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D'ARCO -- Fr. Andrew P. D'arco May 21, 1950 - May 27, 1992 Happy Birthday Andy Love Always Mom and Dad
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DYSART -- Beverly Jane Dysart September 14, 1933 - May 16, 2006 Beverly Jane Dysart, loving mother and grandmother, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2006 in Fairfield, CA. She was born in Raton, NM on September 14, 1933 and grew up in Albuquerque, NM. After high school, she worked as a secretary for the FBI and married her high school sweetheart, Glenn David Dysart in 1953. As a devoted wife of a career Air Force officer, they spent years moving around the country and raising four children. She was cherished by her children for her selfless devotion to family and her bright and beautiful smile. She made the piano sing, danced a mean jitterbug and loved her bingo. She was always there when we needed her. Survivors include her children, Samuel Dysart, Lisa Dysart Foley, Adam Christopher Dysart, and Amy Jean Scibek; eight grandchildren; sister, Betty Joyce Painter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn David; parents, Charley and Cleo Maio; brother, Charles; and sister, Lorelle. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday with a Rosary at 7 p.m. at Bryan-Braker Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church with an entombment following at Fairmont Memorial Park, all in Fairfield, CA Arrangements are entrusted to Bryan-Braker Funeral Home (707) 425-4697.
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FRANCHINI -- LORI JAN FRANCHINI-BASHAM May 21, 1958 - July 1, 1988 Sometimes there is a child So special, so full of generosity, Of courage, of love, That everyone she touches is changed, Is enhanced, is enlighted That child is Lori. The miracle of her life will live Within all who knew her. Her light will shine . . . always. Lori, dear, we honor the date of your birth, your precious memory that lives in our hearts and give thanks to the Lord for your 30 short years. We love you honey. Your family, Gene, Glynnie, Pam, Jamie, Gina, and Nancy
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GAMBLE -- Frances E. Gamble, 72, a part-time resident of Corrales for the past several years, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, 2006 after a brief illness. Fran, daughter of Frank and Margaret Guilfoyle, was born in Boston, MA. She married Norman J. Gamble and moved to Pottersville, NY in the Adirondack Mountains. Fran was always a "city-girl" and very proud of being a "Boston Irish Catholic Democrat." Over the past 20 years, she has been a frequent visitor to the Albuquerque area. Fran is survived by her son, Joseph E. Gamble and wife, Dr. Lorraine Sanchez of Corrales; her daughters, Joan Viele and husband, Brent Faulkner of Santa Fe, Judy Riccio of Queensbury, NY, and Jane Gamble; beloved grandchildren, Sara, Nicolas, Hanna, and Emily; her sisters, Dotty Hanson and husband, Rod of Somerville, MA, Peggy Mehigan of Billerica, MA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Fran was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband; her sister, Rita Barber; and brother, Sonny Guilfoyle. Friends may visit French Mortuary - Westside Chapel on Tuesday evening, May 23, 2006 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. where a Memorial Reception will be held. A Mass and interment will be in Pottersville, NY on Thursday, June 1, 2006. In lieu of flowers, Fran requested any memorial contributions be made to Amanda's House, P.O. Box 472, Glens Falls, NY 12801. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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GARCIA -- Gonzalo Garcia, 78, athletics coach, educator and civic philanthropist, died on May 1, 2006, in Brownsville, TX. A Brownsville native, he had been living in Albuquerque, NM since 2001. Gonzalo Garcia was born on Christmas Day 1927, the third of five sons and one daughter of JoseManuel and Santos Zamora Garcia. He was educated in the Brownsville Public Schools, graduating in 1946. He was an all-around athlete in his high school years, participating in basketball, boxing, track, and shot-put, as well as distinguishing himself as regional champion in discus. He was also a light heavyweight golden gloves boxing champion. In football, he earned All-District, All-Valley, and All-South Texas honors as a two-way lineman for the Eagles. In 1946 he was captain of the Citrus Bowl Football Championship Team, and was also selected to the First Team, All District, and All Valley Teams. Upon graduation from Brownsville High School, he received a four-year athletic scholarship to Southwest Texas State Teachers College in San Marcos. As an undergraduate, he lettered four years, three years in the First Team All Lone Star Conference, including the 1947 Championship, received Honorable Mention in football in 1948 and was honored as the best lineman in the Lone Star Conference. In 1949 he was First Team selection on the Williamson's Little All American Team. Graduating from college in 1950, he received professional football offers from the Pittsburg Steelers, New York Giants, and San Francisco Dons. He chose instead to join the U.S. Army, 40th Infantry Division as a Non-Commissioned Officer as an honor guard in the Defensive Platoon, serving in Japan and Korea. In December of 1950, he was granted a brief Christmas furlough to return to Brownsville. On Christmas Day, he was married to Hinelda Alicia Alcala, his wife of 51 years, deceased in 2002. After being honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1952, he joined the coaching staff of the Brownsville Independent School District. In the years that followed, he taught at Canales Elementary School and coached the Brownsville High School's freshman football team. He was appointed head coach at Cummings Intermediate School, where the teams he coached enjoyed several successful seasons in football, basketball, track, and softball. He became Assistant Principal in 1960 at Cummings Jr. High, instead of accepting an assistant coaching offer from the UNM lobo football program. During these years he also organized and coached the first competitive Brownsville Swimming Team and worked in Cameron County's Summer Youth Program, for which he served as Supervisor in 1969 and 1970. Mr. Garcia was Pace High School's first Head Coach and Athletic Coordinator from 1975 to 1978. At the old Brownsville High School and Hanna High, he taught business courses and was also an offensive and defensive line coach for the Brownsville High School Eagles under Coach Joe Rodriguez. He was also a member of the coaching staff for two Brownsville High School District and Regional Championships. He was a member of many athletic teachers' associations, among them the Texas State High School Coaches Association, the Texas High School Administrative Council, and the Texas High School Classroom Teacher's Association. In 1976, he retired from coaching and devoted himself to administrative duties at Pace High School. He retired from these duties in 1993, having served the Brownsville Independent School District for 41 years. He continued teaching another two years until 1995 achieving a total of 43 years with the district. In 1999, he was named to the Valley Freedom Newspapers' All-Millennium team sponsored by several papers in the Rio Grande Valley and inducted into the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame (Edinburg, TX). He was active in numerous philanthropic endeavors, including eight terms as president of the Good Neighbor Settlement House, membership in the West Brownsville Lions Club, the Brownsville Optimist International Club (Distinguished President and Lieutenant Governor for the South Texas District), and Esperanza Home for Boys of Brownsville (Board member and president). At the First United Methodist Church of Brownsville he wore many hats. He was an Adult Usher, sponsor for the Youth Group, Superintendent of its Sunday School and a member of its Administrative Council. He also served as interpreter missionary for the Dental Group of the First United Methodist Church of Missouri, and for 16 years at the Missionary clinic for La Bartolina in Matamoros. From 1968 to 1996 he was listed in the following publications: Who's Who in the Methodist Church, Personalities of the South, Men of Achievement, International Hall of Fame (Laredo, TX), Southwest Texas Teachers State University Alumni Association, and as Distinguished President of the Brownsville International Club of the South Central Texas District. Summarizing "My Philosophy" in 1974, he wrote: "Helping others gain something for themselves is greater . . . than personal gain . . . I believe I can do more by being a part of the activity, than by standing on the outside criticizing . . . I would like to think . . . that I have had a part in making Brownsville a better place to live." He is survived by his children, Elda and husband, Richard Pinsonneault of Albuquerque, NM, Grady Garcia and Sarah Garcia of Austin, TX, Nathan Garcia of Naas County Kildare, Republic of Ireland, Naomi Garcia (Janice Murray) of Grand Rapids, MI; and three grandchildren, Phillip, Alicia, and Jonathan Pinsonneault of Albuquerque; as well as his uncle, Manuel Zamora of Brownsville, TX; sisters-in-law, Raquel Garcia of Mercedes, TX and Maria Luisa Garcia, of Brownsville, TX, Iris and husband, Albert Castro; brothers-in-law, Hazael (Chalo) and wife, Oralia Alcala of San Antonio, TX, and Robert J. Alcala of New York, NY; along with numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Funeral Services were held in Brownsville, TX at First United Methodist Church, 1225 Boca Chica Boulevard on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. The Committal Service and interment with Full Military Honors were conducted by the American Legion Post #43 Honor Guard at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist, 2626 Arizona NE, Albuquerque (505) 883-9717. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to: St. John's United Methodist Church, Organ Fund, 2626 Arizona NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
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GARCIA -- Michael "Mike" L. Garcia, age 43, a resident of San Antonio, TX and a former resident of Albuquerque, passed away Tuesday, May 16, 2006. He was a graduate of Eldorado High School - 1980 and attended TVI, Montoya Campus. Michael was an assistant manager for Valero in San Antonio. Mike loved animals, especially Selma and Feathers. He was a master joke teller - both good and corny. Michael enjoyed cooking and reading. Mike is survived by his wife, Rose Sommers of San Antonio; his parents, Benito and Charlotte Garcia; three sisters, Teri Lopez and husband, Carlos, Jennifer Davis and husband, Eric, all of Albuquerque, and Kathy Maddux and husband, Richard of New Jersey; his sister-in-law, Olivia Flores of San Antonio; Rose's children, Patrice and Charles Sommers and grandchild, Michael; his nieces and nephews, Carlos and Elizabeth Lopez, Anissa, Ethan, and Tessa Davis, and Bridget Maddux; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends and his special friends at Valero. Rosary will be recited Sunday, May 21, 2006, 5:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, May 22, 2006, 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Lomas at Tennessee, NE. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association of NM, 2625 Pennsylvania, NE Suite 225, Albuquerque, NM 87110. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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GARCIA -- Roberta Garcia left our earth on Thursday, May 18, 2006, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born on July 15, 1952 to Margaret Hight Cuthair and Julian Hight in Towaoc, CO. In 1954 at the age of two, she came to live with Walter and Josephine Goff who became her foster parents. She grew up in Mancos, CO where she attended public school. Growing up she was good in school and loved Doo-Wop music and growing up on the ranch. She moved to Denver, CO and on June 15, 1972 she married Albert Garcia. To this union were born two children, Richard and Tina. Albert and Roberta shared 34 wonderful years of marriage. Roberta loved her children and her and Albert were very active with their children in baseball. Together they coached the West Mesa Little League baseball team. Even after coaching, she remained very active in supporting the baseball team. Roberta also enjoyed being a cheerleading coach and helped young girls become great cheerleaders. She received many plaques and awards from the West Mesa Little League teams. Roberta and Albert loved to travel all over the United States and they collected and traded baseball pins with other teams. They seldom missed a Little League World Series. She worked for the Albuquerque School District and retired after 25 years of service. She loved her work in the school district as she loved all of the school children. Roberta had such a loving, king, gentle nature and she always had a smile and could always make you laugh. She loved her grandchildren. She enjoyed watching them grow up and was always at their baseball games. Her favorite time of year was Easter, and she loved to watch her grandchildren color eggs and hide them. One of her favorite hobbies was collecting bears. She had all kinds of bears. Every place she visited or traveled to she always had a new bear added to her collection. Surviving family members who are so beloved to have shared her life are her husband, Albert; daughter, Tina Padilla and husband, Fred; son, Richard Garcia and Darlene Churchill; grandchildren, Freddy, Jade Monet, Cruz Padilla, Ricky and Faith Garcia; sister, Ruth Valdez and husband, Steve, all of Albuquerque, NM; mother, Josephine Goff; sisters, Delores Daniels and Dorothy Goff of Montrose, CO; sister-in-law, Galinda Prince of Ignacio, CO; very special sister, Martha Padilla; and many nieces, nephews, and a host of many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julian Hight, Margaret Hight Cuthair, and Walter Goff; a special brother, Willard Price; as well as other numerous brothers and sisters. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, May 23, 2006, 5:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Cremation will follow Services. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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HEINECKEN -- Robert Heinecken, born October 29, 1931 in Denver, CO, passed away Friday, May 19, 2006. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Neimanas; children, Geoff Heinecken, Karol Mora, and Kathe Hull; and three grandchildren. He liked to smoke and make art. He will be missed.
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HILL -- James Merle Hill, age 71, peacefully passed away at his home on May 19, 2006 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born in Briscoe, TX to James and Addie (Vick) Hill on April 11, 1935. James enjoyed reading and spending time with his family, especially his two granddaughters. He enjoyed traveling with his children. His passion was history and he enjoyed reading on the Civil War Era. James Graduated from UTEP with a Bachelor's Degree in Geology and was employed with the State of New Mexico. His two children: son, Jeff Parker Hill and daughter-in-law, Fawn Coriz of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Ann Meyer and husband, Jeff and two granddaughters, Lauren and Katlyn Meyer of Phoenix, AZ; his former wife and abiding friend, Fran Hill of Santa Fe, NM; and his sister,Willetta Price and her husband, Bill of Glover, OK, survive James. There will be a Memorial Service on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the French Mortuary - Wyoming Chapel. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Friends of the Indian Pueblo Culture Center of Albuquerque, 2401 12th street, NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104. On behalf of the family, we would like to give a special thanks to Heartland Hospice for all they have done. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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HINSHAW -- Howard M. Hinshaw, 46, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, May 17, 2006. He was born on February 21, 1960. Howard "Mike" was a family man, who loved and cherished his family. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, kayaking, viewing animal life and camping all over New Mexico. Howard took great pride in owning his own plumbing business, and shared that joy and knowledge with his family. He was willing to give a helping hand to those who were in need. Howard was a great teacher of life for his children and was extremely proud of their accomplishments and would support his family in any situation. Howard is survived by his loving wife, Diana of the family home; his two children, Jessica and Jacob; his faithful companion, Rocky; his brother, Eli Hinshaw, his parents, Howard and Ramona; his in-laws, Gilbert and Cruz Lopez; and numerous extended family members. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, May 21, 2006, 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel with Deacon Kenn Sinatra officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for your prayers and emotional support. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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