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RAUCH -- Kristin Rauch, 53, of Placitas passed away April 27, 2006, in Albuquerque. She was born in Washington, D.C. on June 4, 1952, to C. Stanley and Jean I. Rauch. Kristin's higher education included: baccalaureate and master degrees in Art Education from the University of New Mexico and a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She was a professor at UNC-Charlotte, and professor and associate dean at SUNY-New Paltz. Kristin is the director of fine arts for Rio Rancho Public Schools and an adjunct professor at UNM. She married Richard Reif in 1983. Kristin is survived by her husband, Richard; mother, Jean I. Rauch; brother, Eric Rauch; son, Richard Reif II and his wife Dana; and three grandchildren, Amber, Samantha, and Richard Joseph Reif III. The family plans a Memorial Celebration to be announced at a later date. Flowers: we grow them, we buy them, please don't send them. Consider instead donations in Kristin's name to the Albuquerque Museum Foundation, P. O. Box 7006, Albuquerque, NM 87194, or to the Placitas Artists Series, P. O. Box 944, Placitas, NM 87043. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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RUIZ -- Jacobita (Jackie) Ruiz, born April 5, 1915, in Escobosa, NM, passed away April 27, 2006 at the age of 91. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eliseo Ruiz in 1980; her parents, brother, and sister. Jackie is survived by her loving companion, Adrian Montoya, and loving children, loving Ruiz and (Margie), Josie Gonzales, Eloisa Lopez (Simon), Alex Ruiz (Corine), Compton (Dan), Orlando Ruiz (Judy) and Shelley Carrion; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren,; one sister, Sadie Mendez of California; and a sister-in-law, Carmen Sandoval. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. She was a member of San Jose Catholic Church where she and Adrian attended on a regular basis. Jackie will be remembered for her beautiful Thanksgiving prayer and memorable blessing when her family was leaving on a trip. Jackie seemed to become everyone's "Grandma Jackie" because of her tender loving spirit she naturally carried. Visitations will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. at San Jose Parish, 2401 Broadway SW. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Tony Nieto Jr., Ray Nieto, Steven Ruiz, Christopher Ruiz, Rudy Anaya, and Michael Duran. Honorary Pallbearers will be her five granddaughters, Shelly Carrion, Diane Resendez, Connie Millar, Terry Erwin, Irene Lunneborg, and Naomi Villa Rael. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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RYAN -- Charles G. Ryan, 80, died Saturday, April 29, 2006, following a brief illness. Born October 5, 1925, in Silver City, NM, to Helen Chandler Ryan and Judge Raymond R. Ryan, he lived as a youth, and in the last 30 years, in Albuquerque. He married Alice Gass in 1953, and they lived during his career in hotel management in Albuquerque and in New York, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. He served in the Korean War, and graduated from the University of Denver. For some years, he helped at St. John's Cathedral, first with floral arrangements and later at the church's thrift shop. Since his wife's death, he also enjoyed several road trips with his nephew, Richard. In addition to his wife Alice, he was predeceased by his brothers, Judge Joseph Ryan and Richard Ryan; nephew, Michael Lewis; niece, Ann Ryan. He is survived by nephew, Richard Ryan of Los Angeles; nieces Rebecca Almeter, of Albuquerque, Margaret Houlihan, of Novato, CA, and Karen Parrish, of Corrales; sister-in-law, Nancy Lewis, of Albuquerque. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at 2:00 p.m., at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral. The private Committal Service will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 318 Silver SW, 87102, or to a charity of your choice. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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RYPKA -- Eugene Weston Rypka passed away on April 27, 2006. Gene was born on May 6, 1925 in Owatonna, MN to Charles Frederick and Ethel Marie Rypka. He served in World War II as a paramedic in Iwo Jima and received several medals and commendations. In 1958, Gene received a Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology from Stanford University. He had a long and distinguished career, including work with Russian scientists at Lovelace Medical Center and the University of New Mexico. Bicycle racing was a lifetime love and occupation, and in later years, he also studied martial arts. Gene's life's partner, Rosemary Rypka, predeceased him in 2004. Dr. Rypka is survived by his daughter, Hilary Klassen of Glenhaven, CA, and his cousin, Frances Rypka Chauvin of Anchorage, AK. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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SALAZAR -- Carmen M. Salazar. The gates of heaven were opened and the Lord and our father received our mother on Sunday, April 30, 2006. Carmen was born in Santa Cruz, NM on December 17, 1924. She then married her first and only love, our father, Isauro Salazar on April 19, 1943. Together, they would raise 15 children and continued as the children would marry and bring into this world 40 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren as well as great-great-grandchildren. She was a mother to many including cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. She will be greatly missed by all. Carmen was preceded in death by her husband, Isauro Salazar; two sons, Felix and Izzie; her parents, Benedito and Simodosea Maestas; one sister, Frances; one brother, Amarante; and three grandsons, Nathan, Dion, and Philip II. Carmen leaves behind her 13 children, Lawrence Salazar and wife, Mari, Milford Salazar and wife, Marcella, Berna Martinez and husband, Mardy, Eddie Salazar, Hubert Salazar, Jay Salazar, Didi Sena and husband, Philip, Elaine Vasquez and husband, Richard, Steven Salazar and wife, Helen, Janell Chavez and husband, Gene, Lea-Etta Paduano and husband, John, Melinda Espinosa and husband, Jesus, and Ryan Salazar; two widowed daughters-in-law, Libby and Sylvia; one sister, Alicia Muniz; one brother-in-law; five sisters-in-law; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; many other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. Services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with a Rosary being on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 9:00 a.m. Catholic Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her sons-in-law, who loved her dearly; Mardy, Philip, Richard, Gene, John, and Jesus. Honorary pallbearers will be her 18 grandsons. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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SANCHEZ -- Ramon Sanchez III "Ramoncito". In loving memory of Ramon Sanchez III. Ramoncito left us to be with the Lord, Sunday, April 30, 2006. He was known for his athletic abilities and his artistic and musical (Rap) talents. Ramoncito is survived by his parents, Ramon G. Sanchez II and Josephine Aranda; his sister, Dominique R. Sanchez; his grandmother, Marylou Elycio; grandfather, Magdaleno Elycio; grandmother, Tommie Sanchez; many aunts, uncles, cousins, as well as the many friends he leaves behind that loved him and will miss him very much. Services will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2006. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2006. Burial will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Ramon, you may have been called upon by our dear Lord, but you will always be in our hearts and prayers. You will never be forgotten. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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SANDERS -- Hallie Catherine Scott Sanders, 87, an Albuquerque resident since 1958, died Sunday, April 30, 2006. She is survived by her children, Chery Mehalko and husband, John of Omaha, NE, Chris Sanders and wife, Pam of Las Cruces, NM and Cindy Youngs and husband, Martin of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Eric Mehalko, Lisa Koch, Bradley Sanders, Clinton Sanders and wife, Michelle, Cory Sanders and Julia Youngs; 13 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Sanders was preceded in death by her husband, William W. "Bill" Sanders in 1983 and her sisters, Mary V. Goltry, Frances Burnworth, and Rubie Wardlow. She was born in Carnegie, OK on July 27, 1918. She graduated from the Oklahoma College for Women with a degree in education and began a dedicated profession in teaching. Hallie was a former Executive Director of the Girl Scout program in Oklahoma. She was active in church work, community activities and PEO. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2006 at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE with Rev. M. Ron Cross, officiating. Interment will take place at Lone Star Cemetery in Rocky, OK on Saturday, May 6, 2006. Friends may visit at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Hallie's memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 4004 Carlisle NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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SCALTRITO -- Marie Rose Scaltrito, age 85, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2006. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and was a longtime resident of Rio Rancho. Preceded in death by her husband, Dan Scaltrito, she is survived by her children, Frank, Peter and wife, Dee, Marietta and husband, Keith; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Rio Rancho, with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2006. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2006, with burial following at Vista Verde Memorial Park. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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SEFCIK -- William Francis Sefcik, 93, a resident of Albuquerque since 1957, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2006. Mr. Sefcik is survived by his wife of 69 1/2 years, Marion Dewey Sefcik; children, Ellen Sefcek of Albuquerque, George Sefcik and wife, Barbara of Arizona, and Kathryn Carey and husband, George of Albuquerque; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mr. Sefcik was born in New York City and was a long-time employee of Sandia Laboratories. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 2, 2006, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 3, 2006, 9:00 a.m., at the Shrine of St. Bernadette, 11401 Indian School Road, NE. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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URIAS -- Estefana Urias went home to be with the Lord on April 28, 2006 at the age of 75. She was born on September 16, 1930 in Mangas, NM. Services are pending and will be announced. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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