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WEINER -- Carl David Weiner, beloved husband, father, grandfather, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on August 21, 2004, after a brief but valiant battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor; devoted stepmother, Sabina Marsaln; five loyal children, Michael and wife, Teri of Omaha, Sean of Santa Fe, David of Albuquerque, Andrew and wife, Terri of Chicago, Carla and husband, Michael of Minneapolis; stepchildren, Matthew and wife, Linda, Lisa and husband, David; seven grandchildren, Michelle, Rachael, Matthew, William, Robert, Margaret, and Sayre; two step-grandchildren, Laura and James; his ex-wife and mother of his children, Muriel Taggart; nephew, Marty Weiner; loving cousins, Ronnie, Audrey, Irv, and Jerry Weiner; and many long-time friends, most especially Jeremy Martinez. Carl was preceded in death by his mother, Katie, father, Hymen, and brother, Allen. Born in Pittsfield, PA in 1934, he lived there until 1952. After high school, he relocated with his family to Phoenix, AZ. He attended Phoenix College and Arizona State University where he earned his business degree. He moved to Albuquerque in 1967 to work for First national Bank as a loan officer and then Vice President. In 1977 he joined E.F. Hutton as a stockbroker and has been with the company, now Smith Barney, until his retirement early this month. He was a past president of the following organizations: The Albuquerque Guild of the Santa Fe Opera, and the American Cancer Society, Bernalillo Chapter. He served on the boards of the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Albuquerque UMCA, Goodwill Industries of New Mexico, United Way, and Santa Ana Boys Home. He was a major supporter of the Smith Barney/New Mexico Federation of Educational Employees. Carl had a lifelong passion for classical music, enjoyed travel, golf, spending time at his home in Florida with family and friends, and was always there to snap pictures at family gatherings. Carl will be sadly missed and always remembered by his loving family. Services will be held on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd Chapel. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Wyoming and Paseo del Norte. Friends may visit French Mortuary on Sunday, August 22, 2004 and Monday, August 23, 2004 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Los Ninos Inc., PO Box 2400, Los Lunas, NM 87031, or the New Mexico Federation of Educational Employees Scholarship Fund, 8009 Mountain Rd. Pl. NE, 87110. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 823-9400
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CAUGHRAN -- James Virgil Caughran, aged, 84, passed away August 17, 2004. He was born October 25, 1919 to Harry Lonzo and Wannie Belle Caughran in Grady, NM. He married his first grade sweetheart, Elsie Faith Bliss, June 29, 1941. They moved to Dove Creek, CO in the mid 1940s where he farmed and ran an LP Gas business. He and his family moved to Albuquerque in the mid 1950s and lived here for over 45 years. He was a successful real estate businessman and was the prime developer of Elephant Butte Estates. He loved to spend time with his family at his home on Mount Taylor. Virgil was an avid nature lover, conservationist and enjoyed raising livestock. Virgil was preceded in death by his wife; his son; his parents; his brother; and his sister. He is survived by his niece, Barbara Woodward and her husband, Bob of Albuquerque; and his nephew, Dr. Leroy Coffman and his wife, Carol of Winter Haven, FL; and many, many close friends. Virgil was a loving, caring, husband, father, and mentor to many in his family and in the community and will be missed by everyone he touched. In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, the family requests that donations be made to the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123, 505 255-5523. Private graveside services were held by the family on Friday August 20, 2004. Arrangements are under the direction of: Fitzgerald and Son 3113 Carlisle NE 884-1188
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SHIRLEY -- Donald O. Shirley, age 88 of Delmont, PA., died Wednesday, August 18, 2004. He was born on October 27, 1915 in Nowrytown, PA, a son of the late James O. and Ruth E. (Libengood) Shirley. Don retired in 1978 from the maintenance staff at the University of Pennsylvania, New Kensington Campus. He enjoyed Square dancing, Hunting at his camp in Elk County, PA, traveling, and playing the organ. Mr. Shirley was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church, Delmont, PA and was a proud member of the NRA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah J. "Sally" (Irwin) Shirley on June 16, 2004; and a grandson, Kevin Scott Shirley on May 29, 1999. Surviving are a son, K. Wayne Shirley and his wife, Joan of Albuquerque NM; two daughters, Donna Earnest and her husband, Barrett of Delmont, PA, and Joy Morsaint and husband, Dane of Carnegie, PA; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; and a step-brother. Friends will be received Saturday and Sunday at the Wolfe-von Geis Funeral Home, Inc., in Export, PA, where Services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions to the Greater Albuquerque Compassionate Friends C/O Kristi Grubb, 6813 Cherry Blossom Ln., NE, Alb., NM 87111; New Mexico Survivors of Homicide, Inc., 12400 Menaul Blvd., NE, Suite 100, Alb., NM 87112; or to St. John's United Methodist Church Bluegrass Band, 2626 Arizona St., NE, Alb., NM 87110.
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AUGUST -- Marie J. (Kump) August, 92, passed away on August 14, 2004. She was born in Baltimore, MD on April 19, 1912, and spent most of her life on the east coast of Maryland and Virginia. Marie moved to Albuquerque to live with her daughter, Helen, in 1991. She was the oldest of seven children. She was married to Mathew (Jake) Kump from November 1933 until April 1965, at which time Jake succumbed to cancer. She is survived by her sister, Helen Franz of Baltimore, MD; one son, John R. Kump and wife, Rachel of Big Fork, MT; two daughters, Helen Alessandrelli and husband, Joe, of Albuquerque and Donna M. Puckett and husband, Ronnie, of Richmond, VA; seven grandchildren, James Kump and wife, Sherry, Alice Voigt and husband, Zane, Tami McMahon, Tina Powell and husband, Matt, Lisa Dirnberger and husband, Richard, Lara Ciasulli and husband, Carl, and Ian Puckett; and ten great-grandchildren. She was married to Joseph L. August from 1969 until his death in September, 1979. With Joe she became very active in the Lady Lions and received the Senior Citizen "On the Go" award for her efforts of volunteering in Tabb, VA. She enjoyed her second family of two daughters, Jean Thomas and husband, Billy of Poquoson, VA and Frances Goetz and husband, Bob of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Teresa Bryant and husband, Clyde and Carrie Coram; and two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by two grandsons, Joseph and Cecil Thomas. The family wishes to thank the staff at Laurel View Healthcare for their eight years of kindness and care toward Marie. The Rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 20, 2004 at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. N.W. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. She will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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BARKER -- Barbara Barker, 73, died in Albuquerque on Sunday, August 15, 2004 after a long and courageous battle with cancer-related illnesses. She is survived by sons, John and James; daughter, Leslie; brother, Art; and sisters, Elinor, Helen, and Marjorie . Born Barbara Irene Nepstad in Mitchell, SD on November 2, 1930, she went on to live in Evanston, IL from 1938-1960 and graduated from ETHS. She was married to Jack Barker from 1950-1977 and with him lived in many countries around the world. She raised her family under many changing circumstances and always met the challenges of an unusual, adventurous life with resourceful determination. She returned to Evanston and worked in the travel industry until moving to Albuquerque 10 years ago. Barbara had many artistic and intellectual talents and loved to travel the world, to play tennis and bridge, to explore cultures and cuisines. She had many friends wherever she lived. We will all miss her. Thanks to all the wonderful caregivers in the Presbyterian Hospice program. By her request cremation has taken place and no memorial service will be held. We her children join family and friends in holding her memory dearly in our hearts and in celebrating her life, too.
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BLACK -- James Doran Black, born January 5, 1980, graduated from Cibola High School in Albuquerque in 1998 and enthusiastically began working as an apprentice electrician in 2000. He then, with great aspiration, completed his four year apprenticeship program and became a journeyman electrician in 2004. James had a brave and optimistic outlook on life. He also had great deal of consideration and respect for every living being around him. With his humor and charm this spirited young man made his way into everyone's heart. On August 15, 2004 James suffered a massive heart attack and died. He is survived by: his wife, Angela Black; her two children, Calvin and Andrew; his mother, Veda Goslar; his identical twin brother, Patrick Black; his older brother, Ronald Zaitz; his sister in-law, Jennifer Zaitz; his sister, Kiley Black; as well as his father, Glen Black. Memorial Services will be held on Friday Aug 20, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Evangelical Free Church 900 Southern Blvd, NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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CAUGHRAN -- James Virgil Caughran, aged, 84, passed away August 17, 2004. He was born October 25, 1919 to Harry Lonzo and Wannie Belle Caughran in Grady, New Mexico. He married his first grade sweetheart Elsie Faith Bliss, June 29, 1941. They moved to Dove Creek, CO in the mid 1940s where he farmed and ran an LP Gas business. He and his family moved to Albuquerque in the mid 1950s and lived here for over 45 years. He was a successful real estate businessman and was the prime developer of Elephant Butte Estates. He loved to spend time with his family at his home on Mount Taylor. Virgil was an avid nature lover, conservationist and enjoyed raising livestock. Virgil was preceded in death by his wife; his son; his parents; his brother; and his sister. He is survived by his niece, Barbara Woodward and her husband, Bob of Albuquerque; and his nephew, Dr. Leroy Coffman and his wife, Carol of Winter Haven, FL; and many, many close friends. Virgil was a loving, caring, husband, father, and mentor to many in his family and in the community and will be missed by everyone he touched. In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, the family requests that donations be made to the Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123, 505 255-5523. Private graveside services will be held by the family on Friday August 20, 2004. Arrangements are under the direction of: Fitzgerald and Son 3113 Carlisle NE 884-1188
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MAYER -- Joan Patricia Mayer, 76, a resident of Albuquerque for 34 years, passed away on Monday, August 16, 2004. Mrs. Mayer was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed the simple pleasures of life. She will be deeply missed by her family. Mrs. Mayer was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Norman E. Mayer in 1997. She is survived by her beloved family, which includes her children: Joyce Reszka and husband, Larry, Denise Wilcox and husband, Robert, Beth Mayer, Keith Mayer, and Laura McEldowney and husband, James, all of Albuquerque, Gloria Hines and husband, Jeff of Colorado, and Karen Howell of Virginia; grandchildren, Scott Reszka and wife, Kelli of Colorado, Brett Reszka of Arizona, Brandon Wilcox, Bryan Wilcox, Jamie Lenberg, Erik Perrin, Cameron Mayer, Kaitlyn McEldowney, and Lucas McEldowney, all of Albuquerque, Derek Hines and Jason Hines of Colorado, Joshua Howell, Samantha Howell, and Seth Howell, all of Virginia; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Joshua, and Arianne Reszka of Colorado, and Estella Reszka of Arizona. Rosary will be recited on Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at French Mortuary - Lomas Blvd NE, 10500 Lomas NE. Mass will be celebrated Friday, August 20, 2004 at 11:30 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Community, 12500 Carmel NE. Private interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Scott Reszka, Brett Reszka, Brandon Wilcox, Bryan Wilcox, Cameron Mayer, and Erik Perrin. Honorary Pallbearer will be Lucas McEldowney. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association, 7001 Menaul Blvd NE, Suite 1A, 87110-3696. French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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MOORE -- Jimmy Dee Moore, born April 4, 1954 in Roswell, NM died Friday, August 13, 2004. He was a resident of Albuquerque, NM since 2000. He is survived by his sons, James Moore and Joshua Moore both of Phelan, CA; mother Othel Moore of Albuquerque, NM; sister Pennie Cornell of Santa Fe, NM; brothers, Johnny Moore of Albuquerque, NM and Timothy Moore of Adelanto, CA; and special friends Arleen Todd and Emerald Lueras. Jimmy served in the U.S. Navy for four years. Cremation has taken place. Memorial Services will be held on Friday, August 20, 2004, at 10:00 a.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 6200 Gibson SE. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 90790, Albuquerque, NM 87199. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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AUGUST -- Marie J. (Kump) August, 92, passed away on August 14, 2004. She was born in Baltimore, MD on April 19, 1912, and spent most of her life on the east coast of Maryland and Virginia. Marie moved to Albuquerque to live with her daughter, Helen, in 1991. She was the oldest of seven children. She was married to Mathew (Jake) Kump from November 1933 until April 1965, at which time Jake succumbed to cancer. She is survived by her sister, Helen Franz of Baltimore, MD; one son, John R. Kump and wife, Rachel of Big Fork, MT; two daughters, Helen Alessandrelli and husband, Joe, of Albuquerque and Donna M. Puckett and husband, Ronnie, of Richmond, VA; seven grandchildren, James Kump and wife, Sherry, Alice Voigt and husband, Zane, Tami McMahon, Tina Powell and husband, Matt, Lisa Dirnberger and husband, Richard, Lara Ciasulli and husband, Carl, and Ian Puckett; and ten great-grandchildren. She was married to Joseph L. August from 1969 until his death in September, 1979. With Joe she became very active in the Lady Lions and received the Senior Citizen "On the Go" award for her efforts of volunteering in Tabb, VA. She enjoyed her second family of two daughters, Jean Thomas and husband, Billy of Poquoson, VA and Frances Goetz and husband, Bob of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Teresa Bryant and husband, Clyde and Carrie Coram; and two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by two grandsons, Joseph and Cecil Thomas. The family wishes to thank the staff at Laurel View Healthcare for their eight years of kindness and care toward Marie. The Rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m., followed by Mass at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 20, 2004 at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. N.W. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. She will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery. Sunrise Funeral Options 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 (505) 821-0010
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