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DEARHOLT -- Rose A. Dearholt passed away September 6, 2004 at her daughter's home in Lakeside, AZ while surrounded by close family. She was raised in Magdalena, NM and shared her early life with thirteen brothers & sisters. After graduating from High School, she went to Washington D.C. to work at the Pentagon. After some years, she returned to New Mexico and went to work with Mountain Bell. Rose married Samuel Ray Dearholt, Jr. in February 1953. Samuel worked for the FAA and they first moved to Alaska, and then relocated to Albuquerque, NM where they spent the rest of their time together. Rose then decided to work as a bookkeeper at a private school, Sunset Mesa, where she worked for 20 years, enjoying the school and the children. She was a member of the Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church family in Albuquerque. Rose enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking incredible desserts and candies as some of her hobbies. She also enjoyed traveling with her family and spent many vacations with them in Colorado, Canada, Mexico, Washington, Oregon, Indiana, and Arizona with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Rose is survived by her daughter, Carla (Carl) Wibel of Lakeside; son, Gregory (Carole) Dearholt; grandchildren, Tori & Milton Lau, Chris & Melanie Foster, Trevor & Jordan Schmidt; great-grandchildren, Evan & Sofia Lau; sister, Emma Armijo; brother, Junior Armijo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Dearholt, Jr.; daughter, Marta Rose; parents, Solomon & Candelaria Armijo; sisters, Dome Gilbert, Lily Winston, Grego Pino, Mary Molinar; brothers, Mayo, John, Claude, Martin, Willie, and Raymond Armijo. A Memorial Mass will be held on September 11, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, 8901 Candelaria Avenue, Albuquerque, NM. The Mass will be officiated by Father Bill Day. A gathering by family and friends will be held at Rose's home in Albuquerque immediately after the Mass. The immediate family will gather at the National Veterans Cemetery located in Santa Fe, NM on Monday September 13, 2004, where Rose will be brought together with her husband Samuel. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to RTA Hospice 1789 W. Commerce Dr. Lakeside, AZ 85929. To sign the online guest book or to send private condolences to the family, please visit our website at www.owensmortuary.com.
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DISCO -- Alexander Henry Disco III, 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1950, died early Wednesday, September 8, 2004. He is survived by his sons, Gary Disco and wife, Michel, Alex Van Disco and wife, Susan; granddaughter, Desiree Disco, all of Albuquerque. Mr. Disco owned and operated "Disco Display House" for many years here in Albuquerque. He was a member of the Elks Club, the Shriner's Royal Order of Jesters, Mason's and the Albuquerque Country Club. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Saturday, 3:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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DURAN -- Rafael Duran, 88, and a life long resident of the Cuba area, passed away Monday, September 6, 2004. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Audelia; two infant sons; parents, Petrita and Jose de La Luz Duran; two brothers; and one sister. Rafael is survived by his five sons, Anselmo and wife, Flora of Cuba, NM, Gilbert and wife, Sharon of Bernalillo, NM, Rick and wife, Terry of Lindrith, NM, Ralph and wife, Jessie of Cuba, NM, Julian and wife, Yole of Cuba, NM.; four daughters, Emma Dominguez of Rio Rancho, NM, Jennie Chapman and husband, Bill of Phoenix, AZ, Cecilia Duarte and husband, Jose of Los Lunas, NM, Fabiola Morales and husband, Clarence of Cuba, NM; two sisters-in-law, Lucy Casaus and Alice Jacquez; two brothers-in-law, Eliseo Jacquez and wife, Eufemia and Jake Arellano; 24 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and relatives who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cuba, NM. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 9, 2004. Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 10, 2004. Burial will follow at Cuba Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his five sons. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343
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ENGEL -- Rilla Maxine Engel, 87, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2004. She is survived by her son, Lyman Eugene Engel and wife, Velma of Albuquerque; a granddaughter, Michele Gray and husband, John; and two great-granddaughters, Cora and Jennifer, all of Buffalo, WY; a nephew, Ken Blair and wife, Pat of Lawrence, KS; a niece, Barbara Blair of Topeka, KS; great-nieces, Cindy Gentry and husband, Nick and their two daughters, Nicole and Laura; a great-nephew, David Blair and wife, DeAnna and their two sons, Bill and Joseph of Shawnee, KS; a great-niece, Christine Laskowski and husband, Mike and two children, Christine and Mark of Lawrence, KS; three step-grandchildren, Bruce Nogar of Tucson, AZ, Brian Nogar of Albuquerque, and Brenda Wildes of Florida. Rilla was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Franklyn Eugene; and a son, Larry Duane; her parents, Sterret and Lela McElroy; and a sister, Evelyn Blair. She is a member of the Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Cremation has taken Place. Graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, KS. French Mortuary, Inc. 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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ERDMAN -- Guilford Mack Erdman, 88, a resident of Albuquerque, born in Shelby County, MO, November 29, 1915, went to be with the Lord on the morning of September 6, 2004. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Virginia; and sister-in-law and husband, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many wonderful neighbors and friends. Guilford was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he loved serving in many capacities. He was a charter member of Chaparral Chapter of FMCA. The Erdmans owned and operated The Little Corral Kindergarten from 1960-1979 and continue to be loved and remembered by their many students. Guilford graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1933. He attended Hemphill Diesel School in Chicago where he graduated with honors. He was a well respected diesel mechanic. After serving his Country in the Navy in World War II, he returned to Shelby County to farm for several years before relocating to New Mexico. During retirement, he spent many enjoyable years researching the Santa Fe Trail and traveling with the Motor Coach Association. The funeral service will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3715 Silver SE, Thursday, September 9, 2004 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Tom Beach officiating. Interment will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Pallbearers will be Tom Baker, Wilson Bryant, John Pederson, Bob Nutting, Ron Nelson, Austin Cervantes, and Jan Weaver. Honorary pallbearers will be Kevin Schitoskey, Kurt Gerber, Doyne Bartmas, Max Smith, Cordell Puckett, Bob Humble, Orval Buchlieter, Bob Hughes, and Perry Key. In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 3715 Silver SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87108. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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FORD -- Walter D. Ford, Jr. (Dick), a long time resident of New Mexico, died September 7, 2004. Born May 16, 1921, in Mineral Wells, TX, to Nancy Ruth Spann and W.D. Ford, Sr., he was reared in Lawton, OK. He married Dorothy Helen Bowling in 1944, and they were active in Centenary Methodist Church in Lawton. After graduation from Oklahoma State University, he joined his father in the construction firm of W.D. Ford and Son in Lawton. Following retirement in 1975, he and his wife moved to the Jemez Springs area where they became active in the Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church. Dick was instrumental in raising funds for and the construction of a new sanctuary and classroom section of the church. He was a kind and loving man who loved his friends and family, being especially proud of his sons and daughters-in-law and their children. Survivors include his wife of sixty years and children: James Stephen and Jane of Oklahoma City, OK, William B. and Chris of Tulsa, OK, and Joseph A. and Marilyn, also of Tulsa. There are five beloved grandchildren: Bryan, Jennifer, Lisa, Karen, and Katie. Other survivors include many cousins who have always been close. The family wishes to extend special thanks to the entire staff of Laurel View Healthcare and all of the caregivers with VistaCare Hospice for their constant love and concern. A memorial service will be held at Jemez Springs Church on Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Those who desire to send memorials may do so to Jemez Springs Presbyterian Church, Box 97, Jemez Springs, New Mexico 87025.
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HILL -- Betty Patricia Hill, 75, a resident of Albuquerque, died Sunday, September 5, 2004. She is survived by a sister, Joan Isabel Searing; and a niece, Corinne Smallbone ,both of England; good friends, Ramona Perea, Maria Ruiz, and Gigi LaSalle. A Rosary will be recited Friday, September 10, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. to be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum Chapel, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will follow. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505)823-9400
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HINDI -- Ednen Hindi passed away peacefully in Albuquerque on September 5, 2004 at the age of 81. Born on April 4, 1923, he grew up on the family's sheep, cattle, and horse ranch in Torrance County and attended school in Duran, NM. Ednen attended high school and college at New Mexico Military Institute, where he excelled in academics and was an accomplished athlete, and graduated in 1943. He subsequently served in the US Army from 1943 to 1952. As a lieutenant platoon commander in the First Armored Division, he served in Europe during WWII, earning the Bronze Star. He was stationed in Texas during the Korean War, at which time he was promoted to Captain. He married Billie Ray Smith from Floydada, TX, in 1948. After leaving the military, they lived on the ranch and raised 3 children. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Vaughn. He enjoyed hunting and photography, and was an avid horseman, inventive rancher, and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Ed was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at an early age. Through the many years of his illness, he never lost his love of life or sense of humor. Even as his illness progressed, he continued to use his abilities for weaving, pottery making, and other creative artwork. He was preceded in death by: his parents, Clarita Duran (1973), from Duran and Alex Hindi (1974), who immigrated to the US from Zahle, Lebanon in 1908; his wife, Billie Ray Smith (1989), his eldest son, Ednen Alex (2001); and his sister, Hafiza (Tony) Gallegos (2000). He is survived by his son, Robert D. Hindi, M. D. of San Francisco; daughter, Sarah Hindi and Maureen Eckroth of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Ednen William, Khara Rose, Amarah Kay, Jhad Alex, all of Albuquerque; his sister, Samia (Harry) Doro, and brothers, Brahaim (Susie Garde), Sam (Amelia Vicente), Shafie (Emma Budagher), and Nabay (Vivian Tapia); 22 nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins, great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews. The family would like to sincerely thank the numerous caregivers for their care and support over the past several years, particularly the physicians, nurses, and hospital staff at the Spinal Cord Injury Unit of the Veterans Hospital in Albuquerque. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2004, 11:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. A reception will follow. Private burial will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Zia Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America (phone 505-248-6730). French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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HOGAN -- Rose Marie Thompson Hogan passed away September 3, 2004, at the age of 76. She was a resident of Albuquerque, NM for the past two years. She was born in Marshall, TX, May 8, 1928, the daughter of Harry Irvin Thompson, Sr. and Jamie Butler Thompson. She attended public schools in Marshall and graduated from Marshall High School in 1946. She attended Texas State College for Women in Denton, TX, and received a B.A. degree in August, 1949. Rose married Roy Edward Hogan Sr. on June 7, 1952, in the First Presbyterian Church of Marshall, TX. She taught elementary school in the Port Arthur (Texas) School System from 1952 to 1955, and was a regular substitute teacher in the primary and secondary schools of Berwick, LA, during her time of residence there (1957 to 1973). She was a faithful wife, mother, and homemaker with a special gift for hospitality. She resided in Lafayette, LA from 1973 to 1978, and in Friendswood, TX, from 1978 to 2002. Rose was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Friendswood. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy; her brother, E. W. Thompson; her sister, Linda Thompson Williams; and her brother, Harry I. Thompson, all of Marshall, TX. She is survived by her sons, Roy E. Hogan Jr. and wife, Linda of Albuquerque, NM, and Harry A. Hogan and wife, Georgia of College Station, TX; five grandchildren, Brian, Justin, and David, of Albuquerque, NM, and Aaron and Carol of College Station, TX; and a sister, Doris Thompson Pegues, of Kilgore, TX. Arrangements are directed by Sullivan Funeral Home (903-938-7777, 100 East Travis Street, Marshall, TX 75670). Visitation will be from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, September 11, 2004, followed by a Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Earl Cantrelle officiating. Interment will follow at New Grover Cemetery in Marshall. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Brian, Justin, David, and Aaron Hogan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Lung Association (www.lungusa.org, 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006).
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KELLER -- Juli Jean Keller, daughter, sister, aunt, friend to everyone she knew and loved by all, born October 29, 1954, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2004. Juli is survived by her mother, Nancy Keller; stepmother, Joni Keller; seven brothers and sisters and their spouses, Lori Keller, Pat Keller, Tammy and Rick Romero, Christi Keller, Jill Keller, Joe and Daniela Keller, and Jami and Rusty Keller; step-brothers and -sister; 14 nieces and nephews; and 5 grand-nieces and -nephews who will never forget her "hi-ya's." She was preceded in death by her son, Jason Paul Keller-Chavez; her father, Edward Charles Keller; and her brother, Michael Raymond Keller. Juli had a smile for everyone she met and always brought a smile to all around her. She carried with her laughter, and all the children loved to laugh with her. A memorial service for Juli will be held on Friday, September 10, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at East Gate Church, 12120 Copper Ave. NE in Albuquerque. Committal services will immediately follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park (Sara Rd. @ Meadowlark Ln.) in Rio Rancho. Reception to be announced. Psalm 55:6 - So I said, "Oh that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest." The Gift Juli Belle, Juli Belle You've found the peace you sought The kind we always long for One that can't be bought. The legacy you left us Especially the children Was fun, food and you The child in our hearts Will always remember too. We love you "Juli Belle" Services under the care of: Sunrise Funeral Options 2400 Southern Blvd. Rio Rancho, NM (505) 891-9192
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