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GARCIA -- Jesusita R. 1908-2005 Jesusita R. Garcia, 96, entered the fullness of life on February 6, 2005. Born on December 30, 1908 to Lorenzo and Cleofas Romero, she was raised in La Plaza Vieja (Old Town Albuquerque) until she was married to Luis L. Garcia on May 17, 1926. She resided most of her life in the South Valley, and participated as a very active member of the Holy Family Church community until 1976. Afterwards, she moved to Los Chavez to live near her daughter. Jesusita's faith was central in her life; her hobbies included embroidery, and her flowers. She took great pride and joy in her children and many grandchildren. "Sita" was a Roaring Twenty's gal, who encouraged and supported independence and education for women; she herself had to leave school in the 6th grade to work cleaning houses with her widowed mother. She enjoyed parties, cooking, even washing dishes. Jesusita had the ability to make each person she was with feel like they were "the most special person around." She will be missed by her family and friends. Jesusita is survived by her children: Edward and Donna of Stockton, CA, David and Sally of La Mirada, CA, Cecilia of Paso Robles, CA, Fred and Nina of Los Chavez, Lorenzo and Sylvia of Albuquerque, and Leonor and Mike Baca of Los Chavez. Jesusita had 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. Visitation for Jesusita will begin at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 10, 2005 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel, located on the corner of Our Lady of Guadalupe Road and Old Hwy 85 across from Dennis Chavez Elementary, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday morning, February 11, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. also in Los Chavez with Father Stephen Shultz officiating. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Michael, Robert, and Jose Garcia, Ray and James Baca, and Vincent Carrejo. In an effort to alleviate hunger in the area, and in support of social justice, donations may be made to: Personal Development Fund, C/O 6824 Louella Ann NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Home in Belen, 864-4448.
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GARNETT -- HAL BYNNER GARNETT November 6, 1964 February 1, 2005 Resident of Albuquerque, formerly of Santa Fe, NM and Houston, TX, most beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin, grandson, and friend. Hal held a very special place in the hearts of all who knew him. He was a loving and creative human being. He is survived by his parents: Dan and Cynthia "Goose" Winston of Pecos, NM and James Garnett of Berkeley, CA; his sister, Jesse "Max" Van Geison of Baltimore, MD; his brothers, Mateo and Achyut Garnett; his aunts, Haila Harvey Crowell and Sara Harvey Bullington; his uncles, Frank Harvey and Richard Garnett; and his cousins, Colin and Lance Harvey; John, Frank and Jim Bullington; Alexis and Matt Crowell. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Francis Harvey and Helen Harvey Hedrick of Wichita Falls, TX and Santa Fe, NM. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 983-4331
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GENTRY-BUSSELL -- Willene Gentry-Bussell was born in Cookville, TN on June 17, 1922. She married Clifford W. Bussell when they were still teenagers. They moved to Brudenton, FL where their two children were born. In 1948 they moved to New Mexico. She is survived by her daughter, Loretta Garland and husband, Luke; her son, Clifford D. Bussell and wife, Jayne; grandchildren, Leonard Garland and wife, Shannon, Edwin Garland and wife, Cathy, Sabrina Anderson and husband, Mack, Eric Garland and wife, Debbie, Deorell Bussell and wife, Sharon, and Travis Bussell; great-grandchildren, Jason, Pamela, Johnathan, Michael, Mykaela, Taylor, Myranda, Makenzie, Spencer, Logan, Joshua, Melody, and D'artangnon; one brother, Ken Gentry and wife, Marilyn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Clifford, in 1992. She took delight in taking care of her grandchildren, and she dearly loved the Lord. She will be greatly missed by all. The family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to everyone at Manzano Del Sol for their loving and excellent care. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 10, 2005 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Strong- Thorne Mortuary. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, February 11, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in the Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary. Internment will at Fairview Memorial Park. Arrangements under the direction of: Strong-Thorne Mortuary 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, New Mexico
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GUTIERREZ -- Helen "Elena" Z. Gutierrez. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to all relatives and friends who were so kind, supportive and helpful during their recent loss. Your kindness will always be remembered and appreciated. Services were in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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HARVEY -- Phyllis J. Harvey Born in Dayton, OH on October 8, 1927 Departed on February 5, 2005 and resided in Albuquerque, NM. Phyllis Jean Harvey, 78, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2005 after her courageous battle with cancer for five years. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Robert D Harvey, of Albuquerque; and children; daughters, Sandra Mitchell of Taylor, MI and her husband, Ron, Deborah Haddy of Phoenix, AZ and her husband, Mike, Beverly Harvey of Arvada, CO and her husband, Ron, Carol Reese of Boise, ID and her husband, Mark; sons, Robert Harvey of Oakboro, NC and his wife, Georgia, John Harvey of Avondale, AZ and his wife, Dawn, and David DelSanto of Albuquerque, NM; 18 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Harvey was preceded in death by her father, Lionel Fitzgerald; and her mother, Edna and husband, Harold Whitman. Phyllis was born in Dayton, OH on October 8, 1927 and married Robert Deforest Harvey on April 28, 1944 in Sioux City, IA. As a military wife she traveled with her family all over the world and has resided in Albuquerque for the last 32 years after her husband's retirement from a 30 year US Air Force career. Phyllis leaves a legacy of dedicating her life to her husband and family. She was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church, 414 Charleston SE, Albuquerque, NM 87198. 505-266-5902. Dr. Adams, Pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, will officiate.
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HEDRICK -- Bruce Dean Hedrick, 49, a resident of Bernalillo, died Saturday, February 5, 2005. He is survived by his parents, Jim and Emily Hedrick; wife, Zada C. Hedrick; children, Jennifer and Delton; grandson, Dean; sisters, Hazel and family and Sherri and family; and extended family and friends. Bruce was preceded in death by his brother, James "Jimmy" Avery Hedrick. Bruce was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, grandfather, and friend. He will be missed greatly until we meet again. Services will be held Friday, February 11, 2005, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Friends may visit Thursday, February 10, 2005 at French Mortuary From 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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HETH -- Carter E. Heth Jr., 57, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 4, 2005. He is survived by his daughters, Myra and Frank Martinez, Debra and Jesus Gallegos and Diane "De De" Regina; brothers, Mike, Gary, and Jerry; sisters, Dorothy, Louise, and Marty; grandchildren Andrew, Crystal, Richard, Gregory, Tamara, Gordon, Destiny, Danny, Lacey, Whitney, and Caitlinn. Memorial Services for Mr. Heth will be held on Friday, February 11, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. in the Stover Chapel of Garcia Mortuary. Funeral services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTURY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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JONES -- Roy Lee "Pinky" Jones, 84, passed away on Monday, February 7, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Charline Jones; two children, Janet Sterba of Keswick, VA and Michael Jones of Albuquerque; their spouses, Jeff Sterba and Mary Pat Jones; and five grandchildren, Katy Sterba, Dane Sterba, Brent Jones, Seth Jones, and Megan Hardin. Roy was born in Corsicana, TX on November 14, 1920. He was raised in Pampa, TX and graduated from West Texas State College in Canyon, TX. A WWII Air Force veteran, Roy served in England as a bombardier and flew 31 missions over Germany and France. When he returned from the war he began a career as a coach and educator in Canyon, TX. He later moved to Clovis and then Lovington where he served as high school principal and coach. He left public education while in Lovington to become a banker. He served as the mayor of Lovington and was involved in other civic matters including chairing the Lovington United Fund campaign. He and Charline moved to Ruidoso in 1973 and purchased the High Country Agency, which he operated for many years. He served as Mayor of Ruidoso and Chairman of the Democratic Party of Lincoln County. He was very active in civic, community and church affairs throughout his life, including Chairman of the Ruidoso Hospital Board and served on the board of Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Pinky loved the horses and owned a number of winners in Ruidoso. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, located at 4601 Juan Tabo NE, at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 10, 2005. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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LOBIONDO -- Joseph J. LoBiondo, age 92, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2005, in Albuquerque, NM. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary LoBiondo; son, Joseph A. LoBiondo and spouse, Amy; and one granddaughter, Rachel Mary. A viewing and visitation will be held in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW, on Thursday, February 10, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas NE., on Friday, February 11, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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LUJAN -- Richard Sammy Lujan was born August 18, 1963 and died Saturday, February 5, 2005. Richard Lujan was a native New Mexican for 41 years, having been born and raised in Albuquerque. He is survived by his wife, Alma Lujan; his mother, June Lujan; his four children, Robert Blea and wife, Tiffany, Marie Yazzie and husband, Floyd; Richard Blea and wife, Crystal, and Yvonne Lujan; five brothers and sisters, Ruben Lujan, Andrew Lujan, Carla Lujan, Leonard Lujan, and Kristy Lujan; nine grandchildren, Robert Jr., Angel, Damien, Gabrielle, Alexandria, Shantel, Sabrina, Seannah, and Romeo; numerous other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who loved and will miss him very much. Services will be held at St Anne Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd. SW with a Rosary being recited at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2005. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 11, 2005. Private family burial will take place at a later date. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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