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PEREA -- Amelia B. Perea age 91, resident of Belen, peacefully passed away on Friday May 12, 2006. She was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church. Amelia was a long time Valencia County Educator. She retired from Belen Consolidated Schools after 30 years of serving generations of students in the community. She was a member of the Valencia County Retired Educators Association, Catholic Daughters and the Disabled Veterans Auxiliary. Amelia was a strong matriarch who loved to travel and was very fortunate to have taken several trips and cruises around the world with family and friends. She dearly loved her family and took pride in celebrating their accomplishments. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Clovis Perea; her parents, Florencio and Fermenia Benavidez; her son, Lawrence; a sister, Lupe; and brother, Frank; her father and mother- in-law, Desiderio and Maria Perea. She is survived by her daughter, Berlinda Lawson and husband Bill, their children Sonia, Geoffrey, and Brad; one great grandson, Ryan Alexander and one great granddaughter, Rylee Amelia born May 13, 2006, just hours after Amelia's passing. In addition, Amelia is survived by her sisters, Aurora Rivera of Los Chavez, Florencia Perea of Valencia, Agneda August of Los Angeles California, Mary Olguin of Los Lunas; a special niece, Lesli Vallejos of Belen; and each of their extended families; in addition to many loving family members and friends. All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church beginning with a viewing on Wednesday, May 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. followed by a rosary at 6:00 p.m. A final visitation will take place on Thursday, May 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Thursday, May 18, at 2:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Geoffrey Lawson, Bradley Lawson, Ryan Lawson-Maeske, Richard Perea, David Rivera, Lester August Jr., Pat Olguin, and Marc Benavidez. Honorary Pallbearers will be Catholic Daughters of America and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen. Visit online register at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com
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ROMERO -- Alfonso L. Romero, 67, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday May 13, 2006. He was born February 12, 1939 in Las Vegas, NM, received his bachelors degree in accounting from Highlands University in 1962 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1968. He lived in Albuquerque for 44 years and worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 38 of those. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Celsa Romero; daughter, Monica Romero and her husband, Mitchell Elfers; daughter, Olivia Romero; grandchildren, Jasmine, Enriqueta, Delia, and Louis Elfers; brother, Daniel Romero and wife Eva; sisters-in-law Maria Romero and Linda Romero; several nieces and nephews; many cousins; and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfonso and Delfinia Romero, and two brothers, Willie and Leroy Romero. He will be fondly remembered for the love and dedication he showed to others through his volunteer work with the church and the IRS' Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Services will be handled by Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW, 243-5222 and will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1860 Griegos Rd. NW. Time and date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
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RUSSEL-ZWILLING -- Nancy Jane, lost her battle with lung cancer on May 12, 2006. She was born August 18, 1929 in Hobart, Indiana to parents Herschel and Jessie Catt. She was proceded in death by husband, Howard W. Russel and husband, Daniel Zwilling. She is survived by her four children, Jo Antreasian and husband, David; Debbie Woodard; Jim Russel and wife, Carol; and Laura Russel. Nancy's five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, four sisters, one brother, three step children, and 2 step grandchildren will miss her. She will be remembered for her cheerful disposition, twinkling eyes,and infectious smile. Her door was always open to family and friends, who enjoyed her hospitality, home cooked meals, and running card games. She will be missed by all! Memorial services will be held at Direct Funeral Services, located at 2919 4th St. NW at 4:00 p.m., Monday, may 15, 2006. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Salvation Army, 4301 Bryn Mawr Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107.
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SCHULICK -- Mathew F. Schulick passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at New Mexico Heart Hospital. He was born on February 20, 1928 in Albuquerque, to M.C. and Barbara Schulick. Mathew was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert and John David; sister, Barbara Burks; and niece, Laura Miera. He is survived by his sister, Marjorie Wilder of Albuquerque; and brother, Charles. Mathew loved sports and as a youth he formed his own sand lot baseball team called the Golden Gophers and they played the Sawmill Tigers on a regular basis. He played on the basketball and baseball teams at Albuquerque High School and played American Legion baseball during his high school years. Mathew was a catcher for the Albuquerque Dukes and also played for several other pro teams. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and retired from the Wholesale Grocery Business after many years of service. Cremation has taken place and Ennichement of cremated remains will be held Wednesday, 1:00 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, with Pastor James Nelson officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made in Mathew's memory to either the National Kidney Foundation of New Mexico, 5736 Osuna Rd. NE Suite 7, Albuquerque, NM 87109, or to the American Heart Association, Northside Medical Building, 6100 Pan American Freeway NE Suite 345, Albuquerque, NM 87109. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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SMITH -- Agnes Ida Smith, 83, died Friday, May 9, 2006 at her home in Cheyenne, WY after a short illness. She was born in Albuquerque on March 9, 1923 and moved to Cheyenne in mid 2005. Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughters, Sylvia Smith of Cheyenne, Marianna Edgar and husband Craig of Cheyenne; brother, Fred Brown and wife, Beverly of TX; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl F. Smith; daughter, Susan M. Furrow; one sister; and three brothers. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Ideal Pinochle Club for over sixty years and enjoyed oil painting and gardening. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. At the request of Mrs. Smith there will be no viewing. In Lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Davis Hospice Center, United Medical Center Foundation, 214 East 23rd Street, Cheyenne, WY 82001. The family of Agnes I. Smith thanks their many friends and family whose sympathy and thoughtfulness will always be gratefully remembered and deeply appreciated. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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ALLEN -- Lynn D. Allen Jr., 81, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Wednesday, May 10, 2006. Lynn will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 57 years, Betty; sons, Gary Allen and wife, Carlene, and David Allen and wife, Terry; daughters, Judy Ringquist and husband, Steve, and Vicki Allen; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren will also miss their 'Boompa.' He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Maxey. Lynn was born August 23, 1924 in Trinidad, CO. After high school, he started a career with Mountain Bell Telephone Co. in 1942. After several moves and promotions, he moved his family to Albuquerque in 1961. He retired from Mountain Bell in 1982 with 40 years of service. He also served with the Naval Air Corps in World War II from 1942-1946. Lynn loved all sports, especially golf, but most of all he loved his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, and friend to so many, and will be missed by all who knew him. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Monday, May 15, 2006, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Assoc. of NM, Inc., 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87108. "May his spirit be blessed." French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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AUSTIN -- Edna F. "Mancy", 86, passed away May 12, 2006 at her home. She was a long time resident of Littleton, CO. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and was an avid Denver Bronco fan. She was proceded in death by her husband Robert B. Austin. She is survived by son Robert D. Austin and wife, Elizabeth; daughter Mary Richards and husband, Brian; grandchildren, John and Michelle Austin, Robert, Michael, and Thomas Richards; sister-in-law Rosalee Washburn and husband, Verne; nephews and nieces. Services in Littleton, CO are pending. Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery with her husband. The family would like to thank her caregivers at Comfort Keepers and the staff of Crossroads Hospice for all their devotion, love and care. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th NW Alb, NM 87107 343-8008
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BACA -- David Ernie Baca passed away Friday, April 21, 2006 after a short illness. David was born in California July 14, 1943 and was raised in the Albuquerque South Valley. David was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Eloisa. He is survived by his two sons, Ernie Jr. and wife, Jenaan and his family, Timothy, his wife and family; his brother, Leon M. Padilla and his wife, Frances of Bernalillo; his sister, Rose Marie Blum of Redwood City, CA; many cousins, uncles, aunts, other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. The family would like to thank Anita Tapia, Dolores White, and Berlina Ramirez for being there for David. David, may you rest in peace with the Lord. A private family Memorial Service has been held. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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BLEA -- Juan Antonio In Loving Memory of Our Father Juan Antonio (Tony) Blea May 16, 1918 - May 17, 2002 Happy Birthday Dad On May 17, 2006 four years ago God called you home; It broke all our hearts. We think of you with love today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and days before that too. We think of you in silence, we often speak your name. You left us suddenly with hard good byes, You must have known it would be hard for us to let you go. Now all we have are great memories forever in our minds. We love you and miss you. Your children, Pat, Ricky, Antonia, Jeanette and Matthew Blea
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BOYDSTON -- John Chester Boydston passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at the age of 78. John was born January 26, 1928 in Abilene, TX, served in the United States Army, and lived the majority of his life in Albuquerque, NM. Those that knew John well knew he was honest, generous, and was a man of integrity. John was a prominent businessman in Albuquerque, as founder and president of Bomur Electric and Bomur Business Telephones. John was an avid fisherman, consummate handyman, enjoyed woodworking, and loved to travel. In their retirement years, John and Joycie split their time between Rio Rancho and a mountain home in Vadito, NM. John was preceded in death by his parents, John Chester and Alice Boydston; his sister, Golda Brown; and his brother, Sonny Boydston. He is survived by his wife, Joyce "Joycie" Boydston; his sister, Johnie Franks; his children, Mary Helen Kugler and husband, Randall, Yolanda Flowers and husband, Owen, Tom Boydston and wife, Amy, Teri Driscoll and husband, Tim, Michael Uhlmansiek and wife, Jeri, Andy Uhlmansiek, LaDonna Mamber; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was also survived by several nieces and nephews including his long-time business partner, Keith Boydston. John will be missed by his loving and spoiled dog, Brady. Small family Services were held on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at his mountain home. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Arthritis Foundation, 1313 East Osborne Rd., Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
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