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LOPEZ -- Benny Cruz Lopez, 54, went home to the Lord on Thursday, August 18, 2005. Benny was born in Gallup, NM to Bentura and Maria Elena Lopez. He moved to Albuquerque when he was twelve and graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1970. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1971 and is a Vietnam veteran. Benny was employed by the NM Transportation Dept. for 14 years. Benny is survived by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 35 years, Sally Lopez; sons, Steve and wife, Laura of Odessa, TX, Jose and wife, Dawn of Edgewood, Mike and wife, Kristy stationed at Fort Campbell, KY; grandchildren, Tyler, Alycia, Danielle, Alayna, Sierra, Kristin, Estevan, Isaiah; aunts who raised him, Annie Lopez and Prudy Jaramillo; brothers, Arnold, Ronald, Denny, Gerry (Patty), Bobby (Eva) Lopez and Martin, Joe, Rick (Bonnie) Jaramillo; sisters, Angie (Bill Richardson), Charlotte (James Reed), Denise (Bill Parsons), Tina, Yolanda (Gerald Neal), Wanda, Isabel Cordova, Sylvia (Steve Maestas), Barbara Gonzales and Wanda (Raymond Arellano); numerous extended family and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maria Elena and Ben Lopez, Sr., Patsy Lopez, Joe Lopez and Frank Jaramillo. Visitation will be Monday, August 22, 2005, 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Rosary will be recited Monday, August 22, 2005, 7:00 p.m., French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, August 23, 2005, 10:00 a.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church, North Highway 344, Edgewood, NM with Fr. John Carney officiating. He will be laid to rest at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to Transportation Employees Assoc., District Three, P. O. Box 91750, Albuquerque, NM 87199 or to Make A Wish Foundation of NM, 5301 Central NE, Suite 203, Albuquerque, NM 87108. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE 275-3500
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MARTINEZ -- JOSIE G. Mrs. Josie G. Martinez, 86, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on August 19, 2005. Mrs. Martinez is survived by one son, George Martinez and wife, Josephine; one daughter, Felicita Padilla and husband, Melcor; two brothers, Pete Gallegos and wife, Barbara and Willie Gallegos; nine grandchildren, Angela, Gabriel and wife, Jennifer, Tammy, Matthew, Glorie, Loretta, Jerry, JoAnn, and Joyce; sixteen great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mrs. Martinez was preceded in death by her husband, Flavio Martinez and son, Gilbert Martinez. A visitation will be held on Monday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, with Prayer Service to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Pastor Luis Garcia. Final visitation will be Tuesday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with a Funeral Service to be held at 10:00 a.m. by Pastor Luis Garcia. Interment will follow at San Jose de Armijo cemetery. Pallbearers will be Peter Gallegos Jr., Frank Gallegos Jr., Timothy Gallegos, Teddy Gallegos, Fred Gallegos Jr., and Jason Gallegos. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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MULLINS -- Joseph J. Mullins, 75, died at his home on the morning of August 18, 2005. Mullins grew up in Clanton, AL, where his father, Joseph Johnson Mullins, Sr., practiced law and later served as a Circuit Judge. From Clanton, Mullins attended Washington & Lee, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Mullins then attended Harvard Law School, from which he graduated in 1955. After law school, Mullins served in the United States Army. In 1959, after practicing law with his father in Clanton for several years, Mr. Mullins moved to Albuquerque and began practicing with Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb, P.A. For the next forty-six years, Mr. Mullins provided invaluable guidance and aid to countless clients, colleagues, and friends, earned wide renown and respect as an attorney, and became a pillar in the Albuquerque legal community. Mullins married his great love, Lynn Tittmann, in Albuquerque in 1969. Mullins is survived by Lynn; their two children, Cerianne Mullins Braun, of the law firm Peifer, Hanson & Mullins, P.A, and Meg Mullins Wolfley, an author; and by two grandchildren, Evelyn Starr Wolfley and Tipton Mullins Wolfley. Mullins is also survived by a daughter from his first marriage, Melinda Mullins-Bryant; and a stepson, Chris Mullins. Mullins, an accomplished pianist himself, was a music lover and a loyal supporter of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. Mullins devoted himself to education, pursuing his own intellectual interests and remaining a vibrant alumnus of his Alma Mater throughout his life. His greatest treasure was his family for whom he provided innumerable gifts of spirit, laughter, and wisdom. He will be deeply missed. A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at eleven o'clock at Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper Ave., NE. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 30208, 87190, the Center for Civic Values 400 Gold Ave., SW 87102, or Central United Methodist Church 1615 Copper Ave. NE 87106. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE 275-3500
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O'KELLY -- James H. O'Kelly, (Pops) USAF, Ret., 82, a resident of Rio Rancho, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2005 at home after a long battle with cancer. He was born January 4, 1923, the son of Dewey H. and Dovie Costley O'Kelly in Alabama, but he was raised in Georgia. He served in the US Navy during WW II aboard the carrier USS Swahnee. He joined the US Air Force and served during the Korean War and two tours in the Vietnam War. He moved to Albuquerque in 1960 and was stationed at KAFB 58th Weather Squadron. James retired from the military in 1970. James was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Margaret O'Kelly. He is survived by four children, Gary O'Kelly and wife, Karen of Rio Rancho, Jane Tillen and husband, Bill of Millington, TN, Craig O'Kelly of Farmington, NM, and Tracey O'Kelly and husband Jerry Harris of St. George, UT; five grandchildren, James and Kristine of Rio Rancho, Stuart of Farmington, NM, and David and Kevin of Farmington, NM; several great-grandchildren; and many relatives at home in Georgia. He was loved and cared for by his companion and Angel of eight and a half years, Dolores Rivera, who never left his side during his long battle with cancer. Arrangements by: Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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OLMOS-MARTELL -- Jesus M. Olmos-Martell November 12, 1977 to August 15, 2005 Arrangements in the care of Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo NE 505-764-9663
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RAMBES -- Richard Manuel Rambes went home to NM. Richard proudly served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a bartender and a member of the DAV, VFW and was a past Commander for the American Legion Post 13. He was preceded in death by his mother, Clara Rambes; brother, Larry Rambes and sister in law, Mary Ann Rambes. He is survived by his wife, Rose Newman-Rambes; father, Emilio L. Rambes; mother-in-law, Evelyn Perry; his son, Richie Rambes; daughter, Shawnase Marie Rambes-Lee; stepsons, Cable Perry and Michael Perry; stepdaughter, Michelle Perry; brother, Robert J. Rambes and wife, Bernadette; sister, Pearl Maldonado; brother-in-law, Bob Clark; sisters-in-law, Ladena Clark, Katrina Cash and Sonita Perry; grandson, Sebastian Lee; several nieces and nephews and his beloved dogs, Ramsey and Bunny. He will be deeply missed by all. Visitations will be held Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the Rosary in the Celebration of Life Room also at Garcia Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. at San Jose de Duranes Mission Church, 2110 Los Luceros NW. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. The family would like for you to join them after the burial for the reception at Garcia Mortuary at 1:30 p.m. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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REINKEN -- Mr. Alvin B. Reinken, age 83 of Albuquerque, passed away Friday August 19, 2005 at his home. He was born May 9, 1922 in Iowa to Abe B. and Stena A. Reinken. Mr. Reinken and his wife, Louise have resided in Albuquerque since 1961. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Louise, of Albuquerque, his three sons: Conan and his wife, Elizabeth Reinken of Highland Village, TX, Michael and his wife, Sandra Reinken of Smyrna, TN, Alan and his wife, Diana Reinken of Scottsdale, AZ. His grandchildren: Brian and Derrick Reinken, Michael Reinken Jr., Cynthia Nicholson, Kimberly Reinken, Brooke and David Reinken; nine great-grandchildren; one sister: Lois Bibler of Clear Lake, IA. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Vearl and Andrew Reinken. Mr. Reinken was a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Army. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church since 1962. Private family Graveside Services will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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RENFRO -- Glen Edwin Renfro, age 77, a resident of New Mexico for the past 50 years, passed away Friday, August 19, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Aletha Renfro; two sons, Joel Renfro and wife, Kathy of Albuquerque, and Steve Renfro and wife, Barbara of Los Lunas; five grandchildren, Lee, Betty, John, Mike, and Aaron; and one great-grandchild, Hayden. Glen was always very proud of the fact that he did a lot of road construction around New Mexico. A Graveside Service for Mr. Renfro will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2005 at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Funeral Services are under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave. SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 (505) 842-8800
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ROBERTS -- Norman G. Roberts passed away August 18, 2005. He is survived by Vilma, his loving wife of 32 years; two daughters, Pat Roberts and Geri Seigler; two sons, Lloyd and Matthew Seigler; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Norman was preceded in death by his daughter, Joan Roberts, who passed away in March 2003. Visitation will be Monday August 22, 2005 from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. at The Chapel of Sunrise Funeral Options. A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque, 4001 Osuna Road, NE, Albuquerque, NM. Entombment will follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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ROLLINS -- Lucille Mary Rollins, 76, an Albuquerque resident since 1973, died Thursday, August 18, 2005. She is survived by her sons, Donnie Rollins of Salt Lake City, UT, Larry Rollins of Houston, TX, Scott Rollins of Albuquerque, Dale Rollins of Glendale, AZ; daughter, Karen Rollins of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Brad, Stacie, Kayla Kimberly, and Scott Rollins, Shane and Jeremy Buck, and Alysa Myrup; great-granddaughter, Elahna Winkle; brother, Fred Sirois of Hartford, CT; sisters, Sylvia Briggs of Albuquerque, Ethel MacDonald of Florida, Edwina Whited of Maine. Lucille has joined her husband, Don, who preceded her in death in 1973. Her love never faded and they will now be together for eternity. She was retired from Albuquerque Public Schools. Funeral Services will be held at 3:30 p.m., Monday, August 22, 2005 at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd Chapel. Private interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 275-3500
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