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ORTEGA -- Gilbert Felix Ortega (51), passed away on December 31, 2004. He was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico on November 8, 1953 to Alejandro and Carolina Ortega. Gilbert was preceded in death by his father and his sister, Anna Mae. Gilbert is survived by his wife, Virginia, who loved him dearly. He is also survived by his mother, Carolina Ortega. Also surviving are Gilbert's brothers: Alex (Rosemary), Steve, Jimmy (Diane) and Ben. Surviving sisters are: Perlinda Gonzales (Marvin), Angela Ortega (Louie Benavidez), Donna, Dolores and Pablita Tapia (Joe). Gilbert is also survived by many relatives and friends who will miss him dearly. Gilbert was a man of conviction, who believed in justice and fairness for all. He also had a wonderful personality. Gilbert could walk into a room full of strangers and leave having made new friends. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Virginia, his dear family and friends. Gilbert will always have a special place in our hearts. In his memory, please remember to show compassion and kindness to the people you meet in your life. Gilbert is now with our Lord and together with him will watch over us. Virginia and the Ortega family thank all of you for the support and love you have given them during this sad time in their lives. God bless you all. A Rosary will be recited for Gilbert On Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 7:00 p.m., at Salazar and Sons Mortuary. A mass will be recited on Wednesday at Holy Family Church with time to be announced. Arrangements by: Salazar and Sons Mortuary 400 Third St SW 247- 4124
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SNOWDEN -- Willam Troy Snowden, Birth November 22, 1954- November 17th 2004. Memorial is January 8th, 2005 at Duncan Memorial Building in Los Lunas, 12 La Ladera NE at 11:00am. His is survived by his mother, Juanita Burks & Stepfather, Lyndol E. Burks; Stepmother, Gerldine Snowden or N.C.; sister, Judy McNeese & husband, Bill of Albuquerque. Brothers, Lyndol M. Franklin R. Burks of Peralta, Jimmy and wife Brenda Burks of Los Lunas; aunt, Ruth Snowden of Los Lunas; best friends, David Sewell of OK, Jim Russell of Louisiana. He was preceded in death by his brother Alvin G. Snowden Jr., father Alvin Glen Snowden Sr. Lots of nieces & nephews. Lived in Ash Fork, AZ.
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VANDERSYS -- Ethel A. Payne Vandersys died Thursday, December 16, 2004 in Albuquerque New Mexico at the age of 90. She was born in Shelby, Michigan on September 14, 1914, to Orin and Mabel Payne. She and her husband, James Vandersys, and her brother Sherman Payne and his wife Emille, moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico in February, 1942, to establish Santa Fe Nursery and Greenhouses. She worked side by side with her husband and continued to be involved in the business. They built a home, raised four children and supported them in their activities, were involved in the community, and especially loved having large family gatherings. Ethel is survived by her children; Sharon Mason of Albuquerque, NM; Richard Vandersys and wife, Patricia of Rio Rancho, NM; and Pam Adams and husband, Jay of Silver City, NM. She is fondly remembered as "Opoe" by twelve grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, James Vandersys in 1998, and by her son, James C. "Butch" in 1988. Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Cemetery Preservation Association, P.O. Box 5958, Santa Fe, NM 87502. A memorial celebration of her life will be held Wednesday, January 5, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., at Christ United Methodist Church, 6200 Gibson Blvd. SE in Albuquerque, NM. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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ARCHULETA -- Isidro Archuleta, age 86, and a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2004. He served his country in the US Army and was a Veteran of WWII. Isidro was preceded in death by his two sons, Ralph and Phillip. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bennie; daughters, Anita and her husband Ely Gonzales, Mary Fajardo, Cate Archuleta, and Doris Butler; son, Lorenzo Archuleta; 16 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends who loved and will miss him. Services and Viewing will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 550 Atrisco Dr. NW.. The viewing will begin at 6:00pm on Monday, January 3, 2005, followed by the rosary being recited at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 4, 2005, with burial following at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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ARMIJO -- LAVINA--- The family of Mrs. Lavina Armijo would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Joel Garner, Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, presider of the Mass, to Gabriella Nieto for reciting the Rosary, to Presbyterian Hospice for their kindness and care and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW
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BACA -- Andres G. The family of Mr. Andres G. Baca Sr. would like to thank all their relatives and friends for their kind expression of sympathy extended to them during their bereavement; for the beautiful floral tributes and a special thank you to Father Daniel Balizan, St. Anne Catholic Church, presider of the Mass, to Mrs. Eileen Montoya for reciting the Rosary, to the U.S. Army for the Military Honors, to Vista Care Hospice for their kindness and care and to the pallbearers. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW
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BACHECHI -- Mary Claire Bachechi, 53, a resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, December 27, 2004. She is survived by her brothers, Patrick Bachechi and wife, Donna, and Victor Bachechi and wife Sue, all of Albuquerque; nieces, Brenda, Ann, Carla, and Kimberly, Molly, Marie, Liz, and Karrie; nephew, Charlie; aunts, Rita Curran and husband, John, Teresa Sei and husband, Amerigo, and Regina Moran and husband, Tom; uncle, John Guest and wife, Sophie; and sister-in-law, Susan Bachechi. She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary O. Bachechi, father, Carlo Bachechi, and brother, Charles Bachechi. Cremation has taken place and a memorial Rosary will be recited Thursday, December 30, 2004, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, December 31, 2004, 8:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church, Claremont and Vermont NE, with Fr. Ronald Bruckner and Deacon Vic Bachechi assisting. Interment of cremated remains will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Amerigo Sei, John Curran, John Guest, Mark and Regina Rupert, Patsy Glarum, Lucy Montoya, Charles and Synthia Lin and Richard Hoehne. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Association of NM, 615 Virginia SE, 87108. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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BARTMESS -- Doyne E. Bartmess, known as "Bart", born April 27, 1919 in Annapolis, Illinois, a resident of Albuquerque since 1961 completed the journey on earth arriving at his final resting place in God's Kingdom on Friday, December 24, 2004. His wife, Marjorie M. Bartmess preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughters, Rebecca A. Roush, and Nancy L. Williamson and husband, John; son, D. Eugene Bartmess, Jr. and wife, Connie; sister, Mary Cox, six grandchildren; and one great grandchild. Mr. Bartmess graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois in December 1941. He served as an officer in the United States Army Signal Corps during World War II. He had a varied career as an electrical engineer and prior to his retirement owned 20th Century and Five Points Laundromats. A celebration of Doyne's life will be held at a later date. Your LOVING family will never forget you Grandad. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Loving Hands of Hospice, 8534 Yeager Drive NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87109. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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CASWELL -- Gloria Jean (Pacheco) Caswell, 60, of Albuquerque, NM, passed away at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2004, after a brief battle with cancer. She was in the able care of the Gibson Lovelace Medical Center at the time of her death. Her passing was peaceful and without pain. With her at the time of her death were her husband, other members of her immediate family, and many friends, relatives, and coworkers. Gloria had recently completed 25 years of service with the United States Government, serving with the Department of Interiors' Indian Arts and Crafts Board and the Bureau or Indian Affairs during that period. At the time of her death she was serving as the secretary of the Division of Real Estate Services of the Bureau's Southwest Regional Office at 1001 Indian School Road, NW in Albuquerque. She was born in Winslow, AZ, into the Roadrunner/Small Corn Clan of the Laguna Tribe. After her family returned To Paguate, NM, she attended school in Grants, NM, graduating high school in 1962. She then attended Haskell Indian College in Lawrence, KS, graduated, and then moved to Washington, DC, where she began work with the Federal Government and met her husband, Robert Caswell. After their 1965 marriage in a Lutheran Church four blocks east of the United States Capitol Building, Gloria and her Husband, who served in the US Army as a medical technician, lived at various military installations in the US until his honorable discharge in 1967. Gloria and Robert returned to Albuquerque, where they have resided ever since. Gloria's hobbies included bowling, golfing, sewing, and cooking for her beloved and loving family. Because of her life-long love of housecats, she eventually she became universally known as "Catswell." Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Pacheco Sr. and Lean Pacheco; brother, Robert Pacheco Jr; and sister, Daisy Frazier. Surviving her are her husband; sons, Benjamin and James, all of Albuquerque; brother, Gilbert Pacheco of Casa Blanca NM; sister, Eleanor Starr of Grapevine TX; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and in-laws. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Laguna Rainbow Elder Center Corporation /Foundation, c/o Kathy Correa, PO Box 290, Casa Blanca, NM 87007, in memory of Gloria. A wake will be held Thursday, December 30, at the family dwelling in Paguate, NM, beginning at 2:00 p.m. There will be a graveside service and burial at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 31, at the Paguate Cemetery. The family thanks all of those who touched Gloria's life, those who loved her and held her dear, and all who participated in her selfless devotion to the well-being of Native Americans and all peoples. We also thank those who participated in helping her move to a higher level, both by participation in her parting ceremonies in person and by being with her in spirit. We thank you all.
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CHAVEZ -- Jerry M. Chavez (50) passed away suddenly on December 28, 2004. He is survived by his sister, Linda Sanchez, of Los Lunas; 2 brothers, Benigno Chavez Jr.and wife Diane of Albuquerque, Paul Chavez and wife Maxine of Albuquerque. He had two nephews, Dylan Chavez of Boston MA and Curtis Chavez of Albuquerque; and two nieces, Crystal Chavez of Hilo, HA and Devin Chavez of Albuquerque. He is survived by his step-daughter, Bernadette Parra. He was also survived by his girlfriend, Delia Sanchez; and his many friends and co-workers. He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Benigno and Frances Chavez of Albuquerque and by his hunting buddy, Mike Chavez. Jerry was born on September 29, 1954 in Belen, NM. He grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from Del Norte High School. He had been employed at Sandia Casino as a MIS Specialist for over 5 years. Jerry was an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He especially enjoyed bow hunting because of the high level of skill required. Because of his skill, there must be many game animals that are sleeping easier tonight. He had many friends that shared his love for the outdoors and they will all treasure their memories of their hunting trips together. Jerry was a hardworking man of many skills and had a sharp sense of humor that will be missed. A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 4, at 4:00 p.m. at Fitzgerald and Son Funeral home at 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE.
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