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Local obituaries as published daily in the Albuquerque Journal newspaper

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for GONZALES
  • GONZALES, ARTHUR O. Born February 9, 1926 to Victor and Emilia Ortiz Gonzales in Las Vegas, NM passed away peacefully April 19, 2014 after a short illness. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife MaryAnn; and his brother Max. He is survived by his brothers, Gilbert, wife Marlene; Victor Jr., wife Jane; and sister-in-law Emilie Gonzales and nine nephews and nieces. Arthur earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1950 and later a Master of Arts Degree. Moving to Albuquerque in 1950, he started his teaching career with the Albuquerque Public School System where he taught school for over 30 years. He met his future wife, MaryAnn Ramos at East San Jose Elementary School where they were both teachers. They were married in June 1967. A major part of his life was the guitar. He was an accomplished classical and flamenco guitarist. He had many guitar aficionado friends. They played together often for their own entertainment. He owned several quality guitars including a flamenco guitar which he bought in Spain. After he retired from teaching he sold all his guitars except one.a Pimentel, which he continued to play. Cremation has taken place. Services will be announced at a later date. Our thanks to the staff of the Village at Alameda, AmberCare, and FootPrint for the special and loving care they provided Arthur during his stay at the Village. Please visit our online guest book for Arthur at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for GOIN
  • GOIN, KENNITH L. Age 90, a resident of Albuquerque since 1959, died April 24, 2014. He is survived by his children, Kennith W. Goin of New York City and Diane Ryde of Albuquerque; his two granddaughters, Kelly D. Ryde and Kara A. Ryde, both of Albuquerque; and a sister, Dolores Canfield, also of Albuquerque. During his time in Albuquerque, he worked as an engineer for Sandia National Laboratories, completing his career with work on the Strategic Petroleum Reserves in Texas and Louisiana. Services will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to The Ranches of New Mexico. Please visit our online guest book for Kennith L. Goin at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for GARCIA
  • GARCIA, TEOFILO 1931-2014 Teofilo Garcia, age 82, passed away on Thursday, April 24, 2014. "Toby" is survived by his wife, Mary Jane; daughters Diane Narvaez (husband Henry) and L.A Garcia; grandsons Chris Rose and Evan Narvaez; his brother Diego; and many step-children and grandchildren. Services will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at San Clemente Catholic Church in Los Lunas, NM, beginning with a viewing at 9:00 a.m., followed by the Rosary at 9:30 a.m. The funeral Mass will begin at 10:00 a.m. Arrangements are being handled by Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for GARCIA
  • GARCIA, ANDREW F. We would like everyone to know that Mr. Garcia passed away the morning of Thursday, April 17, 2014 peacefully in his home, surrounded by family. Mr. Garcia was 90 years old and a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. He is survived by his children; June Robles, Carol Garcia, Vicki Garcia (husband, Tim Jeffries), Andrea Garcia, Steve Garcia, Dan Garcia (wife, Norma), and Larayne Garcia; grandchildren; Dean, Jolynn, Eric, Eddie, Randall, Tanya, Maryrose, John, Margaret, Tracie, Gala, Lorenzo, Jose, Jean Carlos, and Daniel; 31 great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren; his sister, Carmen Salazar; and brother, Louie Garcia (wife, Francis); many nieces and nephews; companion, Candy Chavez; her children, Veronica (husband, Oscar Magallanes), Louie Chavez, Patricia Kerstein, and Doreen Chavez ; her grandchildren, Jonathan, Alexandro, Anthony, Christopher, Destiny, Shana, Candace, and Morissa; her eight great grandchildren; and her two great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by grandson, Andrew Garcia; and Candy's son, Philip Chavez. We know Mr.G would want us to continue his legacy and honor his memory by remembering him with a laugh and a smile through is family, friends, and customers. He is loved and will be missed always. Public visitation will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 from 3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. at Sagebrush Community Church, 6440 Coors Blvd. NW. A Prayer Vigil will follow at 7:00 p.m. at Sagebrush Community Church. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Sagebrush Community Church followed by burial at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Please visit our online guest book for Mr. G. at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for GALLEGOS
  • GALLEGOS, JOE A. Age 62, of Albuquerque, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, April 24, 2014. He was a loving husband of 41 years, to Lorraine; awesome father to Marie Villa and husband, Frank, and Natalie Gallegos; the greatest grandfather to Ray, Joshua, Frankie, Savannah, Joey, Monique, and Noah; great-grandfather to Orion; son to Connie Gallegos; brother to Paul, Richard, Diana, Michael, Lorraine, and Bernie. Joe was a Custodial Supervisor with APS until his retirement in 1997. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:00 a.m., at FRENCH - University. Please visit our online guestbook for Joe at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for FOIL
  • FOIL, SIDNEY L. Sidney L. Foil, went to be with our Lord on Friday, April 25, 2014. Sidney is survived by his spouse of 54 years, Bobbie J. Foil; daughters, Janet (Jim) Alden, and Cynthia (James) Farslow; son, Reginald Foil; brother, David Foil: grandchildren, Cameron and Tania; and step-daughter, Callie Masten. Sidney was a World War II Veteran, Tenth Mountain Infantry. He previously owned Log Cutters Supply Company and worked for Vernon Company selling specialty advertising items. He was president several times of the New Mexico chapter of the Tenth Mountain Association. He was also president a few times of the Pajarito T-Bird Car Club. He loved working on cars and helping build churches. Sidney's Life Celebration will begin with a Visitation on Tuesday in the Reflection of Life Chapel (Washington & Cutler NE) from 2:00-4:00 p.m. A Life Celebration Service will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Del Norte Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Please visit Sidney's online guest book at www.ReflectionofLife.com. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for FENN
  • FENN, DANIEL F. Age 79, went to be with Jesus on April 22, 2014. Dan was born in Clovis and raised in Portales, NM. He was a resident of Albuquerque for 38 years. Dan proudly served his country as a Marine during the Korean War. He began his career very young as a truck driver hauling potatoes with his father from Portales to Albuquerque. He worked for Autonetics while living in Anaheim, California and was part of a crew that worked on the Apollo. Dan returned to his lifelong career as a truck driver and won safety awards every year. His life was spent on the road through many storms and traffic jams traveling from coast to coast accident free. He loved his family and made it home as often as possible. Dan enjoyed music, fishing and big family picnics. Everyone that had the luck of knowing him would be blessed with an attentive ear, long discussions and he would be sure to make you laugh. He is survived by his wife Joan of 51 years. He is also survived by his son Martin and two daughters, Kathryn Siegel and husband Walt of Ohio and Shawn Kollar and husband Rick of Albuquerque. His only surviving sister Marge Gray and husband Wayman also of Albuquerque. He has three grand-children, Dustin Kollar and wife Kristen, Terrin Leyva and husband Ogler, Stefanie Cordova and husband Dennis along with seven great-grandchildren and many wonderful nieces and nephews. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at Triumph Centre, 7800 Holbrook NE, Albuquerque, NM on Sunday April 27 at 2pm. His laughter will be dearly missed by all.

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for ESPINOSA
  • ESPINOSA, ROSEMARIE Z. age 88, a resident of Albuquerque since 1953, died March 9, 2014. She was born April 20, 1925 in San Luis, Colorado to Nesrala Zegob and Eduviges (Edna) Vigil. Her father ran the town's general store. She attended boarding school at St. Scholastica Academy in Canon City, Colorado. While there, she met her future husband, Theodore Charles Espinosa, who was a student at the Holy Cross Abbey, also in Canon City. After her graduation from the Academy, she attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, earning a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Philosophy. She and Teddy were married August 7, 1948 and went to live in Baraboo, Wisconsin while he completed an MA in Spanish Literature at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. In May of 1949, their daughter Monica was born, and fifteen months later they celebrated the birth of their son Theodore Paul in August of 1950 and Ted's completion of his MA degree. They returned to the San Luis Valley and in November of 1951 welcomed Robert Jerome, who was followed by Peter Damian in February of 1953. While Ted taught and coached in the small town of Capulin, Colorado, Rosemarie worked full-time caring for their four very young children in their isolated country home a few miles outside of La Jara, Colorado. They endured frigid winters with few material comforts. Rosemarie would wash clothes and numerous diapers with a ringer washing machine, rinse them in large galvanized water tubs, hang them outside, and often return later to find them frozen on the line. In 1953, when Ted was offered a teaching position at Washington Junior High School in Albuquerque, they moved to their first Albuquerque home on the corner of Cedar and Silver. In July of 1957, David Leo arrived, and then there were five. When David entered school, Rosemarie also returned to school to earn her teaching credential. She was one of the original faculty members of Eldorado High School when it opened its doors in 1970. She taught Humanities and English there for over a decade. An innovative teacher, she developed unconventional teaching methods during her career. At one point she successfully defended herself before the APS School Board and a large gathering of concerned parents and citizens, because, while teaching about the Civil Rights Movement and believing in the importance of exposing students to a diversity of perspectives, she had invited representatives of the Black Panthers to talk to her classes about their programs. Following her years in the classroom, she went on to earn an MA in Educational Administration. She became the first Title IX officer for the Albuquerque Public School District, working to ensure gender equity for students, faculty, staff and administrators. She held this position until she retired in 1983. After retirement, she and Ted enjoyed years of travel throughout the United States, Latin America and Europe. They spent many happy summers in their home in Chama, New Mexico, relishing the cultural and geographical beauty of New Mexico and southern Colorado. Highly educated, mother of five, educator, administrator, advocate for women's rights, world traveler, Rosemarie Espinosa was a paradigm for the 21st century woman to come. She was an inspiration to many because of her intelligence, grace, and accomplishment. She is and will always be greatly missed. Rosemarie is survived by her children Monica J. Espinosa of Albuquerque, Theodore Paul Espinosa and wife Marta Sanchez of Phoenix, AZ, Robert Jerome Gosper-Espinosa and wife Lisa Gosper-Espinosa of Santa Fe, NM, Peter Damian Espinosa and wife Kim Caird-Espinosa of Albuquerque, and David Leo Espinosa and wife Cindy Ruppert-Espinosa of Albuquerque; grandchildren Natalia, Aaron, Maya, and Gabriel Espinosa of Albuquerque, Renata Espinosa, Dominic Espinosa and wife Yelena Mokritsky of New York, NY, Robert Theodore Espinosa of Boston, MA, Marisa Espinosa and husband Jaime Rodriguez of San Diego, CA, and Kiana Espinosa of Santa Clara, CA; great-grandchildren Gabriel and Paul of San Diego, CA; brother Nesrala Zegob, Jr of Denver, Co; sister Joan O'Halloran of Cary, IL; numerous nieces and nephews around the US, and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Theodore Charles Espinosa, and her parents, Nesrala and Edna Vigil Zegob. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated May 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm and a Rosary at 6:00 pm Friday, May 2 at the Aquinas Newman Center on the campus of the University of New Mexico, with Father Richard Litzau, O.P., Celebrant. Please visit our online guest book for Rosemarie Z. Espinosa at www.FrenchFunerals.com.

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for DERLIN
  • DERLIN, JANE PH.D. Age 87, died on April 16, 2014. She is survived by her daughter Dr. Roberta Lee Derlin. Cremation has taken place at her request. There will be no services. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for DEHOFF
  • DEHOFF, HAROLD LEE Harold Lee DeHoff died from mesothelioma at the age of 87 on April 20, 2014, Easter Sunday, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Harold was born in Dennison, Ohio on July 12, 1926 to Clyde Stanley DeHoff and Myrta Mae (Osbun) DeHoff, who were living in Littlestown, Pennsylvania. He attended elementary and high school in Catonsville, Maryland, graduating in 1943. From 1944 to 1946 he was enrolled in the Navy V-12 officer training program at Duke University. He graduated from Duke in 1947 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a commission as an Ensign in the Naval Reserve. He stayed in the Naval Reserve until he retired with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Harold married Betty Joy Morris on July 9, 1949 in Catonsville. Subsequently, they moved to Newport News, Virginia, where he worked for Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. In 1957, he began working on the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for the U.S. Navy. He participated in the construction of the A1W prototype plant at the National Reactor Testing Station in Idaho. After returning to Virginia in 1959, Harold continued to work with the installation and testing of the eight reactors on the aircraft carrier Enterprise until it was delivered to the Navy in 1961. From then until 1978 he worked in the Radiological Control Department, monitoring the maintenance, refueling, and overhaul of numerous nuclear-powered submarines and aircraft carriers. From 1978 until his retirement in 1986, he worked with Newport News Industrial Corporation, a Shipyard subsidiary, as Radiation Safety Officer for repair work performed at commercial nuclear power stations. He and Betty Joy were long-time members of Wythe Presbyterian Church in Hampton, VA, and later Faith Presbyterian Church in Newport News. In 2005, Harold and Betty Joy moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to be nearer to their two children. Since the move, they have been active members of St. Chad's Episcopal Church. Harold is survived by his wife Betty Joy; son Harold (Hal) Jr., Hal's wife Phyllis Reed; and son Devan B., all of Albuquerque; grandson Nathan Mulac DeHoff and his wife Beth Ellis, of Secaucus New Jersey; granddaughter Allyn Joy DeHoff of Exton, Pennsylvania; grandson Karl Joseph DeHoff and his wife Kelly Hanna of Mount Joy, PA; and granddaughter Carrie Sampson and great-granddaughter Jordan Sampson, both of Albuquerque. He is also survived by his brother Clyde and his wife Alicia of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and brother Eugene and his wife Alice of Westminster, Maryland. He was preceded in death by his sister Ruth Keen of Wellington, Florida, and by his daughter-in-law, Barbara Hill DeHoff. Harold and Betty Joy traveled extensively, especially after they retired, visiting every state in the union as well as Europe, Asia, and South America. His primary hobby was woodworking. He built many pieces for the churches which he attended, as well as for friends and family. A memorial service will be held at St. Chad's Episcopal Church, 7171 Tennyson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111, at 11 AM on Saturday, May 3rd. Burial will be at a later date in Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Chad's Episcopal Church for Beans for the Storehouse. Cremation Society of New Mexico is in charge of arrangements.

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for DEHERRERA
  • DEHERRERA, EULALIO &Quot;LALO&Quot; Age 87, beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother, was embraced by the Lord and taken to Eternal Life, Thursday, April 24, 2014. He was born in Cuba, NM and was a resident of both Cuba and Albuquerque. Lalo was a proud Veteran of the United States Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jacobo and Juanita DeHerrera; sisters, Emma Sigmon and Anna Jaramillo. Eulalio is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Agatha DeHerrera of the family home; his children, Sylvia Doris (Ray) Gonzales, Patsy Sandoval ( Benito Jacquez), Edward (Heidi) DeHerrera, Christine (Timothy L.)Gregg; his precious grandchildren, OraNell (Pete) Mirabal, Raphael Perea (Tanya Kuffler), Shantel Montoya (Louie Salazar), Ben (Candace) Sandoval, Trish Sandoval (Anthony Gonzales), Andrea Gregg and Timothy C. Gregg; eleven great-grandchildren, Andres Sandoval, Marcus Mirabal, Makayla Mirabal, Avangeleen Perea, Xzavier Perea, Jacob Salazar, Jenasey Salazar, Zion Sandoval, Miles Sandoval, Isaac Angel, and Angelo Gonzales. Also surviving are his siblings, Elodia Valdez (George), Kate Rivera (Roy), Felimon DeHerrera, Jake DeHerrera (Helen), Willie DeHerrera (Viola), and Elden DeHerrera (Pat); brother-in-laws, Gilbert Jaramillo, Clyde Sigmon; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Lalo will be greatly missed by his loving family and by those whose hearts he touched. Visitation will be held Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services - Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth St., NW, where a Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Visitation will also be on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 5:30 p.m to 6:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cuba, NM, followed by a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Cuba, NM. Interment will follow at the Cuba Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ben Sandoval, Raphael Perea, Timothy C. Gregg, Andres Sandoval, Marcus Mirabal, and Isaac Angel. Honorary Bearers will be OraNell Mirabal, Trish Sandoval, Shantel Montoya, Andrea Gregg, Makayla Mirabal, Angelo Gonzales, Zion Sandoval, Miles Sandoval, Avangeleen Perea, Xzavier Perea, Jacob Salazar, and Jenasey Salazar. Those who wish to express their condolences online may visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services ALAMEDA MORTUARY 9420 Fourth St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for DALE
  • DALE, M. LADONNE Age 65, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-891-9192

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for CRUZ
  • CRUZ, CAROL ELIZABETH In loving memory of Carol Elizabeth Cruz, born January 7th, 1962, and passed away April 27th, 2012. Its been two years and not a day goes by without you in our minds and hearts. Love and miss you dearly. Love always your Children, grandchildren, family and friends.

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for CERVANTES
  • CERVANTES, AGUSTIN &Quot;AGGIE&Quot; The Family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time. Your kindness will always be remembered. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services ALAMEDA MORTUARY 9420 Fourth St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 505-898-3160

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for CASTONGUAY
  • CASTONGUAY, JOHN D.D.S. John passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Aurora, Colorado after complications from lung surgery. His generosity, kind heart, sense of humor and amazing talent were an inspiration to his family and friends. He lived his life with integrity, honesty and love. He was an avid pilot and race car driver. John is survived by his wife and daughter, sisters, in-laws, many nephews and nieces. To celebrate his love of flying, a Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, 11:30am, Double Eagle II Airport. "Trailing Winds and Calm Seas...Heaven hit the jackpot in Angels." Memorial contributions may be made to: www.SmileTrain.org, or to www.WoundedWarriorProject.org /donate, or a charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook at: www.castlerockfuneral andcremation.com

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for CARRILLO
  • CARRILLO, BRENDA LEE Brenda Lee Carrillo was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, NM, age 51, went home to be with the Lord on April 25, 2014, with her family by her side. She is survived by her beloved parents Lurie and Priscilla Carrillo; three brothers, Dennis and wife Annette Carrillo, Steve Carrillo, and Adrian Paul Carrillo; nieces Angelina Carrillo and Alyssa Carrillo; nephew Christopher Carrillo; and many loving friends and family who will miss her dearly. Brenda is also survived by her precious "babies", Bart and Maxine. Brenda was born February 27, 1963 and a 1981 graduate of Valley High School. She was an accomplished culinary artist and took pride in her profession. She was the proud owner of The Chile Pod Food Truck and thoroughly enjoyed making delicious cuisine for all. Brenda was also in the child care business with her mother for many years. Everyone who knew Brenda knew she had a heart of gold, a great sense of humor, and could have you laughing until your cheeks hurt. She will be greatly missed. To respect Brenda's wishes, services will be private. Honorary pallbearers will be her three brothers Dennis Carrillo, Steve Carrillo, Adrian Paul Carrillo; her god children Luis B. Carrillo II, Charles Padilla, Dylan Galvan, Janelle Trujillo, Daisy Trujillo, and cousin Brian Padilla. We love you Brenda and we will miss you.

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for BINGHAM
  • BINGHAM, EDDINE MARIE LAWSON Eddine Marie Lawson Bingham, age 78, a 49-year resident of Albuquerque, passed away unexpectedly on April 22, 2014. Her beloved husband, Felton Bingham, passed away in 2007. She is survived by son, Bryan and wife, Patricia; daughter, Shannon and husband, Marc Workman; daughter, Lacey and partner, Ruben Muller, all of Albuquerque; daughter, Leigh and husband, Chris Forgham of Denver; four granddaughters, Shelby Bingham Workman, Reid Bingham Workman, Alice Lawson Bingham, and Ivy Haynes Bingham; sister, Bonnie Mason and husband, Dennie; sister, Lora Grabow and husband, Dale; sister, Brenda Nolder and husband, Tom; brother, Ronnie Lawson and wife, Sue; brother-in-law, Paul Bingham and wife, Linda; sister-in-law, Winifred Quinzi and husband, Tony; and a large extended family. All of us feel the loss keenly. Eddine was born on February 19, 1936 in Hackleman, IN to Georgia and Orville Lawson; she was the fifth of ten children. Her family moved to Fairmount, IN where she graduated as valedictorian from Fairmount High School. The first of her family to go to college, she earned a scholarship to Indiana University, where she began pre-med studies. In a physics class, she met her future husband, the instructor, Felton Bingham. They courted for a period of time, until she was sure he was "the one," and then married on January 25, 1959. At first, money was tight; they carefully counted and accounted for every penny in a ledger that today shows how far ten cents could take you in those days. Eddine cared for their growing family while Felton completed his Ph.D. In the summer of 1964, they moved to Albuquerque where Felton had been offered a job at Sandia National Laboratories. After their fourth and final child entered pre-school, Eddine returned to college, balancing family responsibilities with university coursework. She graduated with distinction from the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of University Studies; her coursework included accounting, economics, and computer programming. Her children appreciated her encouragement and support as they pursued individual interests in music, drama, dance, and sports. For several years, she co-owned and ran a successful business from her home providing computer-modeled sports statistics to subscribers. She thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this work, which included publishing, accounting, and conversing with people from all over the country. Eddine and Felton had a long and happy marriage; more than once, Felton said he was the luckiest person he knew. Eddine was the light of his life. After he passed away, Eddine missed him every day. Eddine enjoyed puzzles of all types, particularly the New York Times crossword and the daily Sudoku. She loved to read, especially mystery novels. She played the clarinet and piano, studied Chinese at UNM, and was known for her beautiful singing voice. She also enjoyed going to the casinos with her family, where she proved to be quite lucky. Eddine was a smart, progressive, strong woman who instilled her sense of fairness and justice into her children. She rejected bigotry, sexism, and unkindness. She is deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Eddine was a generous contributor to many charitable organizations. Instead of flowers, the family asks you to consider a donation to the charity of your choice. A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. A private burial will follow. Please visit the online guest book at www.frenchfunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for BACA
  • BACA, JUAN C. SR. 1928-2014 Age 86, passed away surrounded by his family after waiting 16 long years to join his beloved wife in Heaven. Juan was an active, instrumental and respected resident of Casa, Colorada from his birth on January 27, 1928 until his death on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. He attended school at the Casa Colorada School House. Juan worked tireless to get the school house restored and an addition built so there would be a kitchen and bathrooms. The Casa Colorada Community Center was something he knew the community needed for events. Juan was also a lifelong member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Casa Colorada and Tome. When the original church fell, he helped build the current church. He cared for the church his whole life and maintained the cemetery, cutting the weeds with a shovel and hoe until it got to be to much for an aging man. Juan proudly retired from the Santa Fe Railroad in 1988 after 38 years of outstanding service. Juan loved his family and friends. He enjoyed dancing, telling the history of Casa, Colorada and cheering against the Dallas Cowboys. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 48 years, Elena Torres Baca; children, Bernice and Luciano Baca; parents, Ramon and Dolores Serna Baca; father and mother-in-law, Escolastico and Noberta Lovato Torres; daughters-in-law, Christine and Shirley; and son-in-law, Larry Lucero. Juan is survived by his loving and caring children, Juan Jr. and wife, Maria, Ramon and wife, Marilyn, Estefana Montoya and husband, Gary, Robert and wife, Rosanne, Josefita Sandoval and husband, Ron, Phillip and partner, Lilia, Lori Martinez and husband, Richard, Angela Lucero, Paul, Joe and partner, Melissa, Carmelita, Brenda and Damacia; special niece, Lisa Sanchez Garcia and husband, Romaldo, 32 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; sister, Ernestina Montoya; sisters-in-law, Selina Sanchez and Dora Baca; and brother-in-law, Jose Rey Torres and wife, Lucy. He is also survived by countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Viewing will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel, on Sunday, April 27th at 5:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 p.m. A Final Viewing will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tome, on Monday, April 28th at 9:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. with Father Jose Hernandez presiding. Interment will follow at Casa Colorada Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Juan Jr. Ramon, Robert, Phillip, Paul, and Joe Baca. Honorary Pallbearers are his daughters. Sign Juan's online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main Street, Belen, NM

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for ASHFORD
  • ASHFORD, TOYOKO NAKADA Age 80, a resident of Albuquerque since 1969, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Glendale, AZ, with family by her side. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Ashford. Toyoko loved to travel and bowl. Watching her grandchildren compete and perform brought her great joy. Toyoko will be mourned by many. Her kind heart, gentle soul, and beautiful smile made a lasting impression on every life she touched. Toyoko was a pioneer member of the Soka Gakkai International Buddhists in New Mexico. She is survived by her children, Michael Ashford of Albuquerque, Kristy Nakamura and husband, Glenn of Glendale, AZ, and Kenneth Ashford of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Henry Almeter, Emily Ashford, Chase Nakamura, Elisa Ashford, and Cole Nakamura. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at FRENCH - University. A private interment will follow at a later date at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Toyoko at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333

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  • 04/27/14--00:00: Obituary for ARAGON
  • ARAGON, AMALIA Amalia Aragon, 91, passed away April 23, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. Amalia was known to most of her family and friends as Mollie. She was born in Albuquerque on April 11, 1923 and was a life long resident devoted to loving and caring for her family and friends. Mollie was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Adolpo Aragon; her loving companion of 10 years Tony Perea of Corrales; her sons Luciano Aragon and Leonard Aragon. Mollie is survived by her daughters-in-law Priscilla Aragon and Gretta Aragon; her grandchildren Diane Aragon-Iafornaro her husband Jeff, Randy Aragon his wife Teri, Priscilla Vigil her husband Andrew, Brian Aragon, her many great-grandchildren and best friend Virginia Lucero who was also dedicated to her as a caregiver. Mollie is also survived by many nieces and nephews who were devoted to their Tia Mollie and brought her much joy by there visits. Mollie will also be missed by all her friends at the Senior Centers where dancing brought her such happiness. Pallbearers will be Marvin McDonald, Estanislado Chavez, Martin Pena, Randy Aragon, Jeff Iafornaro and Andrew Vigil. A Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014 and Mass will be at 9:00 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2014 at St Anne's Catholic Church 1400 Arenal Road. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Ceremony.

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