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- 04/19/14--00:00: _Obituary for RYAN
- 04/19/14--00:00: _Obituary for RAMIREZ
- 04/19/14--00:00: _Obituary for MONTANO
- 04/19/14--00:00: _Obituary for GALLEGOS
- 04/19/14--00:00: _Obituary for ELLIS
- 04/19/14--00:00: _Obituary for DAVIS
- 04/19/14--00:00: _Obituary for CORDOV...
- 04/19/14--00:00: _Obituary for AGUILAR
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for WINFIELD
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for WILMETH
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for VUKOSO...
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for TRANTHAM
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for TAYS
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for TAYLOR
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for STANCO
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for SOUSA
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for SOLIS ...
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for SIMPSON
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for SIGLAR
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for SHEPPARD
- 04/19/14--00:00: Obituary for RYAN
- 04/19/14--00:00: Obituary for RAMIREZ
- 04/19/14--00:00: Obituary for MONTANO
- 04/19/14--00:00: Obituary for GALLEGOS
- 04/19/14--00:00: Obituary for ELLIS
- 04/19/14--00:00: Obituary for DAVIS
- 04/19/14--00:00: Obituary for CORDOVA-MARTINEZ
- 04/19/14--00:00: Obituary for AGUILAR
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for WINFIELD
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for WILMETH
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for VUKOSOVICH
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for TRANTHAM
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for TAYS
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for TAYLOR
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for STANCO
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for SOUSA
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for SOLIS VARELA
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for SIMPSON
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for SIGLAR
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for SHEPPARD
RYAN, LEO D. Age 94, passed away from natural causes on April 14, 2014 at home surrounded by family. He was born February 18, 1920 in Lock Haven Pennsylvania, seventh of twelve children to Harry J. and Lynetta (Beck) Ryan. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Harry J. Jr., William, Charles, E. Anthony, Joseph and A. Mark, sisters Eva Mae, Caroline, Rose, Kathleen and Marguerite. Leo married Kathleen L. Nichols, who survives him, on March 20, 1943. They recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. They have two sons, David B. and Joseph A. who also survive. Additionally, he is survived by by numerous nieces and nephews. Leo served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II. He worked for Piper Aircraft Company of Lock Haven, PA, prior to his service. He graduated from Lock Haven State Teachers College with a Bachelors Degree in Education. He moved his family to Albuquerque in 1956 and worked on the Sandia Base as a Security Specialist for the Defense Atomic Support Agency and later the Defense Nuclear Agency until his retirement. Leo enjoyed his hobbies of photography and cassette tape correspondence with people across the country and around the world. He loved traveling, especially to Laughlin, NV where the Colorado River reminded him of his beloved Susquehanna. He was a member of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church. Burial will take place at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Monday, April 21st at 1:30pm.
RAMIREZ, MARCOS AURELIO Age 40, a resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, April 14th, 2014. He is survived by his spouse, Maggie Siebert of Albuquerque, New Mexico; brother, Ruben Ramirez of Denver, Colorado; father, Ernesto Ramirez of Albuquerque, New Mexico; mother, Judith Anderson of Bisbee, Arizona; grandmother, Ileen Mattson; niece, Piper; and nephew, Finn. Marcos was a video editor at KRQE News Station, Channel 13. He will be remembered for his service to many local nonprofits, such as New Mexico Indy Media; his work on various documentary film projects, such as Yellow Fever; and his involvement in local activism and progressive political projects, such as Progressive New Mexico Radio Show (the podcast!). A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 9:00 AM at the Guild Cinema, 3405 Central Avenue, 87106, in Albuquerque.
MONTANO, MARY J. (GARCIA) Age 92, went to be with The Lord on April 11, 2014. Mary (called Nanny by her grandchildren and great- grandchildren), a lifelong resident of Old Town and Albuquerque's South Valley, was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, Patricio (Pat) M. Montano, her parents Luisa Lopez Garcia and Ambrosio Garcia, brothers Ambrosio Jr. and Joe, sister Emma, and her grandson Kyle Almeida. Mary is survived by her daughter Patricia (Patsy) McDaniel and her husband Don, and their daughter Jennifer and son Sean; son LeRoy Montano; daughters Rebecca Baker and Elizabeth Almeida and her husband Rich. She is also survived by grandchildren Jennifer, Haley, Christopher, and Nicole; by great-grandchildren Amara, Mason, Dalton, and Tyler; and by her sister Eloisa Rozzi. Mary's mother died when Mary was just 13, placing her in the motherhood role for her younger brothers and sisters, and making her widowed father heavily dependent upon her. When Mary's sisters grew older, Mary worked outside the home for the Bluestein family. Mary, a devoted Catholic, placed her total faith in The Lord. She constantly took care of others, her own family and her extended family. Mary is well remembered for her exceptional cooking - no one ever left her table hungry! Mary could easily have been a banker - she could always stretch a limited budget to take care of many. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, April 22, at San Felipe Catholic Church in Old Town, with the Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM the next day, Wednesday, April 23, also at San Felipe Catholic Church. A private burial for the immediate family will follow. Mary asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the National Parkinson Foundation or the American Cancer Society. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
GALLEGOS, CHARLES W. (CHARLIE) On April 13th, Charlie peacefully passed away at home surrounded by his family. Charles was 52 years old. He was preceded in death by his mother Beatrice E. Gallegos. He is survived by his father Walter Gallegos of Alb; sister Ruth Gallegos Kerr of Baltimore, MD; and his finacee Marquita Ortiz. He also leaves behind a daughter Brandi Gallegos stationed at Fort Carson, CO; son Jeremy Gallegos and daughter-in-law Bryneen Gallegos of Alb; and two grandsons Reyes and Efrin Gallegos. Charles loved the out doors, hunting, fishing, camping and watching his team play (the Broncos). He was an avid bowler. He loved to sing and had a wonderful voice. Charlie, we love you and miss you. Funeral service will be held at Holy Ghost Church, 833 Arizona SE, on Monday, April 21st, viewing from 9-10am, Rosary at 10am, Mass will follow at 11am and interment immediately following at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Charles will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
ELLIS, IOLA D. Age 82, a resident of Los Angeles, CA since 1965, died March 12, 2014. Iola was born and grew up in Albuquerque, NM, the daughter of Cristobal and Acacio Gallegos. Her dear sister and lifelong companion, Amanda Gallegos, preceded her in death May 3, 2012. Iola was married to Oscar L. Ellis Sr. who passed on April 1, 1991. She is survived by her son, Oscar L. Ellis Jr. and many beloved family members and friends. Memorial Services will be held Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at FRENCH Wyoming. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Mrs. Ellis at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
DAVIS, FRED W. A memorial celebration to commemorate the life of Fred Davis, lately of Tome, NM, will be held for family and friends on Saturday, April 26, 2014. Services will begin at 1:30PM at the Belen United Pentecostal Church, 12 Sherrod Blvd, Belen, N.M. Directions accessed via Google Maps, satellite link; aerial photograph (large white building with blue roof). Anyone without Internet access call 280-9450 for directions.
CORDOVA-MARTINEZ, CAROL J. Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything. It's the time we spent together that matters. Carol J. Cordova-Martinez was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on Friday, April 11, 2014. The Rosary will be recited at 10 AM followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 on Saturday, April 26, 2014, Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, Bernalillo, NM.
AGUILAR, DESIDERIO It is with love and sorrow that the family of Desiderio (Jimmy) Aguilar announces that on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed into the arms of the Lord. Rosary will take place at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, April 22nd, followed by Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM, both at Church of the Risen Savior, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Interment will take place at 3:00 PM that afternoon at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. Visit www.riversidefunerals.com for more about our Dad.
WINFIELD, FLORETTA Floretta Winfield was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on September 10, 1939 to the late Goulton J. Sr. and Marion Brooks Darby. She leaves to cherish her precious memories, her husband of over 56 years Clinton M Winfield, Sr and other family members. The Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 AM on Monday, April 21, 2014 at Grant Chapel AME Church, 7920 Claremont Ave NE, Albuquerque. Interment will take place at 3:00 PM at Santa Fe National Cemetery. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800
WILMETH, ERNEST II Ernest Wilmeth II passed from this life Monday, April 14, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ernest was born December 21, 1952 in Perryton, Texas to Ernest and Doris Jean Wilmeth. He grew up in Spearman, Texas where he graduated from high school. Ernest attended West Texas State University and transferred to Northern Arizona University where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1976. His education and professional affiliations include: B.F.A., Northern Arizona University, Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in the West, "Fellow", Great Britain's R.S.A., London, England, International Register of Profiles, Cambridge, England and Ernest is also featured in the pages of "Abstract Art" published in 2003. Ernest painted traditional oils and watercolors for ten years, and in the interim, took a ceramic class from 1982-1985. It was during this period that he began working on smoke-fired clay vessels. In 1995, Ernest returned to two-dimensional work in the form of collages. In 1999, he introduced even more simplified works on canvas and paper of copper, silver or gold leaf. His mantra was "less is more." Ernest is survived by sisters; Nancy McGhee and husband Jim of Plano, Texas and Jan Viglini and husband Bob of Noonday, Texas; niece Dana Mayor and husband Doug of Texas City, Texas; nephews David Smith and wife Barbara of Fort Mill, South Carolina and Russell Smith of League City, Texas. Memorials may be made to "Meals on Wheels", Albuquerque, New Mexico or the charity of your choice. Cremation has taken place. Online condolences may be made to Ernest's family by visiting email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please visit our online guestbook for Ernest at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
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
TRANTHAM, CECIL F. Age 89, died suddenly on April 11, 2014. His family will announce a celebration of his life soon. Messages may be left at Cecil_Trantham@yahoo.com or 505-377-4406.
TAYS, BECKY A loving mother, sister, aunt, and friend who will be missed by everyone around her. At the age of 58, Becky passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. She is survived by daughter, Hardy Tays-Quant; and sister, Sue Shook. Though born in Jacksonville, Florida; Becky spent the majority of her life in Albuquerque enjoying the outdoors and spending time with her family. A service will be held at FRENCH Memorial , 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm with a potluck reception to follow (6:00 pm) at an alternate location. Please contact family members for details. Please visit our online guest book for Becky at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
TAYLOR, DENNIS OWEN Dennis Owen Taylor, age 67, left this earthly life on April 7, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Dennis was a beloved and devoted husband, brother, uncle, and friend and is greatly missed. He was born in Oklahoma City, OK and came to Santa Fe in 1977. He worked as a watercolor painter, mainly painting beautiful southwest landscapes. He was one of the original members, a past president, and board member of the Santa Fe Society of Artists. He was a member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society and the Independent Artists Gallery for many years. Dennis was a devoted student of Sri Gary Olsen and the MasterPath. As a Vietnam veteran, Dennis is honored at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. No public services are planned.
STANCO, ANGELO MARINO a native son of Glen Cove, Long Island, died on April 12, 2014, in Spring Hill, Florida, where he had lived since 1987. He was born on July 19, 1926. He was preceded in death by his parents, Angelo Stanco and Rose Pascucci, as well as his sister, Mary Mazza, and his brother, Michael Stanco. He is survived by his son Retired Sgt. James Stanco and wife Cathy of Temple, Texas, and their daughters, Christina and Sarah Stanco, of Oceanside, California; his daughters Jane Walker and her two children, Noah and Grace, of Corrales, New Mexico and daughter Tammy McNeil and her daughter, Soleil, of Salt Lake City, Utah, daughter Margaret Mary McMurray and her children, Collin and Sophia, of Sandy, Utah; his son Christopher Stanco and his son Sage, of South Pasadena, California; his daughter Kathleen Stanco of Santa Monica, California; Janet Marie McNeil, his first wife and the mother of his six children, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; his widow, Joan Stanco of Spring Hill, Florida, his wife of 27 years; nephew John Mazza of Hicksville, New York. Angelo Marino Stanco was a proud Navy man who served the U.S. in the Pacific theater during World War II. He was a police officer in Nassau County, New York, for 33 years. He loved a glass of hearty red wine, a chauteaubriand, and a spin on a Harley. He marveled at the success of his children. He carried regret in his heart over some things that had happened that he could not change. His children loved him and will miss him; they will memorialize him at the beach in California this summer. "We love you, Dad. We hope you're doing the Twist with St. Peter and not sitting in the time-out chair. Arrivederci."
SOUSA, EMMA Age 83, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Albuquerque. She was born in Farmington. Services will be held at City Church, 5300 2nd Street NW, on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
SOLIS VARELA, JUDY J. age 58, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Judy is survived by her husband, Jesus Solis; children, Jimmy Solis, Janet Lopez, Rachael Varela, Abraham Ortiz, Moses Ortiz and Eliesha Ortiz; grandchildren, Sonny Lopez, Victoria Lopez, Raylynn Maestas, Andres Varela-Salazar, Baby Rachael Varela-Ramirez, Gabriel E.C. Hernandez and Aliyah Ortiz; her mother, Viola Ortiz; brothers, Larry Martinez, Robert Ortiz, Tony Ortiz, and Michael Ortiz; sisters, Ruby Sandoval, Paulette Rodriguez, Sara Oretga, Catherin Akers, and Ramona Candelaria; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Judy was preceded in death by her father, Trinidad Ortiz; late husband, Andres Cruz Varela; sons, Gabriel E.C. Varela and Jesus Ortiz-Solis. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 22, 2014 in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. with a Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m., Pator Pablo, officiant. Private disposition will take place at a later date. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW (505) 243-7861
SIMPSON, PATRICIA LUCILLE Patricia Lucille Hatfield Simpson, 87, of Albuquerque, passed away on February 24, 2014 at the Clare Bridge Memory Care unit of Brookdale Place. Patricia was born on March 29, 1927, to Clarence and Oleita Hatfield, in Burlington, Iowa. Growing up she spent time in Elkhart, IN, before moving to Kansas City, MO. There she graduated from Southwest High School. She attended college at the University of Missouri, where she was an active member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Patricia was an accomplished artist and was a commercial artist for part of her working life. She also worked for her father's engineering firm in Albuquerque. Patricia's favorite years of her life were spent in Hawaii. She lived in Honolulu, Oahu and Hilo, Hawaii. Tending bar kept her busy for a number of years followed by working as a secretary at what was then Holiday Mart. Patricia ended up back in Albuquerque. She worked as a legal secretary before finally retiring. Patricia loved to visit Las Vegas and took many a trip to the city. Patricia was married briefly to Donald Simpson. Patricia is survived by her brother, Marshall Hatfield, White Bear Lake, MN; her sister, Margaret Day Saunders, Albuquerque; and three nephews, Stephen Hatfield, Indianapolis, IN, Michael Day, Edmund, OK, and David Day, Vancouver, WA. A Memorial Service will be held for Patricia on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Activities Room at Brookdale Place, 4910 Tramway Ridge Drive NE. Her nephew Stephen will scatter her ashes off of Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, in August of this year. Please visit our online guestbook for Patricia at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
SIGLAR, ESSIE Age 83, passed away on April 14, 2014 in Tucson, AZ. She was born on July 10, 1930 to Dewey O'neal and Lula Hall. She is survived by her daughter Cecillia Siglar Hailey; son Ricky Siglar; six grandchildren; numerous family and friends. She was an accomplished educator and retired Albuquerque Public School Teacher from the Manzano High School. Essie was a member of Albuquerque First Baptist Church and a former member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. She was also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Daniels Family Funeral Services-Carlisle Chapel. Omega Omega Services will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 608 Avenida Ceasar Chavez SE, Albuquerque, NM; followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 pm. Memorial contribution can be made to Daniels Family Funeral Services, 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87110. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Service 3113 Carlisle Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-884-1188
SHEPPARD, CEDRIC DWAYNE IN LOVING MEMORY OF CEDRIC DWAYNE SHEPPARD NOVEMBER 4, 1934 - APRIL 18, 1992 Always in our thoughts, hearts and prayers Family and friends