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TIMMONS -- James Timmons, 70, a resident of Albuquerque since 1955, died on July 20, 2004. He is survived by his four children, Michael E. Timmons of Albuquerque, Jerry E. Timmons and wife, Linda of Albuquerque, J. Mark Timmons and wife, Peggy of Austin, TX and Lynda D. Heaney and husband, Henry of Lubbock, TX; father's wife, Illene Timmons of Albuquerque; ten grandchildren, Michelle, Brandon, Heather, Monica, Jason, Amy, Luanita, Christina, Steven, and Bryan; and five great-grandchildren, Megan, Aiko, Riley, Eli, and Tora; one brother, Walter Ray Timmons and wife, Gretchen of Portland, OR; sister, Betty Louise Lytle and husband, Jim of Lawrenceburg, IN; brother-in-law, Nelson Sherrill of Arlington, TX. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara and a sister, Frances Sherrill. James was born in Vaughan, NM on September 27, 1933 to Sam and Naomi Timmons. The Timmons family migrated to New Mexico in the 1860's. In the early 1940s James's family moved to Clovis, NM where James learned to farm and went to school. James graduated from Clovis High School in 1951 and married his high school sweetheart, Barbara in 1953, and served his country in the Army at Ft. Bliss, TX from 1953 to 1955. After he was discharged, James and Barbara moved to Albuquerque, NM where the family has remained. During James's long life, he worked for the railroad, in construction as a heavy equipment mechanic and welder, and has farmed in the Alameda and Corrales area. He retired from farming around 1995 and retired from Sparling Construction in 2002. James was a member of the Bosque Cuadrillas Square Dance Club, The Lobo Club, and was involved in the 4H Club, and Bernalillo County Extension Service. He was a member of Harwood United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Operating Engineers Local Union in Albuquerque. Service will take place on Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at Harwood United Methodist Church, 420 San Lorenzo NW, with Pastor Chere Lyon officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends and family may visit French Mortuary - Westside Chapel on Friday, July 23, 2004 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Harwood United Methodist Church or to the 4H Club, C/O Bernalillo County Extension Service, 1510 Menaul NW, Alb, NM 87107. French Mortuary 9300 Golf Course Rd. NW (3 blocks North of Paseo Del Norte) (505) 897-0300
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VINING -- Robert F. Vining, 68, a resident of the Albuquerque area since 1977, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 19, 2004. He is survived by his wife, Collene Vining of Los Lunas, NM; sons, Michael Vining and wife, Marie, and Steven Vining and wife, Vicki, all of Albuquerque; daughters, Valerie Foster and husband, Steve, of Albuquerque and Lynette Bump and husband, Tom, of Gilbert, AZ; grandchildren, Matthew, Mitchell, Preston, Bailey, Joseph, Cassandra, and Justin; sister, Veta Vining and brothers, Harry Vining and Wesley, Edison and Clifton Morris. Bob was born in California and moved to Minnesota as a young child. He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1977 having served in Viet Nam. Bob retired from the US Postal Service in 1998. Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 24, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Chaplain Col. Lemuel M. Boyles, USAF (Ret.) officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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ALDRIDGE -- Caroline Aldridge, 67, died on July 17, 2004, following a short illness. She was a long term resident of Jackson, Mississippi, prior to moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico. In Mississippi she was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church and later of Broadmoor Baptist Church. She worked at the Mississippi State Department of Health for 40 years before retirement in Albuquerque. In New Mexico Caroline became an active member of Hoffmantown Church and taught children's Sunday School classes. Caroline was also a dedicated volunteer with Noon Day Ministries and with children at the University of New Mexico Hospital. Caroline was and is well known for her love of children, her joyous celebration of the holidays and special occasions, and her giving nature. She is survived by her nieces, Vicky Keith and Dorothy Ripley, both of Albuquerque; her niece, Lucie Aldridge Fralicks of Bedford, TX; her nephew, James Aldridge of Beaumont,TX; and by great-nieces and -nephews. She was preceded in death by her twin sister, Ruth Aldridge; her sister, Mary Ann Vittitoe; and her brother, James Aldridge. A memorial service for Caroline, conducted by Pastor Moore, will be held at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, in Albuquerque, NM, on Thursday, July 22, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Noon Day Ministries, 101 Broadway Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Arrangements are under the direction of: Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd. 884-1188
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ANDERSON -- Louise S. Anderson, 93, of Tempe, AZ passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2004. She was born on Friday, March 9, 1911 in Chicago, IL. Mrs. Anderson, a former resident of Albuquerque, NM, was a secretary for the federal government for many years. She is survived by her nieces, Elva Carlen and Arlis Witz; and cousin, Petrecia Hovey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Anderson. Friends may visit Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, from 4:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 23, 2004. A memorial service will be held Friday, 4:30 p.m., also at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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ARAGON -- Michael "Desi" Aragon, age 29, of La Quinta, CA, died on July 17, 2004, at home. He was born on May 22, 1975 to Jose Desiderio Aragon and Brenda Smith in Georgia. He married Melissa Jessica Hernandez on April 4, 2002 in Las Vegas, NV. Desi was the floor supervisor for the Agua Caliente Casino. He is survived by his wife, Melissa Aragon; two sons, DaShon and Makel Cunningham of La Quinta, CA; sister, Kim Prevatt of Albuquerque, NM; two brothers, Randy Aragon of Miami, FL and Eric Aragon of Danielsbille, GA; parents, J.D. and Brenda Aragon of Albuquerque, NM. Desi was a graduate of Monzano High School, 1993, and a graduate of the University of Nevada, 1998, with a BS in Criminal Justice. He is gone but not forgotten. Desi is the only man I know who could give me strength, keep me safe, and make me laugh so hard I'd cry. He had a way about him that everyone couldn't help but love. He will be missed although we know in our hearts that he's always with us. "Love is patient and kind, it always protects, trusts and hopes. Love never fails." I Cor. 13:3-24. A Visitation will be held at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd., NE Albuquerque, NM, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2004. Entombment will be held at the Chapel of Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7500 Paseo Del Norte. Communion Service at 1:00 p.m, on Friday, July 23, 2004. Pallbearers are Boyd Gillery, Randy Aragon, Eric Aragon, Travis Young, Jacob Garcia, and Scott Koch.
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AUSTIN -- Edward (Steve) Austin, age 59, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2004. He was born on August 27, 1944 in Albuquerque, NM. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Patricia; daughters, Jolene Anaya and husband, SSG Anaya, Nick of Killeen, TX, Sally Lindsey and husband, Pat of Corona, CA; sons, Joshua Austin of Albuquerque, NM, Steve Austin and Mark Austin of CA; parents, Aurora and Gilbert Delgado of Las Vegas, NM and Eddie Austin of Albuquerque, NM; mother-in-law, Betty Cochran; two sisters, Priscilla Lesperance and Margaret Higbee; three brothers, Glenn Delgado, Everett Delgado and Jerry Delgado. He was preceded in death by two brothers, David Austin and Peter Delgado; and stepmother, Mercy Austin. He has six grandchildren: Justin Austin, Patrick, Ryan, and Taylor Lindsay, Angelica and Shania Anaya; several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. Viewing will be held Friday, July 23, 2004 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors. Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at Carlisle Plaza United Methodist Church, 3023 Montclaire Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM. Services to be held by Pastor Sheri Lyon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association or Carlisle Plaza Methodist Church. Arrangements under the direction of: Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Directors 3113 Carlisle Blvd. 884-1188
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BACHICHA -- Mr. Florencio Bachicha, Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2004 at Holy Child Parish where the Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by DAV Chapter 3. Arrangements by: Salazar & Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124
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BEVERAGE -- Raymond Beverage, 79, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2004 after a short illness. Born January 20, 1925 near Davidson Oklahoma he is preceded in death by his parents C.D. and Emma Beverage; sisters, Ruby, Audrey, and Naomi; and brothers, Fred, Harold and Phillip. In 1932 the Beverage Family moved to Roswell, NM where Raymond attended the Berrendo School before the family moved near Elk, NM where his father was a farmer. Leaving Hope High School, Hope, NM, in 1943 he joined the United States Army Air Corps where he served as an Armorer and Mechanic on B-17 and B-29 bombers. After being discharged in 1946 he attended the New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts (now NMSU) in Las Cruces. He was a national founding member of the Theta Chi fraternity and nationally ranked college wool judger before graduating in 1950 with a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture. Returning to Southeastern New Mexico he farmed in the Roswell area before moving to Flying H New Mexico. Raymond met and married the former Mary Haag of Artesia on July 28, 1961. He continued farming until 1966 when he joined the United States Department of Agriculture's Farmer's Home Administration (now the Farm Service Agency), serving as an Assistant County Supervisor in Carlsbad, NM and later as a County Supervisor in Fort Sumner and Bernalillo. Retiring in 1986 he devoted himself to his greatest passion in his life, his gardens. A Master Gardener, every place that he lived was transformed into a showcase of flowers, fruits and vegetables. He is survived by his wife, Mary of the family home; sons, Fred Beverage and wife Carline of Show Low, AZ, and Kevin Beverage of Mesa, AZ; sisters, Malynda Webb and Phyllis Sykes of Roswell, NM, and Beverly Thornton of Clayton, NC. He is also survived by grandchildren, Bobbie, Jason, Brittany, Justin, and John of Ramah, NM, and Karlline of Show Low, AZ. In addition, there are numerous nieces and nephews who will miss their "Uncle Raymond." The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the giver's favorite charity. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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BROWN -- Bernard "Barney" Brown, born in Bernalillo, NM, passed away at the age of 76 on July 19, 2004 as a result of complications from a stroke. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Brown; daughters, Kathy Barnum, of Capistrano Beach, CA, Karen Shaffer, of Seattle WA, Kris Brown; brother, Joe Shelby; sister, Louise Spindle, all from Albuquerque; 5 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Born on January 13, 1928, Barney moved to CA in 1944 to work on an airplane assembly line. He worked hard to rise to VP of International Operations for Baskin Robbins Ice Cream. He negotiated franchises around the world, including Russia, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Western Europe, and the Caribbean. Barney and Barbara returned to Albuquerque in 1989 when he retired to enjoy golf, model boat building, visiting with friends and family, and eating New Mexican food - red and green! He will be missed deeply by all who knew him, and all who knew him will remember him with a smile in their hearts. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at a later date. Donations can be made in his memory to the "Magic Bus" at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. This program provides free admittance and transportation for our school children to increase their appreciation of art and history of New Mexico.
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BROWNING -- Caroline Love Browning, 62 of Las Cruces, New Mexico passed away on Monday, July 19, 2004 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born on July 18, 1942 in Lordsburg, New Mexico to Love Richard Jones and Joanna Phyllis Bounds Jones. Mrs. Browning was a member of the Las Cruces Art Guild. She is survived by her husband, John Browning of Las Cruces, NM; daughters, Anita and husband, Donald Lucero of Los Lunas, NM, Phyllis and husband, Ron Cowdrey of Bosque Farms, NM; son John Browning and his companion, Michelle Lente of Los Lunas, NM; grandchildren, Payton Cowdrey, Sterling Cowdrey, Dean Cowdrey, Rohnna Cowdrey, Kyle Lucero, Sarah Lucero, Cassie Lucero, Justine Chavez; her father, Love Jones and sister, Kate and husband, Wayne Saulsberry of Magdalena. Mrs. Browning was preceded in death by her, mother Joanna Bounds Jones. A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 22, 2004 at Graham's Mortuary Chapel, 555 W. Amador with Rev. Jim Wood officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery 5140 W. Picacho, Las Cruces, NM. Service arrangements are with Graham's Mortuary.
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