BARTH, ARTHUR age 87, passed into the arms of Jesus Christ on October 24, 2013. He was born in Albuquerque on March 15, 1925. At 17 he volunteered for the Marine Corps 5th Div., and was sent to the South Pacific. He fought at Iwo Jima, and was proud to be a member of the Division that raised the flag. He married Ascension "Senny" Borrego of Santa Cruz, NM. in 1950. He worked in Los Alamos as a police officer and firefighter. Arthur also worked as a firefighter at the former Sandia AFB for 30 years. He was social, enjoyed going to the casino with his brother Jim, and loved to cook. He was active in the Queen of Heaven Church as an usher and choir member. He prayed the rosary often. He will be missed by all! He was preceded in death by parents Louis and Emilia Barth of Albuquerque, wife Senny, daughter Elizabeth, brothers Ben, Jake, Louis and wife Sally, Solomon and wife Ruth, sisters Tomasita Stone and husband JD, Irene Martin, Gertrude Sorensen and husband John, and Lina, husband Walker Jensen, infant sister Nellie, niece Mathilda Lucero, and sadly, other nieces and nephews and cousins. Athur is survived by daughter Victoria Valencia; son Robert Barth; grandson Andres Sedillo and wife Frances and grandson Joel Horner; great-grandsons AJ and Antonio, great granddaughters Julianna and Emma. He is also survived by younger brother James; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Special thanks to Beatriz, Vanessa, and Isaiah Robles for their longtime caretaking of Arthuro. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Catholic Charities, Attn: Development, 3301 Candelaria NE, Ste B, Albuquerque., NM 87107. A funeral Mass and Rosary will be held at Queen of Heaven Church on October 30, 2013 at 9:30 AM, followed by a remembrance at the NM Veteran's Memorial, 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque., 87108.
Published on: Wed October 30, 2013