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LEE -- Carroll J. Lee, 80, a resident of Albuquerque since 1946, died Monday, July 24, 2006. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Phyllis Lee of Albuquerque; daughters, Leslie Arruti and husband, Mike of Albuquerque, Marsha Lee and partner, John Gerleman of San Francisco, CA, and Sandra Warrick and husband, Phil of Albuquerque; six grandchildren, Shawn Arruti and wife, Ginger of Las Vegas, NV, Chez Werner and husband, Scott of Wildomar, CA, Duane Arruti and wife, Jennifer of Albuquerque, Phil Warrick, Jr. and wife, Tory of Waverly, NE, Scott Warrick and wife, Brenda of Crolles, France, and Matt Warrick of West Des Moines, IA; 14 great-grandchildren, Tristan, Autumn, Gage, Hunter, Devin, Damian, Alec, Quinn, Tess, Lauren, Madison, Eden, Catherine, and Ingrid. Mr. Lee was a retired Certified Public Accountant. He served in the U.S. Navy on the Mt. McKinley in the South Pacific (Bikini Atoll and Marshall Islands) for the first Atomic tests. Mr. Lee helped establish the New Mexico Oil and Gas Commission and served as their Executive Director. He also helped to establish the New Mexico Department of Automated Data Processing and served as their first Executive Director. Mr. Lee worked as the Head Comptroller and Associate V.P. for Business and Finance at the University of New Mexico. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held on Monday, July 31, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., at Christ the Ray of Hope Lutheran Church, 7001 San Antonio Dr. NE. Should friends desire, contributions may be made in Mr. Lee's memory to the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch, 6209 Hendrix Rd. NE, 2 FL, Albuquerque, NM 87110, or to the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management, MSC05 3090, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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MARTINEZ -- Ernest R. Martinez, 70, a resident of Albuquerque, died on Friday. He was preceded in death by his parents: Juan and Josefina Martinez; brother, Juanito and sister, Manuelita. Mr. Martinez is survived by his wife of 43 years, Tila Martinez; children: Juan and wife, Lori; Patrick and wife, Heather; Andrew; Kellee and husband, Ray Avery; brothers: Joe, Danny and Johnnie; sisters: Flora, Loyda and Mary; five grandchildren; and many cousins. The Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. on Monday at St. Therese Catholic Church. A Mass will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church. Graveside Service at the Santa Fe National Cemetery will be at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Ramirez, Steve Lujan, and Erick Martinez. Pallbearers will be Jamie Garcia, Anthony John Salazar, Julius Martinez, Bobby Maes, Gilbert Maes, and Bobby Armijo. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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MARTINEZ -- Richard N. Martinez, 62, a resident of Albuquerque for 38 years, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2006 unexpectedly in his home. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Dora Martinez; sons, Richard D. Martinez of Albuquerque and V. Paul Martinez and fiancee Michelle Murrey of Austin, TX; two brothers, Ben and Ray Martinez; five sisters, Naomi Greene, Mary Rush, Anavi Roman, Grace Mier and Carol Martinez; numerous nieces and nephews; and many special friends especially Ambrosio Ortega. Mr. Martinez was preceded in death by his parents, Levi and Anastasia Martinez; brother, Walter Martinez; and sister, Kathleen Robinson. He was born in Tierra Amarilla, NM. Mr. Martinez worked for many years at SED Laboratories and Tri-Core Laboratories. He loved working with children and playing his guitar. Mr. Martinez will be deeply missed by all his friends and family. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held Monday, July 31, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., at Second Presbyterian Church, 812 Edith Blvd. NE, with Rev. Robert Woodruff and Rev. Jaime Quinones officiating. Contributions may be made in Richard's honor to Carrie Tingley Children's Hospital, 1121 University Blvd. NE, 87102, or Second Presbyterian Church, 812 Edith NE, 87102. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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MATTSON -- Richard E. Matson October 7, 1932 - July 31, 2006 It's been a year since you passed away. Your family misses you very much. Your endearing qualities remain with us and we speak of you so often. Wherever we go we are reminded of you and still feel your presence near. Even with all our sweet memories, it's still so difficult being without you. You were such a blessing to all of us and your love lives on through us forever. You were truly the best husband, father, and grampy. Love, Peace and Joy, Your Beloved Family
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MIERA -- Alice G. Miera July 30, 1917 - July 10, 2002 Happy Birthday Honey Every day you treated me with kindness and your faith in me inspired me to carry on even when times were tough. Whenever I was confused, you did your best to help me. I cherish all the memories I have of our beautiful moments together. Thinking of you now, my heart is full of love, and I know you will be my Darling forever. I miss you greatly, but I also know you are in a better place and may your soul rest in peace. Thanks for the 65 years as my wife. I Love You Truly, Louie
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MOLINA -- Daniel Michael Molina, of Los Lunas, born August 5, 1964, was called home to his Lord and Savior on July 26, 2006 at the tender age of 41, surrounded by the loving arms of his family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Albert and Myrtle Hoselton; his paternal grandfather, Felix Molina; his special beloved nephew, Nathan D. Sanchez; and his cousin, Michael Hoselton. He is survived by his wife, Shell; his children, Mason "Doc", twins, Brady Michael and Ayzia Delani Molina; his sons, D.J. and Rowdy Molina and their mother, Leanna Tiley; his father, Ralph Felix Molina and Lisa; his mother, Barbara Hoselton; his beloved sister, Mae Molina; nephews, Dustin and Devin Elledge; his grandmother, Leonela Molina; aunt and godmother, Geraldine Thompson and her husband, Bob "Uncle Bob"; uncle, Eugene Hoselton, uncle, Oscar "Bud" Hoselton Sr. and wife, Mary Lou, aunt, Dolly Hoselton; aunt, Polly McCorry and husband, Tim; uncle, Danny Molina; aunt, Betty Molina; uncle, James Molina and wife, LaRae; his special cousins, Eric "Mr. Bean" Ortega, Jason Mitchell, Melissa Ortega and son, Ryan, Oscar Hoselton and wife, Celeste, and their children, Jim Hoselton and wife, Sandra, and their children, Tami Sanchez and husband, John, and their children, Gina Hoselton and her children, Bill Allen and wife, Betty, Robin Smallwood and husband, Jim, and their children, Debrah Spratt and husband, Jeff, and children, George Baldonado and wife, Martina, and their children, Lisa Campbell and husband, Pat, and their children, Tim McCorry Jr. and wife, Kelly, and their children; and many other cousins too numerous to mention. Daniel loved hunting, fishing and riding his horse, but his passion was cockfighting. He will be missed by all who loved him and all he loved. Pallbearers are Eric "Mr. Bean" Ortega, Oscar "Billy" Hoselton, Jim Hoselton, Jason Mitchell, Darance Lewis, Cam Yates, Charlie Heald and Ryan Ortega. Honorary pallbearers are Cody, Buddy and Casey Hoselton, Tim McCorry Jr., Josh Hoselton, Pat Campbell and John Constanza. Visitation and Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW in Albuquerque. A viewing will begin on Monday, July 31, 2006 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. with burial following at Terrace Grove Cemetery, 1200 W. Aragon in Belen. Family and friends are welcome to meet after the burial at 28 Cedar Ave., Las Maravillas in Los Lunas. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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NELSON -- Vernon R. Nelson, resident of La Vida Llena Retirement Community, age 87, peacefully passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2006 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born on January 30, 1919 to Anton E. and Louise H. Ladwig, Nelson in St. Paul, MN. Vernon is survived by his loving wife, Arline Nelson for 60 years of marriage; he has one beloved daughter, Anita Scheunemann and husband, Roger of Albuquerque, NM; also a special nephew, Roland Holbrook of Cottage Grove, MN. He was preceded in death by his sister, Violet Holbrook of Mora, MN. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, July 31, 2006, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel with Pastor George P. Swanson officiating. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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NICKOLDS -- Connie F. Nickolds passed away July 24, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 79 years old and is survived by her loving husband, Edward C. Nickolds of Albuquerque. Connie and Ed just had their thirty-third wedding anniversary on July 21. Other surviving family members include her three children, Henry C. Simpson of Knoxville, TN, Frances J. Guiles of Escondido, CA, and Edward V. Simpson of San Francisco, CA; her two sisters, Melba J. Young of Reno, NV, and M. Dolores Gutierres of Albuquerque; and her aunt, Vera Padilla of Albuquerque. She was predeceased by her parents, Josephine M. Chacon and Vicente A. Otero. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 31, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd., Albuquerque, followed by a brief burial Service at 1:30 p.m. at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Friends and family are invited to share their memories at the Memorial Service and to attend the burial Service. Donations may be made in Connie's memory to New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation, 4901 Lang Avenue, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505-822-3950), or to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 5005 LBJ Fwy., Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244 (www.komen.org). French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 505-275-3500
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OLIN -- CAROLINE L. Longtime Albuquerque resident, Caroline L. Olin, 77, passed after a brief illness. She was preceded by her parents, Clifford and Lura Lilly Berg, and her husband, William "Bill" Olin. She is survived by her sister, Christine Arhelger; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Harrell; nieces and their families. Born and raised in Grand Forks, ND, she graduated from the University of North Dakota having won top scholastic honors and Phi Beta Kappa membership. A 1952 graduate of the University of New Mexico Law School, she was admitted to the New Mexico State Bar and married Bill Olin. She enjoyed a diverse legal career and attained a vice presidency of a mortgage loan company, entered into a private partnership practice with Ann Wilcox Hood and eventually developed an independent general law practice. She enjoyed court work and in her own words, "when I win, I love it." Mrs. Olin was active in local, state and national bar associations. She served as President of the Duke City Business and Professional Women and held various positions with the Soroptomists. At Mrs. Olin's request there will be no services. Burial will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Strong-Throne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE 842-8800
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ORTEGA -- GUADALUPE R. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this difficult time. Special thanks are extended to Pastor Jay Sparks; the Casket Bearers; and those who sent floral tributes, cards, and food. Your kindness will always be gratefully remembered. Funeral Services were entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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