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- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for MCKINNEY
- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for MCDANIEL
- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for MCCALL...
- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for MATA
- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for LUNA
- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for LOWE
- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for JORDAN
- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for JOHNSON
- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for HAMBLIN
- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for GALLEGOS
- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for DODSON
- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for DEAN
- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for DALTON
- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for BRITO
- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for BACA
- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for ARCHUL...
- 05/01/14--00:00: _Obituary for ARAGON
- 05/02/14--00:00: _Obituary for WILLIAMS
- 05/02/14--00:00: _Obituary for WARN
- 05/02/14--00:00: _Obituary for TRUJILLO
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for MCKINNEY
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for MCDANIEL
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for MCCALLISTER
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for MATA
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for LUNA
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for LOWE
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for JORDAN
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for JOHNSON
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for HAMBLIN
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for GALLEGOS
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for DODSON
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for DEAN
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for DALTON
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for BRITO
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for BACA
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for ARCHULETTA
- 05/01/14--00:00: Obituary for ARAGON
- 05/02/14--00:00: Obituary for WILLIAMS
- 05/02/14--00:00: Obituary for WARN
- 05/02/14--00:00: Obituary for TRUJILLO
MCKINNEY, THELNESSA &Quot;TESS&Quot; Age 74, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 26, 2014. She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, David McKinney; daughter, DeeAnna Waring and husband, Trey; grandchildren, Maggie, Mitchel, Trevor and Chey-Lee; and brother, Bob Witt and wife Pam. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Catherine Renee Anderson; and her parents, Jim and Mildred Witt. Tess was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and had a deep love for her extended family and her church family. She was very faithful to the Lord, serving and teaching Bible Study Fellowship for 15 years and Community Bible Study for 11 years. Tess began a bible study in Winston, NM where the Lord had led her and she fell in love with the people of that community. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Winston Country Church, 2899 Highway 52, Winston, NM 87943. Should you desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Winston Country Church in her name. Please visit our online guestbook for Tess at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
MCDANIEL, PAULINE FREDRICK Born January 18, 1928 entered into God's royal courts on April 27, 2014. Polly was born and raised in Missouri and graduated from Monett High School. She then moved to California and was educated in shorthand and worked for the U.S. Government during WW II taking shorthand for government bonds. Polly was also crowned Ms. Pismo Beach during the war. She met her husband Leland during this time, after a six week courtship and they were married 59 years and 10 months. Polly and Lee ventured to Alaska and had two children. From there they moved to Gallup and opened Lee's Floor Covering, and after 39 years of running their business together they retired to Prescott, AZ. Polly was devoted to her family believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ's love and the beauty and peace that would await her after her passing. Hearing from her savior, "Well done my good and faithful servant." The most important aspects of her life was the Lord Jesus, her husband and her family. Polly was preceded in death by her husband, Leland D. McDaniel. She is survived by her children, Susan Childers, and husband Doyle, David McDaniel, and wife Stephanie; four grandchildren, Jay Mataya, Elicia Marquez McDaniel, and husband Randy, Jeremiah McDaniel, and wife Kimberly, Aaron McDaniel, and significant other, Laura Burciaga; four great-grandchildren, Faith and Gracie Marquez, Max Mataya, Charlotte and Kayleigh McDaniel, Liam Santiago McDaniel. The family would like to extend thanks to the staff of Life Spire and Amber Hospice Care and all those who surrounded Polly and her family with prayer. A visitation will be held at 12:00 noon, with the Funeral Service following at 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Chapel, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM. Interment to follow at 2:30 pm, at Vista Verde Memorial Park, Rio Rancho, NM. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
MCCALLISTER, HARVEY LERAY On April 29, 2014, Harvey went to be with Jesus after a long battle with many health issues. At the time of his passing, Harvey was surrounded and comforted by family members in his home at Brookdale Place Valencia in Albuquerque, NM. Harvey was 79 years old. Harvey was born in Pasadena, California on January 17, 1935. He grew up in the North Hollywood area of California. After graduating from Verdugo Hills High School, he enlisted and served in the United States Coast Guard from 1951 through 1959. He moved to Albuquerque in 1958 where he met and married Virginia (nee Gaugler). He worked as a commercial printer until 1972 and then started McCallister's Piano Service, working as a piano technician and tuner for over 30 years. Harvey loved to be outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine. He enjoyed crafting things and made beautiful useful items out of wood. He was an accomplished musician who loved to play the organ, piano and accordion. He played for worship services at Valley Christian Reformed Church in Albuquerque that later was renamed Fellowship Christian Reformed Church of which he was a member. He loved interacting with people, having fun with them and sharing a good cup of coffee. While many people touched Harvey's life, his family would like to thank Carolyn, Tasha, Terri and Edith "Dee Dee" from Hospice of New Mexico for the care they provided Harvey. A special thank you to Dr. Francesco Standoli for his constant care and comforting voice of reason and to Kristi Bemis for helping us navigate through appointments and paperwork. And thank you will never be enough to the entire staff of Brookdale Place at Valencia for the love and care they gave Harvey for the past four years - we will be forever grateful for everything all of you did for Harvey. In keeping with Harvey's memory, a very informal memorial service (jeans, boots, casual wear) will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 4800 Indian School Rd, NE, Albuquerque, NM with lots of coffee and goodies to follow. A memorial service will also be held at Brookdale Place Valencia at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to your favorite charity in Harvey's memory.
MATA, CAROLYN JOYCE Age 57, was a woman filled with life, laughter and joy. She had undeniable faith that was shown through her big smile, healing touch, and loving words. She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Bernice Greer of Corrales, NM. She is survived by her husband of 18 years, Johnny Mata; daughter, Crystal Reynolds; son-in-law, Anthony Reynolds; granddaughter, Peyton Reynolds; sister, Ramona Wills and brother-in-law, Randy Wills. A private cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:00pm at Central SDA Church, 2201 Estancia Dr. NW.
LUNA, MANUEL Devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle was embraced by the Lord and taken to eternal life Sunday, April 27, 2014. Manuel is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Virginia; his children, Manuel Jr. and his wife Gwen, Ancilla and partner Julie, Antonio and wife Amanda, Adrian and wife Pam; grandchildren, Elise and husband Juan, Manuel III, Justine, Brianna, Raven, Xander, Saharra, Ariana and Maddie. Manuel is also survived by three brothers, and one sister; Albert Luna and partner Gordon, Sam Sanchez, Norma Miera and husband Raul, and G.Q. Sanchez and a very special sister-in-law MaryAnn Mora and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his beloved chihuahuas. He is preceded in death by his father, Alberto Luna, parents, Nellie and Lupe Sanchez, father-in-law and mother-in-law Antonio and Erma Griego, brothers-in-law, Tony Griego Jr. and Billy Mora. Manuel served in the United States Air Force and proudly worked with the Atlas Missles at Cape Canaveral. He joined the Albuquerque Fire Dept in 1964 and was a Paramedic. He retired as Captain in 1987. A Rosary will be recited Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:30 a.m. followed by the Mass of Christian Burial, 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Lomas and Tennessee. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery with both military honors and fire department honors. Pallbearers will be sons Adrian and Antonio Luna, brother G.Q. Sanchez and godsons, Steven Montoya, Christopher Gonzales and Michael Mora. Please visit our online guest book for Manuel at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
LOWE, WANDA B. Born June 30, 1915, Wanda Bell Lowe grew up on a ranch north of Beatty, Nevada before moving to Las Vegas when she reached high school age. She attended the University of Nevada for two years and taught school in Caliente and Mesquite, Nevada. In the summer of 1939, she attended the San Francisco World's Fair and enrolled in classes at the University of California, Berkeley where she met Robert Pearson Lowe. Wanda and Bob married in 1941 and moved to New Mexico in 1950 where they raised four children in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. Wanda earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education at Highlands University, Las Vegas, New Mexico and returned to teaching until retirement. Wanda enjoyed painting, traveling, reading, and her cats. She attributed her long life to drinking buttermilk. Wanda passed away at her home in Albuquerque on April 26, 2014 and is survived by her children, Joanne McCloskey, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Arthur Lowe, Tempe, Arizona; Rhonda Lowe, Fort Worth, Texas; and Richard Lowe, Angel Fire, New Mexico. She is survived by seven grandchildren, Jessica Oh, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Eric McCloskey, Boulder, Colorado; Tyler Lowe, Phoenix, Arizona; Laurel McCloskey, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Troy Lowe, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Tanner Lowe, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Rachel Lowe, Edinburgh, Scotland. She has two great-grandchildren, Pearson Oh, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Everett Lowe, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her husband, Robert Lowe, passed away in 2003. 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
JORDAN, JACK ANDREW Age 62, a resident of Albuquerque since 1988, died Monday, April 28, 2014. He is survived by his spouse, Caroline Jordan of Albuquerque; children, Tyler Jordan of Madison, WI and Cori Jordan of Albuquerque; sister and brothers, Laurel Mellon, Dean Jordan, Edward Jordan and Jay Jordan. Jack was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Jordan and his stepfather, Leon Jordan. Jack followed his passions all his life. He was an accomplished athlete as a young man. His love of sports led him to own and operate some of the first sports bars in the southwest. Later in life, Jack pursued another lifelong goal into the world of finance. He began a career with Cuna Mutual thru Sandia Laboratory Credit Union and was recognized as one of their top performers in the country every year. His greatest joy however, was spending time with his children Tyler and Cori and traveling with his wife Caroline. Services will be held Friday, May 2, 2014, 2:00 p.m., at FRENCH Wyoming. Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart or the American Diabetes Associations. Please visit our online guestbook for Jack at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
JOHNSON, MARY JEAN (WASHINGTON) 2/4/42 - 5/1/13 A beautiful life that came to an end, she died as she lived, everyone's friend. In our hearts, a memory will always be kept, of one we loved, and will never forget. Your loving family. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
HAMBLIN, CHARLOTTE Age 77, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014. She was born in Mt. Vernon, IN on February 28, 1937, to Phillip and Tressie Reich. Charlotte is survived by husband Roy Hamblin of Albuquerque, NM; her daughter Brenda and husband Robert Clewell of Milwaulkie, OR; grandchildren Anne Jackson and Christopher Tyler; and her beloved border collie, Wendy. Charlotte was know for being a very loving and giving person and helping everyone. She liked quilting and serving in her church. Public visitation will be held at the Wyoming Chapel from 12:00-1:00 pm on Thursday May 1, 2014 with a service to follow at 1:00 pm. Interment will take place at Sandia Memory Gardens after the service followed by a reception at Trinity United Methodist Church located at 3715 Silver Street SE, Albuquerque, NM. To view information or leave a condolence please visit our website at: www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109, 505-821-0010.
GALLEGOS, MARY &Quot;YOLI&Quot; 1937 - 2014 Mary "Yoli" Gallegos, age 76, a resident of Belen, was escorted by God's hand into the gates of heaven on Monday, April 28. She lived 76 wonderful years, and 45 of those were spent with Cruz Gallegos (Husband). Cruz was a devoted husband who cared for Mary even in their roughest times battling the cancer. He was a compassionate, loving husband who treated Mary as if she was his whole world. Cruz was the man every woman would have wanted. Mary and Cruz have six children, Joey, Johnny, Henry, DeAnna Castillo and husband Charles, Eric and Romalo. Mary was blessed to have her family and her god daughter, Eva Chavez, near her when she went to our Lord. Mary had 24 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She loved them all as if they were her own. Services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church on Friday, May 2, beginning with a visitation at 9:00 a.m., followed by the Rosary at 9:30 a.m. The funeral Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. The family would like to thank family and friends for all the support and love on behalf of Mary. Thank you all, and God bless. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505)864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com
DODSON, BRIAN WADE PH.D. Dr. Brian Wade Dodson, Ph.D. age 60, passed away peacefully in his sleep Saturday, April 5, 2014. He is survived by his wife and the love of his life, Camilla. He is also survived by his Mother, Ruby; his brother, Leonard; his brother's wife, Kim; two nieces, Marian Dodson and Mary Beth McEvoy; and one nephew, Thomas McEvoy. Brian's father, Leonard, predeceased him in death. Brian spent the majority of his working career at Sandia National Laboratories. He was, during the course of his career, a physicist, a manager, a program manager at National Science Foundation, and a Sandia patent agent. After his retirement from Sandia, he worked as a technical consultant and pursued gourmet cooking. He was also well known in the community as a tenor, a musician, and an opera singer performing in a variety of civic light operas and musicals. Brian, to honor Camilla, flew to Ireland to sing the Dalkey Castle and then traveled throughout Europe singing. Brian brought his outstanding tenor voice and quiet dignity to the African American Catholic Community. He loved the music, and he loved to be with the African American Catholic Community. The choir director, Mrs. Louise Davis, lovingly called him IL DIVO. A celebration of Brian's life will be held at Brian and Camilla's home at 12709 Viewcrest Place NE on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11 am for all Brian and Camilla's friends and colleagues. There will be food, drink and music with which to remember Brian and to share memories.
DEAN, CAROLYN HALL Age 94, passed away on April 28, 2014. She was preceded by her husband, Maj. Kenneth C. Dean, USAF, who passed away in 1956. A resident of Albuquerque since 1959, she was born August 29, 1919 in Apalachicola, Florida. She graduated from Florida State College for Women (now Florida State University), and was a social worker and substitute teacher for many years. A longtime member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and AAUW, many will remember her walking her Irish Setters in the Princess Jeanne neighborhood and being a rabid ice hockey fan. She was a frequent participant in the "Story of New Mexico" classes offered at UNM, and she loved to travel. Carolyn is survived by her four children - Mitch, Kathryn, Kenneth, and Marsha; granddaughter Allie; and great-grandson Caleb. Visitation is Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. Funeral services will be Friday, May 2, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at FRENCH - Lomas followed by burial at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 2:15 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Santa Fe Symphony at (santafesymphony.org) or to Animal Humane New Mexico at (animalhumanenm.org). Please visit our online guest book for Carolyn at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
DALTON, JON LYNN Age 72, passed away suddenly in Albuquerque, NM on Friday, April 25, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at New Beginnings Church, 3601 Montgomery Blvd. NE, with Pastor Richard Mansfield officiating. Private graveside services to be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
BRITO, LOUIE DWAINE Age 52, a resident of Albuquerque, went home to the Lord, after a short and sudden battle with cancer on Saturday, April 26, 2014. He is survived by his parents, Edward and Rose Brito; five daughters, Angel Niles and husband, Vance, Monika Brito, Ashley Brito, Cassandra Brito, and Gracie Lou Brito; six grandchildren, Scotty Niles, Dominique Niles, Josh Archuleta, Sierra Archuleta, Layla Coleman, and Lexi Greene; three brothers, Lee Brito, Brian Brito and wife, Yvonne and Patrick Brito and wife, Amanda; two sisters, Anita Molina and husband, Chris and Charlene Watson and husband, Phil; godchildren, Andres Brito and Mercedes Brito; and a woman who loved Louie, Michelle Sherman. Services will be Thursday, May 1, 2014, 10:00 a.m., at FRENCH University. FRENCH University 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333
BACA, PHILLIP &Quot;PILO&Quot; &Quot;FELIPE&Quot; MAY 1, 1936 JULY 5, 2011 Thinking of you on your birthday, We talk of you still, We haven't forgotten you, And we never will. Happy Birthday! Your loving wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
ARCHULETA, ELIZABETH Elizabeth Archuleta, age 83, was born July 26, 1931 in Monte Vista, Colorado. She was a resident of Albuquerque for 54 years. She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Bertha Archuleta, sister Joan Gonzales and son Rodney Martinez. She is survived by her son Mike and wife Kathy; daughter Debra and husband Joe. She has six grandchildren Julia, Dominic, Michelle, Joshua, Alexandra and Mitchell; and nine great- grandchildren. She was parishioner of The Shrine of St. Bernadette's for over 30 years. She passed away peacefully with her family by her side. On May 1st a Rosary will be recited at 6pm, on May 2nd the Mass of Reconciliation at 9am, both services at The Shrine of St. Bernadette, 11509 Indian School Rd NE. She will be in our hearts and forever missed.
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.
WILLIAMS, CYNTHIA (CINDY) Cynthia (Cindy) Lynn Williams, age 54, of Albuquerque passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, April 26, 2014. She is survived by her parents Pharis and Geraldine Williams; her sister Debbie Balog; her brothers Tim and David Williams; her children, Daniel Williams, Sada Abila, and Shawn Guthrie; her two grandchildren, Deklan Guthrie and Shevelle Abila; her boyfriend, Steve Hudgins; and her faithful dog, General. Services will be held at Riverside Funeral Home, at 225 San Mateo Blvd., Albuquerque, NM 87108. Visitation will be on Friday (5/2/14) from 6:00p.m. - 7:30p.m., and funeral services on Saturday (5/3/14) from 10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m. A reception will follow at the American Legion, at 11005 Central Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123 from 12:00p.m. - 2:30p.m. In place of flower donations, the family requests that you make a donation to the charity or church of your choice.
WARN, BERNICE Age 90, of Albuquerque passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Arthur Warn; her daughters, Barbara Golden and husband Edward of Salt Lake City, UT, Carol Koblinski and husband Larry of Albuquerque. She was a grandmother to Stacey Wheelwright, Scott Wheelwright and Laura Rubio and great-grandmother to Emma Miller and Elliana Rubio. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she met her husband-to-be on the first day of high school in 1938. They were married December 1, 1943, just one month before Art left for the South Pacific during WWII. When he returned, their little family began. They moved to New Mexico in 1957. She enjoyed her life as a wife and mother and her family and pets were the center of her universe. She loved making each holiday, each birthday, in fact, each and every day special. Because of her, her family is left with beautiful memories and traditions that will be passed down for generations to come. She will be missed beyond words. In keeping with her deep love of animals, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Animal Humane New Mexico, 615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 or your favorite animal charity. Visitation will be Monday, May 5, 2014, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. A Graveside service will be Monday, May 5, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. Please visit our online guest book for Bernice at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
TRUJILLO, ESTHER SHAW Born June 15, 1927 in Albuquerque, NM to Margaret and Bonifacio Shaw and passed away, March 8, 2014. She grew up in the South Broadway area of Albuquerque and attended St. Francis School and St Mary's High School. She married Navy World War II veteran Jesse J. Trujillo in 1948, remaining married for 55 years. They had three children, Clara, Patrick and Steve. In 1960 they moved to California where Esther established and managed her own jewelry store. Esther and Jess volunteered their time with various community organizations. Until the time of her passing she continued her volunteer work with the Myesthina Gravis Foundation, City of Hope Foundation and Long Beach Memorial Hospital. She was a dedicated volunteer affecting the lives of so many. She was preceded in death by her husband who passed away in 2003. She is survived by her children, Clara Rasmussen, West Covina, CA, Patrick Trujillo and wife, Evangeline, Albuquerque, NM and Steve Trujillo, Dana Point, CA; five grandchildren adored their grandmother, Geoffrey Rasmussen, Nicolle Rasmussen Perales and husband Enrique, Noah, and fiancee Noelle, Maya and Travis Trujillo. She had eight great-grandchildren Gianni, Grant, Geoffrey Jr, Genna, Breanna, Christian, Madisyn and Mason; and her brother Bonifacio Shaw, Jr, and wife Marilyn, Glendale, CA. In addition, she had two step-grandchildren Erica Sanchez and Natalie Sanchez Vigil; and five step-great-grandchildren, Hunter, Landon, Xavier, Jenica and Sean. She loved all these children in ways that made her very special. Esther's remains will be buried at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM, Monday, May 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm. She will be laid to rest alongside her beloved husband Jess.