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Funerals as unique as your life

Losing a loved one will never be easy. But French eases the burden not only by what we do, but by what we say and how we say it. Always providing solace in our personal interactions with our customers, we go a step further by inviting them to take charge of a process that before left so many feeling helpless.

By brightening the tone of our message and speaking in a fresh and unexpected way, we ease the trepidation surrounding the topic of death and create a dialogue that empowers people.

By using modest humor, conversational tone and language that is bold, honest and smart, we not only get people to stop avoiding thinking about the inevitable, we inspire them to write a final chapter that is as beautiful as the ones that came before it.


Our Obituaries

Theodore R. Schmidt

August 28, 1938 - April 12, 2017

Theodore Reinold Schmidt, Jr., our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend of many, went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Theodore was born in Redlands, California on August 28, 1938. After serving in the Army, he graduated from the University of Arizona with a PhD in nuclear engineering. He worked at Sandia National Laboratory for 32 years until his retirement...
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Alvin Ray Edwards

April 11, 2017

Alvin Ray Edwards, age 80, beloved husband and father, passed away April 11, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Irene Edwards; and daughter, Ruth Edwards. Graveside Services will be held Friday, April 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE. FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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Theresa Sandoval

April 11, 2017

Theresa Rios Sandoval passed away at her Albuquerque home surrounded by her immediate family on April 11, 2017 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Theresa will be remembered for her wit, her love and loyalty to her family and friends, and her spirit. Theresa was born in Rincon, NM, near Hatch, in southern New Mexico. Her wit, courage and occasional sharp tongue may have been inherited...
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Vance Riley

April 11, 2017

Vance Riley, 70 years old, born January 21, 1947, died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 of pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his sister, Verna Lee Latham; and her two daughters, Suzanne Young, and Joanne Olson. Vance attended Albuquerque public schools culminating in a BSEE from UNM and later an MBA from Duke University in Durham, NC. He worked primarily in the telecom industry and was blessed by...
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Verona Biesterveld

April 11, 2017

Verona (Leland) Biesterveld peacefully passed on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, with her family. She was born in Eau Claire, WI in 1934 and moved to Albuquerque in 1956. Verona was preceded in death by her husband, John, Sr.; daughter, Paula; son, Bryan; and grandson, Andy. She is survived by her daughter, Pam (Randy) Lyyski; son, John; sister, Leora (Bob) Svihovec; eight grandchildren; and fifteen...
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Carol D. Hemphill

December 11, 1919 - April 10, 2017

Carol Hemphill, 97, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, was called to her eternal resting place on April 10, 2017. Carol was born to William and Helen Davis on December 11, 1919 in Rahway, NJ. She is survived by her son, James Gregory; her daughters, Phyllis McHugh and Charlene Wilson (James); her grandsons, Sean McHugh (Jean), Karl Holder (Leighanne) and Travis McHugh (Heidi);...
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Harry Ellis Noll

April 10, 2017

Harry Ellis Noll, Lt. Colonel, USAF Retired. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, Harry Ellis Noll. Born July 15, 1925, a youthful resident of Hutchinson, KS and high school graduate. Harry passed away peacefully in his sleep with family surrounding him. Harry is survived by his daughter, Diann Zentner and her...
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Joyce Y. Hooper

April 9, 2017

Joyce Y. Hooper, 76, wife of Larry A. Hooper, mother of Holly Conpiano, grandmother of Anthony C. Zenti, passed away April 9, 2017. Joyce was known for her good sense of humor and sharp wit. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones.
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Lita Sedillo

April 9, 2017

Lita Sedillo, age 83, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, passed away peacefully on April 9, 2017. She was born in Torreon, NM. She was preceded in death by her parents, Estanislado and Nicolasita Benavidez, and her sister, Fedelina Lujan. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Prospero Sedillo; sons, Raymond and wife, Linda, and David and wife, Bernice, of Albuquerque, NM; and...
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Joseph Shane

July 4, 1927 - April 8, 2017

A loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Joseph Shane died of heart failure on April 8, 2017 at the age of 89 at Montebello Retirement Community, Albuquerque, NM. The son of Russian immigrants, he spent his early years in Brooklyn, NY where he met his future wife, Harriet Shapiro, when she was 15 and he was 19. Joseph and Harriet married in 1950 and their union lasted 66...
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LaVerne Brooks

November 11, 1929 - April 8, 2017

LaVerne Lee Janzen Brooks, 87, beloved Wife, Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandmother, and Gigi went home to her Savior Jesus on April 8, 2017. She was born on November 11, 1929 in Weatherford, OK to Cornelius and Anna Flaming Janzen. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, William Brooks; daughters Nancy Myers & Diane Cloud (Doug) all of Albuquerque; grandchildren Brianna Myers & Taylor Myers of...
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Mark A. Schultz

April 8, 2017

Rev. Mark A. Schultz, 59, beloved priest, brother and friend, peacefully entered eternal life on Saturday, April 8, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Shirley Schultz. Father Schultz is survived by two brothers, Rev. Stephen Schultz, Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Albuquerque, and Gregory Schultz and wife, Pamela of Corpus Christi, TX. Father Schultz,...
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Wayne Dominguez

July 8, 1968 - April 8, 2017

"Wacky" Wayne Dominguez, 48, beloved son, brother, father and grandfather, was called to be with the Lord on April 8, 2017. A lifelong resident of Bernalillo entered this world on July 8, 1968 in Albuquerque, NM, born to Harold and Patricia Dominguez. Wayne was preceded in death by his brother, Jason Dominguez; grandmothers, Amelia "Mollie" Navarro, Gregorita Dominguez; and grandfather, Ezequiel...
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Ernest Frank Romero

April 11, 1948 - April 7, 2017

Ernest Frank Romero, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Joe and Josephine Romero on April 11, 1948, passed away on April 7, 2017. Ernest served as an altar boy and patrol boy at San Ignacio Catholic School until he entered Lourdes Catholic High School for Boys, where he was a member of the orchestra's large horn section. He also participated in weight lifting and track and field events. He...
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Stanford Lynn Jensen

April 6, 2017

Stanford Lynn Jensen, 84, passed away on April 6, 2017. He was a retired US Marine Gunnery Sergeant who served for 20 years. He proudly served during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a member of VFW, DAV, and the American Legion. Preceded in death by parents, Mathias and Edith; son, Victor; and brother, Gaylord. Survived by wife and best friend, Victoria; children, Richard Rivas (Susan)...
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Donna Kay Southard

April 5, 2017

Donna Kay Southard, age 72, loved by many, known as "Gramma", passed away Wednesday, April 5th, 2017. Donna was known for her strong faith and love toward everyone. She thoroughly enjoyed her family and her knitting, especially when the two were combined. Among many crafts and other skills, she was very devoted to Heavenly Father and spent many afternoons studying His words. Loved dearly by her...
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George B. Hantzopoulos

April 5, 2017

George Hantzopoulos, 86, passed away April 5, 2017. George emigrated from Greece to America in 1951. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Doris; his daughter, Margaret Nickles (DJ); son Bill Hantzopolulos (Michele). Grandchildren, Jamie (HB), Georgea, and George; and great-grandson, Kaius. Trisagion service is Monday, April 10, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. at FRENCH-Lomas. Funeral service is Tuesday,...
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James Freeman Weaver

April 5, 2017

James Weaver age 94, a loving dedicated husband, father and grandfather went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Jim was known for his great sense of humor, contagious loving smile and the twinkle in his eye. He was a member of Alameda Baptist Church for over 55 years and a dedicated deacon of the church. Jim was also a loyal VFW member for over 70 years and a Purple Heart...
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Martin Crotty

April 5, 2017

Martin (Mike) J. Crotty, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at UNM Hospital following a stroke. He was 77. Mike is survived by his wife, Sandra, of the family home; sister and brother-in-law, Marcia and Lou Hoffman; nieces, Natalie Hoffman and Leslie Hoffman, all of Albuquerque; stepdaughter, Cari Hall, her husband, Ian Hall and their son, Zain Hall, all of Alamogordo, NM; sister-in-law, Gretchen...
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Jerry Lee Wiley

April 4, 2017

Jerry Lee Wiley, age 56, passed away unexpectedly on April 4, 2017. He was born and raised in Albuquerque, and he graduated from Del Norte High School in 1979. He was part owner and manager of Ned's restaurant on Uptown Blvd., Wiley's Pub, and Jokers Pub on San Mateo in Albuquerque. In the recent years he worked in several cities throughout New Mexico and Texas installing electronic...
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Joelle Yvonne Baca

April 3, 2017

Joelle Yvonne Baca, age 30 years and two months, passed to the next life on April 3rd, 2017. She is survived by her parents, Maurice (Steele) and Connie Jo; her grandmothers, Connie and Betty; her twin sister, Juliette; her half-sister, and half-brother, Amber, and Sterling; her uncles, Nicky, Mel, Forrest; aunt, Barbara Jean; her cousins, Jimmy, Jennifer, Jeremy, Jayme, Adam, Marcus, and Lauren;...
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Ernest A. Fresquez

November 7, 1927 - April 3, 2017

ERNIE, the Quiet Man Ernie Fresquez passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017. Ernie was born November 7, 1927 to Catalina and Manuel Fresquez on a small farm about five miles north of Roswell, New Mexico. He was the sixth of eight children: Elfides married to Tony Gallegos (4 boys); Corine married to John Gaona (3 boys); Willie married to Blanche; Elia married to Ron Slater; Leo married to Gerry;...
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Richard Sheridan

April 3, 2017

Richard Sheridan went home on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife, Susan Sheridan of 37 years of marriage. Richard had been an aspiring actor having attended the North Carolina School of the Arts and then off to Hollywood, CA. His best opportunity was to work on the Elvis Presley 1968 TV special. He is one of the opening shadow dancers. Richard moved to Las Vegas,...
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Dorothy Wright

April 3, 2017

Dorothy Wright, 79, of Albuquerque went home to be with our Lord on April 3, 2017. A beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt, and everyone's Angel on Earth will be dearly missed by all. Dorothy will forever be held in the hearts of all that she encountered. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 58 years, Glenn D. Wright, Jr.; her four children, Nola Coffee...
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Maria Ratner

April 3, 2017

Maria Ratner, beloved wife and mother, was called to her eternal resting place on April 3, 2017. She entered this world in 1936 in Athens, Greece, born to Sotirios and Demetra Diamantopoulos. She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Albert Ratner; daughter, Melinda Ratner; son, Andrew Ratner and wife, Carrie-Ann; grandchildren, Alexander and Talia Cohen; as well as many other loving...
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Robert Lane

April 2, 2017

Robert "Bob" Lane, 73, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at home on April 2, 2017. Robert was a Vietnam Navy Veteran. He graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Master's Degree and went on to work as a physical education teacher and coach at Jefferson Middle School for 28 years. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carole Lane; son, Kevin Lane and wife, Tonya of...
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Shirley W. Wallace

April 2, 2017

Shirley W. Wallace, age 86, dedicated wife and mother, passed away April 2, 2017. Shirley was a military wife of 60+ years and was a part of the family support group for the U.S. Army throughout her husband's career. She was known for her charitable work throughout her life volunteering at Philmont Scout Ranch for 10 years. Shirley served as a crossing guard at Kirtland Elementary and was a...
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Harold Halbig

April 2, 2017

Harold Halbig, age 83, a resident of Albuquerque died Sunday, April 2, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Patricia; sons, Randy Halbig and wife, Anita, Kevin Halbig and wife, Sarah, and Dana Halbig and wife, Katrina; three grandchildren, Aaron Halbig and wife, Courtney, Amber Halbig, and Emily Halbig; two great-grandchildren, Finnegan and Shepherd Halbig; sister, Cora Mae McKinley;...
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Isabelle Lucille Gold

April 2, 2017

Isabel Lucille Gold passed peacefully on April 2, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at age of 88. She is survived by her two daughters, Norma Gold Rossner and Annette Gold-Dalton; son-in-law's, David Rossner, Joseph Dalton; sister, Betty Louise Gold; her grandchildren, Benjamin Wallace Rossner and Abigail Rose Gold Romero, and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by father, Pete Gold...
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Louise G. Messina

April 2, 2017

Louise G. Messina, age 90, a resident of Albuquerque for 42 years, died Sunday, April 2, 2017. She is survived by her children, Joseph F. Messina, Mary Anne Messina, and Frank C. Messina; grandchild, Francesca Messina-Cortez; sister-in-law, Phyllis Marra; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Frank W. Messina; sister, Christine...
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Barbara Macy

March 7, 1939 - April 2, 2017

Barbara Macy, 78, beloved mother, grandmother, wife and friend, was called to her eternal resting place on April 2, 2017. She entered this world on March 7, 1939 in Quincy, KS, born to Thomas and Eva Sutton. She is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Macy; and her parents and sister, Anita Bruce. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Macy Turrini and husband, Ross, Sandra Macy and...
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James T. Smith

April 1, 2017

James T. Smith, age 86, a resident of Albuquerque for 45 years, went to be with the Lord, April 1, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Kazuko (Kay) Smith; children, daughter Mary McKenna and son Talbot Smith (and spouses); grandchildren, Katie Aguirre, Trevor Smith, and Parker Smith. He was born in 1931 in Glenolden, PA to Talbot L. and Mary Irene Smith. Jim graduated from West Catholic High...
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Mary Roybal

July 20, 1925 - March 31, 2017

Mary Roybal, 91, beloved mother, entered fully into the presence of her Lord and Savior on March 31, 2017. She was born July 20, 1925 in Dixon, New Mexico to Jose and Erminia Valdez. In 1941, Mary graduated from Menaul High School in Albuquerque. She married Manuel Roybal of Pojoaque, NM in 1948 at the Cathedral in Santa Fe. They were happily married for 55 years and lived in Sombrillo, NM before...
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Michael O'Daniel

May 21, 2003 - March 31, 2017

Michael O'Daniel, 13, of Albuquerque, New Mexico passed at his home on Friday, March 31, 2017. He was born to Matthew O'Daniel and Jennifer Richardson on May 21, 2003 in Albuquerque. Michael played soccer and football, and he recently took up karate. He also enjoyed fishing, biking and hiking. He was a thrill seeker and loved roller coasters and extreme sports. Michael was also an avid video...
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Lori Lynne Sturgess

February 25, 1962 - March 30, 2017

Lori Lynne Sturgess, 55, passed away on March 30, 2017. She was born on February 25, 1962 to Betty and Fred Gardner in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lori is survived by her three sons, Christopher Scott, Jonathan David, Jeremy Charles and wife Michelle; devoted husband Tracy Kuntz; sisters Dawn Higgins, Linda Higgins, Alice and husband Steve Wylie; sister-in-law Connie Higgins; nieces and nephews,...
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Eloise Kesatie

March 30, 2017

Kesatie, Eloise Eloise Kesatie, Age 89, a resident of Albuquerque for 30 years, went to be in the arms of Jesus on Thursday, March 30, 2017. She is survived by her children, Jennifer Vickers (David) and Bill Kesatie (Nancy); nine grandchildren, Kristi Brekhus (Jakob), Daniel Vickers (Charmi), Rebecca Hawkins (Tim), Sandi Williams, Timothy Kesatie (Kyle), Bethany Langley (David), Grace Lassiter ...
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Robert H. Parnell

December 7, 1943 - March 30, 2017

Robert H. Parnell, born December 7, 1943 in Hatch, New Mexico to James and Louise Parnell, passed away March 30, 2017. Robert graduated from Western New Mexico University in 1965. He went on to teach math and science at Bayard Cobre High School and became the superintendent of the Des Moines Schools system at the age of 26. He later served as the superintendent of the Truth or Consequences public...
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Leroy Carl Exum

March 29, 2017

Leroy Carl Exum passed into Glory on March 29, 2017, after having suffered a massive stroke three days prior. He was born in Thayer, KS on April 25, 1925. He is survived by son, Bill Exum (LaRheta); daughter Roylee Hedges-Accetta (Joe); grandchildren, Dawson Hedges (Stacy), Paul Hedges (Kelly), Craig Exum (Summer), Michael Exum (Maggie), Travis and Brittany Dutton; and 11 great grandchildren. ...
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Leon J. Wugofski

March 29, 2017

Wugofski, Leon J. On the afternoon of Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, under the warm New Mexico afternoon sun, Leon J. Wugofski made his journey to the other side surrounded by his loving family and caregivers. Born on August 25th, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Leo Wugofski and Mary Kubis. Leon lived for an incredible and full ninety-five years of life. He attended and graduated with the...
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Joan Lorraine Gogan

August 28, 1927 - March 29, 2017

Joan Lorraine Gogan, age 89, a resident of Albuquerque since 1951, was born August 28, 1927 in Buffalo, New York, and went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2017. She is survived by her children, Mary Jo Davee and husband, John of Tucson, AZ, Eileen Martinez and husband Marty of Albuquerque, NM, Susan Folkner and husband Mark of Albuquerque, NM, and Pamela Harada and husband, Michael, of Houston,...
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Michele M. Eagleman

May 4, 1960 - March 29, 2017


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Alice M. White

March 29, 2017

Alice M. White a resident of Albuquerque since 1947 passed away March 29, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. White; her brother, Gordon Dickson; and children, Beth and Donald. She is survived by two grandchildren, Marla Brown, and Stacie Rae; several great grandchildren; and a nephew, Andrew Dickson and his family. Alice retired from the Department of Energy in 1989...
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Manuel Vargas

March 29, 2017

Manuel Vargas, 84, beloved father and grandfather, was called to his eternal resting place on March 29, 2017. He entered this world on December 27, 1932 in Albuquerque, NM, born to Mariano and Rita Vargas. He is survived by his son, Thomas Vargas Sr. and wife, Gaylene; grandsons, Thomas Vargas Jr. and wife, Christine, Antonio Vargas and wife, Briana; and great-grandchildren, Shyann, Jazmine,...
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Amy Naranjo

March 27, 2017

Amy Ferran Naranjo, on March 27, 2017 she unexpectedly passed from this earth. She was born in the Fairview Clinic in Espanola, NM. Amy spent her early years in Santa Cruz, attended Santa Cruz High School then went on to attend nursing school at University of New Mexico, completing that one in the second nursing class of that school, then became an Army nurse, hospital nurse and school nurse at...
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Earl E. Roybal

June 27, 1958 - March 26, 2017

Earl "Payaso" Roybal 58, was called to Heaven on March 26, 2017. Earl was born on June 27, 1958 to Eugene and Mary Jo Larson Roybal in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Earl is survived by his three children, Erik Roybal and wife, Constance, Ashley Roybal and husband, Coneil Begay and Erin Roybal; his mother, Mary Jo and husband, Isaac "Ike" Lopez; two sisters, Adria Horamburg and Alexis Cordova - Cde Baca...
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Queen Ester Bennett

September 19, 1941 - March 26, 2017

Queen Ester Bennett, born September 19, 1941 in Greeleyville, South Carolina to Sam and Luleather Bennett, passed away March 26, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a child, Queen moved to Braddock, PA, where her family joined Holiday Memorial AME Zion church. She graduated with honors from Braddock Senior High School and later from the Robert Morris School of Business in Pittsburgh. She later...
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Edith D. Kamoss

March 26, 2017

Edith D. Kamoss, a long-time Albuquerque resident and a die-hard Cubs fan passed away in her sleep, surrounded by her family. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Les; and son, Ervin. Edith was a long-time nurse practitioner in the South Valley. She is survived by her children, five daughters and two sons; numerous grandchildren;...
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Gene Lies

March 22, 1949 - March 25, 2017

Gene Lies, 68, beloved husband and father, passed peacefully in his own home surrounded by family on March 25, 2017 after a six year battle with prostate cancer. He was born to Henry and Sue Lies on March 22, 1949, in Albuquerque, NM. He married the love of his life, Pamela Lies, and together they had one son, Joshua Lies, two daughters, Rachel Campos and Rebecca Bercovitch, and through them he...
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Ralph Lee Workman

March 25, 2017

Ralph Lee Workman, 83, was welcomed home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 25, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Anne Maxine; his children, Jim, Marilyn and husband Glenn, Vickie and husband Dan, his grandchildren, Rob and wife Denise, Anne , Jessica, and Sam. He is also survived by his great-grandchildren, Ashton, Sydney, and Logan and many other family and friends. Ralph...
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Robert Anthony Chavez

March 25, 2017

Robert Anthony Chavez, 56, life-long resident of Albuquerque, went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 25, 2017 with his loving family by his side. Robert was born on November 6, 1960. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy and Margie Chavez. Robert is survived by his loving wife, Pauline who will deeply miss him and will always love him with all her heart. Rosary will...
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Denny Gonzales

March 25, 2017

Denny Gonzales, age 48, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 25, 2017. He is survived by his mother, Gloria Gonzales and husband, Art Sandoval; four children, Devin, Jeremiah, Isaac and Isabella. He is proceeded in death by his father; and two brothers. Denny graduated from Highland High School in 1987. He was a very loving father and uncle and will be greatly missed by all who knew and...
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Lezlie Ann Rayner

March 25, 2017

Lezlie Ann Rayner, 63, of Cedar Crest, New Mexico, peacefully passed away on March 25, 2017, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Lezlie was born in El Paso, Texas to Inis Geraldine Boney and Kenneth Lee Abrams on February 9, 1953. She went to school at Bel Air High School in El Paso, Texas. She married Bob Rayner on November 9, 1974, in El Paso, Texas. She graduated from Midland Junior College with an...
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Grace Marta Lujan

June 1, 1934 - March 25, 2017

Grace Marta Lujan, a dedicated wife and loving mother, went home to be with our Lord on March 25, 2017. Grace was known for her faith in God and her love for her family and friends. She loved to dance and was part of a dance group. She was a selfless person and poured herself into other people. She was always a prayer warrior who people could count on. Grace is survived by her children, Debbie...
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Harriet Gerding

March 25, 2017

Harriet Gerding, age 78, a resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, March 25, 2017 after a brief illness. She is survived by her sons, Patrick R. Gerding and wife, Stephanie of Seattle, WA, Michael W. Gerding, of Denver, CO; brother-in-law, Richard L. Gerding; and sister-in-law, Eileen of Farmington, NM; her stepsister-in-law, Millie McMahon of Albuquerque; son-in-law, Flint Morris; granddaughters...
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Maria Mirabal

March 24, 2017

Our beloved sister, Maria "Rey" Mirabal, 70, passed away on March 24, 2017. She is preceded in death by parents, Monico and Belinda Mirabal; siblings, Sylvester Mirabal and Cecelio Mirabal. She is survived by Christina Wieland, Rose Silva, Ruth Farallo, Lorrie Mirabal, Miguel Mirabal; numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. She was a teacher at Grants Public Schools. Services will be on Thursday,...
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Auline Platt

March 23, 2017

Auline Platt, 50, of Albuquerque, NM, our wife, daughter, sister, and friend, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on March 23, 2017, after a short battle with colon cancer. She is survived by many family and friends - far too numerous to mention here. First and foremost, Auline loved her Lord Jesus Christ with all her heart, soul, mind and strength. Everything she did, she did to...
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Perry Dale Anglin

March 23, 2017

Perry "Dale" Anglin passed away peacefully at home on March 23, 2017 when he entered heaven. He was surrounded by the laughter and smiles of his grandchildren in his home. Preceded in death are his son, William Arthur Anglin and sister LaDona Woolrich, brother Duane Anglin and nephew Andy Anglin. He is survived by his wife of 63.5 years, Marcy Anglin and their children Terry Dolberry (Steve),...
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Ruth Ann Tucker

March 23, 2017

Ruth Ann Tucker, age 90, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewitt C. Tucker; her parents, Ernest and Esther Fenno; and her brother, C. E. Fenno. She was born in Mountainburg, AR on May 27, 1926. She is survived by her son, Jim; and her sister, Betty Roark. Ruth was a long time member of University Church of Christ....
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Steven M. Pariseau

November 4, 1965 - March 22, 2017

Steven M. Pariseau, 51, of Albuquerque, passed away unexpectedly on March 22, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen; his children, Michael D. Pariseau, Derrick A. Pariseau and Jenna E. Pariseau; stepchildren, Christina M. Pretzie and Michael C. Pretzie; sister, Michelle Guillen; brother, James H. Pariseau (Dorcas); aunt, Janice Preston; uncle, Jim Pariseau, and his cousin, Chris Preston....
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Frank Ortiz

April 20, 1937 - March 22, 2017

Frank Ortiz (Jose), loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on March 22, 2017 with loving family members at his side. Frank was born in Santa Fe, NM on April 20, 1937 to Antonio Ortiz and Maria Cleofas Ortiz. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Angie Muniz and Candelaria Ortiz. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Helen (Trujillo); his...
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Sara Wilson

March 21, 2017

Sara Wilson, age 92, passed away March 21, 2017 in Albuquerque. She was born June 19, 1924 in Roswell, NM to Byron and Sallie Wilson. She graduated from UNM and had a long academic career in Santa Fe, NM and Livermore, CA. While in California, she was active in the Alameda County Cowbelles in which she enjoyed riding her horse in local parades. After retiring, she returned to Albuquerque to be...
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Ray McGowan

May 5, 1944 - March 21, 2017

Ray McGowan, 72, beloved husband, was called to his eternal resting place on March 21, 2017. He entered this world on May 5, 1944, in Wichita Falls, TX, born to Dee and Gladys McGowan. He is survived by wife, Carnella McGowan, whom he affectionately called "Kid"; daughter, Alesia Bell; sons, Eugene Bell and James Bell; sister, Eolis Jean, and brother in law, L. T. Duffey; sisters-in-law, Alva...
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Anthony Villa

March 21, 2017

Anthony Villa Jr. (Tony), a.k.a. "Pa", from Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away on March 21, 2017, at the age of 72. Our beloved husband, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend ended his courageous fight with cancer. He is preceded in death by his grandsons, David Sanchez and Alexander Villa; his parents, Antonio and Benita Villa; and two sisters, Marianne Heyman and...
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Patricia A. Scharrer

March 21, 2017

Patricia A. Scharrer, 85, passed away March 21, 2017. Pat was preceded in death by her husband of 21 years, Robert G. Scharrer. Interment is Saturday, March 25, 2017, 2:30 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. A reception will be held at the Albuquerque Garden Center, 10120 Lomas Blvd NE, at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, send donations to Animal Humane New Mexico.
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Roger Garcia

May 19, 1971 - March 20, 2017

Roger Garcia, 45, a Firefighter of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on March 20, 2017. Roger was very passionate about being a Firefighter and serving his community. His affection was reflected in the love he shared with his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Lewis Gallegos; brother-in-law, Lorenzo Teupell; and step-father, Greg Thompson. He is survived by his wife,...
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Lorencita Salas

March 20, 2017

Lorencita Salas, 99, beloved mother, was called to her eternal resting place on March 20, 2017. She entered this world on May 12, 1917 in La Joya, NM, born to Fred M. and Maria Romero. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard, and several close family members. She is survived by her seven children, Helen Lanata and husband, John, Florindo Salas and wife, Mary, Gloria Doerr and...
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Aaron Sieben

March 19, 2017

Aaron Sieben, age 30, died tragically on Sunday, March 19, 2017. He is survived by his fiancée, Jessica Stephens; daughter, Autumn Sieben; mother, Lisa Sieben; father, Billy Carroll; brothers, Alex Lavender and Reyes Naranjo; sister, Amanda Carroll; grandparents, Douglas and Eva Sieben, and Charlene Koski; aunts, Annette Sieben and Gina Euell and husband, Brent; cousin, Evan Euell; and other...
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Guadalupe Guthrie

March 18, 2017

Guadalupe Guthrie, age 87, died on Saturday, March 18, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Anna Marie Wormald of Albuquerque; four grandchildren, Keenan Wormald, Bianca Wormald, Sada Abila and husband, Sergio, and Shawn Guthrie; two great-grandchildren, Shevelle Abila and Deklan Guthrie; loving companion, Dean Stanfield; and numerous other relatives and friends. Guadalupe was preceded in...
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Nancy Fiedler Eckerson

September 24, 1940 - March 18, 2017

Nancy Fiedler Eckerson, 76, died March 18, 2017, of brain cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Eckerson. She is survived by her sister, Martha Fiedler Spring and spouse Frank, of Albuquerque; her brother, Larry Fiedler and spouse Linda, of Olney, Maryland; her nephews, Joshua Fiedler and Frank A. Spring and spouse Angela; stepdaughters, Julie Eckerson and Darcy Davis and...
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Inez V. Peralta

March 4, 1942 - March 18, 2017

Inez Peralta, 75, beloved mother, was called to her eternal resting place on March 18, 2017. She entered this world on March 4, 1942 in Torreon, NM, born to Alfredo and Magdalena Vigil. Inez is preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Arturo E. Peralta, and her older brother, Rosendo Vigil. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Frances Donio and husband Dominic; her son, Dominic Peralta and...
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A. Ben Bull

April 4, 1921 - March 17, 2017

A. Ben Bull, 95, passed quietly in his sleep on March 17, 2017, with family members lovingly at his side. He was born on April 04, 1921 in Witcherville, Arkansas to P.L. and Amy Summers Bull. He was the seventh of nine children with seven brothers and one sister. In his younger years, he lived and worked on family farms in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. He married the beautiful Edna Lucille...
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Claude Jones

March 17, 2017

Dr. Claude "Randy" Jones, age 75 passed away, Friday, March 17, 2017. Randy was known for his love of family and friends. Randy loved the outdoors, skiing, snow shoeing, biking, and hiking, in his beloved New Mexico and Colorado. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Myrna D. Jones; his son, Greg Jones and wife, Keri; and his grandchildren, Maci and Carter Jones of The Woodlands, TX. He is...
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Leon Davis

January 20, 1939 - March 17, 2017

Leon Davis, 78, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away on March 17, 2017. Leon is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Bernice Davis; his son, Lee Davis; his son, Gene Davis; his daughter-in-law, Magdalena Davis; and his grandchildren, Elizabeth, Peter, Alexandra and Victoria. Memorial donations may be made in Leon's name to the ALS Association, www.alsa.org. A Memorial...
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Aurra Jade Gardner

December 31, 2000 - March 15, 2017

Aurra Jade Gardner December 31, 2000 - March 15, 2017 Her mom by her side as her heart beat its last beat, Aurra Jade Gardner, born in Seattle, WA on December 31, 2000, found peace from her own inner turmoil on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Aurra was a cellist, artist, deep-thinker, declarer of interesting thoughts, builder of homes for birds, amazing and awesome student, sister, friend and...
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Ernesto Salazar

March 15, 2017

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, after 59 years, the loving and fun-filled life of Ernie Salazar quietly came to an end. Ernie patiently waited and pursued the love of his life Josie and throughout a beautiful 37 years of marriage they remained inseparable. Amongst a life of love and laughter together they raised two daughters, Tara, and Stacy. Ernie was a generous man both with his money and his...
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Sheila Barnes

March 15, 2017

Sheila Barnes passed away peacefully at her home in Albuquerque on March 15, 2017. She was surrounded by family. Sheila was born in Denver, Colorado to Maurice and Jane Aggeler. She is an alumna of St. Mary's Academy and the University of Colorado, graduating with a degree in history and a minor in Italian. After college, she was a flight attendant with Pan American Airlines and flew around the...
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Susanne M. Gooding

June 24, 1932 - March 15, 2017

Susanne Matlock Gooding, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Richard Gooding of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; her son, Steven Gooding and his wife, Diana Gurule Gooding of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and their daughter, Lynsey Horcasitas; and their son, Cole Gooding and his wife, Renee; her son,...
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Nancy C. Flowers

September 28, 1928 - March 15, 2017

Nancy C. Flowers, M.D. 9/28/1928 to 3/15/2017 Nancy Flowers was born in McComb, MS to Mary Lee Gunter and Joseph Carruth Flowers on September 28, 1928. Her early schooling was mostly in Jackson, MS, and she graduated from the Greenwood Mississippi High School. She went from graduation from the Mississippi University for Women in 1954 to obtain training in Physical Therapy at the Medical College...
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Evelyn Huerta

March 15, 2017

Evelyn Huerta age 92, beloved by daughters, great and grandchildren, relatives and friends, passed away on March 15, 2017. Evelyn was born in Durango, Co to Clarence and Lula Chinn. She graduated from Las Vegas, NM High School, UNM and Greeley State Teachers College in Colorado. Evelyn taught elementary school in Vaughn and Albuquerque for 42 years, mostly at Hodgin Elementary. Evelyn touched...
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Vickie G. Serrano

April 20, 1926 - March 15, 2017

Vickie Serrano of Albuquerque, died Wednesday afternoon, March 15, 2017 at her home, with her family at her bedside. She was 90 years old. She was born on April 20, 1926 in Anton Chico to the home of Nicasio and Rosalia Garcia. She grew up and attended school in Santa Rosa. Vickie married Zoilo Serrano at Saint Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe, NM on September 20, 1945. She was a great wife,...
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Betty Arlene Higgins

March 15, 1928 - March 15, 2017

Betty Arlene Higgins, 89, went to be with her Daddy in heaven on March 15, 2017. Betty was born on March 15, 1928 to Charles E. and Katherine Townsend Quass Jr. in Canton, Ohio. Betty is survived by her four daughters, Dawn Higgins, Linda Higgins, Alice Wylie and husband, Stephen and Lori Sturgess and husband, Tracy Kuntz; daughter-in-law, Connie Higgins; 11 grandchildren, Tommy, Chad, Ami, Kelly...
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Edward Joseph Leder

March 14, 2017

Edward Joseph Leder, age 97, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2017. A WW-II veteran, he and his wife Muriel (deceased) and their young children moved to Albuquerque in 1949, where but for two brief periods for work, he remained until his death. Ed was a graduate of the University of New Mexico, worked as comptroller of a large local construction company, comptroller of a heavy equipment...
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Martha Ann Trent

March 14, 2017

Martha Ann Trent, 73 years old, beloved wife of 56 years to William R. Trent Sr. passed away peacefully March 14, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Ava B. Roberts and her husband, Terry L. Roberts; son, William R. Trent Jr. (Sonny) and his wife, Debbie Trent; grandchildren, Joshua M. Casner and his fiancé, Amber Jojola, Jeremy D. Casner and spouse, David Casner, Christie Sanchez and spouse...
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A. D. Garris

March 13, 2017

A.D. (David) Garris, 88, beloved husband, father and grandfather was called to heaven on March 13, 2017. He entered this world on December 9, 1928 in Runnelstown, MS born to Lonnie and Willie Garris. David was preceded in death by his first wife, Renee. David is survived by his second wife, Celia; daughter, Roxanne Salsmen and husband, Glenn; sons, Brett Garris and wife, Debbi, Vance Garris and...
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Paul John Matteucci

March 13, 2017

Paul John Matteucci, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away March 13, 2017 at age 79. He is survived by his wife, Judy (Christianson) to whom he was married for 54 years with the hope of many more to come. Paul was born in Albuquerque on November 18, 1937. He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1955, University of New Mexico in 1959, and University of Wyoming School of Law...
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Theresa Edith Hiller

January 17, 1940 - March 13, 2017


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Teresa Ruth Sei

March 12, 2017

Teresa Ruth (Guest) Sei August 26, 1921 - March 12, 2017 Teresa Ruth Sei lived a full life and passed away at 95. She was born in Cole, OK and was a long-time resident of Albuquerque. Teresa Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Amerigo Sei, who owned and ran Mori's Lounge. Her two brothers and three sisters also preceded her in death. She leaves behind numerous nieces and...
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Loretta Rodarte

August 6, 1938 - March 12, 2017

Loretta Rodarte (Salas) passed peacefully on March 12, 2017, surrounded by her family after a valiant five-year battle with cancer. She was born August 6, 1938 to David and Lucy Salas of Alameda, NM. Loretta attended St. Mary's High School and graduated from Valley High School in 1957. She married her wonderful, adoring husband, Ray Rodarte, on October 25, 1958. Loretta worked for Mountain Bell...
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Curtis Alan Landes

April 28, 1957 - March 11, 2017

Curtis Alan Landes, beloved husband and father was called home March 11, 2017. He entered this world on April 28, 1957 born to Curtis and Ruth Landes from Franconia, PA. He is survived by his wife, Melanie Landes; and son, Chase Landes from Rio Rancho, NM; father, Curtis Landes from Sellersville, PA; brother, David Landes from Elkhart, IN; sisters, Jane Leatherman from Silverdale, PA, Marlene...
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Yvonne L. Tafoya

March 11, 2017

Yvonne L. Tafoya, of Albuquerque, passed away Friday, March 11, 2017. Serving Christ and others was Yvonne's primary passion. Yvonne was a registered nurse for over thirty years, highlighting her distinguished career by receiving the high honor of being named Pride Nurse at Presbyterian's Anna Kaseman Hospital. Pursuing the other passion in her life, she earned a Master's degree in Biblical...
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Daniel Espinosa

March 11, 2017

Daniel Espinosa of Albuquerque, NM passed away Saturday March 11, 2017. Daniel Espinosa spent most of his adult life dedicated to Veterans. He worked at the VA Hospital in the Orthotics/Prosthetists Deptartment measuring, fitting and fabricating artificial limbs and braces for disabled veterans. His career started in the Marine Corp in Korea where he repaired tents and boots. The skills he...
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Gary Tsosie

March 10, 2017

Gary Tsosie, 34, beloved son, passed from death into a life of eternity with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, March 10, 2017. Gary loved the outdoors, the snow, and mountains; thus, lived in the state of Colorado for a time and enjoyed every moment of it. He was young and had an active lifestyle. He loved to go running, swimming, hiking up the trails or mountains, hunting with the men...
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Ann T. Gutierrez

March 10, 2017

Ann T. Gutierrez, 81, passed away Friday, March 10, 2017. She was a dedicated Catholic with a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. One of her proudest moments was traveling to Yugoslavia to the shrine of Our Lady of Medjugorje. She retired from the State of New Mexico Department of Human Services where she had many valued friends and coworkers. She was a proud member of Epsilon Sigma...
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Arthur Charles Allpass

March 9, 2017

Arthur Charles Allpass, 86, died peacefully Thursday, March 9, 2017, surrounded by family. Art was a widower of his beloved wife of 57 years, Edla Allpass. He is survived by this children, Brad (Lora) Allpass, Amy (Larry) Stone, and Doug (Sarah) Allpass; grandchildren, Ashleigh, Ally, Jennifer (Aaron), Jamie (Nick), Matthew, Patrick, and William; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Makenzie, Cannon and...
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Howard Sapon

March 11, 1931 - March 9, 2017

On March 9, 2017, a wonderful man left us. Howard Sapon was born in Brooklyn, NY, on March 11, 1931, to Leonard Sapon and Anna Jaffe. Howie grew up in Brooklyn, playing stickball in the streets and becoming president of his class at Brooklyn High School. After a stint in the Navy, he held a number of small jobs until friends told him he could find a steady one at a certain life insurance company...
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Oleta Riddle

March 9, 2017

Oleta Riddle was born in Mclean, Texas to Thomas and Della Holloway and died March 9, 2017 in Albuquerque . She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Gladys Smith, and Laeuna Caldwell; her husband, Durwood Riddle; her son, Tony Riddle; grandson, Richard Smith; son-in-law, Ralgh George; one niece; and one nephew. She is survived by her daughter, Gwen George; daughter-in-law, Sherlene...
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Helen M. Gonzales

March 8, 2017

Helen Gonzales, 74, beloved Mother, was called to her eternal resting place on March 8, 2017. She entered this world on September 15, 1942, in Taos, New Mexico, born to Eutimio and Eufelia Medina. She grew up in Taos, New Mexico and Rock Springs, Wyoming. She met the love of her life in Taos while he was working at his brother in-law's gas station. She graduated and then married the man of...
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Albert Emmet Hodapp

March 8, 2017

Albert "Al" Hodapp, 77, of Albuquerque, NM, a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 8, 2017. He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Rosalina "Rosie;" daughter, April Mount and husband, Tracy of Albuquerque, NM, grandsons, Austen and wife, Brynne of Manhattan, KS and Evan of Washington D.C.; daughter, Mary Abt and granddaughter, Aubrey of...
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Wilma Patricia McCollum

March 8, 2017

Wilma Patricia "Pat" McCollum, age 67, passed away peacefully at Presbyterian Hospital on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. She is survived by her children, Alicia Webb and husband, Jason, Rachel Singer and husband, Jason; grandchildren, Shelby and Killian Webb. Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at Sunset Memorial Park , 924 Menaul Blvd NE....
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Adria Lawson

March 8, 2017

Adria Lawson, 75, beloved mother and grandmother, was called to her eternal resting place on March 8, 2017. She entered this world on December 3, 1941 in Granite, OK, born to Loyd and Lily Rogers. She is survived by her son, James Lawson; daughter-in-law, Davina Lawson; and grandsons, Parker and Preston Lawson. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lori Lawson. The family will receive...
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