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| Sherman E. (Andy) Andrews, 73, a resident of Albuquerque
for 35 years, died on Sunday, October 4, 1998. He is survived by his wife,
Mary S. Andrews of Albuquerque; son, William S. Andrews of Albuquerque;
daughter, Sharon M. Andrews of La Porte, TX; sister-in-law, Sarah Andrews
of Monterrey, CA; and brother-in-law, Thomas Cunningham of London, England.
Mr. Andrews retired from the U.S.A.F. in 1961 after 21 years of service,
having served with the 3rd U.S. Cavalry and later in the U.S. Army Air
Corps. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a recipient
of the Purple Heart for wounds sustained in action during World War II.
Mr. Andrews served as Lt. Col. in the New Mexico State Defense Force. He
was a member of Masonic Lodge #68, and lifetime member of the Eugene P.
Long #32 D.A.V. Chapter in Albuquerque. After his military, he worked for
the City of Albuquerque as an Animal Control Officer. Services will be
held Wednesday, October 7, 1998, 9:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd.
Chapel, 10500 Lomas NE. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery,
Santa Fe, NM. Pallbearers will be Honorable Judge Neil Candelaria, William
Andrews, Thomas Cunningham, Tony Candelaria, Robert Turner, and Rick Landholm.
French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Bruce Ashford, 52, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died on Friday, October 2, 1998. He is survived by his children, Scott Allen Ashford and wife, Lisa of San Bernadino, CA, Tonja Wilson and husband, Craig of Reno, NV and Joell Ackerman of San Bernadino, CA; six grandchildren; step-father, Robert Jaramillo of Albuquerque; half-brothers, Robert Jaramillo, Jr. and wife, Cheryl of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, Dean Jaramillo and wife, Jan of Chicago, IL, Joe Jaramillo and wife, Honey of Marino Valley, CA and Phillip Jaramillo of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Judy Ashford of Albuquerque; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Ashford was preceded in death by his father, George Ashford; mother, Anna Ashford Jaramillo; brother, Ronald Ashford; and sister, Laura Gunckel. He was a devoted father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Wednesday, October 7, 1998, 1:30 p.m., at French Mortuary-Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas NE. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Anne Martin, 5800 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Mr. Manuel J. Chavez "Manny", 74, passed away on October 4, 1998. Manny was born on June 24, 1924 in Dos Cabesas, AZ, raised in Alamogordo, NM and had resided in Albuqueque since 1948. He was the beloved husband of 16 years to D. Eva Chavez. His children, Patricia Strabley, DT2 (USNR) Marlene Nichols, John Lawrence Chavez, Loretta A. Gonzales, Manuel L. Chavez, Jr., Ens Ronald S. Chavez, USN, Catherine Hunt, Dorothy Luciani; and step-children, Robert Monson, Ronald Monson, Roger Monson and Suzanne Lutz, will miss him deeply. His brother, Joe"Pepe" Chavez and wife, Connie; one sister, Margaret Hernandez; three daughters-in-law, Melanie Monson, Yolanda Chavez and Francine Chavez; 19 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends will mourn his passing. During the Depression, Manny joined the Civilian Conservation Corp to help support his family. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific Theater as an Assault Boat Coxswain during World War II. After the War, he re-enlisted and served aboard the U.S.S. Donner, LSD-20, achieving the rank of BMR-2. He was a Journeyman Carpenter who built homes and building throughout New Mexico. He served as a Lector at St. Anne's Church. He also molded lives as the Boy Scout Master of Troop #16. He was preceded in death by two sons, Donald and Michael Chavez; one step-son, Richard Monson; one brother, Ralph Chavez and his father, Jose Chavez and mother, Dolores. He beamed with pride at the sight of five children in Navy uniforms. Manny retired after 18 years of service with the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, where he worked as an engineering technician. He was a member of the Catholic Church, a member of the American Legion Post #49, and a member of Fleet Reserve Association and was an avid golf enthusiast. His retirement years allowed him and his wife to enjoy life by dining, dancing and whipping his friends on the golf course. A Rosary will be recited Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1800 Martha NE 87112, with visitation at the church after 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday morning, 9:00 p.m., at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, with viewing at the church after 8:30 a.m. Father Renaud, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors. Pallbearers will be sons-in-law, Major Ronald Lutz USAF, RMCS (USN Ret), Michael Nichols, ABEC, George Gonzales, USNR, Marshall Vickers, Ted Strabley and Geno Luciani. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Presbyterian Kaseman Hospice, 8300 Constitution NE 87110, where God's special angels work caring and comforting those during their time of sorrow. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements.
Ramon E. Chavez, 82, a resident of Bosque, NM, passed away on Sunday,
October 4, 1998. He was a member of the Catholic Church. Ramon was a U.S.
Army Veteran, having served his country during World War II. Ramon was
preceded in death by his eight brothers and sisters. He is survived by
one sister, Bernardita Gutierrez of Casa Colorada, NM. Ramon is also survived
by his many loving nieces and nephews. Viewing will be held on Monday,
from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Romero Funeral Home, followed by a Rosary
at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 10:00 a.m., at
the Cristo Rey Catholic Church in Bosque, NM. Interment will follow in
the Bosque Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Armando and Tony Chavez,
Ronald and Gilbert Gutierrez, Aaron Perea and Tim Gonzales. Romero Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
Kimberly Ann Clark, 35, beloved daughter, wife and mother, has gone to be with our Lord on September 29, 1989. She was preceded in death by her father, W. R. (Bob) Clark. She is survived by her mother, Alma Clark; her three daughters, Krystal and Angela Walton, and Violet Soto; and brothers, William Robert (R. C.) Clark and Ronald Alan Clark and wife, Renetta. She will be sorely missed by her niece, Shenna Clark; nephew, Zachery Clark; and by Hector Soto, Charles Walton, Ernest Fooz, Deyoe Young-Stark; and many others. Kim was born on December 21, 1962, in Amarillo, Texas and moved to Albuquerque in 1968. Memorial Services will be held at Calvary Chapel, 4001 Osuna Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 on Wednesday, October 7, 1998, at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place.
Josie E. Garcia died on October 4, 1998. She is survived by her daughter, Anna Garcia of the home; sons, Fred Garcia and wife, Della of Albuquerque, Anthony Garcia and Josie Garcia and Roger Cruz and wife, Amelia; grandchildren, Maryanne, Melissa, Fred, Jerry, Anthony, Andrea, Francis, Roger, Vincent, Raymond and Eddie. She is also survived by two sisters; Ursinia Martinez of Tucumcari and Stella Moya of Albuquerque. She has been taken to Tucumcari where she will be buried. The Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Dunn's Funeral Home and Requiem Mass at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 7th at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Dunn's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Ms. Garcia had many nieces and nephews who will miss her.
Margaret A. Gurule, 67, beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, was called home to be with the Lord Saturday, October 3, 1998. She was born on June 10, 1931 in Corpus Christi, TX, daughter of Jose and Felipa Alvarado; she was a resident of Los Lunas and a parishioner of San Clemente Catholic Church in Los Lunas. She is survived by her loving husband, Felix A. Gurule, Sr. of the family home; two sons, Felix A. Gurule, Jr. and his wife, Julie, Jose A. Gurule; three daughters, Adele Thompson and husband, Gene, Dolores M. Duran and husband, Ray, Sonja M. Griffin and husband, Richard; eight grandchildren, Jonelle Armijo and husband, Gerald, Edwin Thompson, Naithan Gurule, Jon Gurule, Kyle Gurule, Jose Navarette, Elisa Gurule and Maria Duran; one great-grandchild, Ashley Thompson Armijo. She will be greatly missed by her loving family. Visitations will be held this evening, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at San Clement Catholic Church, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning, 9:00 a.m., also at the church. Interment will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. For floral assistance, please call (505) 243-5333. Arrangements are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW.
Francis Logan Horan, 83, a resident of Albuquerque, died unexpectedly and peacefully Saturday, October 3, 1998, rejoining his wife, Mary Alma O'Brien Horan. He is survived and lives on in his sister, Marty Wentz of Albuquerque, widow of Colonel R. R. Wentz; daughter, Beth of Albuquerque; sons, Jim of Boston, MA, Tom of Albuquerque; and daughter-in-law Kit of Albuquerque. His grandchildren are, Jenifer Horan, Jeffrey Horan, Rebecca Horan-Rosato, Lawrence Horan, Peter Horan, Francis Logan Horan II, and Mary Angela Horan-Stephenson. Frank Horan was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; brothers, John and Thomas; and sister, Agnes. Frank Horan moved to New Mexico in 1942 after graduating from the University of Colorado School of Law, and began his law practice then in Albuquerque. Mr. Horan was the Albuquerque City Attorney from 1954-1978. He was a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives from 1978-1982. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Deacon Tom Jones, reciting. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church with Father Robert Keller, O.P. and Fr. Francis Eggert, Celebrants. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery & Mausoleum. Pallbearers will be, Lawrence Horan, Jeffrey Horan, Peter Horan, Frank Horan, Mario Rosato and Aaron Rosato. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
Helen Hudson, 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1957, died Sunday, October 4, 1998. She is survived by her daughter, Tylena J. Harrison and husband, Johnny L. of Albuquerque; son, Jim H. Hudson; granddaughter, Kayla Dawn Hudson; two grandsons, Jerry L. Harrison and Justin L. Harrison; several nieces and nephews; and in-laws, Velma Wilkens of Bloomington, IN, Carl Hudson and wife, Evelyn of Paxton, IL, Norman Hudson and wife, Lorraine of Kansas City, KS and Truman Hudson and wife, Elizabeth of Solsberry, IN. Mrs. Hudson was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert G. Hudson on March 3, 1986; mother, Minnie Bullock; father, Freel Bullock; three sisters; and three brothers. Helen Evangeline Bullock was born January 11, 1916 in Salsberry, IN. Mrs. Hudson married Herbert G. Hudson on July 2, 1938. Mr. and Mrs. Hudson moved to Albuquerque in 1957 and resided at the same home since 1958. She was very active in church work at Ridgecrest Christian Church for many years until her health prevented it. Mrs. Hudson enjoyed cooking, crocheting, sewing and helping others as she could. She also had a great sense of humor and passed that on to us. Although she did not belong to any civic organization, Mrs. Hudson was always there with a helping hand one way or another. Memorial services will be held Thursday, 10:00 a.m., at Ridgecrest Christian Church, 5300 Eastern Ave. SE, with Rev. Ken Kady and Rev. Larry Pierson officiating. Interment of cremains will take place 1:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
Frank Jackson, 54, passed away October 2, 1998. He was employed as a car salesman. He is survived by his children, Anthony Jackson, Everett Michael Jackson; special friend, Ida Sarguard; and other family and friends who will miss him. Services will be held at Gospel Light Baptist Church, 1500 Southern Blvd., Rio Rancho, at 12:00 noon, Wednesday, October 7, 1998, with Pastor Brent Lentine officiating. Burial will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Services, 4501 4th St. NW, 343-8008.
Dario Daniel Lovato, 35, beloved husband, father, son and brother, was called home to be with the Lord Saturday, October 3, 1998. He was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque; born on June 7, 1963 in Albuquerque to David and Laura Lovato. He was preceded in death by his father, David Lovato. He is survived by his loving wife, Frances of the family home; his children, Dario Lovato, Jr. and Amanda Lovato, both of Albuquerque; mother, Laura Aragon and step-father, Donald of Albuquerque; brothers, Darren (Angel) Lovato, David Genero Lovato; half-brothers, Dominic and Marcos Lovato, both of Albuquerque; half-sisters, Sonia, Sunshine, Annie, Jessica Lovato and Jessica Madrid, all of Albuquerque; father and mother-in-law, Jim and Lilia Brito, also of Albuquerque; two sisters-in-law, Diane and Rebecca Brito. Visitations will be held today, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary, corner of 8th and Iron, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., at San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Ernest Martinez, Richard Armijo, Carlos Roacha, Robert Madrid, Sonny McQuerry and Primativo Madrid. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made to Donald Aragon, c/o San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church, 2005 Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104. Arrangements are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave. SW.
Adela Trujillo Miera, of Santa Fe, died on Monday, October 5, 1998. She was preceded in death by her husband, Del Miera in 1974; son, Ronald Miera in 1984; and brothers, Genaro, Flavio and Concepcion Trujillo. Adela was born in Chimayo to Severiano and Senaida Ortega Trujillo, who also preceded her in death. She and her husband, Del, were successful owners of the Del Miera Insurance Agency, which they ran for over 40 years. She was a member of St. Francis Cathedral Parish, The Altar Rosary Society, Catholic Daughters of America, Little Flower Reading Circle, and Sociedad Folklorico. Adela will be remembered for her strong faith and love of God; her devotion to and love for her husband, Del, her children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. Her joy, peace and love have enriched all of their lives. Adela is survived by her loving children, sons, Robert Miera and wife, Luanna, and Fred Miera; daughter, Melba and husband, Orlando; daughter-in-law, Nannie Jo Miera; sister-in-law, Sophia Trujillo brothers-in-law, Manuel Miera and wife, Kate, Ruben Miera, Clyde Miera and wife, Lorraine; sisters-in-law, Emma Corella and Annie Miera; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be conducted on Wednesday, October 7, 6:30 p.m., at Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel, where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 8, 10:30 a.m., at St. Francis Cathedral. Interment will follow at Rosario Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa, Santa Fe, 984-8600.
Constance Ruth Oetinger, 66, of Normal, Illinois, died at 4:00 p.m., October 3, 1998, at her daughter's home in Normal. The graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 10, 1998, in Greenwood Cemetery, Clay Center, Kansas. A memorial also will be held October 13, 1998 in the afternoon at Walter and Frances Haussamen's in Albuquerque. Arrangements are by Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL. She was born April 24, 1932 in Sterling, Colorado, the daughter of David E. and Eleanor M. Ramsey Park. She married Walter Lee Oetinger in 1960 in Albuquerque. He died in 1971. Surviving is one daughter, Aleda Diggins, with whom she made her home; one son, Douglas Lee Oetinger of Chicago, IL; one sister, Frances Haussamen of Albuquerque; two brothers, David E. Park, Jr. of Truth or Consequences, NM and William Park of Spring, TX. Mrs. Oetinger served most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Lincolnland Visiting Nurse Association in Mattoon, IL, and previously held administrative positions within the home health field in the following locations: Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Texas. She held a diploma in Nursing from Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Denver. CO. While raising her children as a widow, Mrs. Oetinger obtained a Bachelor's degree in Nursing and a Master's degree in Political Science, both from Wichita State University. In 1975, she was honored to be the first woman elected to the city council in Hesston, Kansas, serving until 1981. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Lincolnland Hospice at 100 Professional Plaza, Mattoon, IL 61938 or BroMenn Hospice Services at 1322 S. Main, Normal, IL 61761.
Rudd G. Seim, 75, died early Saturday morning, October 3, at St. Joseph Rehabilitation Center, after losing a valiant struggle with cancer. Upon the death of his wife, Mary Jane Ray, Rudd took an early retirement as Vice President of Pacific Molasses, and in 1986 moved to New Mexico from New Orleans. Rudd was born in Chicago on May 23, 1923. He graduated from North Texas State University and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theater. Before joining Pacific Molasses, he worked as an executive for Continental EMSCO. After retirement, he was a volunteer with SCORE and numerous other service organizations such as the Widowed Person's Service. He was active in the Immanuel Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder on the Session. He is survived by the families of his two sons (Richard and David Seim) and two daughters (Carolyn Quinn and Julie Guth) who collectively blessed him with seven grandchildren. He is also survived by the family of his brother, Norman and wife, Marcia Seim of Albuquerque and the family of his sister, Barbara and Mark Campbell of Dallas, TX. A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, 2:00 p.m., at Immanuel Presbyterian Church at Carlisle and Central. In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, they may make memorial contributions to the St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation Quality Continuum Hospice Fund (Box 25555, Albuquerque, NM 87125). or the Immanuel Presbyterian Church Unrestricted Fund. Sunrise Society, (891-8200).
Elsa Smith Thompson died August 25, 1998 in a local care center. She was a longtime resident of Albuquerque and loved New Mexico. She was a librarian in several library systems in Albuquerque, but spent most of her career with the Albuquerque City Libraries. Mrs. Thompson was born May 4, 1898, in Chicago, IL. She was married to Robert L. Thompson, who is deceased. She is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. No services were held. Memorial contributions may be made to the Albuquerque City Libraries.
Mrs. Josephine O. Trujillo, 77, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully at home in the arms of her loving family on October 5, 1998. Mrs. Trujillo was the beloved mother of four daughters, Martha Trujillo, Christina Coffelt, Veronica Gallegos and husband, Albert and Frances Trujillo; four sons, Avilio Trujillo, Vince Trujillo and wife, Val, Paul Trujillo, and Alex Trujillo and wife, Audrey. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephew, and other family members. She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan G. Trujillo; sister, Maggie Rose; and two grandsons, John Eric and Dominic. Mrs. Trujillo was a member of the Catholic Church, retired after 20 years with New Mexico Industries for the Blind. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, with visitation after 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday, 10:00 a.m., at San Martin de Porris Catholic Church, 8301 Camino San Martin SW, with visitation at the church after 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Ray Coffelt, Tommy Coffelt, Johnny Ray Trujillo, Robert Trujillo, Paublito Trujillo, Thomas Nelson, Sr. Honorary will be all the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of arrangements.
Georgia McClure Walter, age 84, a resident of Albuquerque, died Monday in a local nursing home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer H. Walter. She is survived by her children, Robert Green of Albuquerque, Donna Anderson of Los Lunas, Harold Walter, Jr. of Hebron, IN, Howard Walter of Crete, IL, Diane McFarland of Bonners Ferry, ID, Martha Ulmer of Romeoville, IL, Norman Walter of Albuquerque, Lorajean Humelsine of Albuquerque; two brothers, Wayne Mann of Fort Pierce, FL, Guy Mann of Three Oaks, MI; three sisters, Jane Lineberry of McLeansboro, IL, Helen Hall and Maud Glatz, both of Mt. Vernon, IL; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and friends. She was a longtime member of the Valencia County Republican Womens Club. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday and services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Chapel of Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors, 3113 Carlisle NE, with Pastor Harry Chapman of Westside Cumberland Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Family Hospice, 8804 Washington NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113.
Florence Mildred McNay Zolman, age 82, a longtime resident of Albuquerque since July 4, 1948, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 1998. She was born February 24, 1916 to Kearney K. McNay and Mable Otilie Frost in Moline, Illinois. She was married to Linn T. Zolman on August 21, 1935 in Colorado Springs, CO who preceded her in death in 1977. She is survived by their five children, Loretta K. Logsdon of Albuquerque, Linn T. Zolman, Jr. of Bovina, TX, Carole J. Smith of Bovina, TX, George A. Sciacca of Trinidad, CO and James Michael Zolman of Dulce, NM; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Constance Gibson and Norma Colglazier along with many other family and dear friends. She was a member of Valley Christian Church, Albuquerque, NM. She was proud of her many accomplishments, including the time she changed a tire on a three-quarter ton truck without a jack! She enjoyed an active life participating in various family activities from rodeos to chili cook-offs. She was always willing, ready and able to lend a hand in the endeavors of others when help was needed. Her door was always open to friends and the coffee pot was always on. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. Services are pending and will be announced at a later date by Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE.
Robert G. Benham, 83, was born in Bernalillo in 1914 of life long New Mexico families. Bob spent his early life and schooling in Gallup, NM and went to Printer's School in New York. He married Florence E. Shanks in 1937. He worked at the Gallup Independent Newspaper until he moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1945. He worked for the Albuquerque newspapers for a while then moved to the Valliant Printing Company, retiring in 1979. Bob is survived by his wife, Florence Benham; son Robert A. Benham and wife, Susan; daughter, Mary Joan Windes and husband, Thomas C.; seven grandchildren; three nieces; and one nephew; brother, Walter Lee Benham, all of Albuquerque; and sister-in-law, Virginia H. Shanks of Denver, CO. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Benham Cooper. Bob and Florence became members of First United Methodist Church and the Quester's class in 1945, and have remained faithful supporters ever since. Bob was active in Scouting and Demolay (he served as the NM State Master Councilor) both as a member and advisor. He was active in Masons, Temple Lodge #6 A.F.&A.M., and he was a member of the Typographical Union. He was a good, faithful and loved husband and father, always giving his time and love to his family. A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 314 Lead SW, at 1:30 p.m. on October 9 1998, with Rev. Clyde Stanfield officiating. Private disposition will take place. Honorary Pallbearers will be Carl Williams, Jim Yeager, Don Williams, Lee Benham, Connor Windes, Todd Windes and Alan Benham. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church, 314 Lead SW, 87102, or to The Cottages of Albuquerque, 3920 Juan Tabo NE, 87111. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
David Alain Conarty, 33, died Tuesday, September 29, 1998. He is survived by his parents, Colonel (Ret.) Roger and Anna May Conarty; three sisters, Sharon Lee Nesseth and husband, Darrel of Brighton, CO, Helen Madeleine Crouch and husband, James of Casper, WY and Micaela Ann Perkins and husband, Paul of Aurora, CO; and a brother, Murray Rogers Conarty and wife, Sandra of Allen, TX and their children. David was born December 8, 1964 at Elmendorf, AFB, Anchorage, AK. He attended grade school in Iranzamin School in Teheran, Iran and St. Charles Borromeo School in Albuquerque; and high school at Thomas More Prep in Hays, KS. He attended the University of New Mexico and one year at the University of Paris (Sorbonne) in Paris, France. David excelled in Track and Cross-Country running during his school years and later in Albuquerque competitions, and was a certified ski instructor. He was fluent in French and visited France for extended periods. David was a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was a selfless person who would do or give anything to assist anyone in need. He will be greatly missed by those who truly knew him. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 9:30 a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1818 Coal Pl. SE. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 27690, 87125-7690 or to Brothers of the Good Shepherd, P.O. Box 749, 87103. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
William Davis, 39, born September 22, 1958, died August 29, 1998. He was the beloved son of Dolores C. Davis, who survives him, as do sisters, Lourdes, Julie, Rose, Dolores, Lolita; brothers, Danny, Earl, John, Rick; beloved uncle, Gene and family; many nieces, nephews, family and friends who will miss him. William will be remembered by many for his smile and personality that was so great. His zest for life was cut short, but we thank God for letting him be in our lives. Cremation by Direct Services, 4501 4th NW, 343-8008.
Stanley M. Egli, 80, a resident of Albuquerque since 1978, passed away September 12, 1998. He is survived by loving wife of 44 years, Evelyn; daughter, Susan and her husband, Bill Carden of Austin, TX; son, Douglas Egli, M.D. and wife, Regina Valencia, M.D. of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Brian Carden, Jason Carden, Katharine Egli and Michael Egli; sisters, Elsie Litwiller of Washington, IA and Ida Egli of Kalona, IA; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by daughter, Marlene in 1955. Stan was born June 27, 1918 in Manson, IA, the last of 13 children. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. After obtaining a degree in Business Administration from Denver University, he began a career in hospital administration. He served as Administrator of the Espanola Hospital from 1965 to 1978 and Assistant Regional Administrator for Presbyterian Hospital Center from 1978 to 1980. He served as President of the New Mexico Hospital Association in 1971. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Presbyterian Hospice or St. Stephen's United Methodist Church Kids Under Construction Program Preschool and Daycare. Private burial will take place with a Memorial service planned for October 10, 1998 at St. Stephen's United Methodist Church. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
Jerry Lee Fine, 57, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, went to be with the Lord on October 3, 1998. He suffered a heart attack after a long battle with cancer. Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Patricia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Viola and Harry Fine. Jerry was the Electrical Inspector for the University of New Mexico and owner of Fine Electric for over 30 years. He will be remembered by his family and many friends for his generosity, sense of humor, and friendship. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service and reception will be held on October 9, 1998, 7:00 p.m., at St. Andrew Presbyterian church, 5301 Ponderosa NE, with Rev. Dr. Frank Yates officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Maintenance for Mission Fund at St. Andrew Church.
John J. (Jack) Friedman passed away Tuesday morning, October 6, 1998 at his home. Family and friends will say goodbye to him on Friday, October 9, 1998 at 1:00 p.m., Palm Chapel, Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. A graveside service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Jack was a member of LOOM #1517 and the Solo Club. He was a Teamster and drove last for Roadway. He enjoyed bowling, golfing and dancing.
Epifanio Garcia, 77 years old, went to be with the Lord on October 6, 1998. He lived in New Mexico all his life. He is survived by daughters, Alyce Ortiz, Elizabeth Garcia, Lucci Garcia, Nita Garcia; and son, Robert Garcia; sisters, Adelina Romero, Irene Rosales, Ambrose Martinez, Mary Atwell, Modesta Gallegos and husband, Ben; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services are pending. Cremation by Direct Services, 4501 4th NW, 343-8008.
Charles (Chuck) Garnjost passed away on October 6, after a courageous battle with ALS. He was born on September 17,1933, in Oakland, CA. He is survived by his wife, BJ; daughter, Kathy Sallee and husband, Steve; and two grandsons, Rick and Matt of Albuquerque and daughter, Pam Bortolussi and husband, Ron of Fremont, CA; and sister, Esther Evers and husband, Don of Pleasanton, CA. Chuck was a resident of Albuquerque from 1971-1976 when he was a Production Control Manager for Singer Business Machines. Chuck and BJ celebrated 42 years of marriage and have fond memories of camping, biking, traveling and bird-watching together. A memorial service celebrating Chuck's life will take place at Monte Vista Christian Church, 3501 Campus Blvd. NE on Friday, October 9 at 4:30 p.m. with Rev. Fred Dorisse officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Association, 21021 Ventura Blvd., Suie 321, Woodland Hills, CA 91364.
Judy Ann Guerra, 34, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, October 7, 1998. She is survived by her husband of 13 years, Gerald Andrew Guerra of the family home; mother and father, Arquin and Rita Martinez of Albuquerque; sisters, Dolores Lopez and husband, Norbert of Albuquerque, and Denise and David Whipple; sister-in-law, Patricia Garcia and Joe Cano of Albuquerque; nephews and nieces, D.J., Brandon, Destini, Kamree, Raymond Quintiquit III, Joe Cano, Jr., Dominic Santistevan and Leonard and Deanna Zamora and their children, Leonard Louis and Dakota Dawn; numerous aunts and uncles; and a large family of friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, Martin M. Martinez in 1990. Memorial Rosary will be recited Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 7907 Edith NE. Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
Gloria Marie Villa-Juarez, born May 29, 1937 in Clovis, NM, passed away October 5, 1998 in Albuquerque. She is survived by her husband, Leo Juarez; four daughters, Margaret Dozal, Monica Otero and Gloria Moreno; grandchildren, Ruben, Raquel, Nazareth, Julia, Dominic and Aaron; and four sisters, Margaret Howard, Dolores Armijo, Nancy Gurule and Esther Otero. Visitation for Gloria will be Thursday, October 8, 1998, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Hillcrest Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Friday, October 9, 1998, 10:00 a.m., at Calvary Chapel, 4001 Osuna Road NE, with Rev. Paul Scozzafava, officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Hillcrest Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE, 265-5959.
John Jay Kepling, Jr., 80, a 27 year resident of Rio Rancho, silently slipped away on Friday, September 25, 1998 at 6:15 a.m. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Evelyn (Evie) of the family home; his sister, Eleanor Barton of Michigan; his brothers, Bob Kepling of Michigan, Ferris Kepling and wife, Nelda, and Richard of Ohio; his sister, Glenna Greener and husband, Wes of Ohio; his three daughters, Linda Harris and husband, Bill, and Karen Kervin, all of Ohio, and Marlene Goodman and husband, Paul of Texas. He also leaves seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He served as Chairman of the U.A.W. retirees for 17 years, was a life member of the D.A.V., belonged to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, served in the Army in WWII, was a Colonel in the New Mexico State Defense Force where he was appointed Chaplain Emeritus of the State of New Mexico. He also held membership in numerous clubs and organizations. Interment, with military honors, took place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Friday, October 2, 1998. A Memorial Celebration of Life will be Sunday afternoon, October 11, 1998, 2:00 p.m., at the Rio Rancho Community Christian Church, (Hwy. 528 and 19th Ave. in Rio Rancho). In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Rio Rancho Christian Church, 3910 19th Ave., Rio Rancho, NM 87124. He will be missed by his family and many friends. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Sunrise Society, (891-8200).
R.B. Lawrence, 72, a resident of Albuquerque since 1969, died on Sunday, October 4, 1998. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Coy Lawrence of Albuquerque; son, Larry A. Lawrence and wife, Terri of Apple Valley, CA; daughters, Carolyn A. Filkins and husband, Mark of Birmingham, AL, and Linda K. Lawrence of Albuquerque; grandson, Ronald Filkins; great-granddaughter, Kelsey Filkins; sisters, Opal Smith, Ruby Lawrence, Estelle Hensley, Bertha Stiles, and Shirley Callahan; brothers, Jay Lawrence and wife, Charlotte, Jerry Lawrence and wife, Sally, and Curtis Lawrence and wife, Holly; and many other family members and friends. Mr. Lawrence was a driver for ABF Freight Systems for over 26 years before retiring in 1995. Services will be held Thursday, October 8, 1998, 10:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Pastor Raymond L. Franks officiating. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Argene Putman, Jack Boyd, Roy Trammell, George Mora, Floyd Strom, and Maurice Taunton. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of NM, 216 Truman NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
David Frank Randall, 84, a resident of Phoenix, Arizona passed away on September 15, 1998. He was a retired Baptist Minister. He was Pastor of several churches in Texas and in Northern New Mexico. Frank left New Mexico in 1968 to become Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Wickenburg, AZ. He was also the Mayor of Wickenburg for several years before his retirement. He and his wife, Nellie had been married for 57 years, when she preceded him in death in 1994. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Randall also preceded him. He is survived by his sisters, Margaret R. Penny and husband, Norris and Jean (Dutchie) Morris and husband, Tom. He is also survived by three nephews and two nieces, all of Albuquerque. He was very loved by his sisters and family and will be dearly missed. Services were handled by Messinger Mortuary in Scottsdale, AZ.
Frances E. "Wells" Roberts, 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1981, died Friday, October 2, 1998. She is survived by her son, Frank Roberts of Las Vegas, NV; daughter, Sharon Mullin and her husband, John of Bakersfield, CA; grandchildren, Brian Holcomb and his wife, Patty and Wayne Holcomb and his wife, Beth; and great-grandchildren, Britteny, Samantha, Sharon, and Christina Marie Holcomb. Frances was married on October 13, 1947 to Clarence Lee Roberts who died on October 18, 1986. Services will be held on Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, with Pastor Ken Moore officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Opera Association of New Mexico, Post Office Box 2408, Santa Fe, NM 87501. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
Gabriella (Lela) M. Santillanez passed away Wednesday, October 7, 1998. She was born to Abel and Margarita Pacheco on March 25, 1925. Preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alex; brothers, Jose and Fernando Pacheco; parents, Margarita and Abel. She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Montoya and husband, Percy; grandchildren, Michael, Michelle and Matthew Montoya, Paul Thurston and wife, Marilyn; great-grandchildren, Theresa and Korey Robles, Adrian Montoya and Ricky Thurston. Also surviving are her brother, Juan Pacheco; sisters, Lola Nieto, Belle Robles and husband, Phil; sisters-in-law, Finita Santillanez, Adelina Fuentes and husband, Joe; numerous nieces and nephews who she regarded as sons and daughters; many friends and neighbors, especially Minnie Tolbert. She will be greatly missed. We'll miss you, Nana, We love you! Pallbearers are Michael Montoya, Matthew Montoya, Phil Pacheco, Joe Pacheco, Rupert Martinez, Rickard Hults. Honorary pallbearers are Richard Montoya, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Rosary will be held this evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Alameda Mortuary. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, 10:00 a.m., at Holy Family Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. The Rosary will be recited by Louie and Bessie Casias, music by Kathy Fresquez Chavez. Music at the Funeral Mass by Bruce Reid. Many thanks to all for your love and support, Nana loved you all! A special thanks to the staff at IHS Home Care, Pat Gerety, Sandia Hospice, Anne Adams and Dr. William Berlin. Services entrusted to Alameda Mortuary, Norbert (Ray) Baldonado, Jr.
John Norman (Jack) Sorri, 68, a resident of Albuquerque for the past five years, died peacefully Monday, October 5, 1998. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sally of the family home; his son, Tom Soor and wife, Kathia of San Jose, CA; his sister, Carolyn Ruddekopp of Juneau, AK; his brother, Fred Sorri of Yuba City, CA; his aunt and uncle, Ellen and Frank Chinella of Seattle, WA; nephews, Ron Sorri of Albuquerque, Kevin Sorri of Yuba City, CA, and Bob Davis of Aqua Dulce, CA; nieces, Linda Wagoner of San Diego, CA, Cherie Boucke of Yuba City, CA and Cindy Reddekopp of Gold Bar, WA; and many other dear friends and relatives. Mr. Sorri was preceded in death by his son, Patrick; and brother, Richard. Jack was a devoted husband, father, brother and wonderful friend who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Jack was born and reared in Juneau, AK and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a graduate of Bradley University, where he earned his degree from the school of Horology. He was an accomplished watchmaker and owned his own jewelry store. He was also a designer draftsman, where his keen sense of perfection was utilized to insure all plans met design specifications. His keen ability for precision was evident in his many hobbies, including stained glass, model building, gardening and woodworking. Memorial services will be held Thursday, October 8, 1998, 3:00 p.m., at West Mesa Christian Church, 8821 Golf Course Rd. NW, with Rev. Mark Denton officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made in memory of Mr. Sorri to the West Mesa Christian Church Building Fund. Cremation arrangements were prepared by the Sunrise Society, 891-8200.
Leonard R. Velasquez, 34, passed away October 2, 1998. He is survived by his mother, Mary Montoya; children, Leonard, Jr. and Merica; brothers, Martin Montoya and Manuel Chavez; nephew, Martin Montoya, Jr.; nieces, Vanessa Montoya and Misty; fiancee, Frances Nieto; and other family and friends who will miss him. Services will be held at San Felipe Catholic Church with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 1998 and Mass to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 16, 1998. Burial will follow at San Jose De Armijo Cemetery. Arrangements by Direct Services, 4051 4th St. NW, 343-8008.
Walter Arthur Webster, 74, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died on Tuesday, October 6, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Joy Webster of the family home; brother, William Webster and wife, Bee of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Elaine Morrish and husband, Sid of Albuquerque; nieces, Kimberly Wynn and husband, Dallas of Tucson, AZ and Mary Morrish of Bonney Lake, WA; nephews, Jim Webster and wife, Kathy of Fayetteville, AK, Bill Webster and wife, Lisa of Albuquerque and Tom Morrish and wife, Ruth of Silver City, NM. Mr. Webster was born on Saturday, March 29, 1924, and was a graduate of Albuquerque High School, class of 1943. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Marines for three years in the Pacific. He was involved in the invasions of Tarowa, Iwo Jima, and was wounded in the invasion of Saipan for which he was a recipient of the Purple Heart Award. After the war, he attended the University of New Mexico where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering. Most of his career was spent at Leedskill-Herkernhoff. He was instrumental in automating the water system for the City of Albuquerque. Mr. Webster was a life member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and American Consulting Engineers Council. He was a member of the American Legion Post #7 in Tucson, AZ, the D.A.V. Cutting Garcia Chapter #3 in Albuquerque, and the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He enjoyed golfing at the Albuquerque Country Club. He was affiliated with St. Pauls Lutheran Church. Services will be held Saturday, October 10, 1998, 1:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Pastor Ken Moore officiating. Interment will take place Saturday, October 10, 1998, 10:00 a.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.