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| Adrian Miguel Abeyta, age 31, passed away Tuesday
morning after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his parents,
Alex and Yvonne Abeyta; brother, Alex III; sisters, Lisa Abeyta Sanchez,
Lucinda Abeyta Crowley and Stephanie Lovato; grandmothers, Remedios Abeyta
and Angela Martinez; nieces, Samantha, Alexis and Alyssa; nephews, Justin,
Christopher and Matthew; his beloved friend Liz; and many other dear family
and friends. Adrian lived life to the fullest to the very end. He was a
bailiff for the Second Judicial District. He loved to snow ski and will
be missed and remembered by all who knew him. Rosary will be recited Thursday,
7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming NE. Mass will
be celebrated Friday, 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Risen Savior, with
Fr. Paul Baca, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park,
924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be, Todd Wilburn, Steve Wilburn, Chris
Spaulding, Vince Marchi, Mike Martinez, David Simmons, John Esquibel, Garth
Sleater and Steve Romero. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming
Blvd. NE Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Mr. David J. Gabaldon, 49, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on September 28, 1998. Mr. Gabaldon is the beloved husband of 26 years to Mrs. Yolanda L. Gabaldon. He is also survived by one daughter, Iesha Marie Gabaldon; two sons, Luz"Marcos" Gabaldon and fiance, Shelly Chavez and Carlos Gabaldon; his parents, Lloyd and Connie Gabaldon; one grandson, Gabriel Christopher Gabaldon; two sisters, Sharon Gonzales and husband, Javier, Cecilia Rodriguez and husband, Manuel; one brother, Lloyd J. Gabaldon Jr. and wife, Barbara and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Gabaldon was a member of the Maranatha Church, Veteran of the United States Navy, a member of the D.A.V. #13 and a Veteran of the Vietnam era. A funeral service will be held Thursday morning October 1, 1998 at 10:00 at the Maranatha Bible Church, 476 57th NW with Pastor Dennis Otero, officiating. Visitation will be at the church after 9:00. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:30 with Military Honors. Pallbearers will be, Lloyd Gabaldon Jr., Marcos Gabaldon, Carols Gabaldon, Toby Vialpando, Ray Fiero and David Gabaldon. Honorary pallbearers will be, Bobby Cutrer, Manny Rodriguez and Alan Gabaldon. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd SW in charge of the arrangements.
William G. "Bill" Meier, 83, an Albuquerque resident since 1972, died Monday, September 28, 1998. Mr. Meier was a 15 year member and past president of the Four Hills Lions Club, where he was honored as a Melvin Jones Fellow. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor of the family home; daughters, Jeannette Schulz of Alton, IL and Alberta Costanzo and husband, James of Albuquerque; son, William E. Meier of Yorkville, IL; step-daughters, Dorothy Sikora and husband, Fred of Burbank, IL, Beverly Matthews and husband, Robert of Greensburg, KY and Kay DeLaet of Greensburg, KY; step-sons, Robert DeLaet of Vallejo, CA and Lee DeLaet and wife, Audrey of Chicago, IL; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Harold Meier and wife, Emily of Chicago, IL. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Thursday, October 1, 1998, 1:00 p.m., at Faith in Christ Lutheran Church, Chelwood and Indian School NE. Interment of cremains will take place at a later date in Mulkeytown, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or to the charity of choice. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Eduvijen Milligan, 83, beloved and devoted mother, grandmother and sister was called home to be with the Lord Monday, September 28, 1998. She was born on February 28, 1915 in Tularosa, NM, daughter of Amado and Necolosa Aragon; she was a resident of Albuquerque; she was a parishioner of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta, NM. She was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin Milligan. She is survived by six daughters, Sister Angelina of Jefferson City, MO, Mary Twilley and husband, Richard of Albuquerque, Jessie Kufman and husband, Karl of Phoenix, AZ, Rita Baca and husband, Robert of Albuquerque, Lucy Milligan also of Albuquerque, Teresita McGathin and husband, David of Peston, VA; two sons, Jerome Milligan and wife, Agnes of Estancia, NM, Sammy Milligan of Albuquerque; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Domacio Aragon of Albuquerque. 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. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary, corner of 8th and Stover, where a rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta, NM. Interment will follow at the Peralta Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Bobby Baca, Tony Cordova, Joshua Gardner, David Chacon, Robert Baca and Sammy Milligan. Arrangements are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Ave., SW.
Al Mirabal, 28, beloved husband, father, son and brother, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, September 27, 1998. Al is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Alexandra; step-daughters, Victoria Dyer and Michelle Tyler; parents, Al and Kathe Mirabal; step-mother, Carolyn Strauss; sisters, Corine and Madie Mirabal and their partners, Stephanie Reinhardt and Laura Naranjo; Godparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nino Gonzales and Mr. and Mrs. Marcy Gurule; and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Al was a 1987 graduate of West Mesa High School and a student at the University of New Mexico. Al, we love you and will miss you dearly. A memorial service will be at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 1998 at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 5415 Fortuna N.W. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph Hospital for their wonderful care of Al. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family would be appreciated. Direct Services, 4501 4th St. NW, 343-8008.
John Nakos, 88, a resident of Albuquerque for 20 years, died Monday, September 29, 1998. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Florence of the family home; sons, John C. Nakos of Rio Rancho and James T. Nakos and wife, Diane of Albuquerque; and brothers, Jim Nakos, Steve Nakos, both of Connecticut, and Tom Nakos of Illinois. Mr. Nakos served with the US Navy during WWII. He was a mechanical engineer in charge of construction for Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Thursday, 3:00 p.m., French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Pastor Rick Donaho officiating. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Angela Ann "Twinkles" Padilla, 20, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on September 27, 1998. Angela is survived by her parents, Frank and Connie Perez; two sisters, Tasha Perez and Michelle Padilla; two brothers, David Perez and Angelo Felix; her grandmother, Mary Ann Perez; great-grandfather, Pablo Martinez; aunts, Lucy Sena and husband, Joseph; Patricia Vigil and husband, Orlando (godparents) ; uncles, Sammy Martinez and Stella Vigil, Manuel Perez, Charlie and Chris Perez; nephews, nieces, cousins and friends. Visitation for Angela will be Wednesday morning, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 until 9:30 in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with a Funeral service to follow at Victory Love Fellowship Church, 7201 Central Ave. NW at 10:00 a.m., with Pastor Jack Conner, Officiating. Interment will follow at the Santa Clara Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joseph Sena Sr., Sammy Martinez, Orlando Vigil Sr., Orlando Vigil Jr., Joseph Sena Jr. and Chris Martinez Jr. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements.
John Edmund Reindorp, a resident of Albuquerque, died suddenly on September 25, 1998 at the age of 57. He was proceeded in death by his father, John K. Reindorp; and his son, John Jr. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Donna Forster Reindorp; one son, John and his wife, Jessica of Albuquerque; four daughters, Kim Wayman and husband, Steve of Cortez, CO, Lauren Ralstin and husband, Troy of Cortez, CO, Chris Reindorp and Karin Reindorp of Albuquerque; his mother, Molly Knott of Albuquerque; his sister, Betty Nevans and husband, Mike of Blaine, MN; his step-mother, Lucille Reindorp of Albuquerque; his step-sister, Kay Oglesby and husband, John of Albuquerque; two step-brothers, Carl Keeney and wife, Susan of Maple Grove, MN and Cleo Keeney and wife, Mary of Robbins, IA; seven grandchildren, Jason, Kevin, Darren, Krysstal, Tallon, Keegan, and Kelcie. He loved his family more than life itself and had great joy in their lives and accomplishments. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 1, 1998 at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE, at 10:00 a.m.
Evelyn E. Starr, a resident of Albuquerque for 28 years, died on September 27, 1998. Evelyn was born in Hebron, Nebraska and was the daughter of Hazel and Herbert Bruce. She is survived by her husband of 51 wonderful years, Bill; a daughter, Suzanne Burrough and husband, Charles of Redding, CA; and three grandchildren, Brynne and Bronwyn Burrough and granddaughter, Kathy Faasau and husband, Mati Faasau; also great-grandchildren, Charles and Robert Faasau, all in Redding, CA. Evelyn was a volunteer for Red Cross and Meals on Wheels. It is suggested, that in lieu of flowers, any contributions be made to Presbyterian Kaseman Hospice Unit, P.O. Box 26666. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held on September 30, 2:30 p.m., at St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE. Rev. Dr. Leonard Gillingham will officiate.
Jean Sunderland, 71, a resident of Albuquerque since 1949, died Sunday, September 27, 1998. She is survived by her husband, Archie Sunderland; son, George Sunderland and wife, Loretta; granddaughter, Natalie Anne Sunderland; grandson, Phillip George Sunderland, all of Albuquerque; brothers, William James Pollock of Central America and Ernest Pollock and wife, Margaret of Toronto, Canada; and sisters, Mary Elizabeth Stuart of Belfast, N. Ireland and Margaret Wilson of County Fermanagh, N. Ireland. Services will be held Wednesday, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Ruth Henderson and John Wegter officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Jim Lewis,, Wayne Lewis, Aubrey Odlham, Buck Murphy, Sherman Gibson, and Everett Smith. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
John Alvin Voller, 71, died from a sudden illness Saturday, September 26, 1998. Born in Prescott, AZ, John came to New Mexico to attend a Naval ROTC program through UNM in 1944. He is survived by his loving wife, Irma J. Voller; mother, Helen Shupp Voller; sister, June Hastings; son, John H. Voller and wife, Jeanine; daughter, Marie Voller Alderete and husband, Thomas; stepson, Edward Davidson and wife, Gloria; and seven grandchildren, Lisa, Denise, and Christopher Voller, Anthony Alderete, Helen, David and Maje Davidson. John is also survived by many nieces and nephews. In the early 1960s he began Alpha Engineering, Inc. He later sold the company and worked for Eidal International. He then formed Omega Corp., where he designed and built heat exchange systems primarily for the solar industry. In later years, he continued his engineering work with Alpha Southwest, Inc. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, September 30, 1998, 10:00 a.m., at the Rio Grande Presbyterian Church, 600 Coors Blvd. NW. If you desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rio Grande Presbyterian Food Bank, 600 Coors Blvd. NW 87121 or a charity of your choice. Fitzgerald and Son Funeral Directors in charge of arrangements.
David (Dave) Blaine Connerley, 29, a resident of Albuquerque for 15 years, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Wendy Connerley; son, Kevin Blaine; daughter, Taylor Noel; parents, Blaine and Barbara Connerley of Albuquerque; sisters, Melinda Adamchek and husband, Paul of Rio Rancho and Michelle Houston and husband, Jim of Phoenix, AZ; maternal grandmother, Louise Noel of Albuquerque; grandmother-in-law, Gerry Martin of Los Lunas; mother and father-in-law, James and Carlene Stone of Albuquerque; sister-in-law, Heather Monts De Oca of Albuquerque; and niece, Jacqulene Monts De Oca of Albuquerque. Mr. Connerley was a member of Sandia Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held Saturday, 1:00 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE, with Pastor Bob Butler officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Connerley Children Memorial Account at any First Security Bank. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
Rita G. Erickson, age 59, passed away October 1, 1998 at a local hospital. She is survived by her son, David Gish and wife, Chris of Minneapolis, MN; brother, Darrell Erickson of Austin, MN; grandchild, Stephanie Gish; special friends, Nanci and Sue; and a large circle of loving friends. A graveside service will be held Sunday, October 4, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. in Fairview Memorial Park, 700 Yale Ave. SE. Donations may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution Ave. NE, Albuquerque 87110 or a charity of your choice. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Mary Julia Gallegos, 52, a resident of Albuquerque and formally of Seboyta, NM, passed away peacefully at home in the arms of her loving family on September 30, 1998. Ms. Gallegos is survived by her two sisters, Fela Apodaca and husband, Benjamin and Mary Ann Marquez; four nieces, Elisa Apodaca, Cora Trujillo and husband, Roger, Darlene Tafoya and husband, Donny, and Yvonne Rodriguez; three nephews, Patricia Hughes and wife, Mary, Ruben Gallegos and wife, Connie, and Gerald Baca; great-nephews and nieces, Matthew, Heather, Corey, Delfino, Maggie, Donna, Marcus, Kayla, Estevan, Jesus, Christina, Carlos, Elena, Jeremy, Gerald, Jr., David and Michelle; three great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Sally Gallegos; and a niece, Vanessa Baca. Ms. Gallegos was a member of the Catholic Church; she liked arts and crafts; she loved her family; when employed with Social Services, she was always there to help everyone. Visitation for Ms. Gallegos will be Friday afternoon, from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m., in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Seboyta, NM with visitation after 5:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning, 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Church with visitation at the church after 10:30 a.m. Father John Baland will recite the Rosary and celebrate the Mass. Pallbearers will be Matthew Trujillo, David Marquez, Delfino Gallegos, Jeremy Baca, Ruben Gallegos and Gerald Baca. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Gonzales and Donny Tafoya. Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Rd. SW, in charge of the arrangements.
Eugene Jansak, 82, a resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, September 30, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Anne Christine Jansak of Albuquerque; daughter, Jan Diane Jansak of Albuquerque; son, Eugene Peter Jansak, Jr. and wife, Barbara of Longmont, CO; grandson, John Mark Bassist and spouse, Heather Jones of Jemez, NM; granddaughter, Joy Anne Bassist of Lakewood, CO; great-grandsons, David and Bryan Archell, both of Lakewood, CO; and brother, Paul Jansak and wife, Jane of Cincinnati, OH. Mr. Jansak arrived from Czechoslovakia at age 14. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII on the USS Pennsylvania. During his career he was very active in politics in New Jersey. He retired in 1984 from a career as an engineering designer. Eugene provided photography instruction to seniors at the Palo Duro Senior Center and was an active volunteer in their activities, especially with the Intergenational Program and the Triad Program. Services will be held Saturday, 11:00 a.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Father Paul Baca officiating. The family invites friends to a reception to be held after services from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Interment will take place Tuesday, October 6, 1998 at Highland Cemetery in Thornton, CO. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
T. Sgt. Wayne R. Jones, 42, was killed in a parachuting accident on Sunday, September 27, 1998, near Nellis, AFB, NV. He is survived by his wife, Jean of the family home; children, Jessica, Mali, Aaron, and Charles of the family home, and Jason of Destin, FL; mother, Marion Jones; and brother, Glenn Jones and wife, Rhonda, all of Parkersburg, WV. TSgt. Jones was the NCOIC of the Air Operations phase of the 342 TRS, Det. I Pararescue school here at Kirtland Air Force Base. He had been the instructor at the Parajump school for the last four years and was scheduled to retire from the Air Force in May of 1999. TSgt. Jones was from Kearny, NJ. He entered the US Air Force on August 6, 1978 and was a pararescue man for his entire career. He was a veteran of Desert Storm withy over 1,000 flight hours and 502 parachute jumps. He was heavily involved in recovering space hardware during"To Catch a Falling Star" missions while stationed in Hickham AFB, HI in the early eighties. He was qualified as a NASA space shuttle recovery specialist, specializing in RAMZ (Rapid Alternate Method Zodiac) techniques and procedures while stationed at Eglin AFB in the late eighties. TSgt. Jones was credited with over 20"saves" during operational missions throughout his career. His assignments also included Osan A.F.B., Republic of Korea, and Eglin, and Hurlburt A.F.B.'s. Arrangements for services, military escorts, and casket bearers have been provided by fellow members of Wayne's U.S. Air Force Pararescue Unit. Services will be held Monday, October 5, 1998, 10:00 a.m., at First Baptist Church, 101 Broadway Blvd. NE, with Chaplain Earl Sprague, Chaplain Jeff Jones, and Rev. Ray Gillespie officiating. Interment will take place Friday, 3:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas NE, Sunday, October 4, 1998, from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Although Wayne has accomplished many things in his life, undoubtably his relationship with the Lord, Jesus Christ, was paramount. The love os his life was his bride, Jean. Not only was he a husband, but a friend. He cherished her and loved her with an everlasting love. He was a loving daddy and friend to his children as well. He delighted in his fatherhood. To his friends, he was a mentor, an example, an encourager, and a joy. Our comfort is that our Wayne is now in the presence of his Lord."Thank you Mr. Wayne". Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be given for scholarships to benefit the Children of Wayne Jones, c/o Kirtland Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 80570, 87108. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Mary S. Kingsbury, 83, a resident of Albuquerque since 1953, died Monday, September 28, 1998. She is survived by her husband, Herald F. Kingsbury of Bismark, SD; son, Daniel E. Lotz and wife, Joyce of Woodenville, WA; daughters, Gwen Lotz of Albuquerque and Terry Lane of Tularosa, NM; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, Joseph Milo Lotz. Cremation has taken place. Should friends desire, memorial contributions can be made to Animal Humane Associations, 615 Virginia SE, 87108. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
Hulda "Anne" Koenig, 63, a resident of Albuquerque for 39 years, died Tuesday, September 29, 1998. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Eugene A. Koenig of Albuquerque; daughter, Melissa Barnett and husband, Jim of Albuquerque; son, Ted Koenig and wife, Dorothy of Belen, NM; daughter, Melinda Hanson and husband, Brian of Alexandria, VA; grandchildren, Andrew Burleson, Jennifer Burleson, Leanne Hanson, and Joshua Hanson; step-grandchildren, Skye Barnett, Krystal Whitworth, William Whitworth III, Tammy Palmer, Michelle Palmer, Crystal Palmer, Jeremy Huckins, Kaden Palacio and Lexie Palacio; mother, Josephine M. Nelson of Salina, KS; brothers, Rev. Vince Nelson and wife, Dorothy of Mesquite, TX and Rev. John R. Nelson and wife, Betty Lou of Singapore; and sister, Virginia Pillar and husband, Charles of Brookville, KS. She was preceded in death by her father, George A. Nelson. Anne was a wonderful wife, mom, grandma, daughter, and sister. She put a lot of her time into Koenig's, the family business. Mom was a 30 year Lobo basketball fan. Services will be held Monday, October 5, 1998, 10:30 a.m., at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Chapel, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Rev. Vince Nelson and Rev. John R. Nelson officiating. Interment will take place at 1:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Breast Cancer Awareness, 5800 Lomas Blvd. NE, 87110. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Antoinette "Toni" Messina, 84, a resident of Albuquerque since 1977, died Wednesday, September 30, 1998. She is survived by her husband, Anthony J."Tony" Messina of Albuquerque; sons, J. Anthony Messina and wife, Shirley M. of Villanova, PA, L. Michael Messina and wife, Patricia Madrid of Albuquerque, and Paul F. Messina of San Francisco, CA; granddaughters, Elizabeth Messina of Santa Barbara, CA, Jennifer Sayre and husband, William of Durham, NC, Victoria"Tory" A. Messina of Villanova, PA, Marianne Messina and Camille Messina, both of San Francisco, CA; grandsons, Christopher A. Messina and wife, Bethany of Portland, OR, David A. Messina of Washington, DC and Giancarlo A. Messina of Albuquerque; great-grandchildren, Mykela Messina of Santa Barbara, CA and William J. Sayre of Durham, NC; sisters-in-law, Margaret Ferreri of Lynbrook, NY and Louise Messina of Albuquerque. Mrs. Messina taught kindergarten for 25 years in Wantagh, NY. She was active with the Albuquerque Country Club where she enjoyed playing golf. Rosary will be recited Friday, 7:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Father Richard Rodriguez reciting. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Church, 619 Copper Ave. NW with Father Richard Rodriguez, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Friday, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Julia S. Moya, a lifelong resident of Bernalillo, went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, September 30. She left this life as she lived it-surrounded by her children. Julia was the wife of the late Abelicio Moya and the beloved mother of one son, Tony Moya and his wife, Cecilia; eight daughters, Isabel Gonzales and husband, Filimon, Lena Archibeque and husband, Jerry, Netti Griego, Gloria Dominguez and husband, Roger, Esther Archibeque and husband, Johnny, Laura Moya, Sandra Lucero and husband, Jose (Henry), Kathy Rivera and husband, Donald. She is also survived by one sister, Ramona M. Mora; three sisters-in-law, Lucy Baca, Lucaria Moya and Emilia Moya; 26 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her family and all whose lives she touched. Rosary will be recited Friday, 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo, with Robb Sisneros reciting. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Interment will take place at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery. Friends may visit at the church on Friday, from 6:00 p.m. until the Rosary. Pallbearers will be Rudy Gonzales, Eddie Gonzales, Jerald Archibeque, Danny Lucero, Matt Armenta, Ernie Baldonado, Abie Moya, Manuel Moya, Brian Chavez and Michael Lucero. Honorary pallbearers are Andrew Gonzales, Chris Baldonado and Daniel Rivera. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
Leroy"Roy" Padilla, our loving"Pampo" has left us to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 30, 1998. He is survived by his wife, Angie Padilla of Rio Rancho; daughters, Frieda Sisneros and husband, Jim of Albuquerque and Catherine Montoya of Rio Rancho; sons, James Padilla and fiancee, Dorothy of Albuquerque, Daniel Padilla and wife, Loida, Gathan Vincent Padilla, all of Rio Rancho, Leroy Padilla and Martin Padilla; eight grandchildren; sisters, Helen Martinez of Peralta, Domie Gonzales, Gloria Romero, Bertha Lucero and husband, Gene, and Patsy Riley and husband, John, all of Albuquerque; and brothers, Chris Padilla and wife, Joyce of Bosque Farms, Cruz Padilla, Jr. of Albuquerque, and Richard Padilla and wife, Debbie of Taos. Prayer service will be held Friday, 7:00 p.m., at First Spanish Baptist Church, 2804 Bel Air Dr. NE, with Pastor Bernie Moraga officiating. Services will be held Saturday, 10:00 a.m., at First Spanish Baptist Church, with Pastor Bernie Moraga officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may visit First Spanish Baptist Church, Friday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
Mary Sawtelle, 78, passed away September 30, 1998 after a battle with cancer and Parkinson's disease. She went to rest in the arms of Jesus and Mary. She is survived by husband, Marcus P. Sawtelle; sons, Marcus Sawtelle, Martin Sawtelle; daughter, Martha Hargrove of Arkansas; brothers, Ernest Archibeque and wife, Genevieve, George Archibeque, Mike Archibeque and wife, Darlene, all of Albuquerque; sisters, Ramona Everett and husband, Robert of Kingsville, TX, Virginia Archibeque of Albuquerque; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, family and friends. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 1998 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery Chapel with burial to follow. The family wishes to thank Hospice for their excellent help and care. Arrangements by Direct Services, 4501 4th NW, 343-8008.
Lisa Christine Uhde, 24, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away September 28, 1998. She is survived by her parents, Gary Uhde of New Jersey and Pamela Gray of Chicago; grandmothers, Phyllis Uhde and Phoebe Denton, both of Albuquerque; a brother, Jessee Uhde of Las Cruces, NM; and numerous aunts and uncles. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 3, 1998, 2:00 p.m., at Central United Methodist Church, with Rev. Charles Crutchfield officiating. Hillcrest Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE, 265-5959.
Professor Albert E. Utton, of the UNM Faculty of Law, died September 29 at University Hospital, after a courageous fight with prostate cancer. Born in Aztec, NM, Al joined the law faculty in 1962, specializing in natural resources and international law. He was 67. He is survived by Mary, his wife of 40 years; their son, John Utton and John's wife, Rose; their daughter, Jennifer Fergusson, Jennifer's husband, Berkeley; and two grandsons, Berkeley Jr. and John; his brother, Arthur Utton and wife, Edna; and many cousins, nephews and nieces, many of whom still reside in the Farmington/Aztec area. Al graduated from UNM in 1953 with Phi Beta Kappa honors in Geology and then attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, receiving his law degree in 1956. After serving in England as assistant staff judge advocate in the United States Air Force, he returned to New Mexico and began his career at the University. Over the course of four decades, Al taught thousands of students and took an active part in University life and affairs. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the respected Natural Resources Journal and as Interim Dean of the Law School. In the field of international natural resources, he wrote numerous articles and books and helped to develop legal systems for the orderly and amicable use of shared natural, and particularly water, resources. His public citizenship also extended to participation in state and community affairs, serving as chairperson of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, the state Rhodes Scholar selection committee and the Albuquerque Labor Relations Board. For over 30 years, he was the secretary and director of the Albuquerque Committee on Foreign Relations. Active in democratic politics, he served as state manager of Robert Kennedy's 1968 presidential campaign. Al was the recipient of local, national and international awards, including selection for the UNM Annual Research Lecture, the Law School distinguished Service Achievement Award, and Aztec Eagle-the highest honor given by Mexico to a non-citizen"for service to Mexico and Humanity." Wherever he went, Al enjoyed meeting people, always exhibition a sense of humor, amiability and vitality. He was a devout parishioner and a devoted family man-a wonderful and loving husband and a generous and caring father. He will be profoundly missed. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, at St. John's Episcopal Cathedral, 318 Silver Avenue SW, Albuquerque. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Albert E. Utton Memorial Award in Natural Resources, UNM School of Law, 1117 Stanford NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131.
Ann J. Bessey, 74, a resident of Albuquerque since 1965, died Saturday, October 3, 1998. She is survived by her husband, Arthur H. Bessey of Albuquerque; son, Randol J. Davis and wife, Kathy of Arlington, TX; granddaughter, Angela Dawn Miller; and many nephews, nieces, family and friends. Ann was raised in Clovis, NM. She was secretary to the Loan Guaranty Officer for Veterans Administration. A private graveside service will he held in Clovis, NM. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE.
Marjorie P. Bothé, passed away on Friday, October 2, 1998. She has been a resident of Rio Rancho for the last 11 years. Marjorie was born on January 1, 1919 to Thomas J. Callahan and Teresa Burns in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Marjorie was a member of the Felician Sisters Auxiliary of Rio Rancho, worked with St. Felix pantry and was a choir member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church for many years. Marjorie is survived by her husband of 54 years, Manfred Bothé; sister-in-law Grace Callahan of Sunrise, Florida; brother-in-law Werner Bothé and wife, Pauline of Lake Hurst, New Jersey; cousin, Fanny Baumann of Butler, New Jersey; her nieces and nephews, Ann Terese Michaelson and husband, Jack, Jane and Jim Carroll, Adam Ratkevich, Ava Ratkevich, Alxis Ratkevich, Patricia and Fritz Braun, Karla Braun and Fritz Patrick Braun, all of Pembroke, Florida. Visitation will be on Monday, October 5 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Vista Verde Mortuary, 4310 Sara Road, Rio Rancho. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 6 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church with Rev. Guy Roberts as the celebrant. Arrangements by Vista Verde Mortuary, Rio Rancho.
Fred R. Callahan, 73, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, lost his short battle with cancer at home Saturday morning, October 3, 1998. He is survived by his loving wife, Priscilla of the family home and porch; eldest son, Mike and his wife, Romelia, sons, Craig and his wife, Cathy, Marvin and wife, Janelle, Kevin and wife, Joann; and only daughter Janell and her husband, Isaac. He is also survived by his nine precious grandchildren, Tyra, Shelice, Alena, Taneke, Ambyre, Jai-kob, Jádn and Baby Callahan. Fred also is survived by his eldest sister Regina Romero and husband, Paul, Lillian Roybal, Lawrence Callahan and wife, Bernadette, Lola Perkins, Richard Callahan, Mabel Padilla and husband Mike; and many nieces and nephews. Fred was a Veteran of WWII, having landed on the beaches at Normandy on D-Day and received a Purple Heart during the Battle of the Black Forest in 1942. He met Priscilla in Albuquerque in 1950 and married her in 1951. They enjoyed 48 years of wedded bliss, raising their family at 2208 Milton Ct. NW. Fred worked for 29 years at Sandia Labs in the Electronics Division before retiring in 1979. He later worked for Hilton Hotels, the South Seventh Senior Citizens Center and for the last ten years for Wackenhut at the New Mexico Federal Credit Union. Fred loved his home. He was an avid gardener and raised excellent chili every summer. He and his family spend many long, lazy hours on the front porch just talking and relaxing. His favorite outdoor activity was fishing with his sons and close friends. He fished all over Northern New Mexico all of his life. No trout of legal size was safe from his Zebco reel, corn, and his Old-timer pocket knife. He loved his old 1959 Chevrolet Apache truck,"the Sanford" and enjoyed taking his Sunday cruise to make the rounds between church, Old Town and old friends. He was extremely proud of all of his sons and his daughter in their abilities to work in meaningful careers and raise good families. But most of all, and the only thing that mattered, was the tremendous love he had for his wife Priscilla. He was a good man who touched all whom he met. We all loved him dearly. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 1998 at St. Therese Catholic Church. Immediately following the Rosary the family will gather at the Knights of Columbus, 609 14th St. NW, where friends are welcome to come and share refreshments. Cremation will take place and the family will have a private scattering. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family. Arrangements by Direct Services, 4501 4th St. NW.
Rita G. Erickson, age 59, passed away October 1, 1998 at a local hospital. A graveside service will be held Sunday, October 4, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. in Fairview Memorial Park, 700 Yale Ave. SE. Donations may be made to Presbyterian Hospice, 8300 Constitution Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110 or a charity of your choice. Strong-Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, in charge of arrangements.
Randy Gutierrez, 38, a lifetime resident of Tijeras, NM, died Saturday, October 3, 1998. He is survived by his two sons, Randy Gutierrez, Jr. and Salvador Gutierrez both of Tijeras; parents, Cresenciano and Reyes Gutierrez, Sr. of Tijeras; companion, Cruz Gonzales of Tijeras; grandfather, Mauricio Garcia of Albuquerque; seven brothers, Elizario Gutierrez and wife, Cecilia of Estancia NM, Daniel Gutierrez and wife, Dula, Eddie Gutierrez and wife, Judy all of Carnuel, NM, Gilbert Gutierrez and wife, Susie, Anthony Gutierrez, Felix Gutierrez and wife, Veronica, and Cresenciano Gutierrez, Jr. and wife, Jeannette all of Tijeras, five sisters, Margaret Gutierrez of Albuquerque, Celina Gonzales, Ernestina King and husband, Billy, Kiki Griego and husband, Anthony and Linda Lucero and husband, Ernie all of Tijeras. Mr. Gutierrez was preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Gutierrez. Rosary will be recited Monday, 7:00 p.m. at Hold Child Catholic Church in Tijeras. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. at Holy Child Catholic Church in Tijeras, with Father John Carney, Celebrant. Pallbearers will be Eddie Gutierrez, Gilbert Gutierrez, Felix Gutierrez, Cresenciano Gutierrez Jr., Anthony Gutierrez, and Thomas Griego. Honorary Pallbearers will be Elizario Gutierrez and Daniel Gutierrez. French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE.
Ann Henson, 56, a resident of Albuquerque since 1963, died Thursday, October 1, 1998. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Jim Henson of Albuquerque; daughters, Pam Folkner and husband, John and Kelly Abdalla and husband, Chris, all of Albuquerque; grandson, Jack Folkner; and sisters, Judy Valentine of The Woodlands, TX and Jane Collum of San Antonio, TX. Services will be held Monday, 2:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE, with Pastor Ken Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Pallbearers will be Howard Mock, Red Berry, Al Moorhead, and Doug Clark. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, 5800 Lomas NE 87110. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.
Robert Clifton Longenette, born May 7, 1934 in Tuppersplains, Ohio, lovingly known as"Uncle Bob" to his family and friends, passed away quietly at his home September 30, 1998. He was 64 years old. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sheila Sue; a son, Robert Jeffrey; a daughter, Sheryl Lynn; four grandchildren, Jason, Sara, Alex and Traci, all of Albuquerque; and nieces and nephews that were especially dear to him; three brothers, Duane and Clifford of Ohio and Charles of Colorado. He was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Ramsey. Mr. Longenette has been associated with Jehovah's Witnesses for 31 years and was presently serving as an Elder in the South Congregation. He also served as a Volunteer Christian Construction worker in many parts of the United States, also in both South and Central America and West Africa. He was a source of great encouragement to many people with Spiritual Sons and Daughters worldwide. There will be a memorial service for"Uncle Bob" Friday, October 9, 1998 at 6:00 p.m. It will be held at the South Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2605 Foothill Rd. SW. David Johannsen officiating. Special thanks to the Veterans Administration, Doctors and staff. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the World Wide Preaching Work of Jehovah's Witnesses.
William Conwell Mooney, 81, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 1998. Bill was born July 20, 1917 in Oglesby, Texas. He moved to Floydada, Texas in 1923. Red graduated from high school in 1936, where he played football, basketball and track. While attending school he was a member of the Future Farmers of America for three years. In 1936, he attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM on a football scholarship. Bill transferred to New Mexico A & M (now New Mexico State University) in Las Cruces, NM in 1938, where he graduated on January 15, 1941 with a major in Vocational Agriculture Education. Red took a Vocational Agriculture and General Science teaching job in Las Lunas, NM in March 1941. On June 30, 1942, he entered the US Army and took his basic training at Camp Roberts, CA. Bill then taught school to a group of illiterate students for eight months at Camp Brutner, NC. He wrote letters home for the students because all they knew was how to play cards and dice. Red then became Cadre with the Thirteenth Airborne. He stayed with them and went overseas January 1945. Bill went to ETOC European Theater of Operations in England, France and Germany. He also spent some time as a Glider pilot. Bill left the service in 1946 and took a job with Superintendent Earl Nunn of Des Moines, where he taught Vocational Agriculture and General Science. He then went to Roy, NM in 1947. Red moved to Springer, NM in 1948, where he taught Vocational Agriculture and Drivers Education. He would spend many extra hours with his FFA students who won many state contests because of his caring ways. Many of the students taught by Bill would become future teachers in New Mexico. Mr. Mooney retired in 1977 from teaching and then spent many hours at the Springer Senior Center playing pool and dominos. The center has lost a very special person and faithful participant. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Cooper and Deliah Susie (Griffen) Mooney; sister, Dora Williams Lyles; brothers, NB (Nazareth Byrd) and Billy Griffen. His cousins, Byrd Terral (Buster Mooney), Farmington, NM and Jo Beth Walker, Lubbock, TX survive him. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Alderette and Pomroy Funeral Home, Raton, NM for burial in Floydada, TX. Bill requested that memorial contributions be made to the Springer Citizens Center. A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Springer, NM on October 10, 1998 at 10:00 a.m.
Christine L. Neun, 78, a resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, October 1, 1998. She is survived by her husband, George Neun of the family home; daughters, Mary Stiles and husband, John of Albuquerque, Linda Eitzen and husband, Richard of Albuquerque and Georgia Simpson and husband, James of Hanover, PA; grandchildren, Dr. Trey Stiles, Kelly Stiles and Michael Simpson. She was born on May 25, 1920 in Denver, CO, where she married George Neun on June 15, 1941. They moved to Albuquerque in 1949 and lived in Kwajalein, Marshall Islands for almost ten years, but kept their home in Albuquerque during that time. She enjoyed many years of sewing, painting and embroidery as a member of Embroidery Guild of America. Memorial services will be held Monday, 3:00 p.m., at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE, with Rev. Patrick Pollard officiating.
Laura O. Wakefield, 81, a resident of Albuquerque since 1944, died Wednesday, September 30, 1998. She is survived by her son, Rodney L. Wakefield and wife, Rita; granddaughters, Melissa Wakefield and Brandy Wakefield; and sister, Alma Childers. Services will be held Monday, 10:00 a.m., at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-Montano Ward, 1100 Montano Rd. NW, with Bishop Carl Osborn conducting. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE, Sunday, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Dr. Thomas Wayne Walker, PhD, a retired Lt. Colonel from Kirtland AFB, born on March 18, 1943, passed away September 24, 1998. He is survived by his mother, Nancy Walker; a brother, Dennis Walker; a son, Jeffrey Walker; and daughter, Stacy Anderson and her husband, Jeff. A private family service will be held in Chama, NM. Cremation arrangements were made by the Sunrise Society, 89-8200.
Alfred Wasserman, 93 years, a resident of Albuquerque for the last five years, formerly a resident of Winthrop, MA for 55 years, and maintained a summer residence in North Belgrade, ME for 39 years, passed away Friday, October 2, 1998. He was the loving husband of Pearl Cushner Wasserman and loving father to Gerald Wasserman, both of whom preceded him in death. He was also the loving father and father-in-law of Robert Wasserman and wife, Patty Parks-Wasserman and loving grandfather to Lani, Zachary and Brett Wasserman of Corrales, NM. He was loved as"Uncle Al" by numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Mr. Wasserman was an attorney and a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association since 1927. A private family service is planned. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the American Cancer Society. The cremation arrangements are entrusted to Sunrise Society of New Mexico, 891-8200.
Dr. Lawrence Wilson, 54, a resident of Albuquerque for several years, died Thursday, October 1, 1998. He is survived by his love and soulmate, Jacque Owen of Albuquerque and Plainview, TX; son, Loren Wilson of Okanawa, Japan. Dr. Wilson was a faculty advisor at Century University in Albuquerque. He was the president of ARIS, Inc. Services will be held on Monday, 10:30 a.m. at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, 1111 University Blvd. NE. Interment will take place at Plainview Cemetery on Tuesday. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. Eldon Johnson, Dr. Tom Burgess, Dr. Bill Mayhall, Les Lampkin, Hank Bayless, and Tony LeBlanc. Friends may visit French Mortuary, Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.