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- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for EMANUEL
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for DILLON
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for DEARDEN
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for DAVIS
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for CUNNIN...
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for CORN
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for CLAYTON
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for CLARK
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for CHAVEZ
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for CHAVEZ
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for CAMPERELL
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for BUTLER
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for BUNTZ
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for BUICAN
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for BROOKS
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for BLACK
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for BECHT
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for BARNHART
- 06/08/14--00:00: _Obituary for ALTENBACH
- 06/09/14--00:00: _Obituary for WHEELER
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for EMANUEL
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for DILLON
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for DEARDEN
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for DAVIS
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for CUNNINGHAM
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for CORN
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for CLAYTON
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for CLARK
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for CHAVEZ
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for CHAVEZ
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for CAMPERELL
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for BUTLER
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for BUNTZ
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for BUICAN
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for BROOKS
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for BLACK
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for BECHT
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for BARNHART
- 06/08/14--00:00: Obituary for ALTENBACH
- 06/09/14--00:00: Obituary for WHEELER
EMANUEL, LAURA ELIZABETH Laura Elizabeth Emanuel (nee Koch) born April 13, 1937 in Evanston, Ill was united with our Heavenly Father May 26, 2014, following a brave battle with cancer. She is survived by her sister Winnie Fernandez, brother-in-law Pelayo Fernandez and their five children, daughters Rivka Dawn Vaughs, Martica Aida Casias and son Frank Lawrence Emanuel, sons-in-law Don Paul Askey, Steve Casias, and five grandchildren: Elias, Trevor, Melissa, Ellis, and Olivia Grace. Until the age of 9, Laura lived in Lake Forest, Ill. She later moved to Colorado, then to California and lastly New Mexico. Laura was a brilliant student. She had a B.A. from Harvard University Magna cum Laude, an M.A. in education from Adams State College, and an M.A. in Special Education from the University of New Mexico. She was a social worker in Los Angeles early in her career before she became dedicated to helping students as an educator. She had a 30-year career, teaching children with severe learning disabilities in Taos, Questa, Penasco and Santa Fe. Laura had many passions in life including music, art and swimming competitively in the Senior Olympics. She was a member of St. Bede's Episcopal church in Santa Fe and served in the choir for over 25 years. A memorial service will be held in Laura's honor on June 13, 2014 at 1 p.m. at St. Bede's Episcopal Church, 1601 S St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM.
DILLON, KATHLEEN &Quot;KITTY&Quot; Kathleen "Kitty" Dillon, 83, a resident of Albuquerque since 1952, passed away quietly on Thursday, June 5, 2014. She is survived by her son, Michael John Dillon of Richland, WA; grandsons, Blake Michael Dillon of Albuquerque, Scott Patrick Dillon and wife, Lori of Richland, WA, Joshua Kingsbury and wife, Lucy of Albuquerque and Andrew Kingsbury and wife, Dawn of Kailua, HI; nine great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Diane Carlton of Grand Cane, LA. Kitty was preceded in death by her husband, P.R. "Bob" Dillon. Mrs. Dillon taught Anatomy and Physiology at TVI (CNM) for over 20 years. Cremation has taken place and private services will be held at the family graveside in Many, LA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a hospice charity of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Kitty at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
DEARDEN, MARJORIE L. Age 89, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2014 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. She was born Marjorie Louise Flint in Leicester, MA, the third of four children. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BA in French. While attending college, she met her future husband, Glenn B. Dearden. They were married for 52 years until his passing in 1998. They lived most of their lives in Massachusetts until retiring in Albuquerque in 1984. They had a wonderful life together sharing values and interests with humor, enthusiasm and love. Their commitment and cooperative partnership created a warm and nurturing environment for raising a family. Marjorie was a member of the Unitarian Church for many years. She was active in many civic and conservation organizations. She took her job as a parent very seriously, strongly encouraging reading, knowledge of current events and education. She organized constructive activities involving not only her own children but the surrounding youth community. She was an avid gardener cultivating a yearly vegetable garden. Her love of the outdoors extended into her favorite activity, long walks, which she continued into her 80's. She is survived by her five children and three grandchildren. Marjorie will be laid to rest in Paxton, MA later in the year. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association of New Mexico, 9500 Montgomery Blvd NE #121, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Please visit our online guestbook for Marjorie at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Westside 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
DAVIS, KATHRYN SUE Feb. 2, 1947 - May 28, 2014 Kathryn Sue Davis, age 67, of Albuquerque died at home on May 28th. Kathy had lived with severe COPD for over 17 years but never allowed it to hold her back from living a full life. Those around her knew her as unique, eccentric, fun-loving, and adventurous. Kathy often spoke her mind and never apologized for her opinions! She loved to help the underdog and was never afraid to stand up for what she thought was right. Kathy was adamantly a "yellow dog" Democrat and she filled two passports cruising around the world. She served six years on the New Mexico State Board of Dentistry; eight years on the Rules Committee of New Mexico State Board of Racing and was a member of the New Mexico Horsemen Assn. State Board. In Farmington she served on the Halvorson House Board of Directors and the Better Business Bureau board. She graduated from Farmington High School and the College of Artesia. She was an Albuquerque elementary school teacher, a Farmington property manager, business owner and with her husband raised and raced horses. She is survived by husband Jerry Bennett; a son Sherman Padgett, daughter-in-law Mia, grandchildren Anthony and Sophia of Wichita, KS; her stepchildren Bryan and Sloan Bennett, Kelly Thomas and six step-grandchildren, all of Mt. Vernon, TX; a sister Julie Davis of Portland, OR, nephews Andrew Carter and David Hughes, both of Denver, CO and a niece Julie Carter of Portland, OR. Her five great-nieces and nephews: Holly, Curran and Ian Carter; Juliana and Katerina Smith were a big part of her life. She was preceded in death by her parents, former Farmington Mayor Floyd G. Davis and Kathryn Davis. Memorial services will be held in Farmington with the date to be announced later.
CUNNINGHAM, MARGHERITA R. &Quot;MARGE&Quot; Age 84, passed peacefully on June 2, 2014. She is survived by her children, Karen Cunningham and husband Paul "Bill" Beck, Russell Cunningham and wife Lisa; granddaughter, Jessica Cunningham; her brother David Rubino and wife Mary Lou and her sister Berta Stroshine and husband Dean and many other family and friends including "Casey". She was preceded in death by her son Edward Cunningham; dear friend Ted Exford; and her parents David and Anna Rubino. Marge received her degree from University of Massachusetts and owned Cunningham Reporting Agency in Hartford, CT for 40 plus years. She was active in P.E.O. International and the Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM) through the Episcopal Church. Marge established a scholarship fund in honor of her son Edward. She was a member of St. Chad's Episcopal Church where she was active in the Daughters of the King. Marge was a loving and supportive mother, grandmother and aunt. A memorial celebration of her life will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Chad's Episcopal Church, 7171 Tennyson St NE. Cremation has taken place and burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford, CT. Memorial contributions may be made to: PEO International www.peointernational.org., Society of the Increase of the Ministry (SIM), www.simministry.org, St. Chad's Episcopal Church, www.stchadsabq.org. Visit our online guestbook for Marge at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
CORN, JEANNE THOMASON passed away on March 20, 2014 at her home. In June, a service with her cremains will be held at Sandy Creek Baptist Church in Ponce de Leon, FL. Born Feb. 29, 1924 in Ponce de Leon to the late D.E. and Aubrey Thomason, Jeanne spent much of her life following her husband as he advanced in his Air Force career. She had a flair for decorating that transformed the drabness of base housing. She liked to cook and entertain guests at dinners and parties and was known for her hospitality. This trait was especially important when her husband was Base Commander at Kirtland AFB. Her love of gardening provided fresh vegetables and yards filled with blooming flowers and roses. After a divorce, Jeanne obtained her realtors and brokers license and entered the work force. She was very successful in her new career, winning many selling and listing awards. Surviving are daughters Janet Cartwright of Panama City, FL and Chrys Corn (Rich Bartollo) of The Villages, FL; son Jim Corn of ABQ; granddaughter Leigh-Anne Ronnow (Ken) and their son Hayden of Hendersonville, NV. One of six children born into a farming family , Jeanne is survived by sisters Kathleen Crawford of DeFuniak Springs, FL and Barbara Laird Oliver of Pensacola, FL; sister -in-law Mary Thomason of DeFuniak Springs; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by sisters Marjorie Scott of DeFuniak Springs and Ethleen Farrior Hoogland of Pensacola; brother Glen Thomason of DeFuniak Springs; nephew Ken Scott of Atlanta, GA; and former husband, James T. Corn. The children would like to thank Hospice for their wonderful care and support and Sonia Carbajal for her loving and competent home health care, and much more, she provided Jeanne . Memorial contributions can be made to Sandy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Gary Scott, CPA, 1554 Government Street, Ponce de Leon, FL 32455-6706. This is also the final resting place for Jeanne's grandparents, parents, a sister, brother, nephew and many other relatives.
CLAYTON, MINARD &Quot;CLAY&Quot; L. Age 84, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014. He was born in Dill City, OK on October 19, 1929, to George and Mary Clayton. Clay is survived by wife, Toyo Clayton of 63 years; daughters, Diann O'Neill and Paula Rodriquez and husband Richie; grandchildren, Melony Cable and her husband Dalien, Nic Rodriguez and his wife Nina; great- grandchildren, Kaylen Cable, Kieran Cable and Etienne Louis; brother, F.A. Clayton; caregivers, Ruth Louis, Erin Burns and Denette Chavez. Pallbearers Richie Rodriguez, Nic Rodriguez, J.B. Conley and honorary pallbearer Mike Young. Clay loved spending time with his grandchildren, his beloved dog "Buster", his family and watching NASCAR. He will be greatly missed by numerous relatives, friends and all who knew and loved him. There was a viewing on Friday May 30, 2014 at Saint Stephen's United Methodist Church, 4601 Juan Tabo NE, at 9:00 am followed by funeral services at 10:00am. Interment immediately followed at Sandia Memory Gardens, 9500 San Pedro NE Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers donations may be given in Clay's honor to The Library for the Blind and Physically Handicap (LBPH) of Santa Fe, 1209 Camino Carlos Rey Santa Fe, NM 87507 . To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
CLARK, WILLIAM DALE Age 84, was called home to the Lord on Friday, June 6, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Hope Clark; children, Dale Clark, Peggy Velasquez, Catherine Liparoto and husband, Steven, Beverly Iwerks, Debbie McClintock and husband, Jim, Nancy Dodge and husband, Charlie, John Clark and wife, Vicki, and Mark Clark and wife, Eva; 18 granchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; his sister, Sharon Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. William is preceded in death by his parents, Uriah and Lottie Clark; brother, Carl Clark; brother-in-law, Gilbert Ramirez; son-in-law, Jim Iwerks; daughter-in-law, Mandy Clark; grandson, Daniel Clark; and granddaughters, Raquel and Rochelle. Mr. Clark served for a total of 36 years in the service: one year in the United States Air Force then the New Mexico National Guard for 35 years. He enjoyed dancing, outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting. William was a fan of the Old Time County Western Music artists like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, George Jones and Hank Williams. When he was not doing his hobbies or listening to his tunes, you could find Bill working on his or other's cars. The family would like to thank the Gentiva Hospice team, especially his nurse Jenifer. A Rosary will be recited Friday, June 13, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at FRENCH Lomas, with Visitation beginning at 6:00 p.m. Graveside services will be Saturday, June 14, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Dale Clark, John Clark, Mark Clark, Carlos Clark, Johnny Clark and Joshua Clark. Honorary Pallbeareres will be Joseph Clark and Dylan Jachter. Please visit our online guestbook for William at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
CHAVEZ, IRENE M. 3/4/40 - 6/7/13 We miss you so much. It's been one year. God bless you. Love, your husband, son, daughter, daughter-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren
CHAVEZ, NATIVIDAD (TIVIE) At age 73, on June 1, 2014, the Lord unexpectedly called Tivie home. Her son, Randy Ray Chavez preceded her in death. Tivie is survived by her husband, Benito Chavez, the love of her life; children, Mary Rhonda Marquez and husband George, Richard Ronald Chavez, James William Lobato, Eloisa Vigil and husband Tom, Avelia Castillo and husband Javier, Victoria Holguin and husband Victor, Angela Lucero and husband Matthew, and Benito Chavez, Jr. She is also survived by one sister, Virginia Saavedra, 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends. Visitation will be held Monday, June 9th, 1:00 PM, with the Memorial Service following at 2:00 PM at Riverside Funeral Home in Albuquerque, NM. Please visit our on-line guestbook for Tivie at www.riversidefunerals.com Riverside Funeral Home 225 San Mateo NE Albuquerque, NM 87108 505-764-9663
CAMPERELL, KAYBETH PH.D. Age 67, resident of Albuquerque passed away May 31, 2014. She is survived by her sisters, Carmen Wyszomierski and husband Sam, Cindy Liess and husband Bill; nephews, Jonathan Wyszomierski and wife Karin, Jacob Liess and wife Cheri; 12 great nieces and nephews and many other family and friends. Kay was preceded in death by her parents, Frank & Irene Camperell. She received her Bachelors Degree from the University of New Mexico, her Masters from the University of Missouri and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin. She retired from Utah State University after over 40 plus years of teaching. Kay was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling and especially enjoyed interacting with her friends. Memorial services will take place at a later date. Visit our online guestbook for Kaybeth at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
BUTLER, BRANDON JACOB Age 30, left us on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. He is survived by his parents Brian and Debbie Butler; children, Kobe, Jacob and Jocelyn; grandmothers, Mary Lou Frazier of Albuquerque and Julie Hale of Norman, OK and many extended family members and friends. Brandon was loved by many and will be missed dearly. Cremation has taken place and no services are to be held. Please visit our online guestbook for Brandon at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
BUNTZ, JAMES KEENAN James (Jim) Keenan Buntz passed away on May 31, 2014. He was born on July 8, 1926 in Shenandoah, Iowa as the second child of Charles Everett and Ruth Darlene (Keenan) Buntz. His sister Patricia Ruth (Buntz) Senn, now deceased, had four children, James Bradford Senn of Columbia, Maryland, Marc Cole Senn of Snowflake, Arizona, Randal J. Senn of Wausau, Wisconsin and Charles Gregory Buntz of Grinnell Iowa. Jim served in World War II (1944-1946), in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. Returning to Iowa after his discharge, Jim completed a Bachelor's Degree at the University of Iowa and then moved to Denver, Colorado. Working in Denver he met his future wife, Janice (Jan) Glee Emley. Jan was born in Mount Ayr, Iowa with her family later settling in Clarinda, Iowa just 20 miles east of Jim's home town. After being married on August 2, 1953 in Clarinda, the couple moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where they lived until their deaths. Jan and Jim had two children, who today live in Albuquerque: Jeffrey Keenan Charles Buntz with wife Henrietta Anita Buntz, and Jennifer Glee Buntz with partner Stephen Lee Mathias. Jim loved gardening and the outdoors. Many family vacations were spent visiting National Parks and Monuments throughout the Southwestern US. In later years, he went elk and deer hunting with his son Jeff. He was also an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers. Jim's ashes will be taken to the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, New Mexico on August 23, 2014 where he will be buried next to Jan.
BUICAN, TUDOR Age 65, died unexpectedly on June 3, 2014. He is survived by Matthew, Juti, and Ileana. He was an incredibly creative scientist, enjoyed books, and was a lifetime learner. He had a deep love of the outdoors, of hiking and mountain biking. His generosity led him to donate to charitable organizations such as Doctors without Borders. He will always be missed by family and friends. Tudor was remembered in a private ceremony on June 7, 2014. FRENCH Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
BROOKS, ALICE went home to be with Our Heavenly Father on June 4, 2014. She was ready to embrace the Lord and reunite with those that preceded her in death: her husband, Vinner Brooks, Sr., her parents, Ellis and Jessie McKenzie-Hutchinson, her brothers, JW and William, and sister, Ruth. She was born August 24, 1928 in Tulsa, OK to Ellis and Jessie Hutchinson who were entrepreneurs in the syrup and sugar cane industry. She was the youngest of four siblings from this union. Alice graduated Green Bay High School in Tucker, TX; she also attended Prairie View College. Alice was united in marriage to Vinner Brooks, Sr. in South Haven, OK where he was owner of a popular cafe. After their first child was born they made their home in Albuquerque, NM. Alice worked for the Department of Labor for 28 years before retiring. She enjoyed embroidery, canning fruits and vegetables, playing the piano and singing gospel songs. Alice was a very good cook and will be remembered by her family and friends as a loving, forgiving, kindhearted and caring person, who often put others ahead of herself. Alice received Christ as her personal Savior at a very early age at Green Bay Church in Texas. Alice was a member of New Life Baptist Church and deeply trusted the Lord. Left behind to cherish fond memories are her sons, Vinner (Ann), Harold (Martine), John (Betty), Jesse (Opal), Rohn and Aaron; daughters, Mamie, Vernell, Gloria, Diane (Ernest), and Vivian, all of Albuquerque; one sister, Shirley; one brother, Ellis, Jr.; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Viewing and Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Strong-Thorne Chapel, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 9, 2014 at New Life Baptist Church, 6900 Los Volcanes Rd NW, Albuquerque. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park, 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
BLACK, MARILYN KEITH age 76, was born on November 23, 1937 in Hot Springs, NM and passed on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 in Grants, NM. She was preceded in death by her parents Gene and Billie Keith, her late husband Jimmy Black and her grandson Michael Black. Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Black; son, Chock Black and wife Patricia Black; grandsons, Matthew and Nicholas Black. Marilyn received her bachelor's degree at UNM and then went on to obtain her master's degree at UTEP and also her Ph.D at UNM, in education. She was a pioneer in early childhood development "Head start" and very involved in bi-lingual education for Native American and Hispanic children. Marilyn was very passionate with regard to her students as well as personable. During her working career she was an elementary school teacher and then went on to become a Superintendent of schools at Magdalena and Roy, New Mexico. She was also sales person of the year several times while working for Xerox corporation. As well, she worked for Presbyterian medical services in Grants and taught college level courses at two different correctional faculties in Grants New Mexico before retiring in 2006. She loved her grandchildren and her children very much and always bragged on us to anyone who would listen, sometimes to the point of embarrassing us. She was well educated and very successful but never talked down to anyone or flaunted her success. She was truly a loving caring and very professional and dignified person that will be missed dearly by all of those she has touched. Love you always Mom! Services will be held in the Chapel of Direct Funeral services, 2919 4th St. NW ABQ. on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 10:00am. Pallbearers will be Jennifer Black, Chock Black, Matthew Black, Nicholas Black, Tim Hoisington and Don Russell. She loved flowers but if you want to make memorial contribution in her name please make it to any educational or youth organization of your choice. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
BECHT, PAUL F. Paul Becht, 76, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, June 5, following a brief illness. He and his wife of 32 years, Barbara Becht, made their home and raised a family in Albuquerque. He leaves many fond memories behind with his children Robert Ficklin, Kim Keeling and her husband Robert, and Bradly Ficklin and his wife Heather; as well as his sister Pam and her husband Earl, and his two brothers, Bruce and Brian Becht. He was a beloved and devoted Grandpa who was known for his original, outrageous stories and the lengths he would go to show his love to his grandsons. Robby, Conor, Nick, Josiah and Justus will ever hold him in their hearts as their Biggest Fan and consummate Jokester. Paul had many vocations as a young man but none he loved more than when he was a Switchman on the railroad's crew. His model train, set up elaborately for his grandsons, was a reminder of his past. He began a career as an attorney in 1978 and practiced with generosity and compassion for over 30 years. He had many civic involvements including Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and the Christian Coalition. Paul was a New Mexico State Senator representing District 22 for 12 years and had a passion for politics and Constitutional Rights. As an active church member, he was on the Board and a lay minister of his local church, Koinonia. A Memorial Service and Reception will be held at Koinonia Church on Wednesday, June 11 at 5:30pm located at 10405 Comanche Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111. All are welcome. Charitable donations in his name may be made at Koinonia-abq.com.
BARNHART, KATHLEEN CLAIRE WILLIAMS June 24, 1923 June 2, 2014 Kathleen Barnhart, wife of the late Charles E. Barnhart, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2014. Kathy was born in Carlsbad, NM to Jack and Della Williams. She attended UNM, where she met her husband, Charles. Kathy lived in New York City the first year of their marriage, while he was serving in the Navy during World War II. The couple worked in Los Alamos, NM after WWII, and later settled in Albuquerque, where she and Charles were active in local and national politics. She served as State Co-Chairwoman for the Committee to Elect the President in 1968, and enjoyed hosting social events, especially when Charles was Chairman of the Albuquerque City Commission. Kathy was a member of Daughters of the Nile and the Albuquerque Assistance League. A loving mother of four, she served as the Bandelier Elementary School PTA president for nearly a decade. She was the last living member of her class at Carlsbad High and attended reunions as long as she was able. Kathy was preceded in death by her sisters Amy Williams and Virginia Olson and brother David Williams and lost her beloved husband, Charles, in 2007. She is survived by daughter, Amy Linda Hatch of Albuquerque, NM; sons Charles Randall Barnhart and wife Molly Shaw of Albuquerque, NM, John David Barnhart of Albuquerque, NM, and Joe Alan Barnhart of Santa Clara, CA; grandchildren Kathleen Richardson of Albuquerque, NM, Ryan Charles Hatch and wife Heather of Cincinnati, OH, Kimberly Ann Barnhart of Albuquerque, NM; step grandchildren Sarah Wilbur and husband Derek of South West Harbor, ME, Malachi O'Neil and Josiah O'Neil of Albuquerque, NM; niece Sharon Barnhart Dodge of San Antonio, TX; nephew Richard D. Williams of Albuquerque, NM; brother-in-law Roger A. Barnhart of Albuquerque, NM; and cousin Norman "Moon" Barnhart of Albuquerque. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 10:00 am at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, at the Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum, burial to follow. Addressing the memorial service will be Pastor James Tsoodle, Capstone Grace Bible Church. Please visit our online guestbook for Kathy at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
ALTENBACH, MARILYN Marilyn Altenbach passed away quietly at home among family and friends Thursday afternoon, June 5, 2014. Born Marilyn Belding on May 8, 1947 in Scott's Bluff, Nebraska, she was raised in nearby Mitchell and later in Pueblo, Colorado. She attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins and attained a bachelor's degree in Zoology. Marilyn moved to Albuquerque in 1972 with her then husband Scott Altenbach and their young son Chris, working in the UNM Biology Department and as a wildlife biologist. She had a special interest in the Jemez Mountain salamander and spotted owls. Although her voice was rarely heard on the radio, Marilyn was well known to music fans for over 40 years as 1/3rd of KUNM-FM's Home of Happy Feet. An avid musician herself, Marilyn was accomplished on the guitar and concertina and played for many years with the Fabulous Stucco Sisters. She had a big heart, and she lived her life surrounded by a community of loving friends. She will be missed by many, many people. Marilyn is survived by her mother Jean Belding; husband Barry Lauesen; son Chris Altenbach; brother, William Belding; sister-in-law Robbin; nephew Michael, niece Michele; and grandchildren Scott and Eliza. A private memorial gathering will be held for family and close friends.
WHEELER, LES Age 76, was born in Albuquerque, NM on January 28, 1938. He passed away June 6, 2014 with his family by his bedside. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Phyllis Wheeler. Les and Phyllis enjoyed traveling, listening to and attending bluegrass festivals, sporting events of all kinds, and rooting for the Diamondbacks and Cowboys. He spent many hours on the golf course and hanging out with his vast array of friends. Les was a retired salesman who worked for Elder Quinn and McGill for numerous years. Les was truly loved and will be greatly missed by many. He is preceded in death by his mother Cassie Mae Hicks and step-father A.A. Hicks. He is survived by his son Randy, daughter-in- law Debbie, their children Derek, Shawn and Serena; his daughter Stacy Lewis, son-in-law Steve and their three daughters Stephani, Samantha and Sydney; sisters-in-law Lorraine Collums and Virgie Jerome; nephews, Bill Proffer and his wife Jeannette, Casey Proffer, Paul Jerome, Brad Collums; nieces, Tyra Proffer, JoDee Fanelli and husband J.R., Natalie Jerome; great-nephew Keith Collums; great-nieces Amanda Church and her husband Sam, Haley Johnson, her husband Joe and their baby Lily. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, family man and friend. Many will cherish his memory. Services will be Monday, June 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm FRENCH-Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Les to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517; Topeka, Kansas 66675. Please visit our online guestbook for Les at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400