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BRAULT -- Catherine M. Brault passed away on March 1, 2005. She was born in Liverpool, England on November 25, 1930. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Frank M. Brault; son, David, his wife, Karen, and children, Jennifer and David K.; son, Robert, his wife, Cyndi, and children, Dana and Kevin; brother, Allan Lavery and wife, Norma; brother-in-law, Don Schick; sister-in-law, Carol Lavery; and many nieces and nephews. As per Catherine's wish, there will not be a service.
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BRITO -- Jenelle Marie Brito age 25, a life long resident of Albuquerque passed away on March 2, 2005. She is survived by her parents, Jacob M. Brito, Jennie Brito-Duran; Step-father, Jimmy Duran; grandmother, Mariel Brito; daughter, Alexandra Marie Brito; three sisters, Jenifer Brito, Jenise Brito, Veronica Duran; two brothers, Joseph Duran, Carlos Duran; aunts, Carole and husband, Mo, Diane, Dolly and husband, Billy, Georgia and husband, Jim, Andrea and husband, Joe, Kathy and husband, Damon, Shirley and Dorean; uncles, Andy and wife, Marianne, Victor and wife, Yvonne, and Patrick; nieces, Jasmine DeVincentis, Dominic Anaya; and numerous cousins. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Lupe and Isidro Vallejos, and Jake Brito. A rosary will be recited on Monday, March 7, 2005 at 9:30 a.m. Funeral Mass to follow at 10:00 a.m. at our Lady of Assumption. Pallbearers will be Keith King Jr., Gilbert Montoya, Victor Vallejos, Andy Vallejos, Andrew Vallejos, and Billy-Joe Lara. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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COSPER -- Bonnie Cosper. Her name was Bonnie Bertha Blue Cosper, but all who knew her simply called her "Mom". Bonnie died peacefully in her sleep on February 28, 2005 at the age of 102, after living one of the most fulfilling lives a human can lead. She was born on July 25, 1902 in Gordon, Texas. At the age of 17 she married her lifelong love, James Arthur Cosper, in Iredell, Texas. Mom and Pop Cosper shared 72 years of constant companionship before Pop passed away in 1992. In 1921 Mom and Pop moved across the state of Texas, from Spring Creek to Clarendon, a journey that took 24 days by covered wagon. It was a long, difficult trip, but Mom and Pop and infant daughter, Earlene were a hardy crew who fared just fine. Before moving to Albuquerque in 1942, Mom had given birth to two girls and three boys. The Cospers lived in southwest Albuquerque for more than 50 years where they owned and managed Fashion Dry Cleaning until they retired. Bonnie is survived by two brothers, Harry Blue of Cranfills Gap, TX, Tony Blue of Nashville, TN; and sister, Edna Whitney of Los Angeles, CA; her children, Earlene Johnson and husband, Bayard Johnson of Waco, TX, James (better known as "Pete") and wife, Norma Cosper of Stanley, NM, Leroy (everyone calls him "Poss") Cosper of Weatherford, TX and Jerald (also known as "Tooter") and wife, Patricia Cosper of Corrales, NM. Mom and Pop's five children gave birth to 14 children of their own, and at last count their legacy included 29 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great- grandchildren. Active pallbearers will be Hank Cosper, Jerry Cosper, Gary Cosper, Clyde Heath, Mike Lee and Justin Lee. Honorary pallbearers will be John Cosper, Ronnie Feder, Rusty Heath, Dusty Heath and Mathew Mosier. A viewing was held at French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Thursday, March 3, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services are set for Friday, March 4, 2005 at 10:30 a.m., also at French Mortuary. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Mausoleum.
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GILLETTE -- Larry Dale Gillette, a longtime resident of Bosque Farms who recently moved to Aurora, CO to be near his daughters, died February 23, 2005 of lung cancer. He was born September 30, 1939 at Grandview, IA at the home of his grandparents, Edith and Elmer Young. Parents are the late L. John Gillette and Ruth Gillette. Larry graduated from Wapello High School in 1957. He then attended Central Technical Engineering School in Kansas City, MO and graduated in 1959. He was employed by Sandia National Laboratories of Albuquerque, NM for 33 years. Larry is the beloved father of LaRae Gabol (Rodney) and Susan Gillette, both of Aurora, CO, and the grandfather of Gage Gabol. He is also survived by his mother of West Burlington, IA; brothers, L. John Gillette Jr. and David Gillette (Sharon) of Muscatine, IA; sisters; Kay Pfeifer (Dan) of Burlington, IA, Phyllis Beik (Dan) of Morning Sun, IA, and Barbara Dieterich of Burlington, IA. Services will be held at the Lunning Chapel in Burlington, IA on March 5, 2005 at 10:00 am., and burial will be at Grandview Cemetery, Grandview IA. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Hospice of Metro Denver. You may access further information at www.mem.com and go to the Gillette Obituary.
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HAALAND -- J.D. "Dutch" Haaland, Major, USMC (retired) SEMPER FIDELIS Major J.D. "Dutch" Haaland, retired USMC, died on Saturday, February 26, 2005, two days short of his 69th birthday. Dutch was born in New London, MN, grew up on a farm and moved west when his father followed the ship building industry to San Francisco. He enlisted in the Marines at age 18 and quickly advanced to the rank of Gunnery Sgt. During the early 60s he was stationed at MCRD in San Diego, as a drill instructor. In June 1966 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. He traveled the world on his orders and served two years in Vietnam where he was awarded two Purple Hearts. Heavily decorated, Major Haaland was awarded 15 medals during his career, among them the Silver Star for "conspicuous gallantry" in Con Thien, Vietnam. In the early seventies, Dutch served as the Inspector Instructor at the Marine Corps Reserves in Albuquerque before going to his last duty station, prior to his retirement, in Twenty-Nine Palms, CA. He returned to Albuquerque, lived in Florida for a decade, and came back to Albuquerque in 2003. Dutch, a brave soldier and devoted father, is survived by his brother, Conrad Haaland; his wife, Barbara and her daughters, Amy Candelaria and Julie Pratt; his four children, Denise Kirksey, Zoe Magee, Debra Haaland, and Judd Haaland and their mother, Mary Toya; also by his ten grandchildren, and loyal pooch, Sophie. Services will be held at noon Saturday, March 5, 2005 at Strong-Thorne, Coal Ave. east of I-25. His children will take his remains to Arlington National Cemetery in April for full military honors.
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JARAMILLO -- Michael A. Jaramillo, the family would like to thank all that were in attendance for the Rosary and Funeral service. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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LEE -- Auneka Marie Lee born October 15, 1961 in Williamson, West Virginia. Passed away March 2, 2005 in Albuquerque, NM. She is survived by her husband, David; daughter, Kristen; son, Stephen; granddaughter, Jordan all from Rio Rancho, NM. Mother, Joyce Williams of Dryden, Michigan; brothers, Lloyd Alan Casto, of Charlestown, Indiana, Shaun Casto of Martin County, Kentucky, Billy Williams and Ricky Williams of Dryden, Michigan. Auneka has lived in Rio Rancho, NM for the past 18 years. She was an account executive with Mortgage Lenders Network. Auneka created a special bond with each friend she made and there are hundreds. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday March 6, 2005 at French Mortuary-Westside Chapel. Viewing will be held at 1:00 p.m. with the service at 3 p.m. Reception following. In lieu of flowers; an account has been set up at Bank of America for the family. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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LOPEZ -- Albertina B. Lopez, 85, was called by the Lord March 1, 2005. A Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary on Saturday March 5, 2005. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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LOPEZ -- Emilio "Papa" Lopez, Jr., 69, a lifetime resident of Corrales, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2005. Emilio was born April 30, 1935 the son of Emilio and Josefa Leyba Lopez, Sr. in Corrales, New Mexico. He had been an Assistant Fire Chief at the Kirtland Air Force Base before he retired. He was a member of the San Ysidro Catholic Church in Corrales; member of the American Legion, Post 69 in Alameda. After retiring, Emilio "Papa" continued with his love of farming at his Corrales home. He is remembered for his wonderful sense of humor; his kindness to others; his generosity and his love for traditions. "Papa" is survived by his wife of nearly 47 years, Priscilla; three children, Emilio Lopez, III and Dannette Garcia of Corrales, and Dannette's daughter, Mi Cielo; Veronica Lopez and Renee Lopez both of Corrales; seven brothers and sisters, Theresa Borunda, Florence Vasquez, Reymundo Lopez, Aurora Martinez, Jesus Lopez, Geronimita Baca, and Margie Lujan. The Rosary will be recited on Sunday, March 6, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at the San Ysidro Catholic Church in Corrales. Reciting will be Charles Aguilar. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 7, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the San Ysidro Catholic Church in Corrales with Fr. Clarence Galli as the Celebrant. Interment will be in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at 2:30 p.m. Pallbearers will be Patrick Baca, Kevin Garcia, Andre Sanchez, Joseph Lopez, Phil Froduge, and Carlos Gurule. In Lieu of flowers, it has been suggested that memorial contributions be made in Emilio's name to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Arrangements by: Vista Verde Mortuary Rio Rancho, New Mexico 892-9920
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MACDOWELL -- Betty Jean Ratcliff MacDowell, 83, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2005. Betty was predeceased by her parents, Milo and Willie Juanita Ratcliff; brothers, Evon Ratcliff and Michael Ratcliff; and sister, Mary Lee Natoli. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Sullivan of Pleasant Valley, N.Y.; Francesca MacDowell of Albuquerque; Tani Sue Hyland and her husband, Vincent of Highland, NY; son, John McGinn and his wife, Karin of Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren, Sean and Megan Sullivan, Cody and Kelly Williams, and Katherine, Vincent and Patrick Hyland. Betty was born August 19, 1921 in Clayton, New Mexico. She lived in her beloved Albuquerque in her youth and most recently since 1972. Betty was employed with the Atomic Energy Commission and retired from the Social Security Administration as a supervisor of data processing. Betty was an avid reader, gardener, and loved her crafts. Betty's family would like to especially thank the staff of Heartland Hospice for their thoughtfulness and care. Memorial donations can be made to Heartland Hospice, 10801 Lomas Blvd., Albuquerque, NM 87112. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 601 Montano Rd. N.W. with The Reverend Sandra S. Bess officiating. Committal Service will follow at Sunset Cemetery. Strong-Thorne Mortuary 842-8800
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