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SMITH -- Travis Ray Smith, 2, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 14, 2005. He is survived by his mother, Kari Smith of Albuquerque and his father, Craig Smith of Franklin, TX; sisters, Destiny Rose Smith and Brenna LeAnn Lovato; and many grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends. Travis was born on October 15, 2002 in Albuquerque. He was a loving little boy, strong and full of energy. He was playful and fun to be around. Travis was a beloved son, brother, and grandson and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE Thursday, August 18, 2005 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Services will be held Friday, August 19, 2005, 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE 275-3500
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SULLIVAN -- Andy Sullivan, Jr., was born in Hillsboro, NM on February 6, 1936. He entered eternal rest in Alamogordo, NM on August 15, 2005 on his last car adventure. He was preceded in death by his father, Andy Sullivan, Sr., by his mother, Beatrice Carabajal and spouse, Molly Sullivan and favorite cuniado and singing partner, Robert Chavez. Andy is survived by his three children - Beatrice M. Sullivan of Elephant Butte, NM; Darwin A. Sullivan of TorC, NM and Jeffrey J. and wife, Stacey Sullivan of Elephant Butte, NM; by his grandchildren - Kaylin, Jesse, Andrew Bridgett and Emily and "Tuffy". He is also survived by step-mother - Veronica Sullivan of TorC, NM; by his sisters, Nancy Chavez of Monticello, NM; Lucy Gonzales of Las Cruces, NM; Connie and husband, Andy Baca of TorC, NM; Dolores and husband, Tony Orosco of Albuquerque, NM; Louise and husband, Rick Masingale of TorC, NM; Elizabeth and husband, Calvin Cryer of Luis Lopez, NM and Virginia and husband, Phillip Sedillo of Silver City, NM; by his brothers, Ronald and wife, Jeanette Sullivan and Jerry Sullivan of TorC, NM; Gary and wife, Carol Sullivan of Las Cruces, NM; and Mark Sullivan of Tucson, AZ; by his cousin whom was like a brother, Robert "Titters" Benavides of Santa Fe, NM, along with numerous nieces, nephews and primos. Mr. Sullivan had many nicknames, such as - "Pado", "Sonny", "Lefty", "Sully", "Cuz", "Big G", "Big S" and was known in Santa Fe as "Ramblin Sandy Ullivan." While still just a child, he made his dying mother a promise to care for his two younger sisters, Nancy and Lucy, which he adamantly kept until his last day on earth. Mr. Sullivan was affluent in Spanish, and when asked how he learned to speak Spanish, and his reply was - "We spent the summers with my grandmother in Central, NM, where everybody spoke Spanish. They used to beat me up because I only spoke English! By the end of the first summer, I learned Spanish." In the Fall, we lived with my other grandmother, in Santa Fe to attend school, and those kids beat me up too, because by then, I would hardly speak English. Mr. Sullivan was a 1954 graduate of St. Michael's High School in Santa Fe, where he proudly attended his 50th Class Reunion in October, 2004. He loved athletics and participated in football, basketball and track, and wore the #21 jersey proudly. After graduation, Andy was employed by the N.M. Highway Department as a Surveying Engineer. While surveying the highway between Kingston, he met and soon married the woman he always loved, Molly (Garcia) Sullivan of Hillsboro, NM. He also worked for various surveying and engineering firms, including, Wilson & Co.; and Molzen & Corbin. Later on, he co-founded and operated Albuquerque Surveying Company. Mr. Sullivan returned to Sierra County in 1975 to take over his father's business - General Auto Sales, which he owned and operated for 30 years. He is fondly remembered as a wonderful father, the hardest worker in New Mexico who always helped his family. He was a former member of the B.P.O.E. Elk's Lodge, the TorC Recreation Board, Sierra County Democratic Party, New Mexico National Guard, Moose Lodge, Sierra County Sheriff's Posse. His hobbies included Quarter Horse Match Racing, mountain trout fishing, mule deer hunting, motivating local Tiger athletes and would foot race anybody, anytime, anywhere for any amount and never lost. He also enjoyed singing corridos, treasure hunting, seeing new country in a 4x4 vehicle and mostly landscaping to perfection. He will be greatly missed by his family, many friends and business associates. "Vaya Con Dios" . Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, August 19, 2005 in the Chapel of Kirikos Family Funeral Home from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and a Prayer Vigil will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church led by Deacon Adam Sanchez. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 20, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Sean Garrity, CSB officiating. Serving as Casket Bearers are Jessie Sullivan, Andrew Sullivan, Robert Chavez, Lawrence Chavez, Eric Chavez and George Biel. Honorary Casket Bearers are Andy Baca, Francis Teeter, William Renfro, Eric Armijo, Ray Chavez, Mike Gonzales and Jared Butterworth and Robert Benavides. Cremation will follow. Arrangements are by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. & Sierra Crematory, LLC. 303 N. Cedar St (TorC 505/894-2574)
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TRUJILLO -- SIMPLICIO. Mr. Simplicio (Sam) Trujillo, 85, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque in Old Town, passed away on August 17, 2005 with his loving family by his side. He has gone home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife, Candie (Dulcenia) Trujillo. Mr. Trujillo was born in Sedillo Hill, NM on May 2, 1920. Sam was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his children, Dorothy Martinez and husband, Charlie, Wilma Eylicio and husband, John, Jerry Trujillo and wife, Esther, Leo Trujillo and wife, Lorraine, Mary Abeyta, Andy Trujillo, and Joe Trujillo. 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Trujillo was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Candie (Dulcenia) Trujillo; his parents, Placida Baca and step-father, Luis Baca, his father, Leonardo Trujillo; sons, Ruben and Ernie Trujillo; a grandson, Michael Abetya; son in law, Candy Abeyta; and two daughters in law, Socorro and Marlene Trujillo. Mr. Trujillo was a member of the Catholic Church, a member of the D.A.V. and V.F.W. He was a World War II Veteran serving in the United States Army. He received a Purple Heart and two Silver Star Awards for Gallantry in Action in Germany. A visitation for Mr. Trujillo will be Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Jimmy Rael. A final visitation will be Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at San Jose de Los Durans Mission, 2110 Los Luceros Rd. NW by Monsignor Leo Lucero. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. with Military Honors by the United States Army. Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Chuck Martinez, Patrick Martinez, Clemente Abeyta, Andrew Abeyta, Leroy Eylicio, Gabriel Eylicio, Diego Trujillo, and Samuel Trujillo. Honorary Pallbearers will be Richard Abeyta, and Marcos Sowell. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW 243-7861
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TUCHFARBER -- Edythe Marlene Tuchfarber, RN, EdD, 67, professor emerita of nursing at the University of New Mexico, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, August 15, 2005, with her beloved "Laddie" at her side. She was born October 17, 1937, in Keokuk, IA, to Edmund and Katheryn (nee Coffield) Tuchfarber, but the family made Los Alamos, NM, their home. In addition to receiving a diploma and bachelor's degree in nursing from St. Ambrose College in Davenport, IA, Edythe earned a master's degree in nursing from Marquette University, and a doctoral degree in education from the University of New Mexico. Edythe was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her sister, Kay Thurn; brothers, Bill Tuchfarber and Steve Tuchfarber; sister-in-law, Dee Tuchfarber; and many nieces, nephews, and loving friends. Edythe leaves behind a legacy of educating hundreds of nurses in New Mexico and Wisconsin during her 25+ years in academia. Her passion in teaching was Growth & Development and Pediatric Nursing. During her tenure at UNM, Edythe was an active member of the UNM community in such areas as the Faculty Senate, Faculty Senate Operations Committee, Budget Committee, Athletic Council, and BUS advisory council. She took special pride in being a member of nursing's honor society, Sigma Theta Tau International, and was actively involved in the local Gamma Sigma chapter prior to her retirement in 1996. When her health permitted, Edythe loved playing the piano and socializing at bridge. She could always be counted on for preparing her "famous fudge" when the need arose. She was also known for the afghans and baby blankets she lovingly knitted for family and friends. "Edythe, we were blessed having you in our lives, and will miss you. But we know you are now resting peacefully in the arms of your dear Savior." The family would like to thank Edythe's nurses, doctors, and other health care providers for their kindness and care. They would all probably agree that she was a teacher to the very end. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions in Edythe's name to the College of Nursing Legacy Fund (c/o University of New Mexico Foundation, 700 Las Lomas NE, Suite 108, Albuquerque, NM 87131). A Rosary for Edythe will be recited at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church 5712 Paradise Blvd NW, on Thursday, August 18, 2005, at 1:30 pm Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. John Conway at 2 p.m. A reception will follow in the parish center. Interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date in Las Vegas, NV.French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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VIZCARRA -- Carl Vizcarra passed away on August 15, 2005. He was born September 22, 1934 in Peru. He immigrated to the United States in 1956 to attend college. He served his country in the US Army for 20 years, including service in Vietnam. Following his retirement from the service, he was a businessman in El Paso, TX, where he was active in local politics. He retired to Albuquerque in 1993. Carl continued his life long love of learning by studying language at UNM where he earned a master's degree. He enjoyed poetry and published a book of his poems composed in five languages. Carl is survived by his wife of 47 years, Herta and daughter, Susan Vizcarra, both of Sandia Park; son, Mario G. Vizcarra and wife, Peggy Harris and grandsons, Will and Stephen of Fairfax Station, VA. He is also survived by sisters, Wilma Amantea and Carmen Vizcarra of San Francisco; and his nieces, Maria and Gladys; and nephew, Carlos. Visitation will be Thursday, August 18, 2005, 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE. Funeral Mass will be held at San Antonito Catholic Church, Friday, August 19, 2005, 10:00 a.m. Interment will be Friday, 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carl's memory to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 N. Halsted St., Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60622. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE 275-3500
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WASKO -- Robert Wasko October 3, 1934 to August 14, 2005 Services for Mr. Wasko are currently pending. Arrangements in the care of Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo NE 505-764-9663
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BACA -- Leo L. Baca, age 43, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, August 14, 2005. Leo will be greatly missed by those who loved and knew him. Leo was employed with UNM for fifteen years then with APS for five years. Leo was preceded in death by his parents, Filomeno and Grace Baca and his brother, Leroy Baca. He is survived by his loving wife, Grace; his children, Paul, Annette, and Veronica Gonzales; four grandchildren, Alyssa, Damian, Andrew Gonzales, and Gabriel Ibuado; four sisters, Jenny Morrison and husband, Wilbur, Corrine Burkett and husband, Robert, Barbara Romero and husband, Pat, MaryAnn Chavez and husband, Mike; six brothers, Eddie, David, Albert and wife, Kathy, Danny and wife, Janet, Dennis and wife, Selma, Sam and wife, Christina; mother-in-law, Mary Lopez; brothers-in-law, Javier, Rick, and Henry Lopez; sisters-in-law, Gloria Lopez and Frances Schnerch; several nieces and nephews; other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, 5901 St. Joseph's Drive, at Coors NW, in Albuquerque, with a rosary being recited at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2005. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 19, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. Pallbearers will be Eddie, David, Albert, Danny, Dennis and Sam Baca. Cremation will take place after Mass. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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COLLINS -- Darrel Collins died on Friday, August 12, 2005 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born in Virginia on June 1, 1922. He migrated to Oregon in 1949 with his wife and daughter. He worked in the lumber industry and public utilities until his retirement in 1984. He later lived in Arkansas and most recently in New Mexico. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eleanor; daughter, Donna and her husband, Don McTaggart.
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CONTRERAS -- Gabriel Alexander Contreras, age, 9, a resident of Rio Rancho, NM, passed away on August 14 2005. He was born on June 11, 1996 in Albuquerque to Catarino and Romelia Casillas Contreras. He is survived by his brother, Gustavo; sisters, Giselle, and Graciela, all of Rio Rancho; grandparents: Jesus and Rosa Casillas of Las Cruses, Catarino and Josefina Contreras of Jalisco, Mexico. Gabriel will be deeply missed by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and all who knew and loved him. Salmo: 28 Bendito sea el senor porque ha esuchado la voz de mi plegaria. El senor es mi fuerza y mi escudo. Espere en el y me socorrio. Por eso me alegro y le canto agradecido. Visitation will be today at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a Rosary Recited at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Sunrise Funeral Options, in Rio Rancho. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Rio Rancho Interment to follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, N.M. Arrangements under the care of: Sunrise Funeral Options Rio Rancho, NM 505-891-9192
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DANIELS -- Robert Guy (Bobby) Daniels went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 13, 2005. He was visiting his mother, Libby Donley, at the time. In addition to his mother, Bobby is survived by his sisters, Dana Reaud and husband, Wayne of Beaumont, TX, Diane Denish and husband, Herb of Albuquerque; his nieces and nephews, Reagan and Ryann Reaud of Beaumont, TX, Suzanne Schreiber and husband, Tony Rittenberry of Tulsa, OK, Spencer Schreiber of Durango, CO, and Sara Schreiber of Denver, CO. He is also survived by his aunt, Virginia Conwell; cousins, Libby Shapiro and Jenna Hall and their families; and his great-niece, Sadie Ray Rittenberry. In addition, Bobby is survived by many loving friends and fellow Eagles from Hobbs, NM and friends throughout the country. Bobby was preceded in death by his grandparents, Guy and Frances Donley, Robert and Adele Daniels; his uncle, Bill Daniels; and by his father, Jack Daniels. Funeral Services held on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 at 3 p.m. at The Cathedral in the Pines, in Beaumont, TX with interment to follow immediately at Magnolia Cemetery. Broussard Funeral Home in Beaumont, TX, is handling arrangements. A Memorial Service in Hobbs, NM will be held at a later date.
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