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ROSAS -- Debbie Rosas' Visitation will be Sunday from 3 - 5 p.m. at Reflections. The Rosary will be at St. Francis Catholic Church Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Mass will be on Monday at 9:00 a.m. with Burial following in Santa Fe at the National Cemetery. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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SILVA -- Joseph "Joe" Phillip Silva. The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who attended the Rosary and Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care, and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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SMITH -- Willie Smith, age 76, a resident of Albuquerque for 58 years, passed away on February 20, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Adell Smith; sons, Clarence Lee Smith, William A. Smith and wife, Carolyn, Steven Smith and wife, Linda; daughters, Pamela Davis and husband, Robert, Valerie "Khadijah" Smith and husband, Paul; sister Ruby Rand; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Willie was an Electrician for 15 years at Sandia Labs; following that employment he started his own business as Reliable Electrical Contractors. Willie was a devoted member of the Macedonia Baptist Church where he was ordained as a deacon. A visitation will be held on Saturday February 25, 2006 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church 1509 Edith SE, Albuquerque, NM. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Bryce Smith, Mario Lara, Marques Smith, and Richard Davis, great-nephews: Joseph D. Banks, Whitney Banks, and Dominic Banks. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Robert Sparks Jr., Alfred Sawyers Sr., B.P. Powdrell, Taylor Waiters, Grady Young, Arnold "Chump" Allen Sr., Oscar Jones, Bob Lewis, and Leo Vasquez. Funeral Services entrusted to: Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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VANDOREN -- Wanda VanDoren, 85, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 19, 2006. She was born at her grandparents' farm in Stafford County, KS on April 14, 1920. Wanda lived most of her adult life in Albuquerque. She enjoyed working for the same property management company until she retired at 78. Wanda then moved to Chandler, AZ to be with her family. Her loving family includes her son, Chuck Kearns and daughter, Chanda Stafford; six grandchildren, Cherri Anderson, Jerri Stafford, Tami Williams, Shelley Kearns, Mike Kearns and Amber Richardson; eleven great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. She was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 25, 2006, 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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VILLARREAL -- JESUS (JESSIE) G. Mr. Jesus (Jessie) G. Villarreal, 54, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on February 23, 2006. Jesus is the beloved husband to Mrs. Maria Villarreal, married for 26 years. He is also survived by his six loving children, Jose Valles, Irma Carrasco and husband, Luis Carlos, Veronica Hechavarria and husband, Rafael, Carlos Villarreal and girlfriend, Lisa Candelaria, Nubia Villarreal and Jesse A. Silva; his mother, Julia Villarreal; three brothers, Juan Alberto Villarreal and wife, Debra, Julio Villarreal and wife, Isabel and Martin Villarreal; three sisters, Norma Flores and husband, Jose, Lorenza Sullivan and husband, David, Lydia Hernandez and husband, J.F.; four grandchildren, Sislai, Luis Carlos, Esmeralda, and Lylianna; many nephews, cousins, and friends. Jesus was preceded in death by his brother, Guadalupe Villarreal and his father, Fernando Villarreal. Jesus was a member of the Catholic Church, a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Vietnam Era and the Persian Gulf War. A visitation for Jesus will be Saturday afternoon in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Visitation will be Sunday afternoon in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 5:00 p.m. Final visitation will be Monday morning from 10:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 412 Stover with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. by Monsignor Antonio Gonzalez. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. with Military Honors by the United States Army. Pallbearers will be Jose Manuel Faudoa, Carlos Villarreal, Norberto Monge, Martin Villarreal, Julio Villarreal, and Juan Alberto Villarreal. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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WHITE -- Walter Wm. "Bill" White, age 84, died Thursday, February 16, 2006 at home of respiratory failure, COPD. He was born May 13, 1921 in Milwaukee WI. His parents were William Sanford White and Eva Browning White. He learned to fly an airplane before he was old enough to drive a car. He graduated from the School of Public and International Affairs (now the Woodrow Wilson School) Princeton University in 1943. On the way to Army Officer Candidate School at Ft. Sill, OK, he married Julia Brackett Carson in Milwaukee, June 11, 1943. At Ft. Sill he was commissioned 2nd Lt., Field Artillery, in August 1943. He was assigned to the China-Burma-India Theater, where he served first in New Galahad, successor to Merrill's Maurauders, in Burma and then as a liaison officer with the Chinese Army in Burma and China until the end of hostilities. During his C-B-I service he was in three major campaigns. He left active military duty as a captain in June 1946. Bill returned to Milwaukee where he joined the junior executive training program with a major manufacturing firm. In the summer of 1949 he was accepted in a Master's Program at the School of International Affairs, Columbia University. After a year, Bill transferred to a Ph.D. Program in Columbia's Department of Public Law and Government. Bill's GI Bill entitlement ran out in 1952, and, by then the father of two daughters, he left Columbia "ABD" (All But Dissertation) to teach international politics and Asian history at Sarah Lawrence College. Bill was recruited by the CIA and joined the Agency in December 1953. His 20-year career as an intelligence analyst included 12 years of service at headquarters and 8 years in overseas posts. Bill was on the China Desk for all but 2 of those years, serving at headquarters as Chief, China Division, Office of Current Intelligence. He served for 6 years as Senior Intelligence Officer in Taipei Station. Bill's last Agency service was as Chief, Intelligence Analysis Branch, Saigon Station. For his work in Saigon Bill received a commendation from Ambassador Bunker in 1973. He retired from the Agency in 1973. Moving to Albuquerque NM in the fall of 1974, Bill began a new career by enrolling in UNM's Guidance and Counseling Program. In June 1977, he received his Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling and was then a psychotherapist on the staff of the Albuquerque Center for Psychotherapy for 8 years. Active in politics as soon as he was free of the Hatch Act, Bill worked for the Democratic Party in New Mexico, serving on the State Central Committee and as Precinct Chair. He worked in Sen. Jeff Bingaman's campaigns, was Campaign Treasurer for NM Rep. Danice Picraux and in state senate campaigns. He was a member of the New Mexico Symphony Chorus for 26 years and served on the NMSO Board of Trustees for many years. A lifelong Episcopalian, he served on the Bishop's Committee in Taipei, and at St. Christopher's Mission in Saigon. In Albuquerque Bill was on the Vestry at St. Thomas of Canterbury for 12 years and served as both Junior and Senior Warden. Bill's life was a quiet example of "Princeton in the Nation's Service." Survivors include his wife, Julia Carson White; and his daughters: Susan Greenwood White and daughter, Morgan Katherine White; Gauri Karoli (nee Florence Carson White) and daughters, Gauri Ganga Little and her son, Metzpli, Yamuna Roxanne Little, and Maria Bhadra Kali Little; Lavinia Browning White and husband, Stefan George; and despondent boxer dog, Abigail Adams, the last of many wonderful boxers in his life. The Funeral will be on Saturday, February 25, 2006, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 425 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. In lieu of flowers please make donations in memory of Bill White to St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church or to the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, PO Box 30208, Albuquerque NM 87109-0208.
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YARNELL -- Hazel Helen Yarnell, age 81, passed away on February 21, 2006 after a brief battle with pneumonia. Hazel is survived by her husband of 54 years, John L. Yarnell; daughter, Barbara Yarnell and her husband, David Barsness and their son, Eric; daughter, Ann Yarnell; son, Tom Yarnell and his wife, Vivian and children, Lindsey and Katie; and youngest daughter, Martha Yarnell. Hazel was born in Plattlake, Minnesota. She graduated from Hector, MN High School. Hazel went on to obtain an RN degree from the Eitel Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. She then obtained a BSN from the University of Minnesota in Nursing Education. Hazel met John at the University of Minnesota and later married him on September 27, 1952. Hazel and John moved to Los Alamos in 1952 to begin their lifelong adventure. Hazel will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and friend. She was a free spirit whose loving and compassionate nature is evidenced in the relationships she had with family and friends. Hazel's lifelong love of the game bridge resulted in her obtaining a Life Master status in duplicate bridge. The memorial service for Hazel will be held on February 24, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Los Alamos, NM.
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BACA -- Barbara Jean Baca was born in Albuquerque, NM, February 2, 1951. She passed away Monday, February 20, 2006. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 28 years, Peter A. Baca; children: Pedro Jr., Vidal Juan, Robert, Tara, Sonia, and Kathy; sisters, Rosella Herrera, Roberta Herrera and husband, Victor Sena; uncle, Clovis; aunt, Leonela; other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, on Friday, February 24, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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BAKER -- Jeanne passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2006 in Albuquerque. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to: Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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BONAGUIDI -- Ronald J. Bonaguidi, age 43, died Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at a local hospital. He is survived by his beloved fiancee and soul mate, Marilyn Howard of Albuquerque, NM; sisters, Dawn Carter and husband, Chuck of Sheboygan, WI, Patricia Lee of Kenosha, WI, and brothers, Joseph Bonaguidi and wife, Gui of Albuquerque, NM, and Raymond Bonaguidi of Grafton, WI. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and many other family members and friends. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Helen Bonaguidi. He is also survived by his beloved pets, Harley and Leila. A Prayer Service will be held Saturday, February 25, 2006, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Friends may visit Friday, February 24, 2006, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association of NM, 2625 Pennsylvania NE, Suite 225, Albuquerque, NM 87110. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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