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SANCHEZ -- Juan A. Sanchez, 57, passed away November 11, 2004. Juan was born in Las Vegas, NM, November 12, 1946. He is survived by daughters, Andrea Sanchez and Kathy Sanchez; grandchildren, Carissa Romero, Gabriel Baca, and Cody James; brother and sisters, Manuel Sanchez, Caroline Maestas, Genevieve Baca, and Rosie Herrera; numerous nieces and nephews, including Marc Baca and Mike Herrera with whom he had close ties. He was a well known hairdresser/instructor in Albuquerque for many decades, answering to the affectionate title of Mr. Juan. Services will be held Saturday, November 13 at 6:00 pm at Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. S.E.
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SHEPPERSON -- George Edwin Shepperson, 86, a resident of Albuquerque since 1953, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 10, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Frances; children, Bettyanne Roper and husband, Rev. Gary, Rev. Edwin Shepperson and wife, Barbara, and Sam Shepperson and wife, Barb; grandchildren, Ricky Roper and wife, Sonja, Robbie Roper, Hema Roper, Annie Roper, Sarah Back and husband, Ben, Andrew Shepperson, Katie Shepperson, and Jamie Shepperson. George was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Anne, and Marge, his wife of five years. He was born in Monticello, AR and was raised in Greenville, SC. George attended college at Hampden-Sydney College in VA and graduated from Furman University in SC. He then received his Master's Degree in Education from the University of New Mexico. George taught in APS for 30 years and then at Hope Christian School for 10 years. Throughout his teaching career, he coached tennis and basketball. He and wife Anne helped found Hope Bible Presbyterian Church, which is now Hope Evangelical Free Church in Albuquerque. George was also an active member of Alameda Bible Church, and most recently a member of Grace Church. He and Anne founded and taught the men's and women's Bible classes at The Meadows Senior Community. George was an avid member and soloist of the Young At Heart Choir since 1996. He was a member of the Albuquerque Tennis Club and won tennis championships in The Senior Olympics for both men's doubles and singles, on both the State and National level. "Grandaddy" will be dearly missed by all for his sweet and fun-loving nature, and his wonderful sense of humor. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio NE, 87109. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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STRYKER -- Rubey Jean Stryker, a resident of Albuquerque since 1946, died Sunday, November 7, 2004. She is survived by her many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buck Styker; and brothers, Frank and William McLaughlin. Mrs. Stryker was born June 23, 1917 in Lorenzo, TX and graduated from Amarillo High School. She attended Southern Methodist University. Mrs. Stryker married Buck Stryker in 1940. She has been a member of Central United Methodist since moving to Albuquerque. Services will be held Saturday, November 13, 2004, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. NE. Private interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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TEAGUE -- Dr. Fred Arlo Teague, 70, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 11, 2004 in Graham, Texas. Funeral services will be on November 13, 2004 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Luther, Oklahoma. A memorial service will be held on November 20, 2004 at 1:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Graham, Texas. Dr. Teague was born August 30, 1934 to Oscar and Estella Teague in Oney, Oklahoma. After graduation from Carnegie High School, he went on to earn his doctorate in education from the University of Oklahoma. He married Louise Margaret Teague on December 22, 1961 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After the death of his first wife, Dr. Teague married Mae Sudduth of Fort Worth on June 7, 1997. Dr. Teague had a successful teaching and administrative career at the collegiate level. However, Dr. Teague's passion was serving the Lord. As a teenager he was ordained as a minister and he pastored Monterey Baptist in Albuquerque and Glorieta Baptist Church. Dr. Teague will be remembered as a devout husband, father, grandfather and friend. He cherished his time with his grandchildren who all absolutely adored their "Grandpa." He enjoyed reading, traveling, gardening and being outdoors. Dr. Teague's legacy will live on through the countless lives he touched through his role as a teacher and a minister. Survivors include his wife, Mae of Ft. Worth; children, Dr. Brett Teague and wife, Jill of Abilene, Texas; Tammi Scoggin and husband, Guy of Amarillo; step-daughter, Kim Ladd and husband, Tim of West Palm Beach, Florida; 12 grandchildren; one brother; and three sisters.
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THAYER -- Larry R. Thayer, USAF (Ret.), a 34-year resident of Albuquerque, died on Veterans' Day, Thursday, November 11, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Phyllis Thayer; sons, Lynn Thayer, Chuck Thayer, Scott Thayer, all of Clinton, IL, and Bill Barber and wife, Margie of Albuquerque; daughters, Barbara Jean Pastore and Lisa Thayer, both of Clinton, IL; mother of his children, Marie Thayer of Clinton, IL; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; brothers, Garry Thayer and wife, Connie of South San Francisco, CA and Dave Thayer and wife, Sandy of Blue Island, IL; and sisters, Amy Skaggs and husband, Stan of Denver, CO, Janet Griffin and Mary Murray, both of Blue Island, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Thayer and Helen Tarbox. Larry was born April 29, 1938 in Clinton, IL. After graduating from Clinton High School, he joined the US Air Force. He proudly served for 20 years. After retirement, he loved playing golf and ballooning. Larry was a talented musician who had his own band, Jeremiah and The Three of Us. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Sunday, November 14, 2004, 4:00 p.m., French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Interment of cremains will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends until 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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TRUJILLO -- Philip G. Mr. Philip G. ( Phil ) Trujillo, 66, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque passed away on November 10, 2004. Mr. Trujillo is survived by his lifelong friend and mother of his children, Carmen Montano-Trujillo. Mr. Trujillo is also survived by his children, David Trujillo, Janice Caro, Debbie Ortega and husband, Ruben, Danny Trujillo, Rick Trujillo, Marisa Trujillo, Dominic Trujillo, and Ginette Trujillo; two sisters, Louisa Rico and husband, Ramon, Lucella Maez and husband, Joe; ten grandchildren, James, Juliette, Andrew, Adrieanna, Paige, Levi, Jerome, A.J., Gabrielle and Nicholas; three great grandchildren, Anthony, Aleiah and Dante; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mr. Trujillo was preceded in death by his brother, Julian Trujillo. Mr. Trujillo was a member of the Catholic Church and was very involved and enjoyed volunteering as a foster grandparent for the City of Albuquerque at Griegos Elementery. Phil was loved by all and will be greatly missed. A visitation will be Saturday afternoon in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 2:00 p.m. by Mrs. Eileen Montoya. A Funeral Service will follow the Rosary at 2:30 p.m. by Deacon Tibo Chavez. Cremation will take place. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW 243-7861
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TURRIETA -- Amalia Turrieta, 76, passed away November 7, 2004. She is survived by her son, Francisco; daughters, Sandra, Gina and Vicky; sisters, Diana and Vivian; several grandchildren; family and friends who loved and will miss her. Services will be held at San Jose Catholic Church, 2401 Broadway SE. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 14, 2004. Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 15, 2004, with the burial following at Sunset Memorial Park & Mausoleum. I will keep you in my heart. Neverending love for you Mom! Yvonne & Bubba are missing you Grandma.
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BARELA -- Crystal Caitlin. In Loving Memory of Crystal Caitlin Barela, 5 years old, who went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 29, 2004. She is survived by her father, Joseph Ernie Barela, Sr., a lifelong resident of Albuquerque; mother, Christine Urioste; grandparents, Ernest and Frances Barela; grandmother, Helen Gonzales; siblings, Joseph Barela, Jr., Alex Urioste, and Jake Apodaca; aunts, Ruby Simpson and Nellie Barela; cousins, Frances Sandoval, Mikaylah Simpson, and Daphni Meza. The Barela Family would like to express their gratitude and thank everyone for their support and prayers. Our special Little Angel is watching over all of us.
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BELL -- Verna. After a lengthy illness, Verna "Butchie" Bell happily joined her family in heaven on November 6, 2004. Born March 23, 1921 in House, NM, her time formerly established in this world produced a wonderful fulfilling life. Butchie experienced all she had desired to in life, among such, a mother, wife, successful businesswoman, and caring church worker. She enjoyed playing bridge and listening to books during her later years. Never inhospitable, Butchie welcomed all and had a loving ambiance about her. Joining her dear parents, Frank and Georgia Wallace, her caring husband, Paul Tex Bell, and her beloved son, Frank Bell, Butchie advances to a finer place. She will be deeply missed by her friends and especially her family; daughter, Vivian Mohler and husband, Jerry; Sons, Paul C. Bell and wife, Cathy, and John W. Bell and wife, Chris; grandchildren, Karen Roelandts and husband, Michael, Michele Mohler, Lisa Mohler, Ryan Bell, Amber Murphy and husband Josh, Logan Bell and Bonnie Bell; great-grandchildren, Jillian Webb, Gelsey Webb and Stephanie Bell Reyes; sisters, Joan Thew and Ruth Pohle; and cousin, Stoney Hatley. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Books for the Blind, Inc. 4809 Avenue N, Brooklyn, NY 11234 or New Mexico Commission for the Blind, 2200 Yale Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Cremation has taken place and a private graveside service will be held at a later date. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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BRION -- Dorothy C. Brion, 83, a resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, November 10, 2004. She is survived by her husband, William J. Brion of Albuquerque; daughter, Kathryn Shepherd and husband, Jerry of Placentia, CA; sons, Richard W. Brion and wife, Kathryn of Albuquerque and Gordon Brion of Los Angeles, CA; and grandchildren, Beau and Bailey. She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard Rose; mother, Edna Rose; sisters, Margaret Sanphy, Kathryn Sanphy; and grandfather, Henry Johnson. Mrs. Brion was an excellent cook, loved to paint, and was an avid gardener. She was a longtime member of The Shrine of St. Bernadette and was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Rosary will be recited Friday, November 12, 2004, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, November 13, 2004, 9:00 a.m., at The Shrine of St. Bernadette, 11401 Indian School Rd. NE. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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