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CHAVEZ -- Jose A. (Sharkie) Chavez 1934 - 2004 In Loving Memory. We love and miss you. Cecilia
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DUNCAN -- Pearl Eunice Duncan, 74, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1999, passed away on Monday, March 7, 2005. Pearl was born April 28, 1930, the daughter of Harry Lund and Mable Charlotte Hansen Anderson in Tacoma, WA. She had worked for the State Government in Washington before retiring and moving to New Mexico. She was a member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Tacoma, WAand the Rio Rancho United Methodist Church in Rio Rancho. She was a very devoted member of the Eagles, was past Madame President of the Eagles Auxiliary. Pearl loved playing games, Dominos, cards, and a big bingo fan. Pearl is survived by three children, James Knight and wife, Mirafe of Norfolk, VA, Rebecca Rork and husband, John of Rio Rancho, and Trine Bennett of Keizer, OR; one sister, Harriet Metzker of Tacoma, WA; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd. at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho with Rev. Mark Conkling officiating. Interment of cremated remains will be in the Mountain View Memorial Park in Tacoma, WA. It has been suggested that memorials in Pearl's name be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 90790, Albuquerque, NM 87199-0790. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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DUSSAIR -- Vincent S. Dussair passed away at age 93 on March 8, 2005 in Houston, TX. He was born in Evanston, IL on August 13, 1911 to Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Dussair. He married Margaret Gibbs in Caney, KS in 1937. They were residents of Albuquerque for 44 years before moving to the Clarewood Retirement Home in Houston. Vincent was blessed with many talents and used them as a teacher, musician, and preacher and, in earlier life, as an athlete. He held both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in music education, with his primary instrument the clarinet. During his career he taught instrumental music on the Jr. High, High School, and Jr. College level. He taught band and orchestra in the Albuquerque Public Schools for 18 years. Along with his public school teaching he also directed many church choirs. He held a local preacher's license from the Methodist Church for many years beginning in 1947 in Kansas and served many churches throughout his life. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; his son, Kent Dussair and wife, Linda of Houston; his daughter, Diane and husband, Dan Cunningham of Austin, TX; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Rev. Dwight Dussair and his wife, Merceda of Lenexa, KS. Vincent and Margaret enjoyed many friends and activities in Albuquerque, including their affiliation with Trinity United Methodist Church and many years with the Dessert Swingers square dance club. Vincent spent the last two years of his life sharing his personal ministry with his family and friends.
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ESTRADA -- Eliza. A Rosary for Eliza Estrada will be recited this evening at 8:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Bernalillo. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 a.m. also at the church. Inurnment will be follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW 898-3160
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FRANCHINI -- Oreste (Rusty) Franchini January 17, 1917 - March 10, 2000 We miss you and we love you. Lynne, Denny, Michele, David, and Maureen
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GORE -- Linda Dianne Gore of La Jara, NM passed away March 3, 2005. She was born April 18, 1956 to Charles and Judy Darnell in Oceanside, CA. Linda married Larry Gore on August 13, 1994 in St. George, UT. Linda is survived by her loving husband, Larry and grandson, Jacob Sharp of La Jara; parents, Charles Darnell of Rocky Ford, CO and Judy Sheldon of Sacramento, CA; and her stepfather, Bruce Gregory of North Highlands, CA. She has four children, Jennifer Hogue, and Christine (Ed) Hamblin, living in Grand Junction, CO, Carl (Amy) Frandsen, living in Cedar City, UT, and Natasha Frandsen, living in Salt Lake City, UT. Linda was surrounded by the love of her eleven grandchildren; her sisters, Stacy, Robin, and Brenda; her brothers, Mike, Rick, and Scott; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Linda graduated from Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She was a founding member of the Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church in St. George, UT and was an active member from 1994 through 2001. Linda was an active member of the Cuba Presbyterian Church from 2001 until her death and had served as Clerk of Session. Linda's Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Cuba Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, Linda requested that donations be made to the UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center, the Cuba Presbyterian Church, or the Quality Continuum Hospice.
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GRABIEL -- Reba C. Grabiel, 101, a resident of Albuquerque, went to be with our Lord on Monday, March 7, 2005 at her home after a brief illness. Reba is survived by her sons, Paul R. Grabiel Jr. of Galveston, TX and Justin M. Grabiel and wife, Jane of Albuquerque; daughter in-law, JoAnna Grabiel of Sandia Park, NM. She is also survived by her six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many special friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul R. Grabiel Sr.; son, Gordon F. Grabiel; two sisters; and one brother. Reba had many hobbies, one being her passion for painting and spending time with her grand and great-grand children. Services will be held on Thursday, 11:30 a.m., French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Interment will be held Thursday, 2:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel on Wednesday, March 9, 2005, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 5201 Venice NE, Suite A & B, 87113. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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GRIFFITH -- Mary Lou Griffith, a long-time resident of Albuquerque, died on Monday, March 7, 2005, at her home. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Amos, and her brother, Lester Ruffner. Mary Lou Ruffner was born on March 14, 1913, in Prescott, AZ; after graduation she took a business course in Chicago, returned to Prescott where she was employed in Justice Court, moved to Clarkdale, AZ where she was payroll and utilities manager for many years for the United Verde Mining Company. She is survived by her nephew, George Ruffner and his wife, Eunice; nieces, Rebecca and Melissa; eight grand-nieces and -nephews, four great-grand-nieces and -nephews; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Ruffner; and her beloved cat, Le Peep. Memorial Services will be held Friday, 3:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will take place in Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott, AZ, in the grave of her infant daughter. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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GUERNSEY -- Abbie "Gail" Guernsey, 80, a resident of Albuquerque since 1958, died Monday, March 7, 2005. She is survived by her daughters, Dianne Whitworth and husband Ed, of Edgewood, NM, Vicki Council and husband Clay, of Belen, NM, Jo Davis and husband, Vernon of Belen, NM; son, Arthur Giles Guernsey of Center, TX; grandchildren, Steven Whitworth and wife, Becky of Cranberry Township, PA, Keith Whitworth and wife, Jaree of Edgewood, NM, Rebecca Kennedy and husband, Wayne of Pooler, GA, Maggie Clokey of Albuquerque, NM, and Richard Garner, Brett Garner, and Camryn Council, all of Belen; great-grandchildren, Kayla Whitworth and Cory Whitworth of Edgewood; brother, Giles Bailey and wife, Margaret of Albuquerque; and nephew, Scott Bailey and family of TX; and many loving friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Major Arthur B. Guernsey in 1984 and her parents, Giles and Altamae Bailey. Gail was born on November 29, 1924 in San Antonio, TX. After her marriage to Arthur Guernsey on March 1, 1944, she lived the life of a military pilot's wife traveling throughout the United States, Japan, and Canada before her husband's retirement from the Air Force in 1962. She worked for Campfire Girls After School program, 10 years in the nursery at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, raised her family and was a nanny to the Heard family and several others. Gail also worked as a teacher's aide in APS. She was a longtime member of Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Gail was a volunteer for the American Red Cross, receiving an award for her years of service. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2005, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE with Pastor Larry D. Moss officiating. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Because of her love for children, in lieu of flowers, please do something special for a child in her memory. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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HEYWARD -- Debrah K. Heyward, 52, a resident of Albuquerque for the last three years, died Sunday, March 6, 2005. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Heyward; son, Tommy Weaver and wife, Becky of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Haden, Symphany, and Mary Jane; and five brothers and four sisters. Debbie was preceded in death by her son, Jeffery and her parents, J.P.and Cleo Catherine Miller. She was born on January 16, 1953 in Commerce, TX and graduated from high school in Dallas. Debbie enjoyed helping others. She would volunteer her time handing out pamphlets for AIDS awareness. Debbie also worked at several jobs as a telemarketer. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and watching cartoons with them, dancing with them, and spending quality time with them. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. A memorial service will be held Friday, March 11, 2005, 3:30 p.m. at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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