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- 04/15/14--00:00: _Obituary for CANDEL...
- 04/15/14--00:00: _Obituary for ALEXANDER
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for WILLARD
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for VUKOSO...
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for TRUJILLO
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for SOUTHWARD
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for SMALLWOOD
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for SCHIRO
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for MCCRARY
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for MC DOU...
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for LUJAN
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for LUCERO
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for LOWERY
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for LEE
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for LEASE
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for JARAMILLO
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for HYMEL
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for HUNTER
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for HAWKINS
- 04/17/14--00:00: _Obituary for GERZON
- 04/15/14--00:00: Obituary for CANDELARIA
- 04/15/14--00:00: Obituary for ALEXANDER
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for WILLARD
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for VUKOSOVICH
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for TRUJILLO
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for SOUTHWARD
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for SMALLWOOD
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for SCHIRO
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for MCCRARY
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for MC DOUGALL
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for LUJAN
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for LUCERO
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for LOWERY
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for LEE
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for LEASE
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for JARAMILLO
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for HYMEL
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for HUNTER
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for HAWKINS
- 04/17/14--00:00: Obituary for GERZON
CANDELARIA, EVA P. Age 90, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 14, 2014. She is survived by her son, Patrick Candelaria; grandchildren Shane Candelaria and wife, Wendy, Eva Marie Candelaria, and Renee Chavez; and great-grandchildren Nathan Candelaria, Monica Sanchez, and Ashley Moya. Eva was preceded in death by her husband, Toribio "Toby" Candelaria; sons Ernest Candelaria and Steve Candelaria; and her twin sister, Lily Fierro. Mrs. Candelaria retired from General Electric. She was a lifelong parishioner at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Services are pending. Please visit our online guestbook for Eva at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
ALEXANDER, FRANK D. Age 90, of Albuquerque, went to be with the Lord Saturday, April 12, 2014. Frank was a man of great vision, inspiring others to follow their own dreams. After serving in the Army in WWII, he began a career with Electro-Motive Inc., a subsidiary of General Motors in Illinois. Frank came to Albuquerque to work for Sandia National Labs. He later owned and operated Alexander Construction Co. and was a founder of the German Shorthaired Pointer Club in New Mexico. He loved his dogs, having trained numerous national champions, and "Little Big Man", an "All Age" national champion. Visitation will take place Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Wyoming. Services will be held Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:00 a.m., also at FRENCH - Wyoming. Interment with military honors will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:15 p.m. Please visit our online guestbook for Mr. Alexander at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
WILLARD, BETTY &Quot;BOOPY&Quot; Age 67, passed away suddenly on Sunday, April 6, 2014. She was born in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, on October 15, 1946, to Marcel Cools and Georgina Bowens. She was preceded in death by her parents Marcel and Geogette Cools. Betty is survived by her husband Bill; daughters Jamie Domain (Jeff), Therese Ruddell (Jeremy), Elizabeth Robertson (Aaron); four grandchildren Cole Burke, Tessa Ruddell, and McKenna Robertson; and brother Guido Cools. The family will be celebrating Betty's life 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque. A potluck will be served. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-884-1188
VUKOSOVICH, BONNIE JUNE Age 78, passed away April 15, 2014. She is survived by her children, Cellia "Anna" Hoyle and husband Charles "Toby", John R "J R" Vukosovich and wife August, Joe Vukosovich and wife Andrea; grandchildren, Stephanie, Robert "Dude", Ryan, Joseph, Reann, Stephen, Shelby, Tristan, Ethan, Trevor, Aidan and Connor "Ragnar" and many other family and friends including her pets. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny and her parents, Tom and Cellia. Bonnie was a fiercely devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a serious and diehard Dallas Cowboy fan. Bonnie enjoyed needle work, crocheting, and playing the slots. Services will be held Monday, April 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at FRENCH - Lomas with burial to follow in Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guest book for Bonnie at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
TRUJILLO, ANITA Anita Trujillo, age 59, went to be with thee Almighty on 4/10/14. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend any one could ask for. She was a woman of strong faith, she gave willingly and asked nothing in return and she forgave all who wronged her. Viewing for family only service will be held with her ashes on 4/19/14 10:00 am at The Rock Worship Center, 19616 M. Hwy 314, Belen NM 87002.
SOUTHWARD, HAROLD June 22, 1930 - Apr. 10, 2014 Harold passed away peacefully at home at the age of 83. He was born in Headrick, OK and grew up in Friona, TX. While serving in the U.S. Army, he was stationed in Baltimore, MD where he met his future wife, Janet. They married on July 3, 1954 in Baltimore. He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in physics and mathematics from West Texas State College in 1951, his Master of Arts in 1957, and Doctor of Philosophy in Physics in 1958 from the University of Texas, Austin. He worked at Mobil Oil in Dallas, TX before moving to Albuquerque in 1963 to teach electrical engineering at the University of New Mexico. During his tenure at UNM, he served as Dean of Engineering Research, Associate Chair of the Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering Department, and on various advisory boards. He consulted on projects for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories. He retired from UNM in 1993 after 29 years. He also enjoyed working as a realtor and playing the piano. He was preceded in death by his parents, James R. and Willie Lee Southward and his brothers and sisters. He is survived by wife, Janet Southward; his children James Southward, Karen Dunkin, Sharon Goshorn, and Paul Southward; his grandchildren Alexander and Derek Southward, Daniel and Lynzie Camera, Amanda Stuart and Kelli Desmond, and Caitlyn, Megan, and Lillian Southward; and his great-grandchildren Madison and Lennon Camera, Logan Fowkes, Ryan and Andrew Stuart, and Connor Desmond. He was loved tremendously and will be missed by his family and friends. His family would like to thank the staff at Footprints for providing care and comfort during his declining health. A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, April 18 at 10:00 at Los Altos Christian Church, 11900 Haines NE, Albuquerque, NM.
SMALLWOOD, CAMILLE H. Camille Smallwood, 72, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, was called home by the Lord April 11, 2014. A resident of Albuquerque since 1967, she was born in El Paso and raised in and around Fort Hancock and Dell City, TX. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, David Smallwood; her daughter, Robin Seaman and son-in-law Dale Seaman of Albuquerque; her son, Joel Smallwood and daughter-in-law Laurie of Eugene, OR; her daughter, Kellie Bischoff & son-in-law Michael Bischoff of Albuquerque; her daughter, Heather Smallwood of Albuquerque; her sister, Kate Owens of Snyder, TX; and her grandchildren, T.J. and Samantha Seaman of Albuquerque; as well as many nieces, nephews, and family friends. Formerly a nurse at St. Joseph's hospital in Albuquerque, Mrs. Smallwood was a long-time member of Asbury United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She loved cooking, traveling, reading, birdhouses, flowers, country and gospel music, tea with astronomical amounts of ice, and her family, friends, and pets. Camille was known to all as a generous soul who embodied Christ's spirit of loving everyone as they were and was considered family by many who knew her. Friends may visit FRENCH - Wyoming on Friday, April 18, 2014 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Services will be held Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 12:00 Noon at Asbury United Methodist Church, 10000 Candelaria NE, with a reception to follow. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, at 2:30 p.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the National Organization for Rare Diseases, www.rarediseases.org Please visit our online guestbook for Camille Smallwood at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
SCHIRO, DOROTHY ELENA Age 92, passed away April 13, 2014 at her home in Edgewood, NM. She is survived by her husband Victor; two children: daughter, April Hein and son, Steven Herbek; grandchildren, Heather Nelson and Brendon Herbeck and two great- grandchildren. Dorothy, a young English girl, was born and raised in a Chicago Italian neighborhood. While living in Hot Springs, AR she belonged to the Coast Guard Auxiliary on Lake Hamilton. They moved to Edgewood, NM to be close to her family. Her memberships include: The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and The Edgewood Garden Club, Monday Night DWTS club and the Friday Morning Coffee clauche. Dorothy loved spending time with all her family, friends, and pets. She will be dearly missed. Friends and family will gather at the family home on Friday April 18, 2014, between 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. to remember Dorothy's life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The New Mexico Animal Humane Society, www.animalhumanenm.org. Please visit our online guest book for Dorothy at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
MCCRARY, MLLE Mlle McCrary passed away in her home in T or C on Monday, April 14, 2014. She was beloved by her family and will be greatly missed. She was born in Clovis, NM on July 1, 1929 to Bartie and Cecil Scott. Mlle was a long-time resident of Albuquerque and currently resided in T or C with her son, Bill. Mlle was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard McCrary; her sister, Mildred Wenk; and her brother, Donald "Buddy" Scott. Mlle was an avid outdoors person that enjoyed traveling and fishing. Her sons, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their children attribute their love of nature to her. Some of her happiest times were spent fishing with her family. She also relished spending time at casinos with her son, Bill. Mlle is survived by her aunt, Madge Lundy; her sons, Roy (Ivona) McCrary and Bill; grandsons, Devin (Cedar) and Casey McCrary; five nieces especially Pat (Larry) Lodge and Gayle (Jim) Cheverie, and Cheryl (Ray) Montoya; nephew, Michael (Gail) Scott; and four great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held at Kirikos Family Funeral Home, 303 N. Cedar, T or C, NM on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Memorial services will be conducted on Friday, April 18, 2014, 2:00 p.m., at FRENCH - University, followed by interment at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Devin McCrary, Casey McCrary, Clay Ivey, Larry Lodge, Michael Scott, and Ray Montoya. Honorary pallbearers will be Curtis Scott, Nathan Montoya, Jim Cheverie, Benny Paschall, and Toby Walters. Please visit our online guestbook for Mlle at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
MC DOUGALL, PAULA Paula Clark was born February 5, 1950. She died February 27, 2014. She was born in Albuquerque, NM and died in Kettle Falls, WA. She was preceded in death by her son, Jeremy Brooks, her brothers, Peter and John Clark, and her husband Douglas McDougall. She is survived by her family who loved her very much, her daughters, Tisha Romero her husband, Wayne Hearn, Jessica Brooks; her parents John and Vivian Clark; her sisters, Maridith Dressler and Connie Warren; aunt and uncle Thomas and Dixie Lopez who were very close to her; cousins Cathy McMurray, Carlotta Spiess & Cindy Lopez, their husbands and children; her grandchildren, Arielle, Mariah, Haelee, Jacob, Erin, Gaige, Jaidyn, Isabella and Alijah; nephews Kriss Dressler and Cody & Chase Warren. She is also survived by her little dog, Bruiser. She graduated Highland High School and attended UNM one year. She was married to Steven Brooks and Douglas McDougall. She worked for Suburban Mortgage for many years. When she was younger she enjoyed swimming, skiing and scuba diving. Everyone who ate her good bread and other foods appreciated her cooking skills. All her family and friends really adored her quirky sense of humor. She was also a gifted artist who enjoyed many aspects of the talent. A memorial was held in Barstow, WA. Memorial will be held at the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living, 2801 Louisiana NE, 2:00 PM on April 19, 2014. All family and friends who wish to attend are invited.
LUJAN, MARIE Y. age 78, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away on April 15, 2014. Mrs. Lujan was preceded in death by her husband, Teodoro Lujan. Mrs. Lujan is survived by her children, Patrick Lujan, Jerald Lujan and wife, Sandy, CharlotteViola Lovato and husband, Victor; sister, Grace Baca and husband, Chano; grandchildren, Amber and husband, Kael, Jason and wife, Patricia, Joshua, Adelina, Francisco and Kaitlyn; great-grandchildren, MariaElena, Alyssa, Santiago, Jax, Antonio and Alana; sisters-in-law, Rachel Silva, Erlinda Ortiz, Elvira Dietz, Theresa Lujan and husband, Tony, Prescelia Lujan, Ruth Lujan, and Priscilla Lujan; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Marie was a very caring, loving and giving Mother, Nana and Big Nana. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna NW from 9:45 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 10:15 a.m. by Patricia Muniz Roberts; Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joshua Lovato, Francisco Lovato, Nep Rodriguez, Michael Lujan, Rick Baca, David Chavez, Jonathan Lujan, and Joe Chavez. Honorary pallbearers will be Moises (Moe) De La Fuente and Rick Rodriguez. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Gentiva Hospice as well as family and friends who have supported them through this difficult time with love, care and prayers. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuarymortuary.inc. to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW (505)243-7861
LUCERO, ROY Age 69, resident of Elephant Butte since 2006, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014. He is survived by his spouse, Ginny of Elephant Butte; children, Angela (Terry), Christina, Melissa (Jeannene), Shawn (Temperance) and Shannan; 14 grandchildren who he is proud of; five great-grandchildren; and eight brothers and sisters, Eileen, Dennis (Jennie), Robert (Pam), Carolyn, Kathy, Lorraine (Jerry), Tony (Peggy) and Lizzie. He was a retired Master Sergeant from the US Air Force; Commander of American Legion Post 44 in Elephant Butte; life-time member of the VFW; and a member of the Moose Lodge in Elephant Butte. Services will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at FRENCH - Westside, 9300 Golf Course Rd NW. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Legion Post 44, PO Box 1073, Elephant Butte, NM 87935. Please visit our online guestbook for Roy at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Westside 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
LOWERY, MITCHELL LANE Mitchell L. Lowery, born on September 4, 1982 to Charles and Laura in Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly as the result of a tragic accident on April 11, 2014. Mitch is survived by his loving wife Marisol; sister Meghan Finger with whom he was very close and her husband David of Denver, Colorado; his very special Aunt Sue Cheshire and her husband Steve of Albuquerque; Uncle Steve Page and his wife Karen of Lincoln Nebraska; Uncle Scott Page & his wife Marcia of Denver Colorado; Aunt Ruth Lowery-Ross and her partner Janice of Sandia Park New Mexico; Aunt Phyllis Marcum and her best friend Pat of Murrieta, California; Uncle David Lowery and his wife Katie of Fullerton, California; cousins Blaine with son Gil, Colin, and Derek with son Griffin Cheshire, Kevin Page and Christy Poska with daughter Kaitlyn, Nathan, Amy, and Jeffery Page, Krista and Lukas Lowery-Ross, Maile Sergeant with son Landon, Jessie, and Tristan Marcum; Grandmother Connie Page; and of course his ever loving and devoted parents Chuck and Laura. Mitch is preceded in death by his Grandparents Bob and Alberta Lowery, and his special friend and papa Laurence E. Page who was very fond of Mitch. Mitch was close to everyone in his extended family and all his friends; he was considered an unbelievably nice person by everyone. Mitch had a kind, loving heart and could only found good things to say about anyone. Mitch was a student of life and studied continually earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Mitch was a Production Manager at FFP Manufacturing while pursuing his work in biochemistry. Mitchell was an accomplished photographer and his panoramic landscape and nature photographs are exceptional. Mitch loved animals and the outdoors, camping, fishing, and hiking and has some simply amazing and true fish stories. Mitchell loved gardening with his dog Mimi by his side. Mitch was a champion swimmer in his youth winning many medals, often against competition older than he; Mitch was also a talented soccer player with AUFC and traveled around the Southwest competing in many tournaments, usually on the winning team. We are all blessed to have Mitch in our lives, he remains forever in our hearts; the void left by his passing will be very difficult to fill. A private service for Mitchell will be held and there will be an open house on Saturday April 19, 2014 from 4-7pm at 1512 Pinnacle View NE.
LEE, LEILA ROSE Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, mentor and matriarch, Leila Rose Lee, born February 19, 1943 in Springer, New Mexico, passed unexpectedly April 14, 2014 to join her daughter Donna and brother Dave. She taught us how to live and appreciate this wonderful life as a 'present' and to learn from the past. She was a true New Mexico pioneer that was hard-working and fun-loving but mostly she was the inspiration that kept our very large, happy extended family alive! She is survive by Eddie K. Lee, husband for the past 34 years; her daughter, Sandy K. Lujan (husband Rick); sons, Gary (spouse Kim) Snoeberger and Kenny (spouse Kami) Snoeberger, Mike Lee (spouse Kathy) and Dean Lee. Grandchildren, Sara (spouse Kevin) Austin, Eric Scannell and fiancee Anngeleen Montano, Josh Barton-Lujan, Shelby Snoeberger, Kenzie Snoeberger, Kole Snoeberger, Ashley Lee, Jessica Lee, and Heather Lee; sister, Jean (spouse) Joe Thompson; Aunt Nada Walls and her constant companion Maddison. Family will celebrate her life and memories on Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:00pm, at Daniels Family Funeral Services-Carlisle Chapel, 3113 Carlisle NE, Albuquerque, NM. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-884-1188
LEASE, GORDON CARVER SR. was born August 5, 1946 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Albuquerque. Gordon Honorably served his country in the US Navy and was an active member of American Legion Post 49. He will be remembered as an amazingly respected man in the auto industry in Albuquerque, where he owned and operated numerous auto dealerships for many years. He then enjoyed working at U-Haul for several years, before his health prohibited him from working any more. Gordon's passion was golf and spending time with his friends. He was greatly loved and will be truly missed. He is survived by his children, Katie Mae and husband Terry, Donna Martinez and husband James, Gordon Jr., Lori Ann Subbert and husband Lonne; seven grandchildren; brothers, Robert Lease and Kevin Hart; sister, Michelle Posey; as well as several other family members and friends. A graveside service will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Friday, April 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm, with US Navy Honors. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
JARAMILLO, ERLINDA BUSTOS July 1, 1933 - April 15, 2014 Erlinda has gone to be with the Lord and services are pending. Please visit Erlinda's online guestbook at www.SalazarMortuary.com. SALAZAR MORTUARY 400 Third St. SW 242-1133
HYMEL, MICHELE ANN Michele Hymel, caring wife, nurturing mom and doting nana, passed away on April 9, 2014. She fought the good fight against a terrible cancer, and in the company of her loving family, she shed her mortal bonds and began a new and amazing journey. As Michele wished, she has been cremated. Her life force has been released, and she is now anywhere and everywhere. One need only look where nature's beauty endures, and she will be waiting for you. You might find her at sunset frolicking with dolphins in the glassy curl of a breaking wave. You might catch her leading a chevron of flying geese high above the bosque that cradles New Mexico's lifeblood. You will see Michele in the intricate patterns and dazzling fabrics of a handmade quilt. She never made enough quilts, and she kept creating almost to the end, driven by her love of the art and in spite of physical hardships. Michele wishes that no flowers be sent, as she enjoyed their vibrant blooms so much more when their roots were anchored firmly in the dirt. Plant a flower in her memory or make a donation, or lend a helping hand, or share a kind word. Michele invites all who know her and care for her to come together on May 19th at Elena Gallegos-Kiwanis at 10:00 am. After an informal but heartfelt memorial service, you are welcome to share in a bruchtime potluck in the foothills of the Sandias. She will be smiling as we celebrate a life lived well with stories that bring forth laughter and tears.
HUNTER, DOROTHY &Quot;DOT&Quot; Dot's friends and family could always count on her for a good country song, a bright smile and a perfect piece of chocolate pound cake. A truly caring and selfless woman, Dorothy "Dot" Hunter died peacefully in her Albuquerque home on Friday, April 11, 2014. Meeting Dot, as her friends knew her, was feeling a warmth and love that you knew her family experienced every day. Born to Ruth and E.G. Tims in Stephenville, Texas, on April 21, 1934, Dorothy spent most of her life in Espanola, N.M., working hard and raising her family. Dorothy was one of the first tellers at Valley National Bank in Espanola, and later retired from her career as an accountant for Hunter Motor Company in 1999. In her spare time, she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir at Valley View Methodist Church. She spent a joyful life traveling, hosting family gatherings, working in her community and, most importantly, she was filled with the love of the family. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Beverly Gallegos and husband, Steve; grandchildren, Melanie Salazar and Ramon Gallegos; and great-grandson, Caden Salazar Floyd, who carry and share the love, joy and light she gave to them. Dorothy is reunited with her dearest love and husband, C.L. Hunter of Espanola; her parents; and siblings, Floyd Tims, Betty Dickerson and Eloise Velarde. The Gallegos and Salazar families would like to offer thanks to those that provided kind support and care to Dorothy, including caregivers, Isidra and Betty Contreras. A special thank you goes to Teles De la Cruz, Dot's close friend, confidant, and caregiver. Services will be held on Saturday, April 19th at 11:00 am at FRENCH-University. Interment will follow for Dorothy and C.L. at Sunset Memorial Park at 924 Menaul Blvd NE. Reverend Dennis Heffner will officiate for the services Please visit our online guestbook for Dorothy at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
HAWKINS, ELVIRA Elvira Aragon Garcia Hawkins, 80, of Los Lunas, passed away Tuesday, April 15, at her home in Los Lunas. Elvira was born November 16, 1933, in Peralta, N.M. She was sealed for time & all eternity to Clyde Hawkins in the Albuquerque, New Mexico Temple in March 2003. Elvira Served a Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints in the Houston Texas Mission in 1956 and was a life long member of the same Church. She is preceded in death by her parents Juan Jesus Aragon and Bersabe Toledo, her two sisters Erlinda Aragon and Emma Carriaga. She is survived by her siblings, Nila Pino, Joe Aragon, Inez Aragon, John Aragon, Gilbert Aragon, Albert Aragon, Lorenzo Aragon and Lorraine Aragon. Nieces and Nephews Sarah Haynes, Sammie Moore, Raul Aragon, Irma Miguel, and Bayley Aragon. Services will be held at the LDS Church on James and HWY 314 in Los Lunas on Saturday April. 19, 2014 at 10am. With a viewing at 9am.
GERZON, FLORENCE C. (CALOMINO) age 74, passed into Eternal Life on April 14, 2014. Florence was preceded by her loving husband James L. Gerzon, son Ray, parents Fred and Bella Calomino, and brother Junior. She is survived by her son James; daughter Connie; son Fred (Margaret); daughter Michelle; and brothers Frank and Joseph (Donna). "Nanny" is survived by her grandchildren Dan (Kristy), Glen, Jamilee, Morgan, Amanda, and Nick; and great-grandchildren Leah and Matthew. Florence lived her life with grace and courage through 45 years of Multiple Sclerosis. She not only survived, she also lived fully. She handled every person and situation she met with her strength, her positive outlook, and most importantly her faith. Her husband James devoted himself to her care and she truly flourished. Florence and James welcomed people into their home with compassion and an eagerness to share their enthusiasm for life. Florence enjoyed cooking superb meals and she believed food was a vital pleasure to be savored with others. Shortly before she passed she said "I love you" and she said "goodnight." We are grateful for her peace now in eternal rest and we will find strength in remembering her absolute love for us. Florence will continue to live through the memories of others. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 at Gabaldon Mortuary, 1000 Old Coors Drive SW. Final services to be held in Chicago.