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LOUCK -- Joe Louck, 34, of Santa Fe, died of pneumonia at Lovelace Medical Center, Albuquerque, November 28, 2004. Joe was born April 10, 1970 in Los Alamos and grew up there. He graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1988. He enjoyed greatly the outdoors, camping, hiking, caving, and horse back riding with his brothers and friends. He loved animals, especially dogs, and his kindness opened the door to many. He also loved children, and entertained many at Halloween with his unique costumes, decorations, and personally prepared hand-outs to the trick-or-treat callers. He was a graduate of the University of New Mexico in 1993 with a degree in biochemistry. He held himself and his colleagues to the highest standard of integrity and honesty in his chosen profession of environmental engineering, which led him through a number of challenging jobs, the most recent being with Adelante Consulting. His brother, Sam, preceding him in death in 1995. He is survived by his parents, Jim and Marge Louck, former Los Alamos residents, now in Santa Fe; his brother, Tom, of Albuquerque; and many other friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary, 369 Montezuma Ave, #130, Santa Fe, NM 87501. A Memorial Service will be held at the United Church of Los Alamos, Saturday, December 11, 1:30 p.m.
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MADRID -- Martha Madrid, 97, a resident of Albuquerque for 10 years, died Friday, December 3, 2004. She is survived by her son, Gilbert Madrid and wife, Ruth; daughter, Pauline Gerhardt and husband, Ben; grandchildren, Gayla Gurule, Mitchell Madrid, Curtis Madrid, Michael Gerhardt and wife, Carol, Annabelle Gerhardt, Kathy Barela and husband, Pat, Rita Muriel and husband, Robert, all of Albuquerque, Louie Gerhardt and wife, Melinda of Denver, CO, Bobby Gerhardt and wife, Elaine, Marlene Killinger and husband, Bryan and Eddie Gonzales and wife, Marcie; special friend Loretta Cordova, all of Albuquerque; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters, Cordilia Geoffrion of Las Vegas, NM and Mary Trujillo of Santa Fe; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Madrid was preceded in death by her husband, Jacobo Madrid; and daughter, Anabel Gonzalez. She was the longest living native of Trementina, NM. Mrs. Madrid and her husband owned and operated a ranch . Rosary will be recited Sunday, 5:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. NE, with Catherine Telles reciting. Mass will be celebrated at Holy Family Catholic Church, 5500 Atrisco Dr. SW, Monday, 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Michael Gerhardt, Bobby Gerhardt, Bryan Killinger, Curtis Madrid, Gabriel Gurule and Mitchell Madrid. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Gonzales and Louie Gerhardt. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. NE, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Ambercare Hospice, 2403 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Suite W-9, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Special thanks to the Ladera Nursing staff and Ambercare Hospice. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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MARTINEZ -- George Martinez, 47, a resident of Tijeras, died December 2, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Esther Martinez; daughter, Andrea Gilmore and husband TomPaul; son, Reuben Martinez; daughter, Inez Tresise and husband Sean; daughter, Stephanie Martinez; four grandchildren, Rebecca, Ashley, Alexis, and Mateo; sister, Mary Lou Hickey of Paris, TX. George was a man full of life and loved to live it to it's fullest. He enjoyed to fish, hunt, and spend time in the outdoors where he was known to hike and ride his mountain bike. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be deeply missed by his family. George had many motto's to live his life by but his favorite was "Good things happen to good people" and "Enjoy life." Rosary will be recited on Sunday, December 5, 2004 at 4:00 pm at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas NE. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am on Monday, December 6, 2004. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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MCCRACKEN -- Beulah A. McCracken, 96, a resident of Albuquerque since 1945, died Thursday, December 2, 2004. She is survived by her sons, Jim McCracken and wife, Irene and Bill McCracken; grandchildren, Jim McCracken II and wife, Cathy, Ralph McCracken and wife, Carolyn, Vickie and Debbie; several great-grandchildren including, Corinne McCracken and Rebecca Padilla; great-great-grandchildren including, Anita Padilla and Paul Padilla; brother, G.W. Moore; and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. McCracken was preceded in death by her husband, Noel McCracken; two brothers, T.E. Moore and E.J. Moore. She worked for many years as a social secretary for the Salvation Army in New Mexico. Mrs. McCracken was a member of First Baptist Church. Graveside services were held earlier at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 6211 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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MERRIKEN -- Steven G. Merriken, age 52, passed away peacefully at home, Monday, November 29, 2004, after a long illness. He was born in Glendale, California and moved to Albuquerque as a child. Steven proudly served his country in the US. Army, and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, his father and a niece. Steven is survived by his wife Annette; mother, Barbara Merriken; son, Kanaan Merriken and wife Kari; daughter, Aimee Cutshaw and husband Shaman; granddaughter, Elora Cutshaw; brother, Louis Merriken and wife Lettie; sisters, Allison Hooten, Kelly Combs and husband Shane; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a host of friends. Also surviving is his beloved calico cat, Little Girl. A viewing will be held in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. on Monday, December 6, 2004 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will follow, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:30pm, with military honors. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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OLGUIN -- Theresa Olguin, 69, our beloved mother, daughter, sister, and grandmother, was born March 22, 1935 in Magdalena, NM. She went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 1, 2004. Theresa was employed at Levi Strauss for 18 years. Her greatest love was her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Theresa was preceded in death by her loving husband, Gillie Olguin; grandson, Reyes Apodaca; father, Leondro Zamora; and brother, Paul Zamora. She is survived by her mother, Josefita Zamora; children, Anthony Olguin and wife Bertha, Joseph Olguin and wife Stephanie, David Olguin and wife Elvie, Anna Apodaca and husband Carlos, Evelyn Brannen and husband David of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren, Amador, Gabriel and Margo Olguin, Desiree Kearney and husband Shaun, Deidre, Brandis, Aryssa and Joshua Olguin, Erica Olguin, Miquela, Emilia and Sofia Apodaca, Kellsie, Sarah, Sawyer and Kaitlin Brannen; great-grandchildren, Anthony Olguin, Rose Kelley Kearney and Jude Chavez; sisters, Emma Zamora, Stella Vargas and husband Pete; in- laws, Bennie Zamora, Aurelia and Pete Jaramillo of Jarales; and aunt, Margaret Sedillo, of Lakeside, AZ. Theresa will be greatly missed by her nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Services will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church, 4th and Mildred NW., in Albuquerque. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday, December 5, 2004 at 5:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 6, 2004 at 10:00 am, with Fr. Ron Carrillo as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 pm. Honorary pallbearers will include, Amador Olguin, Gabriel Olguin, Anthony Olguin II, Joshua Olguin, and Jude Chavez. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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PEREZ -- Antonia Perez, age 78, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister was called home by our Heavenly Father, Friday, December 3, 2004. She was born on May 17, 1925 in Santa Rita, NM. Antonia was a resident of Bernalillo and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Antonia enjoyed traveling, fishing and especially spending time with her loving family. She was preceded in death by her father, Juan Leyba; and a son Manuel Leyba. Antonia is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Toby Perez; her children, Lucy Aragon and husband Bernardo, Robert Perez and wife Theresa, and Max Perez all of Bernalillo, Viola Vines and husband Dudley of Rio Rancho, Katie Borrego and husband Jim of Pueblo, CO; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her mother, Juana Leyba of Hurley, NM; her siblings, Josie Dominguez , Genevieve Pena and husband Fred, Juan Leyba Jr. all of Bayard, NM, Yolanda Schmelza and husband Roger of Silver City, NM, and Dessie Pena and husband Manuel of Hurley, NM, Albert Leyba and wife Esperanza of Carson City, NV; numerous nieces, nephews, and other beloved family members and friends. Antonia will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends. A Rosary will be recited Monday at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. also at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Raul Aragon, Alex Aragon, Max Perez, Jr., Andrew Perez, Manuel Borrego, and Aaron Trujillo. Honorary bearers will be Jacob Rivera, Anthony Dominguez, Leonard Dominguez, Fred Trujillo, and Michael Trujillo. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW 898-3160
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PERKINS -- James A. Perkins, 74, born on December 13, 1930 in Harrison, Texas, passed away on December 3, 2004. He is survived by Eleanor, his loving wife of 53 years, and his sister, Kathryn Short. He is also survived by his five children and 21 grandchildren: daughter Michelle and husband Paul Rerarchik, parents of Anthony, Christopher, and Alicia; daughter Debra, parent of Leah, Daniel, Nathan, and Aurelia; son Paul, his wife Micaela, parents of Brennan and Spencer; son Andrew and wife Christa, parents of Michael, John, Byran, Rachael, Joseph, Peter and Dominic; daughter Angela and husband Todd Pease, parents of Jenny, Mary, Todd-Michael, Vivian, and James. James retired from the Air Force on September 8, 1967 after 20 years of proud service. Rosary will be recited on Sunday, December 5, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. Mass will be celebrated Monday, December 6, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. at The Shrine of St. Bernadette, 11401 Indian School. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Casa Angelica Home, 5629 Isleta Blvd. SW, Albuquerque, NM, 87105, (505) 877-5763. He will be laid to rest at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Special thanks for all their love and kindness to Margaret and Susan Myers, Mr. and Mrs. Fahrback, Mr. and Mrs. Monnin, Mr. and Mrs. Mack, and dear neighbors. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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ROSS -- Mary E. S. Ross, 81 of Albuquerque, NM passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, November 30, 2004. Mary was born on February 2, 1923 in Asbury Park NJ, the first daughter of Dr. John Patterson Sampson and Agnes M. Henry Sampson. She graduated from Asbury Park High (1941) and Trenton State Teachers College (1945) majoring in elementary education. She earned a Masters of Education Degree from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff in 1968. Married in 1947 to Louis Ross of Asbury Park, she had one son. She divorced and moved to New Mexico in 1953 where she joined the Bureau of Indian Affairs, serving on the Pueblo and Navajo Reservations in many locations. She was a teacher, principal, BIA administrator in Washington D.C. and an Area Director in Window Rock, AZ where she retired from the BIA in 1984. Mary moved to Albuquerque, was an honored member of the Daughters of the King, Society of Mary and the Altar Guild for St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Mary actively volunteered with the Gray Gladiators, working with the Museum of Natural History, the annual Balloon Festival, the annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow, the public library and other events. She enjoyed the Senior Knitting Club, crossword puzzles, tennis and travel. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her son, Paul (Sherrie) Anthony Ross, of Salt Lake City, Utah; a sister, Mrs. Alyss Martin of Woodbury, NJ; four grandchildren, Mrs. Rebecca (Francis) Darlene Gonsalves, Major Pete (Tannia) Anthony Ross, Captain Shawn (Christie) Clinton Ross currently serving in Afghanistan, and Mrs. Nakia (Carlos) Maria Smith; one niece, Ms. Carolynn Elyce Martin; eleven great grandchildren, many very supportive cousins and a host of good friends. Services will be held at the James H. Hunt Funeral Home, 126 Ridge Ave, Asbury Park, NJ, 07712, Thursday, December 9, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. Interment: Sand Ridge Cemetery. Memorial services will be held on Monday, December 13, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1500 Chelwood Park Blvd. NE. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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ROTH -- Our beloved mother and cherished wife of Arthur for nearly 59 years, Gloria Mary Roth passed to Our Lord on Thursday, December 2, 2004. Mom touched every individual she encountered with joy, kindness and love. Her generosity of spirit and substance was experienced by countless souls. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Emily Gray; brothers, Kenneth and Donald, as well as her son, Kenneth. Gloria is survived by her husband, Arthur; brother, Joseph Gray; children, Liebe Mary Roth, Cecilia and husband, Jim Muntz, Erica and husband, Alan Tresemer, Heidi and husband, Larry Tafoya, Arthur and wife, Colleen, Gretchen and husband, Michael McCallum and Michael and wife, Karen. She was a loving Grandmother to Kevin, Karl and Michelle Tresemer; Jason and Joshua Bolles; Eli and Ben Jones; Kelsey and Dane Tresemer; Tinini and Beata Tsosie; Leo, Elizabeth and Patricia Tafoya; Jake, Alex and Kelly Roth and Alex and Isabel Roth. Gloria also loved her great grandchildren, Simone, Kristen, Caleb, Maya, Kateri, Kenneth and Riley. Rosary will be recited Monday, December 6, 2004, 9:30 am, at Risen Savior Catholic Community followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Interment will take place on Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 10:30 am, at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Hospice/Palliative Care at 8100 Constitution Place NE, 87110. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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