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TRIGG -- Tracy Lee IN MEMORIAM TRACY LEE TRIGG Tracy Lee Trigg passed away on March 4, 2005 at her sister's home here in Roswell. She is survived by her sons, Gabe and Chris Gose; her mother, Pauline Trigg; her sisters, Patsy Huegler, Sherrill Bell and her husband, Don, and Lynn Waggoner and her husband, Richard. She was born in Albuquerque on June 8, 1958 to her parents, John H. Trigg and Pauline V. Trigg. She moved to Roswell while still a baby and grew up here. She graduated from Roswell High School in 1975. Tracy's love of music and talent for the piano were mainstays in her life, and she pursued these most of her adult life. She was a gifted pianist, and over the years, she gave many personal recitals. She also enjoyed big game hunting, and was featured in one of the major hunting magazines for her successes in the field. Tracy's delightful cheerful personality will be missed. Her unique approach to life certainly brought her relatives and friend many fond memories. Other survivors are her niece, Jolene Lilley and her husband, Frank of Roswell; nephew, Larry Huegler and his wife, Renay of Roswell; nephew, Don Bell and his wife, Amsler of New York City; and uncle, Victor (Sonny) Van Hook of Albuquerque. A family Memorial Service will be held at La Grone Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Rick Mitchell will officiate the service. The family has requested memorials to be sent to the Boy's Ranch of New Mexico. Arrangements are under the direction of La Grone Funeral Chapel and Crematory.
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VIGIL -- VIRGINIA A. VIGIL Victim of DWI 9th Anniversary I MISS YOU. Love, Isabelle
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BAKER -- Joe B. Baker, Jr. passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2005 at age 85. Joe was born in Santa Anna, TX on March 7, 1919. His family moved to Hobbs, NM in 1935. Joe graduated from Hobbs H.S. in 1936, having been quarterback of the famous 1935 Hobbs football team. He enrolled at the University of New Mexico in 1936, played freshman football and joined Sigma Chi fraternity that year. He was a house boy at the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority house for two years and luckily met his future wife there. In the fall of 1940, Joe took flying lessons at Cutter Carr and acquired his private pilot's license. He applied to the Army Air Corps to attend flying school and was called up in April 1941. He graduated as a Second Lieutenant from flying school at Luke Field in Phoenix on December 13, 1941. He transferred immediately to March Field California to fly submarine patrol on the west coast. In August 1942, he was ordered to the Aleutian Islands with the 21st Bomb Squadron and flew forty-four combat missions in the battles of Kiska and Attu. He was ordered back to the States in September 1943 and married Betty Budge in Las Vegas, NM on October 8, 1943. After a 30-day leave from combat duty, they reported to Smokey Hill AFB in Salina, KS where Joe became the Director of Flight Training for the crews of the new B-29 bombers. In that capacity he also served four months in Cuba in the spring of 1945. Major Baker was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force November 1943. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in the Aleutians. Back in civilian life, Joe was with B.F. Goodrich (seven years) and with an oil service subsidiary of Richardson Oil Co. in Lafayette, LA (eight years). Back in Albuquerque by 1960, he joined Mountain States Financial Corp. as a manager of their insurance division and retired 23 years later as president. Joe was a member of Central United Methodist Church since 1961. As a long-time member of Four Hills Country Club and in retirement, Joe enjoyed golf and his special golfing friends until rheumatoid arthritis forced him to stop playing in 2002. Joe is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Kathy Coll and husband, Lawrence, of Hobbs, NM; son, Joe B. Baker, DVM and wife, Connie of Albuquerque; two granddaughters, Katelyn Scott and Jori Sechrist and their spouses; two grandsons, Jebb Baker and Nicholas Baker; and great-granddaughter, Lauren Scott. He is also survived by his brother in-law, R.W. Erwin; and his niece, Jan Dorris, and spouse, of Taos, NM. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Dimp Baker and his sister, Barbara Erwin. A private family memorial service will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Thursday, March 10, 2005. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106; or The Arthritis Foundation, Greater SW Chapter, 1313 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85014. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd NE 843-6333
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BESSOM -- Virginia Lee Bessom, January 12, 1930 - March 4, 2005. Virginia was born and raised on a ranch near Yeso, New Mexico, until the age of 16. She then attended Highlands University. After graduation, she taught elementary school for the next 23 years. In 1965, Virginia married retired Col. Russell Bessom. Together they raised seven children. In 1972, as Virginia was expecting her youngest daughter, she acted on a longtime dream and opened Bessoms Gardens in Corrales. It was there that her talent as a business woman was realized. She hosted many weddings at Casa de Bessom in Corrales. Virginia always had a strong belief in God. She had wonder, enthusiasm and interest for the world she lived in. She loved music, dancing, traveling and watering plants. With the support of her faith and family, she survived cancer for nearly eight years. She will be loved and missed, but not forgotten by the many whose lives she touched. Virginia was a loving daughter, mother and wife. She is survived by her husband, retired Col. Russell Bessom; her 100-year-old mother, Laura Lee Smith, and her seven children, Clifford Roy Bessom and wife Mary Ann, Steven Dee Bessom and wife Katie, Laura Lee Bessom Vigil and husband Russell, Valerie Ann Bessom, Randy Gordon Bessom, Melody May Hooker and husband Bryan, Gail Klodt and husband Brad; her brother, Lawrence Smith and wife Judith; grandchildren, Stephanie Ann Mascarena and husband Nikko, Monica Marie Bessom, Brooke Michelle Bessom, Virginia Lee Violet Vigil, James Dee Vigil and Russell Thomas Hooker; beloved friend Jo Ann Van Fleet. A Memorial Service will be held for Virginia on Monday, March 7, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, 3609 19th Avenue, Rio Rancho with Pastor Si Budagher officiating. Interment follows at Vista Verde Memorial Park in Rio Rancho. Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Options 2400 Southern Blvd. Rio Rancho, New Mexico 891-9192
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BREEDING -- Rex J. Breeding, age 69 passed away Friday, March 4, 2005. He is survived by his domestic partner Anna Segura; son Evan J. Breeding of Albuquerque, NM; daughter Lisa A. Cloyed of Bellview, FL; grandchildren Rochel Breeding of Burlington, IA, Adam Robert Cloyed of Bellview, Fl, Samantha J. Breeding of Albuquerque, NM; great-grandchildren Emma DeWeef of Albuquerque and Heavyn Leigh Breeding of Burlington, IA; special friend Maurice Towne of Albuquerque, NM. He was preceded in death by wife, Carole Breeding and so, Robert A. Breeding. Rex worked as a chemist for Ortho Chemical, as an Air Traffic Controller, a construction superintendent and as a small business owner. He was an avid outdoorsman, well known in the Rio Grande Valley Waterfowl circles. He enjoyed dancing, and traveling. Rex graduated from Iowa State University top in his class. Service will be held Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at 3:30 p.m. at the French University Blvd. Chapel. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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BROUILLETTE -- Shirley Ann Brouillette, 70, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past 25 years, passed (away) on Friday, March 4, 2005. Shirley was born October 27, 1934 the daughter of Anthony "Andy" and Hattie Chenore Arseneau in Iroquois County, Illinois. Shirley was a very involved and active member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Her life evolved around her church and her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her hobby was to cook, and she did so with love and joy. Shirley was also a caregiver to her husband "Sully" and her son Gary. Shirley is survived by her husband, Adlore "Sully" Brouillette; four children, James Whittington and wife, Deb of Kankakee, IL, Richard Whittington and wife, Cindi of (Bourbonnais), IL, Dawn M. Trautman and husband, Bob of Rio Rancho, NM, and Gary Whittington of Rio Rancho, NM; eight grandchildren, Shannon Johnson and husband, Adam, Jami Trautman, Erik Whittington and wife, Tina, David Whittington and wife, April, Dayna Warden and husband, Jeremy, Kiel Martin and wife, Angie, Stephanie Jepsen and husband, Derek, and Stacy Spaulding and husband, Brian; and eleven great-grandchildren. A Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 PM in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 9, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Vista Verde Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Robert Trautman, Erik Whittington, Adam Johnson, and Gary Whittington. Honorary pallbearers will be Derek Jepsen, David Whittington, Brian Spaulding, Jason Moe and Kiel Martin. It has been suggested that memorial contributions be made in Shirley's name to the New Mexico Foundation for the Blind, 2200 Yale Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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CHAVEZ -- Lupe Chavez, age 94, born to Eliseo and Beneranda Castillo on December 24, 1910 passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2005. Lupe loved children and taught elementary school for many years. She also worked for the Los Lunas Training School. She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Santiago Chavez; and great-grandson, Nick Alfred Nieto. Lupe is survived by two daughters, Emily Olivas and her husband, Al; and Frances Romero and her husband, Mike; four grandchildren, Sandra Nieto, Santiago Olivas, Rowena Sanchez, and Theresa Baca; six great-grandchildren, Chasity, Cherise and Chantel Nieto, Armando Sanchez, and Nathan and Justin Baca; and many loving nieces and nephews. Lupe will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. There will a viewing at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, March 7, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. with a rosary following at 6:00 p.m. with Deacon Manuel Gallegos reciting the rosary. A visitation will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 8, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Father Stephen Schultz officiating. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Cemetery. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St. Belen, NM.
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CHAVEZ -- Patrick In Memory Of Patrick Chavez This is the 2nd anniversary of you being taken away from us. Your friends miss you very much, but we know that you would say "Not To Worry". Let's get it on.....
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DURKIN -- Margaret Mary Durkin, aged 76, passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2005. She was a resident of Albuquerque since 1970 and a native of Bell Island, Newfoundland, Canada. Margaret became an American citizen in 1954. She is survived by her son, John Patrick Durkin, of Tokyo, Japan; grandsons, Daiki John Durkin and Peter Durkin; brothers, Peter Neary, John Neary, and Gerald Neary; sister, Anne Reed. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Durkin, in 1996. She was a member of the Catholic Church. A Prayer Vigil will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at 6:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at 11:30 a.m. at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment of cremains will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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HENDRICKSON -- Kimberley Hendrickson. The Hendrickson and Quinn family wish to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to all our friends and relatives for all their thoughts, prayers, flowers and attendance during our bereavement. Special thanks to Deacon Al from The Shrine of St. Bernadette's, Harold Hamilton from French Mortuary and Tom Moore at Sunset Memorial Park for all their help and assistance. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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