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FENTON -- Bob Memorial Celebration in Honor of Bob Fenton on Sunday, August 28, 2005 Bob Fenton, deceased son of Mac and Alice Fenton, made his transition on May 20, 2005 in Bellflower, California. He was 79. Bob was born in Albuquerque on October 14, 1925, but grew up on the Fenton Ranch in the Jemez Mountains in the family of Mac and Alice Fenton, along with brothers , Stuart and Charles and sisters, Mary and Jessie. He learned to play the fiddle by ear and played all his life with anyone who would play with him. After serving in the Navy in WW II, he attended New Mexico State University, graduating with a degree in animal science. He managed feedlot in Bakersfield, CA for several years. Later he became a USDA meat inspector in the Los Angeles area where he retired. He lived in Bellflower for 17 years. Bob played fiddle with a band and was popular playing in nursing homes in the area. His answering machine message was" Just out fiddling around. Leave a message." He is survived by his daughters, Lynn Anne Fenton and Rosemary Fenton; a grandson, Joshua Fenton; and sisters, Jessie Fitzgerald and Mary Caldwell. His parents and brothers predeceased him. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at the Fenton Ranch, on the part still owned by Mary F. Caldwell. The location is between the Manzano Fenton Ranch School and the Fish Hatchery on the east side of NM State Road 126. Y'all come and help us celebrate the life of a brother who was one fine fiddler. Bring your memories, fiddles and guitars and a pot luck dish if you want. You will be welcome any time between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Electricity is available.
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GARCIA -- Teresita Ophelia Garcia "Phillie", was born in Las Vegas, NM, April 13, 1921. She passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2005 in Albuquerque where she resided for most of her life. Phillie retired from Sunbell of Albuquerque, where she worked as a jeweler. She thoroughly enjoyed riding the bus all over Albuquerque. Phillie is survived by her sister, Carmene Romero; nieces and nephews, Stella, Charlene "Charli" and Ed; grand-nieces and -nephews, Rick, Ray, Theresa, Mitchell, Ed Jr., and Chris; special grand-niece, Debbie Denise Tallant; great-grand-nieces and -nephews; and great-great-grand-nieces and -nephews. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd. NE, on Friday, August 26, 2005 at 2:00pm., with burial following. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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GIBBONS -- Margarete Ida Gibbons November 12, 1919 to August 19, 2005 Margarete Ida Gibbons died August 19, 2005 at home. Loving wife to Patrick C. Gibbons deceased and faithful daughter of Charles McCollough and Effie Countryman. She is survived by her children, Mary Zamman, Ruth Parnes, Patrick C. Gibbons, Jr., Kathleen Cervantes, Michelle Gibbons, Charles A. Gibbons, Barbara Hatcher; 20 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Viewing will be held at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Home on Thursday, August 25, 2005 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary immediately following. Funeral will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Home 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 (505) 884-1188
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JOHNSON -- Patricia D. Johnson, 80, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, August 21, 2005. She was born April 10, 1925, in Indianapolis, IN, to Elizabeth Vogt and Joseph L. Dailey Sr. She moved with her family to Albuquerque when she was six months old and was a resident here most of her life. She graduated from Sandia Girls School here and Smith College in Massachusetts. She was a health planner with the State of New Mexico Department of Health and Human Services for many years, retiring in 1987. She was known throughout the state for her work. As past state president of the New Mexico Chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Pat's main pursuit was universal health care coverage for all. She was honored with the Silver Horizons New Mexico 2002 Senior Hall of Fame Award and recognized for her lifetime commitment to community service. She supported the Albuquerque Little Theatre, Albuquerque Civic Light Opera, and Albuquerque Zoo. She attended the Hillside Community Church at Jefferson and Zuni SE. Survivors include her four sons, Gregory F. Johnson and wife, Clara, Martin D. Johnson, William L. Johnson and wife, Teresa, and Steffen R. Johnson, all of Albuquerque; her brother, James F. Dailey of Toledo, OH; her sister, Pamela D. Gatschet of Syracuse, NY; her grandchildren, Allison, Amber and Courtney Johnson, and Joshua L. Ebberts; her great-grandchildren, Paris Ebberts, Veruca and Stewart Morgan; numerous nieces, nephews, and countless friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph L. Dailey Jr. and her granddaughter, Gina M. Ebberts. Viewing will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2005 at Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, where a Memorial Service will also be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2005 with Pastor Chuck Kofahl officiating.
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LEWIS -- Evelyn Lewis, age 86, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947, left this world Tuesday, August 23, 2005 to be with her Maker. She passed away peacefully, at home with her family at her side. She loved music and was an accomplished pianist. Evelyn many times played piano for the senior centers and the Hospitality House. She also got great pleasure from playing bridge and pinochle. She and her family owned several different businesses throughout the years. Her generosity and good-heartedness will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Floyd; daughters, Jean Conner and husband, Roy, Grace Lewis, Linda Olson and husband, Craig "Oly", Debbie Knauber and husband, Lee; sons, Michael Lewis, David Lewis and wife, Kay Schumacher, Stephen Lewis and wife, Megan, M.D.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; brothers, Vincent Newman and wife, Betty, Edward Newman and wife, Dottie; sister, Elsie Screnock. She was preceded in death by her parents; Francis and Catherine Newman and sister, Mary Newman. Services will be held at French Mortuary, Lomas Chapel on Saturday, August 27, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Friends may visit French Mortuary one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Joy Junction, 4500 2nd St. NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87105 or to the Maryknoll Society, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE 275-3500
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LOPEZ -- David A. Lopez, age 48, passed away Monday, August 22, 2005 at home with his family at his side. He is survived by his son, David A. Lopez Jr.; mother, Mabel Baca; two brothers; two sisters; other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. Private Services will be held. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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MACKALL -- Rodney Allen Mackall, October 11, 1976- August 19, 2005 Rodney A. Mackall passed away suddenly Friday, August 19, 2005. He is survived by many relatives and friends who loved and will miss him dearly. Visitation services were held on Wednesday, August 24, 2005 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services (2919 4th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM). The Funeral Service will be held at Sunset Memorial Park (924 Menaul Blvd. N.E. ABQ., NM.), on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at 12:00 p.m., with Pastor Fred Officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Jamal Hudson, Chris Harris, JoJo Brooks, Nathan Gross, Dennis Beard, Brian Vallejos, Ambrose Gross. Rest in Peace, we love you and God bless you Rodney. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ 505-343-8008
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MARINO -- Claudio Marino, 75, went home to the Lord on Monday, August 22, 2005. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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MARTINEZ -- Anthony Ray Martinez, born April 13, l950 of Cuba, and a long term resident of California, died in Menifee, CA on August 20, 2005. Mr. Martinez, a Vietnam Veteran, is survived by his wife, Pamela; his mother, Nancy; and step-father, Don Herrera of Albuquerque; stepmother, Esther Martinez of Cuba; brothers, Mark Martinez, Vincent Herrera; and sister, Luanna Avilucea. He was preceded in death by his father, Roberto A. Martinez and two brothers, Paul and David Herrera. He is survived by his daughters: Lisa Martinez and husband, Steven Brown, Kristina and Aaron White, Laura Wormack, and Heather and Cory Rubner. Anthony's grandchildren are Erik and Brittany Brennan, Marisa and Miranda Brown. Mass will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church in Cuba, on August 27, 2005 at 11:00 a.m., with a reception to follow. The family wishes to thank all who have sent prayers and good wishes. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of the Valleys, 28127 Bradley Road, Sun City, CA 92586
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NEW -- Mary Reyes New, 74, went home to our Lord on Friday, August 19, 2005, in Oklahoma City, OK. Born January 6, 1931, in Grand Junction, CO, to Eusebio Chacon and Estefinita Maldonado, Mary is survived by her loving mother, Estefinita Maldonado, Albuquerque, NM; her husband, John H. Rhamy, Oklahoma City, OK; also survived by five children, Lilley Nell Pritchon, Albuquerque, NM, Ruth Ann Jeffery, Phoenix, AZ, Jack Junior New, Albuquerque, NM, Judy Ann Follmar, husband, Jerome of Anderson, IN, Johnny Lee Rhamy II, Mont Pelier, IN; also survived by two brothers, Richard Chacon, wife, Judy, Albuquerque NM, Ramon (Ray)Chacon of Seattle, WA; three sisters, Irene C. Blea, husband, Gilbert, Albuquerque, NM, Mary Helen Mauner, husband, John, Albuquerque, Gloria Silva, husband, Johnny, Albuquerque, NM; several grandbabies, great-grandbabies, nieces, and nephews. The family held Private Services upon her request. May she Rest in Peace!
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