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PARR -- Katherine Amelia Parr, age 71, beloved Mom, Grandmother, and friend passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 of pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her ex-husband and best friend, Tom Parr of Albuquerque; and her daughters, Deb Werenko of Santa Fe, Liza Kerr and partner, Kerry of Albuquerque, Mary Sanchez and husband, Patrick of Las Cruces, Cyndi Vandi and husband, Mark of Los Lunas; and her son, Tom Parr of Albuquerque; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Kathy was a devoted mother, friend, mentor, and teacher to many. Kathy was born in Hollywood, CA, but moved to New Mexico when she was 15 years old. She graduated from St. Mary's High School where she met several life-long friends. She taught school for a total of thirty-four years at St. Charles Catholic School, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, and most recently at Washington Middle School where she retired two years ago. She will be deeply missed and remembered lovingly by her friends and family. The family wishes to express their gratitude to Presbyterian Hospice, especially Barbara Burchard and Dr. Lawson. Special thanks also goes to Jessica Kerr, her granddaughter, who showed complete devotion throughout her illness, and was an example to us all. Cremation has taken place, and a Memorial Service will be held at Mt. Calvary Chapel on Friday, June 23, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Presbyterian Hospice.
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SALISBURY -- Leola Elverda Simmons Salisbury, age 89 years, a former resident of Dailey and Valley Bend and for the last ten years, a resident of Mountain View Manor at Albuquerque, NM, went to be with the Lord Sunday, June 18, 2006. She was born on Wednesday, February 21, 1917, in Valley Head, WV, a daughter to Leroy Simmons and Jessie Phares Simmons. She grew up in Valley Head and Dailey and graduated from Belington High School. On August 26, 1948, she was married to Woodford Whitney Salisbury who preceded her in death on April 25, 1999. They had lived near Valley Head, WV, until moving to Oregon in 1960. After retirement, they moved to Valley Bend, WV in 1980. They moved to Buckley, WA, in 1985 and moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1997 where she attended Cross of Hope Lutheran Church. Before marriage, Leola worked at the Hillborn's Grocery Store in Valley Head, WV for eleven years. In Oregon, she worked at the Bumble Bee Fish Cannery in Astoria, OR for seventeen years. Surviving her is one son, Mark Salisbury and wife, Joan, Albuquerque, NM; one daughter, June Medearis and husband, Larry, Vancouver, WA; five grandchildren, Theresa Durbec and husband, Chad, Anitra Quist and husband, Jim, Luke, Jacob, and Anya; five great-grandchildren, Camille, Isaac, Zachariah, Whitney, and Olivia; one sister, Luella ("Pete") Losh; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Laola ("Bob"), Laila ("Bill"), and "Leota Lavelle ("Pooch"); and two brothers, Leroy ("Bud") and Loren. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Lohr and Barb Funeral Home of Elkins, WV. Final Rites will be conducted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Valley Head United Methodist Church. The Reverend William Sullivan will officiate and interment will follow in the Stalnaker Cemetery at Monterville, WV. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Leola Elverda Simmons Salisbury. Condolences may be expressed to family at: www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com
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SELBY -- Bonnie Selby, 54, formerly of Albuquerque, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at her home in Willis, TX. She was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Goode, whom she lovingly cared for during her final days. She is survived by her sisters, Denise Selby and Marie Olivo of Albuquerque; her brother, Frank Selby of Florida; her niece, Cindy Olivo of Albuquerque; and her partner, Lyn Dix of Willis, TX.
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SKIDMORE -- Frank Happy Birthday Dad. We miss you so much. Mom is there with you now. You're together again. Love - Your girls
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THOMAS -- ROY Dr. Roy Thomas was a professor at the University of New Mexico's Department of Physics and Astronomy from 1948 to 1980. He passed away on March 18, 2005. Roy was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada on August 8, 1914 and he proudly maintained Canadian citizenship throughout his lifetime. His parents, who immigrated to Alberta, Canada from the Ukraine, were Nicolas and Kate Tomashewski. His father worked for the Canadian National Railroad. Roy graduated from Prince Rupert public schools and subsequently enrolled at the University of Alberta, where he received a B. S. in physics in 1938, receiving the Governor General's Gold Medal for attaining the highest scholastic average in his graduating class. He subsequently attended the University of California at Berkeley, on teaching fellowships, from 1938-1942, where he met his future wife, Evelyn. He obtained his Ph.D. in physics in Theoretical Physics in 1942. While at the University of California, he was a student of Professor J. Robert Oppenheimer. Roy's scholastic activities with Professor Oppenheimer are documented in the recently published book J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century (David C. Cassidy, Pi Press, New York, 2005). Roy became an instructor at Washington University, St. Louis, from 1942-1946, where part of his responsibilities included supervision of lecturers to Army and Air Force trainees. From 1946-1948, he was assistant professor of physics at St. Louis University. While at the University of New Mexico, Roy also gave numerous lectures and classes to other organizations in the state, including the Los Alamos Graduate Center, Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia Corporation, and Highlands University. He was a colleague of the recently-deceased, former department chairman, Dr. Victor H. Regener. Roy was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn and sister, Julia. He is survived by his brother, Victor; his daughter, Audrey; his four sons, Willard, Howard, Edward, and Vincent; and six granddaughters, Kari, Katie, Kelsey, Kira, Karin, and Kaela.
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WINTERS -- Stephen (Steve) Alexander Winters, 65, died Wednesday, June 14, 2006. Steve was born July 8, 1940 at Loco Hills, NM, the second child of Lee and Mary Winters. His family moved to Artesia when he was one and then to Albuquerque when he was seven, where he lived for most of the next fifty-five years. After retiring from Sandia Labs in 1997, Steve bought a second home in T or C, NM and eventually moved there in 2002 to spend more time on his life long love; fiddling. Steve is survived by his wife of almost 47 years, Pearl Winters; his four children and their spouses, Leon and Doni Flores, Stephen and Angela Winters, Bonnie Winters, David and Mary Gower; and his six grandchildren, Jamie Foreman, Caesar Flores, Zayne Foreman, Christian Winters, Kayla Winters, and Alexis Winters. He is also survived by two sisters, Gay Garrison and Lenora Hagen; and one brother and sister-in-law, Howell and Vivian Winters. Steve was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. He taught us each about honesty, integrity and, most of all, love. We will celebrate his life in a Memorial Service at Monterey Baptist Church in Albuquerque, NM on Saturday, June 24, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New Mexico Old Time Fiddler's Hall of Fame. Arrangements in care of Riverside Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE Albuquerque, NM 505-764-9663
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ALONZO -- Jon Robert Alonzo died May 31, 2006. He is survived by his father, Fritz Alonzo; by his children: Tiffany, Christopher, Brittany, and Jonathon; and Jon's close friend, Leta Salazar of Chimayo. Jon is brother to Richard and his two sisters are Jacqueline and Marie Catherine. Jon will be remembered by his many relatives in Albuquerque and at Isleta and Laguna Pueblos. Other close relatives reside in Indiana and Kentucky. Jon was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping out; but he enjoyed most the simple things in life. His kind, gentle and mild manners will be greatly missed. Jon was preceded in death by his mother (on November 19, 2005). Jon helped with her care and feeding during the 11 years of her disability after her stroke. Jon kept her smiling with his wonderful sense of humor. Jon's Memorial Service will be June 24, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Queen of Angels Chapel, 12th and I-40. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the church.
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BACA -- Eloy Vicente Baca, born September 6, 1920 in Belen, NM,went to be with the Lord June 20, 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tranquilino and Antonia Baca; a brother, Gillie; and a sister, Elsie. Eloy served in the Army as an MP during World War II. After the war he moved to Los Angeles where he owned a business. Upon his return to Albuquerque, he was cared for by his devoted brother, Gillie. He is survived by his brother, Dennis; sisters, Dolores Armijo, and Ada and husband, Charles Chavez; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Miguel Lueras, Donald Armijo, Richard Petersen, Charles Chavez, Craig Chavez and Drew Chavez. Honorary pallbearer will be Daniel Rios. A Rosary for Mr. Baca will be recited on Thursday evening, June 22, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 23, 2006 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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BACA -- VIOLA B. Mrs. Viola B. Baca, 82, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away at home June 20, 2006 where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Leroy Barboa. She passed away surrounded by her family following a long illness. Our beloved mother, Viola Baca, has left us and is now on her new journey with the Lord. Viola was preceded in death by her parents, Candido and Nicanora Baca; her loving and husband of 64 years, Andres G. Baca who passed away on December 28, 2004; her brother, Liberato Baca; a sister, Clorinda Serna; daughters, Gloria Baca and Gloria B. Turner; and a grandson, Rickie Barboa. Viola is survived by her five children, Candido Baca and wife, Jackie, Theresa Barboa and husband, Leroy, Andy Baca Jr., and wife, Connie of T. or C., Ernestina Baca, Lawrence Baca and wife, Terri; a brother, Ray Baca and wife, Delfinia; a sister-in-law, Lydia Baca; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Viola was a member of the Catholic Church. Visitaiton for Viola will be Thursday evening in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Gabriella Nieto. Final visitation will be Friday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, 5901 St. Joseph Pl. NW, with a Communion Service to be held at 1:00 p.m. by Deacon Jerry Hieptas. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved husband, Andres G. Baca and grandson, Ricky Barboa. Pallbearers will be Randy Barboa, Leroy Barboa, Eric Garcia, Paul Baca, Jimmy Baca, Mario Griego, and Little Eric Garcia. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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BAKER -- Samuel M. Baker, Jr. 77, of Tucson, AZ, passed away peacefully June 14, 2006 after a long battle with cancer. Sam, the fifth of 8 children, was born on September 29, 1928 in Ft. Worth, TX. Continuing in a proud family tradition he became a fifth generation master stonemason and bricklayer. Sam's 50-year career in construction included projects in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Arizona. He and Marj retired to Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas and traveled extensively in their RV visiting family and friends around the country. They spent winters with their son Steve and his wife Kathy, eventually moving to Tucson in 1998. Although officially retired, Sam continued to enjoy pointing his "superintendent finger", directing three generations of his descendents in joint projects such as extensive BBQ complexes. Sam is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marjorie L. Baker (nee Lomax); son, S. Steven, DC (Kathy) of Tucson; daughter, Jacque (Mark) Matanis of Albuquerque, NM; son, Timothy (Mary) of Weatherford, TX; son, Duane of Tucson; brother, William (Elizabeth) of Weatherford; sister, Louise O'Leary Ft. Worth; sister, Betty (James) Heaslet Weatherford; sister, Doris Palmer Mineral Wells; as well as 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by father, Samuel; mother, Lela (nee Bumgardner); sisters, Vivian Whiteley and Juanita Cook; and brother, Jonnie Baker; a private Memorial was held Saturday, June 17, 2006. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Children's Cancer Fund of NM, 112 14th Street SW, ABQ, NM 87102
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