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WILSON -- John Miller Wilson, Lt. Col. U.S. Army, Ret'd, 85, passed away Friday, March 31, 2006 in Albuquerque. Col. Wilson was born in Warren, PA, June 11, 1920 and was graduated from The United States Military Academy at West Point in January, 1943. He studied radar technology at Harvard and MIT and did post- graduate work in nuclear physics at The Ohio State University. Col. Wilson spent his career in the U.S. Army and was stationed in posts across the U.S., Iwo Jima, Saipan, and Korea. Among various assignments, he participated in weapons tests in Nevada and the Pacific. He had lived in Albuquerque since 1962 where he retired from the Army in 1964. He was employed by Sandia National Laboratories as a technical writer until he retired in 1980. Col. Wilson was always intellectually curious and was an avid reader, especially of history. He possessed an extensive library of military history books. He enjoyed working with wood and building things, as well as landscaping his property. He and his wife, Clare, took pleasure in collecting art and in travel. They traveled all over the United States and made many international trips. He also loved animals and supported wildlife and animal causes. He is survived by his loving wife, Clare Cooper Wilson of Albuquerque; daughters, Diane Goldfarb and husband, Donald of Albuquerque and Stephanie Wilson of Sherman Oaks, CA; stepdaughters, Lisa Elrod of Albuquerque and Martha Guerrant of Reno, NV; stepson, Whit Landvater of Gardnersville, NV; grandson, Jeffrey Goldfarb and wife, Michelle McAllister of Silver Spring, MD; and sister, Dr. Joy Ely of Salt Lake City, UT. A private family Memorial Service will be conducted at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family request that Memorial Donations be made to the Humane Animal Association of New Mexico, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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BEALS -- Lucy "Fivekiller" Beals passed away on March 25, 2006 at her home in Albuquerque. Born December 27, 1951, she is survived by her mother, May Livesay; brother, Larry Livesay; sisters, Linda Kring, Loretta Livesay and Laura Livesay; daughter, Crystal Jester; five grandchildren; and her husband, Richard of the home. A member of the Cherokee Nation, Lucy was born in Lawton, Oklahoma. Lucy's early life centered on the Quarter horses which her family raised while moving throughout the Southwest with her contractor father. In spite of the lack of formal food service training, Lucy rose through the ranks to become Quality Control Manager for the Western United States for Pizza Hut International. In 1975 she married Richard and a few years later Richard was sent to Germany. Shortly she joined him and spent six years traveling in and learning about Europe. Lucy and her husband returned to the U.S. and settled in Albuquerque. Lucy developed a hunger for knowledge of those things which she enjoyed. She entered the University of New Mexico, majoring in Biology and Anthropology. After graduating Summa cum Laude, she attended the University of New Mexico School of Law, receiving her Juris Doctor in 2002. In 2004 she was admitted to the Bar, having tested in the top 15% of the nation's candidates. In addition to her love of the law and the opportunity which it provided to help people, she enjoyed cooking, particularly native Cherokee foods which she also grew. She served on the board of the Rio Grande Nature Center and as President of the Native Plant Society. She enjoyed beading, tending her antique roses, and genealogical research into her family's roots. Lucy once stated, "I believe that to whom much is given, much is expected and so I seek to serve when needed...." Lucy, our love, you are and will be sorely missed.
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CHAVEZ -- MICHAEL F. CHAVEZ September 17, 1957 - January 4, 2006 Dear Mike We miss you so much. You are always in our hearts, our thoughts and prayers. We thank God everyday that you came into our lives. Love, Mom and Dad
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CHAVEZ -- MICHAEL F. CHAVEZ September 17, 1957 - January 4, 2006 Dear Mike (Haalow) It has been three months today since you left. We miss you more and more each day. Life is just not the same since you went away. However, we do have much comfort just knowing you are free from any pain or discomfort and best of all you are in our Lord's presence. We love you so much Gloria, Monica and Michael Ralphie, Rox, Bandit, and new kittens
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COLSON -- Ellen M. Colson, a resident of Belen, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2006 in Carlsbad, NM. Ellen is survived by daughter, Shirley and husband, Allan Miller of Carlsbad; son, Ronald A. Colson and wife, Norma Jean of Belen; grandson, Sgt. 1st class Jeffrey Ray and wife, Jennifer of South Carolina; and granddaughter, Jodi and husband, Kevin Coleman of Texas; great-grandchildren, Nade, Kincade, Cameron, Devin, and Brianna; and several nieces and nephews. A visitation for Ellen will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2006 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Strong-Thorne Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at Strong-Thorne Mortuary with interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Services are under the care and direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE. 505-842-8800
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GALLEGOS -- Patrick H. Gallegos, age 46, passed away Friday, March 31, 2006. A lifelong resident of Albuquerque, he loved life and he loved his family. Preceded in death by his parents, Herman Gallegos and Stella Herrera Romero, Patrick is survived by his brother, David Gallegos; sisters, Marguarite Gallegos, Lucille Montano, Yolanda Solano, and Connie Barraza; several nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. A Memorial Service will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW. on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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GONZALES -- George R. Gonzales, age 56, passed away in his hometown of Clovis, NM, Friday, March 31, 2006. He leaves behind his wife, Lawanna of Clovis, NM; children, Yolanda Rodriguez and husband, Charlie, Georgianna Tomer and husband, Alex and a son, Russell Gonzales; four grandchildren, Kristina, Desiree, Ellissya, and Robert; parents, Isidro and Margaret Gonzales; siblings, Joseph and wife, Dianna, Patricia and husband, Anthony, Mely, Frank and wife, Melissa, Isidro and wife, Elaine; step-sons, Brent and Brian Toliver; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Mary Davis; many other family members and friends who loved him dearly and will miss him. George was a Vietnam Veteran of the U.S. Army having received numerous honors. He enjoyed life and was a great polka dancer. George was always able to make others smile with his great sense of humor. He had a love for jewelry and wore it proudly. Services will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo, with a Rosary being recited at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, viewing and visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Pallbearers will be Joseph, Melisendro, Frank, Isidro Jr., Russell, and Daniel Navarro. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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HICKAM -- Raymond W. Hickam, 76, passed away on March 28, 2006, after a prolonged illness. He was born April 17, 1929, in Pennington, NM, and graduated from Springer High School in 1947. Raymond retired from the City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department in July 1991. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Edna; son, Charles Hickam and wife, Patricia Shuman; daughter, Suzanne Hoefel and husband, David; grandsons, Zachary and Dustin Hoefel; brother, John and wife, Shirley Hickam; brother, Al Hickam; sister, Rose Harper and husband, Perry; and numerous nieces and nephews. Raymond was preceded in death by his father and mother, H.B. and Helen Hickam; sister, Mildred Johnson; and brother, Jim Hickam. Memorial Services will be held Thursday, April 6, 2006, 11:00 a.m., at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 9500 Constitution NE, with Dr. Roy Elmore officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice: American Lung Association of NM, 216 Truman NE, Suite 1A, 87108, Albuquerque Garden Club, 10120 Lomas NE, 87112, or St. Paul's United Methodist Church building fund, 9500 Constitution NE, 87112. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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JULIANA -- Rose Juliana, age 92, passed away on April 1, 2006 with her loving family by her side. She is survived by her daughter, Eileen Campbell; her brother, Biaggio Del Guidice and his wife, Mary; her daughter-in-law, Judy Juliana; her grandchildren, Mike Campbell, Pat Campbell-Gutierrez and her husband, Bill, Diane Stapleton and her husband, Jack, Will Campbell and his wife, Shelly, Teresa Lucero and her husband, Paul, and Jimmy Juliana and his wife, Cheryl; her great-grandchildren, Billy, Kristin, Derek, Stephanie, Victoria, Amy, Marty, Chris, Juliana, James, Ryan, and Christie; her great-great-grandchildren, Kayli, Tyler, Seth, Sean, and Reid; and several nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Juliana; her son, James J. Juliana; and her son-in-law, Bill Campbell. Rose loved life. She loved to garden, play games, play the slot machines, and spend time with her family. She especially looked forward to Thursdays as that was her bowling day. She loved the sport and enjoyed the time spent with her bowling league buddies. Rose touched the hearts and lives of all those who knew her. She will be greatly missed. Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, at 6:30 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, 8901 Candelaria Rd. NE, followed by burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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KINNEY -- Robert Emmett Kinney, 81, a resident of Albuquerque for 21 years, died April 1, 2006. Robert was born in Salem, SD, on March 21, 1925, the son of William Eugene and Ethel Julia (Donovan) Kinney. At age 17, he volunteered for the U.S. Navy during WWII. Robert was retired from the Civil Service and was a member of Sangre De Cristo Catholic Church. Following retirement, Robert continued with his gardening and traveled with his wife. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 47 years, Mary; children, Kevin Kinney and wife Margaret, Anne Kinney, Joan Ojeda and husband David, Nancy Kinney and friend Craig Jessen; grandchildren, Gina, Brianna and Patrick Ojeda, Sean and Danielle Kinney and his sisters, Patricia Knox, Rita MacFarlane, Denise Higgins, and Mary Janet Carroll. Rosary will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at Sunrise Funeral Options; 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE with Deacons Lloyd Martinez and Paul Ortwerth reciting. Mass of the Resurrection will be 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2006 at Sangre De Cristo Catholic Church, 8901 Candelaria Rd NE, with Father Robert Lancaster as celebrant. Interment with military honors will take place Thursday, April 6, 2006, at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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