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Local obituaries as published daily in the Albuquerque Journal newspaper

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    HOLDSWORTH, MATILDA E. Age 94, passed away Monday, June 2, 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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  • 06/03/14--00:00: Obituary for GRIEGO
  • GRIEGO, PLACIDA Age 88, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014. Placida is survived by two sisters, Jenny Martinez and Mary B. Garcia and husband Jerry; one brother, Salomon Griego and many family members and friends. Mass took place on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at San Ignacio Catholic Church, 1300 Walter St. NE. Interment followed at Chilili Cemetery, Chilili NM. 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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  • 06/03/14--00:00: Obituary for GANTT
  • GANTT, MARY GRACE a resident of Albuquerque since 1956, passed away June 1, 2014 at her home. She was born in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, February 27, 1924, the daughter of Reverend Samuel S. Hardy and Ethel May Thompson Hardy. She acquired a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing Education from the University of Cincinnati. During her residence in Albuquerque, Mary Grace was a member of: The Assistance League of Albuquerque, Cosmopolitan Women's Club, Albuquerque Medical Auxiliary, The New Mexico Symphony Guild, National Federation of Republican Women, Boys Scouts of America Den Mother, Little League, Kirtland Officers Wives Club, Albuquerque Museum Foundation and American Diabetes Society. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard R. Gantt, William F. Blank and her sister Dora Hardy. She is survived by her children Brian F. Blank of Placitas, NM, Victoria L. Ebell and husband Myron of Cheverly, MD, James S. Blank of Albuquerque, NM, Susan E. Page and Brian of Evergreen, CO, Margaret A. Blank of Belen, NM; her fourteen grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; Julia Ebell, Charles Ebell, Gemma Ebell, Thomas Ebell, Jennifer Nutt, Holly O'Brien, Brandi Blank, Kaitlin Page, Lauren Page, Madalyn Page, Ryan Blank, Austin Thompson, Travis Thompson, Leandra Thompson, Sarah Frost and family, Megan Nutt, Marty Nutt, Mason O'Brien, Krista Blank, Alissa Blank and Cynthia Borg. Mrs. Grantt will interred with her husband Richard R. Gantt at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at a private graveside ceremony. Stronge-Thorne Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. The family of Mary Grace Gantt wishes to express their sincere thanks to all family and friends for their thoughtfulness, help and sympathy at the time of their loss. Our thanks to the Physician and staff at Advantage and for her caregivers Lorie Bock, Maria Arrendondo, Leandra Thompson, Patrisia Enriquez Najera who have cared for her lovingly. Viewing and Visitation will be held from 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at Daniels Family Funeral Services Strong-Thorne Chapel, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque. The Funeral Service will be held at 9:00 AM on Friday, June 6, 2014, also at Daniels Family Funeral Services Strong-Thorne Chapel, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque. 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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  • 06/03/14--00:00: Obituary for FRICKS
  • FRICKS, MARGUERITE Age 87, a resident of Albuquerque since 1953 died Thursday, May 29, 2014 quietly in her sleep. She is survived by her sons, Thomas Fricks of Albuquerque, and Wayne Fricks and wife, Connie of Aurora, CO; grandchildren, Jon Fricks of Denver, CO, Leanne Laye of Phoenix, AZ, Christopher Fricks of Castle Rock, CO, and Cassandra Fricks of Aurora, CO; and many friends. Marguerite was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Marguerite Parker of Tucumcari, NM; and husband, Paul Fricks, Jr. She was born in 1927 in Tucumcari, NM and graduated from Tucumcari High. She moved to Albuquerque when she married Paul and she worked for Mountain Bell as an operator. Marguerite retired as a Service Rep. Supervisor in 1990. She was a pilot with the "99's", a woman's pilot organization. Marguerite also enjoyed playing the saxophone and piano. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place and interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery where she will be with the love of her life. Please visit the online guest book for Marguerite at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400

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  • 06/03/14--00:00: Obituary for DAVIS
  • DAVIS, ROBERTA &Quot;BERT&Quot; WILSON Age 78, resident of Albuquerque since 1969, went home to be with her Lord on May 28, 2014. Roberta was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 27, 1935 to George and Elva Wilson. She is survived by her loving husband Ted and they were married for 59 years. She is also survived by her son, Ronald of Tome, NM; her daughter Sharon and husband Gary Gill and grandsons Jacob and Brandon of Albuquerque. Roberta enjoyed volunteering with Perkins Brailler for the Blind for many years. She also loved bowling, golf, and reading. Roberta's wishes were to be cremated and buried alongside her husband near her parents. Burial will take place on Friday, June 6 at 3:00 pm at Sandia Memory Gardens Cemetery. Prearrangements were made through Daniels Family Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kaseman Hospice Unit, 8100 Constitution Pl. NE, Suite 400, Albuquerque, NM 87110.

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  • 06/03/14--00:00: Obituary for ANDERSON
  • ANDERSON, KINGSLEY Kingsley Myers Anderson age 43, of Albuquerque, NM, formerly of Shaker Heights, OH. Graduate of Western Reserve Academy ('89), Ohio Wesleyan University (BA '93) and Tulane University (MHA '99). Peace Corps service '94-'96 in West Africa. Instructor, University of New Mexico (C. Ed.). Owner/ President of Webport Design, Albuquerque, NM from '04-'14. Former Owner, Anderson Studio and Gallery, Albuquerque, NM. Kingsley was adored for his inquisitive mind, and will be remembered for his love of art and the outdoors. He was the loving father of Brynne Ariana and Logan Forester Anderson; cherished son of Ruthanne Myers-Fox (Aaron Fox) and Robert H. Anderson; dear brother of Kristi A. Horner (Ken), Vikki A. Patacca (Don) and Lari A. Jacobson (Peter); uncle of Andrew, Matthew and Amanda Horner, Kaylie and Hannah Patacca, Jonas and Sadie Jacobson; former husband of Shana Lane of Albuquerque, NM; preceded in death by his grandparents: Frank A. and Ruth B. Myers and Albert H. and Mary Adelaide Anderson. For those who wish to make a contribution in his name, please do so to a charity of your choice. Services in celebration of Kingsley's life will be held at a date and time to be determined. For additional information, directions, complete obituary and guestbook, please log online to www.Brown-Forward.com Brown-Forward Service, 216-752-1200

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  • 06/03/14--00:00: Obituary for ANAYA
  • ANAYA, JOHN P. John P. Anaya went with the Lord on Saturday, May 31, 2014. He was born on October 20, 1926. He was raised in Stanley, NM. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Clarabelle, with whom he shared his life for 62 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Basilio and Miquelita Anaya; his in-laws, Sie and Verna Gonzales; brothers, Fred, Tony, and Joe; and sister, Simona Davis. John is also survived by daughter, Pamela Jean Archibeque and husband, Ivan; and by his son, Dale Sie Anaya and wife, Marianne and their daughter, Lauryn Anne of Los Alamos, NM. John is also survived by his brother, Henry Anaya (married to the late Emma Anaya); his sisters, Isabelle Garcia (married to the late Antonio Garcia) and Mary Lou Salazar (married to the late Hank Salazar). John served in World War II on the Naval USS New Jersey battleship (the most decorated ship during the War). He later attended Saint Michael's College in Santa Fe, NM. John then worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, and followed by working at Sandia National Labs in Albuquerque, where he served for 41 years. John served on various boards and committees. These included: Sandia Labs Federal Credit Union Loan Review Board, Saint Joseph's Society in Galisteo, NM, Chairman of the State Committee for NM of Farm Service Agency for the US Department of Agriculture, appointed by the President Clinton Administration, the New Mexico Border Commission, appointed by our former Governor Bruce King. He was also a member in the New Mexico Livestock Association. John served as campaign manager for former State Treasurer, David King, and also assisted in the gubernatorial campaigns of our former Governor Bruce King, former Governor Tony Anaya, former Governor Jerry Apodaca, and former US House of Representative, Manuel Lujan. John also worked as a life-long rancher. Lauryn was John's only granddaughter, who loved him very much and he loved her. John, in his later years, befriended a young child by the name of Stirlin Harris who visited with him every Tuesday and who brought so much joy to John and his wife. John also wished to recognize his god-daughter, Cheryl Maturino, who spend many days helping him and his wife during their difficult last months. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 7:00 p.m., at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church, 5415 Fortuna Rd. SW. Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dennis Chavez, Mike Brinson (of Amarillo, TX), Gerald Garcia, Robert Martinez, Marty Padilla, Fred Anaya, John Maturino, Jason Saenz and Homer Velasco. Honorary pallbearers will be Chuck Perea, and all of John's very special nieces and nephews. Please visit the online guest book for John at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333

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  • 06/04/14--00:00: Obituary for YORK
  • YORK, KERCHIEVIEL ROBERT &Quot;BOB&Quot; Bob, age 86, was born December 13, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois. He moved to Albuquerque with his parents at the age of three, where he has resided ever since. He met and married the love of his life, Evelyn Ann Williams, in 1945. They had been married 68 years at the time of his passing on Thursday, May 29, 2014. He was a devoted, loving and nurturing father and grandfather to his three children, as well as his five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. Bob was a great role model, teacher and friend. He was a man of God and a deacon in the church. Over the years, he was a member of Riverside, Parkview and Tijeras Baptist Churches. Bob started working in paint shops at the age of 14 and was well respected in the auto painting community. He was often requested and in demand as a professional automotive painter who never released an inferior product. He was a true man of character and integrity. Bob worked as a paint shop manager at several locations in the city, including Newbill's Paint and Body and Sunshine Buick, eventually retiring from Lloyd McKee's. He was a true outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. These trips to the wilderness always revolved around multi-generations of his family. He passed on his knowledge and love of hunting and fishing to his children and grandchildren. He leaves behind his bride of 68 years, Evelyn; three children and their spouses, Joyce Ann and husband, Tillman (T.D.), Richard and his wife, Yolanda, and Brad and his wife, Loretta; five grandchildren, Eric McCarson, Grant McCarson, Marshal York, Michelle York Bell and Adam York; ten great-grandchildren, Wesley McCarson, Trevor McCarson, Damon York, Haleigh York, Savannah York, Tatum York, Malec York, Emily Olejnik, Drew Olejnik and Arthur York; niece, Norma Loos; other nieces and nephews; as well as many great-nieces and great-nephews. Bob was preceded in death by infant son, Robert Stephen York; sister, June Shirley; niece, Marilyn Matthews; nephew, Bruce Shirley; and his parents, Kerchieviel Everest York and Willie Mae Parker York. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014, 3:00 p.m., at FRENCH - University Chapel. Please visit our online guestbook for Bob at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333

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  • 06/04/14--00:00: Obituary for WINTERBOTTOM
  • WINTERBOTTOM, ROBERT BARNES Robert Barnes Winterbottom spread his wings peacefully on May 30, 2014. A soldier, beautician, father, husband and a grand pop, Robert was born May 5, 1928 in Norristown, PA; he moved his family to Albuquerque, NM in 1958. He is survived by his brother Happy Jack, four sons Gene, Robert, Daniel and William, daughter Marianne, seven grand-kids and five great-grand kids. He proudly served his country in the Army during World War II as a rifleman, drummer and trumpet player. Beautician by trade, he also played the organ and loved to practice and learn the Spanish language talking to anyone who would listen or teach him a new word or sentence.. He loved his wife of 58 years surviving her for over four years. His kids always came first and loved them unconditionally. He loved to spend time as the horse track playing nickel Keno and playing free poker tournaments in Austin, TX where he visited family frequently. He loved watching and betting on baseball games cheering on his Dodgers and routing against "A bunch of Crooks!" the Yankees. The family is not holding services at his request as his family celebrated his life with him during his final days where he brought everyone together to laugh, cry and pray together by his side. In lieu of flowers donations may be given in his honor to The ALS Association NM Partner, 2309 Renard Place SE Ste. 202, Albuquerque, NM 87106 or online at www.alasnm.org "Therefore. If any man be Christ. He is a new Creature Old things passed away. Behold. All things become new."-2 Cor 5:17 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

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  • 06/04/14--00:00: Obituary for WELLS
  • WELLS, CHARLES EDWARD 1918 - 2014 Charles Edward Wells, age 95, a resident of Belen, NM passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014. He was born to the late Edward and Rosa McNair Wells on November 12, 1918 in Douglas, Arizona. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his beloved wife of 60 years, Mary Ellen Davidson Wells in 2009; brother, William Stone Sr.; sisters, Zora Wells, Nina Brown, Rosamae Clark and Margaret "Betty" Braly; son-in-law, Von Chesnut; niece, Darlene Cason; nephew, Richard Brown; mother-in-law, Myrtle Vezzre; brother-in-law, Warren Davidson; and sister-in-law, Marion Joyce Davidson. Charles is survived by his son, Edward Wells and wife, Wanda; and daughters, Carolyn Chesnut and Charlene Tolzin. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A Viewing will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, June 6th at 10:30 a.m. with a Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ambercare Hospice in Belen, 420 N. Main Street, Belen, NM 87002 or Belen Christian Church, 421 S. 11th Street, Belen, NM 87002. Please sign Charles' online tribute at: www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main Street, Belen, NM.

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  • 06/04/14--00:00: Obituary for TURNBOW
  • TURNBOW, EARL Services for Earl Turnbow, 78, of Fort Sumner, NM will be held at 11am on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Fort Sumner Church of Christ with Mr. Gary Good officiating. Burial will follow in the Turnbow family plot, Fort Sumner Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Logan Turnbow, Tim Turnbow, Landon Turnbow, Jason Saiz, Donte Schlomer, Nick Pope, and Brody Dyer. Honorary bearers will include all his law enforcement friends, and members of the area volunteer fire departments. Visitation hours will be Thursday from 11am to 6pm at the funeral home. Earl Turnbow was born July 14, 1935 in Haskell, Haskell County, Texas to the home of Earl and Pauline (Callaway) Turnbow. He passed away peacefully at his home on June 2, 2014. At the age of 3, his family moved to a little New Mexico settlement called Duro where they lived through his elementary school years, attending school at Vaughn, NM. His junior high years were in Clovis and his high school years were in Fort Sumner where he participated in all athletic sports. While in high school he placed second in the NM High School Rodeo finals. Earl worked for many area ranches where he made many lasting friendships. In 1972 Earl entered law enforcement and worked as a Deputy Sheriff for De Baca County. He was elected as Sheriff four terms, and was appointed Sheriff by special appointment for six months. He also served as a Deputy Medical Investigator for the Office of the Medical Investigator with the first class held in New Mexico. Earl attended the NM Law Enforcement Academy and received his NM Certification. He spent his last years in law enforcement in Pecos, NM. Earl married Loretta Walker on September 25, 1954. They made their home in Fort Sumner where they raised their family. Earl is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters Charlsie Ehlers, Billie Jo Jordan, and a brother Buddy Foote. Earl is survived by his wife of 59 years Loretta Turnbow of the family home in Fort Sumner; three sons Emmett Casey Turnbow and wife Sandy of El Paso, TX, Taylor Walker and wife Melissa of Peralta, NM, and Patrick Earl Turnbow and wife Becky of Clovis, NM; also surviving are eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; along with a host of friends and relatives. Arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, NM. (575) 355-2311. To place an online tribute or sign the guestbook go to www.chavezfuneralhome.com

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  • 06/04/14--00:00: Obituary for TAFOYA
  • TAFOYA, ABENICIO S. 1907-2014 Abenicio S. Tafoya, age 106, a life-long resident of Contreras, NM, peacefully joined his Lord and Savior while at his home on May 31, 2014. He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in La Joya, NM. Abenicio and his wife served as the Mayordomos (caretakers) of the San Jose Catholic Church in Contreras for many years. Abenicio served his country during World War II as a telephone and telegraph lineman with a signal construction battalion and was honored with the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, American Theater Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Abenicio shared his love of the land as a horseman, a rancher and farmer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Tafoya in 2006; his daughter, Emilia Tafoya in 1952; and his parents, Antonio and Sofia Salas Tafoya. Abenicio is survived by his daughters, Antoinette Baca and her husband, Martin of Rio Rancho, and Anna Gallegos of Contreras; grandchildren, Antonio Baca of Rio Rancho, Valerie and Roland Sanchez II of Bosque, Marie Baca and Mark Guerrero of Rio Rancho, Amelia Gallegos of Contreras, Dean Gallegos and Stephanie Padilla of Las Cruces, and Zach Gallegos of Socorro; and great-grandchildren, Lucia Sanchez of Bosque, and Joselyn and Lincoln Guerrero of Rio Rancho. A viewing will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel, on Thursday, June 5th at 6:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Final Viewing will be held at the San Jose Catholic Church in Contreras, on Friday, June 6th at 9:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at Contreras Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Dean Gallegos, Zach Gallegos, Antonio Baca, Roland Sanchez II, and Mark Guerrero, cousin, Robert Tafoya, friend and neighbor, Marcel Abeyta, and God daughter, Kim Schnepper. Sign Abenicio's online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main Street, Belen, NM.

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  • 06/04/14--00:00: Obituary for SANDOVAL
  • SANDOVAL, ALEXANDER Alexander Sandoval, 30, passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph Lucero and grandfather Frank Lucero. He is survived by his daughter Serenity Sandoval; his mother Venus Sandoval and Rick Ortega; father Alex Sandoval Sr.; his brother Chris Sandoval and wife Valerie; sisters Amanda Sandoval and Martin Avila, Nicole Sandoval, Donielle and Erma Apodaca; and grandparents Bernadine Lucero, Loyola and Toby Lucero. He is also survived by many uncles, aunts, nieces' nephews, cousins and friends. Viewing for family and friends will be on Thursday, June 5th from 5pm -7pm and Rosary from 7pm-8pm at Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Mass will be held on Friday, June 6th at 9am at St. Josephs on the Rio Grande Parish, 5901 St. Joseph Dr. NW. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

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  • 06/04/14--00:00: Obituary for SAIZ
  • SAIZ, DAVID Happy birthday David. We miss you with every year that goes by. Love you. The Saiz Family

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  • 06/04/14--00:00: Obituary for RUSSELL
  • RUSSELL, GERALD G. &Quot;JERRY&Quot; Gerald G. "Jerry" Russell passed away May 29, 2014. He was 84. Jerry was born on August 10, 1929 in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He was preceded in death by his parents, George A. and Katherine Russell; his brothers, Antony and Thomas G. Russell. He is survived by his son, Thomas M. Russell; daughter, Katherine Babic; grandson, Kevin Babic; and nephew, Tony T. Russell all of Albuquerque; as well as many cousins in Canada, Greece and the USA. Jerry proudly served in the United States Naval Reserve for 4 years. He graduated from UNM in Business Administration in 1951. He worked in the Horse Racing Industry in Pari-Mutuels from 1947 through 1997 at facilities including The New Mexico State Fair, The Downs at Santa Fe, La Mesa Park, San Juan Downs and Ruidoso Downs. Jerry loved hunting, fishing and was an ardent trapshooter. Graveside Services will be held Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Sunset Memorial Park at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Father Conan officiating. Please visit the online guest book for Gerald at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH University 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333

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  • 06/04/14--00:00: Obituary for PHILPOT
  • PHILPOT, EARL W. JR. Earl W. Philpot Jr. passed away on May 31, 2014 at University of New Mexico Hospital. Earl was the son of Edna and Earl W. Philpot Sr. and born in Montgomery, Alabama on November 5, 1928. Earl is survived by his three children Edward, Helen and Dana (Dan), from his first marriage to Florence B. Philpot who passed away in 1978. He is survived by his wife Brenda Philpot, who he married in 1989. Earl has one brother Edward V. Philpot. Earl lived a colorful life, first working the family's movie theatre in West Blocton, Alabama. He then joined the Air Force and served twenty-three years as an aerial photographer and pilot. He flew with the Air Force Thunderbirds as their aerial photographer and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. Earl was an entrepreneur, business owner, a news reporter for several of the New Mexico TV Stations, a Deputy Sheriff for Bernalillo County and worked as a Private Investigator until he retired in his seventies. He loved country western music, wrote and played many of his own songs with the family band. He loved to bowl, eat a good buffet, joke and had a great sense of humor. Earl was a loving father, devoted husband, and a true American hero and patriot. His love, happiness and friendly smile will be truly missed by his family and friends. Services will be held on Friday June 6, 2014 at Daniels Wyoming Chapel, 7601 Wyoming Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87109 with Military Honors. 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

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  • 06/04/14--00:00: Obituary for NEAL
  • NEAL, EVELYN Age 81, a resident of Albuquerque for over 45 years, died Saturday, May 31, 2014. She is survived by her children, Marie Neal and partner, Judy Vratil and Richard Neal, all of Albuquerque; and many friends. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. Neal. She was born in 1932 in Burnett, TX to Chris and Jewell and after graduation Evelyn was working in El Paso, where she met and married "Lew." They were transferred several times, finally settling in Albuquerque. She worked for the federal government until her retirement. Evelyn loved flowers, pets, and animals and was a watercolor artist. She was a devoted member of her church, Sombra Del Monte Christian Church. Evelyn was a loving mother and friend and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Sombra Del Monte Christian Church, 2525 Vermont St. NE, 87110. Should friends desire, contributions may be made in Evelyn's name to Animal Humane NM, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque 87108. Please visit our online guestbook for Evelyn at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400

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  • 06/04/14--00:00: Obituary for MULLIGAN
  • MULLIGAN, PATRICK KEVIN age 57, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 30, 2014 at his home in Corrales. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Mulligan and Patricia Mulligan. His wife of 23 years, Elizabeth Nuanez Mulligan and his son, Shane Patrick Mulligan, continue to live through him, alongside with Patrick's sister, Patricia McCallister and husband Jon with their children, Jennifer and Brian McCallister. He leaves behind many aunts, cousins and uncles who influenced his career path as a fire fighter, such as his uncle, Henry Mallon, NYFD; uncle, Jimmy Mallon, NYFD and uncle, Gerard Mallon, NYPD. Through this brotherhood, he was introduced to lifelong friends who would later be considered family, as well as the introduction to his wife and her large, loving and supportive extended family. After a brave and respectable career, he retired from Albuquerque Fire Department, making him a Veteran of the Army and the Fire Department. The love he showed for his family, friends and co-firemen still exists and thrives through us all, and he remains with us in spirit. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd. Rio Rancho, NM, on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10:30am. A Celebration of Life Service, hosted by the Albuquerque Fire Department, will immediately follow the Mass. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th ST. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.

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  • 06/04/14--00:00: Obituary for MEDINA
  • MEDINA, MARY OLYMPIA At the age of 92, Mary, beloved mother, wife, daughter, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and sister, was embraced by the Lord and taken to eternal life on Saturday, May 31, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Silas Medina; mother, Telesfora Martinez; father, Celso Martinez; sisters, Marcelina Lujan and Claudia Martinez; brother, Leopoldo Martinez; grandson, Toby Medina; great-grandson, Miles May; and by her three little angels. She is survived by her brother, Prudencio Martinez; five sons, Frank Medina and wife, Connie, Ernest Medina and wife, Tonie, Clarence Medina and wife, Josie, Steve Medina and Silas Medina and companion, Julie; two daughters, Marie Hermosillo and husband, Ismael and Grace Sanchez and husband, Sonny; 15 grandchildren; 23 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mom will always be remembered for her fantastic home cooked meals, devotion and love she had for all her family. The Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 7:00 p.m., at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. NW. Mass will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven. Please visit our online guestbook for Mary at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Westside 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300

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  • 06/04/14--00:00: Obituary for HORTON
  • HORTON, BEN K. Beloved husband dad and grandfather, Ben K. Horton passed away peacefully on Friday, May 30, 2014. Ben was born on December 16, 1928 to Benjamin Kennedy who died in WWII and Lois Stearns Kennedy who later married Leo Horton. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Thorne Horton who he was devoted to for 55 years. He is survived by his wife, Kay Parman Horton, his love, a true sports partner and an adventurous traveling companion; his two sons, Ben T. Horton and Richard M. Horton; step-son, William Gifford IV; his daughter Rebecca F. Cheney; six grandchildren, Andrew Horton, Jennifer Headle, Miles Horton, Savannah Horton, Allene Cheney and Mathew Cheney all whom he loved deeply. Ben studied at UNM college of Business Administration and then entered UNM School of Law, graduating in 1952. Upon graduation, he was a lieutenant in the Staff Judge Advocate Corps of the USAF at the Walker Air Force Base in Roswell, NM where he was Staff Judge Advocate and assistant Commanding Officer. After fulfilling his service commitment, he returned to Albuquerque and opened his law offices in 1956 practicing General and Workman's Comp for thirty-one years. In 1983, he built and developed subdivisions featuring adobe solar homes in the northwest valley and the beautiful Oceano Palace Beach Front Hotel with three Mexican business associates in Mazatlan, Mexico. He played a cornet in the Shrine Band and the Schmaltmeisters German Band for almost 40-years. Ben played with this band at almost every nursing home in Albuquerque. As a 35-year member of the Lions Club, he arranged the one and only Pro-Football game between New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys in the Duke city. Ben was an avid supporter of the UNM's athletic program. In his early years, he was devoted to traveling as a fan with the UNM track & field team. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 3:00 p.m., at FRENCH - University. Please visit the online guest book for Ben at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333

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