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Barbara S. Chavez (Nina), 94, native and resident of Albuquerque, passed away September 11, 1998 from an advanced tumor in the liver. Barbara, a teacher at A.P.S. for 45 years, taught at Riverview Elementary, she also tutored her niece and nephews. Barbara, a gentle soul taught everyone valuable lessons by example, giving of herself to the end, she will always be"La Maestra." She will be dearly missed by all she touched. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Jenny Sanchez; nephew, Joseph Stanley Sanchez and his wife, Lupe; niece, Elizabeth Ann Garcia and her husband, Lorenzo with whom Barbara resided with since 1967; niece, Nancy Agnes Craig, daughter of her brother, John; nieces, (Edmund Sanchez-father) Eloisa Sanchez, Nancy Banera, Pricilla Garcia and husband, Manuel Garcia, Eleanor Barns, and nephew Raymond Sanchez. Many great and great-great-grand nephews and nieces also survive her. She is preceded in death by her brother, Edmund Sanchez and wife, Eleanor; her brother, Augustine Sanchez, husband of Jenny Sanchez; and her brother, John Sanchez and wife, Emma. The Rosary will be held on Sunday evening, 7:00 p.m. at Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 3rd St. SW. Funeral Services will be held on Monday at the Immaculate Conception Church, 6th St. and Copper, where the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lorenzo J. Garcia, Lorenzo C.A. Garcia, Ernest R. Gurule, Salvador (Sonny) Maes, Joseph Stanley Sanchez and Tim Schartor. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 3rd St. SW.

James C. Cortner, age 68, born in Inglewood, CA, and a resident of Albuquerque since 1968, passed away on September 10, 1998. He is survived by Maureen, his wife and partner of 47 years; daughters, Kimberly Teague and husband, Tommy, Jan DeMay and husband, Michael; a son, Jay Cortner and wife, Moss; grandchildren, Michael and Stacy Teague, John Cortner, Michelle, Amber and James DeMay; twin sister, JoAnne Anderson and husband, Don; sister, Charlotte Wilmer and husband, Bob; the"World's Finest Dog", Lady; and many other family members and friends. Jim served as a pilot for the Air Force during the Korean War. He worked for IBM for 30 years. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and mentor to many. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy will live on. The family wishes to thank Lovelace Oncology Dept. for their extraordinary love and care. A special gathering to celebrate his life will be held at the family home, for family and close friends, on Saturday, September 12, 1998, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The family asks, that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to the American Cancer Society and directed to support Lymphoma Research. Cremation arrangements in the care of Sunrise Society (891-8200).

Kenneth G. Fought, 83, a retired wholesale grocer, of Hereford, Arizona, and long time Albuquerque resident, died Wednesday, September 9, 1998 in Sierra Vista, Arizona. Survived by wife, Margaret of the home; daughter, Margaret (Jose) Sarinana, Hereford; two grandchildren; one sister. Mass was on Friday, Sierra Vista, Our Lady of the Mountain Catholic Church. Burial in Sierra Vista. Hatfield Funeral Home, Sierra Vista, AZ.

Evelyn M. Hobson, 76, formerly of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Thursday, September 10, in Memphis, Tennessee of congestive heart failure. She was the daughter of the late Stanley and Clara Pronz of Stevens Point. She was raised in Stevens Point and attended the Teacher's College. She was a retired homemaker and lived in Albuquerque for the past nine years. In 1986, while residing in Hot Springs, Arkansas, she received a Certificate of Recognition for her volunteer services from then-governor Bill Clinton. Her hobbies were travel and writing short stories. She leaves a daughter, Sandra Hobson of Memphis; two sons, Ronald Hobson of Minocqua, Wis., and Gerald Hobson of Stevens Point; four sisters, Carolyn Roshak of Milwaukee, Rosemarie Beiring of Daytona Beach, Fla., Clare Anderson of Fort Myers, Fla., and Patricia Woock of Philadelphia, PA; a brother, Roy Pronz of Tampa, Fla.; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one infant son. The family asks that any donations be made to the Church Health Center, 1210 Peabody, Memphis, TN 38104.

Virginia (Gini) Schmidt Larcom, 62, a resident of Albuquerque since 1965, died Wednesday, September 9, 1998 after a courageous and soul-searching two and one-half week illness. She was a fiercely indepedent paraplegic whose gentle spirit, sweet personality, and great sense of humor will be sorely missed by all her many friends, relatives, and health care givers. Gini was preceded in death by her parents, Fritz and Billie Schmidt. She is survived by her son, Keith Russell Larcom; her sister, Mary Lou Santiago; brother-in-law, Bobby Santiago; niece, Annemarie Santiago; nephews, Robert Mark Santiago and Joseph Dominic Santiago and his wife, Julie; and one great-nephew, Jacob Dominic Santiago. Gini was a member of the Albuquerque Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and an esteemed member of MENSA. A graphic designer by profession, she was the owner of a fledgling home business, Alice Street Graphics. Services will be held Saturday, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Gini's bi-monthly women's support group, and members of her fellowship. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to either the Albuquerque Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, P.O. Box 31125, Albuquerque, NM 87190-1125, or to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

Andrew Melfi, 70, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 1998. He was born in New York where he spent his childhood years. He was always ready to contribute his share of the work to the family's business. Moving with his family to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida he graduated from high school and entered the Army. Upon completion of his service years he returned to Ft. Lauderdale where he met his wife Jaye. He and his family were residents of the Ft. Lauderdale and the Miami area for 40 years. He has been a resident of Albuquerque for the past ten years. He will be dearly missed by his family and his friends. Andy will be remembered for his generous nature, his good sense of humor, and for his willingness to share his time and ideas with others. He is survived by his wife, Jaye; his daughters, Diana Bonilla and Beverly Melfi; and his two grandchildren, Carlos and Alexandra, all residents of Albuquerque. He is also survived by his brother Robert Melfi and his sister Joy Peeler, both of Florida. Memorial services will be held at Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE, this Sunday evening, September 13, at 7:00 p.m. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Sunrise Society, (891-8200).

Ross Mullins, 75, a New Mexico resident since 1953, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 1998 in his home in Albuquerque. Ross was born on January 15, 1923 in Wood, VA. He was a member of the Company B 343 Infantry of the United States Army from January 1943 to June 1946, where he served as Private First Class. Company B 343 served with the"Blackhawk" Infantry Division of the German-Austrian border when World War II ended in Europe May 8, 1945 V.E. Day Ross then graduated with an electrical engineering degree from the University of Iowa in 1948. He worked as an electrical engineer for the Public Service Company of New Mexico from June 1953 to June 1984. During that time, he served as Field Engineer from 1953-55; Division Manager in Deming from 1960-68; returning to Albuquerque in 1968 as Vice President until retirement in 1984. During his life, Ross was a member of various civic and social organizations, including Masonic Lodge, president of the Deming Chamber of Commerce, president of the Chaparral Girl Scout Council in Deming, Rotary International, and Central United Methodist Church. His hobbies included golfing, gardening, picture framing, and trading on the stock market. Ross married the former Maribel Pratt of Cedar Rapids, IA on December 19, 1947. Ross and Maribel celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family last December in Albuquerque. Ross is survived by his loving wife, Maribel; two daughters, Janet Mullins and husband, Pat Matzner of Phoenix, AZ and Patti Gallegly and husband, Tim of El Paso, TX; his son, Mike Mullins of Midland, TX; his grandchildren, Mike Gaskin and wife, Ann, Cris Gaskin and wife, Kim and Mary and Katie Gallegly, and Stephanie Mullins; sisters, Annis Dale and husband, Charles of Virginia, Grace Allio of Virginia, Zelma Pattillo and husband, Wesley Pat of Alabama and Edith Beverly and husband, Calvin of Ohio; and brothers, Hampton Mullins and wife, Billie of Ohio and Edgar Mullins and wife, Jeanne of Virginia and Charles Mullins and wife, Susie of Ohio. Ross was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed a good game of golf, a strong conversation, a good box of ice cream, a well manicured lawn and garden, and most of all going out of his way to help his family and friends in any and every way possible. Ross always made sure that each family member had enough coffee, toilet paper, and film to last until his next visit. We love you Papaw and will always keep you close to our hearts! Memorial services will be held Saturday, 3:00 p.m., at Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper Ave NE, with Dr. Charles Crutchfield officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions can be made to Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper Ave. NE 87106. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.

Frank M. Raymond, 58, a resident of Albuquerque from 1966 to 1991 died, Monday, September 7, 1998. He is survived by his daughter, Rhonda Kay Raymond of Austin, TX; brother, Ole J. Raymond and wife, Bobbye of Florence, MS; sister, Helen Randle and husband, Dale of West Point, MS; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Howard Raymond and Esther Faye Ladner; brother, James Howard Raymond. He worked at Sandia National Labs from 1966-1997. Frank loved hunting, fishing and enjoyed seeing the country in this Motorhome. Memorial services will be held, Monday, 11:00 a.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd NE. Friends may visit, French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kenneth J. Salisbury, 76, a resident of Bernalillo died, Thursday, September 10, 1998. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Wilma; daughter, Carol Salisbury and her husband, Val Marmash; sons, Kenneth D. Salisbury and his wife, Cindie, all of Rio Rancho; and Michael D. Salisbury and his wife, Revonda of Baltimore, MD; grandchildren, Eve, Mary, Kenny, Christy and Chuck; great-grandchildren, Christina and Lexi; brother, Daryl"Bud" Salisbury and his wife, Florence of Cortland, IL; and many nieces, nephews and honorary kids. Kenneth had a 30 year career in the US Navy, was a veteran of WWII, former Undersheriff in Sandoval County and a founding member of the Sandoval County Sheriffs Posse. Kenneth was a loving husband, an exceptional parent, and a wonderful son-in-law, grandfather, father-in-law and surrogate father to many people. Services will be held Monday, 1:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel with Rev. Charles Becknell officiating. Interment will take place at 3:00 p.m. in Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association or the charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.

George Natividad Sandoval, 84, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque passed away, Thursday, September 10, 1998. He was born in Alameda to Alfredo and Isabel Sandoval. He was raised by his loving grandparents, Francisco and Lucia Lucero Y Montoya. He was a veteran of World War II where he served in Europe in the Army. He was a self-employed Painting Contractor for many years and then retired from the old Batann Hospital as a painter. He is survived by his loving wife, Frances Sandoval of Albuquerque; step-daughter, Janice Biro and husband, Mickey of Chicago, IL; sister, Jessie Nuanes of Albuquerque; nephew, Henry Nuanes and wife, Ginger of Albuquerque; and many other nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Agnes; brothers, Joseph and Charlie; and sisters, Stella and Lucia. Rosary will be recited Sunday, 4:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE with Deacon Bob Lewis reciting. Mass will be celebrated, Monday, 11:00 a.m. at St. Theresa Little Flower Church, 3400 4th St. NW with Father John Plans celebrant. Interment will take place 1:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Friends may visit, French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Mr. Paul C. Santillano died Monday in Albuquerque at the age of 68. Mr. Santillano was a member of the St. Edwin Catholic Church and he was a retired police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. Mr. Santillano was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and was awarded 2 Purple Hearts. He was a member of the DAV Chapter 3, the VFW, the American Legion Post 69, the Paralyzed Vets of America and the Zapata Club. Mr. Santillano is survived by his wife, Ursula Santillano, of the family home; daughters, Connie Santillano of Los Angeles, CA, and Juanita Santillano of Bakersfield, CA; sisters, Guadalupe Tapia of Paicoma, CA, and Petra Myers of Los Angeles, CA; and four grandchildren. Funeral Services for Mr. Santillano will be held on Monday at the St. Edwin Catholic Church where the Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Toby Lucero, Ricardo Vasquez, Perry Lucero, Johnnie Ray Gutierrez, Charles Lucero and Edward Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers will be Fabien Anaya, Willie Salazar, Estevan Martinez, Viola Lucero, Bennie Lopez, Amy Isiacs, Gloria Martinez and Ivan Quintana. A Rosary for Mr. Santillano will be recited on Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Edwin Church. Arrangements by the Salazar & Sons Mortuary, 400 3rd St. SW.

Raymond W. Swensen, 74, a native of Albuquerque, died Thursday, September 10, 1998, after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Josephine Swensen of Albuquerque; brother, Francis Swensen of Bosque Farms; sister-in-law, Dana Swensen of Albuquerque; niece, Barbara Myers and husband, Harold of Albuquerque; grandniece, Jennifer Yardman and her children, Stephanie and Daniel, all of Las Vegas; and grandnephew, Joel Bretz of Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his mother and father; brother, Edward; and son, David Jay. Mr. Swensen was a 1943 graduate of Albuquerque High School. He served in the US Army Air Corp, 467th Bomb Group of the 8th Air Force and flew 36 missions. Mr. Swensen retired after 20 years of service with the General Electric Corporation. He was a life member of the Elks Club, Lodge #461. Mr. Swensen was also a member of I.B.E.W., Union #611, and I.A.M. Cremation has taken place and no services will be scheduled. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

Amado Vigil, 74, a resident of Albuquerque for 45 years, died Friday, September 11, 1998. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Gloria Vigil of the family home; daughters, Lucille Vigil and husband, Modesto Lucero, Jeanette Reece and husband, Linn, and Glenda Vigil; son, Donny Vigil and wife, Debbie, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Jerome, Jared, Blake, and Brett; Amanda, Nancy, Jocelyn, Rebekah, and Julian; sisters, Ramona Dimas and husband, Sam of Flagstaff, AZ, Rose Tapia and husband, Ralph, deceased, Mary Bartolotta and husband, John, and Celia Boyd and husband, John, all of Albuquerque; and a host of many other loving family members. Mr. Vigil served in the US Navy during WWII, where he received the Victory Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Star, and the Philipine Liberation Medal. He was an active member of American Legion Post #69. Mr. Vigil owned and operated Vigil Trucking Company from 1957 until his retirement in 1993. Rosary will be recited Sunday, 7:00 p.m., at St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church, 3400 4th Street NW, with Isidro and Josie Martinez reciting. Mass will be celebrated Monday, 9:00 a.m., St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church, with Father John Plans, Celebrant. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sara C. Kellogg (Nanny) Wagner, 100, died Tuesday, September 8, 1998. She is survived by her son, Robert B. Wagner and wife, Myrtle of Anchorage, AK; daughters, Wanda Mae Higgins of Albuquerque, Wilma Fae Towns and husband, Edward of Monroe, NC, and Emma Jean Cobb and husband, James of Atlanta, GA; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Wagner homesteaded in Estancia Valley in 1906 and she had lived in Albuquerque, El Paso, and Jemez Springs since that time. For the past 25 years she was known and loved as"Nanny" at Hummingbird Music Camp in Jemez Springs. She was an accomplished interior decorator and a well known seamstress known for her fiesta dresses which she marketed nationally as Sara Lynn Originals. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Sunday, September 13, 1998, 4:00 p.m., at Hummingbird Music Camp's Rose Garden, Jemez Springs, NM, with Rev. Harry Chapman officiating. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Hummingbird Music Camp's Scholarship Fund, c/o Hummingbird Lane, Jemez Springs, NM 87025. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.

Josephine Margaret Marquis Wilch passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 1998. She was born in Central City, Nebraska, on August 28, 1907, to Ethel and Pars Marquis. She moved to Denver, Colorado, when she was eighteen years old, where she married Lawrence Denning Wilch, who preceded her in death. She worked for the Air Force Finance Center in Denver for twenty years, retiring in 1969. Josephine lived a long and wonderful life and was loved by all who knew her. She is survived by her daughters, Marilynn Tabor, of Rio Rancho, NM, and Laurel Powell, of Corrales, NM; sister, Elaine Wheeler and husband, Howard, of Westlake Village, CA; granddaughters, Karen Axell and Paul Neigel, of Vancouver, WA, Karla Axell and husband, Chuck Blumenfeld, of Seattle, WA, and Jennifer Bernardi and husband, Randy Bernardi, of Oklahoma City, OK; grandsons, Rick Murray and wife, Lenna of Albuquerque, NM, Rob Murray of Corrales, and Kris Axell and wife, Cheryl, of Bellevue, WA; and great-grandchildren, Dustin, Michelle, Kevin, Jonathan, Tyson, Matthew, Jeffrey, Dalton, and Alisa, and many nieces and nephews. Josephine was an accomplished organist and pianist and performed in many clubs in Denver and the surrounding area. She moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1981, and performed with the Palo Duro Senior Citizens Band. She lived at the Mountain View Manor Sheltered Care Home for the past two years and we thank them for all the loving care she received from everyone. Cremation has taken place and Rose Garden services will be held at Vista Verde Memorial Park in Rio Rancho, NM, on Tuesday, September 15, 1998, at 11:00 a.m. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society and set aside some time to appreciate the precious moments in life. Cremation arrangements are by Sunrise Society of New Mexico 891-8200.

Commander Karl W. Gustafson Sr., 86, a resident of Albuquerque since 1952, died Monday, August 31, 1998. A native of West Virginia, he is survived by his wife, Marjorie of the family home; sons, Karl W. Gustafson Jr. and his wife, Wendy and Eric C. Gustafson and his wife, Carolyn, both of Albuquerque; daughter, Karin H. Davidson and her husband, Jon of Las Cruces; step-children, Dr. James E. Short and his wife, Cherie of Oklahoma City, OK, Thomas C. Short and his wife, DyAnne of Los Alamos, Linda L. Cobb and her husband, Larry of Albuquerque, and Bill G. Short and his wife, Linda of California; 12 grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Mrs. Anita White. Mr. Gustafson was preceded in death by brother, John A. Gustafson killed in action during WWII; parents, Swan in 1937 and Lephia in 1975; wife, Ruth G. Gustafson in 1969. Karl was associated with the Masons in West Virginia and he retired in 1965 from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of service. His naval career included service aboard the USS St. Louis. Upon retirement he worked as a field manager for Eberline Instrument Corp. Mr. Gustafson enjoyed the outdoors, including fishing and gardening. He was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church. Services will be held Friday, 10:00 a.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6901 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with David Hartenburger officiating with the assistance of Charlie Price. Interment of cremains will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Wednesday, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. Ne.

Harriet Arline Hallett, age 96, passed away Thursday, August 27, 1998 in her home at Manzano Del Sol. The daughter of the late Guy E. and Fossie Hallett, she is survived by nieces, Barbara Baker of Wichita, KS, Nancy Cain of Taos, NM and Janet Robson of Jupiter Island, FL. Born December 31, 1901 in Rush County, KS, she attended schools there in Hutchinson, KS and Washburn University in Topeka, KS. She went to Elsworth, KS to teach high school math, and in 1927, became a Missionary in Turkey and Greece, teaching math in girls schools in Adana, Turkey and at Anatolia girls school in Saloniki, Greece. She returned to the United States in 1933 and became a Social Case worker in Wichita, KS. In 1941, she came to New Mexico after receiving her Maters degree in Social Work from the University of Denver. She was District Director of Welfare in Carlsbad and Roswell. In 1944, she came to Albuquerque, taking a position as a Child Welfare worker at the Family and Childrens Services Headquarters, Bernalillo County, retiring in 1969 after 25 years of services. Quite active in the First Congregational Church, she helped plan and open Manzano Del Sol and became a resident there in 1983. Memorial services were held Sunday, August 30, 3:30 p.m., at Manzano Del Sol. In lieu of flowers, send memorial donations to Manzano Del Sol, First Congregational Church or Family Hospice.

Josephine Boxhorn Husted, 78, died Sunday, August 30, 1998. She is survived by daughters, Margaret Ann Whittaker and her husband, Robert of Albuquerque and Rosemary Maute of Riyadh, KSA; sons, William Boxhorn of Albuquerque and Richard Boxhorn and his wife, Diane of Williamsville, NY; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Cunningham of Middle Port, NY; and sister, Maylou Connors of Cheektowaga, NY. Memorial Mass will be held for Mrs. Husted in Buffalo, NY at a later date. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.

Harold B. Kelsey, 95, a resident of California who resided in Albuquerque for the past two years, died Sunday, August 30, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Helen G. Kelsey of Albuquerque; and daughter, Claudette Ince of Lake San Marcos, CA. Cremation has taken place. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming NE.

David R. Lucero (aka) David Duck, 49, a resident of the Albuquerque area since 1972, died Sunday, August 30, 1998. He is survived by his father, Rafael F. Lucero of Brighton, CO; four sisters, Irene Torres and husband, John, Senaida Sean, all of Ft. Lupton, CO, Mary O. Montoya of Commerce City, CO, and Sally Garrett and husband, Chuck of Thornton, CO; five brothers, Henry Lucero and wife, Stella of California, Ralph Lucero and wife, Michelle of Brighton, CO, Manuel Lucero and wife, Rose, James Lucero, all of Thornton, CO, William Lucero of Aurora, CO; partner, S. Craig Tays of Albuquerque; very close friends, Kate Bradshaw and Sydney Eusepi, both of Albuquerque, and Alix Carilli of La Luz, NM; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Tomasita Lucero; and brothers, Guadalupe Lucero and Fred Chavez. Mr. Lucero was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served as a medic and received the Purple Heart. He was an artist, carpenter, musician, gardener, and was instrumental in the restoration of Madrid, NM. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 12:00 noon, at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church, 2005 Plaza NW, with Fr. Leo Lucero, Celebrant. A memorial tribute following the Mass will be celebrated in the park in Madrid, NM at 4:00 p.m. Cremation will follow the services and interment of cremains will take place in Brighton, CO. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Dolores J. Ortiz, 71, beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, was called home to be with the Lord Saturday, August 29, 1998. She was born on February 25, 1927 in Canon de Jemez, NM; daughter of Tomas and Lucianita Garcia; she was a resident of Albuquerque, formerly of Canon de Jemez, NM; she was a parishioner of San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church. She is survived by her loving husband, Adolph (A-1) Ortiz of the family home; three sons, Richard and wife, Olga, Daniel Ortiz of Albuquerque, Steven and wife, Dana of Phoenix, AZ; four daughters, Lorraine Gonzales of Albuquerque, Lillian Coleman and husband, Robert of Chicago, IL, Rebecca Coleman and husband, Terry of Seattle, WA, and Karen Pena and husband, Frank of Albuquerque; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson. She will be greatly missed by her loving family. Visitations will be held today, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary on the corner of 8th and Iron. A Rosary will be recited this evening, 7:00 p.m., at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church in Old Town. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., also at the church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW.

Lupe B. Anaya Ortiz, 77, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, was called home to be with the Lord Sunday, August 30, 1998. She was born on April 7, 1921, the daughter of Valentine and Carmelita Anaya; a resident of Albuquerque; she was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Carmelita Gonzales; son, Ramon Cortez; two sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca Anaya and Susie Rodriguez; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; caregiver, Rosario Dominguez; guardian angel, Gabriel Antonio Dominguez; daughter-in-law, Eleanor Cortz; a special niece, Bella Romero; sister, Tillie Barfield; brother, Ralphael Gonzales; several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are five very special friends, Tino Ortega, Monchis Ortega, Ramona Vasquez, Josie Andrade and Frances (Moe) Luna. She will be greatly missed by those whom loved and knew her. Visitations will be held today, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary on 8th and Stover; and this evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Ortiz will lie in state Wednesday morning, from 9:00 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church til the time of Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., with the Reverend James Moore as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW.

Mrs. Andrellita Padilla, 87, a resident of Los Padillas, passed away on August 29, 1998. Mrs. Padilla is survived by her two daughters, Theresa Chavez and Angelina Luchetti and husband, Orlindo; one son, Sotelo Padilla and wife, Cecilia; four sisters, Clorinda Candelaria, Annie Padilla, Kate Fuentes and husband, Raymond and Cecilia Martinez; two brothers, Arsenio Padilla and Antonio Padilla; 14 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Padilla was a member of the Catholic Church. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday evening, 7:00 p.m., at the Ascension Catholic Church, 2150 Raymac SW, with visitation after 6:30 p.m. The Rosary will be recited by Tita. Mass of Christian will be celebrated Wednesday morning, 9:00 a.m., at the Ascension Catholic Church with final visitation at the church after 8:30 a.m. Father Bolman, Celebrant. Interment will follow at the Los Padillas Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gary Luchetti, Dino Luchetti, James Chavez, Danny Chavez, John Padilla and Juan Padilla. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Dr SW, in charge of arrangements.

Jennifer Sandy, 20, passed on to the loving arms of the Lord on Saturday, August 29, 1998. Jennifer lived a life far too short for those whose lives she touched, but it was a life full of love, laughter, joy and accomplishment. She was born on September 18, 1977, to her parents, Mrs. Loretta Bates of Albuquerque and Mr. Ray Sandy of Moriarty. She spent some of her early school years in Farmington, where she first started to demonstrate her love and talent for sports. In her secondary school years, Jennifer continued to grow in her ability at Altamont Little League, where she and her teammates constantly challenged for and often succeeded in city and state softball championships. Jennifer also participated in AYSO soccer during those years. Her best talent and great love was for basketball. Jennifer's four year career at Sandia High School as a varsity starter culminated in 1996 with the AAAA State Championship for her and her teammates, a victory over those always worthy opponents, the Eldorado Eagles. She was a captain and the on-the-floor leader and emotional center of her team. Jennifer went on to play college ball at Northeastern Colorado College and was a regular participant and champion at the Hoop It Up and Gus Macker tournaments in the area. Jennifer was a true champion in her life as well as in the sports she so dearly loved to play and she will be sorely missed by her family, her teammates, her opponents and her many, many friends. She looked forward to one day achieving the same championship accomplishments as an emergency medical technician through her studies at the University of New Mexico. Cherished memorial of her will survive forever with her family members; her brother, Keith and his wife, Deanna; and niece, Kylie, all of Estancia; maternal grandmother, Agnes Archuleta of Albuquerque; paternal grandparents, Frank and Elsie Sandy of Edgewood; stepbrothers, Ryan Bates of Houston, TX and Kelly Bates of Colorado Springs; stepdad, Jim Bates; as well as countless aunts, uncles, and cousins from all around the United States. Jennifer would want counted among her"family" her teammates: Michelle Carter, Nickie Heckroth, Miranda Sanchez, Jamie Roberts, Analisa Armijo, Melissa Burt, Denise Zamora and many, many more. Her friends included Cindy Caudle and Jeff and Joel Cleveland all of Albuquerque, and Kelly Stultz of Dallas, TX. Friends may visit French Mortuary - Lomas Blvd Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE. Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Services will be held Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., at Calvary Chapel, 4001 Osuna Rd. NE. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Keith Sandy, Walter Nickerson, Diego Armijo, Brandon Heckroth, Sammy Burns, and Kevin Fannin. In lieu of flowers, Jennifer's family requests that contributions be made at any First Security Bank branch to benefit what will become the Jennifer Sandy Scholarship Fund. Friends are encouraged to call or visit the family home if you want or need the family's solace and encouragement at this most difficult of times. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE.


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