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SANCHEZ -- Levi J. Sanchez, Sr. November 26, 1943 - May 1, 2005 Life is not forever. Love is. We never imagined how difficult and empty life could be without you. You are loved and missed beyond words. Always in our hearts. Cathy, Levi, Jr., and Brian
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SCHUETZ -- Martha Schuetz, 85, of Copperas Cove, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2006 at home in Copperas Cove. The family will receive guests for a time of visitation from 1-2 p.m., Tuesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church where Funeral Service will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Robert Wagner officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Albuquerque, NM. She was born in Copperas Cove, TX, on February 4, 1921, to Robert and Selma (Scharf) Krause. Living here, until she moved to Albuquerque, NM with, her sister, Tillie, and her husband Ray Yoakum. On September 28, 1944, she married Edwin Schuetz. Ed preceded her in death in 1989. Martha returned to Copperas Cove in 1995. She was a licensed beautician, owning a shop and working in others for over 50 years in New Mexico. A life long member in the Lutheran Church, with membership now at Immanuel Lutheran in Copperas Cove. Martha enjoyed working crossword puzzles and doing needlework. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers, Henry, Louis and Enno Krause; and three sisters, Gertrude Krause, Amanda O'Hair, and Tillie Yoakum. Survivors are two brothers, Arnold Krause and his wife Oneida and Alvin Krause and his wife Elaine all of Copperas Cove; sister-in-laws, Ruby Krause of Copperas Cove and Martha Krause of Brooksmith; nieces, Joan Krause, Selma Jordan, Shirley Yoakum, Jan Pena and Kay Franks; nephews, Donald, Larry, Gary and Ronnie Krause; also several great-nieces and great-nephews. In place of usual remembrances, the family suggest that memorial contributions be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church of Copperas Cove, TX or Vista-Care Hospice 2626-B South 37th Street, Temple, TX 76504. Serving with honor as pallbearers will be Ronnie Krause, Larry Krause, Donald Krause, Gary Krause, Roy Krempin, and Cecil Jordan. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.mem.com. Services have been entrusted to the care of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove.
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SEFCIK -- William Francis Sefcik, 93, a resident of Albuquerque since 1957, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2006. Mr. Sefcik is survived by his wife of 69 1/2 years, Marion Dewey Sefcik; children, Ellen Sefcik of Albuquerque, George Sefcik and wife Barbara of Arizona, and Kathryn Carey and husband George of Albuquerque; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Mr. Sefcik was born in New York City, and was a long time employee of Sandia Laboratories. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 2, 2006, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 3, 2006 at the Shrine of St. Bernadette, 11401 Indian School Road, NE. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE 275-3500
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WALKER -- Mildred F. Walker, 93, passed away, Friday, April 28, 2006 at her home. She was born June 8, 1912 in Vanndale, AR, a daughter of Horace and Edna Fitzgerald. She married Ernest L. Walker, December 4, 1943 in Los Angeles, CA. He passed away, August 17, 1987. She received a Master's Degree in Home Economics and Agricultural Sciences from the University of Arkansas, in 1942. She was an ardent Razorback fan all of her life. She retired from the Home Extension Service in Northern New Mexico in 1966. She had a second career that began in 1968 in New York City, as Director of Homemaker Services for the New York City Department of Social Services. She retired in 1976, and permanently retired to her beloved New Mexico. Survivors include her daughter, Edna and husband Dale Ayers of Rio Rancho; four grandchildren, Scott Creange, Albuquerque, NM; Erin Creange Clark, Littleton, CO, Gregory Dale Ayers, Paintsville, KY, Michael Clarence Ayers, Albuquerque, NM; four great-grandchildren, Alexander, Connor, Angus, and Jackson. Also surviving is her sister, Lorene Taylor, Grapevine, TX: and her beloved Kitty, Jezabel. Memorial Services will be conducted Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 2:00 p.m., at the First Spanish Fruit Avenue Baptist Church , 812 Fruit Ave. NW. Cremation is under the direction of French Mortuary - Westside Chapel. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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WHITEHORN -- Jack Allen Whitehorn, CPA, PC, Colonel U.S. Army (retired), age 73, died Thursday, April 27, 2006 in Albuquerque, NM. Jack is survived by his children, Anne Moore, Clark Whitehorn, and Lynne Whitehorn-Umphres; and by his grandsons, Kayne Moore and Noah Whitehorn, all of Albuquerque. Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 3701 Carlisle Blvd. NE. The family gratefully acknowledges the extraordinary care provided by Dr. Clark Haskins and the New Mexico Cancer Center, and by the staff at Presbyterian Hospital. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association.
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BEASLEY -- William S. Beasley passed away on April 14, 2006, after a long illness. He is survived by two daughters, Linda Beasley Brewer, and Regina Brunk; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Services will be held May 2, 2006 at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. He will be sorely missed.
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BLACK -- Dorothy "Dottie" Black died peacefully after a long illness, at 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2006, at Vistacare Hospice in Albuquerque. She was born Dorothy Clare Scobel in Harwick, PA on December 22, 1931 to Joseph and Bertha Scobel of New Kensington, PA. Graduating from high school as Class Salutatorian in 1949, she joined Gulf Oil in Pittsburgh as an Assistant Geophysicist trainee. She worked in Pittsburgh until 1954 then transferred to the Denver office of Gulf. In 1950 Dottie joined United Air Lines in sales administration at their corporate headquarters at Stapleton Airport. On Christmas Day, 1960 she married Robert Black of Madison, WI in Genoa, NE and in June, 1961 the couple moved to San Francisco where he was employed with Pan Am. On the birth of their first son, David in 1963, she became homemaker and mother. A second son, Eric was born in 1969. She moved numerous times with her family and after their retirement, moved to Albuquerque in 1981. She was a loving wife and mother devoting every waking moment to the welfare of her family. Her hobbies were camping in their RV, sewing and computers. Dottie is survived by her husband, Robert; sons, David of San Francisco, CA and Eric of Albuquerque, NM; a sister, Susan Karan of Webster, MN; and two brothers, John Scobel and Joseph Scobel, Jr. of Pennsylvania. Services were held Monday, April 24, 2006 at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd., NE (505) 823-9400
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BOLAND -- SISTER JOACHIM BOLAND, C.S.J. (Mary Josephine Boland), a beloved member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston, MA for 70 years, and of the Bethany Healthcare Community in Framingham, MA, died Thursday April 27, 2006 at Bethany Healthcare Center, Framingham. Daughter of the late William T. and Mary J. (Downes) Boland, she was a teacher formerly missioned at St. Columbkille, Brighton, MA; St. Catherine, Norwood, MA; Our Lady of Grace, Chelsea, MA; a teacher and principal at St. Rose in Santa Rosa, NM. She was also a guidance counselor in Roxbury Catholic Schools, Boston; Director of Personnel, Motherhouse, Brighton; and Prison Ministry in Albuquerque, NM. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She is the sister of the late Rose West, Alice Donnelly, William Boland, O.F.M., Dorothy and Thomas Boland. Visiting hours at St. Joseph Hall, 93 Bethany Rd. Framingham, will be Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 - 7 p.m. A Vigil Prayer Service will be held at 7 p.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, 97 Bethany Road, Framingham. Prayers of Final Commendation will be Tuesday evening following the Funeral Mass. Burial will take place at a later date in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury, MA. Arrangements are under the direction of the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St., Framingham, MA 01702. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph, c/o Mission Advancement, 637 Cambridge St., Brighton, MA 02135.
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BOYER -- Ronald Lee Boyer passed away April 14, 2006 in Huntington Beach, CA, following a short illness. Ron was born August 11, 1937 in Taos, NM and graduated from Taos High School in 1955. Following four years in the U.S. Navy, Ron began a 45-year career in personal and professional finance. Ron was the life of the party whose personality filled every room he was in. His laugh was quick and infectious, and he was a prolific storyteller and teaser - few people escaped Ron's sharp wit, or his twinkling blue eyes. Ron was preceded in death by his younger sister, Sheryl; father, Jack; mother, Mildred; and step-mother, Dorris. He is survived by his beloved wife, Melody; brother, Jeff; children; Kelli Boyer, Greg Boyer, Michelle Davenport, Shelly Boyer, and Sharron Casados; and seven grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at Water of Life Church, Fontana, CA, at 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 1, 2006, with a reception to follow at Upland Hills Country Club, Upland, CA. In lieu of flowers, Ron's family has asked that donations be made to Special Olympics New Mexico, 6600 Palomas NE, Suite 207, Albuquerque, NM, 87109, in honor of his sister, Sheryl.
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CAMPBELL -- John Howard Campbell, a resident of Albuquerque since 1934, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2006. He is survived by his son, Kenneth Strong Campbell of Albuquerque. Howard was a 1937 graduate of the University of New Mexico. He was a retired employee of the state of New Mexico, Department of Game & Fish, where he worked as a wildlife biologist for about 35 years. Most of his work involved research and management of the various species of upland game birds in New Mexico. He also had a keen interest in herpetology and generally in the natural sciences. He was recognized as an authority on quail populations. During World War II, he served as an enlisted man in the Army Medical Corps. In accordance with his wishes, there will be no memorial services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Faiths Receiving Home, 1709 Moon St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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