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LUCERO -- Raymundo M. In Loving Memory Raymundo M. Lucero November 5, 1935 - October 6, 2003 Our dearest dad, we think of you each day. We feel your arms around us and Your love helps us get through our days. You're looking down upon us and guiding us on our way. It's very hard without you, each and every day. People always tell us, the grieving will subside. But how can it get better without you by our side? One day we'll meet again in the Heavens up above And your memories will help us never forget your love. We'll keep that love within us, until we meet again. Dad, we all miss you very much. Your Loving Family
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MADRID -- Carmen Madrid passed away peacefully Saturday at her home at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard (Leo) Madrid; and her granddaughter, Amanda (Mandy) Marquez. She is survived by her nine children, Kathryn Marquez and husband, Henry, Lillian Martinez and husband, Ralph, Lucille Mathews and husband, Terry, Leonard Madrid and wife, Margaret, Michael Madrid, Robert Madrid and wife, Dorothy, Carmel Barela and husband, Albert and Lisa Sanchez and husband, Andy; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosella Turrietta; one brother, Joe Aragon; and a lifelong friend, Minnie Baca. Carmen will be deeply missed by her loving family. The family would like to thank all their family and friends for their expressions of sympathy and kindness extended tot them during their time of sorrow. Also a special thank you to her nurse Barbara Egelman. Services will be held on Friday morning at 11:30 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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MAEKER -- Howard E. (Buddy) Maeker passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2004. Buddy was born on August 20, 1930 in Wilson, TX. The Memorial Service for Buddy will be held on Friday, October 8, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Sunrise Funeral Options, 2400 Southern Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho. Private interment will take place in Wilson, TX at a later time. Following the Memorial Service, family and friends may gather at the Maeker's home for a reception. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Sunrise Funeral Options 2400 Southern Blvd. SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 891-9192
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ROYBAL -- Robert "Bobby" Roybal was born January 22, 1935 and died October 4, 2004. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julian and Ramona Roybal; daughter, Mary Yanez; granddaughters, Felicia and Angel; sister, Martha Felix; and brother, Joe Roybal. Bobby leaves behind his beloved wife, Rosemary Patricia Roybal; beloved brother, Julian Roybal and wife, Jennie; beloved sisters, Pola Richardson, Florine Torres, and Esther Avila; his beloved sons and daughter, Robert Roybal Jr. and family, Juliana Roybal Quezda and family, Albert Roybal Rival, David Bris and wife, Alice; his beloved grandchildren, Robert Roybal III, Julian Roybal, Tanya Roybal, Angelina Roybal, Gabriel Roybal, Rachel Bris, and Shadyac Bris; great-grandchildren, Julia Natalie Quezada, and D. J. Munoz. Bobby also leaves behind his friend and brother, Leo and Claudette Romero and family; all of his friends, Ernie Saavadra and family, Larry and Smitty Castio, Charlie Perez, Angel and Elizabeth Trujillo (C.L.) and family; his beloved dogs, Miguel Roy and Rosa Maria Roybal. "So long everybody and I'll see you down the road sometime." A viewing will be held in the Chapel of Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Memorial services will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church, 4th and Mildred NW., on Thursday, October 7, 2004 with a Rosary beginning at 10:00 a.m. concluded with a Communion service. The family requests no flowers, and memorial contributions be made to St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Mildred NW. Abq., NM. 87107. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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SCOTT -- Virginia C. Scott, 94, a long time resident of Albuquerque, died at Albuquerque Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, October 5, 2004, after a brief illness. She is survived by her only son, Lynn E. Scott and wife, Joan of Albuquerque; and two grandsons, Michael Scott of Rio Rancho and Mark Scott of Merritt Island, FL. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, B.L. Scott in 1985. She was born July 10, 1910 in Palestine, IL. Virginia moved to Albuquerque with her parents in 1928 after a tornado destroyed their town of Murphysboro, IL. She married B. L. Scott in Albuquerque in 1931. He owned and operated Scotty's Garage on Central Ave. in Old Town for many years. Virginia was a retired secretary from the Fish and Wildlife office and a member of the First Methodist Church. Graveside services will be held on Friday, 2:00 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, with Rev. Donna Kay Jackson officiating. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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SIERRA -- Mateo Sierra passed on to be with Our Lord on October 3, 2004. Mateo Sierra was born on September 21, 1918. He died peacefully under the loving watch of his family. He is preceded in death by his father, Guadalupe Sierra; mother, Clara Sierra; grandsons, Joseph Sanchez and Jesusito Prieto. He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1938. He served in the Army Co. C 873rd Engineer Aviation Battalion and was stationed in the South West Pacific Area for four years. He worked for Lembke Construction Co. from 1955 to 1987 as a construction Superintendent and constructed many notable buildings in New Mexico. He is survived by Margaret Sierra; his daughter, Rita Saavedra; son, Raymond and wife, Theresa Sierra; son, Paul and wife, Sophie Sierra; daughter, Patty Sierra; son, Sammy and wife, Teresa Sierra; son, Jerry and wife, Kathy Sierra; brothers, John and wife, Dorothy Sierra, Lupe and wife, Annie Sierra, Mike and wife, Juanita Sierra; sisters, Mary and husband, David Trujillo, Elodia and husband, Herman Sanchez, and Virgie Castillo; and survived by 21 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Visitation for Mr. Sierra will be held on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2004 also at St. Francis Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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WALKER -- Dale B. Walker passed away in the peace and comfort of the family home on October 1, 2004. Dale was born in Raton, NM on November 13, 1925 to Dale B. and Iva Bess Walker. His parents; son, Jason; brother, David; and sister, Mary preceded him in death. He is survived by Dorothy Anderson Walker; daughter, Julie; sons, Cody and Kitry; sister, Robin Walker; and very special friends Jimmie and Barbara Goldstein. He served in the Army Air Corps at Lowrey Field during WWII. He entered the University of New Mexico in 1946 and received his JD from George Washington University in 1948. While in Washington he served as secretary and clerk for Senator Dennis Chavez. Dale developed lifelong friendships all over the state when the Senator visited his constituents. Upon graduation from GW, he returned to Albuquerque to practice law. Dale formed a partnership with Peter Gallagher and they practiced law together for 18 years. After Peter retired, Dale enjoyed a solo practice for 14 years. Dale was instrumental in working with Wilhelmina Coe in developing the Heights YMCA. He served on the Western Streams Commission and enjoyed working closely with the late Steve Reynolds. Dale was very involved with his children in Little League, YAFL, and Boy Scouts. Dale taught all his children how to hunt fish and set up a comfortable camp. Dale retired in 1989 to his cabin in Ute Park, NM. He enjoyed fishing Eagle Nest lake, reading Western History, biographies of the founding fathers and presidents, and watching the New York Yankees. He also made sure that all the birds and squirrels and foxes had plenty to eat. He loved his family his country, and especially New Mexico. Friends and family are invited to gather at the family house, 6308 Natalie Ave NE, from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6th. As Dale would always say, "Keep the faith my friend."
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WHITING -- Lt. Col. (Ret.) Herbert R. Whiting, 78, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, October 3, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Gwendolyn M. Whiting of the family home; daughters, Valerie W. Brewer of Heidelberg, Germany; Rebecca W. Sheppard and husband, Patrick of Ft. Worth, TX; Laurie W. Morgenstern of Ft. Worth, TX; son, Scott R. Whiting and girlfriend, Debbie Nix of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Stephanie L. and Kimberly W. Sheppard of Ft. Worth, TX; and Mark A. and Erik C. Brewer of Germany; a brother, Dr. Adolph M. Whiting and wife, Jeanne of Seattle, WA; and his beloved dogs, B.G. and Goldie. Lt. Col. Whiting was a member of ACICV. He served in the Philippines and in Occupied Japan from 1944-1946. He re-enlisted in the Army in 1948 and served continuously until his retirement in December 1971. His overseas duties included Iceland, Germany, Panama and two, one-year tours of Vietnam. During his years of service he earned two Bronze Stars with Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Republic of Viet Nam Commendation Medal, and WWII Victory Medal. He was most proud of his Combat Infantry Badge. Lt. Col. Whiting's military career after WWII was devoted to Counter and Military Intelligence. The only rank he never held was Corporal. His children fondly remember the countless croquet, Monopoly, baseball and card games he played with them. In addition, they went on numerous fishing trips and golf excursions. Through these and many other activities, his children always knew they were loved. He was an avid fisherman and golfer who once shot a hole-in-one. Services will be Thursday, October 7, 2004, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 1:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P. O. Box 3907, Station D, Albuquerque, NM 87190 or to Presbyterian Kaseman Hospice Inpatient Unit, P. O. Box 26666, Albuquerque, NM 87125. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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YOUNG -- Ruth Helen Young, a 60-year resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Tuesday, October 5, 2004 after a short illness. Born on Thursday, March 22, 1923 in Kansas, Helen moved with her husband and children to Albuquerque in 1946. She is survived by her daughter, Sally Clement and husband, Gene of Rio Rancho; daughter-in-law, Barbara Young of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Christina Clement and Maggie Young of Albuquerque, John Clement and wife, Stefanie and Bob Young, all of Las Vegas, NV, and Tim Young of Aurora, CO. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Clarence "Cy" Young; and her son, C. E. "Joe" Young. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 9, 2004, 11:00 a.m., at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming NE. Memorial contributions in Helen's name may be made to Adelante Development Center, 4261 Balloon Park Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. The family wishes to thank Sandia Springs Assisted Living for two years of loving care, as well as Vista Care Hospice for their assistance during the last week. French Mortuary 9700 Golf Course Road NW 897-0300
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BACA -- Levi E. Baca, 82, passed away at home, peacefully, surrounded by his beloved wife, son, and daughters on Sunday, October 3, 2004, after a long illness of Alzheimer's. He is preceded in death by a grandson, Keith Griego; and is survived by his wife, Alice of 58 years; son, Lee and wife, Kathy; daughters, Peggy and Debbie Baca, Lupe Rodrigues and husband, Ricardo; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, Abraham, Fermin, and Adam Baca. Levi was a WWII Veteran and a Sandia Labs retiree. Prior to his illness, he was active in the choir of the El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church. He was also a volunteer at the Store House and active in senior baseball, volleyball, and the fisherman's club. A Prayer service is planned for Tuesday, October 5, 2004, at 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel. A Church service will be held on Wednesday, October 6, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. at El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church, 7th & Granite NW with burial following at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Derek Baca, Chris Baca, Robert Baca, Albert Baca, Marvin Baca, and Marcelino Rodrigues. Honorary pallbearers are Gilbert Garcia and John Padilla. French Mortuary, Inc, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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