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APODACA -- Joe Richard Apodaca, age 72, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2005. A lifetime resident of Albuquerque, he worked as a cook for Court Cafe and Lindy's. He was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Padilla and brother-in-law, Scott Jackson. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Lena Apodaca; children, Jerry Kennedy, Fredrick Michael Apodaca and wife Joella, Richard Apodaca, Janet Iafonaro and husband Carl, Chris Apodaca and Rose Chavez, Shelly Herrera and husband Raul; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Viola Jackson, Lucille Flores, Grace Andre; numerous other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. Memorial services will be held at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW. on Wednesday, January 5, 2005, with a Rosary being recited at 11:00 am, followed by a celebration of the Mass. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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ARNOLD -- Mrs. Katherine (Kathy) M. Sandoval Arnold, 48, born June 13, 1956 and a resident of Albuquerque passed away on January 2, 2005 after a brief battle with cancer. Mrs. Arnold is the beloved wife to Pat Arnold, married for 17 years. Mrs. Arnold is also survived by her son, Jereemiah Street; her loving parents, Abe and Christina Sandoval; her grandfather, Flavio Padilla; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Emery C. and Melba Arnold, stepson, Jason Arnold; stepdaughter, Cherise Arnold; her step -granddaughters, Alysia and Kyla Joe Arnold; several aunts, uncles, brothers and sisters-in-law, cousins and friends, who loved and will miss her. Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by her brother, Leroy Sandoval. Mrs. Arnold was a member of the Catholic Church. In her heart family was important to her. A visitation for Mrs. Arnold will be Wedneday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW with a Rosary to be recited at 1:00 p.m. by Velma Saiz and Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. by a Franciscan Friar. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, Rodney Sandoval, Berdine Sandoval, Candido Otero, Bonny Jaramillo, Samuel Sisneros and Willie Padilla. Honorary Pallbearers will be, Jimmy Ray Valencia and Andrew Sisneros. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW 243-7861
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BAADSGAARD -- Mary Ruth Baadsgaard, age 83, of Albuquerque, passed away Sunday, January 2, 2005. She was born April 15, 1921 in Ringling, OK. She is survived by her son, James A. Stevens; grandchildren, James T. Stevens and Kimberly R. Stevens; sisters-in-law, Tish Richardson and Renie Richardson; and numerous friends. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, 2:00 p.m., St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1500 Chelwood Park Blvd. NE, with Pastor Robert Nagiel officiating. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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BRANDT -- JOSEPH Joseph Brandt August 5, 1933 - January 4, 2002 My life is so empty without you. By Faith alone do I carry on. Dora
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BROOKS -- Irene M. Brooks, 85, a resident of Albuquerque, NM since 1952, passed away in Denver, CO on December 29, 2004. She is survived by two sons, Larry and wife Leah of Denver, CO, and Steven and wife Paula of Thousand Oaks, CA; grandchildren, Julie, Laura, and Shawna Brooks; sisters: Helen Sefsic of Indianapolis, IN, Selma Blair of Bloomington, IN, and Cleda Horan of Nashville, TN. Graveside service to be held on January 11, 2005, 2:00 p.m. at Olinger Chapel Hill Cemetery, Littleton, CO.
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CHANEY -- William Gail Chaney, 82, a long time resident of Albuquerque, passed away at home on December 29, 2004. He is survived by his beloved wife of 15 years, Patricia-ann; his sister, Edith Mollnow of Perry, NY, his son, Roy and his wife Jean of Oakland, CA; his son, Richard of Baker City, OR; his grandchildren, Kristin of Lynchburg, VA, and Lisa Ellis and his great-grandchildren, Amanda and Brandon, all of Beaverton, OR; his nieces, Gail Stewart of Kansas City, MO, Roberta Smith of Oakland, CA; his nephew, Doug Smith of Los Angles, CA; his stepson, Krist Peterson and his wife Garlene and their children, Kristine and Michael of Las Cruces, NM. His beloved wife of 42 years, Peggy, predeceased him in Albuquerque in 1986. Bill was a World War II veteran who served as an officer in the Army Signal Corps after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 1943 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He had a long and distinguished career in the telecommunication industry. He enjoyed a lifetime of golf, woodworking, and photography and traveled extensively in his retirement. He was active in the Shriners and Christ United Methodist Church as well as a number of local volunteer organizations. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 8, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Christ United Methodist Church at 6200 Gibson Blvd. SE. The family requests donations be made to the Ballut Abyad Shriners Childrens Transportation Fund, 6600 Zuni SE, 87108 or the Christ United Methodist Church, 6200 Gibson Blvd. SE, 87108.
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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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COTA -- Nancy J. Cota went home to be with the Lord on December 30, 2004 at the age of 46. She was born to Robert F. and Margaret Hill Jones on August 14, 1958 in San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. Cota was a member of San Jose de Duranes Mission Church. She was preceded in death by her father, father-in-law Gilbert Lucero and brother-in-law Carl Anaya. She is survived by her husband Patrick Cota; mother, Margaret Jones; brothers-in-law, Gilbert Lucero and wife Sylvia, Paul Lucero and wife Alice and Steven Lucero Jr.; sisters, Marilyn Anderson, Janet Jenkins and husband Bud and Barbara Nelson; sister-in-law, Rosalie Garcia and husband Leroy and numerous nieces and nephews. Nancy will be deeply missed by her loving family. A rosary will be recited on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at San Jose de Duranes Mission Church, 2110 Los Luceros Rd. N.W. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. also at San Jose de Duranes Mission Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steven Lucero Sr., Mike Anderson, Kenny Anderson, Tom Anderson, Russell Flymen, Jonathan Jenkins, Steven Lucero Jr., Michael McAfee and Bud Jenkins. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Children's Miracle Network. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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CREAMER -- Mr. Alfred Creamer, 80, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on January 1, 2005. Mr. Creamer is survived by his children, Felisa Maldonado and husband, Tony, Frank Creamer and wife, Karen, Ismael Creamer and Linda Cuellar; two brothers, Mike Creamer and wife, Elsie of Poulsbo, Washington, Albert Creamer and wife, Julieta; eight grandchildren, Frankie, Angie, Elena, Carlos, Elisa, Kristen, Kayla and Celina; eight great grandchildren, David, Desiree, Daniel, Dominic, Dennis, Diana, Nathan Jr. and baby Armijo. Mr. Creamer was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Felisa Creamer. Mr. Creamer was a member of the Catholic Church and a Veteran of the United States Navy serving in World War II. A visitation for Mr. Creamer will be Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1860 Griego NW by Eddie and Rosie Andrade. A final visitation will be Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. by Father Aragon. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors. Pallbearers will be Frankie Martinez, Carlos Maldonado, Nathan Armijo, David Carlos, Albert Creamer Jr. and Matthew Hall. Honorary pallbearer will be Manuel Carlos. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW 243-7861
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DAVIDSON -- Roy Wilson Davidson, eldest child of William Ransom and Annie Lou Wilson Davidson, was born in Love, Izard County, Arkansas, August 30, 1911 and died in Albuquerque, New Mexico, December 29, 2004. His parents and brothers, Westal Earl Davidson, William Ransom Davidson, Jr., and sister, Fannie Louise Davidson Yates, preceded him in death. Roy is survived by his wife on 67 years, Sue Catherine Williams Davidson and children: Dorothy Sue Groth of Las Cruces, NM, husband Eddie, children Patty, Valerie Pickett and husband Mark, and David and wife Lorie; Mary Louise Overpeck of Rockville, Maryland, children Charles, George, and Dorothy Sue Sirrine and husband Rob; John Philip Davidson of Raton, NM, children Josh and wife Gretchen, and Paige; and Judy Carol Jones, Tijeras, NM, and husband Larry. Roy was also the proud great-grandfather of Lauren and Connor Groth, and Wyatt Sirrine. Many loving friends, cousins, nieces and nephews also survive him. Mr. Davidson moved to New Mexico when he was 16 years old with his mother and siblings after the untimely death of his father in Arkansas. Uncles, Dr. O. E. Puckett and Fred E. Wilson and their families supported Roy and family through difficult times. During the Great Depression, he attended school in Carlsbad and Albuquerque while working to support his family. Never graduating from high school, Roy taught himself to become a bookkeeper and timekeeper for the U.S. Conservation Corporation during the construction of the El Vado Dam in Northern New Mexico. While living in Carlsbad, he married Sue Catherine Williams on February 21, 1937. Roy and Sue Catherine moved to Raton in 1945 following Roy's tenure of eight years as a Deputy Collector of the Internal Revenue Service while stationed in Albuquerque. Roy came to Colfax County to work as an accountant/auditor for the Maxwell Farms and Livestock Company where he also lobbied to obtain funds to rebuild the water systems for farms on the Maxwell tract. The work resulted in the Vermejo Conservancy District, which has now been operating successfully for over 40 years. Roy had been a Registered Public Accountant, President of Raton Finance Company, owner of Davidson Agency, Past President of Raton Kiwanis, a 32-degree Mason, and a member of the United Methodist Church. He was a long-time supporter of local community organizations such as the 4-H and Colfax County Schools. Roy continued to have a long history of service to the people of New Mexico. In 1960, Roy was elected Representative from Colfax County to the New Mexico Legislature, serving three terms, where he served on the Banking, Taxation and Corporation Committees. From 1971 to 1974, he served as New Mexico Commissioner of Banking under the tenure of Gov. Bruce King. He was Chairman of the Banks and Corporations committee and also a member of the Constitutional Revision Commission. Roy was elected to the Board of Directors of Citizen's State Bank in Springer from 1975 to 1987 and served 8 years as Chairman. The Bank eventually became Western Bank. Mr. Davidson was senior vice-president of Western Bank Group based in Albuquerque. Other bank boards he served on were in Carlsbad, Springer, Artesia, Las Cruces, Farmington and Truth or Consequences. Roy served on the New Mexico State Board of Finances, was past president of the New Mexico Consumer Finance Association and was a member of the New Mexico State University Foundation Board. He also lobbied for the New Mexico Bankers Association and was a Public Relations Officer for that organization from 1967 to 1971. In 1986, Southwest Public Service officials honored Roy for his service and contributions to that company. Visitation will be Monday, January 3, 2005 from l:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home in Raton. Funeral services will be held at French Mortuary, located at 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE in Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 2:00 in the afternoon. Internment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park, 700 Yale, SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Donations can be made to charities or organizations of your choice in Roy Davidson's name. Arrangements for Roy Wilson Davidson are under the direction of the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton, NM.
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