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- 06/18/14--00:00: _Obituary for ORTEGA
- 06/18/14--00:00: _Obituary for MUNDALE
- 06/18/14--00:00: _Obituary for MECHEN...
- 06/18/14--00:00: _Obituary for MARTINEZ
- 06/18/14--00:00: _Obituary for MANDEV...
- 06/18/14--00:00: _Obituary for KELLY
- 06/18/14--00:00: _Obituary for JONES
- 06/18/14--00:00: _Obituary for HUGHART
- 06/18/14--00:00: _Obituary for HEINZE
- 06/18/14--00:00: _Obituary for EPPARD
- 06/18/14--00:00: _Obituary for ENCARN...
- 06/18/14--00:00: _Obituary for DEWALT
- 06/18/14--00:00: _Obituary for DE BLA...
- 06/18/14--00:00: _Obituary for COLBY
- 06/18/14--00:00: _Obituary for BOEHLER
- 06/18/14--00:00: _Obituary for BACA
- 06/19/14--00:00: _Obituary for WHITTE...
- 06/19/14--00:00: _Obituary for WEAVER
- 06/19/14--00:00: _Obituary for TURRIETTA
- 06/19/14--00:00: _Obituary for TAFOYA
- 06/18/14--00:00: Obituary for ORTEGA
- 06/18/14--00:00: Obituary for MUNDALE
- 06/18/14--00:00: Obituary for MECHENBIER
- 06/18/14--00:00: Obituary for MARTINEZ
- 06/18/14--00:00: Obituary for MANDEVILLE
- 06/18/14--00:00: Obituary for KELLY
- 06/18/14--00:00: Obituary for JONES
- 06/18/14--00:00: Obituary for HUGHART
- 06/18/14--00:00: Obituary for HEINZE
- 06/18/14--00:00: Obituary for EPPARD
- 06/18/14--00:00: Obituary for ENCARNACION
- 06/18/14--00:00: Obituary for DEWALT
- 06/18/14--00:00: Obituary for DE BLASSIE
- 06/18/14--00:00: Obituary for COLBY
- 06/18/14--00:00: Obituary for BOEHLER
- 06/18/14--00:00: Obituary for BACA
- 06/19/14--00:00: Obituary for WHITTEMORE
- 06/19/14--00:00: Obituary for WEAVER
- 06/19/14--00:00: Obituary for TURRIETTA
- 06/19/14--00:00: Obituary for TAFOYA
ORTEGA, DAISY Daisy Ortega went home to be with the Lord on May 27, 2014 at the age of 89. She was preceded in death by her husband Max Ortega, parents, Emilio & Piedad Anaya, sisters Lucy Griego, Lalie Montano, and Minnie Sedillo. Daisy is survived by her only living sister Cora Anaya, as well as many nieces and nephews. Daisy was a very caring woman who loved her family and friends. Daisy will be deeply missed by all. A Rosary will be held for her on June 18th at 7pm at Sacred Heart Church, 309 Stover Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102.
MUNDALE, LAVERN LaVern Mundale, 87, passed away peacefully Saturday June 14, 2014. LaVern was born April 29, 1927 in Mitchell Nebraska to Ira and Mabel Watson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jule Mundale, son, Roger Bower, step daughter Ruth Dulaney, granddaughter, Crystal, former son-in-law, Bruce Hollingsworth, sister Lola Romey, nephew Dick Romey, and her parents. She is survived by daughters, Karen Valdez and husband Marty of Albuquerque and Enola Koerselman and husband Marvin of Denver; stepsons John, Paul, Tim and Pete Mundale; beloved grandchildren; great- grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She especially enjoyed time spent with family and friends. We loved her dearly and she will be sorely missed by everyone that knew her. Memorial service will be at Daniels Mortuary, 1100 Coal SE, Albuquerque, NM , 11:00 AM Saturday June 21st, 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
MECHENBIER, BERNARD JOHN &Quot;BERNIE&Quot; Bernard John "Bernie" Mechenbier, 82, husband, father, grandfather, and long -time resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Sunday, June 15, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Pat; daughter, Pamela Hainlin and husband, David, and their children, Evan, Zachary, and Christopher; daughter, Caryn De Rochie and husband, Tony, and their children, Randy and Sarah; siblings, Norb Mechenbier and wife, Tita, Mercedes Ray, and Vera Mae Gardiner, along with many extended family members and friends. Bernie's family moved to Albuquerque in 1948 and he graduated from St. Mary's in 1949. He proudly served his country with the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Among many of his accomplishments he was past president of Miller Metal Co. and owner of HVAC Consultants Inc. Bernie and his wife were instrumental in forming Prince of Peace Catholic Community. Services will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Community, 12500 Carmel Ave. NE Albuquerque, NM 87122, with burial to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to casaangelica.org/donations or to elranchitonm.org. Please visit our online guestbook for Bernie at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
MARTINEZ, CAROLINE J. &Quot;GG&Quot; March 16, 1941 - June 14, 2014 Psalm 23:4 - "Even if I go through the deepest darkness, I will not be afraid, Lord, for you are with me." Caroline is survived by her husband, Gilbert, "Shorty" Lopez; son, Michael and wife, Nora; daughters, Lisa, Cindy and husband, David; grandchildren, Jacob, Felicia and husband, Alonzo, Angela and husband, Anthony, Adam and Nicole; great - grandchildren, Kayla, Tyler, Santiago, Anna, Joaquin, Mateo, and Angelo. Rosary will be recited Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1860 Griegos Road NW 87107. Mass of Resurrection will be Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1860 Griegos Road NW 87107. A Memorial Service will be on Thursday, June 19, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 440 W. 18th Street in Cimarron, New Mexico 87714. Burial to follow Memorial Service at Mountain View Cemetery in Cimarron, NM. Please visit the online guestbook for Caroline at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
MANDEVILLE, MARCEL G. age 73, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2014 at the Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho, NM. Born on September 6, 1940 in Woonsocket, RI, he joined the US Air Force in 1958. Over his 26 year career in the military, he and his family lived in several locations around the world. He retired in Albuquerque, NM in 1984. He has been an active leader in the local Alcoholics Anonymous group for several years, where he was able to help many people find sobriety. His generous heart and patriotic spirit will be his enduring legacy. Marcel is preceded in death by his mother and father, Charles & Doris Mandeville of Woonsocket, RI, his wife, Rosemary and brothers, Lucien and Jean. He is survived by his sons, Marcel and Phillip (Christyl); grandson Brian (Shanna); sister Bernice (Roy); brothers Maurice (Darlene), Paul, Albert, and Charles (Luann); also by Judy Mandeville, Margie Morel, niece Michelle Garst (Paul), and numerous relatives throughout the northeast US. A memorial service will be held at 9:45am, June 20th at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM where he will rejoin his wife, Rosemary. Family and friends are asked to join us in a celebration of his life at an open house to be held at 1pm-5pm following the services at 5809 Avenida La Mirada NW, Albuquerque, NM.
KELLY, ROBERT F. Age 61, long time resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico, most recently living in Tucson, Arizona, passed on May 20, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona with his family by his side. Robert was born on March 27, 1953 in Far Rockaway, NY and was one of six children of Mary Simco & Joseph Kelly. He grew up from age 12 onward with his foster parents Walter and Elizabeth Kennedy, who had six children of their own. He spent most of his life after the age of 18 in New Mexico, getting married in Southern California and having two daughters. After returning to New Mexico Robert owned a successful independent food distribution company in Albuquerque and later worked for Nobel Sysco until his departure from their Albuquerque office in 2008. Finding that he still had a great deal of energy and a mind built for business he ventured to Tucson, Arizona to purchase an independent liquor store in 2011. He lived his life always wanting more for his children and worked hard up until he passed to ensure they would be taken care of first and foremost. Robert is survived by his two daughters Jennifer (Kenny Ash) Kelly of Bayfield, CO and Amy (Michael) Holmes of Tucson, AZ; one beautiful granddaughter (his princess) Kinley Reese Ash also of Bayfield, CO. Services will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 2PM in Santa Fe at the Rosario Chapel located at 540 Rosario Blvd, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Arrangements are being handled by Rivera Family Funeral Home, 417 E Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505, (505) 989-7032. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.riverafuneralhome.com
JONES, LLEWELLYN HOSFORD Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Llewellyn Hosford Jones passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at his home in Albuquerque. He was 94. Llew was born in Oberlin, Ohio on November 14, 1919. He spent most of his youth in Buffalo, New York. In 1942, he received a Bachelors' degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. In September of 1943 Llew volunteered for the draft and spent 28 months in the South Pacific. After the war, Llew attended the University of Buffalo where he received a Masters Degree in Physical Chemistry. While at the University of Buffalo, he met and fell in love with Jean Schuster. They were married in 1948. Llew received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Cal Tech in 1950 under the tutelage of Richard Badger, a towering figure in the field of vibrational spectroscopy. After a brief postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester, Llew joined a group of young chemists at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (now LANL) that formed the nucleus of what became, at the time, one of the strongest Inorganic Chemistry groups in the world (INC-4). Llew and wife, Jean, remained in Los Alamos until 2013, when they moved to Albuquerque to be near three of their daughters. Aside from his scientific work, Llew loved the outdoors. He loved to hike, camp, ski, and play tennis and golf. Climbing mountains was his passion and his favorite mountains were the Truchas Peaks. He also liked to repair cars and various other malfunctioning machines. He was a great punster and loved plays on words. He enjoyed playing Scrabble and solving the daily cryptoquip. Llew was a man of many talents and he was made a Fellow at LANL. He mentored a number of successful scientists including three that went on to become Laboratory Fellows. But he was a modest man who never boasted of his achievements; he preferred to poke fun at himself. He was always there for his family and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Jean; his son, David and wife Dawn; and his four daughters Barbara Trujillo and partner Basil Swanson; Susan Jones; Cindy Jones; and Fran Jones-Lory and husband, Jay Lory. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Michelle Trujillo, Jason Jones, Phil Jones, Lupe Ruiz-Jones, Nanda Ruiz-Jones, George Ruiz-Jones, Maria Lory, Richard Lory; and one great- grandchild, Blake Jones. Llew was predeceased by his parents, Ed and Frances Jones, and his two brothers, Dick and Ned. A private memorial will be held in the Jemez Mountains. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made a favorite charity. 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
HUGHART, CAROLE M. Carole M. Hughart, age 60, Prairie Island Minnesota, died May 7, 2014 in Moriarty, New Mexico with her youngest son by her side. Carole was born on February 11, 1954 in Streator, Illinois. She was the daughter of the late Anne Zella Hughart and Charles Robert Hughart. She has two older sisters, Patsy & Donna whom she cared about and loved. She kept in touch with a good friend, Sally, from her middle school days who enjoyed reminiscing about their younger days and Jose who was introduced to her when she was 21. They always had a good time together. She was a great cook. Her specialty was Indian tacos. Her chili beans and soft fried bread set her Indian Tacos apart from the rest. She loved to travel across the country and was complemented by various people about her excellent driving skills. She escaped a couple of tornados but didn't realize until she got to her destination. She was a wonderful mother, with mama bear instincts, who wanted to always keep her children safe and happy. She taught her children how to be loving and generous, almost to a fault. She was good at telling jokes and had a wonderful sense of humor. She loved to laugh. Some of Carole's hobbies included, but were not limited to sewing, beadwork, swimming, and washing dishes, an art she understood from a summer she spent in Minnesota. She loved spending time with her friends, children, grandchildren and family. Carole was laid to rest on May 11, 2014 in Santa Fe, New Mexico at the Rivera Family Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Carole is survived by her three children: Eric, Winterblossom, and Lennon. She is also survived by seven grandchildren.
HEINZE, YVONNE LASSITER Age 63, passed away May 31, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Ronald Heinze; her mother-in-law, Okla Heinze of Espanola; brother-in-law Dave and wife Dustee Heinze of Surprise, AZ, and their son Jordan Heinze of Orlando, FL; brother Steve Rivera, sister-in-law Marie Rivera and their son Cody Rivera, all of Tucson; her brother James Rivera and wife Ina and their children Chaya Rivera and Chris Rivera and his wife Tara, and their children Vivian and Landen; and her brother Gerald Rivera. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Juan and Evangeline Rivera of Pena Blanca, & father-in-law Bill Heinze of Espanola. Yvonne worked at the UNM School of Medicine, Dept. of Pathology, then the airlines, then Pioneer Title, and then Sandia National Laboratories for 17 years. She loved water and snow skiing, cooking, travel and arranging get-togethers with friends. She lived in Vienna for a short time. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 20, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Community of Christ Church located at 4701 Juan Tabo, NE, Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: www.animalhumanenm.org
EPPARD, JOHN THOMAS &Quot;JT&Quot; 1939 - 2014 John Thomas (JT) Eppard John, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle, went home to be with our Lord on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the age of 75. JT was born on April 13, 1939 in Springfield, Missouri. In August of 1946, he moved to Los Lunas, New Mexico where he graduated from Los Lunas High School in 1958. He was awarded a medal from The National Science Foundation and another from the Department of the Navy for his valuable contributions in scientific exploration from his tour in Antarctica in 1987. He worked for many local dairies and families in the Los Lunas area. JT owned and ran "JT Eppard Construction Company" for several years. After retiring his business, he worked for Edeal Dairy for two years. JT caught the first blue catfish registered in the state of New Mexico which weighed in at 19 pounds. JT was an outdoorsman and an avid hunter who enjoyed hunting all different kinds of wildlife. He took pride in his garden, growing fruits and vegetables that he donated to Joy Junction and then shared the rest with friends and loved ones. JT loved spending his weekends watching NASCAR races, taking trips all over the country with his wife and especially to Santa Fe for the Bluegrass Music Festivals, and spending time with his kids and granddaughters in Texas. He was a man of many talents, from his ability to build homes from the ground up, teaching himself to play various musical instruments by ear, to his uncanny ability to fix almost anything that man ever created. He was preceded in death by his parents, Madge L. Wray and Jesse A. Eppard; sister, Dixie Lee Eppard; brother, Hershel Eppard; and sister, Mary Kay Greeton. JT is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Patricia (Grandma) Eppard; son, Merl Eppard and his wife, Billie Joe; daughters, Elizabeth Thibodeau and her husband, Mark and Sheila Louviere and her husband, Joe; granddaughters, Hannah and Emily Louviere; brothers, Jess Eppard and his wife, Judy and Bill Eppard; sister, Betty Krikruff and her husband, Loyd; brothers, Bob Eppard and his wife, Kaye and Charles (Mickey) Eppard and his wife, Mary Lou; sister, Bonnie Gensen and her husband, Jack; brother, Don Eppard and his wife, Debbie; and brother-in-law, John Kevin Cooper. He is also survived my numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. All services will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel, on Thursday, June 19th, beginning with a Viewing at 11:00 a.m. with a Funeral Service to be held at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Terrace Grove Cemetery. Sign JT's online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main Street, Belen, NM.
ENCARNACION, AUREA V. Son siete anos que nos despedimos de te. Es como se fuera ayer. Este ano nacieron tus dos biznietos Yahir y Matthew. Todavia nos hace falta. Quique, Cucha, Madlyn, Michael, Pini, Lil', Pinina y Frenchie.
DEWALT, TED J.L. Age 76, died Saturday, June 14, 2014. He is survived by his six sons, Christopher DeWalt and wife, Kari, Michael DeWalt and wife, Susan, Steven DeWalt and wife, Glenda, Jeff DeWalt and wife, Brenda, Marc DeWalt and wife, Mary Lou, and Chance DeWalt; grandchildren, Stephanie, Julie, Tiffany, Sean, Ciera, Chris, Tabatha, Lisa, Gina, Mugsy, Nicky, Tabatha, Kara, Isaac, Gilbert, and Tara; 24 great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Maude; and his granddaughters, Tara and Krystal. Ted proudly served our country in the US Navy during the Korean War. He held several positions in the hotel industry. Cremation will take place and private burial following at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Ted at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
DE BLASSIE, PAUL A. JR. On June 14, 2014, Heaven welcomed Paul A. DeBlassie, Jr. home. He was born on February 19, 1930 and was preceded in death by his parents, Old Town Pioneers, Paul Sr. and Adela DeBlassie; and his brothers, Donald and Dr. Richard DeBlassie. After graduating from St. Mary's High School, Paul valiantly served our country as a sergeant in the US Air Force during the Korean War and was awarded the Commendation Medal and Ribbon for his devotion to duty and excellence in accounting. His strong Italian work ethic and influential leadership roles defined an era of his life. He dedicated 25 years to his career at New York Life Insurance. He was a Chartered Life Underwriter and was elected to the prestigious Agents Advisory Council of New York Life. He also served as the President of the NM National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. He retired at the age of 81 from Berger Briggs Real Estate and Insurance, Inc. Paul was a lector for Our Lady of Fatima Church. On any given day he could be found feeding the homeless at the Albuquerque Rescue Mission or praying with the jail inmates during prison ministry. He was co-founder of the Southwest Catholic Charismatic Center and for 35 years served as a member of the Board of Directors. Paul is survived by the love of his life for 63 years, Priscilla Sanchez DeBlassie; his six children, Dr. Paul DeBlassie III and his wife, Kathleen DeBlassie, Joanna DeBlassie Boothe and husband, William S. Boothe, Joseph DeBlassie and wife, Cyndee DeBlassie, Ronald DeBlassie, Mark DeBlassie, and wife, Dickcie Wisener DeBlassie, and Kenneth DeBlassie and wife, Staci DeBlassie. He adored his grandchildren, Chris Wisener and wife, Megan, Jason Wisener, Paul DeBlassie IV, Katherine DeBlassie Page, Maria DeBlassie, Victoria DeBlassie, Stephanie Boothe Sponder and husband, Joshua Sponder, Caroline Boothe, Marysa DeBlassie, Joseph DeBlassie II, Julia DeBlassie, Dominic DeBlassie, Zachery DeBlassie, Taylor DeBlassie, Colette DeBlassie, and Ava DeBlassie. His precious sister, Betty Salazar and loving brother, Larry DeBlassie and wife, Barbara were always held close to his heart along with his many nieces, nephews and relatives. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. A Catholic Rosary and Mass will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd NE. Interment will take place at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd NE. Those who desire may make a memorial donation in memory of Paul to Our Lady of Fatima Foundation Fund, c/o The Catholic Foundation, 4333 Pan American Fwy NE, #D, Albuquerque, 87107. Please visit our online guestbook for Paul at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
COLBY, LOUISE Louise Claudette Colby, daughter of Elanore and Troy Collins, passed away on Friday, May 30th, 2014 in her home she shared with close friend Walter Burton. Louise is survived by her mother Elanore Collins; three children Ciara Colby, Jacob Colby and Chelsea Colby; and one granddaughter Daliyah Druhot. She is also survived by two sisters Linda Snowden and Lucy Staggs as well as many nephews and Brice. Louise was born on March 5th, 1964 in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she lived most her life. Louise loved being outside and enjoyed the sun. She was very proud of her children. Louise will be very missed and definitely never forgotten.
BOEHLER, EMILIA CASTILLO Beloved daughter, sister, aunt, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on June 13, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents, Solomon and Cecilia Vallejos and Jose and Sophia Castillo, sister, Nina Vialpando, and brothers-in-law Fred Luna and Tony Vialpando. Emilia is survived by her husband of 55 years, John Boehler; sisters, Consuelo Luna, Nathalie Gallagher and husband William Gallagher; children, Mary Ann Boehler, Patricia Maestas & husband Racey, Charles Boehler and wife Diane, Richard Boehler and wife Michelle; grandchildren, Ben Dackiewicz and wife Vanessa, Paul Dackiewicz and wife Lacee, Jackie Loftus and husband James, Robert Maestas, Kathryn Asplund and husband Michael, Nicole Maas; great-grandchildren, Madilyn, Elijah, Emilee, Mackenzie, Samuel, Noah, Austin, Adam, and Xavier; and many nieces and nephews. Emilia was born and grew up in Los Lunas then moved to Albuquerque as a young adult where she lived the rest of her life. She was devoted to her family and was an avid gardener, making many friends as she shared her love of gardens and flowers. Emilia also enjoyed helping to clothe the homeless and was always happy to share her many gifts and talents. Services will be held at San Clemente Catholic Church, 244 Luna Ave NE, Los Lunas at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 20, 2014. Burial will follow at the San Clemente Catholic Cemetery, 137 Chavez Lane, Los Lunas. In memory of Emilia's generous heart, the family asks that donations be made to the charity of your choice. 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
BACA, ELOY DEFINO On the early morning of June 14, 2014, Eloy (Papa) passed away peacefully at home and was comforted by his loving wife Flora. Eloy was 92 and was surrounded by family. Eloy was born December 24, 1921 in the Mosquero, NM. One of 10 siblings, he was the eldest of the boys working on his family's cattle ranch until the age of 17. On September 14, 1940 Eloy found his way with his cousin and a buddy to Las Vegas, NM and enlisted into the U.S. Army. He decided "let's see what's going on." He served in Africa, Sicily, and the South of France; spent four months on the Anzio Beach; participated in liberating Dachau Concentration Camp with Company C of the 120th Engineer Combat Battalion, supporting the 45th Infantry, known as the Thunderbirds. He received six Bronze Service Arrowheads; American Defense Service Medal; European African Middle East Service Medal, and two Purple Hearts. On January 1, 1948 Eloy married his beautiful wife, Flora Montano; they had seven children: Herman, Rita, Tom, Kathy, Nick (predeceased), Dore, and Pablo; he also has 16 grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren. Like many veterans, he used his Army experience to become a successful businessman and owner in Albuquerque, NM. He retired in 1972 and returned Harding County where he became County Assessor and later County Commissioner in 1978. He fully retired in 1982 and spent some time on Ute Lake, Logan, NM. He moved back to Albuquerque in 1986 with his wife, Flora spending time with his family and grandchildren; traveling and telling jokes. I love you Papa. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 6:00 pm at St. Therese Little Flower Church, 300 Mildred Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10:00 am also at St. Therese Little Flower Church. 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
WHITTEMORE, GERALD RANDALL Age 70, returned to our Lord on Thursday, June 12, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 30, 1943 in Morenci, AZ. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert (Whit) Whittemore; mother, Alta Byers Whittemore; brother, Robert Gene Whittemore. Gerald (Gerb) is survived by his loving wife, Janet Lynn; step-daughters, Ginny Andreatta, Lisa Day; children, Pamela Romero and husband Robert, Randy Whittemore and wife Laura, Wendy Barker and husband Pat; grandchildren, Audrey Shipley, Cameron Romero, Trevor Romero, Victoria Romero, Stephen Whittemore and wife Lisa, Eric Whittemore and wife Amber, Alexis Barker, Lynsie Barker; great-grandchildren, Elias Whittemore, Willow Whittemore; brother, Loren Don Whittemore and wife Mary; nieces, Dana Whittemore, Jennifer Whittemore; nephews, Paul Whittemore, Jeff Whittemore, Scott Whittemore and wife Cynthia, Brent Brooks and wife Laura. He has many special lifelong friends, Johnny and Moe Klein, Roger and Mary London, Doug Cramer, Spike Jones, Ronnie Roth, and Bob Hunter to name a few, and his constant companion, Fritz. Gerb was a master machinist and moved on to building and assisting in laser development. He worked hard and was always ready to help other people. His passion was his golf, where he met his present wife, Janet. He moved to Corrales where he started cycling and gardening until his illness got the best of him. He was a kind hearted man who loved his family, friends and golf. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 pm, Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Chapel, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM. A Reception will follow at Daniels Family Funeral Services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Gerald Whittemore to NM Cancer Center Foundation, 4901 Lang Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109 or by calling Linda Wedeen, 505-828-3791. 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
WEAVER, CHESTER O. Age 95, died Sunday, June 15, 2014. He is survived by his niece, Norma Jean Patterson; nephew, Lynn S. Rowe and wife, Sally; and many other family including several nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen; his parents, W.J. & Merle Weaver; and his sister, Nora E. Rowe. Mr. Weaver served our country in the United States Air Force. His career was at Sandia National Labs as a Design Engineer before retiring after 33 years. A Celebration of his life will be held Saturday, June 21, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 from 5:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
TURRIETTA, BEN Ben, age 63, died on June 16, 2014. He was preceded in death by his father Albino and mother Peggy. He is survived by his wife Carmen; son Ben Jr. and his wife Jene and grandchildren Carley, Bradley and Chaz; daughter Nichole and grandson Isaiah; sisters Betty and John Pena, Joann and Joe Freelong. Ben served four years in the Army and retired after 22 years of service from the New Mexico Correctional Facility. A Mass will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 10:00am at St. Edwins Catholic Church. Cremation has taken place. Burial will follow on Tuesday, June 24th at 9:45am at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
TAFOYA, IRENE G. Age 83, of Albuquerque, a loving mother, sister, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She is survived by her children Maggie Brown, Janet Tafoya, and John Tafoya and wife, Helen. She also leaves behind her siblings; Sally Tafoya and husband David, Victor Gutierrez, Juan Gutierrez and wife Angie, Ocaris Gutierrez, Florenio Gutierrez and Damian Gutierrez and wife Cecilia. Irene was a grandmother to Anthony, Sam, Jonathan and Jerad; great-grandmother to, Quinn, Josie and Alayna. She also leaves behind many other loving family members and friends. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Juan Tafoya; her parents, Saturnino Gutierrez and Francisquita Abeyta; her siblings, Santa Cruz Gutierrez, Lucinia Baca, and Luis Gutierrez. She loved spending time with her family and friends and playing the occasional bingo game. Friends and family are invited to a Rosary Friday, June 20, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Wyoming. Public viewing will begin at 6:00 pm. A Mass will follow Saturday, June 21, 2014, 9:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco Dr SW. Cremation with a private burial will follow at a later date. Please visit the online guest book for Irene at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400