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MOUNT -- Doris Lee Mount, age 67, of Albuquerque and Tucson, went home to be with Ashley, Lois, and the Lord in Heaven, Monday, September 11, 2006. Doris was a local artist of oil paintings. One of her paintings is displayed in the Arizona State Capitol, John Pellerito, M.D. office in Tucson, and Dr. Jessica Bigney's office at the University of New Mexico Family Practice. She dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and all of the people that she came in contact with. Doris is survived by her children; Sonia Reeder-Shoup of Tucson, AZ, Robert S. Plaza of Palm Harbor, FL, Stan L. Plaza of Oregon, IL, Monica Quintero of Albuquerque; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by granddaughter, Ashley Anna Katherine Plaza and sister, Lois Crawford. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, September 15, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at Heights First Church of the Nazarene, 8401 Paseo del Norte NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the University of New Mexico Cancer Center Development Office, MSC08 4630, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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O'BRIEN -- KATHLEEN M. On the morning of Tuesday, September 12, 2006 Kathleen M. O'Brien (Katie) passed away at the age of 52 in Tucumcari, NM. All that knew her will miss her strong will and spirit. Born in New York on October 8, 1953, she moved with her new family to Rio Rancho in 1975. Katie has spent the last 10 years living out at Conchas Dam, NM with her husband, Ronnie. She is survived by her mother, Eleanor Heaney of Chama; her husband, Ronnie Chinberg of Conchas Dam; her brother, Keith Heaney of Hobbs; her daughter, Melissa Eavenson of Bernalillo; her son, Scott Dante of Hobbs; and three beautiful grandchildren: Amanda Eavenson, Savannah Dante, and Darion Kramer, all of Bernalillo. Per her wishes, she will be cremated and a private family gathering will take place in Chama to spread her remains. An Irish Wake will occur in the Albuquerque area for all friends and family that would like to celebrate her life. The time and place will be announced at a later date. We love you Katie!
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O'HARA -- Joe O'Hara, 67, a resident of Albuquerque for 22 years, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Gina O'Hara; sons, Scott O'Hara and wife, Jill of Albuquerque and, Howard Spunt and wife, Melinda of Calabasas, CA; daughters, Lori Geisert and husband, Mark of Dallas, TX, Diane Ensey and husband, John of Camarillo, CA; grandchildren, Nicole, Jordan, Kyle, Molly, Nicki, Derek, Bryan, Katelyn, Gabrielle, Erin, and Jack; and sister, Kathy Moody and husband, Frank of Oxnard, CA. Mr. O'Hara was an avid fisherman, and a successful business man. He was a loving husband and father with a great sense of humor, he had an infectious laugh and was "bigger than life". Mr. O'Hara lived his dreams and he loved life. He was loved by all who knew him and he will be greatly missed. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, September 16, 2006, 2:00 p.m., at 11600 Zinfandel Ave. NE. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to UNM Scholarship Office, Mesa Vista Hall Rm. 3019, Albuquerque, NM 87131-msc063670. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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PECORE -- ALLIE MARIE IN MEMORY OF MY BEAUTIFUL MOTHER Allie Marie Pecore December 29, 1916 September 15, 1998 To: Harry Belafonte From: Your original Mary Ann Oh, my love, my darling, I've hungered for your touch . . . a long, lonely time . . . From her loving family and many friends . . . Mary Ann, David, Tamara, Trisha, Tara, Linda, Mary
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RAEL -- Francisco Rey 24 Years ago today God blessed us with a wonderful gift. I remember when your dad brought you home so we could meet you. He was so scared and we were so happy. Pa and Nana called everyone they knew and me and Uncle Boy loved you to no end. We cried then and we still cry because you are back with Our Lord. 3 years and you never leave my mind. Happy Birthday Baby and I love you to no end. Auntie Sister
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RICE -- Beth Rhodes Rice, 79, of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on September 13, 2006. She was born January 17, 1927 in Ashland, KS, to Mr. and Mrs. David C. Rhodes. She graduated from Ashland High School, then attended Colorado Women's College in Denver, CO, and graduated from the University of New Mexico. She was in the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority where she made many life-long friends. After marrying Albert Lebeck in 1948, she lived in Gallup, NM for many years, raising four children, Michael, Mary, Barbara, and David. She was a very active member of the McKinley County Hospital Auxiliary and enjoyed helping others. She moved to Albuquerque in 1977, was divorced and later married Frank E. Rice. Beth and Frank spent many happy years together traveling and enjoying family. She was a member of the Cathedral of St. John and Chapter AA - PEO. All who knew Beth knew that she was an avid sports fan. "Her teams" were the UNM Lobos, the Denver Broncos, and the Chicago Cubs. In 2003, she moved to La Vida Llena, where she was extremely happy. She was an active member of this caring community and made many wonderful friends. Beth was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend to so many and all who knew her were touched by her kindness and love. Beth was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her parents; her brother, David Rhodes; and her sister, Jean Bowser. Beth is survived by her four children and their spouses: Michael Lebeck of Beverly Hills, CA; Mary Lebeck and Nicholas Gentry of Albuquerque, NM; Barbara Lebeck and Ernie Arko of Albuquerque, NM; and David and Joyce Lebeck of Gallup, NM. She is also survived by her special friend and "daughter" Susan Allen Kosar of Colorado Springs, CO, and her special friends, Ike and Suzanne Barker Kalangis. She is also survived by her grandchildren: James Lebeck, Meredith Lebeck, Nathaniel Gentry, Lauren Gentry, Delinah Lebeck, Cory Lebeck, and Jennica Arko. Beth is also survived by her step-children and their spouses: Tim Rice of Seattle, WA; Phil and Margaret Rice of Palmdale, CA; Greg Rice of Casper, WY; Mark Rice of Palm Springs, CA; Dennis Rice of El Paso, TX; Mary Beth and Scott Fitzwater of Poderly, TX; and Katy Rice and Mike Donoghue of Albuquerque, NM. She is also survived by her step-grandchildren: Clair, Molly, and Nathan Rice; Bruce, Andy, and Beth Fitzwater; and Duncan and Connor Rice. Beth is also survived by many nieces and nephews, all of whom live out-of-state. She was loved and will be terribly missed by all. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, September 16, 2006, at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 318 Silver Ave. SW, at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions are made to La Vida Llena Foundation, Cathedral of St. John's, or Vista Care Hospice. All Services are under the care and direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE 842-8800
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RODRIGUES -- M. Teofilia Otruides Herrera Acosta Rodrigues, "Sophie", passed on to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 12, 2006. Teofila was born on October 22, 1908 in Sapello, NM. She was preceded in death by her mother, Ignacia Lujan Herrera; her father, Ignacio Montano Herrera; her step-mother, Escolastica Lucero Herrera; her brothers, Narciso Herrera, Vidal Herrera, Luis Herrera; an infant son, Jesse Acosta; her first husband, Alvaro Acosta; and her second husband, George M. Rodrigues. She is survived by her sister, Bessie Herrera Martinez; sons, Alexander Acosta and wife, Betty, Reuben N. Rodrigues and wife, Debi; daughters, Flora A. CdeBaca and husband, Leandro, Lilia A. LoPinto and husband, Ciro; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Teofila enjoyed traveling and had visited many parts of the U.S. and Mexico. She lived her early years in Las Vegas, NM and Pan, AZ and attended school in Ash Fork, AZ. She made her home in Greeley, CO, Estacion Morita, Chihuahua, Mexico, San Francisco, CA, Albuquerque, and Colorado Springs, CO. Teofila was a single parent for many years as well as a successful entrepreneur. She started her career in the restaurant industry by first being a waitress and chef then into management and eventually owning and operating two restaurants in Albuquerque. She had a loyal following and made many friends in her lifetime. Teofila was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She dedicated her life to serving the Lord and made it a point to pass this along to all she met in song and prayer. She will be missed and will be remembered for her strong and determined spirit. Good-bye Mom, we will see you on the other side. The family wishes to extend their heart-felt gratitude to the wonderful care givers at Aspen Living Center, Colorado Springs, CO, for all the love and care they gave to our mother. Thank you. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Entombment will take at Sunset Memorial Park. A celebration of her life with a reception will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.N. Rodrigues, 657 Troon Drive NE, Rio Rancho. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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SMITH -- M.W. "CHISEL" SMITH August 7, 1904 - September 15, 1990 In Loving Memory
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SOSAYA -- Frank Fidel Sosaya Jr. passed away on September 11, 2006. He was preceded in death by his wife, Serbie Sosaya; parents, Frank F. Sosaya Sr. and Andrea Sanchez; sisters, Helen and Dolores; and brother, Bobby Sosaya. Frank Jr. is survived by his sons: Frank David, Gilbert, Gene; daughters, Barbara Sosaya and husband, Colin Barton, Stephanie Sherman and husband, Brimmer; grandchildren, Brenton Barton and Brooke Sherman; brothers, Eddie, Raymond, Mannie, and Jimmy Sosaya. He is also survived by numerous relatives and friends who will miss him greatly. Frank served in World War II and Korea in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a journeyman and was a member of the Local 412 Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Union. Also, he served as a building inspector for the City of Santa Fe. He was an active member of the VFW and the American Legion. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the local VFW in Frank's name. A memorial Mass is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 15, 2006 at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church with interment to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Santa Fe Funeral Options; 417 E. Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505; 505-989-7032.
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STERLING -- David Christopher Sterling, beloved son, brother, and friend, passed away on September 9, 2006. David lived life in a grand way. Through his sensitive caring heart, thought of others before himself, gregarious storytelling and sense of humor, David touched all who knew and loved him. David's stories made you smile so hard your jaw ached, and laugh until your stomach hurt. David loved his friends and family, especially his granddad Albin with whom he enjoyed fishing and hunting. His "pop", Joseph Vertrees, meant the world to David, and was his strength and inspiration. The love of his mother, Janet Vertrees, gave David wings on which to soar in life. David and his older brother, Joey, were inseparable in their early years, sharing countless adventures. David adored his little sister, Sarah, and was always at the ready to protect her while growing up. David admired his sisters, Krystal and Marissa, and mentored them as they grew older. David and his countless friends formed an inseparable bond as they caroused and explored life. A visitation and night watch will begin Friday, September 15, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at Mountainside United Methodist Church, 4 Penny Lane, Cedar Crest, NM, with a Service at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 16, 2006 at MUMC. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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