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PUCKETT -- John Milton, age 73, died Sunday, October 3, 2004. He was born October 27, 1930 in Rogers, AR, grew up in rural NM, graduated from Deming High School, and spent most of his adult years in Albuquerque. A graduate of University of New Mexico, he was a civil engineer with the NM State Highway Dept. and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He is survived by his wife Joanne; son Timothy John Puckett and daughter-in-law Julie Puckett of Traverse City, MI; daughter Theresa Jean Puckett of San Francisco, CA; and granddaughters Megan Eve and Abigail Elyse Puckett of Traverse City, MI. He was a member of ASCE, NSPE, Chi Epsilon, NARFE, First Presbyterian Church, and bowled for many years in the YMCA Church League. In retirement he volunteered at the Menaul Historical Library and enjoyed genealogy, reading, stamp-collecting, and travel. He was a 50 year UNM alumnus and a loyal Lobo fan. He loved New Mexico, Ghost Ranch, and the Jemez Mountains. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE, 87102; Ghost Ranch Abiquiu, HC77, Box 11, Abiquiu, NM, 87510; or Menaul Historical Library, 301 Menaul Blvd. NE, 87107 for memorial contributions. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust NE. Private interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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ROYBAL -- Darlene W. In Loving Memory of our Beautiful daughter Darlene W. Roybal October 7, 1994 If tears covered built a Stairway And memories a lane I'd walk right up to Heaven And Bring you home again. "We miss you Hita" (Gabaldon Mortuary) Mr. & Mrs. Rosendo Marquez (Mom & Dad)
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SANDOVAL -- Benjamin Sandoval, 71, went home to be with the Lord on October 7, 2004. He was born on November 11, 1932 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visitations will be held on Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the Rosary in the Celebration of Life Room also at Garcia Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial will follow at the San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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SCHOENFELD -- Mary E. Schoenfeld, a former resident of Albuquerque, died October 5, 2004 in Durango, CO at the age of 82. Mary was born in Durham, NC on July 22, 1922 to Frank and Wilhelmina Upchurch. She received her bachelor of music degree from Rollins College at Winter Park, FL. After marrying Morton G. Schoenfeld, they moved to Albuquerque in the early 1940s where she was involved with the music community of New Mexico, performing at numerous concerts and teaching children over the years. In 1970 she moved to Taos, NM where she taught music in the outlying schools for 25 years. She was preceeded in death by her daughter, Susan Schoenfeld; and granddaughter, Rachel Light. Mary is survived by her daughter, Jane Schold of Durango; two sons, Jerry Schoenfeld of Pahrump, NV, David Schoenfeld of Albuquerque; six Grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
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SEUNTJENS -- Clara L. Seuntjens passed away October 7, 2004, to join her Lord and her loving husband who passed away in 1952. Clara was born February 21, 1911 in Wall Lake, IA. In 1945, she, her husband, and three children, left Iowa at the advise of a doctor to find a climate that would hopefully ease her husband's lung problems. They finally decided on Albuquerque. Clara was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent; infant son, Verle; and grandson, Raymond D. Palmer. She is survived by her sons, Donald L. Seuntjens and wife, Sue of Tucumcari; Gerald P. Seuntjens of Albuquerque; daughter, Marilyn Palmer and husband, Billie, also of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Dean Palmer, Ronald Seuntjens and wife, Donna, Kathy Byers and husband, Kevin of Thornton, CO, Brian Seuntjens and wife, Maronda of Las Vegas, NV, Julie Price and husband, Darin of Edgewood, NM, Linda Means and husband, Michael, James Seuntjens of Las Vegas, Karen Vigil and husband, Gil of Edgewood, and Timothy Palmer of Albuquerque; great-grandchildren, Dylan Seuntjens, Jacob Gomez, Justin Means, Shaylyn Price, and Aaron Means. Veiwing and services and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, University and Coal Ave. SE, on Monday, October 11, 2004. The viewing will begin at 10:00am, concluded by the funeral mass being celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. Abq. 505-343-8008
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SMITH -- Orville Clinton, Jr. (Smitty), passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2004 at the VA Medical Center. He was born July 10, 1922, the eldest son of Orville C. Smith, Sr. and Mildred Stroup Hussey Smith, in Rockland, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Ruth, infant daughter Marsha, two half-brothers, and half-sister. He is survived by his beloved wife, Connie, three daughters Linda, Babette, Barbara and their respective spouses, one son and his wife, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Other survivors include two sisters, two brothers, many nieces and nephews who loved and will miss Bub and his great stories. He honorably served his country during World War 11 as a B-17 pilot and was a P.O.W. for 19 months. As per his wishes, cremation has taken place and private disposition of cremains will take place at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan Tabo NE Albuquerque, NM 87112 323-9000
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SPENCER -- Maxine. Memorial Service for Maxine Lorraine Guevara Spencer. Died July 16, 2002. It was our mother's wishes that her seven children would all have a chance to gather for her memorial. James Spencer has been serving in Iraq and is only now able to join us. Maxine, our beloved mother and friend, was born in Carrizozo, NM on February 22, 1932. She was our constant, our rock. We will always miss and remember her physical presence, her agape love, her famous cooking, and her family gatherings during birthdays and holidays. She lived a full life, and she was always there for her children and grandchildren. She is survived by: daughter Sandra Haley, husband Jim from Manchester, TN, and their children Angelique Stidham and husband Darrel, great-grandchildren Alex and Haley, grandson Jimmy Haley, great-grandchildren Kayla and Duce; daughter Deborah Blanchard of Albuquerque, grandchildren Kerensa, great-grandchildren Uriah, Angelique, and Jacqueline, granddaughter Lucille, and grandson Pax; son Bill Shaw of Albuquerque, granddaughters Chanda, Brandy, great-grandson Daniel, granddaughters Ali, and Anna Marie; daughter Patricia Walden and husband Mike of Albuquerque, grandsons Jesse and Travis; daughter Suzette Facciolla and husband James of Conyngham, PA, grandchildren Nicole and Jimmy; son John A. Spencer of California; son James D. Spencer and wife Monica of Clarksville, TN. She is also survived by her aunt Virginia Duran and husband Johnny of Tularosa, as well as their children. Maxine will be forever cherished and missed in the hearts and memories of all who had the pleasure of knowing her. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2004 at Capitan Catholic Church in Capitan, NM. Services will start at 11:00 a.m. with a Rosary followed by a Mass. Graveside services will follow. Maxine wished for her ashes to be buried by her father Alvino Guevara and her mother Nellie (Manuela) Guevara in Capitan. A dinner will be held at the church hall afterward. We ask that Maxine's family and friends please join us to celebrate her life and share the memories.
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STITCHER -- Stacy Hope Stitcher, 34, of Roanoke, Virginia, lost her battle with leukemia and began a new journey on September 28, 2004. She is survived by her mother and father, Barbara and Gordon Stitcher of Roanoke; her sister, Stephanie P. Stitcher of Cary, NC; her brother, Phillip Stitcher of Richmond, VA; her beloved friend, Jay Burnett of Roanoke; and her furry feline fellow, Spencer. She was a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. As a talented sculptor and artist, her divine spirit at one point led her to Albuquerque, NM where she lived for over 10 years. While in New Mexico, she was the center of a rich circle of friends whose lives she profoundly influenced. Recently, she returned to the Roanoke Valley in continued pursuit of her artistic dreams. Stacy's amazing essence will live on forever in the hearts of her family and friends, and she will be greatly missed by all. Donations may be made to the Medical College of Virginia, Roanoke Memorial Hospital and/or the Leukemia Society
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STRATTON -- Charles Donaldson Stratton was born on Saturday, February 22, 1919 in Newburgh, NY, the son of Charles D. Stratton and Edna Deyo. His family moved to Brooklyn, NY in 1926, and relocated to Rahway, NJ in 1936, where he met his future wife, Rebecca Josephine Jones. There were married on December 14, 1940. They shared their love and lives for 61 years until her death on June 15, 2001. During WWII Charles serviced 5 years in the Ordnance Ammunition Dept. of the US Army. He was stationed overseas for 3 1/2 years in England, North Africa, Italy, and the European Theater. Charles participated in four "D" Day Landings, and received a field commission of 2nd Lt. In Lorquin, France on February 24, 1945. After WWII he remained in the USAR and retired as a Major. Charles was employed in the Engineering Department of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company for 46 years. His last assignment at ATT was as Coordinator of the National Account Engineering Managers, and retired from ATT in September, 1982. Charles and Rebecca relocated from New York to LaVida Llena in Albuquerque in December, 1986. He is survived by his daughters, Donna S. Stratton of Albuquerque and Lucinda J. Balgooyen of Chico, CA; and grandchildren, Noah and Kira Balgooyen also of Chico, CA. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 11, 2004, 2:00 p.m. at Carter Hall at LaVida Llena, 10501 La Grima de Oro NE, with the Very Reverend John B. Haverland and Chaplain Norton Scrimshire, officiating. Interment of cremated remains will take place on Tuesday, October 12, 2004, 2:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Resident's Association at LaVida Llena, 10501 La Grima de Oro NE, 87111. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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STUECKLER -- Mabel Riemer Stueckler, born in Mequon, Wisconsin and a resident of Albuquerque since 1973, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2004, at the age of 92. She is survived by her five children, three sons, Paul Stueckler of Lillian, Alabama, Herold and Melvin Stueckler both of Albuquerque; two daughters, Lois Sprick of Albuquerque and Ruth Carson of Elberta, Alabama; and seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, The Reverend Paul F. Stueckler. A memorial service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 Gold Avenue SE on Monday, October 11, 2004, 2:00 p.m. where she was a faithful member since 1973. She is grateful for the many prayers of friends and members of Immanuel and especially the loving care of Pastor Wahlquist. Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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