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HISAW -- Richard Lee Hisaw, Sr., 94, a resident of Las Cruces, NM for over 75 years, passed away on July 2, 2004 in Plano, Texas. He was born September 26, 1909 in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and was the oldest of six children born to James Harrison Hisaw and Mary Groves. He now resides in Heaven, joyfully reunited with his beloved wife of 57 years, Lula Victoria Wiggins and his beautiful daughter, Murleen Head. Richard will be remembered as a gentle and determined man, with the gift for seeing the good in people. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, rock collecting and fishing. His prized catch was a 32 pound catfish. He was a member of Faith Chapel Assembly of God Church in Las Cruces and was also a member of Carpenter's Local Union 1245 for 40 years. He was a residential and commercial builder with projects including Caballo Dam and various structures at NMSU. Richard is survived by his son, Richard L. Hisaw, Jr. and wife, Kathryn Rehm Hisaw of Plano, TX; brother, James Hisaw and wife, Patsy of Prineville, OR; son-in-law, Truman Head of Las Cruces; grandchildren, Vicki Berry and husband, Richard of Las Cruces; Michael Head and wife, Terri of Franklin, NC; Diane Paxton and husband, Perry of Anaheim, CA; Teresa Duane and husband, Thomas of Albuquerque, NM; and Ricki Hisaw and partner, Ken Rodriguez of Portland, OR; great-grandchildren, Rebekah Berry and Patrick Duane and special friend, Roberta Morrison. The family would like to express appreciation to the staff and friends at Colonial Lodge in Plano, Texas. Pallbearers will be Duane Andrews, Richard Berry, Thomas Duane, Michael Head, Ed Helsel and Perry Paxton. Services will be held Thursday, August 5, 2004 at 10:00 at Graham's Mortuary Chapel, 555 W. Amador, Las Cruces, NM with Pastor John Jolly officiating. Interment will follow at Masonic Cemetery, 760 S. Compress Road. Family and friends are invited to a reception following burial at Faith Chapel Assembly of God Church, 1122 6th Street. Service arrangements are with Graham's Mortuary.
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MCLANE -- Irving A. McLane "Mac", 79, a resident of Albuquerque since 1950, died Friday, July 30, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Erolene McLane; sons, James McLane and Victor McLane and wife, Theresa, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Brittany McLane, Michelle Scott and husband, Jeff, James Steven McLane and Jessica Chavez and husband, Joseph; great-grandchildren, Erika Scott, Nicholas Scott and Jessika Scott; and sister, Gwen Ingram of Quitman, TX. Mac was a military veteran having served in the Navy and was discharged in January 1946. He was a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc. (QCWA) for 55 years and served as secretary and treasurer for 15 years and was also a member of the Albuquerque Amateur Radio Club. Mac was a volunteer and arrangement coordinator for the Billy Graham Teleconferencing Center for several years. He was also a member of Bible Study Fellowship for six years. Services will be held Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., at Del Norte Baptist Church, 5800 Montgomery NE, with Pastor Robert Myers officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Monday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Del Norte Baptist Church, Missions Offering, 5800 Montgomery Blvd. NE, 87109. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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MILLER -- Alice E. Miller, 82, a resident of Albuquerque for 10 years, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2004. She is survived by her children, Caryl Miller and husband, Wayne J. Pouppirt, Jr. of Colorado Springs, CO, David R. Miller of Albuquerque, Roberta Baca and husband, Jim of Albuquerque; and grandchildren, Adam Valentiner and wife, Amy of Las Vegas, NV, Justin Baca of Washington D.C., and Noelle Baca of Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. R. Miller. Alice graduated from high school in Oakland, CA and received her bachelor's degree in business from Marymount College in Virginia. She was known as an excellent costumer and seamstress. She was a resident of La Vida Llena for the past 10 years. Cremation has taken place and memorial services with be held at La Vida Llena, 10501 Lagrima de Oro, Tuesday, August 3, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations made be made to All Faiths Receiving Home, 1709 Moon St. NE, 87112. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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FLECK -- Florence H. Fleck, a recent resident of The Sweet Life Alzheimer's residence in Shawnee, KS, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2004. Florence was born in Newark, NJ on October 21, 1907, one of seven daughters and one son, to William and Annie Hinze. In 1933, she and her husband, Martin Fleck, Sr. moved from New Jersey to sunny and dry Albuquerque to facilitate Martin's recovery from tuberculosis. Florence lived in Albuquerque for almost seven decades, during which she successfully pursued a number of careers, including 20 years as a civilian employee at Kirtland Air Force Base, where she achieved officer's rank. After retiring, she purchased an apartment complex next to her home on Vassar SE and managed the apartments for the next 30 years. She was a faithful charter member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church, where she served for many years as a deaconess. She selflessly volunteered in many charitable activities throughout her life. First and foremost, she was a loving and dedicated mother to her two children. A victim of Alzheimer's for 14 years, Florence moved to The Sweet Life in 2001 where she charmed those who cared for her with her sweet disposition and beautiful smile. Her memory is cherished by her family and many friends. She is survived by her children and spouses, Martin Fleck, Jr. and wife, Lois of The Woodlands, TX and Annehara Tatschl and husband, John of Overland Park, KS; grandchildren, C.L. Corey and wife, Cynthia, and their children, Christopher and Caitlin; Sean Tatschl and wife, Suzanne, and their children, Matthew and Anna; Krista Eyler and husband, Jarrod, and child Joseph; sisters, Margaret Beinner of New Providence, NJ, Anna Wagner of Toms River, NJ, Ruth Reindl of Menominee, MI, Muriel Mayer and husband, Robert of Lavallette, NJ and Punta Gorda, FL, and their families; and sister-in-law Dorothy Hinze of Toms River, NJ. Florence, while still in Albuquerque, was privileged to be surrounded by special care from James Moore, Helen Jones, Mirtha Massoth, and Rita Barboa. A memorial service to celebrate Florence's life will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church, in Prairie Village, KS, on August 28, 2004. She will be interred at the foot of her mother's grave in Springfied, NJ in September. Any memorial contributions may be sent in her name to the church at 6306 Roe Avenue, Prairie Village, KS 66208, or to one's local Alzheimer's Association.
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MANNING -- Melvin Joy Manning, Jr. of Oak Bluffs, MA died Monday, July 26, 2004 in Windemere Nursing Home. He was the husband of Margaret Louise (Grayson) Manning of Windemere Nursing Home and was married 53 years. Melvin, better known as "Tex", was born December 18, 1914 in Bellevue, TX, the son of Melvin J. Manning and Ida Grace Webb. He was raised and educated in Dallas, TX. Tex worked in his family's grocery business before obtaining his pilot's license at age seventeen. He worked in crop dusting and taught flying before starting a career with Trans World Airlines in 1944. Living at Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey and flying out of New York, Tex had an exciting career as a captain of all kinds of planes, retiring in 1976. Tex and Margaret spent twenty-four years living in Rio Rancho, New Mexico moving to Martha's Vineyard in 2002. He enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Rio Rancho Country Club. He was a member of the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club and spent many years on the race committee. Tex was also a member of the OX5 club and TWA active Retired Pilots Association. Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Patricia E. Benway and her husband, Bret, of West Tisbury; his son, Michael James Manning and his wife, Jane, of Sparta, NJ; three grandchildren, Mitchell and Julie Benway of West Tisbury and M. Jessie Manning of Sparta; his sister, Wilmeth Gregory of Galveston, TX; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Philip Manning who was also a pilot, killed during World War II; and his sister, Frances Ratcliff. His memorial service will be held in the Christ United Methodist Church, Church St., Vineyard Haven on August 7, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of Martha's Vineyard, PO Box 2549, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole & Gleason, Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs. Visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com for guest book .
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MCLANE -- Irving A. McLane "Mac", 79, a resident of Albuquerque since 1950, died Friday, July 30, 2004. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Erolene McLane; sons, James McLane and Victor McLane and wife, Theresa, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Brittany McLane, Michelle Scott and husband, Jeff, James Steven McLane and Jessica Chavez and husband, Joseph; great-grandchildren, Erika Scott, Nicholas Scott and Jessika Scott; and sister, Gwen Ingram of Quitman, TX. Mac was a military veteran having served in the Navy and was discharged in January 1946. He was a member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc. (QCWA) for 55 years and served as secretary and treasurer for 15 years and was also a member of the Albuquerque Amateur Radio Club. Mac was a volunteer and arrangement coordinator for the Billy Graham Teleconferencing Center for several years. He was also a member of Bible Study Fellowship for six years. Services will be held Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., at Del Norte Baptist Church, 5800 Montgomery NE, with Pastor Robert Myers officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Monday, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Del Norte Baptist Church, Missions Offering, 5800 Montgomery Blvd. NE, 87109. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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MILLER -- Alice E. Miller, 82, a resident of Albuquerque for 10 years, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2004. She is survived by her children, Caryl Miller and husband, Wayne J. Pouppirt, Jr. of Colorado Springs, CO, David R. Miller of Albuquerque, Roberta Baca and husband, Jim of Albuquerque; and grandchildren, Adam Valentiner and wife, Amy of Las Vegas, NV, Justin Baca of Washington D.C., and Noelle Baca of Albuquerque. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. R. Miller. Alice graduated from high school in Oakland, CA and received her bachelor's degree in business from Marymount College in Virginia. She was known as an excellent costumer and seamstress. She was a resident of La Vida Llena for the past 10 years. Cremation has taken place and memorial services with be held at La Vida Llena, 10501 Lagrima de Oro, Tuesday, August 3, 2004, at 10:30 a.m. Memorial donations made be made to All Faiths Receiving Home, 1709 Moon St. NE, 87112. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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OSTRANDER -- Lurl Stillman Ostrander, 79, born March 6, 1925 in Maricopa, Kern Co, CA, died on June 20, 2004 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents Lurl Sr. and Irma Leona (Dorn) Ostrander; brothers, Dr. Charles and William Ostrander. He enlisted in the Marine Corps during WWII at the age of 17 and served in the Pacific and aboard the carrier U.S.S. Essex with VMF124, a Marine Corsair Squadron. He earned a B.A. in Petroleum Geology from Fresno State College and taught elementary school in Five Points, CA for 3 years. He was recruited and served as a Special Agent with the F.B.I, in Washington D.C., New York City, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Appleton, WI. He resigned from the Bureau and went to work at Lawrence Radiation Lab. and Sandia National Lab. In Livermore, CA and transferred to Albuquerque in 1974 as supervisor of the Library Operations and Classification Division. He retired in 1982. Lurl is survived by his wife, Clara; daughters, Kerry Ostrander, Deborah Russell and husband, James; Clara's son, Jeff Gearhart and wife, Phyllis; and six grandchildren, Maggie Russell, Gilbert Russell and wife, Natalie, and Jeffrey, Sam, and Anna Gearhart. He is also survived by brother, John Ostrander and wife, Debbie; and sister, Lurlene; as well as many nieces and nephews. He left behind his faithful companion, Barney, a yellow Lab who had shared his life and his cookies for a year and a half. He was a 32d Scottish Rite Freemason and a member if Las Palmas Ponderosa Lodge 366 in Fresno, the Ostrander Family Assn. and the Albuquerque Genealogical Assn., the Society if Former Special Agents of the FBI, and the National Rifle Assn. Lurl was interred in PA with Masonic rites and military honors. A celebration of his life will be celebrated at 2:30 p.m. on August 2, 2004 at Heights First Church of the Nazarene, 8401 Paseo Del Norte NE, Albuquerque, NM, with Pastor John Griffin officiating In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Animal Humane Assn., the American Heart Assn., or charity of your choice.
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SCHEEL -- Ruth Ann Scheel, 86, a resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004. She was born November 29, 1917 in Mosquero, NM to Walter A. and Dovie Lee (West) Quillin. She is survived by her husband, Robert Scheel; her sons, Ronald E. and wife, Charissa Tyree and Norman Van Tyree; stepson, Robert Scheel, Jr. and wife, Roberta; six grandchildren, Holly Strausburg, Darla M. Tyree, Dwayne Tyree, Sheryl M. Tyree, John Tyree, and Esther Tyree; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Bob E. Quillin; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Mrs. Scheel was preceded in death by her four brothers, Carl A. Quillin, Franke E. Quillin, James B. Quillin, and W. Fred Quillin. Services will be held Monday, August 2, 2004 at 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel on Monday, August 2, 2004 from 11:00 a.m. to service time. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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SCHEEL -- Ruth Ann Scheel, 86, a resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004. She was born November 29, 1917 in Mosquero, NM to Walter A. and Dovie Lee (West) Quillin. She is survived by her husband, Robert Scheel; her sons, Ronald E. and wife, Charissa Tyree and Norman Van Tyree; stepson, Robert Scheel, Jr. and wife, Roberta; six grandchildren, Holly Strausburg, Darla M. Tyree, Dwayne Tyree, Sheryl M. Tyree, John Tyree, and Esther Tyree; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Bob E. Quillin; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Mrs. Scheel was preceded in death by her four brothers, Carl A. Quillion, Franke E. Quillin, James B. Quillin, and W. Fred Quillin. Services will be held Monday, August 2, 2004 at 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel on Monday, August 2, 2004 from 11:00 a.m. to service time. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333
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