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BARKER -- Jeffrey (Jeff) Robert Barker 1972-2004. Jeff Barker, age 32, a former resident of Albuquerque, most recently living in Seattle, WA, passed away in Baring, WA, Monday, July 5, 2004, while on a base- jumping adventure. Jeff is survived by his parents, Betty and Robert Barker; his sister, Kari and her husband, Kal Wong, and their son, Ashten; his grandmother, Emma Idell Hughes, all of Dallas, TX; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins: Terry L. Hughes and son, Tyson, Doyle W. Hughes, and wife, Vicky, and their children, Cody and Eric; Johnnie and Lynne Barker and their children, Stacy and Mary Jo; Carolyn and Larry Madsen and their children, Anne, Ted, and Alan; Martin and Annette Barker and their children, Francine, Tommy John, and Madeline; and Margaret Ann Barker, from throughout the United States. Jeff's grandparents, M. Patricia and Johnnie E. Barker Sr., and W. Pete Hughes, nephew Justin Hughes, and cousin Christy Pat Barker preceded him in death. Jeff was born in Albuquerque, NM, January 27, 1972. In 1990, he graduated from Cibola High School. In 1995, he graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor's Degree in Business. Jeff's first job after college was with Boeing Aircraft in Seattle. It was then he developed a love for and a desire to live in that area. The nearby mountains provided him availability for skiing and snowboarding. Desiring to travel, he worked a short time as a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines, but soon returned to his preferred Seattle area to work for Quellis Financial. Jeff had still not found his career niche in life. In 2003, he took a sabbatical and traveled throughout Europe on his own. While there, he first learned to parachute and skydive. When he returned, he settled back in Seattle, and went to work for the Pro Bowling Association. A memorial service was held Thursday evening, July 8, 2004 in Seattle, following cremation. A memorial service is also being held in Albuquerque, NM, Monday, July 12, at 11:00 a.m., at the Tabernacle of Praise, 6013 Paradise Hills Boulevard. The Pastor, Reverend Jerry Johnson will officiate. Jeff was always an adventurous sort, learning and participating in varied thrill-seeking activities. Many of us remember when as a little boy, and he rode his ATV by himself from Paradise Hills to the Rio Puerco. "He died doing what he loved to do," said Betty Betty Barker, the victim's mother, (speaking to the Seattle Times Tuesday July 6, 2004 from her home in Carrollton, Texas.) "We're devastated. " Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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BARRY -- Lillian E. Barry, 75. of 319 E. Federal Street, Allentown PA, died July 8, 2004 in St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the Late Gregor and Stella (Yost) Dunst. She previously lived in Albuquerque, NM, for 37 years, and was an office employee at PNM Electric Company in Albuquerque for over 30 years. She was of the Catholic faith. Survivors: sister, Stella G. Young and brother, George Dunst, both of Allentown; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews. Pre-deceased by a sister, Emma Makuta. Services: Private, no calling hours. Arrangements: K.V. Knopp Funeral Home, Allentown.
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BORGMAN -- Byron F. "Barney" Borgman, born July 1, 1919 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, completed his journey July 8, 2004. He is preceded in death by his mother, Ethel Ferne Borgman; his sisters, Maxine Johnson and Ruth Egolf. Surviving him are his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Greg Garcia; and granddaughters, Amanda and Alexandra; son, Tim Chavez; grandchildren, Kelly Smith, Kristi Tenorio, Jim Grayson, and their parents, Norman Grayson and Myra Grayson; sister, Janice Reed and husband, Luther; brothers, Charles Borgman and wife, Sandy, Ernest Borgman and wife, Dorothy; loving niece, Dana Etscorn; nephew, Byron Reed; special great-niece, Shelbi Etscorn; and numerous other wonderful nieces and nephews. He had many enduring friends whose life he touched in countless ways. We thank Dr. Daniel B. Freedman and the Presbyterian Heart Group; Barbara Waggoner and the ICU staff of Presbyterian; and very special thanks to Hospice at Anna Kaseman Hospice. Memorial Service will be held on July 11, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at Grand Court Chapel, 300 Valencia SE in Albuquerque.
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CHANEY -- Leslie Jane Lerner Chaney, 57, a long time resident of New Mexico, was called home to be with Our Heavenly Father on Monday, July 5, 2004, after being hit by a semi on westbound I-40 on June 25, 2004. Leslie was born July 29, 1946 at MacDill AFB, Florida to Hilda Jane (Kitty) and Samuel Lerner. Leslie traveled around the country as an Air Force "brat" until her father retired in 1963 at Walker AFB in Roswell, NM. She graduated from Roswell High School, received a B.S. in Education in New Jersey and received a Masters Degree in Art at the University of New Mexico. Leslie went on to teach in the Newark Public Schools where she did the most she could for her students; which included getting them a ride on a TWA airplane. She also taught at the Zuni reservation and finished her colorful 25-year teaching career in Estancia, New Mexico. In 1968, Leslie became gravely ill from nephritis and was kept alive via kidney dialysis; which was very new at the time. In 1969, her father donated a kidney for a transplant and acquired the finest transplant talent in the world. Leslie and Sam had their surgery at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City and went on to become one of the very first truly successful kidney transplant recipients. Her new kidney lasted the remainder of her life (about 35 years). Leslie divorced her first husband, Stephen Levitt, after hardships resulting from chronic illness and moved back to New Mexico in the early 70's. Not too long after, she met and later married William Safford Chaney Jr. where they remained married until his death in February of this year. Leslie is survived by her father, Samuel Lerner and her brother, Frank Lerner, and his wife, Kathleen, and their two children, Michael and Sarah, all of Albuquerque, NM. Anyone who knew Leslie found her to be loving, generous and having a special zeal for life. Leslie will be missed by all that knew her. Services will be held Saturday, July 10, 2004, at 1:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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CLOHESSY -- David James "Uncle Dave" Clohessy died quietly July 6, 2004, while in residence at Albuquerque Manor, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born June 29, 1921, on Staten Island, New York, the third of nine children born to William Harold Clohessy and Helen Emma (Williams) Clohessy. He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Helen (Cook) Clohessy, who passed away February 14, 1997. He enlisted in the Regular Army during World War II after completing Electrician training at the New York Trade School. He found service in the military as a Machinist with the 739 Engineer Heavy Shop Company in North Africa, Italy, France and Japan. He was Honorably Discharged December 15, 1945 with the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Philippines Liberation Ribbon. As with much of his generation, he returned home and settled down to a quiet life of work and providing sustenance. Settled in Staten Island, he was Boys Director at The Leake and Watts Children's Home in Yonkers, New York for the few years directly after World War II. Seeking employment as a machinist, he worked for Hewit Robins, a maker of foam rubber parts for pads, mattresses, cushions, and the such as their Production Foreman. When Hewit Robins changed their product line, he went to work as machinist in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a parts manufacturer to the printing trade. When the Company moved its operations to Stamford, Connecticut, he gained work as a machinist with the S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co. S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co. moved to New Jersey, which brought him to the Delco Tool & Die Company. Delco Tool & Die was the sole provider of tool and die and line maintenance services to Proctor & Gamble's manufacturing operations. He retired as Delco Tool & Die Company Foreman after twenty-some years. He is noted to occasionally demonstrate a bit of stubbornness. But more often, he is noted to have an abounding sense of humor, a love and understanding of his fellow man, and never-ending love and care for his family and friends. He is survived by a son, David Charles Clohessy of Tahoe City, California; an older sister, Dorothy Elizabeth (Clohessy) Fox of Escondido, California; a step-niece, Dianne (Cook) Uzdawinis of Albuquerque, New Mexico: two grandchildren, David and Cami; and two great-grandchildren, Alex and Max. Thus begins the time of memory. Love endures. A memorial Mass for David James Clohessy will be held at Immaculate Conception, 6th and Tijeras, on Monday, July 12, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. He will be interred at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe that same day at 1:30 p.m. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd NE 823-9400
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EDWARDS -- W. Sterling Edwards, 83, died at home in Albuquerque on June 28 after a long struggle with multiple system atrophy related to Parkinson's Disease. He was a visionary medical researcher, surgeon and teacher. Dr. Edwards was a pioneer in cardiovascular surgery. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama on July 23, 1920. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1942 and later received an MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1945 to 1948. He was a professor of surgery at the Medical College of Alabama from 1952 to 1969 and at the University of New Mexico from 1969 to 1987. He volunteered on the medical ship Hope in 1968, stationed off the coast of Sri Lanka. From 1974 to 1987 he served as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of New Mexico. In retirement, he worked with persons suffering from terminal illnesses to help them better communicate with their health providers. His wife, Ann Dudley Edwards, preceded him in death in 2002. He is survived by his son, Bruce of Albuquerque and his wife, Paula and their children, Laura and Robert; his son, Peter of Albuquerque and his wife, Ana and their children, Will and Sandy; his son, Wyman of Albuquerque and his stepchildren, Amadeo and Nina Gonzales; his daughter, Kitty of Boulder, Colorado and her husband, Carl Lineberger; his sisters, Alabama E. Williams and Betsy E. Pless of Birmingham, Alabama; and his brother, Leon Wyman Edwards of Birmingham, Alabama. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. July 10 in Keller Hall, located next to Popejoy Hall on the campus of the University of New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the W. Sterling Edwards MD Endowed Professorship, University of New Mexico Foundation, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-001 or Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 1869, Merrifield, VA 22116-9644.
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GALLEGOS -- Luciano Gallegos, The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Memorial Mass. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW, (505) 247-4124.
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HECKMAN -- Nancy Gable Heckman, 60, died July 6, 2004, in San Jose, CA. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she met her love, Ray, in Albuquerque, NM. They moved to San Jose in 1977. Nancy was the daughter of Helen and Floyd Heckman and daughter in law of Rose Payton. She is survived by her husband, Ray, her kids, Dee and Eric (Anna), grandkids, Owen & Ethan, sisters, Joyce (Don) Cooper and Joan Gentry (Don), her extended family, Ed (Lynda) Heckman and Judy (John) Tye. A Celebration of Nancy's life will be held this Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 121 S. White Rd., in San Jose. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Memory of Nancy Heckman, 675 N First St., #1100, SJ, CA 95112
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HOUK -- Merle Beatrice Houk, 86, God's faithful servant, passed away on July 8, 2004. Merle is survived by her husband of sixty years, Howard Houk, both of whom were residents of Albuquerque for over forty years. She is also survived by her daughter, Barbara Field; two granddaughters, Jessica and Olivia Field of London, England; her sister, Claire Guentz of Albuquerque; a great-nephew, Bob Hall of Albuquerque; and other relatives residing throughout the United States. She is preceded in death by her dear son, Delbert, who died in Albuquerque in 1963 at the age of 15. Merle (nee Lujan) grew up in Clayton, NM, went to the university in Portales, and worked in Santa Fe, where she met and married Howard, who practiced law there. Merle was a talented artist and an active member of St. Mark's on the Mesa Episcopal Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many, and was loved dearly by those who knew her. She was an example of grace, style and beauty. She died in the peace of the Lord, her life's work completed. Her funeral will take place at St. Mark's on the Mesa on Monday, July 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Placement of the cremated remains will take place at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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HOVEY-SANCHEZ -- Frances R. Hovey-Sanchez, March 27, 1928- July 6, 2004. Frances passed away at home after a very long illness. Frances was born in Cabezon, NM, to Bernadino P. and Florinda M Hovey. She is survived by her son, Steven F. Sanchez, his wife, Mary, grandsons, Sean Sanchez, Aaron Sanchez & granddaughter Tanya Sanchez; her other son, Michael L. Sanchez, and his son, Ramie. Frances retired after 35 years from Qwest, formerly Mountain Bell, and was a member of the telephone pioneers. She was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rosary will be held on Monday the 12th of July at 7:00 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Funeral will be held on Tuesday the 13th of July, at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed with entombment at Mt. Calvary Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Aaron Sanchez, Sean Sanchez, Donald Jaramillo, Allen Jaramillo, Paul Madrid and Melecio Griego. Any flower arrangements may be sent to Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th Street NW Alb. NM 87107 343-8008.
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