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PADILLA -- Adelina M. Padilla went home to be with the Lord on January 24, 2006 at the age of 90. She was born on March 15, 1915 in Ojo de La Baca, NM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. also at Cristo Rey Church. Burial will follow at the Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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REGENER -- Victor H. Regener, born August 25, 1913, in Berlin, Germany, died on January 20, 2006, in Tampa, FL. His father was a Professor of Physics at Stuttgart University, and Victor completed his doctoral degree in Engineering Physics at the Institute of Technology, in Stuttgart, in 1938. He left Germany that same year because of the rise of the Nazi regime, first taking a two-year research position in Italy at the University of Padua, and then teaching at the University of Chicago. In 1946, he came to the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico, serving as Department Chair from 1947-57, and again from 1962-79. In 1960, he was the first faculty scholar to deliver the Annual UNM Research Lecture. He built Capilla Peak Observatory in the Manzano Mountains, and was also responsible for designing a major addition to the original Physics and Astronomy building, as well as the lecture hall and lab building which was named Regener Hall in his honor. He was a brilliant scientist in a wide range of fields, and an outstanding teacher and mentor. When he retired in 1979, he was awarded the UNM Regents' Meritorious Service Medal, which included a dedication penned by author Tony Hillerman. Dr. Regener is survived by his wife, Birgit; son, Eric; his daughter, Vivian and her spouse, Richard Rose; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. There will be a Memorial Service in Albuquerque at the Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Monte Vista NE, on Saturday, January 28, 2006 beginning at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Victor H. Regener Memorial Fund, c/o the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico, 800 Yale Blvd. NE, MSC 07 4220, Albuquerque, NM 87131.
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RICHTER -- Norma W. Richter, 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947, died January 25, 2006. She is survived by her daughter, Melissa O'Neill and husband, Pat of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Meaghan and Sean O'Neill of Albuquerque and Keaton Richter and his mother, Lisa Richter, both of Galveston, TX; and many friends. Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Max A. Richter, in 1979 and one son, Keith M. Richter, in 1995. She was born on April 3, 1923 in Yates Center, KS and graduated from high school in Parsons, KS. She graduated from the University of Kansas at Lawrence in 1946 with a BS in Business Administration. She moved to Albuquerque and began work at Kirtland Field and in July 1948 at Sandia Corporation where she worked for four years until she became a mother. On January 31, 1948 she married Max A. Richter. She was very active in her children's and grandchildren's lives up until her death. Norma was a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. She was an active PEO, having been initiated into Chapter L in Kansas in 1946 and served as president from 1952 to 1953 in Chapter L in New Mexico. Norma was a charter member of Chapter AL in Albuquerque, where she served as President from 1960-1961. She was a charter member of Sombre del Monte Christian Church. Norma was a beloved mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Services will be held at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE on Monday, January 30, 2006, 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Litton Logan officiating. Private Entombment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Norma's name to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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ROGERS -- Charles L. Rogers, born August 20, 1930 in Benton, MS, died Tuesday, January 24, 2006. After serving in the Army, he moved to New Mexico where he was an electrical lineman for Kirtland AFB for 20 years. He then worked for the U.S. Post Office for almost another 20. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty of Bernalillo; four children of Albuquerque, David, Sherry, Suzanne, and Daniel; three sisters, Isabelle, Bettye, and Mary; and one brother, Ray; six grandchildren, Chase, Eric, Erica, Matthew, Lee, Andrian; and one great-granddaughter, Allison. A Memorial Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovas Witnesses, at 109 Waterfall NE, at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 28, 2006.
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SCHROEDER -- Maurice B. Schroeder, formerly of Rio Rancho, NM, died in Newton, IA on January 26, 2006. He was 90 years old. Preceding him in death were his parents, Thomas Schroeder and Anna Schroeder Swain; a sister, Charlotte F. Schroeder who lived in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, NM. He is survived by his sister, Alethea L. "Lea" Hill, of Rio Rancho; two daughters, Maurine Hagele and husband, George of Hot Springs, AR, Constance Cupples and husband, Herman of Newton, IA; a son, Dwight M. Schroeder, Truth or Consequences, NM; and several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Maurice was born and raised in Rock Island, IL. He joined the Navy at age 17 and was stationed on the USS Saratoga in San Diego, CA, and was a hospital corpsman during WWII. He was a locksmith by trade while living in California. After his retirement he moved first to Truth or Consequences, NM, and then to Rio Rancho, NM. He was quite active at the Meadowlark Senior Center and known to many. His funeral will be Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at the Methodist Church in Newton, IA. Burial will be in the nearby National Cemetery.
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SCOTT -- Eleanor M. Scott, age 75, of Albuquerque, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at a local care facility. She was born November 25, 1930 in Gary Hollow, WV to Roy N. and Opal Goad. Mrs. Scott is survived by twin daughters, Jane Scott of Albuquerque and Jo Johnson and husband, Richard of Sunnyvale, TX; son, Roy N. Scott and wife, Elaine of Troy, IL; six grandchildren, Richelle, Chrissy, John, Joanna, Robert, and Mary; five great-grandchildren; sister, Iris Mille; brother, Charles Goad; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Scott married John S. Scott on February 15, 1951; he preceded her in death in 1996 after 45 years of marriage. She was an elementary school teacher, retiring in 1980 after 30 years. Mrs. Scott was an accomplished artist and musician and taught private art lesson from her home studio for many years. Services will be held on Saturday, 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will take place at a later date in Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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SCRIPTER -- Harold A. Scripter, 97, of Rio Rancho and formerly of Albuquerque, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2006. He was born Sunday, December 27, 1908, in Pleasanton, NE, to the late Harper and Anna Kunke Scripter. Mr. Scripter is survived by a son, Harold Scripter, and wife, Joan of Rio Rancho; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriett Scripter, in 1985. Mr. Scripter retired as an office manager from Kennedy Oil Company in Gallup, NM. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 28, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel with Pastor Brent Lenintine officiating. Ennichement will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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TORRES -- Ernesto Torres, 74, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2006. He is survived by the mother of his children, Rose Carbajal; his children, Victoria Gutierrez (Melvin); Ernestine Rael (Joe Ramirez), James Torres, Dolores Torres (Emilio Flores) and Max Torres (Sandi); 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 30, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Rio Rancho. Private burial will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
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VAN NOTE -- Pauline D. Van Note January 28, 1929 to September 13, 2004 Happy Birthday! In loving memory of my mother and my best friend. I miss you so much. There will always be a big void in my life without you. I hope one day I will see you again. I want to tell you how much I appreciated how special you were. You were such a caring, giving, and loving mother to me and to others. You are always in my daily thoughts and prayers. I realize you are in a much better place now. Please - just know you will not be forgotten. I will always love you very much. Mom, you were such a special person who truly deserved so much more in this life. You are free now and at peace. Love always, your daughter Paula
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WILCOX -- Max Wilcox, 90, a true New Mexico pioneer, passed away January 25, 2006. Max is survived by Earl and Tommie Jo Wilcox of Sutherlin, OR, Helen and Chester Burson of Albuquerque, Cecil and Teresa Wilcox of Chadwick, MO, Donald and Wilma Wilcox of Albuquerque and Gary and Dianna Wilcox of Pahrump, NV. Max will also be missed by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends. The family would like to thank Quality Continuum Hospice for their commitment to Max during his last few weeks. Service will take place on Monday, January 30, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary - Westside Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Cecil Wilcox, Donald Wilcox, Chester Burson, David Parmenter, Scott Burson, and Joshua Parmenter. Friends may visit French Mortuary on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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