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Edward Franklin Barnes, born October 7, 1917 in Lily Park, CO, died September 11, 1998 at St. Joseph's N.E. Heights Medical in Albuquerque. His parents were Waller and Mary Davis Barnes. He was baptized in a Christian church in 1931 and raised on the ranch at Lily Park. He graduated high school at Canon City, CO and attended college at Colorado State University. Mr. Barnes served in WWII in the Navy in the South Pacific for four years on the USS Monterey. He owned a gunshop in Craig, CO and later worked at Pueblo Ordinance Depot for several years before moving to Albuquerque. He married Anita Preston in Albuquerque on March 12, 1960; she preceded him in death in 1968. He retired in 1968 from ACF and married Claire Misselwitz on August 12, 1977 in Albuquerque. Edward lead an exemplary Christian life and enjoyed his family. Most recently, he was involved at Palo Duro Senior Center and Bear Canyon Senior Center Camera Clubs, winning numerous awards. Loving memories include his contribution of Jeff Davis Pies that won praise from all. Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife, Claire; step-children, Sylvia Hill and Michelle Webb; grandchildren, Denise Morales, Deanna Peterson, Casey Webb and Kelly Webb; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Helen"Tots" Silzell of Alamosa, CO, Lillian Pickering of Grand Junction, CO, and Dolly Parker of Ft. Morgan, CO; cousin, Lee W. Schulz of Albuquerque; and extended loving family and numerous friends.

Tom A. Bisson, 45, a resident of Albuquerque since 1962, died Monday, September 14, 1998. He is survived by his mother and father, Sylvia and Lewis Narvaiz of Edgewood, NM; sister, Linda Friesen of Albuquerque; brother, Jim Bisson and wife, Kathy of Littleton, CO; nephews, Carl Friesen of Albuquerque, William Bisson and Robert Bisson, both of Littleton, CO; niece, Maria Friesen of Albuquerque; and brother-in-law, Jeff Friesen of Albuquerque. Tom graduated from Eldorado High School. Rosary will be recited Friday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE. Prayer service will be held Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Deacon Al McLane officiating. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Manor, 10127 Guadalupe Trail NW 87114 or charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.

Stephanie Anne Breeding, a resident of Albuquerque for 13 years, was killed September 12 in Seattle, Washington. Daughter of Michael and Sandra Breeding, the family moved to Washington in 1994 and are residents of Redmond. As a child she modeled for the Plaza 3 Talent Agency and was a member of the Stars dance group. She attended S.Y. Jackson Elementary School and Eisenhower Middle School. Stricken with cancer at the age of nine, she was treated at UNM Medical Center and subsequently underwent surgery to save her leg at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The Albuquerque Publishing Company flew Stephanie home following her surgery. Due to cancer treatments her heart failed and in 1993 she received a heart transplant at Presbyterian Hospital. In the spring of 1997, she was invited to appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show and meet Ruth and Desiree Bruton, the mother and sister of B.J. Bruton, whose heart she received. Stephanie was fortunate to have many close friends in Albuquerque whose love and support have continued to touch her and her family's lives. Her family in Albuquerque include her grandparents, Katie and Howard Breeding; her uncles, Jeff and Dave Griffin; and cousins, Rob, Shawn and Kelsi Griffin. Stephanie was a senior at Lake Washington High School. Last Saturday evening, she was a passenger in a vehicle that went off the Evergreen Point Bridge. Witnesses and diving teams struggled for thirty minutes to rescue her from the submerged vehicle. Funeral services are being held Friday, September 18, at the Green Funeral Home in Kirkland, Washington. Any remembrances to Stephanie should be donated to either LifeCenter NW, 2553 76th Ave. SE, Mercer Island, Washington 98040 or American Cancer Society, 2120 First Ave. N., Seattle, Washington 98109.

Theresa Carpio, 31, a resident of Albuquerque for five years, died Thursday, September 17, 1998, after a long and brave fight with breast cancer. She is survived by her husband, Jaime M. Carpio; daughter, Marissa N. Carpio; son, Bryan J. Carpio, all of Albuquerque; mother, Mary Lou Lane; sisters, Cindy Herrera and husband, Ron, and Jean M. Rodriquez; brother, Michael J. Lane, all of Santa Fe; mother-in-law, Leanora I. Carpio of Los Lunas; and numerous other relatives. Rosary will be recited Friday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 9:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 5525 Fortuna Rd. NW, with Father Joel Garner, O. Pream, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ron Herrera, Michael Lane, Joe Carpio, Randy Chitto, Tracy Overbay and Pablo Jaramillo. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Jean D. Chamberlin, 81, a resident of Albuquerque since 1931, died Tuesday, September 15, 1998. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara C. Van Dongen and husband, Richard of Albuquerque, and Marian C. Smith and husband, Michael of Concho, AZ; son, Scott Chamberlin and wife, Nancy of Placitas; granddaughters, Wendi Heredia and husband, Mario of Casa Grande, AZ, Michelle Smith, and Meena Chamberlin of Placitas; grandson, Adam Chamberlin of Placitas; and brother, William Crawford Dunlap and wife, Ellen of West Newton, MA. Mrs. Chamberlin was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Guy Chamberlin. Jean came with her family to New Mexico in 1931. She graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1934 and earned her BA from the University of New Mexico in 1938. Jean was honored by membership in Mortar Board. She worked as District Director for Women's Projects for WPA in New Mexico prior to her marriage to Dan Chamberlin in 1939. Jean began her teaching career in Albuquerque Public Schools at Barcelona Elementary School, where she later was named as the first full-time professional elementary school librarian in the Albuquerque Public Schools. She retired in 1983 as librarian at Alameda Elementary. Jean was active during her parental, teaching and library careers in the PTA, National Education Association, New Mexico Library Association, Presbyterian Church, and Alpha Delta Kappa and Delta Kappa Gamma teacher sororities. She also served on numerous civic boards. Services will be Friday, 11:00 a.m., at Shepherd of the Valley Presbyterian, 1810 Montano Rd. NW, with Rev. Phil Butin officiating. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. Pallbearers will be Mike Frietze, Dick Fish, Bob Fox, James M. Curry IV, Richard Van Dongen, and Adam Chamberlin. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to New Mexico Library Foundation c/o David Giltrow, P.O. Box 389, Santa Fe, NM 87504. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

Eva G. Chavez, wife of M.C. Chavez for the past 62 years, and lifelong resident of Peralta, NM, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday morning, September 16, 1998. She was preceded in death by her sister, Rachel Romero. Eva is survived by her husband, Modesto C. Chavez of the family home in Peralta; three daughters, Stella Apodaca and her husband, Joe and Lydia Baca and her husband, Alex, all of Peralta, and Ida Mae Rakes de Chavez of Albuquerque; one son, Eddie M. Chavez of wife, Kathy, also of Peralta. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Ramona Perea-Wolfe, Raymond Perea, Evangeline Rodriguez, Ricky Baca, Nanette Rosas, Joshua Chavez, Craig Chavez and Danielle Rakes; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Andrea Hyder of California. Viewing will be held on Thursday, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Romero Funeral Home. Additional viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Romero Funeral Home with prayer service following at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Friday, 10:00 a.m., also at Romero Funeral Home with John Wegker officiating. Interment will follow in the Peralta Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Ricky Baca, Raymond Perea, Joshua Chavez, Craig Chavez, Ramona Wolfe, Danielle Rakes, Nanette Rosas, Isaiah Wolfe and Evangeline Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers will be Lalo Otero, Adenago Perea, Nick Smith, Alejandro Hernandez, Martin Sanchez, Gene Garcia and Higinio Garcia. The New Mexico State Police Color Guard and Motor Transportation Dept. will provide the motor escort and Honor Guard. The family would like to express their appreciation and gratitude for all the support and love shown during this time. Services entrusted to Romero Funeral Home.

Dorothy Catherine Defnet, 96, a resident of New Mexico since 1948, died on Tuesday, September 15, 1998. She is survived by her daughter, Susan M. Defnet and husband, Leon Naffziger of Rio Rancho, NM; son, Joseph J. Defnet and wife, Patricia of Santa Fe, NM; great-grandchildren, Robert J. Defnet and Roger Vella of Sydney, Australia, Thomas J. Defnet and Kris Boeckenstedt of Denver, CO, Paul D. Defnet and wife, Nancy of Virginia Beach, VA, Michelle M. Defnet, Sarah C. Defnet, both of Santa Fe, NM, and Kathleen A. Defnet of Albuquerque; great-great-grandsons, Michael Anthony Defnet and his mother, Lynn Day, both of Oklahoma City, OK, Jeremiah S. Defnet of Albuquerque, Brandon and Paul D. Defnet Jr., both of Virginia Beach, VA; sister, Constance LeClair of Wisconsin; and brothers, John LeClair and wife, Lucille, Victor LeClair Jr. and wife, Janet, and Dale LeClair and wife, Joan, all of Wisconsin. Mrs. Defnet was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Defnet in 1972; and son, Robert J. Defnet in 1955."Thanks to you, we are what we are today, we will miss your smile." Rosary will be recited Thursday, September 17, 1998, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas NE, with Mrs. Sara Armijo reciting. Mass will be celebrated Friday, 9:00 a.m., at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd. NE, with Father Joseph La Voie, Celebrant. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her great-grandchildren. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to the time of Rosary.

Frank C. Dreistadt, 98, a resident of Albuquerque since 1970, died Thursday, September 17, 1998. He is survived by his son, Arthur J. Dreistadt of Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie J. Dreistadt; and seven brothers and sisters. Mr. Dreistadt was a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagle. Services will be held Saturday, 1:00 p.m., at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, 924 Menaul NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Friday, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Magdalena C. Duran, 81, beloved and devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend, was called home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, September 16, 1998. She was born on July 18, 1917 in Rodey, NM, daughter of Eugenio and Magdalena Cordova; she retired from the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs; and was a parishioner of St. Anne's Catholic Church. She is survived by her loving sons, Richard C. Fortune and wife, Kathy, James Duran and wife, Rose of Albuquerque; four grandchildren, Richard Jerry Fortune, Felicia Fortune, Jo Ellen Fortune-Hartkie and Christopher J. Duran; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ruben C. Cordova, Wilfredo C. Cordova, both of Albuquerque; and one sister, Elicida Cordova, also of Albuquerque. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and by those who knew and loved her. Visitations will be held today, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary, on the corner of 8th and Iron, where a Rosary will be recited this evening at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, 9:00 a.m., at St. Anne's Catholic Church with the Reverend Joaquin Bazan as Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. For floral assistance, please call 243-5222. Arrangements are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Avenue SW.

Joe Raymond Garcia, 57, a resident of Albuquerque, was called home to be with the Lord after his long, courageous battle with cancer, Tuesday, September 15, 1998. He was born December 1, 1940 in Peralta, NM. Mr. Garcia was the beloved husband of 33 years to Juanita (Jenny) Garcia. He is also survived by his loving children, daughters, Carmen Clark and husband, Mark, Rita Cordova and husband, Donald of Peralta, Donna Tran and husband, Thomas; sons, Randy Garcia and wife, Valerie of Edgewood, Robert Garcia and Bernice of Chilili, NM: two sisters, Ruby Tapia and Rose Castillo; one brother, Ernesto Garcia; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Garcia was preceded in death by his parents, Abran and Cleo Garcia; and a sister, Frances Messina. Mr. Garcia resided in Raton, NM for 18 years, he then returned to his hometown of Albuquerque, where he was employed by B.H.I. His joys in life were spending time with his family, woodworking, camping and dining out. Mr. Garcia was a member of the Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning, 9:00 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW, with visitation at the church after 8:30 a.m. Father Jack, Celebrant. Private disposition will take place. Pallbearers will be Manuel Rodriguez, Richard Wheeler, Gilbert Tapia, Ernie Garcia, Donnie Baca and Gabriel Becerra. Honorary, Bang Hang. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements.

M. Ellen Kirk, age 82, passed away September 14, 1998. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Kirk and her daughter, Pegeen Cook. She is survived by a grandson, Jeffrey Cook, of California; nieces, Kathryn Bunt and husband, Ron of Cuba, NM, and Patricia Soukup and husband, Michael, of Santa Fe, NM; and numerous close friends. She and her husband, Howard were very active for many years in the Albuquerque Little Theater. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. John, 318 Silver SW, with the Rev. Canons Byron McDougall and Rhonda McIntire officiating. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. John's Cathedral Memorail Fund, PO Box 1246, Albuquerque, NM 871-3-1246. Arrangements by Sunrise Services.

Mrs. Nora R. Martinez, 52, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Wednesday, September 16, 1998. Mrs. Martinez was the beloved wife of 28 years to Mr. Juan A. Martinez. She is also survived by two daughters, Tammy Ann Martinez and Janet Marie Martinez; two sons, David J. Martinez and Christopher E. Martinez; two grandchildren, Anastasia and Celeste; father-in-law, Nestor D. Martinez; two sisters, Nancy Gallegos, and Angie Wagner and husband, Tom of Houston, TX; two brothers, Dan Archibeque, and Albert Archibeque and wife, Diana of Phoenix, AZ. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Miranda Nicole. Mrs. Martinez was a member of the Catholic Church, Sacred Heart League, Educational Assistant A.P.S. Program for 12 years. A Rosary will be recited Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, with viewing after 6:30 p.m. Mrs. Confita Sanchez will recite the Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning, 10:30 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW, with visitation after 10:00 a.m. Father Jack, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Gallegos Jr., Robert Gallegos, Anthony Montoya Sr., Tom Wagner, Anthony Montoya Jr. and David S. Martinez. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements.

Robert Lee Martinez, 41, beloved son, father, brother and friend, was called home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, September 16, 1998. He was born September 9, 1957 in Albuquerque, son of Julian C. and Lucy Martinez. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church; he graduated from Valley High School; and enjoyed working on cars. He was preceded in death by his father, Julian C. Martinez. He is survived by his two sons, Robert and Julian Martinez of the family home; his mother, Lucy Martinez of Albuquerque; paternal grandmother, Julia Saiz of Albuquerque; five brothers, Teddy and wife, Joana Baca of Algodones, Henry Martinez of Albuquerque, Oliver and wife, Erin Martinez of Oklahoma, Julian Martinez of Phoenix, AZ, Anthony Martinez of Oklahoma; four sisters, Edith Serna and husband, Ruben, Connie Nieto and husband, Larry, Mary White, all of Albuquerque, Shirley Alderman and husband, John of Phoenix, AZ; seven nephews; nine nieces; two great-nephews; three great-nieces; and his fiancee, Olga Lopez. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitations will be held today, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary, on the corner of 8th and Stover, where a Rosary will be recited this evening at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, 9:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, with the Reverend Richard Olona as Celebrant. Interment will follow at San Carlos Cemetery. For floral assistance, please call 243-5222. Arrangements are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW.

Allie Marie Pecore, beloved mother, grandmother and wife, 81, died September 15, 1998. Born December 29, 1916 in Illinois to Cashes Coates and Julia Mae Coates. Attended High School in Rapid City, SD. She is survived by her two children, Mary Ann Pecore and David Pecore and wife, Linda; three grandchildren, Tammy Pecore, Trisha Pecore, and Tara Potts; two great-grandchilden, Kara and Timothy Potts; and brother, John Coates. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curtis; sisters, Alice Albers, Edna Guildner, and Kay Folden. Allie Mae worked for many years as a caretaker for the elderly. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 17, 1998, at Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the Fern Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary on Friday, September 18, 1998. Pastor Don Ciesielski, officiating. Pallbearers will be Dan Barbour, Larry Dwyer, Shawn Dwyer, Mike Dwyer, Ken Tomlison, Chris Romero, Robert Romero and Darnell Sitz. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, in charge of arrangements.

Remegia"Rem" Aragon, 79, died September 16, 1998. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 20, at Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle Blvd, NE. A Rosary will be recited following the visitation at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming, NE on Monday, September 21, 1998, with Father Paul Baca officiating. Interment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randy Aragon, Eric Aragon, Desi Aragon, Steve Griego, Lester Boyd, and Duane Koch. Honorary Pallbearers will be Edward and Toni Martinez, Edward Tafoya and Dick Baldizon. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, in charge of arrangements.

Laura Jane Avolio passed away after a long illness at UNM Hospital on Friday, September 18, 1998. She resided in Albuquerque for 20 years, after moving here from Buffalo, New York. She is survived by two brothers, Lou Avolio of Albuquerque and Richard Avolio of Underwood, Indiana, along with numerous nieces and nephews and special friend, Helen Petropoulos. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 1998 from 10:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m. The funeral service is to immediately follow the visitation and will be held at Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE, Albuquerque at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Tom Salmon officiating. The interment will be at Fairview Memorial Park. The family request in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to The Kidney Foundation. Arrangements by Sandia Funeral Care, 7601 Wyoming Blvd, NE, Albuqueruqe, NM, 821-0010.

Mrs. Angela Bibiano, 41, a resident of Albuquerque passed away peacefully at home in the arms of her loving family on September 18, 1998. Angela is the beloved wife of Ruben Bibiano. Services are pending and will be announced. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd, SW, in charge of arrangements.

Stephanie Anne Breeding, a resident of Albuquerque for 13 years, was killed September 12 in Seattle, Washington. Daughter of Michael and Sandra Breeding, the family moved to Washington in 1994 and are residents of Redmond. As a child she modeled for the Plaza 3 Talent Agency and was a member of the Stars dance group. She attended S.Y. Jackson Elementary School and Eisenhower Middle School. Stricken with cancer at the age of nine, she was treated at UNM Medical Center and subsequently underwent surgery to save her leg at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The Albuquerque Publishing Company flew Stephanie home following her surgery. Due to cancer treatments her heart failed and in 1993 she received a heart transplant at Presbyterian Hospital. In the spring of 1997, she was invited to appear on the Oprah Winfrey Show and meet Ruth and Desiree Bruton, the mother and sister of B.J. Bruton, whose heart she received. Stephanie was fortunate to have many close friends in Albuquerque whose love and support have continued to touch her and her family's lives. Her family in Albuquerque include her grandparents, Katie and Howard Breeding; her uncles, Jeff and Dave Griffin; and cousins, Rob, Shawn and Kelsi Griffin. Stephanie was a senior at Lake Washington High School. Last Saturday evening, she was a passenger in a vehicle that went off the Evergreen Point Bridge. Witnesses and diving teams struggled for thirty minutes to rescue her from the submerged vehicle. Funeral services are being held Friday, September 18, at the Green Funeral Home in Kirkland, Washington. Any remembrances to Stephanie should be donated to either LifeCenter NW, 2553 76th Ave. SE, Mercer Island, Washington 98040 or American Cancer Society, 2120 First Ave. N., Seattle, Washington 98109.

Edna Lucille Busse"Eddie" Mulvaney died September 17, 1998. Eddie was born August 28, 1930 in Albuquerque where she was raised and attended Albuquerque High. She retired from Pacific Telephone, was president of Telephone Pioneers, and a member of Masonic Eastern Stars. She is survived by five children, 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Richard K. Mulvaney; brother, Richard K. Mulvaney, 2 sisters, Coleen Joseph and Edith Karen Reece Chavez; many nieces, nephews, family and friends who loved and will miss her. Services will be held at the Chester T. French Memorial Chapel on the grounds of Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul, NE at 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 21, with burial to follow. Direct Services, 4501-4th St, NW. 343-8008

Jene L. Forney, 82, died Thursday, September 17, 1998. He is survived by his daughter, Jan F. Hosea and husband, Bruce of Albuquerque; and brother, Bill E. Forney and wife, Sue of Tulsa, OK. Mr. Forney was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy R. Forney in 1991. He recently moved to Albuquerque from Tulsa, OK where he lived for 75 years. Mr. Forney was a veteran of WWII as an Army Air Corps Pilot. He volunteered for the Tulsa Police Department and the Tulsa Chapter of the American Red Cross. Services will be held Tuesday, 2:00 p.m. at The Cathedral Church of St. John, 318 Silver Ave, SW with the very Rev. David F. K. Puckett, Rev. Canon Byron McDougall, and Rev. Canon Rhonda S. McIntire officiating. Interment will take place Thursday, 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Park in Tulsa, OK. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to St. John's Cathedral Vision Fund, 318 Silver Ave, SW, 87102. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd, NE.

Helen H. Graham, age 89, passed away on August 11, 1998. A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 1998, 9:00 a.m., at Paradise Hills Methodist Church, 4700 Paradise Hills Blvd. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.

Jeannette Weikert Hubbs Greer, 80, passed away Thursday, September 17, 1998 at Parkwood Healthcare Community in Bedford, TX. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James"Jay" C. Greer; son, William H. Greer and wife, Juanita of Hurst, TX; granddaughters, Christi and Holly Greer of Bedford, TX; sisters, Anne Mahoney of Valley Stream, NY; brother, Manly Hubbs of Stony Brook, NY; and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Lawrence Hubbs. Jeannette Weikert Hubbs Greer was born January 16, 1918 in Brooklyn, NY to Amanda Weikert Hubbs and Walter Ruland Hubbs. She graduated from the University of Maryland Women's College and Pratt Institute with degrees in Interior Decorating and Library Science. On May 23, 1942, Jeannette married James Cecil Greer. Jay and Jeannette moved to Albuquerque in 1953 and were proprietors of "The Lamp Shop" until her retirement in 1968. They resided in Albuquerque until declining health required a move to Texas to be near their son and daughter-in-law. Jeannette was a longtime member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Albuquerque and active in many volunteer activities. Jeannette was a person of gentle grace and generous heart who not only loved her family, but was a wonderful example of Christian love and charity to family, neighbors, and friends. She left us with a rich heritage of understanding, nurturing and a steadfastness with which God so faithfully gifted her. As our hearts are burdened with pain and sorrow, our spirits soar with the knowledge that she is in the presence of her personal Savior, Jesus Christ. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Rev. Charles E. Price officiating. Interment of cremains will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Association for Macular Diseases, Inc., 210 E 64th St., New York, NY 10021 or your favorite charity. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

Carol Jean Kent, a resident of Albuquerque area for more than 50 years, died Friday, September 18, 1998. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Lawrence Kent of the family home; daughter, Carol Beth Michaels and husband, Thomas of Rio Rancho; father, William H. Kessler of Albuquerque; and brothers, William Kessler of T or C and Robert Kessler and wife, Zola of Liberal, KS. Carol loved and cared for animals, and enjoyed collecting dolls and angels. Services will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m. at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd, NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd, NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd, NE Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

M. Ellen Kirk, age 82, passed away September 14, 1998. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Kirk and her daughter, Pegeen Cook. She is survived by a grandson, Jeffrey Cook, of California; nieces, Kathryn Bunt and husband, Ron of Cuba, NM, and Patricia Soukup and husband, Michael, of Santa Fe, NM; and numerous close friends. She and her husband, Howard were very active for many years in the Albuquerque Little Theater. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 21, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. John, 318 Silver SW, with the Rev. Canons Byron McDougall and Rhonda McIntire officiating. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. John's Cathedral Memorail Fund, PO Box 1246, Albuquerque, NM 87103-1246. Arrangements by Sunrise Services.

Velda Ellen Lommori, 85, died at a local nursing home on Tuesday, September 8, 1998. She was born on March 4, 1913. Her family was extensive. Her adopted mother was Pauline Wattson died 9/30/88. Before moving to New Mexico had traveled throughout the United States, before moving to New Mexico had met and married Joseph Lommori who preceded her in death. Velda's brother, Paul Coulter died 8/13/96. Both have numerous family and friends from California to South Carolina. Throughout her life Velda was loved and always had a winning smile and a kind thought to those she met. Had owned and maintained a healthy clientele as a hair salon here in Albuquerque for many years until she retired. Prayers were offered on September 10,1 998 by Tabernacle of Living Christ for her transition to the higher realm with the Creator. Her earthly body was cremated at Sunrise Society of Albuquerque, NM. Her ashes were disposed at the Rose Garden in Rio Rancho on September 15, 1998 according to her wishes.

James Eugene Ludi, 69, resident of Albuquerque, passed away September 17, 1998, after sudden heart failure. Mr. Ludi was born and raised in Santa Fe, graduated from Santa Fe High School, Class of 1948, married Antonia Romero and resided in Las Cruces, NM for 22 years. Mr. Ludi was a retired electronics technician at White Sands Missile Range. He later returned to the Albuquerque area in the mid 70s. Mr. Ludi served in the Korean War, was a recipient of the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Purple Heart Medal, and the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars. Survived by three daughters, Yolanda and husband, Eugene P. Burkeholder and children, Toni Anne and Richard of Tacoma, WA; Eugenia and husband, Rick Janecka and children, Aubri and Lee of Las Cruces, NM; and Sandra Jackson and son, Jacob of Hilton Head Island, SC; and son, Michael J. Ludi of Las Cruces, NM; sister, Cecilia and husband, Vernon Rodriguez of Rio Rancho; and numerous nieces, family members, and close friends, Ida Perez and Alice Mosse. He was preceded in death by his mother, Catarina G. Roybal; and brother, George F. Ludi. Mr. Ludi was a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 3, Military Order of the Purple Heart #176, and the Honor Guard. Services will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Monday, September 21, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. Cremation and Santa Fe National burial arrangements were provided by Direct Burial Center, Inc., 601 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, 766-9400.

Viola A. Montoya Mahar of Belen, NM died September 12, 1998. She was 73 years old. Viola was preceded in death by her first husband of 38 years, Leandro Saiz Montoya and her eldest son, Anthony J. Montoya. She is survived by her present husband, John Mahar of Belen, NM; one daughter, Rosalee Montoya-Read and her husband, David Read; and children, Vincent and Marisa Trujillo, all of Albuquerque, NM; three sons, Ramon and wife, Linda Montoya of Vaughn, NM; and children, Evaristo and Nikolaus Montoya and Stephanie Montgomery and husband, David, all of Albuquerque, Leandro and Tommie Montoya and children, Tanya, Camille and Leandro Montoya III, all of Roswell, Ruben and wife Laura Montoya; and son, Andrew Montoya of Santa Fe; Judith West Montoya of Houston, TX; and two great-grandchildren, Lucas Montoya and Alycia Montgomery. Viola was born in Vaughn, NM on July 10, 1925. Viola, along with her husband, Leo, operated Leo's Exxon in Vaughn for over 30 years. During that time she was an active volunteer in local and community activities. She served as a school"room mother", dental unit chairwoman and den mother for Cub Scouts. She served for numerous years in the Vaughn PTA and was a member of the Mile High Extension Club and Beta Sigma Phi. A Memorial Rosary will be held on Thursday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. with a Memorial Mass celebration Friday, September 25, at 10:00 a.m. All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church in Belen, NM with Fr. David Gallegos officiating. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Presbyterian Hospice Patient Care Fund, 8300 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.

Adam Richard. Martha S. Liebert, mother of Adam Richard Montoya, her husband, Robert K. Liebert, and brother, Brandon Scott Liebert, would like to express our sincere thanks to all our family and friends for their support during the recent loss of my beloved Son. Words cannot express how touched we were by your kindness and kind words about my Son. Special thanks to Fr. Gary Ortiz, Sister Paula, Deacon Facundo Rodriquez, of Santa Maria de La Paz Catholic Church, the choir, Michael Sisneros, Robert Clifford and the staff of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, Pam Parker of Payne's Nursery, the employees of Furr's 891 Emporium, Furr's, 889, where Adam worked for six years, the new Albertsons on St. Francis Drive, Santa Fe City and County Sheriff's office, and everyone who brought food and helped serve at the reception. How blessed we are to have each other. You are invited to attend a Mass for Adam on Sunday, October 4, 1998, at Santa Maria de La Paz Catholic Church at 11:30 a.m.

Richard Rogers Preston died September 16, 1998 after a long illness. Born February 17, 1916 in Chicago, IL, Dick is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dolores, of Albuquerque; his son, Rich; and his daughter-in-law, Janyce of Albuquerque; and his four grandchildren, Doug of Portland, OR, Ethan of Washington, DC, and Benjamin and Rebekah of Albuquerque. Raised in the Chicago area, he was a football star and student class president of New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL. He was graduated from the University of Illinois in electrical engineering. During World War II, he worked on the development and manufacture of torpedoes. After the war, Dick worked at the Electromotive Train Division of General Motors. He and his family came to New Mexico in 1953 to begin work at Sandia Labs. He retired from Sandia in 1975 and resided in the North Valley until his death. Like most engineers, he loved to construct and repair things, especially cars. Cremation has taken place and private ceremonies will be held at a time and place to be named later. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or to the charity of your choice. The family deeply appreciates the love and care of the Presbyterian Hospice Program given generously to Dick.

Jayson R. Quintero passed away September 14, 1998. Cremation arrangements were provided by Metropolitan Direct Burial Center, Inc., 601 Mountain Rd, NW, Albuquerque 766-9400

Mrs. Maria A. Santillanes, 83,a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Friday, September 18, 1998. Mrs. Santillanes is survived by her loving children, Jose Ramon Silva, Antonio Silva and fiance, Patricia, Armando Robles and wife, Neomi, Maria Diaz and husband, Frank and Patricia Alderete. She is also survived by three sisters, Marcelina Olguin and husband, Francisco, Rosa Foster and husband, Mickey and Julia Rodriquez and husband, Marcelino; one brother, Beto Santillano and wife, Jennie; 22 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Nicandro Silva. A Prayer Service will be held Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the church with visitation after 9:30 a.m. Pastor Rene Gaxiola will officiate the Prayer Service and the Funeral Service. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frank Diaz, Jr., Israel Silva, Alex Diaz, Francisco Lucero, Tony Alderete, Moises Alderete. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd, SW, in charge of arrangments.

Richard Jay Stevens Sr., 76, died September 18, 1998, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Sally; son, Richard Jr.; daughter, Judy and her husband, Richard; and grandchildren, Sarah and Daniel. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial service held. Interment will be in Afton, NY. Contributions may be made to Kaseman Hospice Unit or NM Heart Institute.

Dale Edward Tetterington, 83, of Albuquerque, died Sunday, August 16, 1998 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, of congestive heart failure. He was born in Mankato, Minnesota on July 14, 1915, but was raised in Southern California. After graduating from John Muir Technical High in Pasadena, CA in 1933; he worked as a secretary to a motivational speaker for several years, then was employed by Barbara Ann Bakery, where he became the youngest sales manager in the history of the company. He left Barbara Ann to serve as a First Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was stationed in Albuquerque in 1943, where he served for a time as adjutant for Kirtland Air Force Base. On November 26, 1943, he married Audrey Reynolds of La Canada, California at the Kirtland Chapel. Following the war, he returned to Albuquerque from California in 1946 and with his wife established Jill's Bakery, Inc., named after their daughter. Jill's Bakery, a retail and wholesale bakery, began on the site of Manuel's Grocery Store on Edith. Mr. Tetterington baked and delivered donuts which he made by hand in an 18" donut kettle. The bakery was located at 1008 Coal SE, when it was sold in 1973 and it employed 180 people. Upon retiring Mr. Tetterington traveled extensively with his first wife who died in 1987. Mr. Tetterington came to spend a great deal of time on the Big Island of Hawaii where he met Christina Smith MacKay of Cochran, Alberta, Canada. They were married in Dumfries, Scotland on June 28, 1989. After his second marriage, Dale Tetterington continued to pursue his interest in traveling with Christina until March 1997 when he suffered a debilitating heart attack. He is survived by wife, Christina Tetterington of Kailua-Kona, HI; daughters, Lynn Tetterington of Albuquerque and Jill Alfrey of Denver, CO; stepson, Allan MacKay of Cochrane, Canada; stepdaughters, Heather Sutherland of Calgary, Canada, Rhona MacKay and Robyn MacKay, both of Cochrane; brother, Wilmer Tetterington of Pamona, CA; sisters, Joyce Pierce of Claremont, CA and Beth Passage of Scottsdale, AZ; five grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces. Private services have been held. Donations may be made in the name of the deceased to Presbyterian Hospital or the American Heart Association.

Abraham Antonio Trujillo, 84, a lifetime resident of New Mexico and a longtime resident of Rio Rancho, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 1998. Abraham was born April 30, 1914, the son of Maxmiliano and Ignacita Roybal Trujillo in Chico, NM. He had been a coal miner for the Phelps Dodge Co. before retiring. Abraham was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Josephine V. Trujillo in July of 1997. He is survived by his six children, Fred Trujillo and wife, Bonnie of Bastrop, TX, Joanna Nilsen and husband, Sonny, Eloise Dominguez and husband, Wilfred, all of Albuquerque, Sam Trujillo and wife, Terri of Winters, CA, Susan Chavez and husband, Moises of Albuquerque, and Thomas Trujillo and wife, Flora of Los Alamitos, CA; one sister, Adelina Chene of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Lois Trujillo of Manis, VA; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6:00 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 on Sunday, September 20, 1998. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday, September 21, 1998, 10:30 a.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with the interment to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Chacon, Jerry Peralta, Roberto Chene, William Dominguez, Shane Lukesh, and John Jones. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary.

Lillian Van Langeveld, 76 years of age, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died on Friday, September 18, 1998. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Harry G. Van Langeveld of Albuquerque; son, Sperry J. Van Langeveld and wife, Donna Lynn of Michigan; daughter, Lilianne V. Hastings and husband, Mark of Delaware; grandchildren; Julianne, Brendan and Miles; and many other family and friends. Private services will be held in Albuquerque with a Memorial Service to follow in Delaware. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd, NE.

May Eva West passed unto the arms of Her Lord, September 16, 1998 in Albuquerque. Private family funeral was held graveside Friday, September 18, 1998, at Sunset Memorial Park in Gallup, NM. The family will conduct a memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions in her name to any Church of Christ Children's Home. Burial arrangements provided by Metropolitan Direct Burial and Cremation Center, Inc., 601 Mountain Rd, NW, Albuquerque 766-9400.

James E. Wilcox, 68, a resident of Albuquerque for 27 years, passed away September 17, 1998 after a short illness. He retired after 44 years of employment with Yellow Freight System. He is survived by his wife, Zoe Wilcox; children, Ron Wemhoner and wife, Darnell, Jan Barnes and husband, Lyle, Ginny Wilcox, Shirley Wilcox, Susan Smith, Jim Wilcox and wife, Vanessa; 12 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; family and friends who loved and will miss him. A memorial service will be held at First Congregational Church, 2804 Lomas NE, at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 1998. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to the American Cancer Society. Direct Services, 4501 4th NW, 343-8008.

Leldon T. (L. T.) Womack, 68, a resident of Litchfield Park, AZ, died Friday, September 18, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Womack of Litchfield, AZ; son, Tom Womack and wife, Betsy of Albuquerque, daughter, Carol Womack of Lincoln, NE; sister, Jenell Bills of Hubbard, TX; brothers, Emmett Womack of Redding, CA and Ralph E. Womack of Capital, NM; and grandchildren, Nathan and Natalie Butters of Albuquerque. Mr. Womack was born in Merkel, TX and was a graduate of the University of New Mexico. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Lincoln, NE. He was also a member of the Lincoln Rotary Club #14 and Country Club of Lincoln. Mr. Womack retired after 31 years of service from the accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick. He was active in community and professional organizations and served in leadership roles in many of those organizations. Services will be held Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd Chapel, 1111 University Blvd, NE. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd, NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the John Wayne Cancer Institute, Attn: Susan Wilson, 1328-22nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 or The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., 4 Research Place, Suite 180, Rockville, MD 20850-3226. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd, NE.


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