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CLOHESSY -- David James "Uncle Dave" Clohessy died quietly July 6, 2004, while in residence at Albuquerque Manor, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born June 29, 1921, on Staten Island, New York, the third of nine children born to William Harold Clohessy and Helen Emma (Williams) Clohessy. He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Helen (Cook) Clohessy, who passed away February 14, 1997. He enlisted in the Regular Army during World War II after completing Electrician training at the New York Trade School. He found service in the military as a Machinist with the 739 Engineer Heavy Shop Company in North Africa, Italy, France and Japan. He was Honorably Discharged December 15, 1945 with the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Philippines Liberation Ribbon. As with much of his generation, he returned home and settled down to a quiet life of work and providing sustenance. Settled in Staten Island, he was Boys Director at The Leake and Watts Children's Home in Yonkers, New York for the few years directly after World War II. Seeking employment as a machinist, he worked for Hewit Robins, a maker of foam rubber parts for pads, mattresses, cushions, and the such as their Production Foreman. When Hewit Robins changed their product line, he went to work as machinist in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for a parts manufacturer to the printing trade. When the Company moved its operations to Stamford, Connecticut, he gained work as a machinist with the S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co. S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co. moved to New Jersey, which brought him to the Delco Tool & Die Company. Delco Tool & Die was the sole provider of tool and die and line maintenance services to Proctor & Gamble's manufacturing operations. He retired as Delco Tool & Die Company Foreman after twenty-some years. He is noted to occasionally demonstrate a bit of stubbornness. But more often, he is noted to have an abounding sense of humor, a love and understanding of his fellow man, and never-ending love and care for his family and friends. He is survived by a son, David Charles Clohessy of Tahoe City, California; an older sister, Dorothy Elizabeth (Clohessy) Fox of Escondido, California; a step-niece, Dianne (Cook) Uzdawinis of Albuquerque, New Mexico: two grandchildren, David and Cami; and two great-grandchildren, Alex and Max. Thus begins the time of memory. Love endures. A memorial Mass for David James Clohessy will be held at Immaculate Conception, 6th and Tijeras, on Monday, July 12, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. He will be interred at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe that same day at 1:30 p.m. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd NE 823-9400
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EDWARDS -- W. Sterling Edwards, 83, died at home in Albuquerque on June 28 after a long struggle with multiple system atrophy related to Parkinson's Disease. He was a visionary medical researcher, surgeon and teacher. Dr. Edwards was a pioneer in cardiovascular surgery. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama on July 23, 1920. He graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1942 and later received an MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1945. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps from 1945 to 1948. He was a professor of surgery at the Medical College of Alabama from 1952 to 1969 and at the University of New Mexico from 1969 to 1987. He volunteered on the medical ship Hope in 1968, stationed off the coast of Sri Lanka. From 1974 to 1987 he served as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of New Mexico. In retirement, he worked with persons suffering from terminal illnesses to help them better communicate with their health providers. His wife, Ann Dudley Edwards, preceded him in death in 2002. He is survived by his son, Bruce of Albuquerque and his wife, Paula and their children, Laura and Robert; his son, Peter of Albuquerque and his wife, Ana and their children, Will and Sandy; his son, Wyman of Albuquerque and his stepchildren, Amadeo and Nina Gonzales; his daughter, Kitty of Boulder, Colorado and her husband, Carl Lineberger; his sisters, Alabama E. Williams and Betsy E. Pless of Birmingham, Alabama; and his brother, Leon Wyman Edwards of Birmingham, Alabama. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. July 10 in Keller Hall, located next to Popejoy Hall on the campus of the University of New Mexico. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the W. Sterling Edwards MD Endowed Professorship, University of New Mexico Foundation, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-001 or Doctors Without Borders, P.O. Box 1869, Merrifield, VA 22116-9644.
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GALLEGOS -- Luciano Gallegos, The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who were in attendance of the Memorial Mass. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown to them. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 Third St. SW, (505) 247-4124.
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HECKMAN -- Nancy Gable Heckman, 60, died July 6, 2004, in San Jose, CA. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she met her love, Ray, in Albuquerque, NM. They moved to San Jose in 1977. Nancy was the daughter of Helen and Floyd Heckman and daughter in law of Rose Payton. She is survived by her husband, Ray, her kids, Dee and Eric (Anna), grandkids, Owen & Ethan, sisters, Joyce (Don) Cooper and Joan Gentry (Don), her extended family, Ed (Lynda) Heckman and Judy (John) Tye. A Celebration of Nancy's life will be held this Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 10:30 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 121 S. White Rd., in San Jose. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Memory of Nancy Heckman, 675 N First St., #1100, SJ, CA 95112
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HOUK -- Merle Beatrice Houk, 86, God's faithful servant, passed away on July 8, 2004. Merle is survived by her husband of sixty years, Howard Houk, both of whom were residents of Albuquerque for over forty years. She is also survived by her daughter, Barbara Field; two granddaughters, Jessica and Olivia Field of London, England; her sister, Claire Guentz of Albuquerque; a great-nephew, Bob Hall of Albuquerque; and other relatives residing throughout the United States. She is preceded in death by her dear son, Delbert, who died in Albuquerque in 1963 at the age of 15. Merle (nee Lujan) grew up in Clayton, NM, went to the university in Portales, and worked in Santa Fe, where she met and married Howard, who practiced law there. Merle was a talented artist and an active member of St. Mark's on the Mesa Episcopal Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many, and was loved dearly by those who knew her. She was an example of grace, style and beauty. She died in the peace of the Lord, her life's work completed. Her funeral will take place at St. Mark's on the Mesa on Monday, July 12, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. Placement of the cremated remains will take place at Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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HOVEY-SANCHEZ -- Frances R. Hovey-Sanchez, March 27, 1928- July 6, 2004. Frances passed away at home after a very long illness. Frances was born in Cabezon, NM, to Bernadino P. and Florinda M Hovey. She is survived by her son, Steven F. Sanchez, his wife, Mary, grandsons, Sean Sanchez, Aaron Sanchez & granddaughter Tanya Sanchez; her other son, Michael L. Sanchez, and his son, Ramie. Frances retired after 35 years from Qwest, formerly Mountain Bell, and was a member of the telephone pioneers. She was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Rosary will be held on Monday the 12th of July at 7:00 p.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. The Funeral will be held on Tuesday the 13th of July, at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed with entombment at Mt. Calvary Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be Aaron Sanchez, Sean Sanchez, Donald Jaramillo, Allen Jaramillo, Paul Madrid and Melecio Griego. Any flower arrangements may be sent to Direct Funeral Services 2919 4th Street NW Alb. NM 87107 343-8008.
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JARAMILLO -- In Loving Memory Of Leo D. Jaramillo December 17, 1962 - July 10, 1993 Hito, eleven years have passed. Your dad and mom miss you still so much. So Hito, when our Lord calls us, it will be a joyful day to see you again. Love and Miss you, Dad and Mom. Mass at Queen of Angels at 4:00 tonight.
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LAJEUNESSE -- In Memory of Manuel A. LaJeunesse July 27, 1920 - July 10, 2001 Quierdo Manuel, Daddy, and Grandpa. Three years have gone by since God called you home. In life we loved you dearly, in death, we do the same. You left us beautiful memories, your love is still our guide, and although we can not see you, you are always by our side. Love and miss you, Your Wife and family
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LUCERO -- Beatrice T. Lucero, 80, passed away June 29, 2004. She was a lifetime resident of Albuquerque and retired as an Insurance Agent for American National Life Insurance Company. Beatrice is survived by her children, Evelyn Lucero of Denver, CO, Diana Roth of Golden, CO, Phillip Lucero of Los Angeles, CA, and Marti Fernando of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Christopher, Nicholas, Patrick, Noel, Claire, Nicholas; and her sister, Mary J. Fuqua. A memorial service will be held at Newman Center, on the University of New Mexico Campus, today, Saturday, July 10, 2004, at 10:00 a.m., with Fr. Andrew Pavlak, OP, celebrant. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Phillip Lucero, Frank Fernando, Michael McCabe, and Walter Myers, Robert F. Davidson, Nevares C de Baca, and Daniel McCabe. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008
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MAUPIN -- In loving Memory of Will Maupin July 10, 1960 - August 22, 2003 Happy Birthday We think of and miss you every day. You will always be by our sides. We know you are watching us from Heaven's Light. We love you with all our hearts , Rene, Derrick, and Kara.
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