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GOULET -- Dale Ann Goulet, 62, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on March 7, 2006 in the Vista Care Hospice Unit at Albuquerque Regional Medical Center. Ms. Goulet was born on January 20, 1944 in New Haven, CT. Her beloved children will remember her as being supportive, gently guiding, a resilient fighter, a gypsy at heart and an idealist. Dale believed in the power of the human heart. She wanted her children to know the strength gained when being accountable, responsible, and honest. She loved helping kids at community centers put on plays. Most importantly, she kept her grandkids, who lovingly called her "Gammy," very high on her list. Ms. Goulet is survived by her daughter, Diana Christine Herman and her husband, Mark; son, Benjamin Stoops and his fiancee Lucaya; grandchildren, Andrew and Lindsey Herman; all of Albuquerque. She is also survived by her brother, Ernie Goulet of Charlotte, NC. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, March 14th at 10:00 a.m. at the Chapel of Sunrise Funeral Options. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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HARRIS -- Jay Dee Harris, 82, passed away on March 8, 2006. Mr. Harris was born on September 22, 1923 in Osage, OK to Jewel and Dwight Harris. He married Velma Bennett on September 23, 1945 and served in the Navy from July 27, 1942 until January 4, 1946. In 1951, he made a profession of faith and joined Capital Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, OK. At the time of his death, he was a member of Hoffmantown Church. Mr. Harris worked as a newspaper pressman until retirement from the Denver Post in 1986, and then moved to Albuquerque in 1994. He is survived by his wife, Velma; three daughters, Paula Avery and husband, Rod, Katherine Brodie and husband, Rick, and Sharon Harris; three grandsons, Daniel Brodie and wife, Tina, Michael Scott Brodie and wife, Jennifer, Steven Brodie and wife Ashley; three great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation for Mr. Harris will be from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12 at Chapel of Sunrise, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13, 2006, also at Chapel of Sunrise, with Pastor Ken Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. The family is grateful to Dr. Clark Haskins and the great staff at the New Mexico Cancer Center. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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JOE -- Rose Ann Joe age 66, a resident of Albuquerque since 1949 passed away Friday, March 10, 2006 at a local hospital following an illness. Rose was born to Lewis and Annie Willie April 16, 1939. She was survived by her loving husband John Joe; daughters Rose Marie Weston, Julia Chavez, Melissa Joe, and Roselyn Montoya; sons Ricky Joe, Michael Joe, Matthew Joe, Raymond Joe, Jerry Joe, and Leon Joe; brothers Gilbert Willie, Herbert Willie, and John D. Johnson; and twelve grandchildren. Rose was preceded in death by son Bobby John Joe in 1985; daughter Roxanne Marie Joe in 2004; and granddaughter Quayla Marie Joe in 2003. Rose was a graduate of The Albuquerque Indian School, and was a life member of the Navajo Club of Albuquerque. Rose also worked as the coordinator for the Navajo Tribal Clothing Program. She was also a very loving and giving person. A visitation will be held Monday, March 13, 2006 at Calvary Chapel 4401 Osuna NE. with funeral services following at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. Services are under the care and direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE 505-842-8800
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JUSTICE -- Reapard "Arnie" Justice, 64, a resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, March 8, 2006. He was born on September 16, 1941 in Detroit, MI. Arnie married Shirley on September 30, 1966. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; three children, Anthony and wife, Jerami, Brian and Diana; grandchildren, Mason, Madison and Christian; mother, Ova Justice; sister, Pat Perry and husband, Mike and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 10:00 a.m., at New Covenant Church, 7210 Paseo del Norte NE. Friends may visit Monday, March 13, 2006, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the memorial fund which has been established in Arnie's name at New Covenant Church. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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LEARY -- William Edward "Bill" Leary, MSgt., USAF, Ret.,76, a resident of Rio Rancho since 2004, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2006 at home with his wife, daughters, son, and granddaughter at his side. Bill was born November 19, 1929 the son of Francis Patrick and Viola Elisabeth Doherty Leary in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He had served in the United States Air Force for 20 years, and had been an Air Traffic Controller before retiring. Bill and Chris came to New Mexico from Florida. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, he will always be loved, remembered and missed by all who knew him. Bill was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean Leary and Margaret Tobin. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Chris, of the family home; son, Tadd Leary and wife Annette of Rio Rancho, NM; daughter, Maria Daz and husband Matt of Ilion, NY; and the sunshine of his life, granddaughter, Amber Daz of Long Beach, NY; and one brother, John "Jack" Leary of Lexington, MA. A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 10:30 AM in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation, Hospice, P.O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM 87125. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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LUTHER -- Becky "Sue" Luther, 66, of Mountainair, NM, passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at home with her loving family beside her. Sue was born on January 26, 1940 to John and Lucille (Tucker) Harless. She married Bill T. Luther on April 6, 1958 in Estancia, NM. Sue worked as the Business Manager for the Mountainair Public Schools for 27 years. She was also an auxiliary firefighter for 25 years. Her husband Bill Luther of the home; daughters, Melody Connell and her husband Wayne of Gran Quivira, NM, and Billie Sue Luther of Santa Fe, NM; sisters, Mae Brazfield of Mountainair, NM; four grandchildren, Colvin, Vanessa, Matthew, and Britney; one great-grandchild, Darren; and numerous nieces and nephews survives Sue. Her parents, John and Lucille Harless; sisters, Helen Harless, Pelma Medders, and Christine Lowe; and two brothers, Jimmy Harless, and John A. Harless preceded Sue in death. Sue will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. All that knew and loved Sue will miss her. A Funeral is scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at the Harris-Hanlon Chapel in Mountainair, NM. Clifford Chisum will be officiating. Pallbearers will be Colvin Connell, Matthew Connell, Tanner Dunlap, Jim Johnson, Richard Spencer, Sam Blackshear, Wess Wells, and Kevin Reese. Honorary pallbearers will be all her friends and family. Interment will take place at the Mountainair Cemetery in Mountainair, NM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Sue's name to the New Mexico Christian Children's Home, 1356 NM 236, Portales, NM 88130. Arrangements entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary (505) 847-2331 "Our Family Serving Your Family" www.Harris-HanlonMortuary.com
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MAESTAS -- Frank Maestas went home to be with the Lord on March 8, 2006 at the age of 70. He was born on October 6, 1935 in Las Vegas, NM. Mr. Maestas is survived by his wife, Lydia Maestas; sons, Miguel Maestas and wife, Olivia Ornelas and Antonio Maestas; stepsons, Roland Aragon and wife Angie, Ron Aragon and Lawrence Aragon and wife, Phyllis; stepdaughters, Angela Speight and husband, Jim and Sabina Vitello and husband, Rob; brother, Roberto Maestas; 14 grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren. Frank will be deeply missed by all. A Memorial Celebration will be held on Monday at 3:00 p.m. at Y.D.I. - Wool Warehouse, 516 1st. St. N.W. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. SW 243-5222
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SALAZAR -- Lester Elfego Salazar, 81, died after a sudden stroke March 6, 2006. He was the proud owner of Salazar & Sons Mortuary. Mr. Salazar was born in 1924 to Francisco "Frank" and Candelaria "Lala" (Garcia) Salazar and was the third son among five sons who were raised in the downtown Barelas neighborhood. By watching his grandfather serve families in the funeral industry, he became the third-generation of Salazar's to serve grieving families in Albuquerque. He met his wife, Rebecca "Becky" Sandoval while he was at Albuquerque High School where they both graduated on May 21, 1943. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve where he served during World War II in the South Pacific area until January 1946. Upon his return, he married Rebecca Sandoval on June 26, 1946. The original funeral home was located downstairs in a building at 315 South Third Street, which was the first YWCA in Albuquerque. However, it wasn't until 1946 when both Lester and his brother, Paul, returned from World War II, that he began his profession. The brothers became partners with their father and built the building that is currently at 400 Third St. SW. The architecture was designed in the art-deco style which was popular in the 1940's. Lester and Becky traveled to San Francisco, California in 1948 where he obtained his Mortuary of Science Degree. He was licensed in the state of New Mexico as a Funeral Service Practitioner and conducted funerals until his death. Lester was a former president of the New Mexico Funeral Directors' Association and a former member of the National Funeral Directors' Association. Additionally, he was a life-time member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a driving force at many legislative measures aimed at the New Mexico funeral industry. A devout member of the Roman Catholic Church, he was a man of God who exhibited special love to everyone and he was an active participant in all school and church functions at St. Mary's School. One of Lester's most admirable qualities was his special sense of humor but also his morals and ethics which were standards for others to emulate. Lester Salazar was the last of the funeral directors that were truly undertakers, people who traveled to the family's home upon notice of a death and undertook all the duties related to the deceased. All-night wakes were common when the undertaker left because his initial task was accomplished. In addition, mortuaries were given the task of providing ambulance service. Therefore, Lester performed general ambulance duties which included the living and the dead. Over the years, he trained many apprentices in the art and skill of embalming. Bringing nearly 60 years of experience to his profession, he was a wealth of knowledge. Retirement was never his intention as his satisfaction came from serving generations of families in the community. Lester is survived by his wife of 60 years, Rebecca "Becky" Salazar; his sons: Lester Alfredo Salazar; Jose Salazar; Lawrence Salazar and his wife, Phyllis; and Louis Salazar and his wife, Gloria; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a few Aunts and Uncles; and many nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Mr. Salazar will be lying in state at Salazar & Sons Mortuary Saturday, March 11, 2006 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2006, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Monday, March 13, 2006 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Rosary will be recited at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Monday, March 13, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place following the Mass at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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SALAZAR -- Paul P. Salazar, loving husband, son, father, step-father, grandfather, and brother, died at his home at the age of 73, surrounded by his family, on March 9, 2006. Paul is survived by his wife Louisa; his mother Isidora Olivas; father-in-law Gerald (Tata) Aragon; his children Vivian Brenn (Bill), Paul Salazar Jr., David Salazar (Nancy). Also surviving are his step-children, Gloria Garcia (Pete), Linda Gallegos (Art), Tom Gonzales, Nici Moul (David), Cruz Gonzales (Darlene), Hope Stevens (Randy); his brothers, Placido Salazar (Lily), Robert Salazar, Luis Espinosa (Helen), Lee Norman Gonzales; sisters, Viola Baca (Richard), Dolores Saiz (Ernest); numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews; and last but not least, Rocky, his long haired Chihuahua. He was a lifetime member and former Commander of the American Legion Post 100. The family would like to pay special tribute to Darlene, Paul's loving very committed daughter-in-law and very compassionate care giver, THANK YOU ! DARLENE. Thank you Odyssey Hospice for the good care you provided to Paul. Visitations for Paul will be Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary. A Rosary for Paul will be recited Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Final viewing will be Tuesday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. also at the church. Immediately following the Funeral service, the family extends an invitation to join them for a meal and fellowship in Nativity Parish Hall. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Casket bearers will be Johnny Salazar, David Salazar Jr., Joseph Stevens, Daniel Moya, Jason Garcia, and Anthony Herrera. Honorary bearer will be Isaac Stevens. Funeral services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160
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SWENSON -- Grace Margaret, 92, a 15 year resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, March 9, 2006. She was born on March 7, 1914 in Ft. Benton, Montana to Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. Houtz. She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Westley and husband, Curt, of Albuquerque, Virginia Cleavenger and husband, Paul, of Kinston, NC, Margaret Cole and husband, Gary, of Plano, TX; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Juanita Foust of Ft. Defiance, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ralph Swenson, daughter, Lornell Wells, grandson, Bryan Westley, sister, Ellen Sawyer, brothers, Earl Houtz and Charles Houtz. Mrs. Swenson was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church and Chapter AL P.E.O. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 13, 2006 at St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE with Rev. Clyde Stanfield and Rev. David Edwards, officiating. The family wishes to thank Preferred Hospice for the loving care extended to Margaret and her family. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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