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SALINAS -- Chonita (Ascencion) Salinas, 81, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 22, 2006 surrounded by her family. She was born to Juan Andres and Fabiana Lopez in San Acacia, NM on July 21, 1924. Chonita will be lovingly remembered by her devoted husband of 49 years, Reynaldo; her children, Joanna Salinas, Hilario Salinas, Jeannette and Michael Parros, Juan Andres Salinas, and Tobias Salinas; grandchildren, Maria Salinas, Dominique Parros, Samuel Parros, and Austen Parros; a sister, Juanita Zamora; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, family and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Santiago Lopez. Chonita was a long-time member of Our Lady of Fatima's Ladies Auxillary. One of her many loves was cooking and hosting holiday dinners. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a doting grandmother, Chonita will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Mass will be celebrated Monday, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Celebrant, Father Frances X. Eggert. Interment will follow at Nuestra Senora De Los Dolores in Milagro, NM. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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SANCHEZ -- Carmen V. Sanchez, born March 23, 1924, died March 23, 2006 at her home. She is survived by her husband, Placido L. Sanchez; daughter, Marineta Relyea and husband, Frenchy; son, Joe Sanchez; grandchildren, Kimberley, Bill, Jason, and Brendan; and seven great-grandchildren. A Memorial Rosary will be recited Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5310 Claremont Ave. NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Placitas Elementary School, #5 Calle de Carbon, Placitas, NM 87043. " Dios te ha librado " French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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SEGURA -- MARY C. Mrs. Mary C. Segura, 50, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on March 22, 2006 and is now in heaven with our Lord. Mrs. Segura is the beloved wife to Mr. Clyde Segura, married for 18 years. Mrs. Segura is also survived by her children, Tommy G. Luna, Tyson M. Luna, and Tyrell C. Segura; one sister, Patricia A. Gallegos; two brothers, Richard B. Gallegos, Tommy G. Gallegos and wife, Janet; a special niece, Michelle Gallegos; many aunts, uncles, brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Marcelo and Romelia Gallegos and a brother, Eddie Gallegos. Mrs. Segura was a member of the Catholic Church. Visitation will be Monday 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 Deacon Manuel Montoya. Final visitation will be Tuesday morning in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel from 8:00 a.m. until 8:20 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 4th St. NW. Interment will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Benavidez, Rodney Gallegos, Michelle Y. Gallegos, Maria Segura, Steve Segura, and Ronald Segura. Honorary pallbearers will be Rudy Segura, Donald Segura, Johnny Segura, and Gino Segura. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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STAMM -- Florence Bradbury Stamm 85 died peacefully at home March 22, 2006 after a short illness. Her parents, O. G. and Elsie Bradbury, moved to Albuquerque in 1919. Florence was born in Sydney Nebraska on October 19, 1920. She and her mother immediately returned to Albuquerque where she has lived ever since. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert J. Stamm; her twin sister, Frances Karins; son, Brad Stamm MD and his wife, Victoria Stamm; daughter, Susan Evans and her husband, Dick Evans. Grandchildren are Monique Rochester and her husband, Mark Rochester, Karen Evans MD and her partner, Lisa Marchese, Kate Schwarz and her husband, Eric Schwarz. Great-grandchildren are Chase Rochester, Zoe Evans, and Sasha Evans. Special thanks for love and caring support goes to nieces Judy Husmer and Becky Thomson. Florrie and Bob have both lived in Albuquerque all of their lives. They met in their sophomore year at Albuquerque High School in 1936. She attended the University of New Mexico where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority in the class of 1942. Florrie and Bob were married on May 14, 1943 and enjoyed a remarkable 62 years of loving marriage. Prior to, and during World War II she worked for her father's firm, the initial contractor on Kirtland Air Force Base. Later on she worked for the First National Bank of Albuquerque. Since then she dedicated herself to her eminently successful career as a homemaker. She was a member of the Junior League of Albuquerque and participated in many programs pertaining to children's education and entertainment. She enjoyed many years of close friendship with members of Le Cadeaux and Bridge Club. Florrie's life was devoted to her husband, children, friends, and community. She will be remembered by a vast number of children and young adults to whom she offered a place to play, loving support and guidance. Florrie was legendary through several generations for her outstanding common sense, compassionate nature, unquestioning love and loyalty to friends. Family and friends all treasured not only her ability to listen, but also her ability to give quiet and meaningful counsel. Her quick smile and infectious enthusiasm inspired everyone to seek the most in their own lives. She will be missed and remembered in all of our hearts. The family wishes to express their appreciation for the sensitivity and care of Heritage Hospice as well as the many years of love and care of Marcie Lujan, Jenny Perea and Flora Garcia. Memorial Celebration will be Monday, March 27, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. at the University of New Mexico Continuing Education Conference Center Auditorium, 1634 University Blvd., Albuquerque, NM. This is between Indian School Road and Menaul Boulevard, on the East side of University Boulevard. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital in Memory of Florrie Stamm, UNMCH Development Office, Two Woodward Center, STE 100, 700 Lomas, Albuquerque, NM 87102. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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TIDWELL -- Thomas Shawn Tidwell, 42, died peacefully in his sleep on March 17, 2006, in Charlottesville, VA. Born in Albuquerque, NM, on November 15, 1963, to Enid MacDonald Tidwell and Thomas Russell Walker, Shawn lived all over the U.S. and in Kuwait as a child with his mother, stepfather, and brother. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English Literature in 1997. In the long path to completing his degree, Shawn worked as a chef at the C & O Restaurant in Charlottesville and Duner's in Ivy and played guitar in local rock band, Fire Sermon, with band mates, Walter Lundwall, Tom Howard, Mike Johnson, and Mitch Russell. The band stayed together for approximately 10 years and played a reunion show in 2004 to an enthusiastic crowd at Tokyo Rose in Charlottesville, VA. In 1998, Shawn fulfilled his dream of being a business owner when he founded Category 4, a website design company with partners, Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell (whom he married in 2002), Matt Shadel, and Tim McDaniels. He was the company's creative director and designer. In 2004, Shawn underwent treatment for head and neck cancer. He was extremely grateful for the loving support of his wife, family, community of friends and colleagues. Shawn was passionate about music, painting, creating culinary delights for his friends, reading, and computer art and design, but most especially being a father. His baby daughter Harper June was the zenith of his life and he devoted the last year and a half to loving and nurturing her with every ounce of energy and creativity in his being. Shawn will be terribly missed by his family, friends, business colleagues, and all who witnessed his magnificent wide smile, tremendous intellect, gentle voice, and dry wit. In addition to his parents, Shawn is survived by his beloved wife, Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell; and daughter, Harper June Tidwell; his brother, Michael Eric Tidwell; step-siblings, Mary Anne Tidwell, John Tidwell, and David Tidwell; his brother-in-law, Darren Matthew Hoyt and his friend, Wistar Watts Murray; his mother-in-law, Mary Roughton Catron and her husband, David Catron; his father-in-law, Robert Eugene Hoyt and his wife, Ann Yoshihashi; his aunt, Eleanor Eve Thomason; Eve's children, Michael Lee Thomason and wife, Jacqueline Thomason, Patricia Eve Mohar and husband, Frank Mohar, and Cheryl Renee Thomason, their respective children and grandchildren; and numerous cousins, most of whom reside in the Farmington, NM area. He is also survived by cousins, Judith Beers MacDonald and C. David Beers and his wife, Diana Lynn Ohlson. Shawn is predeceased by his stepfather, Roy M. Tidwell; his grandparents, Tom and June Walker, Eugene and Eleanor MacDonald, and Lee Roy and Mabel Tidwell; his great-aunts, Josephine Harp and Sarah Davenport; his great-uncles, Charles MacDonald and Lewis Davenport; his uncle, Eddie Thomason; and his first cousins, Eddie Eugene Thomason and James Matthew Thomason. In lieu of flowers, donations in Shawn's memory can be made to the Oral Cancer Foundation at 3419 Via Lido # 205, Newport Beach, CA, 92663, online at www.oralcancerfoundation.com, or by phone (949) 646-8000. A memorial celebration is planned for Sunday, April 23, 2006 in Charlottesville, VA. Contact Jennifer for details by phone or jhtidwell@gmail.com
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TOLEDO -- Ramon Toledo, age 81, passed away peacefully, Thursday, March 23, 2006. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucella Toledo, three years ago. Ramon is survived by his step-daughter, Leonella "Lonnie" Garcia and husband, Abenicio; other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 4th and Alameda NW, with a Rosary being recited at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2006. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 27, 2006. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Anthony Garcia, Michael Bachicha, Freddie Estrada, Michael Saiz, Gene Saiz, and Anthony Saiz. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, ABQ. 505-343-8008
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TORREZ -- Lupe J. Torrez. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind, supportive, and helpful during their recent loss. Your kindness will always be remembered and appreciated. Services were in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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VADNAIS -- Thomas "Squatty" Richard Vadnais, 55, passed away unexpectedly March 21, 2006. A resident of Rio Rancho since 1986, Squatty was an avid outdoorsman and Green Bay Packers fan. Born June 3, 1950 in St. Paul, MN, he is the son of Richard Vadnais and Nadine LaVonne Higley Vadnais. He served in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service. He was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah "Chick" Roghair; his father, Richard; and his brother, Terry Vadnais; and his grandparents, Walter and Dorothy Higley and Edward and Loretta Vadnais. He is survived by: his son, Anthony Vadnais; his brothers, Randy Vadnais and wife, Laura and Scott Vadnais and wife, Diane, all of Fond du Lac, WI; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Service with military honors will be Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. at Vista Verde Mortuary Chapel, 4310 Sara Rd. in Rio Rancho. Ennichement will be Thursday, March 30, 2006 at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements by Vista Verde Memorial Park and Mortuary 892-9920
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WACHTLER -- BRIAN. Our beloved Son, Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle and Friend, Brian Wachtler peacefully went home to be with Jesus on March 23, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Janet; daughter, Miranda; mother and step-father, Rusty and Shelly Farmer, Albuquerque; his father, LeRoy Wachtler and wife, Alice, Honolulu, HI; his siblings, Jacque Woods (Bill), Albuquerque, Jamie Weasel (Dobie) Omaha, NE, Jodi Tomhave (Jerry) Albuquerque, and Chad Farmer, Albuquerque; half-brother, Michael Wachtler and half sister, Cindy Wachtler, both of Honolulu, HI; his nephews, John and Jacob Weasel; and his nieces, Connie Woods and Jordan Weasel; and great-nephew, Jaeger Woods; uncles, Jerry Rousseau (Jeannie), Scottsdale, AZ, Camille Rousseau (Darla), Aberdeen, SD, Mel Rousseau, Gallup, NM, and Ron Sieler, Aberdeen, SD. He is also survived by his many, many friends. Brian was born in Sterling, CO on October 18, 1969. He was privileged to grow up in Montana, South Dakota, and New Mexico. He worked for Lovelace Healthcare and enjoyed playing golf, softball, and basketball with his buddies. He also was a lifetime fan of the Minnesota Vikings. Services will be held on Monday, March 27, 2006, at 10 a.m., at Grace Outreach Center, 2900 Southern Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM with Rev. Dobie Weasel and Dr. J.M. Barnard officiating. Honorary pallbearers are Dominic Espinoza, Mike Espinoza, Bill Hammond, Mark Gonzales, Ron Romero, Greg Trujillo, Kevin Otis, Rob Webb, and Michael Sanchez. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents and paternal grandfather. In lieu of flowers, a donation account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank, in the name of Miranda Wachtler. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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WINKLER -- Florence E. Winkler, 86, our loved and loving mother, whom we shall miss, went home to God Friday, March 24, 2006. Florence was born in Kansas City, KS to Fay and Florence (Gragg) Fletcher on January 17, 1920. She was an Albuquerque resident since 1953. Florence was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank Harris (1944); her former husband, Charles (1985); sister, Bernice; brothers-in-law, Roe Shelley and Preston Casteel; and brothers, Charles Edward and Basil Fletcher. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Johnston of Albuquerque and Marilyn Williams and husband, Richard of Valley View, TX; brothers, George Albert and Thomas D. Fletcher; sister, Rosanna Casteel; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2006, 1:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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