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MARTINEZ -- Gilbert J. Martinez, age 47, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, July 28, 2005. Preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Cornelia Martinez, he is survived by his loving brothers and sisters, Benjamin Martinez Jr., Pricilla Lucero and husband, Benny, Pedro Martinez, Jenny Baca, Melva Velarde and husband, Sam, Mary B. Nieto and husband, Bill, Michael Martinez, and Patrick Martinez; many loving nieces and nephews; other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. The viewing and Funeral Service will be held at Sunset Memorial Park Chapel on Tuesday, August 2, 2005. The viewing will begin at 9:30 a.m., with the Funeral Service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
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MATTSON -- Richard E. Mattson, 72, passed away following an extensive illness on July 31, 2005. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Jean Anne; daughters, Wendy and Susan; son, Eric; son-in-law, Lionel; daughters-in-law, Sharon and Melinda; cherished grandchildren, Jillian, Samantha, Logan, and Sasha; sisters, Maryanne and Judy; and many cousins. Born in Scranton, PA on October 7, 1932, he was raised in New York City where he developed his love and talent for music and singing. It was love at first sight in 1951 when he met his future wife in Manhattan. Soon after, he was shipped to the Philippines with the Coast Guard where he worked as a radar specialist. He graduated in 1955 from RCA Electronic Institute, and soon after went to work for IBM as a computer programmer/system analyst. At age 60, after 35 years of service, he retired from IBM. Richard was a master craftsman, and renovating his Victorian home in New York was his passion. He also loved the outdoors, and spent many happy times camping with his family. He will be missed for his great sense of humor and deep devotion to his family. Thank you to the medical community in Albuquerque for your expert care. You are the reason we had Richard in our lives for the past 12 years. A special thank-you to Dr. Gabrys for your friendship, compassion, and wisdom to both Richard and his family. We will never forget you. Our deepest gratitude to the nurses and assistants on unit 800 at Kaseman-Presbyterian and 4 East at Presbyterian Hospital. A Memorial Service celebrating Richard's life will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. at Foothill Fellowship Church, 12504 Candelaria NE (Tramway/Candelaria) 294-0016. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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MERCER -- Harold "Hal" J. Mercer, a resident of Albuquerque since 1950, died Friday, July 29, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Donna Mercer; sons, Harold A. Mercer and wife, Donna, John R. Mercer and fiance, Ruthie and Jerry E. Mercer; daughter, Janice Beyer and husband, Mike; grandchildren, Jonathan and Michael Parker, Jake and Sarah Mercer, Rhiannon and Travis Mercer, and Aaron Singdahlsen; great-grandchildren, John Adam Parker, Dante Tow, and Keoni Singdahlsen; brother, Allen Mercer and wife, Helen; sister, Dorothy Eddleman; and many other loving family members and friends. Hal was born in Prescott, AZ on December 21, 1928. He grew up and graduated in Prescott. He attended UNM and graduated with a Masters Degree 1957. Hal was a teacher and principal with APS for 34 years, teaching at Sandia Base. He was a principal at Wherry, Zia and Marie Hughes. Hal was an avid golfer and fisherman. He was an associate member of St. John's United Methodist Church. Hal was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 North Halsted Street, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60622 or MDS Foundation, P.O. Box 353, Crosswicks, NJ 08515. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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PACHECO -- Pamela Marie Pacheco, age 39, beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, and aunt, went home with the Lord, Monday, August 1, 2005. Pamela was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, George Chacon. Pamela is survived by her loving daughter, Victoria Navarro; her grandson, Rey David Cruz; her parents, Shirley and Ruben Lovato; brothers, Mark Pacheco and John Chacon; maternal grandmother, Trini Chacon; niece, Alexis Pacheco; nephews, Mark Pacheco Jr. and Dominic Pacheco. Pamela was truly loved by all and will be greatly missed by her loving family. Pamela is "Finally Free." Visitations will be Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary on 8th and Stover. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. also at the church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Pacheco, John Chacon, Mark Pacheco, Jr., Donnie Pacheco, Rey Cruz, and Victor Navarro. Honorary bearers will be Jeremy Pacheco, Vince Chacon, Victor Chacon, Steven Chacon, and Gilbert Trujillo. Funeral Services are in the care of: Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover SW 243-5222
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PATTIN -- Edna May Louise Eck Pattin, 80, a resident of Rio Rancho, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 1, 2005. Edna was born April 16, 1925 in Bradford, NY. As a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she will be greatly missed. Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald K. Pattin in 1993. She is survived by her sons, Ronald and wife, Penny, Harry, and Richard; daughters, Deanna, Pearl and husband, David; grandchildren, Kelly, Lisa, Julie, Vicki, Amy, Matthew, Frank, Reanna, Michael, Christine, Jason, Somah, and Evan; also twelve great-grandchildren. A Visitation for Edna will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho with the Service on Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary. Interment will be Thursday, August 4, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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PEREA -- Maximo Miguel "Max" Perea, age 63, went to meet Jesus, Saturday, July 30, 2005. Max was a musician for many years with music being a big part of his life. Max served his country in the US Army. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and raising pigeons. Max was a member of the Fanciers Pigeon Club. His laughter and jokes will always be remembered by everyone his life touched. Max is survived by his wife, Mary Perea; son, Bryan and fiancee, Tenesha, who he loved very much; his mother-in-law, Maria Montoya; sisters, Silvia Montoya and husband ,Dave, Cecilia Snyder and husband, Al; brothers-in-law, Joseph Montoya and fiancee, Berlynn, Stephen Montoya and fiancee, Inez; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Trujillo and husband, Eddie, Margaret Mendez and husband, Ramon, Lorraine Chavez and husband, Lawrence, Carmen De La Rosa and husband, Mario, and Virginia Rodriguez; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at Holy Child Parish in Tijeras, NM., with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2005. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2005, with burial following at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Snyder, Stephen Montoya, Raymond Mendez, Fernando Gomez, George Jr. and Andrew Mihalik. Honorary pallbearers will be Thomas Montoya, Joseph Montoya and Jimmy Lujan. The family would like to express their appreciation to Gail, Jeanne, Irene, Kathy, Suzanne and Jean of Presbyterian Hospice for their kindness and professionalism they have shown Max and his family. They are outstanding and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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PETERSEN -- Elsie E. Petersen passed away Thursday, July 28, 2005 in Albuquerque at the age of 76. Funeral Services for Mrs. Petersen will be held on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 833 Arizona SE, with a Rosary to be recited at 8:30 a.m. and the Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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QUINTANA -- Cecilia Maria Quintana, age 85, beloved and devoted mother, grandmother, and sister, was called home by our Heavenly Father, Saturday, July 30, 2005. A resident of Corrales, NM, formerly of Taos, NM. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Quintana in November 2004. Cecilia is survived by her loving children, Ann Lucero and husband, Richard of Alameda, NM, Orlando Quintana and wife, Rose of Taos, NM, Rosemarie Padilla and husband, Robert of Corrales, NM, John Quintana Jr. of Taos, NM, Joyce Quintana of Rio Rancho, NM, Celestina Quintana of Taos, NM, David Quintana of Santa Teresa, NM, and Petra Quintana and David Rael of Taos, NM; 24 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her brother, Arnold Montes; sister, Bertha Ochoa; numerous nieces, nephews; and other beloved family members and friends. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary; where a Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. this evening. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. at San Ysidro Catholic Church in Corrales, NM with the Reverend Clarence Galli as celebrant. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Pallbearers will be Montes Trujillo, Dominic Duran, Vincent Duran, Orlando Quintana Jr., Adrian Lucero, and Delano Lucero. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street NW 898-3160.
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THOMPKINS -- David Gilbert Thompkins, 66, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on July 30, 2005. David Gilbert Thompkins was born to Helen Belle Thompkins and David Albert Thompkins in Pittsburgh, PA. David served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged after two tours in Germany. His passion was Mercedes Benz automobiles, and was the founder of Starlite Classics in Wilkinsburg, PA before moving to Albuquerque, NM in 1990. He was an avid horticulturist and was known as a good friend to many. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Thompkins; his sons: Carter, Curtis, and Carroll Thompkins of Dallas, Tulsa, and New York, respectively; his siblings, Shirley Higginbotham of NY, Jerry Thompkins of Bushkill, NY; and numerous family members around the United States. He will be missed by all. The family of Mr. Thompkins will be reflecting on his life with a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. in the Reflection of Life Chapel on Wednesday, August 3, 2005. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
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TORREZ -- Juan Rey Torrez, a lifetime resident of Albuquerque, passed on to be with Our Lord on July 30, 2005. Juan was born to Porfiria Trujillo and Pedro Torrez on January 6, 1930. Juan is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Candelario (Lalo) Torrez. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Clotilde Otero Torrez; two sons, Anthony and Amos Torrez; one sister, Ricarda Archibeque; three brothers, Melchor Torrez of Rowe, NM, and Polo and Alfred Torrez, both of Albuquerque; three grandchildren, Audrey, Andrea, and Desiray; and two great-grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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