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Local obituaries as published daily in the Albuquerque Journal newspaper

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for FLOWERS
  • FLOWERS, LYLE W., U.S. ARMY SFC, RETIRED Age, 85, passed away May 6, 2014. Lyle was born March 12, 1929, in Elbert County, Ramah, CO, the fifth of eight children born to Joseph W. (Budd) and Agnes Franklin Flowers. The family moved to Calhan, CO in 1936 to be near a high school. Lyle attended grade school in Calhan, and junior and senior high schools in Denver, CO. Lyle's father had a farm sale, sold everything and moved his family to Denver in l944 where his three older sisters had settled after finishing college and were living with an aunt and uncle. Lyle never graduated from high school but worked a year in the Denver area and then joined the Army in November, 1947. He completed a GED series and Basic Training at Fort Ord, CA and received his high school equivalency certificate. He spent more than seven years with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC as a Motor Sgt. and Chief Mechanic and after a tour in Korea, decided to change careers and go into aviation. Lyle spent a second tour in Korea with the 13th Transportation Company, Light Helicopter, as a Crew Chief. He served two tours each in Korea, Vietnam and Alaska. Between his two tours in Vietnam, Lyle was an instructor in helicopter maintenance at Fort Eustis, VA. His career in aviation was spent with the 33rd Transportation Co, Fort Riley, KS and Fort Ord, CA; 13th Transportation Co, Korea; U.S. Army Transportation School, Fort Eustis, VA; 80th Transportation Co, Fort Richardson, AK; 8th Transportation Co, Fort Bragg, NC and Vietnam; 14th Transportation Battalion, Nha Trang, South Vietnam; 604th Transportation Co, Plakieu, South Vietnam; and 568th Transportation Co, Fort Wainwright, AK where he retired as shop foreman in 1968 with 21 years military service. The 568th was a General Support Maintenance Company that serviced all of Alaska's Army Aircraft. Lyle deployed with the 8th Transportation Co. and its maintenance detachment in November, 1961, and was one of the first three helicopter companies to arrive in Saigon, South Vietnam on December 11, 1961. They built their camp from scratch at Quin-yhon. Lyle truly loved army aviation and became qualified to fly in several different aircraft. Always with a rated pilot, Lyle accumulated nearly 200 combat support hours doing rescue and recovery missions during his tours in Vietnam where he earned the Air Medal with seven Oak Leaf Clusters. Through a military friend, Lyle met and married Shirley Ann Moorehouse in Kansas City, MO on November 3, 1952. They celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary only a month before Shirley passed away on December 12, 1987, losing her battle with Cancer & brain tumors. During his service, Lyle received the following medals and awards: the Army Commendation Medal, Korea Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, 5 Good Conduct Medals, 2 Purple Hearts, National Defense Service Medal, Air Medal with seven OLC, Senior Aviator Flight Wings, Senior Parachute Wings, Glider Wings, Expert Marksman Qualification Badge on the M-1 carbine, M-1 rifle and 45 cal. handgun and U.S. Army Transportation School Instructor Qualification Certificates. Following his retirement from the U.S. Army, Lyle worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Fairbanks, AK for 16 years. His service with the postal service started as a substitute carrier and ended as Postal Operations Specialist Senior. He also worked as Tour Supervisor, Mail Processing Supervisor, Customer Service Supervisor and as Acting Postmaster. On June 29, 1984, Lyle combined his postal service with his military service for one civil service retirement of 37 years. While working with the postal service, Lyle completed a ground school course and flight training and became qualified in small, single engine aircraft. He went on to qualify in the twin engine Piper Seneca and was instrument rated. In June 1985, Lyle, Shirley and their youngest daughter, Shannon moved to Albuquerque, NM where their oldest daughter Teresa was living. Lyle worked at First Interstate Bank in the vault sorting and wrapping coins and verifying currency until the bank sold in 1991. He then worked for himself doing yard maintenance and installing sprinkler systems. In 1991 he met Bonnie Lee (Jackson) Bassham and nearly two years later, on May 22, 1993, Lyle and Bonnie were married in his daughter Teresa's back yard. He took Bonnie to Alaska on their honeymoon where Lyle's second daughter, Danita, still lives in Fairbanks with her husband, Lloyd. Lyle and Bonnie have done much traveling with their fifth wheel camper and then the motor homes before Lyle retired from driving the "big rigs" at age 80. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho and attended services regularly. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Agnes Flowers, his first wife, Shirley Ann; brothers, Roy Lee and Lynn Flowers; sister, Audrey Heinricy; brothers-and sister-in-law Haskell Heinricy, Herman Norden, Hiram Merritt, Robert Ohnemus, Kent Petre and Shirley Jean Flowers. He is survived by his loving wife Bonnie, of the home; daughters, Teresa Fodge & Gary Holguin of Rio Rancho, NM, Danita (Lloyd) Swenson of Fairbanks, AK and Shannon Flowers, of Anchorage, AK; three sisters, Eleanor Norden and Violet Merritt of Denver, CO and Christen Petre of Castle Rock, CO; one brother, Rex, of Sarasota, FL; sister-in-law, Judy Ohnemus of West Covina, CA; 6 grandchildren, Christopher Fodge and Nicholas (Jennifer) Fodge, of Albuquerque, Lisa (Bill) Allen and Sherri (Tim) Brown, Mark (Kim) Swenson of Fairbanks, AK and Sheila (Steve) Hankins of Naples, FL; 17 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and good friends. A visitation will be held at 10:30 am with Funeral Services following at 11:00 am, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, officiant will be Pastor Si Budagher at First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, 3906 19th Avenue, Rio Rancho, NM. Interment to immediately follow at Vista Verde Memorial Park, Rio Rancho, NM. Pall Bearers are Christopher Fodge, Nicholas, Fodge, Lloyd Swenson, Gary Holguin, Robert Warianka, and John Franklin. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the New Mexico Cancer Center, Heart Hospital of New Mexico or Presbyterian Home Hospice. 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

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for FERRELL
  • FERRELL, CLARK EUGENE SR. Clark Eugene Ferrell Sr. 76 of Los Lunas went to be with our Lord on May 1, 2014. He was entrepreneur for many years and had a love for fishing in the rivers in his hometown in northern New Mexico. His parents, Charles Monroe Ferrell Sr., Sadie Viola Young and his stepfather Donald Young, precede him in death. He is survived by his three children; Carla Ann Ferrell husband Richard; Clark Ferrell Jr. all of Los Lunas; Charles Paul Ferrell wife Maria of Los Brazos. Two sisters; Charlene Minzenmayer, husband William of Ruidoso and Donalda Church husband Norman of Chandler, AZ; a brother Charles Monroe Ferrell Jr. wife Gretchen of Alamogordo. Eight grandchildren: Christopher Ferrell, Nadine Ferrell, Richard and Kyle Sanchez, Randy Ferrell, Alexandria, Felicity, and Charles Ferrell Jr., one great-grandchild and another on the way along with many other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held May 23 at the Santo Nino Catholic Church in Tierra Amarilla, NM at 11:00 am. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., (505) 866-9992, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for ESQUIBEL
  • ESQUIBEL, DONNA RAE Age 78, long time resident of New Mexico, passed away May 4, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Ray Esquibel; her sons Greg and Mitch Esquibel; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Donna was a founding member of Amapolas Garden Club; member of the Pi Phi sorority at UNM; and was a member of the Junior League of Albuquerque. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her. Services will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at FRENCH-Lomas. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Good Shepherd Center, 218 Iron Avenue S.W.,Albuquerque, NM 87102, (505) 243-2527,email www.lbgs.org. Please visit our online guestbook for Donna at www.frenchfunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for ESCARCIDA
  • ESCARCIDA, WILLIE G. On May 10, 2014 Willie G. Escarcida at age 90, passed away at home, with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Frances; daughters, Elayne and husband, Abraham Penner; Sandy and husband, Dana Army; grandson, Dylan Army and wife, Jamie; his precious great-granddaughter, Mailin. He is also survived by his sisters, Rose and Betty; half-brothers, Juan, Andrew and Eufracio Escarcida. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews as well as many wonderful friends. Willie was preceded in death by his daughter, Jeannie; parents, Onofre and Hipolito Escarcida; brothers, Eloy and Gilbert. Willie served in World War II in the US Army and was wounded in action. He received the Purple Heart as well as several other medals. He was a great soldier, husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He served on many different committees and organizations in the state, county, and in Placitas, where he was born, lived all his life, and loved very much. Funeral Services will be held at 9:00 am, on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, 7 Paseo De San Antonio Rd, Placitas, NM, 87043. Interment to follow at 10:30 am, at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Vista Verde Memorial Park, 4310 Sara Rd. SE, Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.comwww.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Rd. SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 505-892-9096

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for ELKINS
  • ELKINS, DIXIE, CROSS, EVELYN AND SMITH-TINKER, GEORGIA Happy Mother's Day Thank you very much for being great moms, grandmothers and good Americans. We will love and remember all of you forever. From the families and relatives of: The Elkins, Cross', Smiths and Tinkers

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for DURAN
  • DURAN, DOLORES CHAVEZ March 18, 1909 - May 13, 2002 Beloved Mom and Grandma

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for CHAVEZ
  • CHAVEZ, ETNA L. Etna L. Chavez, (or) Mrs. Eladio F. Chavez, born on September 1, 1925 passed away gently on Monday, May 5th, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her children Susan Perea, Anthony Chavez, and Carmen Wilson; grandchildren, Caroline Humphrey, Audrey Perea, Felicia Nunnally, and Ursula Perea. The youngest of two girls Etna was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Eladio F. Chavez and her sister Lorraine Baca. Like so many of her generation she married a WWII Veteran. Eladio earned a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his service in the Army. Etna and Eladio were high school sweethearts who raised a family and thrived in Albuquerque after WWII. Etna retired from the University of New Mexico's Student Health Department in the late 80's where she was an administrator. This association with the University and its students kept Etna abreast of society and social changes throughout her tenure and made her a very modern woman. After their retirement Etna and her husband reinvented themselves as artists. Often collaborating, and utilizing as their inspiration, their interest in primitive colonial religious art. They soon found themselves selling their art at the Spanish Market in Santa Fe. Etna and Eladio were also represented by the Weem's Gallery in Albuquerque. Etna became well known for her straw work and "story tellers", which were hand crafted with New Mexico clay. And now we say goodbye May the earth lie lightly on our beloved mother, grandmother, and friend. Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Guadalupe on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., 1860 Griegos Road N.W., Albuquerque, New Mexico. Following the mass Etna will be interred next to her husband at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe. Please visit our online guest book for Etna at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for BUCK
  • BUCK, BARBARA WILSON Age 82, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2014. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the chapel at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. To see the full obituary go to www.FrenchFunerals.com.

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for BRODMERKEL
  • BRODMERKEL, DONALD L. Donald Latham Brodmerkel passed away of natural causes at Emeritus Assisted Living in Albuquerque on May 6, 2014. He was born February 6, 1918 in Pittsburgh, PA to Margaret Grant Chesnutt Brodmerkel and Jacob Albert Brodmerkel. He worked for American Airlines and Union Carbide Company in Pittsburgh, for Baker Laboratories in Buffalo, NY and in Denver, Colorado as a district manger for 5 western states. He moved to Albuquerque from Pittsburgh in 1966 where he worked for Van Waters & Rogers and as Vice President of Control for Environmental Pollution in Santa Fe, NM at the conclusion of his long successful career. Preceded in death by parents, brother Arthur Brodmerkel of Pittsburgh, PA, daughter Nancy Carol Brodmerkel of Albuquerque, son-in-law James T Parks, Jr. of Oak Ridge, TN. Survived by wife of 48 years Anne M Sams Brodmerkel; and son Anthony Conforti of Albuquerque; daughter Linda Jean Brodmerkel Parks of Oak Ridge, TN; grandchildren Nancy Parks Keller of Idaho Falls, ID, and David James Parks of Charleston, S.C.; great-grandchildren Alexander James Paynter of Idaho Falls, ID, Abigail Marie Parks and Spencer James Parks of Dandridge, TN. 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

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for BREGMAN
  • BREGMAN, STANLEY IRWIN A Washington lawyer who was a close confidante to both Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Vice President Walter Mondale, died on May 8, 2014 in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 83. Mr. Bregman was born on March 20, 1931, in Washington, D. C. as the son of Bo and Sadie Bregman, who were Russian Jewish immigrants. His career in law and politics began when he was elected President of the Young Democrats of America during the Stevenson-Kefauver campaign. During Humphrey's failed attempt to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 1960 at the Convention held in Chicago, Bregman worked the floor to round up votes for Humphrey. Subsequently, he was an advance man for candidate Lyndon Johnson during the 1960 general election. Bregman graduated from George Washington University and G.W. Law School after having proudly served in the United States Coast Guard. In 1965, he formed a Washington law firm with the nephew of the Speaker of the House, Edward McCormick. Specializing in governmental relations, the firm represented numerous Fortune Five Hundred Companies. One of the clients he most proudly represented was the Washington Senators baseball team. While representing Robert Short of Minneapolis, he negotiated the purchase of the team and later the hiring of Ted Williams as General Manager. In 1969 the law firm was restructured as Bregman, Abell, and Kay. The second named partner, Tyler Abell, had held high-level positions in the Johnson Administration in the Postmaster General's office and as Chief of Protocol in the Department of State. Mr. Bregman's enthusiasm for baseball and politics was inherited by his sons, Benjamin and Samuel, both of whom played baseball for the Lobos at the University of New Mexico. His grandson, Alex Bregman, is now the shortstop for the Louisiana State University baseball team and was the national Freshman of the year in 2013. He wed Sandra Kneifl in 1957 and they were married for thirty-five years. Mr. Bregman is survived by his sister, Suzanne Fields; his sons Ben Bregman of Kauai, Hawaii, Sam Bregman of Albuquerque, New Mexico and his wife, Jackie; his daughter, Emily Gaspers of Santa Monica, California and her husband, Merlin; and his six grandchildren: Alex, Jessica, Anthony, Robert, Brittany and Holiday, of whom he was most proud.

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for BRAINARD
  • BRAINARD, W. (WILLIS) LEE Age 91, a longtime resident of Rio Rancho, NM, died Thursday, May 1, 2014. Lee was born in Bozeman, Montana on December 9, 1922, and spent many years in Chinook. Lee was a WWII Veteran, Army Air Corp, B-26 Flight Engineer. Lee spent the majority of his career as a teacher retiring from the B.I.A. in New Mexico. He taught classes in Meridian Idaho, Shiprock, Canoncito, and Albuquerque New Mexico. He, also, owned a fertilizer business in Pocatello, Idaho. Lee was preceded in death by his loving wife, Mary; his oldest son, Nick Brainard; his brother, Richard Brainard of Chinook; and Erwin McGregor of Manhattan, Montana. He is survived by his children, Beth Meeks and life partner, Joe Kraft, and Dar Brainard and wife, Kathy, both of Rio Rancho; and eight grandchildren, Donnie Brainard and wife, Vikki of Albuquerque, Tom Brainard of Denver Colorado, Justin Meeks and wife, Laura of Albuquerque, Shannon Peterson wife, Jessie of Albuquerque, Karey Quintero and husband, James of Rio Rancho, Koleena Schmidt and husband, Tucker of Albuquerque, Tara Brainard and Alyssa Brainard of Rio Rancho. He is also survived by 19 great-grandchildren, all residing in Albuquerque or Rio Rancho. Military services will be held Monday, May 12, 2014, 12:45 p.m., at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. All are welcome. Please visit our online guestbook for Lee at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Westside 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for BRAATEN
  • BRAATEN, KONRAD E. &Quot;KONNIE&Quot; Age 87, peacefully passed away surrounded by his family, friends and dogs on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Joann Braaten; daughters, Marsha Braaten, Susan Hiller and Paula Peterson and husband Kenny; grandchildren, Emily, Abby and husband Paul, Seth and wife Katie and Adam; 5 great grandchildren; and his devoted dogs, Jiggs and Rudi. Konnie was an avid Lobo Basketball fan since 1961 and was retired as a printer from the University of New Mexico Printing Plant. His hobbies included fishing, golfing and numerous adventures with his wife in their RV. Konnie was a charter member of Messiah Lutheran Church. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and his quick wit. A Memorial Service will be Thursday, May 15, 2014, 3:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. The family would like to thank Hospice Compassus for their tender loving care. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Society of NM, 615 Virginia St. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 or at: www.ahanm.org Please visit our online guestbook for Konnie at www.frenchfunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for BLAKE
  • BLAKE, ROBERT &Quot;BOB&Quot; JR. passed away suddenly while skiing in Colorado on Friday, May 2, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert Sr. and Laura Blake, and his daughter Connie. He is survived by his wife Marlene Blake; daughter Terri Blake and her mother Theresa Blake; Marlene's daughter Celeste Cordon; grandchildren Tony and Brittaney Cordon. He was born in Greely, CO, attended school in Dolores, C0, and graduated from Colorado State University's Veterinary College at age 22. He operated Bosque Farms Animal Clinic for many years, moved to New Zealand, then back to Corrales, NM. Bob was an avid outdoors man: hiking, skiing, fishing, and exploring area's history. He loved the outdoors and spent as much time as possible at the family cabin in CO. He devoted much of his life to his family, church, his dog Buddy, and friends. Bob was fun loving, compassionate, humble, and hardworking. He was the veterinarian at Watermelon Ranch Animal Rescue Center and worked with the Race Track of America ministry, among other charities. Services to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, May 17, at 2:00 pm at Christian Fellowship Church, 3901 Claremont Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Watermelon Mountain Ranch Animal Center, and include "In memory of Dr. Bob Blake," at 1512 Deborah Rd SE #203, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 and www.wmranch.org You can leave memories and photos of Bob at www.forevermissed.com/ dr-robert-bob-edgar-blake/#about

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for BARELA
  • BARELA, SIMON I. was called home on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Simon was preceded in death by his dad Demetrio Barela; grandparents Simon and Nettie Barela, Ignacio and Mela Ramirez; and nephew Joe Ben Barela. Simon is survived by his mom, Esther R. Barela; brother, Demetrio Barela; sisters, Mela and husband, John Livramento, Gerrie and husband, Adrian Maes, Becky and husband, Victor Carrillo and Sandy B. Garcia; many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Simon was a caregiver for grandpa Simon for many years. Simon attended East San Jose Elementary, Lincoln Jr. High and graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1973. Simon will be remembered as a very friendly and loving person and will be missed by all who knew him. Go in peace. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 8:15 a.m. at St. Joseph's on the Rio Grande Church with a Mass to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Monsignor Lambert Luna will be presiding over the services. Interment to follow at Mt. Calvary 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

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for ASHNER
  • ASHNER, PATRICIA Age 69, a resident of Rio Rancho, NM since 1981 passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 after a long hard battle with cancer. She was born in McKenzie, TN on July 7, 1944 to Prentice and Betty (Bobbit) Sexton. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Georgy, David, Bobby, Jerry. Patricia is survived by her daughter, Renetta Duke and husband, Mike; son, Jason Ashner and wife, Rebecca; grandchildren, Shenna Lizzi and husband, Mike; Zachary Clark, and Jakob Ashner; great-granddaughter, Kennedy Lizzi; sister Betty Leible; numerous nephews and nieces. She had a great love for her family, and made every holiday special. She was an avid gardener, and a great cook. She also had her own cleaning business for many years. She always put others first, and will be deeply missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, May 16, 2014 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Chapel, 4310 Sara Road SE, 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

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for ARCHULETA
  • ARCHULETA, PATRICIA Patricia Francis Archuleta passed away on May 2, 2014 at her home in Albuquerque, NM, after a courageous 23 year battle with Parkinson's disease. Pat was born July 25, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, and lived her adult life in Albuquerque, where as a loving mother, raised her eight beautiful children in the South Valley with her late husband, Alfonso. Pat is survived by her sister; eight of ten children; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and will be greatly missed. Pat had a passion and zest for life, loved to sew and garden, and was a prolific reader. She also loved to cook and enjoyed music of all eras, particularly from the 60s and 70s. Pat will be remembered with a memorial service to celebrate her life at St. Jude Thaddeus Church (Chapel), 5712 Paradise Blvd NW 87114, on May 17 at 10:30am, with small reception following the service. Please honor Pat by joining her family in prayer and condolences. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at: www.michaeljfox.org

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for ARCHIBEQUE
  • ARCHIBEQUE, TILLIE SANCHEZ First Mother's Day without you. A treasure has been lost through my eyes, My mother is no longer by my side. She left for a better place I hear, Where there is no pain, there is no fear. We shared our lives together with many ups and downs, But, the love that grew between us was so strong abound. The house is so quiet now that you are gone, But, your love still lingers all around. I miss you more that ever, no one will ever know the heartache that I have, when you left, you had to go. Some comfort I have, you're now with dad. I miss you MOM, I'll love you forever. Christine

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for ALLEN
  • ALLEN, IRIS S. Age 90, went to her happy hunting ground on Friday, May 9, 2014. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest R. Allen and two daughters, Sandra and Cynthia. She is survived by her two sons, Ronald and wife, Lynne, and Scott and wife, Kathy; seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Mrs. Allen was the Southwest Regional President of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary in the 1980's and was a life member of the Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and worked with Girls State. She enjoyed her hobbies of sewing, liquid embroidery, and was an avid rock hound. Iris enjoyed being a military wife and traveling the world while raising her four children. Memorial services will be Thursday, May 15, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at FRENCH - Lomas Chapel. Interment of her cremated remains will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Iris at www.FrenchFunerals.com Lovingly Pre-planned at FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for ALDERETE
  • ALDERETE, ELFIGO JR. &Quot;AL&Quot; was born April 29, 1943 and passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at age 71. He was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque. Al worked hard his entire life as a painter. He will be remembered as a loving father, husband, brother, Tata as well as a kind hearted friend. He put God and family first, he lived his life with his dearest wife Ernestine Alderete. Elfigo was preceded in death by his father Elfigo Alderete Sr. and his mother Emma Alderete; sons, Jerry Alderete and Frank Alderete. He is survived by his son, Al Alderete and Martha; daughters, Annette Shanahan and Billy, Marlene Alderete and Steve, Eileen Ramos and Derrick. Elfigo had many generations of grandchildren and will be greatly missed. Services will be held at San Felipe de Neri Parish in Old Town, 2005 N. Plaza NW. A Rosary will be recited on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 11:00am. Burial will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery Pallbearers will be Joseph Alderete, Jerry Alderete, Billy Shanahan, Tranky Barela, Derrick Ramos and Steve Tafoya. Honorary Pallbearers will be Cameron Aragon and Trent Dewyer. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ.505-343-8008.

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  • 05/11/14--00:00: Obituary for GROSSOEHME
  • GROSSOEHME, CLYDE Cmdr, Clyde Grossoehme, 89, died peacefully in his home on May 8th, 2014. He was born to parents Walter and Mathilda Grossoehme in Nemaha, Nebraska on August 22nd, 1924. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Laurene; and his two children, Jeff Grossoehme and Lisa Golden, all of Albuquerque. He is also survived by his brothers Kenneth Grossoehme of Auburn, Nebraska, Lannon Grossoehme of Coer d' Alene, Idaho; sister Frances Andrew of Auburrn, Nebraska; and sisters-in-law Doris Stokes of Pampa, FL and Maureen Stillahn of Omaha, NE. He was preceeded in death by four brothers: George, Robert, Wendell and Carl Grossoehme and his sister Eilleen Gurney. Clyde proudly served his country for 28 years in the United States Navy where he saw active duty in the Korean War, WWII, and Vietnam before he retired as Commander. He then worked as Assistant Mananger of Coronado Airport and Manager of 7 Bar Airport, Albuquerque and was an avid pilot himself. In retirement he enjoyed fishing, golf and traveling with his wife. He was a true American and will be missed dearly by his family and friends. Thank you for serving our country, Clyde. In Lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that contributions be made in his name to: The General Endowment Fund-St Paul's United Methodist Church, 9500 Constitution Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112.

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