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GARCIA -- Lauriano Garcia Sr. went home to be with the Lord on March 27, 2005 at the age of 78. He was born on January 18, 1927 in Albuquerque, NM. He is survived by his wife, Alice Garcia of 57 years; sons, Santiago Garcia and wife, Shirley, Mariano Garcia and wife, Dora, Lauriano Garcia Jr. and Heraclio Garcia and wife, Yolanda; daughters, Erinea Baros and husband, Donald Goudy and Isabelle Purcella and husband, Joe; sister, Charolette Salas; 11 grandchildren; nine-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A Rosary will be recited on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church. Burial will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Baros, Santiago Garcia Jr., Jesse Purcella Mariano Garcia III, Christopher Garcia, and Heraclio Garcia. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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HARWOOD -- Eugene Fredrick Harwood, born on September 26, 1927, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 26, 2005 after a long battle with emphysema. Gene was born in Santa Rita, NM and spent the majority of his life as a native New Mexican. He loved the state for the different opportunities that it possessed, the beauty of the desert, mountains, extremely blue skies, and pleasant weather. Gene joined the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Navy, Gene proceeded to work in Rocky Ford, Colorado, where he met his wife, Donna L. Harwood, of 57 years. Gene was blessed with a gift to use his creative mind coupled with his hands, to produce many works of art which entailed oil paintings, wood-working, and sculpture, making peoples homes beautiful through his work installing tile and carpet, and in his later years, his pride and joy, a rose garden. Gene's paintings are in homes and business establishments throughout the U.S. and England. Gene also loved trout fishing and hunting Indian artifacts, which he spent many hours doing with his family. His wife, Donna; son, Darryl L. Harwood and wife LaLayne; daughter, Gloria J. Walters and husband Kent; sister, Evangeline Scheider; and six grandchildren, Kelly King, Kari Kimbler, Wendy Strong, Dustin Walters, Jason Harwood, and Monte Harwood survive Gene. He would wish as well as the family, that this were a time of celebrating his life in the past and the future. Friends may visit Thursday, March 31, 2005 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Services will be held Friday, April 1, 2005, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, followed by a military burial at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30 pm. Contributions in memory of Eugene F. Harwood may be made to The First Baptist Church of Tijeras, P.O. Box 66, Tijeras, NM 87059. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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HOLDSON -- John Robert Holdson, 81, a long-time resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, March 26, 2005. He was preceded in death by his parents, C. Walter and Alice Holdson; brother, David Holdson; sister, Ruth Ann Waller; and daughter, Karen Harwell. He is survived by Sarah Ruth Moorhead and husband, Robert of Fresno, CA and Martha Sue Grisham and husband, Mark of Springfield, MO; grandchildren, Michele Logan, Neil and Katelyn Grisham, Spencer Moorhead; six great-grandchildren; nieces, Ann M. Dumas, Deborah Wirth-Schneider, Janet Morris; nephews, Steve and John Waller; cousins, Ellen Bogart, Margaret Hoskins, Beth and Mary Jane Greenlee; former wife, Harriett Bolding; sister, Janet Wirth; and longtime companion, Antonia Bustamante. John was born in West Springfield, PA on February 7, 1924 and graduated from Rowe High School in East Conneaut, OH. He received his B.S. and M.A. Degrees in horticulture from Ohio State University. He was a Master Sergeant in the Army Air Corps in World War II. John loved to fly and obtained his private pilot license. John was employed as a horticulturist caring for the grounds at the U.S. Naval Ordinance Station in China Lake, CA. In 1952, he joined Janet and Bob Wirth to form Rio Valley Greenhouses in Albuquerque. In addition to growing excellent stock, John will be remembered for his generous sharing of knowledge regarding gardening and for his wit and friendliness. For the past four years, John received wonderful care at the Cottages of Albuquerque where he loved the staff and they loved him. He will be missed. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be announced at a later date. He will be interred at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Cottages of Albuquerque at 3920 Juan Tabo NE, 87111 or to the Alzheimer's Association New Mexico Chapter, 9500 Montgomery Blvd. NE, 87111. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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JIRON -- David S., 49, born in Albuquerque on August 15, 1955, returned to our merciful LORD on Saturday March 26, 2005 surrounded by his loving family and friends. Proceeded in death by his brother, Fabian Jiron and his father, Conrad Jiron Sr. David is survived by his two children, Michele and Michael Jiron. Also survived by his mother, Ester Jiron; and sisters and brothers: Sharon Rubi, Conrad Jiron Jr., Dennis Jiron, Randy Jiron, Gary Jiron, Tracy Jiron, and Yvette Lujan. Also many nieces and nephews along with great-nieces and-nephews. David served 11 years in the National Guard and worked with his brothers in the building profession. David loved riding his Harley with his friends; this is where he felt free. David was a kind soul and loved everything about life. He will be missed by all that knew him. The family wishes to thank all of David's friends that showed him kindness and love. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday March 31, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Riverside Funeral Home. Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo NE 505-764-9663
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LUCERO -- Christine In Loving Memory of Christine Lucero December 25, 1978-March 29, 1993 It's been 12 years since you left us. You will never be forgotten and remain in our hearts forever. Until we meet again. Love, Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, Brother-in-Law, nephews and nieces
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MARTINEZ -- Eddie L. Martinez, 52, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away on March 26, 2005, with his loving family surrounding him. Eddie was born on August 1, 1952 in Marquez, NM to Erineo and Deluvina Martinez. He was a produce clerk for Furr's Supermarkets for many years. His hobbies included arts, crafts, and attending flea markets. Eddie was predeceased by his parents and siblings: Escundino and Rosendo Martinez and Geronima Otero. He is survived by his daughter Angel Martinez, her boyfriend and special friend of the family, Christopher Johnson, both of Albuquerque. He is also survived by his siblings: Trinnie, and husband Greg, Leyba of Gallup, NM, Adelina, and husband Sammy, Gutierrez, Theresa, and husband Don, Mills, Pearline, and husband Jose, Sierra, and Gloria Martinez, all of Albuquerque; and brother-in-law, Pete Otero. Many loving nieces and nephews also mourn his passing. Pallbearers will be Frankie Martinez, Chris Johnson, Jose Sierra, Manuel Martinez, Tony Rodriguez and Anthony Gutierrez. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at the Chapel of Sunrise Funeral Options. A Catholic Prayer Service will begin at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2005 also, at the Chapel of Sunrise Funeral Options. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. Deacon Bob Lewis will preside over all services. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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MCCRAVEY -- Gladys Gail McCravey, age 78, beloved mother and grandmother was called home by our Heavenly Father, Friday, March 25, 2005. Gladys was a resident of Albuquerque, formerly of San Antonio, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband Floyd McCravey. Gladys is survived by her loving son, Kenneth H. Shears; her precious grandchildren, Helene, Matthew, and Jackie Shears; great-grandchildren, Veronica Staples and Alberto Navarro. Gladys will be greatly missed by her family and by those whose lives she touched. Cremation has taken place; and no services will be conducted. Services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 4th Street, NW 898-3160
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ORNDORFF -- Howard Martin Orndorff died Friday, March 25, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Hospital. Born February 23, 1921, in Dayton, OH, to the late Joseph William and Nellie Orndorff, he was the grandson of Joseph William and Laura Snyder Orndorff, of Buena Vista, VA. During World War II, he served in the U. S. Army at Los Alamos on the Manhattan Project. After the war, he made Albuquerque his permanent home, where he founded several companies, including Duke City Tool Company and Trend Manufacturing, Inc. He is survived by his daughters, Skip (Norma), of Albuquerque, and Nancy Orndorff Kelley and husband, Donald Patrick, of Washington, NC; his brother, William Joseph Orndorff and wife, Gail, of Xenia, OH; and his niece, Linda Sillery Ingram and husband, Mick, of Albuquerque. He wass preceded in death by a brother, Robert Charles Orndorff, of Dayton, OH, and, recently, his best friend of 60 years, Melvin Naus, of Albuquerque. Friends and family may visit Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Graveside Services will follow at 1:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to Mary Ann Church of the Veterans Administration for her caring and understanding friendship. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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ORTEGA -- Mr. Benjamin (Ben) T. Ortega, 89, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on March 27, 2005. Mr. Ortega is survived by his children, Benny Ortega and wife Lela, Fermin Ortega and wife, Jennie, Mary Ann Chavez and husband, Paul, Benina (B.) Rochester and husband, Dee, Bernadette Kluding and husband, Mike, Martin Ortega, Irene Zamora and Alex Ortega and wife, Lorraine; son in law, Santiago Abeyta; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and his second wife, Aurora Ortega. Mr. Ortega was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Ortega; a daughter, Sylvia Abeyta; two sons, Patrick Ortega and Ernest Ortega. Mr. Ortega was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and a Veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II. A visitation for Mr. Ortega will be Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. by Debbie Ray. A final visitation will be Friday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW with Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. with Military Honors by the United States Army. Pallbearers will be Fermin Ortega, Martin Ortega, Benny Ortega, Alex Ortega, Daniel Ortega, and Darryl Ortega. Honorary Pallbearers will be Chirs Ortega, Paul Chavez Jr., Sean Chavez, Fermin Ortega Jr., Richard Ortega, and Daniel Nevarez. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW 243-7861
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PADILLA -- Clorinda Padilla, age 83, a resident of Los Chavez, NM, passed away on March 27, 2005, and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church on Atrisco in Albuquerque, NM. Clorinda enjoyed her work as a cook for the Belen Schools. She especially loved feeding the children at the school. Clorinda will be remembered always for having an open house and a very kind heart. Clorinda is preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Tarcilla Alderete; her husband, Lillaldo; son, Joe; daughters, Melba Montoya and Elizabeth Tafoya; sister, Albina; brothers, Elfigo, Manuel, and Mateo. She is survived by her daughter, Frances Sanchez; son, Leroy Padilla and his wife, Mary Jane; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Rosendo, Vincent, and Pete; sisters, Lucy and Annie. Services will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel beginning with a viewing on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 5:30 p.m. followed by a Funeral Service at 6:00 p.m. A final viewing will be on Friday, April 1, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at Romero Funeral Home Chapel. With the utmost respect for her wishes, cremation will take place following the final viewing on Friday. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St. Belen.
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