Miscellaneous Bernalillo County, New Mexico Obituaries
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|Gary D. Criner, 56, a resident of Albuquerque for five
years, died Thursday, October 8, 1998. He is survived by his wife of 35
years in February, Frances Criner; two daughters, Cynthia L. Criner of
Clemont, FL and Tracy L. Dowell and husband, Daniel of Cedar Crest, NM;
two sons, G. David Criner of Layton, UT and Jason Parks Criner of Ponte
Vedra Beach, FL; one grandson, Ross Emerson of Clemont, FL; parents, Jack
Criner and wife, Marion of Spring Hill, FL; and one brother, Dennis J.
Criner and wife, Donna of Schererville, IN. Mr. Criner had a career with
Borden/Meadow Gold Dairies for 35 years. He began as a staff accountant
and worked to the position of CFO. He retired in February, 1998 and enjoyed
traveling in the RV with his wife and dog, Ben. Rosary will be recited
Sunday, 5:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming
Blvd. NE. Mass will be celebrated Monday, 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows
Catholic Church in Bernalillo. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121
Wyoming Blvd. NE, Saturday, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, from
2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Maria Tripodi D'Angelo, 85, a resident of Albuquerque for 32 years and the matriarch to many families and a blessing on the earth to all who entered her 85 years of life is gone. She will be remembered by her only sister, sister-in-law, cousins, son and daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. She came to America in 1926 from Italy at the age of 13 with her mother, Domenica Tripodi and her younger sister, Domenica ("Dottie") and brother, Carmine ("Charlie"). Her youngest, and only surviving sister, Natalie was later born here in America. In 1931 she married Joe D'Angelo. They had three sons, Dominic, who died after 5 days, Vince D'Angelo, an Albuquerque attorney, who preceded her in death in 1992 and Saverio ("Sami"). She moved to Albuquerque in 1966 where she spent her remaining 32 years. Her love of family gatherings, cooking, and sewing were a joy we all loved and shared. I wish to thank Ann Candelaria D'Angelo Snail whom she loved; her most beloved Catherine Zimmerman D'Angelo, the daughter she never had, and also Sharon for all the beloved grandchildren they gave her. She is survived by her grandsons, Joseph Carl D'Angelo, Mark D'Angelo and wife, Patti and their children, Jason Adams, Julie and Trisha of Albuquerque, Nick D'Angelo and wife, Diana and their children, Carlo and Domenica of Albuquerque, Chris D'Angelo and wife, Winnie of Leads, NY and Domenic D'Angelo of Albuquerque; her only granddaughter, Maria D'Angelo of Albuquerque; her beloved niece, Maria Prokesch and husband, Gunther and son, Scott of Albuquerque; her beloved nephews, Jack Dautel and wife, Linda and their children, Boomer, Annie, Cindy and Catherine, John Louglas and wife, Nancy and their children, Stephine and John, Peter Louglas and wife, Lillian and their children, Pete, Erin and Sara of New Jersey, James Tripodi and wife, Janice and their children, Ronald and Jamie of Palisades Park, NJ, Vincent Tripodi and wife, Lynn and their daughters, Casey and Courtney of Palisades Park, NJ and Dr. Vicent D'Angelo and wife, Cleo of Independence, MO; nieces, Lorraine Morris and husband, Bruce Paterson and her children, Linda and Diane Morris and the light of her great Aunt Mary's eyes, two year old Michelle Paterson of Rio Rancho, and Rose Lawlor and husband, Ken and son, Peter of Hopewell, NJ; all of her cousins, the Tripodi's, the Buda's and the LoFaro's; her baby sister, Natalie Louglas of Richfield, NJ; her most beloved sister-in-law, Catherine Tripodi of Palisades Park, NJ; and her surviving son, Sami. We will all remember in our hearts the memories of the times we loved, the times we cried, the times we fought, and the times we laughed. We will always think of you and you will never be gone."Good night mom, see you later. Love ya, Sami." You are now walking in the gardens of heaven with your dear friend, Estel Harris. Rosary will be recited Sunday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 Unviersity Blvd. NE, with Deacon Mark D'Angelo reciting. Mass will be celebrated Monday, 10:00 a.m., at Church of the Ascension, 2150 Raymac Rd. SW, with Father Anthony Bolman, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Joseph D'Angelo, Mark D'Angelo, Nick D'Angelo, Dominic D'Angelo, Chris D'Angelo and Jack Dautel. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Gwendolyn W. Dickson, 87, a resident of Albuquerque since 1946, died Friday, October 9, 1998. She is survived by her daughters, Denis Norlander and husband, Bill and Dana McCausland all of Albuquerque; grandsons, Matthew McCausland of Albuquerque, Damon McCausland of Ft. Collins, CO, and Daniel Norlander of Albuquerque; and dear friends, Phil and Charlotte Dailey, Jan Cummings, and DeAnn Filmer all of Albuquerque. Mrs. Dickson was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, William R. Dickson. She was born in Arizona Territory to a pioneer family. Mrs. Dickson resided on Sandia Base for 17 years. She was active in PTA, Girl Scouts, the Alter Guild at St. John's, and was an avid bridge player. She was a talented seamstress, collected antique china and glass, loved to fish, and enjoyed music and sports. Cremation has taken place and interment of cremains will take place in Phoenix, AZ. The family is grateful to the staff of St. Francis Place for providing care and a loving environment for her during the past two years. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 1330 San Pedro NE, Suite 205, 87110; the Animal Humane Association of NM, Inc., 615 Virginia SE, 87108; or to KNME-TV, 1130 University Blvd. NE, 87102. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
Benny Garcia, 55, passed away October 9, 1998. He was born in Gallup, New Mexico to Manuel Garcia and Francis Silva-Garcia. He is survived by his wife, Lucy and five children, Denise, Anthony, Michael, Benny Jr., Yolanda; and four grandchildren, all of California. Benny is also survived by two stepsons, Carlos and Michael Marquez; one aunt, Lilly Silva-Oliver and her husband, Robert; an uncle, Earnest Silva and his wife, Susan; a brother-in-law, William M. Pearcy; sister, Ramona Gordon; brothers, Arthur N. Pearcy Sr. and his wife, Gloria and Ronald Pearcy and wife, Jeanette and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Cremation arrangements were provided by Metropolitan Direct Burial Center, Inc. 601 Mountain Rd NW Albuquerque 766-9400.
Joshua C. Graham passed away on October 7, 1998. A memorial service will be held at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Rd. NE on Saturday, October 10, 1998 at 7:00 p.m. Cremation arrangements were provided by Metropolitan Direct Burial Center, Inc., 601 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, 766-9400.
Jordan Jacob Griego, beloved infant son of Joe and Shawntel Griego of Edgewood, NM, died Thursday, October 8, 1998. Jordan was born on August 25, 1995 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to his loving parents, he is survived by two brothers, Dominic and Nicolas Griego, both of Edgewood; maternal grandparents, John and Marie Gallegos of Albuquerque; paternal grandfather, Joe Griego, Sr.; great-grandmother, Ophelia Gallegos; great-grandparents, Joe and Rose Nuez; great-grandfather, Pablo Griego all of Albuquerque; close aunts, Nicole and Ondrea; close uncle, Anthony; close cousin, Sean Jr.; best friend, Mark; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Jordan was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Rosemary Franco. He will be greatly missed by all. Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 12, 1998 at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd, NE. Funeral mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 13, 1998 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd NE, with Father William McCarren, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will include Dominic Griego, Sean Gallegos, Anthony Gallegos and Richard Trujillo. Good night little one, sleep tight. Right now it's hard to see them, but we know God has his reasons. However short the moment, we thank God for the time he shared you. Mommy and Daddy will miss you and so will all who know you. We love you, Jordan. Good night. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Dorothy N. Hatch, a resident of Albuquerque since 1989, died October 6, 1998. She was 93. Born and raised in Lexington, Massachusetts, she graduated from Smith College in 1926. She taught Latin in several Massachusetts high schools before her marriage to George C. Hatch. They raised their family in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and she resumed high school teaching there after the children left home, teaching English for many years before her retirement. A lifelong member of the Universalist/Unitarian Church, she believed strongly in service to others. She was active in the Red Cross, her church AUW, a Senior Citizens group, the North Smithfield Garden Club, the library, and the Heritage Club; she also was a volunteer in literacy groups, teaching English to immigrants. She organized clothing and food drives, and with her late husband, George, spearheaded a drive which culminated in the establishment of the Ballou Home in Woonsocket for senior citizens. For years she and the family (including her brother, Dana, and sister-in-law, Louise Norris, of Orrs Island, Maine) enjoyed summers together on Bustins Island, located in Casco Bay, Maine; we all cherish these memories. The example she set with her life has been instrumental in helping shape the lives of her three children (Cynthia H. Brueck of Albuquerque, George L. Hatch of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, Gardner N. Hatch of Peoria, Illinois); eleven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. A family Memorial Service will be scheduled in Maine at a future date. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106, in charge of arrangements.
Robert Early Hendricks, resident of Albuquerque for 54 years, born August 24, 1911 in Newport, TN, passed away October 7, 1998. He was the son of the late Dr. Walter Scott Hendricks and May Early Hendricks. He was preceded in death by two brothers. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Leigh Bittick Hendricks of the family home for 45 years; two brothers, Walter Henderson Hendricks of Abingdon, VA and Evan Scott Hendricks and wife, Mary of Huntsville, AL; two sisters, Elizabeth Crow of Elizabethton, TN, Lillian Lyles and husband, Dr. Albert Lyles of Charlotte, NC; several nieces and nephews. He was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He was employed by Delta Airlines of Monroe, LA and was an Air Route Traffic Controller in Cleveland, OH, Cincinatti, OH and Albuquerque. He later was an Engineer at Sandia National Laboratories. Mr. Hendricks was a member of Central United Methodist Church, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Military Order of the Stars and Bars, and the Zia Sun Dial Clock Club. A family memorial service will be held at a later date in Adingdon, VA. Interment of the cremains will be at Holston Conference Cemetery of the United Methodist Church in Emory, VA. Those who desire, may make a memorial contribution to the Central United Methodist Church in Albuquerque or to the Animal Humane Association. Cremation services were performed by the Sunrise Society, 891-8200.
Anne L. Henneman, 87, a resident of Albuquerque, since 1987, died Thursday, October 8, 1998. She is survived by her sister, Kathryn Henneman Peloquin and husband, Paul of Albuquerque; nieces, Dr. Christine Braden and husband, Gary of Los Alamitos, CA, Mariann Peloquin-Croucher and husband, Dr. Doug Croucher of Boulder, CO, Theresa Dietrich of Kodiak, AK, and Patricia Lester of Bemidji, MN; nephews, Dr. Paul M. Peloquin and wife, Reva of San Anselmo, CA, Phillip Peloquin and wife, Mary of Colorado Springs, CO, Dr. Steven Peloquin and wife, Leslie of Manhattan, KS, John Dietrich and wife, Cindy of Onalaska, WI and Fritz Dietrich of Cadott, WI. The three priorities in her life were family, church, and education. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church and Legion of Mary. Ms. Henneman was preceded in death by her parents, Marie and Fred Henneman; brothers, Robert Henneman and wife, Pauline, Eugene Henneman and wife, Loretta; sister, Ellamae Dietrich and husband, Edward; niece, local attorney Kathy P. Dockweiller. Ann's interesting life took her to all parts of the world from Alaska, China, Manchuria, Japan, Korea, all of Europe, and many South American countries plus Mexico. She was quite a linguist when employed with the United States Department in Washington, DC, WWII War Crimes in Neuerenberg, Germany as a court reporter, as well as the Japanese Trials. Ann graduated with a BA degree from Wisconsin University at Eau Clair and earned a MA degree in History from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She was also assistant chief of Health, Education and Welfare in Washington from which she retired and moved to Albuquerque in 1987. Rosary will be recited Sunday, 8:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Deacon Frank See reciting. Mass will be celebrated Monday, 10:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas NE, with Father Francis Eggert, Celebrant. Interment will take place in Wisconsin. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE Sunday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Celia Gurule Herrera, a resident of Albuquerque and a former resident of Espanola, New Mexico passed away Friday, October 9, 1998, following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jose Longino Gurule; second husband, Arthur Herrera; two grandchildren, Dianna Rodriguez and Alex Giron; son-in-law, Eddie Giron. She is survived by her children, Claudina Giron of La Mesilla, Joe H. (Gudo) Gurule and wife, Theresa of Albuquerque, Levi (Gudito) Gurule and wife, Eva of Espanola, Betty Green and husband, Ralph of Albuquerque, Ross Gurule and wife, Marge of Albuquerque, Vivian Covert and husband, Wayne of Denver, CO; 16 grandchildren, Cathy Bustos and husband, David of El Llano, Edwina Sanchez and husband, Lonnie of Santa Cruz, Larry Gurule, Gino Gurule, Veronica Barela and husband, Ernest, Kevin Gurule and wife, Dawn all of Albuquerque, Randy Gurule of Espanola, Lisa Duran and husband, Kenny of Hernandez, Mario Gurule of Espanola, Keith Green and wife, Antoinette, Curtis Green and wife, Rochelle, Cindy Green, Rene Jurado and husband, Balto, Sandra Ramos and husband, Adrian all of Albuquerque and Monica and Glenda Covert of Denver, CO; 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and many other relatives and friends. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. and a rosary at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 11, 1998, in the Chapel of Block-Salazar Mortuary in Espanola. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 12, 1998, at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Espanola. Fr. Augustine Moore will celebrate the mass. Interment will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Espanola. Serving as pallbearers will be, Edwina Sanchez, Veronica Barela, Lisa Duran, Cindy Green, Sondra Ramos and Glenda Covert. Honorary pallbearers named are all the other grandchildren. Arrangements are under the direction of Block-Salazar Mortuary, 1-505-753-2288 or 1-800-443-4854.
Sallie "Aunt Daka" "Kate" Hudson, 93, a resident of Albuquerque for more than 50 years, died Wednesday, October 7, 1998. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Bill Clyne and wife, Carolyn of Hollywood, FL, Norene McGraw, Ruth Clyne, Ann Clyne, Sue Spear, all of Albuquerque, Jack Clyne and wife, Donna of Evanston, WY, and Linda Clyne of Houston, TX; and 14 great-nieces and great-nephews. She is preceded in death by her brother, Elma Clyne; sister, Jean Patterson; daughter, Pat DuPlonty; nephew, Wesley Clyne; and niece, Betty Frame. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE, with Rev. Charles E. Price officiating. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Ted Ipiotis, age 74, of Santa Fe, died on Friday, October 9, 1998, in Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by parents, James and Anastasia Ipiotis. Mr. Ipiotis was born in Albuquerque on October 25, 1923. He married his wife, Josephine, in Kansas in 1952. He attended the Citadel and served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. He then moved to Santa Fe where he owned and operated the Plaza Lounge until 1968. He was also employed by the State of New Mexico for 10 years. He was a hard worker and a good businessman. A compassionate man, he was always there for others in times of trouble. He had a great love of adventure which included traveling, taking his children and grandchildren to Greece. Mr. Ipiotis was very proud of his heritage and instilled this pride in his family. He is survived by his loving wife, Josephine; his beloved children, Gary Ipiotis, Sophie Ipiotis, Marcie Abeyta and husband, Joseph, Chris Ipiotis and wife, Molly, Jackie Morales and husband, Santiago, Joanna Ipiotis, James Ipiotis, Dianna Jones and husband, Del; sister, Mary Daltroff and husband, Shields, of Pagosa Springs, CO; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and cousins, John and Paul Piotis of South Africa, Tony Collyvas of Plomari, Greece, Stratoula Mihaleli, Plomari, Greece. Visitation will be conducted on Monday, October 12, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 13, at 10:00 a.m. at Berardinelli Family Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Services, 1399 Luisa, Santa Fe, 984-8600.
A.M. (Buck) Jackson, 89, a resident of Albuquerque since 1981, died on Thursday, October 8, 1998, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mr. Jackson was born on Monday, May 12, 1909 in Midland, TX. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Joyce Jackson of Albuquerque; son, Bob Jackson and wife, Ruby of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Betty Tierney and husband, Daniel of Beeville, TX, Rosemary Stakvel and husband, Curley of Cedar Crest, Lee Jackson of Houston, TX, Paula Hayden and husband, Jeff of Albuquerque, Laura Wood and husband, Woody of Beeville, TX, and Rex Jackson and wife, Julie of Austin, TX; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Bill Jackson; and grandson, Jay Morgan Jackson. Mr. Jackson was a member of Central United Methodist Church. Services will be held Monday, October 12, 1998, 2:00 p.m., at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum Chapel, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, with Dr. Charles Crutchfield officiating. Entombment will follow at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas NE, Sunday, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Jackson's memory to Central United Methodist Church, 1615 Copper NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Harvey Alexander Lawler, 84, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1979 died Wednesday, October 7, 1998. He is survived by Ruby, his wife of 57 years; six children; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother, Robert C. Lawler and wife, Josephine of Cudahy, WI; and his aunt, Helen Gamroth of Crystal Lake, IL. Mr. Lawler was retired from Marquette University, in Milwaukee. He was a former member of the Rio Rancho Rock Hounds and the New Mexico Faceters Guild. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 17, 10:00 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Rio Rancho, (3906 19th Ave.), where he was a member. Reverend Si Budagher will officiate at the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Rio Rancho First Baptist Church, or the American Cancer Association. Cremation arrangements are in the care of Sunrise Society, (891-8200).
Eugene D. McAuley, born February 27, 1949 in Philadelphia, PA, died October 7, 1998 in Albuquerque. He is survived by his wife, Leona; step-daughter, Michelle Chavez; daughters, Krista and Lauren; son, Andrew; sisters, Eunice Collins and husband, Don of Evanston, IL and Susan McCullough and husband, Mike of New York, NY; brothers, Jerry of New York, NY and Kevin of Evanston, IL; aunts, Brigid McCauley of Philadelphia, PA, Annie Ferry of Co. Donegal, Ireland; and uncle, Francis McCauley of Sydney, Australia. Mr. McAuley was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mary, who emigrated from Ireland. In 1979, after obtaining a Masters degree from the University of New Mexico, he joined the staff of the Association for Retarded Citizens of Albuquerque (ARCA) where he worked until his death. At ARCA, Gene was instrumental in setting up programs crucial to improving the living standards of persons with disabilities. He was a board member of Alta Mira Specialized Family Services and a consultant to Casa Angelica. Rosary will be recited Sunday, 7:00 p.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1818 Coal Pl. SE, with Deacon Gilbert Valverde reciting. Mass will be celebrated Monday, 9:30 a.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, with Father Joseph Thai, Trans, SSS, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may visit St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church prior to the Rosary. Should they wish, friends may make memorial contributions to ARCA, 1515 4th St. NW, 87102, Alta Mira, 1605 Carlisle NE, 87110, or Casa Angelica, 5629 Isleta Blvd. SW, 87105. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
Marilyn Joan Panagakos, 68, died October 7, 1998 in Albuquerque. She was born January 12, 1930 in Cleveland, OH, to Edward and Neva Smith Uhl. She was a resident of Albuquerque for 38 years. As an active member of the Republican Party, she co-chaired the presidential campaign of Barry Goldwater in Bernalillo County in 1964 and also worked for the party after the campaign. She served as the Director of Collections for the New Mexico Bureau of Revenue-Bernalillo County Region, and also owned and operated Encore Clothing. She retired from Modrall Law Firm as a legal assistant in 1997. She was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church. She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Anthony Panagakos of Albuquerque; a daughter, Koren L. Walston and her husband, Kenneth of Albuquerque; a son, Peter Edward Panagakos and wife, DeDe of Rio Rancho; two brothers, Raymond Uhl and wife, Lee of Ohio and Edward Uhl, Jr. and wife, Jeanette of Wisconsin; and two grandchildren, Lindsay Ann and Brandon Anthony Panagakos. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 1998 in the Palm Chapel of Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association of New Mexico, 216 Truman NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.
Rosalie June Peters, born June 1, 1935, died October 6, 1998. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Peters of Estancia; her mother, Agatha Garrison; and aunt, Macel Garrison, also of Estancia; half-brother, Danny Parsons, his wife, Tina, son, Daniel, and daughter, Alicia, all of Nitro, WV. She was preceded in death by a son, John Wesley Peters; and her father, Adam G. Parsons. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church of Willard, PO Box 101, Encino, NM 88321 or Boys and Girls Ranch, 775 Highway 304, Belen, NM 87002 or a charity of your choice. A Memorial service is pending.
Albert Posteal, age 77, passed away on October 8, 1998. Mr. Posteal was born to Edward and Annie Mae Posteal on December 19, 1920 in Knox City, Texas. He is survived by his mother, Annie Mae Moss of Knox City, TX; his children, Dorothy Jean Niblett of Houston, TX, Tommy Joe Posteal of Midland, TX, Wanda Posteal of Houston, TX and Barbara Katherine Posteal of Houston, TX; his sisters, Lillie Mae Roundtree of Pasadena, CA, LaVada Thomas of Stamford, TX, Elnora Mallard of Ft. Worth, TX, Florence Hornsby of Stamford, TX, Ima Jean Session of Knox City, TX and Dollie Rogers of Ft. Worth, TX; his brother, John D. Taylor of Fairfield, CA; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Posteal and his son, James Albert Posteal. Mr. Posteal recently moved to Albuquerque from Altadena, CA. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, 1998 at 12:00 PM at Sandia Funeral Care Chapel with Rev. John Hill officiating. Graveside Service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers are Roy Flanders, Tim Pegram, Curtis Flanders, Charles Thomas, Aaron Flanders and Lawrence Flanders. Honorary Pallbearers are Kenneth Session, Steven Presley, Larry Presley and J.W. Flye. Arrangements under the care of Sandia Funeral Care 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, phone 821-0010.
Eva Jean Rex, 58, a resident of Belen, passed away on October 8, 1998. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and she loved working with children. Eva was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold Kearns Dummar; and mother, Chole L. Winder; one sister, Mary Dummar. She is survived by her husband, William Rex; sons, Ernest M. Toseland, Arnold J. James, Russell James, Michael James, Robert Holden, Bobby James, Paul Aurthur Rex, Edward James Rex, Mark Rex, Christopher Rex; four daughters, Michelle Rex, Debbie Shine, Norma Hoel, amy Candot; 27 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brothers, Wallace, Ray, Richard of Gabbs, NV, Melvin of Brigham City, UT, Fred of Phill Campbell, AL and Jess Dummar; sisters, Sylvella Kelil of Bellingham, WA, and Chole Fowler of Idaho; one aunt, Sally Brommer of Heidleburg, CA. Pallbearers will be Rudy Rivera, Michael Cordova, Richard Hoel, James Franklin, Mitchell Howell, and Clint Hanslett. Viewing will be held on Monday, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Romero Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday,10:00 a.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Los Lunas. Interment will follow at Terrace Grove Cemetery in Belen. Romero Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Dent Robinson, Jr. passed away Thursday, October 1, 1998, at his home in Albuquerque. He was born in Albuquerque July 27, 1936, where he spent most of his life. He was a service station manager, but was especially known for his intricate carvings of local birds. Joseph is survived by his sister, Suzanne Robinson of Herndon, VA; his niece, Andrea Thomas of New York City; two uncles, Harris Sharp of Las Vegas, NV and William Sharp of Albuquerque; his aunt, Chloe Robinson of Albuquerque; and by many cousins. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 525 San Pedro NE, #101, Albuquerque, NM 87108 Cremation arrangements are in the care of Sunrise Society, (891-8200).
Edith Patricia Shults, 50, a resident of Albuquerque since 1966, died Saturday, October 10, 1998. She is survived by her husband, William F. Shults and son, William Michael Shults both of Albuquerque, NM; father, Mike Pacsirta and wife, Maria of Tucumcari, NM; two aunts and several cousins in Hungary and many other family and friends. Edith was employed by the United States Postal Service for over 26 years. She was a member of the American Hungarian Club of NM, and a graduate of The University of New Mexico. She will be greatly missed as she was a loving daughter, wife and mother. Services will be in Tucumcari, NM. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Monday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution Ave., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
Martha Dee Brownfield Tackett, born August 6, 1915 to Alva Dee Brownfield and Matti Harris Brownfield at the Harris Ranch, next to the A.B. Falls Ranch, Three Rivers, New Mexico, died at her home in Albuquerque on October 9, 1998. Although she struggled with cancer during the last four months of her life, she remained ever cheerful, and steadfast in her faith, to the end. Although Dee Tackett graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1936, majoring in English, she never stopped learning and studying and remained a student until the day she died. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and the Junior League, but her most important involvement, outside of her family and friends, was her life in the church. She was a longtime member of St. Mark's on the Mesa Episcopal Church, where she served on the vestry, was a member of the alter guild, worked on diocesan projects, and was active in Seniors and many study and prayer groups, especially the Tuesday morning Communion Group, which she attended almost every Tuesday for the last 16 years. She is survived by her children, Dee Tackett O'Neill of Tucson and her husband, Dan, Ann Policastro of Albuquerque, Paula Tackett of Santa Fe, Paul Winston Tackett of Albuquerque and his wife, Mary Todd (Toddy); several grandsons and granddaughters, Donald Edgar Kilgore IV (Kedin) of New York and his wife, Kimberly Neuhaus, Erin O'Neill and her husband-to-be, Rob Balkind of Greensboro, North Carolina, Christopher Paul Kilgore of Albuquerque, Bonnie Kilgore of Albuquerque, Jennifer O'Neill of Tucson, and Michael Policastro of Albuquerque; two great-grandsons, Jacob and Andrew Kilgore; and countless much cherished cousins, nephews and nieces. All will miss her gentle grace and never-failing love and support. She was preceded in death by her husband, former Supreme Court Justice, Paul Tackett; her mother and father; and her beloved sisters and brothers, Elizabeth Nunn, Jane Skinner and Alva Dee (Sonny) Brownfield. Cremation will take place as she requested. Her memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond NE, Albuquerque, on Tuesday, October 13, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to St. Martin's Shelter for the Homeless (Hospitality Center) or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Charles A. Wagner, 86, a resident of Las Vegas, NV, for 45 years, died on Friday, October 8, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Wagner of Las Vegas, NV; daughters, Charlene Williams, Mary Wagner both of Cincinnati, OH, and Rena Swyers of Mansfield, MA; sons, William F. Wagner of North Mankato, MN, Thomas Wagner of Houston, TX, Martin Wagner of Hackensack, MN, and Michael J. Wagner of Tucson, AZ; brother, James Wagner of Brownsville, TX; sisters, Sister Maristella Wagner of Rockford, IL, and Mildred Emerson of Collegeville, TX; stepson, Fred Gray of Minnesota; stepdaughters, Randi Puyear, Colleen Nelson, and Theresa Harles all of Minnesota; thirty-four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his sister, Lydia Wagner. Mr. Wagner was a member of Our Lady of Las Vegas Catholic Church, Las Vegas, NV, where he served with the Living Rosary. He was a member of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, the Lions Club, the Sierra Club, and was a 4th degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, October 13, 1998, at 10:30 a.m., at Gate of Heaven Chapel, 7500 Paseo del Norte, NE, with Father Antonio Mondragon, Celebrant. Entombment will follow at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Vocation Office, 4000 St. Joseph Pl. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
O. Mabin Wenslay, 82, of Hillsboro, NM died Friday afternoon at Memorial Medical Center. He was born January 21, 1916 in Enid, Oklahoma. He was a member of the Family Motor Coach Association. The Rosicrucian Order and had worked at Continental Machining in Albuquerque. He also taught Ballroom dancing in Albuquerque. He is survived by his wife, Eileen Wenslay of Hillsboro; a son, Douglas of Des Moines, Iowa; and a daughter, Beverly of Albuquerque; two granddaughters, Jennifer and Elena Wenslay; a brother, Arnel and his wife, Eileen Wenslay of Los Alamos, NM; and sisters, Marie Cavrera of Grants, NM and Dottie and her husband, Bill Bivings of Missouri. Cremation has taken place and Memorial services will follow in Hillsboro. Arrangements by Graham Mortuary, Mesilla Valley Crematory 555 W. Amador, Las Cruces, NM.