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VATH -- William Alan Vath, "Bill", 56, went home to our Lord May 1, 2006. He passed peacefully at his home in Dallas, TX, surrounded by his wife and family members. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He resided in Dallas, TX for the past 10 years, but was raised in Albuquerque. His wife, Pam; his mother, Arlene; his children, Joshua and Erin; his brother, Thomas; and sister, Linda; and two grandchildren survive him. His father, Dennis, preceded him in death. A Memorial Service will be held in Albuquerque at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the American Cancer Society in Bill's name.
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WILDER -- Ruby Munn Wilder, age 67, passed away at home, surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, May 4, 2006, after a long battle with cancer. Ruby and her husband, Ed were members of the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Posse and they were also involved in the Albuquerque Cowboy Polo Club for many years. She enjoyed her animals, she loved spending time with her family and she took pride in caring for their home. Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, Richard Munn and Sally Munn Jackson; her sister, Mae Killen; and her three brothers, J.D., Buddy, and Floyd Munn. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Ed Wilder; her daughter, Sandy Turnbow and husband, Casey; her son, David Lowe; five grandchildren, Larime, Dalene, Jana, Amber and husband, Gabriel, and Keith; three great-grandchildren, Larime, Jerome, and Alexis; two sisters, Reba Leffman and husband, Dick and Delma Duggan; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. A Memorial Service will be held at Valley Christian Church, 2850 Gun Club Rd. SW, on Monday, May 8, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. The burial will take place at a later date at the Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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ARMIJO -- Joe P. Armijo, 63, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, April 29, 2006. Joe was born in San Antonito, NM, and was raised and preceded in death by his loving grandparents, Eduardo and Barbarita Armijo; father, Perfecto Armijo; brother, Johnny Armijo; and half-brother, Joe Raymond Armijo. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Rosemary; sons, Richard of Socorro, NM, Robert, and Joseph; daughter, Melissa Armijo; daughter-in-law, Zooila Armijo; and granddaughters, Savannah and Jazmin of Socorro; brother, Ray Luna of Spanaway, WA; half-brothers, half sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and other family members. A Memorial Service is planned at Socorro, NM on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at the San Miguel Mission. Joe was a kind, loving and devoted husband and father and will be deeply missed. We are truly blessed to have you in our lives - we love you very much Dad! Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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BURGOS -- Maria Burgos, age 94, passed away at home, Wednesday, May 3, 2006. She was a longtime resident of Albuquerque and frequently attended the Barelas Senior Center from 1977 to 2004. Preceded in death by her husband, Gaspar Burgos, Maria is survived by her sons, Eliseo Burgos, Jose Burgos, Crescencio Burgos and wife, Nancy; daughter, Natalia Burgos; 20 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. Services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 4th and Stover SW, with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 8, 2006. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2006, with burial following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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CARRILLO -- Joe Elfego Carrillo, 95, a long-time resident of Albuquerque, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 3, 2006. He is survived by his sons and daughters: Louie, David, Al, Dorothy, Isabel, Raymond, and Thomas; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. Joe was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucy Emily; second wife, Lucia Mondragon; and his son, Martin. He was born in Albuquerque, NM on July 11, 1910 to Jose Carrillo and Pina Roybal Carrillo. Rosary will be recited at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Sunday, May 7, 2006, 3:00 p.m., with Deacon Byron Wicker reciting. Mass of Christian Burial will be at The Shrine of St. Bernadette, 11401 Indian School Rd. NE, Monday, May 8, 2006, 9:00 a.m., with Father Tom Zotter, Celebrant. Entombment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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CARRILLO -- RAFAEL ABEYTA Dr. Rafael Abeyta Carrillo, 74, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2006. Rafael was born on March 3, 1932 to Andres and Ignacia Carrillo. He was born and raised in Abeytas, NM and was a long-time resident of Albuquerque, NM, until his retirement in 1991 when he returned to his childhood home in Abeytas. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Quirino Carrillo and Charles Ferris. He is survived by Loretta, his loving and devoted wife of 51 years; his children, Charlie and wife, Debbie, Andy, Tony and wife, Annette, Cathy, David and wife, Amanda; his sister, Eulalia Salazar; and his brother, Horacio; his loving grandchildren, Estrellita, Roan, Stephanie, Marquelyn, Dylan, Marissa, Anthony, and Sarah. He is also survived by his many loving nephews, nieces, numerous relatives, friends, and neighbors. Rafael was Roman Catholic and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parrish in La Joya, a founding member of St. Bernadette Parrish in Albuquerque, and he was a member of The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. Rafael was raised from very humble beginnings and knew the value of education. He received his Bachelor's Degree from St. Joseph College and his Master's and Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. He was a long time educator having served as a classroom teacher and Elementary School Principal during a 31 year career with Albuquerque Public Schools. Upon retirement he returned to Abeytas to live the country life of a farmer and to live on the land he loved so dearly. He never stopped serving his community and was a board member of various public service boards. Rafael touched everyone he met with his humor and sincerity. Until the end, he kept the wit and charm that attracted so many people to him. He instilled the value of hard work and education into his children and countless others. He had many hobbies and interests including travel, farming, the violin, wine making, working with all of his farm tools, and inventing gadgets. He was a lifelong educator always seeking knowledge on a wide variety of topics. "Thank You" to all the family and friends that have visited, called, and prayed for him throughout his illness. He was very grateful for your support. "Thank You" to the healthcare workers who helped care for him. A special "Thank You" to Dr. Suzanne Barry for the personal care, love, and support. The kids especially thank our mother, Loretta, who defines the meaning of devoted wife. She stood by his side, and provided love, support, and good cooking through their marriage and personally cared for him through the final months of his life. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. We love you, Dad. All Services will be held at San Antonio Catholic Church, Abeytas, NM, beginning with a viewing on Friday, May 5, 2006, at 6:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m. A final visitation will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2006 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Abeytas Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers: Roan Carrillo, Dylan Carrillo, Anthony Carrillo, Gregory Carrillo, Jerry Ferris, and Carl Griego. Honorary pallbearers: Ray Paez, Paul Griego, Roy Rivera, Celso Armijo, Jack Bruton, and Mike Barela. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen. Visit online register at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com
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CHAVEZ -- Luciano Chavez, 88, from Sedillo, NM, passed away on May 1, 2006. His wife of 70 years, Efigenia, "Effie" Chavez, preceded him in death by just six days. Luciano began his career as a coal miner in Madrid, Golden, San Antonio, and Gallup, NM. He spent most of his career as a coal miner in Sunnyside, UT. Leaving his mining career, he returned to New Mexico, where he retired from Sandia Labs in 1983. He is survived by his sons: Eliverio Chavez from Lubbock, TX; Feliciano Chavez and wife, Rosalinda from Sedillo, NM; and his daughter, Anna Ruiz from Albuquerque. He is also survived by grandchildren: Ben Ruiz, Michael Ruiz and wife, Karen, Daniel Luciano Chavez, Kyle Feliciano Chavez, and Eva Chavez. He is survived by two great-grandchildren, Jeremy and Nicholas Waseta. Visitation will take place Friday, May 5, 2006 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Aspen Funeral Alternatives, 1935 Juan Tabo NE.
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DETTER -- Jeremy Lee Detter, 5, a lifelong resident of Rio Rancho, NM, became an Angel in Heaven on May 2, 2006 at UNM Hospital with his family by his side. Jeremy was born on September 21, 2000 in Albuquerque to Jerry and Melanie Detter. His parents' first thought of their baby was, "He's perfect! We want another one!" Jeremy was fascinated by dinosaurs, Red (and only red) Power Rangers, Tom & Jerry cartoons, Spiderman, Shrek, Elmo, and Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter. Jeremy was very loving and protective of his brothers, Mykah, Eric, Shawn, and sister, Lindsey. He was very complimentary and liked to say, "I love you." Jeremy could roar like a dinosaur and especially liked to share his dinosaurs with his favorite nurse, Steve. Like any child, he loved macaroni and cheese, Cheetos, Pizza Rolls, and only "Big Slices" of pizza, not the personal size pizzas. Jeremy was preceded in death by his grandmother, Joan Detter, in 2002. He is survived by his parents and siblings; grandparents, Darrel and Lois Detter, Mattie Jonsson, and George and Becky Jonsson; aunts, Debra Turnbull and husband, Joe, Marina Collazo, Melissa Stubblefield and husband, Shane, and Mechell Hobbs; cousins, Brandon, Brett, Andrew and Cody Turnbull, Samantha and Alexandria Collazo, Matthew, Jonathon, and Jenna Stubblefield, and Billy and Jordon Hobbs. A visitation will be held Friday, May 5, 2006, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Sunrise Funeral Options. The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2006 at Shepherd of the Lutheran Church 3900 Wyoming NE, Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Jeremy's name to the Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico, 112 14th Street SW, Albuquerque NM 87102, 505-243-3618. Sunrise Funeral Options 2400 Southern Blvd. SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-891-9192
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HARTENHOFF -- Dieter Hartenhoff, beloved husband of Anna Marie Hartenhoff, passed away, Tuesday, May 2, 2006 after a long illness. He was a 50-year member of sheet metal local 49. Survivors include two sons, Steven Hartenhoff and Thomas and wife, Rose Hartenhoff, Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Sheila and Nicolas Talbert, and Jeff Montoya; brother, Bruno Hartenhoff. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, May 5, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd, Rio Rancho, NM. Holy Rosary will be recited one half hour before the Mass on Friday. Cremation will follow the Services under the direction of French Mortuary Westside Chapel. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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HEBB -- Mary Hebb died May 2, 2006. Survived by husband, Donald Hebb; daughter, Tina Serrano; grandchildren, Anthony Serrano (deceased), Jessica Mena, Isaac Cadena; brothers, Eddie Griego, Ralph Griego, Joe Griego, Andy Martinez, Ted Martinez, and Ernie Martinez; sisters, Tillie Moya, Gloria Lucero, Isabel Alves, and Martha Perez; brothers-in-law, Michael Perez and Jim Alves (deceased); and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Services will be held Friday, May 5, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. at Santuario de San Martin, 8321 Camino San Martin SW, Albuquerque, 836-4676.
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