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SANCHEZ -- Hilario (Larry) Sanchez, 79, of Albuquerque, died Friday, December 10, 2004. He was born on January 17, 1925. Three daughters, all of Albuquerque, survive him; Victoria Eichenberg, Juanita Sanchez, and Judy Pholotchski as well as a son-in-law, Mike Eichenberg; and grandson, Gary Eichenberg; and many relatives and friends. Captured by the Germans in 1944, he was a proud WWII U.S. Army veteran, POW, and highly decorated soldier. An exceptional mechanic, he had over 20 years of service with Sun Motors. Upon retiring, he relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah. He met and fell in love with Mable Lucero where they lived happily with a Chihuahua dog named "Lupe" (outside of Larry's company, a non-stop barker). Mable preceded Mr. Sanchez in death. After Mable's passing, Larry moved back to Albuquerque, living with his daughter, Victoria. Goodbye father, grandfather, father-in-law and honorable soldier. A Rosary will be recited at 9:30 am on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church located at 811 Guaymas Place NE (near Lomas and Pennsylvania). A Mass will immediately follow. Internment at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
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SEBASTIAN -- Caesar (C.R.). After 97 years of a remarkable and fulfilling life, Caesar (C.R.) Sebastian, cherished father of Ann, has joined his beloved wife, Louise, who pre-deceased him in 1993. He passed away on December 12, 2004, of age-related causes. Born December 27, 1906 in Trinidad, Colorado, Mr. Sebastian was the fourth child in a family of 13. His parents, Virginia Ciccone and Charles Sebastian immigrated from Italy in the 1890s and settled on a large farm east of Trinidad. Later, when the family moved to Raton, Caesar attended and graduated from Raton High School as Valedictorian of his class, and went on to receive a Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder. While there he was a member and President of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, a member of the Colorado Marching Band and Phi Beta Kappa. While in Boulder, he was also a member of the Colorado National Guard. In 1931, he moved to Santa Fe where he worked as the Assistant State Comptroller. He met and married Louise Josephine Gross, a Missouri native who was visiting Santa Fe, in 1934, and they had one daughter, born 1937. Subsequently, Sebastian was appointed State Comptroller by then-Governor John E. Miles, beginning what was to be a long and distinguished career with the State of New Mexico in several different capacities and at the behest of Governors Miles, Dempsey, Campbell, Mabry and King, among others. He was a 63-year member of Lions Clubs International where he served as president and treasurer, as well as longtime involvements with Toastmasters Club, the National Society of Public Accountants, where he served as President, and the National Association of Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers as First Vice President. A C.P.A., Caesar established a private accounting firm that thrived in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque for many years, finally closing in 2004. His lifelong love of gardening, his many friendships, and his fiercely independent spirit sustained him to the end. Survived by daughter Ann, Santa Rosa CA; sister Helen Edwards, Raton; brothers Julius V. and Marion T. and sisters-in-law Margaret (Victor) and Cleo (Marion) all of Santa Fe; nieces Terri Sebastian, Socorro, Frieda Sebastian, Santa Fe, Beverly Pecotte (Richard), Farmington NM; Kathy Yob, Glendale CA; nephews Anthony Cafarelli (Margaret), Mesa AZ; Michael Sebastian (Sally), Bainbridge Island WA; Charles Sebastian (Linda), Newport Beach CA; James and Harry Yob, Glendale CA; Mark Edwards (Sue), Carlsbad, and numerous grand-nieces and nephews. Services will be held Thursday, December 16, 2004, 11:00 am, at French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will take place Saturday, December 18, 2004, 2:00 pm, at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Raton, NM. Friends may visit Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lions Eye Foundation, the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, or an organization of your choice. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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SPERRY -- Mildred Lydia Sperry, 94, a longtime resident of Bethesda, Maryland, died Saturday, December 11, 2004 at Hope Hospice in Ft. Myers, FL. She is survived by her son, Roger Sperry and wife, Carol; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Sperry was preceded in death by her husband, Lowell Sperry. She was born March 24, 1910 to Ludvig K. Lee and Betsey Marie Arnegard in Buxton, ND. She was a career federal government employee. Services will be held Friday, 3:00 p.m., at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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WHITEMAN -- Terry L. Whiteman, beloved husband, son, father, brother, grandfather, and friend, passed away suddenly at home on December 13, 2004. Terry was a resident of Rio Rancho and native New Mexican born in Albuquerque on April 28, 1952 to Frank and Geraldine Whiteman. He was currently working for Southwest Engineering at Kirtland Air Force Base. Terry was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing with his sons. He loved singing and dancing, and was known for being a prolific handyman. Terry was preceded in death by his father, Frank Whiteman; brother, Randy Whiteman; sister, Bonnie; and his stepfather, Pete Costello. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Whiteman; mother, Geraldine Costello; his two sons, Tosh Whiteman and fiance Kyleen Kuszmaul; and Ry Whiteman and dog Farley; his former wife, Blanche Whiteman; brothers, Ron Whiteman and wife Barbara, Tim Whiteman and wife Cindy, and Kevin LaCostello; his grandchildren, Austin Tilley and Keegan Whiteman; and a host of other family members, friends, and coworkers that will deeply miss him. A memorial service for Terry will be held on Friday, December 17, 2004, at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Sunrise Funeral Options in Rio Rancho with Pastor Robert Hall as officiant. Services under the care of: Sunrise Funeral Options 2400 Southern Blvd. Rio Rancho, NM (505) 891-9192
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ADAIR -- Bert Adair, age 81, a resident of Belen, NM, passed away on December 10, 2004. Bert was born in Chicago, IL and was raised in Quincy, IL. Bert enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943, was stationed in England, serving in the 8th Air Force during WWII. Bert served for 20 years in the Air Force and retired as Chief Master Sergeant. Bert was a member of the Shriners. He enjoyed and colleted model trains and old cars and was a member of the Mustang Club. Bert was also a member of the 8th Air Force Historical Society. Bert is preceded in death by his parents, Agnes Miller Adair and Bert Adair, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Armeda June Deatherage Adair; daughter, Robin Adair; granddaughters, Erin Molly, Kourtney Kelley; grandson, Joshua David Hodges; son, Thomas Scott Adair and his wife, Lisa; granddaughters, Delilah Maria Adair, Alex Sandra Kayle Adair, Zoey Ann Adair; her son Daniel Patrick Adair and his wife, Melonie; daughter, Melissa Ann Brown and her husband, Paul and a granddaughter, Abigail June Brown. Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main St.
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BALLARD -- Davina "Dee" Ballard, 52, loving wife of David Ballard and a resident of Albuquerque since 1997, passed away peacefully, Saturday, December 10th, 2004, after a long illness. Dee, loving daughter of James Seivewright and the late Ann Seivewright; daughter-in-law of Catherine Ballard and the late George Ballard; loving sister of Audrey Seivewright, Alistair Seivewright, Ann Dibbens and husband, Raymond, Maureen Ross and husband, Cameron, Maurice Seivewright, Karen & Richard Sohayda, loving aunt of Denise, Louise, Adam, Heather, Dawn, Allen. She was a nursing coordinator for Presbyterian Hospital Pre-Admission Center and PACU. She had been a member of First Presbyterian Church. Services will be Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Westside Chapel, Tuesday, December 14, 2004 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (505) 897-0300
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CASEY -- Altha Juanita Casey, 84, born in Tishamingo, Oklahoma in 1920, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died on Saturday, December 11, 2004. Altha is survived by her husband of 37 years, Ed Casey; sister, Marie Lickty and husband Dick; brother-in-law, J. Frank Casey; 6 grandchildren, Kelli Johnson, Cindi Conradson, James Webber, Gary Ray Webber, Billy Waide Webber, Jody Davis; 12 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandson; several nieces, nephews and family members. Altha is also survived by many special friends including Mildred and Fred Garms and family and Melva Chavez. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Connie Jo Johnson, son, Estle E. Webber, one brother and 3 sisters, step-son, Mark Casey, parents, Estle and Amy Stroud and father-and mother in-law Wiley S. and Bessie L. Casey. Altha was a traffic supervisor for Mountain Bell for 24 years and retired in 1977. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and the Presbyterian Volunteer Auxiliary, where she logged nearly 4000 hours of volunteer work at Kaseman Hospital Day Surgery. Altha also worked in the gift shop on occasion. Services will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary, 1100 Central Ave. NM, 87106, or Alzheimer's Association, 8100 Mountain Road NE, Suite 102, 87110. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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COFFEY -- Clifford Winston Mr. Clifford Winston Coffey, 86, of Venetia, PA, died at 10 am Wednesday, December 8, 2004, in McMurray Hills Manor. He was a devoted Husband, Father, and Grandfather. Born February 27, 1918 to Austin Jullian Coffey and Nancy Luetty Yell in Mayfield, Oklahoma, he grew up on the family farm and graduated early from primary education received in a one room school house. He received his B.A. in Agriculture majoring in Agronomy from Oklahoma A & M College, completing the 4-year program in 3 years. Mr. Coffey honorably served in WWII as a Seaman 1st Class in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Morberly as an Aerographer's Mate. He worked as a Soil Scientist for the U.S. Soil Conservation Service and later worked as an appraiser with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and was responsible for assessing counties in Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. Mr. Coffey was an avid golfer and proudly served as President of the Paradise Hills Country Club in Albuquerque, NM. He was a 15 year hospital volunteer at St. Joseph West Hospital in Rio Rancho, NM. On May 30, 1940 he married Velma Carmelita Tinker of Stillwater OK, who died October 15, 1995. Mr. Coffey is survived by a brother, Austin Doyle Coffey of Payson, AZ; a daughter, Andrea Nanette Carriere of Basking Ridge, NJ; two grandchildren, Lance Douglas Carriere of Madison, NJ and Jeanna-Mar Simmons of Venetia, PA; and two great-grandchildren, Lance Andrew Carriere and Chelsea Madison Carriere, both of Madison, NJ. Services in PA will be private. In the near future, both Mr. and Mrs. Coffey will be interred in "Brookside," the Yell family cemetery in Roger Mills County, OK.
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DALTON -- Edla Burch Dalton, age 81, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2004. She was a longtime resident of Albuquerque, having retired from Bluher Lumber Company. Edla is survived by her husband, Bobby B. Dalton; daughter, Denise Simon; two grandsons; one great-granddaughter; other family members and friends who loved and will miss her. Services are pending. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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DILLARD -- Ralph E. Dillard Lt. Col. USA (Ret.), May 13, 1915 to December 10, 2004. He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Dillard Butler and her husband Marvin J. Butler, grandsons Charles T. Walter, his wife Stephanie, his children Lisa Marie Romero, Cynthia Rose, and Charles Christopher, his new children Mason Whitener and Emily Zumwalt, William Ralph E. Walter, wife Mary and their daughter Jennifer, Christopher R. Walter, his wife Geri and their children Christian and Daniel, and his only granddaughter Dorothy Marie Beggio, her husband Sean and their children David and Timothy. He is also survived by three special friends, Lu Beggio and Ruby Perez, and Mike, Tammy and Mariah Johnston and three nieces, Barbara, Carol, and Cindy. He was preceded in death by his father Ralph E. Dillard Sr., mother Frances Barker Dillard, his beloved wife Betty (Ruby E. Dillard) whom he adored for 49 years and his three pals Bart, Susie, and Murphy. Ralph enlisted in the Army in the early 1940s and started his career at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. He then spent 3 years on the Missouri State Highway Patrol. During this time, he apprehended a dangerous criminal and had his story broadcast on Gang Busters and printed in a Detective magazine. He reenlisted in the Army in 1947 where he served until 1968. He was very proud of both his civilian and military police career. He was a member of Mesa Lodge 68, Scottish Rite Temple, Ballut Abyad Legion of Honor, Sojourners, VFW 401 and American Legion Post 99. Visitation will be at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Sunday, December 12, 2004, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Monday, December 13, 2004, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. He will be sorely missed by the family who loved to spoil him especially Dede. Private interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. There will be no services per Ralph's request. In lieu of flowers, Ralph asked that memorial contributions be made to the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranches, 6209 Hendrix NE, 87110. "...and I will raise you up on eagles wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun and hold you in the palm of My hand..." French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, 275-3500
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