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BENISCHEK -- Victor Benischek, 87, a resident of Sandia Park, died Monday, August 29, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Benischek; daughters, Ellen Benischek and Vicki Parker and husband Dr. George Parker; sons, Dale Lillard, Randy McKee and wife, Linda, and Claud McKee and wife, Sandy; grandchildren, Dayle and husband, Clay Kerr, Tres, DJ, Shanyn and Brant Lillard, Kristen McKee, Jessica, Dawson, Noah and wife, Stephanie and David McKee; brother, Howard Benischek; nieces, Rita Benischek, Sandra Benischek, and Sherry Benischek; and loving K-9 companion, Pearl. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred J. and Frances Dushanek Benischek. Victor served his country during WWII in the Army and owned Benischek Manufacturing for 50 years. He was an avid antique car collector and owned, restored, and drove many classics. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas NE, on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 from 4:00 p.m. until 7 p.m. Services will be held at French Mortuary - Lomas Chapel on Friday, September 2, 2005 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bill Braughall, Eddie Bell, Dr. George Parker, Clay Kerr, Dr. Tom Meade, and Bill Sullivan. Memorial contributions can be made to Noon Day Ministries, P.O. Box 25451, 87125 or the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607-1460. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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BROWN -- LORRAINE MARY BROWN March 5, 1926 - August 31, 2004 A MASS IN HONOR OF LORRAINE ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2005 Her family will dedicate a Mass, Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 12:10 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church, 619 Copper NW Albuquerque, NM. "God gave us memories to remember our loved ones. She was food for our souls, we will never forget the tools of life she taught us... Faith, Hope, and Love. We were TRULY blessed to have been a part of her life and she is dearly missed by all! Our souls wait patiently to be one with her again." From our hearts.... Your Loving Family.
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CANDELARIA -- BOBBY F. Mr. Bobby F. Candelaria, 65, a resident of Albuquerque, went to be home with the Lord on August 29, 2005, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Candelaria was born July 6, 1940 and raised in Albuquerque. His personal life was dedicated to his wife, Dolores (Dee Dee) of 43 years, his family, relatives, friends and his church. Mr. Candelaria is survived by his children, Diana Candelaria, Rosalie Ramirez and husband, Charles, JoAnn Stratton and husband, Monty, Roque Candelaria and wife, Anna, Josie Chavez and husband, Gil; one sister, Sister Maria I. (Josie) Candelaria, O.P.; one brother, LeRoy Candelaria and wife, Bella; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters-in-law, Carmen Cohen, Theresa Allen and husband, Kevin; special friends, Trini Sena and Lee Romero; one aunt, Emma Candelaria; one uncle, Leo Archibeque; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Candelaria was preceded in death by his parents, Roque and Isabel Candelaria; two sisters, Anna Maria Candelaria and Rosalia Candelaria. Mr. Candelaria retired five years ago from G.E. after 20 years of employment. He took pride in his garden, enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling and playing cards. He possessed a unique combination of immense generosity and good humor. He endured life's tragedies with courage, dignity and faith in the Lord. He is loved by many and will be deeply missed. Mr. Candelaria was a member of the Catholic Church. A visitation for Mr. Candelaria will be Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Church of the Ascension, 2150 Raymac SW with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Doris Nunez. A final visitation will be Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Church of the Ascension with Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. by Father John Rebold. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Carlos Ramirez, Nickolas Ramirez, Robert Candelaria, Steven Candelaria, Trini Sena and Lee Romero. Honorary pallbearers will be Mallory Stratton, Rebecca Stratton, Jacqui Chavez, Marissa Felix, Christina Ramirez and DeAnna Chavez. Donations or contributions may be made to the Cancer Society or Church of the Ascension. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW 243-7861
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CURRY -- Drucilla (Dru), age 79, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 27, 2005, surrounded by her family. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt and was survived by her son, George Curry Jr. and his wife, Kim, along with their children, Shaun Curry, Dominic Curry and his wife, Holly, Brian Curry and Nick Curry; her son, Mark Curry and his wife, Delores (DeeDee), along with his children, Cainin Curry and Jason Curry; Clifford Curry, along with his children, Jessica Curry, Samantha Curry, Matthew Gladfelter, Kyle Gladfelter, and Michelle Curry; and her daughter, Jessica Stark-Cebada, along with her children, Brandon Stark, Bronson Stark, and Brittany Cebada. Dru was also survived by and blessed to have spent time with her first great-granddaughter, Marilyn Day Curry. Dru was called home to be reunited with her mother and father, Jesusita and Telesfor Chavez; her dear brothers, Clarence Chavez and Ben Chavez; and her dear sister, Emily Klienhen, who all preceded her in death. Dru was a longtime resident of Albuquerque. A single Service will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. A celebration of Dru's life will follow at her son's home. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.
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DONAWORTH -- Jack M. Donaworth Jr., 70, full-time resident of Angel Fire, passed away on August 28, 2005. He retired as a Naval Aviator after 21 years from the US Navy in 1974 and also retired from Sandia National Laboratories as a Field Engineer & Instructor. He currently taught AARP Driver Safety Course in Angel Fire. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Gail R. Donaworth; son, Jack M. Donaworth III (Meg); granddaughters, Garland Ann and Jesse Elizabeth Donaworth, all of Denver, CO; and sister, June Smith of Philadelphia, PA. Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 3 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family requests contributions be made to the Footprints Grief Center of Hospice of Metro Denver, 501 S. Cherry St., Suite 700, Denver, CO 80246, 303-321-2828 in lieu of flowers. Arrangements by Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home.
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FRANCIS -- Edna J. (Eddie) passed away Saturday evening, August 27, 2005. Eddie was born in Mountainair, NM, June 14, 1935 but spent most of her childhood in Albuquerque. She had been a longtime resident of Edgewood with her husband of 44 years, Richard. She is survived by Richard; daughter, Debra; and son, Joseph; as well as her brother, Samuel Short (also of Edgewood); grandchildren, Richard and Shanna Madrid; and numerous relatives. True to her selflessness and gentle nature there will be no ceremony, only a small private gathering of family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all.
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GONZALES -- Joe Ruben Depart, O Christian Soul, out of this world; In the name of God the father almighty who created you; In the name of Jesus Christ who redeemed you; In the name of the holy spirit who sanctifies you. May your rest be this day in peace, and your dwelling place in the paradise of God. In sweet Loving memory of Joe Ruben Gonzales March 13, 1944 - August 31, 2003. It is still hard to believe that you have been gone for 2 years. We Love you Pa and we miss you so very much. You are forever in our hearts and memories. Never to be forgotten. With Love, your family: Dan, Laurie, mom, Paul, Deb, John, Audrey, Ray, Grandkids: Amy, JJ, Madi, Baylee, Alexxa
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GROVER -- Ellen Warner Grover passed away on Tuesday, August 16, 2005. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Keith W. Grover; by her son, Keith W. Grover, Jr.; and by a brother, Tom. She is the beloved mother of her daughter, Penny Sproat and sons, Jon and Tom. She has many grand and great-grandchildren who will miss her. Ellen was born and spent her early years in Ogden, UT. The family moved to Ely, NV where she graduated from high school then attended BYU. She met Keith in Salt Lake City. After their marriage, they established their home in Ely, NV where all of their children were born. In the early 50s she and Keith moved the family to Silver Spring, MD where all of the children graduated from high school. Ellen was a homemaker who particularly enjoyed gardening and baking. She was active in her church and assisted many in need. In 1970 she and Keith returned West, settling in Albuquerque, NM where they resided on Katson Ave. Ellen was a volunteer at the UNM Hospital gift shop for many years. She enjoyed playing cards and was an accomplished bridge player. Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 3, 2005, 10:00 a.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 624 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 832-9400
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HAYES -- Warren H. Hayes, 85, passed away Friday, August 26, 2005, at home in Edgewood, New Mexico after a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Ginger, of 39 years. He is further survived by his sons, David Hayes and wife, Verna, Christopher Hayes and wife, Kathleen; his daughters, Minka Eric and husband, Paul, Maleen Millmine and husband, Bobby, Connie Hayes and Vaughn Young; his daughter-in-law, Mary Hayes; 12 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, one brother and his son, Charles Hayes. Mr. Hayes retired from Holmes & Narver, a construction engineering company, and moved from Las Vegas, Nevada to Albuquerque, and later to Edgewood, New Mexico. He was an accomplished artist and enjoyed working in his home and garden during his retirement. 1st Lt. Hayes, USA 116 th Inf., a World War II veteran, served his country on D-Day, June 6, 1944, where he sustained a combat injury. He received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. Memorial services for Mr. Hayes will be held at 11 AM, Thursday, September 1, 2005, at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. He will be laid to rest at 1:30 p.m. in the National Cemetery, Santa Fe, with full military honors.
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HENNIGES -- Deborah E. Culler Henniges June 12, 1955 - August 26, 2005 Our beloved daughter, wife, mother, sister, and aunt was born in Albuquerque, NM. She was a resident of Los Lunas for 21 years. Debbie worked at Sandia Labs as a glass melt technician until she felt being a fulltime mom was more important. She owned and operated Amajen Enterprises with her husband for the last 15 years. Debbie was preceded in death by her sister, Stefanie, and she is survived by her parents, Earl and June Culler; her husband, Arthur Henniges; her daughters, Amanda and Jennifer Henniges; family friend, Josh Martinez; younger brothers, Bill and his wife, Terry Culler, David and Tommy Culler; loving aunt to nephew and nieces Danny and Shawna Culler, Megan and Jun Song Culler. Deborah's Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of her Life will be held at the family home on Saturday, September 3, 2005 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations will be taken at any First State Bank for a family interest; the rescuing of abandoned/abused horses. Donations can be deposited into the AMAJEN Farms Horse Account, or mailed to 15 Vegas Road, Los Lunas, NM 87031. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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