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|Catherine Burke, a resident of Albuquerque since 1994 and
a resident of Santa Fe since 1926, died peacefully on Tuesday, September
22, 1998. She was born in Antonio, Colorado on June 6, 1910 to Robert Henry
Beers and Catherine Denning Beers. She moved to Santa Fe with her family
in 1926. She is survived by her son, Peter Burke and wife, Val Closson-Burke
of Albuquerque; granddaughter, Colleen Burke of Albuquerque; nephews, Lewis
Seward and wife, Earline of Austin, TX, Bill Brown and wife, Sandi of Tacoma,
WA, Hank Beers and wife, Gretchen of Phoenix, AZ; and her niece, Zona Taylor
of Albuquerque; and many grandnephews and grandnieces. Catherine was a
legal secretary in Santa Fe for many years and worked for Gilbert, White
and Gilbert; Seth, Montgomery and Andrews; and for the Honorable Oliver
Seth until her retirement. She will be greatly missed by her family and
her many friends. There will be a memorial service on Monday, 11:00 a.m.,
September 29, 1998 at Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe. In lieu of flowers,
the family requests that memorial contributions be made to your favorite
charity in Catherine's name. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli
Mortuary of Santa Fe.
Ben O. Clark Jr., 88, passed away on Friday, September 25, 1998 following a six year battle with cancer. Ben was born on November 21, 1909, the son of Ben and Frana Clark in Clear Lake, South Dakota. He graduated from Lyons High School in Lyons, Nebraska in 1928, then attended the University of Nebraska and Wayne State Teachers College. He was married to Dorothy M. Story on March 27, 1935 in Odebelt, Iowa. She preceded him in death on July 16, 1997. During his working years, Ben was a real estate broker in Longmont, Colorado and owned and operated numerous motels and restaurants in Rapid City, SD, Ord, NE, Deming, NM and Dodge City, KS. He and Dorothy moved to Rio Rancho in 1988. Ben was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, the Albuquerque Shrine Club, the Rio Rancho Country Club, was a 65 year member of the Masonic Lodge, and belonged to the Rotary Club for 50 years. Ben enjoyed playing bridge, fishing and boating, and entertaining his friends. Besides his wife, Ben was preceded in death by his parents; and only sister, Loretta Clark. He is survived by one son, Rod Clark and his wife, Suzie of Albuquerque; two granddaughters, Allison Clark Yearout and husband, Mark of Sandia Park, NM and Meridith Clark of Ventura, CA; three great-grandchildren, Jourdan, Taylor and Logan Yearout of Sandia Park, NM, also numerous nieces and nephews. He will also be remembered by his many good friends in Rio Rancho. A Memorial service for Ben will be held on Monday, September 28, 1998, 2:00 p.m., at St. Paul's United Church in Rio Rancho with The Rev. Dr. Richard Freeman officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to St. Paul's United Church, 2701 The American Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.
Marian"Mimi" Rubin Deitsch, age 65, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, September 19, 1998. The cause of death was multiple injuries suffered on Friday, September 18, 1998, when the car in which she was a passenger was struck by another vehicle. A graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, she also attended New York University's Graduate Schools of Business and Arts and Sciences and William Paterson College's School of Communications. An economist, journalist and public relations executive, her career included a stint at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. A civic leader and volunteer, Ms. Deitsch served as President of the Livingston (NJ) League of Women Voters, was a member of the Livingston Educational Liaison Committee and the Board of Directors of the Hemlock Farms (Pa) Community Association and was a Girl Scout leader at the Squiretown Elementary School. At the time of her death, she was a member of the New Mexico Symphony Guild and the Albuquerque Newcomers Club. She is survived by her son, Thomas A. Deitsch Jr. of Belle Mead, NJ; her daughter, Lisa Deitsch Taylor of Essex Falls, NJ and Jed B. Rogovin of Albuquerque, whom she loved. Burial will be private. A memorial service will be planned. Her family asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), 8200 Mountain Road NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110.
Emaline C. Geha, 87, who had so many friends and relatives that only God could count the number, went to be with her Lord after dying of congestive heart failure at Lovelace Hospital on Friday. Emaline, known as"Grandma", is survived by a daughter, Ann Corn of Las Vegas, NV and her children, Robby and wife, Cliffa of Amarillo, TX and Jason and Leigh Ann of Las Vegas, NV and by her son, Richard and his wife, Linda and their children, Susan George and husband, Paul Tashjian of Tijeras, Tom Geha and his son, Rhone of Portland, OR, Cathy Eckert, her husband, Maj. Joe Eckert, their son, Ricky and daughter, Amy Emily of Colorado Springs, CO and James Geha and his wife, Kelly and son, Gabriel. She is also survived by a brother, Jimel Barrack; sister-in-law, Evelyn Barrack, both of Albuquerque; and numerous nieces and nephews, plus hundreds of cherished friends who made her last years on earth as comfortable as possible. Emaline came to Albuquerque in 1943 from Trinidad, CO, her birthplace. She and her late husband, George, owned and operated several grocery stores in Albuquerque until the mid-1960's. She later was assistant manager of Margo's LaMode in Corondao Center. She was a longtime member of Queen of Heaven Parish. Rosary will be recited Sunday, September 27, 1998, 7:30 p.m., at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Funeral services will be on Monday, 11:30 a.m., at the Church of the Risen Savior with Father Paul Baca, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Hillcrest Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE, 265-5959.
Lois E. Hogan, 89, a lifetime resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, September 22, 1998. Mrs. Hogan is survived by her daughter, Gwynn Hogan Henline and husband, Scott of Avondale, AZ; son, Mike Hogan and wife, Darlene of Hemet, CA; three granddaughters; two grandsons; two step-grandsons; two step-granddaughters; ten great-grandchildren; four nieces; two nephews; and a half-sister. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Raymond Hogan on July 14, 1998. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held Tuesday, September 29, 1998, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd., with Pastor Rick Donaho, officiating. Private ennichment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Neta E. James, 75, a resident of Albuquerque since 1981, died Wednesday, September 23, 1998. She was born in Syracuse, Kansas on December 4, 1922. Neta met her husband, David in Albuquerque in 1940, and they were married on February 14, 1946. From July 1944 to March 1946, she served in the Women's Army Corps as an airplane and engine mechanic and was stationed in San Antonio, TX, Hobbs, and Long Beach, CA. Neta was a member of University Heights United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Women's Army Corps Veterans Association, the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter 35 in Lovington, a weekly oil painting group, and bowling leagues. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, David P. James; daughters, Linda Peterson and husband, Gary of Albuquerque and Joyce Tallant and husband, Kevin of Oklahoma; grandchildren, Donavan Peterson and wife, Samantha of Evans Mills, NY, Nathan Peterson of Albuquerque, Luke Tallant, Ruth Hill and husband, David and Benjamin Tallant, all of Edmond, OK; great-grandchildren, Alexander and Katalina Peterson; brothers, Leo Williams of Montrose, CO, Doc Williams of Chino, CA, and Leonard Williams and wife, Harriet of Englewood, CO; sisters, Agnes Brown of Grand Junction, CO and Fern Nix of North Bend, OR; sisters-in-law, Dema Williams of Lamar, CO and Pauline Durrington of Chino, CA; many other relatives and friends. Services will be held Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at University Heights United Methodist Church, 2210 Silver SE, with Pastor Jon Foster officiating. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Ray Kuhn, Don Naylor, Donavan Peterson, Nathan Peterson, Luke Tallant, Benjamin Tallant, and Ruth Hill. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
Charlie Packenham, 55, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, died Thursday, September 24, 1998 at his home in Cedar Crest, NM. He was an Industrial Arts teacher until his retirement in 1994 and an accomplished wood craftsman throughout his life. This loving husband, father, and grandfather is survived by his wife, Cathy, also of Cedar Crest; his daughters, Niki Courter and husband, Greg of Las Cruces and Char Castro and husband, Bobby of Roswell; and his 14-month old grandson, Quinlyn Charles Courter. Charlie will be missed. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Monday, September 28, 1998, 10:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Rev. Charles E. Price officiating. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Brian Sablatura, resident of Albuquerque and longtime citizen of Pearland, Texas, died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday evening, September 22, 1998 just four days shy of his 39th birthday. He is affectionately remembered for his irresistibly infectious laugh, his gentle demeanor, and his solid devotion to his family. He was also an avid fisher and outdoorsman, having attained an almost legendary reputation for remaining on the water without taking a break. Brian entered this world in Ganado, Texas on September 26, 1959. After growing up in Pearland, Texas and graduating from Pearland High School in the class of '78, he went on to marry his high school sweetheart, Cindye Arlene Rizzolo on June 5, 1982. Their union took place only days after he graduated from the University of Texas with a B.S. in Psychology. They relocated to Fayetteville, Arkansas, where he completed his Masters and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. During his internship at the Children's Psychiatric Hospital in Albuquerque, both Brian and Cindye fell in love with New Mexico. They found their way back in 1993 and decided to make it their home. In addition to Albuquerque, both have applied their professional skills in Georgetown, Texas and Yakima, Washington. For the past several years Brian had worked with school children in several rural school districts, including Grants, Zuni, and Cuba, New Mexico. As a member of the American Psychiatric Association, as well as the New Mexico Psychiatric Association, he was a staunch advocate for children and issues concerning their mental health. His professional passion for working with kids was eclipsed only by his unbridled devotion to his twin daughters. Brian was preceded in death by his father, Leon H. Sablatura and is survived by his wife of 16 years, Cindye; twin six month old daughters, Dawn and Sara; his mother, Claudie; his brother, David; and his sister, Lynne McNair. Surviving members of Brian's"second" family include parents, Ed and Ruth Rizzolo; brother, Edward Rizzolo; and sister, Beverly Clement. Brian is also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends too numerous to mention. In a world where we all naturally strive to be cast in a favorable light, Brian Sablatura was one of those who gave off a light of his own. We will be forever illuminated for having spent time in his presence. Friends who so desire can make contributions to an educational account set up on Dawn and Sara's behalf at the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 8530, Albuquerque, NM 87198. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 27, 1998, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Rio Rancho Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 28, 1998, 10:30 a.m., at the Chapel of Rio Rancho Funeral Home. A Memorial service is pending in Pearland, TX. Arrangements under the direction of Rio Rancho Funeral Home, 2400 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho, NM, 505-891-9192.
Candace Carstens Smith, 100, an Albuquerque resident for 60 years, died Sunday, September 6, 1998, at the Montebello Retirement Community. Wife of the late Dane F. Smith, Professor of English, for whom the new classroom building at the University of New Mexico is named, she was the daughter of the founder of the Child Welfare League of America and the mother of both the current United States Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal and a teacher in APS. Born in Marshalltown, IA, during the year of the Spanish American War, Mrs. Smith attended Grinell College, graduated from Smith College in 1921, and , after working as a secretary and teacher, earned a Ph.D., in history in 1937 from Radcliffe College, now part of Harvard University. That year she married Professor Dane Smith and moved into the home they had built in"faculty row" on Roma Avenue, where she remained after her husband's death in 1968 until the residence was torn down in 1996 to make way for the new classroom building. She assisted Professor Smith in his research and writing and was largely responsible for the posthumous publication of his last book, Plays about the Theaters, Volume II. Mrs. Smith was a longtime member of the Tuesday Literary Club. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Candace Mize of Albuquerque; a son, Ambassador Dane F. Smith, Jr.; and four grandchildren. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, 4:30 p.m., at the University of New Mexico Alumni Chapel, with Dr. Lemuel M. Boyles officiating. A reception will follow at Dane Smith Hall. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE
Francis Whelan, 68, a resident of New Mexico since 1970, passed away at his home on September 23, 1998. He was preceded in death by his wife of 38 years, Maria in 1997. He is survived by his mother, Bridget Whelan of Dublin, Ireland; his son, John; daughters, Deirdre, Sheila, Elaine, Maura and her husband, Lt. David Larkin. Also grandchildren, Brian, Shauna, Rory, Dylan and Reilly. Francis was born in Dublin, Ireland on August 19, 1930 to Bridget and Patrick Whelan. He came to the United States via Canada and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1976, attaining the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. Upon retirement, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 16 years. Francis believed the world was accessible through words, whether English or Gaelic, and instilled his love of reading and education in each of his children. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration later in life from the University of Albuquerque and thereby encouraged all through his example. He was an active member of the Irish Club of Albuquerque, as well as the Ancient Order of Hibernians and was also a fervent supporter of the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd. We will miss you dearly Father,"To die, to sleep, perhance to dream"; an epitaph by which he will always be remembered. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at John XXIII Catholic Church, 4831 Tramway Ridge NE (west of Tramway between Montgomery and Manitoba) at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 26, 1998. Cremation arrangements are provided by Metropolitan Direct Burial Center, Inc., 601 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, 766-9400.
Elsie H. Cardone, 93, a resident of Albuquerque for four years, died Saturday, September 26, 1998. She is survived by her son, David Cardone of Pacific Heights, CA; daughters, Mary Pope and husband, Paul of Burlingame, CA and Marty Underwood and husband, Steve of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Pamela Cardone of Seattle, WA, Michael Cardone of Los Angeles, CA, Drew Schneider and wife, Ester of Fuengirola, Spain, and Kristi Schneider of Chico, CA; brother, Paul Cannehl of Jackson, MI; and sister, Olga Logan of Ann Arbor, MI. Mrs. Cardone was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel M. Cardone. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Albuquerque. Memorial services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Burlingame, CA and burial will be at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, CA. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Hour Ministries, 2185 Hampton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139-2983. French Mortuary-Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Chauncey G. Cole, 94, a resident of Albuquerque since 1921, died Friday, September 25, 1998. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy Cole of the family home; son, Jerry Cole and wife, Betty Jane of Sun City, AZ; daughters, Helen Keso and husband, Everett and Roberta Ponto and husband, Robert, all of Albuquerque; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; brother, Robert W. Cole of Sun City, CA; and sister, Peggy Poulsen of Albuquerque. Mr. Cole was a longtime employee of over 40 years of Albuquerque Publishing Co. Services will be held Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, with Rick Buss and Tim Thomassen officiating. Entombment will follow. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Monday, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Boys Ranch,6209 Hendrix NE 87110. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
Rod "Rory" Cradit III, 14, died Saturday, August 29, 1998. He was born September 26, 1983 in Henderson, NV. A ninth grade student at Cimarron-Memorial High School, he was a member of the tennis team as well as the jazz and marching bands. He was very active in baseball, skateboarding, snowboarding, waterskiing, music; he played the saxaphone, piano and drums. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Tamara and Freddie Hidalgo; his sisters, Chelsi and Alexandra; and brother, Gabriel of Albuquerque; his brother, Chase of Las Vegas, NV; his father, Roderick Cradit of Las Vegas, NV; his grandparents, Robert and Pat Broesbeck of Las Vegas, NV, Rod and Cathy Cradit of San Diego, CA, Tad Leslie of Utah, Shirley Davidson of Las Vegas, NV and Linda and Eduardo Hidalgo of Albuquerque; and many other great-grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins and friends. A dedication service will be held here in Albuquerque, September 29, 1998 at Embudo Park at 7:00 p.m. on Lomas, east of Tramway, for those who would like to attend.
Loretta M. Crites, 72, a resident of Albuquerque for 20 years, died Thursday, September 24, 1998. She is survived by her husband, Arthur W. Crites of Albuquerque; son, Fred H. Mobley and wife, Francine of Gallup; granddaughter, Jennifer R. Tuchfarber of Chandler, AZ; grandson, Christopher J. Mobley of Gallup; brothers, Alfred P. Jones and wife, Billie June of Albuquerque, and Bob M. Jones of Pryor, OK; sister, Lorraine Hill and husband, Chester of Sacramento, CA; and many nieces and nephews. Services will be held Monday, 1:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Pastor Johnny Mata officiating. Interment will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Monday, one hour prior to service.
Lillian Scott Dickson, native New Mexican and pioneer woman lawyer, died suddenly at age 91 in Albuquerque. Born to James A. Scott and Rowena H. "Mom" Scott who met in New Mexico in the late 1800s, she was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was licensed to practice law in 1939, one of a handfull of women lawyers in New Mexico at that time. While a member of the N.M. Business and Professional Women's Association in 1942, she redrafted the jury statute, giving women the right to serve on juries. She urged redrafting of several other New Mexico statutes to equalize the rights and responsibilities of men and women, which ultimately came to pass 30 years later. She retired as a lawyer with the Justice Department in Washington, DC in 1972 after 30 years. After the death of her husband, Albert M. Dickson, a year later, she returned to New Mexico to live with her sister. She is also survived by her niece, Sarah M. Bradley; brother-in-law, Frank McCoy; and grandnephew, Danny McCoy, all of Albuquerque; nephews, Scott McCoy of Mississippi, Terence McCoy of New York, James A. Scott III of Georgia, Vincent Scott of California and Al Scott, E. Walter Scott II, and Jerry Scott, all of Arizona; and by her step-son, Dr. and Mrs. Albert M. Dickson of Virginia. A private family service will be held September 30th. Family ana friends will gather that afternoon at the home of Sarah Bradley, 345-7104. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lillian's name to the Rio Grande Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society in memory of her sister and friend, Mary Scott McCoy, who died December 1, 1995. [Published September 28, 1998]
Mr. Luis G. Espinosa, 81, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on September 25, 1998. Mr. Espinosa is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Victoriana (Vicky) Espinosa; two daughters, Bertha Benavidez and Linda Sanchez and husband, Alfred; one son, Eusebio (Sam) Espinosa; three sisters, Lupe Mendez, Marcella Abeyta, and Estella Wheat; four grandchildren, Jeremy, Elliott, Jared and Kimberly; one great-grandson, Eliott; special caretakers, Ernie, Jesus, Nancy and Rachel; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mr. Espinosa was a member of the Catholic Church, Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WWII, a life member of the D.A.V. Chapter #3, member of the National Organization of P.O.W.'s and M.I.A.'s, the Bataan Veterans Organization. Mr. Espinosa survived being a P.O.W. for three and a half years under Japanese capture and walked the Bataan Death March. A Rosary was Sunday afternoon in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW. Final visitation will be Monday morning in The Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW, from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., Father Gene Greis, Celebrant. Committal service is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Monday in the Santa Fe National Cemetery with full Military Honors. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Sanchez, Jared Sanchez, Johnny Gutierrez, David Griego, Jerry Moya and Gilbert Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be Freddie Thomas and Joseph Villegas. Gabaldon Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Elma Mae Gatlin, 85, a resident of Albuquerque since 1957, died Friday, September 25, 1998. She is survived by her sons, Richard Paulson and wife, LaVonne of Hackensack, MN, William Paulson and wife, Cenia of Blaine, MN; daughters, Patricia Ranger of Princeton, MN, Virginia Grant and husband, Rollin of Ham Lake, MN, Mary Ann Moya and husband, Ephraim of West Hills, CA, and Karen Muntean and husband, Edward of St. Paul, MN; step-daughters, Wanda McFadden and husband, George of Talbottom, GA and Patricia Hughes and husband, Neal of Ramona, CA; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one on the way; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Adams and wife, Fern of Hackensack, MN. Mrs. Gatlin was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Arthur Paulson; second husband, Grady Gatlin; son, Terry Paulson; grandchildren, Susan Grant and Kerry Grant; brothers, Jack and David; and sister, Myrtle. Services will be Tuesday, September 29, 2:00 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-Eubank Ward, 4109, with Bishop John Stagg officiating. Pallbearers will be Art Paulson, Keith Paulson, Chris Moya, Erik Paulson, Bill Putnam, and Shane Gilliland. Viewing will be in the Relief Society Room at 1:00 p.m. until the service. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Emaline C. Geha, 87, who had so many friends and relatives that only God could count the number, went to be with her Lord after dying of congestive heart failure at Lovelace Hospital on Friday [September 25, 1998]. Emaline, known as"Grandma", is survived by a daughter, Ann Corn of Las Vegas, NV and her children, Robby and wife, Cliffa of Amarillo, TX and Jason and Leigh Ann of Las Vegas, NV and by her son, Richard and his wife, Linda and their children, Susan George and husband, Paul Tashjian of Tijeras, Tom Geha and his son, Rhone of Portland, OR, Cathy Eckert, her husband, Maj. Joe Eckert, their son, Ricky and daughter, Amy Emily of Colorado Springs, CO and James Geha and his wife, Kelly and son, Gabriel. She is also survived by a brother, Jimel Barrack; sister-in-law, Evelyn Barrack, both of Albuquerque; and numerous nieces and nephews, plus hundreds of cherished friends who made her last years on earth as comfortable as possible. Emaline came to Albuquerque in 1943 from Trinidad, CO, her birthplace. She and her late husband, George, owned and operated several grocery stores in Albuquerque until the mid-1960's. She later was assistant manager of Margo's LaMode in Corondao Center. She was a longtime member of Queen of Heaven Parish. Rosary will be recited Sunday, September 27, 1998, 7:30 p.m., at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 28, 1998, 11:30 a.m., at the Church of the Risen Savior with Father Paul Baca, Celebrant. A reception will follow the Funeral Mass at Glory Hall, 2421 Wyoming NE, to celebrate Grandma's life on earth and entry into her new life to be with the loved ones who preceded her to heaven. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Hillcrest Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE, 265-5959.
Marcella Arlene Knight, age 66, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, passed away at her home Saturday evening [September 26, 1998]. She is survived by husband, David Knight; her children, David Knight, Mike Knight, Tom Knight, Sam Knight, Mary Knight, Martha Knight; her grandchildren, Gerred Knight, Harry Marr, Michael and Cole Knight, Steve and Donald Prince, Brittney Knight, Jessica, Michelle, Amanda and Cassie Knight, Mary Lynn Massegee, Rebecca, Danni and Douglas Knight; her brothers, Bill, Dick, and Kenny Logsdon; numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Rosary will be held 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, and a Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, from the Chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE.
Mary Jean Loudon, age 78 and a resident of Albuquerque for over 50 years, passed away Saturday, September 26, 1998. Mrs. Loudon is survived by two daughters, Diane Edmonds and her husband, Jim of Belen and Jane Johnson and her husband, Kim of Albuquerque; one sister, Beth Hallatt and her husband, Jack; and a sister-in-law, Jeanne Reid, all of California; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She retired from the Albuquerque Public Schools in 1982 after teaching for 27 years. Mrs. Loudon was a founding member of the New Mexico Square Dancers Assoc., an avid gardener, and she enjoyed traveling. Following cremation, a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, are in charge of arrangements.
Richard Allen Stripe, age 65, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Friday [September 25, 1998]. He is survived by a brother, Robert James Stripe; two sisters, Betty Louise Stone and Eleanor Mae Johnston; and ten nieces and nephews. Mr. Stripe served in the Navy from 1952-1956. He was a member of Local 611. He loved to fish. Mr. Stripe will lie in state Tuesday, from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m., the family will be present for visitation from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, in the Chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.