryl of Tijeras, NM; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; and brother, Kenneth Vermillion of Tucson, AZ. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Paul C. Lightle. Fern was a graduate of Arizona State University and later became a member of the Mountain Artists Guild and Yavapai Women in the Arts. Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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LOPEZ -- Dale James Lopez died August 27, 2006 in a car accident at the very young age of 20. Dale will be greatly missed by his parents, Joy and Daniel Lopez; his sister, Kim and brother, Jason. At a gathering at the family home to bring comfort to Joy and Danny were Dale's grandparents, Vidal and Cecilia Lopez of Veguita, NM, Gil Cordova, and Nellie Cordova. Uncles, aunts, cousins and friends created a steady stream of people who came to bring comfort to the grieving parents and to remember Dale as a gentle, loving, kind and generous person. We thank God for the very short time that He so generously allowed us with Dale, he will be in our hearts the rest of our lives. Dale graduated from Sandia High School in 2004 where he played varsity football for four years. He was selected for the All Metro team in his Junior year. He loved all sports and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys Football team and was looking forward to the start of the season. He was employed with HEI where he was recognized as a hard working and valued employee. Memorial Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel NE. Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. also at the church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7500 Paseo del Norte. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Casa Angelica, 5629 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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LUCERO -- Ernest Lucero, 76, went home to be with the Lord on August 24, 2006. He was born on November 7, 1929, to Apolonio and Filicita Lucero in Antonchico, New Mexico. Ernest was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church. He enjoyed walking, going out to eat, and going out the see the horse races. He also loved building homes and laying brick. He was preceded in death by his four brothers, Ramon, Milton, Juan, and Herman Lucero; also by his four sisters, Ignacita and Eufamia Lucero, Rebecca Marez, and Rita Jaramillo. Ernest is survived by Rick Espalin and wife, Jeanne and family, Nora Lucero, Lena Martinez, Tony Jaramillo, Anthony Chavez and wife, Theresa and family, Beatrice Lucero, Juanita Lucero, Tony Marez and wife, Grace, Rick Jr. Espalin and wife, Mande and family, Steven Espalin, Pete Marez, Zeke Espalin and wife, Victoria, Juanita Lucero and husband, Dicky, Isaac Jaramillo, Eric Chavez, Velli Chavez, Cindy Marez, Kathy Marez, Raymond Jaramillo, Ivan Chavez and wife, Lucille; nieces, Mercy Lucero, Jennifer Lucero, and Jeanette Ward; and by nephew, Anthony Jaramillo. He will be deeply missed by all. Visitations for Ernest will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Garcia Mortuary. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church with interment to follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers for Ernest will be, Rick Espalin Jr., Zeke Espalin, Steven Espalin, Brian Lucero, Isaac Chavez, and Ray Marez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Martinez, Ivan Chavez, Jhonny Martinez, Pete Marez, and Tony Marez. Funeral services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222
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ROBERT -- Lucille S. Robert (Mrs. John B. Robert), 92, a resident of New Mexico for 65 or more years, died Sunday, August 27, 2006. She is survived by her sister, Beatrice S. Fitzgerald; sister-in-law, Velma Robert of Walnut Ridge, AR; nieces, Ann F. Harbour of Albuquerque and Sandy Robert of Cabot, AR; nephew, LaVelle Robert of Oklahoma City, OK; great-nephew, Virgil Harbour of Albuquerque; and numerous other nephews, nieces, great-nephews, and great-nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Robert and a son, Gene Robert. Services will be held Tuesday, 2:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will take place in Jonesboro, AR. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Tuesday one hour prior to Service. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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RODRIGUEZ -- Juan S. Rodriguez Jr., age 75, passed away Saturday, August 26, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Angie of Albuquerque; two daughters, Glora and Mary Lou; a son, Richard of California; his sisters, Mary, Katie and Beatrice; brothers, George and Aniceto from Alamorgordo, NM; four grandchildren; and five step-children. Juan was a proud Marine Crops Veteran and a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans, and Past Commander of the Los Angeles County DAV. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 9:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1860 Griegos Rd., NW. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Pallbearers will be Allan Cameron, Arthur Gallegos, Arthur Jones, Mark Gonzales, Richard Rodriguez, and Tano Rodriguez. Funeral services are entrusted to: The Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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SALAZAR -- ALFONSO Mr. Alfonso Salazar, 84, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on August 25, 2006 peacefully at home in the arms of his loving family and is now in heaven with our Lord. Mr. Salazar is survived by his daughters, Emily Marez and husband, Eugene, Clara Bridges and husband, Brian and Sylvia Candelaria; one sister, Vicenta Gallegos; one brother, Ernesto Salazar and wife, Gladys; nine grandchildren, Jaime, Vicente, Tomas, Patrick, Daniel, Marcuss, Julian, Breanna, and Presston; eight great-grandchildren, Mercedes, Alexus, Carlissa, Gabriella, Lorenzo, Cruz, Joaquin, and Selena; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation for Mr. Salazar will be Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel. Final visitation will be Wednesday afternoon in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel from 1:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. with a Funeral Service to be held at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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SANCHEZ -- Quin R. Sanchez, age 42, a lifelong resident of Belen, NM, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2006. Quin loved motorcycles and cars and he died doing what he loved to do most, and that was riding his Harley Davidson on a beautiful Sunday evening. He was an avid motorcycle and car restorer and his Harley was dressed with chrome and leather. He restored a 1972 2-wheel drive Chevy Blazer. It was a true work of love and art and his Blazer won many awards at car shows throughout New Mexico and Arizona. Quin was an avid gun collector and he took great pride in his ability as a marksman. All of us remember Quin working in the food and beverage industry in Valencia County for well over 22 years. He worked for Landmark Foods in Belen for many years and he was well known as the manager of Discount Liquors in Belen and his rapport with his customers and his peers was unsurpassed. The greatest love of his life was his niece, Caitlyn and nephew, Ryan Lucero. He spent as much time as he could with them and he was always there for them no matter what. Quin loved all of his family and was close to every one of them. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ramon and Dora Jaramillo Ortega; paternal grandfather, Otoniel C. Sanchez; three uncles, David Ortega, Mike Storey, and Michael P. Sanchez. Quin is survived by his parents, Raynaldo Sanchez and Gemma Roselli; his three siblings, Damon Sanchez, Felicia Nieto and her husband, Charles, and Thera Lucero and her husband, Chris; his loving and devoted grandmother, Ernestina "Little Grandma" Sanchez; and his very loving and devoted niece and nephew, Caitlyn and Ryan Lucero; aunt, Sandra Armijo and her husband, Jake; three uncles, B. Paul Ortega, Carlos Sanchez, and Andrew Sanchez; and many loving cousins and friends. Per Quin's request cremation has taken place. Services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 beginning with a visitation from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 12:30 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Urn bearers will be Caitlyn and Ryan Lucero. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen. Visit online register at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com
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SANDOVAL -- Daniel A. Sandoval October 6, 1962 - August 29, 1998 It has been eight years since you left us to be with the Lord. Not one day goes by that we don't think of you and miss you. We have shed tears for you but it is selfish because you are in a better place. Your mom Betty Your brother and sisters nieces and nephews
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SANDY -- Jennifer Sandy September 18, 1977 - August 29, 1998 We are so aware each time we celebrate life as we gather for weddings, birthdays or graduations how your beautiful essence would fill a room and how much you loved life. We've been so honored through the years to continue to be a part of those lives you touched as we celebrate theirs. God has given us his grace through the journey as He shows us that His plan always has an eternal purpose. Yours was to bring joy in such a big way with your gentleness, love, and laughter. May we in turn use our gifts to bless others for His eternal plan. Forever grateful, Your Loving Family
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SPARBER -- Toni Peralta Sparber, recently of Albuquerque and a native of Belen and Jarales, has taken her journey home on Sunday, August 27, 2006 after battling breast cancer. A direct descendant of the first Spanish explorers, Toni was positive and dynamic. She was an advocate for the voiceless as a social worker at the Belen Welfare Department, Los Lunas Hospital and Training School, AARC, and the Belen nursing home. After retirement, she continued to be a lifelong learner, accomplished painter, decorator, landscaper, and genealogist. Her crowning endeavor was her devotion to her faith and her family. She will be treasured and cherished "until the 12th of Never". She was preceded in death by her parents, Elifas and Socorrita Peralta; and brothers, Fidel, Abelicio, and Felipito. Toni is survived by her husband of 52 years, former Sandia scientist Frederick Sparber; daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Lew Witz of Albuquerque; and five beloved grandchildren: Anya Maria Witz at UNM, Gregory Eiler Witz at NMSU, and Madalyn Clare, Josef Christopher, and Elias Nikai Witz of the family home. She also leaves behind her sisters and their families: Lita Peralta, Angie Vallejos, and Nora Rivera of Jarales, Sadie and Joseph Barela of Albuquerque, Corrine and Ray Willison of Santa Fe; sister-in-law, Christina Peralta of Barstow; and former brother-in-law, Ernest Vallejos of Belen. A visitation will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. with a Rosary and Eulogy to be recited at 6:00 p.m. A final visitation will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic church on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers are Gregory Witz, Fidel Vallejos, Lawrence Barela, Loretta Vallejos, and John Barela. Honorary Pallbearers are Richard Rivera, Elias and Josef Witz, Bill Smith, Daniel and Jordan Cappello, Alan Garbett, and Jimmy Morales. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen. Visit online register at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com
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