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Richard E. Baldonado, passed away August 30, 1998. He was a native New Mexican and a member of the American Legion Post 13. Mr. Baldonado served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Christian Motorcycle Association. He is survived by his children, Theresa Blackwood, Diamond Chavez, Tina Baldonado, and Troy Baldonado and wife, Donna; mother, Claire Blackwood; brother, Bob Blackwood; sister, Cindy Blackwood; very special aunts, Eleanor Baca, Trinie Sanchez, and Fina Chavez; uncle, Louie Baldonado; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, and numerous family and friends who will miss him. Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW, with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 1998, and Mass to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 4, 1998. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Giraudo, Louie Baldonado, Bob Blackwood, Frank Chavez, Lawrence Segura, and Steve Giraudo. Honorary pallbearers: Thomas Santiallnes, Mario Giraudo, Bibb Odell, and Stan Lovato. Arrangements by Direct Services, 4501 4th St. NW. 343-8008.

Rose T. Blanchette, 81, a resident of Albuquerque since 1959, died Tuesday, September 1, 1998. She is survived by her sister, Marion Cook of Cambridge, MA; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Blanchette was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Byzantine Rite Catholic Church. She was also a member of the Cactus Club, Handwriting Analysis Club, and Sandia Civitan Club. Rosary will be recited Thursday, 5:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, 1837 Alvarado Dr. NE. Mass will be celebrated Friday, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Byzantine Rite Catholic Church, with Father Christopher L. Zugger, Celebrant. Interment will take place at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be members of Sandia Civitan Club. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

The family and friends of Christopher Gene Chavarria will be saying good-bye on Thursday, September 3, 1998, 12:00 noon, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd NW. God called Christopher home early Monday morning. Christopher left behind his parents, Gene and Nellie Chavarria; his brother and sister-in-law, Leroy and Joyce of Albuquerque; his brother, Jerry and sister-in-law, Virginia of Waterloo, NY; and sister, Lee of San Diego, CA have arrived at the family home. Christopher was not only a good son and loving brother, but also a generous and loved uncle and great-uncle to his nieces and nephews, Adam, Dasha, Nathaniel, Jeanie and Jerry Jr. He will also leave behind his best friend, Gary Bearly of Albuquerque. Final good-bye will be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery immediately following. The family suggests casual attire. Hillcrest Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE. 265-5959.

Arthur Jake Havens, 59, of Amarillo, TX, died Monday, August 31, 1998. Services were at 10:00 a.m. today in Kingswood United Methodist Church with the Rev. Terry Tamplen of the church officiating. Burial was at 4:00 p.m. MDT today in Village of Roy Cemetery at Roy, NM. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St., Amarillo, TX. Mr. Havens was born in Roy and moved to Amarillo in 1958. He graduated from Roy High School in 1957. He retired as an engineer from Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. after 34 years. After retirement, he worked at Comanche Trail Golf Course and was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Survivors include the mother of his children, Mary Cash of Dallas; three sons, Pat Havens of Costa Mesa, CA, Mike Havens of Amarillo and David Havens of Dallas; his mother, Bertha Havens of Albuquerque; three brothers, Leroy Havens, Martin Havens and Wayne Shaw, all of Albuquerque; three sisters, Mary Jane Havens and Christy Hollingsworth, both of Albuquerque and Patsy Herrera of Farmington; a special friend, Priscilla Butts of Amarillo; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The family requests memorials in lieu of flowers be to the American Cancer Society, 3915 S. Bell St., Amarillo, TX 79109. The family will be at 3202 Westlawn, Amarillo, TX 79102.

Alma M. Ladonsky, 84, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past 25 years, passed away on Monday, August 31, 1998. Alma was born June 8, 1914, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine Tassi Malaspina in New York City, New York. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church Altar and Rosary Society. Alma is survived by two nieces, Noel Burr of Ohio and Suzanne Ward of California. Visitation will be held today, Thursday, September 3, 1998, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd., at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho, with the Mass of Resurrection on Friday, September 4, 1998, 10:30 a.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Msgr. Douglas Raun as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, 892-9920.

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; numerous nieces and nephews; very special friends, Kate Bradshaw and Sydney Eusepi, both of Albuquerque, and Alix Carilli of La Luz, NM; Auntie Debbie, Uncle Bill, Richard Lee and Mike Hogrebee; acquired sister, Helen Potter; famous friends, C.J. (Carroll) (Johnson), Little Michael, Tanya and Tina Lebam; and longtime friends, Steve and his son, Jessie Benoit, and Kay Nation; and supernatural friends, Ken and Gail. 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 was celebrated Wednesday, 12:00 noon, at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church, 2005 Plaza NW, with Fr. Leo Lucero, Celebrant. Pallbearers were Kate Bradshaw, Sydney Eusepi, S. Craig Tays, Alix Carilli, John Montoya, and Henry Lucero. A memorial tribute following the Mass was celebrated in the park in Madrid, NM at 4:00 p.m. Cremation followed the services and interment of cremains will take place in Brighton, CO. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

Patrick Joseph McIntyre, age 37, died Tuesday, September 1, 1998 at his home following a sudden illness. He is survived by his parents, MaryLee and William Howard McIntyre; sisters, Jennifer Grant, Deborah Yamato, Judge Cecelia Niemczyk and husband, Tom, Sandra Williams and husband, Dr. Arvis, Laureen McIntyre, Mary Campi and husband, Mike, Teresa Guzman and husband, Danny, Karen Schartau and husband, Mike, Susan Alvarez and husband, Gilbert, Sally McIntyre, Melissa McIntyre; brothers, Steve McIntyre, Bruce McIntyre and wife, Marilyn, Paul McIntyre and wife, Sue, Mark McIntyre and wife, Carla; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel McIntyre. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 4, 1998, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., in the Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. A Rosary will be recited following the visitation on Friday at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, September 5, 1998, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 2532 Vermont NE. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.

Celeste M. Nowers, 92, a resident of Albuquerque since 1981, died Wednesday, August 19, 1998. She is survived by her children, Judith Brown of Albuquerque, Juanita Partington and husband, Patrick of California, William I. Nowers and wife, Jane of Georgia, and Kathleen England and husband, Robert of Albuquerque; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and brother, Calvin DePauw and his wife, Beatrice of Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley I. Nowers, whom she married on September 2, 1931 in Rockford, Illinois. Celeste was very devoted to her family, enjoyed life, and was involved in many activities at her residence, including her bridge games. Mrs. Nowers was a member of the Aquinas Newman Center. Services will be held Friday, September 4, 1998, 1:30 p.m., at La Vida Llena (Carter Hall), 10501 Lagrima de Oro NE, with Father Bob Keller officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to St. Francis Mission Church, P.O. Box 778, White River, AZ 85941 or a charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.

Vera Sophia Plummer, 78, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past five years, coming here from Hilton Head, South Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 1998. Vera was born January 24, 1920, the daughter of Bertin and Emily Johanson Swanson in Chicago, IL. Vera was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, a member of the choir, and played the piano for the church choir. Vera is survived by her husband, Robert; three children, Robert"Ted" S. Plummer Jr., Janice Leigh Dick, and Sonja Sophia Plummer, all of Rio Rancho; one brother, Clifford Bertin Swanson of Poway, CA; four grandchildren, Karin Carlson Plummer, James Stedman Plummer, Michael John Dick, and Geoffrey Robert Dick. Services for Vera will be Saturday, September 5, 1998, 10:00 a.m., at Calvary Lutheran Church, Unser and Abrazo, Rio Rancho, with the Rev. Donald Neidigk officiating. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, 892-9920.

Marcella Clara Ruhl, 88, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past 41 years, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 1998. Marcella was born May 18, 1910, the daughter of Carl and Clara Knobs Klem in St. Louis, Missouri. She was a member of the P.S.T. Association, and had worked as a secretary for the Southern Union Gas Company, before it became PNM. Marcella is survived by her son, Charles Ruhl and wife, Marjorie of California; and one sister, Deloris Steinle of Florida. A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 4, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd., at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. Officiating will be the Rev. Walter F. Smith III. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, 892-9920.

Daniel Anthony Sandoval died peacefully with his wife at his side August 29, 1998 in Houston, TX. Born on October 6, 1962 in Albuquerque. He was a resident of Albuquerque until his marriage on October 22, 1997. He worked as a chef for many restaurants in the Albuquerque area. He started his career when he was only 16 years old, working as a chef's helper at the Albuquerque airport. During his career, he worked at Gino's, Nicole's at the Marriott, Hyatt Regency, Artichoke Cafe and Andre's. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Bennie Sandoval. He is survived by his wife, Cristal Sandoval of Houston, TX; his mother, Betty Sandoval of Albuquerque; brothers, Claude Sandoval and wife, Cathy of Albuquerque, Tim Sandoval of Toas, NM, and Leonard Sandoval of Albuquerque; sisters, Ruth Nunez and husband, Henry, Dolores Algire and husband, John, and Loretta Sandoval, all of Albuquerque, and Janis Carbajal and husband, Daniel of Silver City, NM; his Goddaughter, Julia; 18 nieces and nephews; 13 great-nieces and nephews; several aunts and uncles; and many friends. Daniel will be missed by all who loved him. At his request, he was cremated and buried in Houston, TX. A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, September 5, 1998, 10:00 a.m., at San Jose Catholic Church, 2401 Broadway SE, with Rev. Joseph A. Farias, SDB officiating.

John Anthony Scoglietti, 74, a resident of Albuquerque, died September 1, 1998. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Scoglietti; step-son, Robert Fairbanks; step-daughter, Danise Fairbanks; four grandchildren, Bob, Michael, Elizabeth and Anthony Cody Fairbanks; brothers, Fred, Mike and Jimmy Scoglietti; and sister, Rose Mancari. Rosary will be recited Friday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Friday, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 505 N. Parkway, Memphis, TN 38101.

Marian A. Street, 86, beloved mother of Carolyn Mishler and mother-in-law of Deacon Ricardo Mishler of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, was called home to be with the Lord Tuesday, September 1, 1998. A Memorial Rosary will be recited this evening, 7:00 p.m., at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 5, 1998 at 9:00 a.m., also at the church with Fr. Joel Garner as Celebrant. Services are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW.

Sixto Torres, age 45, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away on August 30, 1998. He is survived by his sons, Sixto J. Torres, Joe Ben Barela and Rubiane Valdez, Sonny Barela; brother, Isidro Torres Jr. and wife, Ruby; numerous nieces and nephews; numerous God children; grandchildren, Anthony Barela, Benjamin Barela and Sonny Archuleta. Sixto was preceded in death by his parents, Isidro and Mary Torres. He graduated from Albuquerque High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, September 3, 1998, 7:00 p.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 4, 1998, 9:30 a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1818 Coal Pl. SE, with Father Thai Tran as Celebrant. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.

William Harold Wheeler passed away on September 1, 1998 at the family home in Albuquerque. He was born in Oglesby, TX and served in the US Navy. He married Cleo Springstead in April 1956 in El Paso, TX, where they lived until moving to Albuquerque in 1963. He attended the University of New Mexico, where he studied history-a subject he loved. He worked for the Federal Aviation Administration for 28 years and was an East Area Staff Officer. He was a member of Academy Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father, William Alton Wheeler in 1964; and by a son, William Alton Wheeler in 1982. He is survived by his wife, Cleo Wheeler of Albuquerque; a daughter, Melanie D. DeNardis and husband, Gary of Edgewood, NM; a son, Matthew Kirk Wheeler and wife, Pamela of Bernalillo, NM; his mother, Mildred Wheeler of Albuquerque; a brother, Tommy Wheeler and wife, Betty of El Paso, TX; and two grandchildren, Anthony Gary DeNardis and Matthew William DeNardis, both of Edgewood, NM. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, at Sandia Funeral Care. Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Friday, in the Chapel of Sandia Funeral Care with Rev. Jack Stricklan of Community Bible Fellowship officiating. Burial will follow the service in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements are provided by Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE.

Margaret C. Baca"Nana", 87, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 1998. She was a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Albuquerque. Nana was such a loving, giving, caring and thoughtful person, always doing for others, family and friends. In spite of her own health problems, she always thought of others before herself. Her generosity of time, spirit, and faith was an inspiration to all who knew her. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Baca in June, 1997; and her grandson, Phillip in July, 1998; her brother, Eloy Romero; and one sister, Erlinda Sandoval, both of Los Lunas. She is survived by her three children, Consuelo Baca and her husband, Joe A. Baca of Los Lunas, Carlos Baca and his wife, Gloria C. Baca of Albuquerque, and Lila Tallon and her husband, Roger of Albuquerque. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Viewing will be held on Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Romero Funeral Home. Rosary will be recited on Monday, 7:30 p.m., at the San Clemente Catholic Church in Los Lunas. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., also at the San Clemente Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Los Lentes Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Carlos Baca Jr., Christopher Baca, Dennis F. Baca, David R. Baca, Paul Tallon and Dennis Sandoval, her nephew. Romero Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sigfredo Baca passed away Wednesday, August 3rd. He is survived by his children, Loyda Pogorelc and husband, Frank from Ontario, California, Sylvia Aguilar and husband, Raymond from Fountain Valley, CA, Roland Baca of Albuquerque, Sigfredo Baca Jr. and wife, Dolores form LaVerne, CA, Mary Garcia and husband, Arsenio of Albuquerque, Herman Baca and wife, Theresa of Albuquerque, Frank Baca and Patsy of Albuquerque, Eileen Gallegos and husband, Leo of Albuquerque; and daughter-in-law, Dorothy Baca. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Fulgencia Baca; and sons, Ted and Danny Baca; and grandsons, Danny and Richard Baca. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Pena Blanca. Interment to follow at the Pena Blanca Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Gallegos, Patrick Gallegos, Tommy Gallegos, Arsenio Garcia, Roger De La O and Frank Baca Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Julia Garcia, Theresa Togorelc, Caryl Aguilar, Sandy Willison, Monica Baca, Jennifer Baca and Diana Armijo. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Pena Blanca. Services entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, Gary Santillanes, CFSP.

Robert A. Cook, 71, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 1998. He was born February 2, 1927 in Dorothy, West Virginia, and grew up in Mt. Harris, Colorado. The Cooks moved to Los Lunas 22 years ago. Survivors include Jean M. Cook, his wife of 46 years; his daughter, Jeanette Cook and husband, Don Helfrich of Albuquerque; his sons, Bruce H. Cook and wife, Cari F. Reiche of Albuquerque and Craig S. Cook and wife, Jamey Cook of Los Lunas; grandchildren, Lisa, Jenna and JoDean Cook of Montana, Cade and Kalyn Wormington and Anja Helfrich of Albuquerque, Kathryn Cook of Albuquerque and Ashley Cook of Los Lunas. Preceding Mr. Cook in death were his sons, Robbie Cook and Art Cook. A veteran, he served four years with the US Navy during WWII. Following graduation from Colorado State University in 1951. He moved to Montana, where he began his 35 year career with the U.S. Forest Service. After retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and was an avid golfer and gardener. A private family memorial service was held with Fr. George Bach of St. Philips Episcopal Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the ALS Assn., (Lou Gehrig's Disease), c/o 8525 Princess Jeanne NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Sunrise Society, (891-8200).

Josef Erker, 75, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past 19 years, and coming to New Mexico from Brooklyn, New York, passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 1998. Josef was born February 6, 1923, the son of Aloise and Elisabeth Jaklistch Erker in Yugoslavia. He was married to Laura Mader on November 7, 1953 in New York. Josef was a cabinet maker for the Hinzman and Waldman company in New York before retiring. He loved to work in the garden and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Josef is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Laura of Rio Rancho; six children, Denise Erker and husband, Trevor Ferreira of New York, Clara Trimboli and husband, Donald of Rio Rancho, Janet Farrell of California, Roger Erker and wife, Doreen of Los Lunas, Robin Luttrull and husband, Jerry of California, and Irene Erker Roybal and husband, Matthew of San Diego, CA; one brother, Siegfried Erker and wife, Josephine of New York; one sister, Herta Eisenpofz and husband, Henry of New York; 12 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special cousin, Erich Erker and family; and very special friends, the Riaza family. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, September 5, 1998, 10:30 a.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with the Rev. Guy Roberts as the Celebrant. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation New Mexico Chapter, 124 Alvarado Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, or to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, 714 4th SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.

John Steven Faculjak Sr., 80, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past 28 years, went home to his Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday, September 2, 1998. John was born December 28, 1917, the son of Frank and Agnes Bakic Faculjak in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As a youth, John worked as a cowboy on a ranch in Colorado. There he learned to make saddles and other leather goods which he shared with many people throughout his lifetime. He fought in the South Pacific during WWII with the 32nd Calvary Division of the US Army. John's life was characterized by an enduring passion to overcome adversity and his upbeat cheerfulness. John was preceded in death by his son, John Jr. in 1985; and his wife, Jackie in 1996. He is lovingly remembered by his daughters, Mary Keane and husband, Tim and their children, Megan, Michael and Molly of Brookfield, WI, Joan Bustos and husband, Phillip and their children, Matthew, Aimee and Lisa of Albuquerque; his son, Paul and wife, Debbie and their son, Eloy of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Zia and Zane Faculjak of Albuquerque, in addition, John is survived by a sister and brother in Wisconsin and many other family and friends. We thank God your suffering had ended, Dad, and by God's grace you are at home with Him. (Ephesians 2:8, 9) A visitation will be held Friday, September 4, 1998, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., in the chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, Sara Rd., at Meadowlark Ln., Rio Rancho. The family will be present to receive family and friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, September 5, 1998, 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW, Albuquerque. There will be a gathering for family and friends at the home of Paul and Deborah Faculjak following the Mass. Interment will be on Tuesday, September 8, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. In lieu of flowers, John would have wanted any gifts to be given to Boy Scout Troop #280, for their Camp Scholarship Fund, c/o Ted Gatsch, 6801 Harper Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.

Evelyn A. Gilmer, 83, beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, September 2, 1998. She had been a resident of Albuquerque since 1930. She was born December 21, 1914 in Judsonia, AK to Walter and Elsie Gray. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Orvis; son, Richard Gilmer; and two granddaughters, Bonnie Gilmer and Karrie Hoffman. She is survived by her brother, Gene Gray and wife, Betty of Santa Fe, NM; her daughter, Carolyn Ogle and husband, Garry, Albuquerque; daughter-in-law, Wanda Gilmer, Boulder, CO; three grandchildren, Jim Geddes and wife, Michelle, Tim Gilmer, and Kathleen Cristiani, husband, David; grandson-in-law, Curt Hoffman and great-grandson, Kyle Gilmer; her brother-in-law, Frank Gilmer, Albuquerque; and several nieces and nephews. She was a longtime member of Garfield Gospel Chapel, but in recent years was attending Calvary Chapel with her daughter, Carolyn. Evelyn's parents started Gary's Flower Shop and she worked there for over 60 years. She took over the management of this shop as co-owner with her brother in 1984 and continued there until her retirement in 1994. She was a very outgoing and loving person and her continual humming will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Visitation will be Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon, at Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. in Fitzgerald's Funeral Chapel. Pallbearers will be family members, Jim Geddes, Curt Hoffman, Tim Gilmer, Tom Gray, Don Gray and Frank Gilmer. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Smaritan Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.

Rosarito Gonzales, 83, a resident of Bernalillo since 1951, died Wednesday, September 2, 1998. She is survived by her sons, Frank Chavez and wife, Georgina and Daniel Garcia and wife, Dorothy, all of Bernalillo; grandchildren, Mark Chavez and wife, Nikki, Tommie Chavez, Frances Garcia and husband, Johnny, Sharon Gutierrez and husband, Steven, and Ruth Alvarez and husband, Ralph; great-grandchildren, Isacc, J.D., Eugene, Christopher, and Alexis; sister, Ester Armijo; brother, Clofas Gonzales; and other family members. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, in Bernalillo, with Father Vigil Furfaro, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Chavez, Johnny Garcia, Steven Gutierrez, Ralph Alvarez, Martin Valencia, and Amalio Aranda. Mrs. Gonzales' great-grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

Susie Griffin, age 46, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 2, 1998. She worked for Los Alamos County for 25 years. She attended Los Alamos High School, where she graduated in 1970 and met her lifelong love, Gary. Susie was a gifted and talented woman. She enjoyed ceramics, needlepoint, her birds and pets, and giving to her family and friends. She loved to laugh. The family appreciates the love and support of our friends and encourages those who feel a need to contact us. Susie is survived by her husband, Gary Griffin; daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Travis Olbert; parents, Jack and Miriam Neff; sister and brother-in-law and nieces, Lisa, Greg, Samantha, Robyn and Kristina Heimer; brother and sister-in-law, Keith, Kris, Alicia and Suzanne Neff; brother and sister-in-law, Kevin, Renee, Savannah and Chandler Neff; father and mother-in-law, Virgil and Reta Griffin; brother-in-law and sister-in-law and nieces, Keith, Missy, Cassandra and Caitlyn Griffin; brother-in-law and sister-in-law and nephews, Wayne, Candi, Caleb, Joshua and Ryan Griffin; and many, many other loving family members and many, many special friends. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2:00 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Los Alamos. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, Santa Fe, 984-8600.

Jeanine Holt died peacefully at home Thursday, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous fight with cancer. She is survived by her devoted husband, D.B.; and daughters, Donna Emanouil, Spart, MI, Jeanne Sue Wooldridge, Albuquerque, and Darla Holt of the family home in Flint, TX; three grandsons, Jason Emanouil, Jack Abernethy and Blake Wooldridge; and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Helen Mosier, Brock, TX; brothers, James Rogers and Homer Rogers Jr., Bryson, TX. Jeanine touched the lives of hundreds of people. Her love of life, her family, her friends and animals was uncommonly strong. A native of Texas, she made a loving, supportive home for her family wherever and whenever husband, D.B., was transferred with his long career in the grocery business. Jeanine and her family recently moved to Lake Palestine, where she designed and furnished their retirement home. She will not only be remembered with love by all who knew her, but also with grateful hearts for her beauty and grace. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 7, 11:00 a.m., at Memorial Funeral Home, Tyler, TX.

Robert G. Hunt, 66, passed away Friday, September 4. He was born May 6, 1932 in Salida, CO and moved with his family to Albuquerque in 1940. He attended Albuquerque Public Schools and served with the 1st Marine Division in Korea. He retired from Mt. Bell Telephone in 1983 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; sons, Greg Hunt and wife, Albert of Tijeras, Bruce Hunt and fiancee, Kathleen Kelleher of Santa Clarita, CA; two granddaughters, Melissa Nichole and Jennifer Marie; sisters, Margaret Rohde of Longmont, CO, Myra Springer of Pensacola, FL, Joy Whitcomb of Redding, CA, Peg Duddleston and husband, Joe of Albuquerque, Joan Victor of Vancouver, WA; and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on Monday, September 7, 1998, at Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 1998 at Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors. Rev. Charles Crutchfield officiating. Interment will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Martinez, Weldon Sewell, Doug Shawn, Greg Hunt, Bruce Hunt and Scott Grommes. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.

Edward Leroy Johnson, 88, a resident of Albuquerque since 1949, passed away on September 2, 1998. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Taylor Johnson, a well-known gardener, flower show exhibitor and judge. Also preceding him in death were his parents, Edward D. and Mayme Axelson Johnson of Burlington, Iowa; a sister, Dorothy; and a brother, Richard. He is survived by two sisters, Miriam Morley of Sacramento, CA and Roberta Hall of Fullerton, CA; three nephews and a niece. Locally, he is survived by his wife's niece, Ernestine (Tina) Clark and her husband, Elmer; and a nephew, James P. Roy and his wife, Jan, all of whom have been generous in their attention and support as he became more aged and infirm. Mr. Johnson was retired from Sandia National Laboratories in 1973. He served as treasurer of the Council of Albuquerque Garden Clubs in 1974-75 when the Council was building the Albuquerque Garden Center. He was a member of the Albuquerque Rose Society since 1952 and served as president in 1973-74. He enjoyed his wife's interest in horticulture, her support of flower shows and her judging of local, state and national flower and rose shows. Laughingly he described himself as a"gardener by marriage." Cremation has been carried out by Sunrise Society. His ashes will be interred beside Ruth in the Riverside Cemetery, Loman, MN. Memorial services to be held at the Albuquerque Garden Center on Sunday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m.

Peter Kayser passed away September 2, 1998. He was born January 16, 1947 in Hamburg, Germany to Otto Rudolf Kayser and Irma Dorothea Sophie Lutjens. He was employed as a Buyer/Purchasing Agent for Quatro Corporation. He is survived by his wife, Cindy A. Kayser of Rio Rancho. Sons are SSGT Raymond Scott Kayser, USAF of Citrus Heights, CA, Senior Airman Jason Anthony Kayser, USAF of Spokane, WA. Also surviving are his mother, Irma D. Ahr of Rio Rancho; and brother, Jerry J. Ahr of Orlando, FL. Services will be this afternoon in the Chapel of Rio Rancho Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Services are entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, Gary Santillanes, C.F.S.P.

Jane L. Lawson, 91, born May 15, 1907 in Ryan, OK, a resident here since 1940, passed away Wednesday. Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, in the Chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, with Pastor Bernie Frazier officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery with C.C. Lawson Jr., Bill Lawson, Troy Lawson, Alfred Lawson, Donald Lawson, and Earl Hall, her sons and sons-in-law, serving as casketbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Life Fellowship Church, 4351 Coors SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121.

Daniel H. McKinney, age 46, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 1998 at Presbyterian Hospital after a long illness. He is survived by his parents, Oliver Sr. and Lucy McKinney of Albuquerque; six brothers, Oscar and wife, Bertha, Charles Sr. and wife, Jackie, Oliver Jr. and wife, Bonnie, John and wife, Gloria, Samuel and wife, Brenda, Jerome and wife, Lyll; three sisters, Lucy Parlor, Elizabeth McKinney, Lavinia and husband, Thomas (Chico) Young; one aunt, Margaret Hill; two uncles, Willis Hill, Warrick Hill; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of close friends and church members. He was a member of Bethesda S.D.A. Church. Services will be at Heights S.D.A. Church, 4920 Wyoming NE, on Sunday, September 6, 1998 at 3:00 p.m. Interment will be at 10:00 a.m. on September 8, 1998 at Sunset Gardens, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE.

Mr. Benny L. Navarrete died Thursday in Albuquerque at the age of 59. Mr. Navarrete is survived by his wife, Sally Navarrete; sons, Mario, Dino, Ben and Dennis; daughters, Bernadette, Camy, Delores and Anita; brother, Juan Navarrete; sisters, Rose Navarrete and Eleanor Nelson; and numerous grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Navarrete will be held on Tuesday at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, where the graveside service will begin at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Navarrete family, care of Salazar and Sons Mortuary, 400 3rd St. SW.

Funeral services for Katie Noe (Katherine Schultz Winders), 93, of Gallup, will be held Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., at the Little Sisters of the Poor-Guadalupe Villa Chapel in Gallup, NM. Father Edward Richmond will officiate. Burial will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park in Gallup, NM. For the past several years she had been a resident at the Little Sisters of the Poor Care Center. She was a lifelong resident of Gallup and McKinley County. Katherine was born in the family home in Gallup on May 7, 1905 and she died on September 4, 1998 at the Little Sisters of the Poor after a lengthy illness. With the death of her mother and brother in 1912, she and her sister, Margaret moved to their grandparents home in Navajo. When the Winders family was transferred to the Gibson mining community, Katie attended the Gibson School through the eighth grade. The extended family returned to their residence on Hill Street in Gallup where she could continue her schooling. Katherine Winders was one of 11 graduates from Gallup High School-the only High School in McKinley County in 1921. Katie and Thomas Clark Noe were married in the Winders home in 1924. Their son, Robert, was born a year later. Katie Noe continued her employment at the Cotton Mercantile following marriage, working through the many facets of the Cotton Mercantile operation. The next 20 years she was employed by C.N. Cotton, Gross-Kelly, Charles Ilfield Co., Gallup Mercantile, C.G. Wallace Indian Trading at Zuni and Gallup. At Zuni, Katie was the first woman to buy Zuni crafts directly from the makers. Word of mouth soon spread the information of her honesty, craft knowledge, and insistence upon fine workmanship from Zuni, across the Navajo country, the Western and Rio Grande Pueblos. Katie became the first woman in Gallup in 1953 to start and own outright a trading enterprise. She opened"The Zuni Shop" for retail and wholesale of the finest Native American craft created by regional artisans. While conducting the business of a successful craft outlet, Katie became very active at the state and national level lobbying to protect authentic Indian Hand Made Jewelry from imitation or manufactured copies. She was very instrumental in securing the first statewide and subsequently nationwide legislation to protect and identify by makers Hallmarks authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry and craft. Owner of The Zuni Shop, Katie entered the finest of regional craft in competitions at the New Mexico State Fair, the Navajo Tribal Fair, the Zuni-McKinley County Fair, and the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial. One year her fine entries for the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial collected 103 ribbons and 11 special awards. The quality of her craft choices made The Zuni Shop a major supplier to the Department of Interior Shop in Washington, DC. Katie's knowledge of turquoise, silver, pottery, Navajo rugs, Pueblo weaving, basketry, and kachinas were just qualifications for her to be requested throughout Arizona and New Mexico. She was a member and strong supporter of the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial and served on the Board of Directors of the Navajo Tribal Arts and Crafts Enterprise. Her many awards included the prestigious"Award for Merit" from the Department of Interior Arts and Crafts Board for"Commitment to the High Standards of Craftsmanship and Continuing Emphasis on Integrity." She is survived by her son, Robert C. Noe and wife, Sally, both of Gallup; grandchildren, Kathe Noe and Bill Noe and his wife, Diana, both of Gallup, Tom Noe of Australia; great-grandchildren, Jason Foutz and Amber Noe, both of Albuquerque and Chris Noe of Singleton, Australia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas C. Noe; parents; brother and sister; and her grandparents. For those who choose, donations may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1900 Mark Ave., Gallup, New Mexico 87301. Rollie Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Edward Giddens Parham, who resided in Albuquerque for more than 35 years, died on August 23, 1998 in Port Isabel, Texas. Mr. Parham is survived by his wife, Evangeline; a son, Abraham; and his sister, Pat Attaway of Greensboro, Georgia. Mr. Parham's son, Rob, predeceased him. After attending the University of Georgia and playing on its football team, Mr. Parham served in World War II and then enrolled in one of the first classes at UNM Law School. He practiced for more than 30 years in areas ranging from successfully defending freedom of speech before the U.S. Supreme Court to criminal and domestic cases. Those who knew Mr. Parham will miss his very original wit, unique perspective of life, legal talents, and his ability to relate to people form all walks of life.

Vera Sophia Plummer, 78, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past five years, coming here from Hilton Head, South Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 1998. Vera was born January 24, 1920, the daughter of Bertin and Emily Johanson Swanson in Chicago, IL. Vera was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, a member of the choir, and played the piano for the church choir. Vera is survived by her husband, Robert; three children, Robert"Ted" S. Plummer Jr., Janice Leigh Dick, and Sonja Sophia Plummer, all of Rio Rancho; one brother, Clifford Bertin Swanson of Poway, CA; four grandchildren, Karin Carlson Plummer, James Stedman Plummer, Michael John Dick, and Geoffrey Robert Dick. Services for Vera will be Saturday, September 5, 1998, 10:00 a.m., at Calvary Lutheran Church, Unser and Abrazo, Rio Rancho, with the Rev. Donald Neidigk officiating. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, 892-9920.

Alex J. Romero, 24, devoted and beloved husband, father, son, and brother, was called home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, September 1, 1998. Alex was born in Albuquerque and resided in Alamogordo, NM. He is survived by his loving wife, Claudia; sons, Andrew Romero, Julian Mendoza; parents, Ronald and Theresa Romero; brothers, Jerry, Ronald Jr., Joseph, Issac; sister, Theresa Marie; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was a very family-oriented man who loved playing softball, baseball, and wrestling. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4 at Sears Alamogordo Funeral Home. Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 1998 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 705 Delaware Ave., Alamogordo, NM.

Jimmy Strickland, 30, passed away September 2, 1998 in Albuquerque. He graduated from Los Lunas High School. He loved fishing and spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include wife of eight years, Erica; parents, James L. and Annette E. Strickland of Albuquerque; father and mother-in-law, Howard and Sharon Schindler of Albuquerque; mother and father-in-law, Gregory and Marsha Candela of Los Lunas; grandparents, Barbara A. Kaiser of Oregon, Evelyn Hausman of New Jersey and Warren and Jan Candela of Nevada; sister, Evonne Patterson of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Mary Lane of Albuquerque; brother-in-law, David Schindler of Albuquerque; nephews, Jesse Patterson and K.J. Branch, both of Albuquerque; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends. Preceded in death by two sisters, Sherry and Cathy Strickland. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 1998 at the Palm Chapel at Strong-Thorne Mortuary. Joe Kaiser, Bill Kaiser, Tim Kaiser, Don Kaiser, Aaron Hansen, Stanley Tays will serve as pallbearers. David Schindler, Denny Fay, Bruce England and David Kaiser will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to help with funeral expenses to Erica Strickland, c/o 4825 Southern SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Strong-Thorne Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

T.B. White, age 97, passed away in Bradenton, Florida on September 3, 1998. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Doris and Robert Cope of Brandenton; one grandson, Don Combs of Albuquerque; one granddaughter, Linda Ferraro of Grants, NM; and three great-granddaughters, Leslie and Erin Combs of Albuquerque and Cristina Ferraro of Grants. Mr. White retired from the NM State Highway Department as Chief Highway Engineer in 1966, where he had worked for 40 years. During his career, he worked on the first oiled road in New Mexico and as Chief Highway Engineer during the construction of the Rio Grande Gorge bridge near Taos, and the construction of the interstate and the"Big-I" in Albuquerque. No services will be scheduled.

Ernest Zamora Jr., 21, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 1998 in Albuquerque. He was born November 18, 1976 to Ernest and Beatrice (Gonzales) Zamora Sr. in Socorro, NM. He is survived by his brother, Louis Luke Zamora of Luis Lopez, NM; sisters, Diana Montoya of San Antonio, NM and Laura Maslen of Albuquerque; parents, Ernest and Beatrice Zamora Sr. of Luis Lopez, NM; grandmother, Lillie Gonzales of Socorro, NM; and other relatives and friends. Rosary was recited Friday, September 4, 7:00 p.m., at San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro, NM. Funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday, September 5, 9:30 a.m., at San Miguel with Father Jacob Joeger, OP, as Celebrant. Interment was in Luis Lopez Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Savedra, Larry Gonzales Jr., Pete Gabaldon, Eddie Gonzales Jr., Richard Romero and George Maslen. Honorary pallbearers were Gregorio Romero and John Montoya. Arrangements by Steadman-Hall Funeral Home, Socorro, New Mexico.


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