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- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for SHEPPARD
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for SENFF
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for SCHAPPET
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for SAVAGE
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for SANCHEZ
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for SANCHEZ
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for PICKEING
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for PEEL
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for PECORE
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for OWENS
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for O&APOS...
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for MORGAN
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for MOORE
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for MONTANO
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for MONTANO
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for MILLER
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for MARSHALL
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for MARCKS...
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for MACNINCH
- 04/20/14--00:00: _Obituary for LUNSFORD
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for SHEPPARD
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for SENFF
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for SCHAPPET
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for SAVAGE
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for SANCHEZ
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for SANCHEZ
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for PICKEING
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for PEEL
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for PECORE
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for OWENS
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for O&APOS;BRIEN
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for MORGAN
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for MOORE
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for MONTANO
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for MONTANO
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for MILLER
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for MARSHALL
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for MARCKSTEIN
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for MACNINCH
- 04/20/14--00:00: Obituary for LUNSFORD
SHEPPARD, NORMA ANN Beloved wife of Major General Jack Sheppard USAF (RET) passed away quietly at their home in Cedar Crest on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Mrs. Sheppard was 82 years of age. General and Mrs. Sheppard were stationed in Albuquerque from 1979 to 1981 when he was base commander at Kirtland AFB. After being promoted to Brigadier General here at Kirtland, the couple moved on to assignments in Washington D.C. and Scott AFB, IL where he became chief of staff of the military airlift command. They subsequently moved to McGuire AFB, New Jersey where he commanded the 21st Air Force. They completed 34 years of service retiring from the air staff in the Pentagon. The Sheppards would have completed 61 years of marriage in September of this year. Mrs. Sheppard is survived by her husband; son, Gregory and wife, Jutta in Cocoa Beach, FL and grandson, Christopher in CO Springs. Additionally she is survived by daughter in law, Deborah; granddaughter, Taylor and grandson, Jake in Centennial, CO. Services will be Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. Friends may visit one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2201 San Pedro Dr NE, Building 2, Ste 102, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Please visit our online guest book for Norma at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
SENFF, PAUL D. Paul D. Senff, 90, a resident of Albuquerque for 58 years, passed away on March 29th. Details and guest book available at www.riversidefunerals.com
SCHAPPET, MARVIN E. has gone home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He passed away in his sleep on the night of April 16, 2014 at the age of 93. Marvin is now reunited with the love of his life Ruth Schappet and his grandson Stephen Rauen. He is survived by all four of his children, Barbara and husband, Les Newman, Janet and her husband, James Beard, Charles and his wife Jean Schappet, and Louanne and her husband Bill Rauen, as well as nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Marvin was born September 15th, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA. He worked as an electrical engineer for AT&T for 41 years. He was truly loved by all who knew him and he touched the countless lives of others with his humorous and loving nature. The family would like to thank the Presbyterian Hospice and the Fairwind's "Angels" for taking such wonderful care. The service will at 2 o'clock pm on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at Daniels Family Funeral Service, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM. Interment to follow at Sandia Memory Gardens in Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Marvin's honor to the charity of one's choice. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
SAVAGE, CHARLES E. Charles (Papa) E. Savage lost his battle with cancer on April 13, 2014. He was born May 11, 1931 in Lawrence, Kansas and was a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico since 1963. He is survived by his sweetheart Marilyn Williams; children Cassandra Betsworth, Dianna Solano Savage, and son in law Chris Betsworth; grandchildren Sommer Betsworth, Cody Grenfell, and Jordan Grenfell; his great-granddaughter Addison Betsworth-Mohn; siblings John Savage, Stuart Savage, Marge Umbach and Bernice Kleinfeldt. Services will be held at The Family Worship Center, 3311 Glenrio Rd., Albuquerque, New Mexico at 11 am on April 22, 2014. A reception will immediately follow at the same location. In lieu of flowers we kindly request donations to be made to animal rescue organization Watermelon Mountain Ranch.
SANCHEZ, ANGELINA MENDOZA Angelina Sanchez, age 97, born 2-17-17, El Paso,TX, passed away 2-21-14 in ABQ. She was preceded in death by husband Robert Hector Sanchez, minister of ABQ's first Spanish language CofC, parents Crisoforo and Eloisa Loya Mendoza, brothers Crisoforo and Benjamin, sisters Annie Westbrook and Beatrice Goytia of El Paso. She leaves children Bob Sanchez, Angie Carder, Debbie Sanchez; two grandchildren Jodi Hayes, Bryone Sanchez; and her great-granddaughter Rebecca Sanchez; as well as brothers Bobby and Ernesto Mendoza; and sister Tina Wilson of El Paso.
SANCHEZ, ROBERT R. Age 87, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, April 10, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Becky Sanchez; sons, Ross Sanchez and Ron Sanchez; granddaughters, Roslyn Sanchez, Arika Sanchez and Andrea Sanchez; great-grand- children, Noa Sanchez, Nakea Sanchez, and Kala Sanchez. Mr. Sanchez was preceded in death by his son, Robert A. Sanchez. Robert graduated from St. Mary's High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps during both WWII and the Korean War. He was an "Atomic Veteran" and a Purple Heart Recipient. Mr. Sanchez retired as a Manager with Albertson's Grocery Store and was the former owner of Sunset Grocery. Cremation has taken place and a memorial mass will be celebrated on Monday, April 21, 2014, 9:00 a.m., at Holy Family Church, 562 Atrisco Drive SW. A reception will follow. He will be interred on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:15 a.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Robert at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
PICKERING, VIRGINIA C. Virginia C. Pickering, beloved wife and mother died peacefully at her home in Tijeras, New Mexico on April 11, 2014 at the age of 96. Virginia was born in Kansas. For part of her childhood, she and her family lived in Juarez, Mexico, where her father owned silver mines. The family later moved to Arizona where she attended Bisbee High School, graduated, and worked her way through college as a switchboard operator. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in English. In 1942, she married Lt. John E. Pickering, USAF, spending her life as a military wife and mother raising their three children. She is survived by daughters, Particia Foster, husband Ronald Aparo of Denton Texas, Peggy Sumpter, husband Blake of Tijeras, New Mexico; and son, John R. Pickering of Tijeras, New Mexico. Virginia was a lifelong Methodist and a member of the Central United Methodist Church of Albuquerque since 1989 when she and John moved to New Mexico. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Heartfelt thanks are extended to the Presbyterian Healthcare Services Hospice Department and staff for their compassionate in home care of Virginia during the last months of her life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Nancy Floyd Hayworth Breast Cancer Foundation, 7410 Montgomery NE, Suite 204, Albuquerque, NM 87109 or The Animal Humane Society of New Mexico, 615 Virginia Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Please visit our online guestbook for Virginia at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 505-275-3500
PEEL, JACK Jack Peel, hiker extraordinaire, and Trail Watch Volunteer for Open Space of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014. He is survived by his much loved wife, Regina. He is also survived by his favorite relatives, sisters-in-law Maureen Marcilla and Rebecca Peel; brother-in-law Gerald Foley; nieces and nephews Regina and Eric Trujillo, Sam and Grace McCoy, Joe and Elizabeth Marcilla, Fernando and Kate Marcilla, Courtney Hallman, John and Sherry Foley, Elizabeth and Michael Carracini, and Peter and Lauren Foley. Jack was born in Galesburg, IL to Kenneth and Thora Peel. He was a graduate of the University of Denver and worked for Continental Airlines and Zeon Signs. Jack was a cheerful, very positive man. He enjoyed life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by his wife, family and friends. May God bless and keep you, Jack. A Memorial celebrating Jack's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Open Space of Albuquerque, The American Heart Association, or a charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Jack at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
PECORE, ALLIE MARIE AND CURTIS G. IN MEMORY OF MY BEAUTIFUL PARENTS Allie Marie Pecore (1916-1998) and Curtis G. Pecore (1913-1967) Fifty ways to end poverty: #28 - In medicine, the sickest patients are given first priority - If we truly want to improve everyone's malaise, we need to do the same for poverty... From their loving family and many friends...Mary Ann, David, Tamara and Shawn, Trisha, Tara, Linda, Mary, Wm. and Bede Dwyer and families, Chris and Robert Romero of 46th St. SW and families... Great-grandchildren: Tara and Erik's: Kara and Tim Tammy and Shawn's: Sierra Rose and Slade
OWENS, MARGARET Margaret Ridley Owens died on Friday, April 18, 2014 having lived in Albuquerque since 1953. She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on June 1, 1926. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank T. Owens. Survivors include a daughter, Ann Owens Tafoya and husband David; two sons John Owens; Kent Owens and wife, Linda, and three grandchildren, Lee and Lisa Owens, and Tya Provoost; and three great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Church of Christ. At her request, there will be no Memorial Service. Memorials may be made to the Albuquerque Christian Childrens Home, 5700 Winter Haven NW, Albuquerque, NM, 87120. 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
O'BRIEN, WILLIAM THOMAS (WILLIE) The family of William (Willie) Thomas O'brien, beloved mijo, (son) of Sonja L. O'brien, would like to thank all friends and relatives for all their love and support during this very difficult time. Especially Father Pavloki, Toby Jaramillo, Choir, Mike Ybarra, Pallbearers, Ty Nash, Johnny Joe Naranjo, Gene Vega, Charles Gallegos, Rudy Minitrez, Manuel Pino. Special thanks to Eunice and Manuel Pino Family. A special thank you to Daniel's Family Funeral Home. Very special thank you to Gene & Joanna Vega and family and to Rudy and Geraldine Minitrez family. My mijo (son) had nothing but love for everyone. Even though I only had my mijo (son) Willie for a short time I thank my heavenly Father for that time. My mijo will always be with me in my heart. He is now my special angel in heaven. John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me. God bless everyone, Willie O'brien's Mother, Sonja L. O'brien
MORGAN, MARLENE She passed away on Dec. 11, 2013. A memorial celebration to commemorate the life of Marlene Morgan of Abq. will be held for the family and her friends on Saturday, Apr. 26, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Cremation Society, 1935 Juan Tabo Blvd NE , Abq.
MOORE, PATRICK B. Patrick B. Moore, 80, a resident of Albuquerque since 1952, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Jackie Moore; children Pat Moore and wife, Lynda, Lisa Campbell and husband, Joe, and Mike Moore and wife, Kris; eight grandchildren Ashley Cantrell and husband, Jake, J.J. Webb and husband, Max, Tori Moore and fiance, Jean Andersen, Ryan Sandoval and fiance, Sheridan Martin, Bradford Sandoval, Jessica Campbell, Tyler Moore and girlfriend, Lorraine Martinez, and Megan Moore and boyfriend, Alex Westfall; great-grandchildren Inez, Addyson, Olivia, and Izayah and many good friends. Mr. Moore served in the US Navy. Patrick owned and operated Mor-Co and Interstate Battery Companies for over 50 years. He loved to travel. He loved to golf and was a member of the Albuquerque Country Club. Patrick's life will be celebrated Saturday, April 26 at 5:00 pm at the Albuquerque Country Club, 601 Laguna SW. Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped, 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507. Please visit our online guestbook for Patrick at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
MONTANO, DIEGO RUY Age 47, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
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
MILLER, CHRISTOPHER Christopher Alfred Miller, (54), of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was born on January 22, 1960 in Albuquerque, NM to his parents Alfred and Elizabeth Miller. Chris was a graduate of Manzano High School, Class of 1978 and worked at Bobby J's Yamaha for over 30 years. In his spare time he loved to hunt, go camping and ride motorcycles with family and friends. He is survived by his daughters Candace Stout (Colt) and Christen Miller; his sister Nicole Castellese (Richard); and his mother Elizabeth Miller. He was preceded in death by his father Alfred Miller. Rosary will be recited Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:30 am and Funeral Mass, 10:00 am at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 12500 Carmel Ave NE.
MARSHALL, PATRICIA (PAT) Patricia (Pat) Marshall, age 63, of Albuquerque, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. She was born in Silver City, NM on June 15, 1950 to the late Lionel P. Horcasitas and Josefita (Fita) Horcasitas. Pat enjoyed crafts, reading, and playing card games with her close circle of friends. Pat is survived by her daughter Jerri Ortiz-Greenler, of Bradford, MA; her brother Bill Horcasitas of Santa Rosa, CA; and sister Annie Finnegan of Arvada, CO. She is also survived by two grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered by Our Lady of Assumption Parish, Lomas and Tennessee, in Albuquerque on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 at 10:00am.
MARCKSTEIN, JOHN JOSEPH Jack Marckstein, San Antonio, Texas and Albuquerque. John Joseph (Jack) Marckstein passed on Friday, April 4, 2014 at his home in San Antonio, Texas. He battled cancer for seven months. Jack is survived by his wife Janis Porter Marckstein; his son and grandson John and Joseph Marckstein; daughter Jeannine Marckstein; daughter and son-in-law Michelle and John Campbell; and step children Beth and Will Porter. Jack is also survived by eight nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania and Minnesota. Born in Red Bank, New Jersey in 1930, Jack moved his family to Albuquerque in 1963 to begin work as the general manager of Four Hills Country Club. He lived in the city for several decades, active as a UNM Lobo booster and was well known for his support of Albuquerque youth; sponsoring Young Life gatherings and mentoring local teenagers. An active member in both the Club Managers Association of America and the International Food and Wine Society, Jack enjoyed a notable career in country club management and consulting. He developed his passion for food and wine through continuing education, which included hosting multiple tours in European and California wineries. Jack continued to support youth during his retired years as a volunteer in the San Antonio Children's Reading Program. The family will host a celebration of Jack's life on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Michelle and John Campbell's home; 1901 Avenida Alturas NE in Albuquerque. Friends are invited to attend: Mail will be received at PO Box 3488, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87190.
MACNINCH, JOHN D. Age 63, beloved husband, father, brother, and uncle passed away on April 12, 2014, after a short illness. He was born in Howell, Michigan on August 8, 1950, the son of Henry MacNinch and Edith Dixon MacNinch. The family moved to Belen in 1966. John graduated from Belen High School and attended Eastern New Mexico University before moving to Albuquerque to attend UNM prior to joining the Albuquerque Police Department. John retired from APD over 25 years ago and he enjoyed a long and active retirement. He loved the great outdoors and especially enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was a great cook and loved spending time with his boys, family and friends. He was a superb dart player, an awesome arm wrestler, and a champion ping pong player. John is survived by Cara, his wife of 26 years; son Doug and daughter-in-law Liz; son John (JC) and girlfriend Brittanny Brooks; brother Henry (Skip) & sister-in-law Lise; brother-in-law Mark and sister-in-law Alison; two nephews and one niece; and five great-nieces and one great-nephew. John was a very special person and he touched many lives. He will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved him. A Celebration of Life in John's honor will be held at the family home on April 26 at 2:00 p.m., please text Liz Martinez at (505) 450-2328 or call her at (505) 892-0266 if you plan to join us. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Animal Humane Association or Presbyterian Hospice. Please visit our website at: www.riversidefunerals.com to express condolences. Arrangements entrusted to: Riverside Funeral Home 225 San Mateo Blvd., NE (505) 764-9663
LUNSFORD, SHANNON LEA Shannon Lea Lunsford, age 46, was called to be with our Father in His loving embrace on 04/11/2014 at her residence in Albuquerque, N.M. Born in Torrance, California on March 17, 1968 to Susan (Gyan) Bohannon and Bill Lunsford. Shannon earned her BA in psychology and MSW in counseling after serving her country faithfully for ten years in the Navy, soon after her private practice as a family counselor in Albuquerque she was contracted as the Director of Responsible Gaming for the pueblo of Pojoaque for a number of years. She is survived by her loving son, Nathaniel Fresquez of Albuquerque, NM; Susan (Gyan) Bohannon of Hawaii; Bill Lunsford of Georgia; Suzie Bohannon of California; Brian Lunsford of Hawaii; and David Whitener of California. Make ready a place for us when we are all reunited in our Father's house. A memorial service for Shannon will be held on Monday 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m. at Sagebrush Community Church, 6440 Coors Blvd. N.W.