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Local obituaries as published daily in the Albuquerque Journal newspaper

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  • 06/21/14--00:00: Obituary for RODRIGUEZ-AYALA
  • RODRIGUEZ-AYALA, ROSAURA Rosaura Rodriguez-Ayala, wife of Deacon Jose Ayala of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014. Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 9:30 AM at the Riverside Funeral Home Chapel, followed by a Rosary at 11:00 AM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, located at 820 Broadway Blvd. SE in Albuquerque, NM.

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  • 06/21/14--00:00: Obituary for POPER
  • POPER, KENNETH R. May 9, 1961 - June 21, 1996 Kenny you were to young to die but you will live in our hearts forever. We miss you! In Loving Memory, your family

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  • 06/21/14--00:00: Obituary for KELLY
  • 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

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  • 06/21/14--00:00: Obituary for GLOECKNER
  • GLOECKNER, RUTH ELIZABETH Ruth Elizabeth Gloeckner left the limitations of her body early on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Born on March 2, 1942 in Canton, OH, she earned a BA in Biology from Malone University in Canton, and later served in the peacetime US Army, from 1976 until her honrable discharge in 1979. She then earned an MA in Counseling from Ball State University, Muncie, IN in 1979. At that time she relocated to Albuquerque, and pursued a career as a Medical Technologist for many years at the Veterans Administration Hospital here. Her enjoyment of retirement was interrupted by a stroke in 2006; its complications eventually took her life. Ruth was a lifelong learner and explorer, enrolling in an extensive series of classes on subjects ranging from flint-knapping to herbal medicine, and prior to her illness enjoyed excursions with groups from the Senior Center. She surrounded herself with beautiful things and beloved dogs and cats, as well as a vibrant community of friends. Ruth loved good food, "B" movies, laughter, and drumming. She was a founding member of Sage Temple. Ruth is survived by the many friends who have been touched by her warmth and love. All are invited to a potluck memorial celebration on Sunday, June 22, 4:00 PM at the Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living, 2801 Louisiana NE. In honor of her volunteer work there, donations may be made to Animal Humane New Mexico, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque NM 87108-4228.

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  • 06/21/14--00:00: Obituary for DE BLASSIE
  • 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

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  • 06/22/14--00:00: Obituary for ZIPAY
  • ZIPAY, PAUL MICHAEL Paul was born in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York on July 9, 1950. He passed away June 14, 2014. Paul worked for Chase Manhattan Bank in New York for 30 yrs. He took early retirement and moved to Rio Ranch in 2002. He enjoyed being part of the Southwest and being a Lobo, although, he still loved the NY Jets, Yankees and Rangers. He is survived by his wife, Wendy Zipay; stepson Charles Vitale and wife Sharon. Rest in peace Paul.

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  • 06/22/14--00:00: Obituary for WOLFF
  • WOLFF, MICHAEL P. Michael, age 56, died peacefully on Saturday June 14, 2014. Mr. Wolff was preceded in death by his father, James A. Wolff and his brother Mark Wolff. He is survived by mother Katherine M. Wolff; brother James A. Wolff II; and his sisters Kathy L. Wolff, Mary A. Pierce (Roger), Lynn A. Ball (BJ), and Susan L. Wolff. Michael was devoted to his faith, his family, his friends, his dog Boris, and helping anyone in need. He served in the Peace Corps, was an avid mountain biker, Knights of Columbus member, and played with Irish-American Society of NM. Michael's life with be celebrated with a memorial Rosary and Mass on July 11, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church located at 5311 Phoenix Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. A potluck reception will follow at the Edelweiss German-American Club located at 4821 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Contributions may be made to any Bank of the West location. Use reference #035327031. Please visit Michael's online guestbook at www.SalazarMortuary.com SALAZAR MORTUARY 400 Third Street SW 505-242-1133

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  • 06/22/14--00:00: Obituary for WILSON
  • WILSON, DAVID JAMES June 22, 1967 - November 6, 1998 We thought of you with love today, But this is nothing new, We thought of you yesterday and the days before that too. We think of you in silence and often speak you name. We are wishing you a Happy Birthday, but like the years before - they are the same.

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  • 06/22/14--00:00: Obituary for WELCH
  • WELCH, EUNICE Graveside Service will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 11:15 am.

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  • 06/22/14--00:00: Obituary for WATTERS
  • WATTERS, ANN Ann was born in Montana in 1919 and raised by her aunt and uncle, a family doctor for 50 years, in Lacon, Illinois. She graduated with honors from the University of Illinois in 1941, not with the degree in nursing that she wanted but in secondary education. Ironically, her uncle whose life was devoted to medicine had selfishly dissuaded her so that she could stay close and care for them in their elder years, which she did. As World War II started, she taught high school English and speech and coached the drama club in Bradford, a small town in central Illinois. She met her first husband, John Howes, in Bradford and had three children, Tom, Sara, and Paul. She was a concert-quality pianist and organist, and her three children learned most of the Methodist hymnal from her as she played for choir practice. For ten years she raised her kids as a single mother in Decatur, IL, where she served three stints as a local PTA president while the children were in elementary school. In the late 1950s, she served the PTA nationally in a program, years ahead of its time, to combat child pornography. Oldest son, Tom Howes, who still lives in Bradford, worked for 30+ years at Caterpillar in Peoria, IL, and simultaneously worked as a local cop and an EMT. Daughter, Sara Stone is the chair of the journalism, public relations and new media department at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Youngest son, Paul is a lawyer in San Diego. She is also survived by son-in-law, Dr. Robert Barkley; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She shared her life over the years with adored cats Kitty, Killer and Oreo; Rhett, her devoted black Lab, and Nebo and Sage, her loyal Australian Cattle Dogs. In 1960 she remarried, to Paul Watters, who spent his career with Paul Revere Life Insurance, and moved the two younger children to Tucson, where, after being held hostage in Illinois humidity for 40 years, she thought she had found paradise. After three years the family moved to New Mexico, where Paul and Sara attended the old Albuquerque High and where Ann taught English, speech and reading, first at the old and then at the new AHS for 29 years, retiring in October 1993 at the young age of 74. For the last 10 years of her teaching career, she had a large following as "The Story Lady" on the local educational radio station, KANW, and she brought an innovation to AHS later copied nationally: the entire school - save for one phone receptionist - shut down for 30 minutes while everyone read: students, coaches, cafeteria workers, janitors, teachers. She schlepped bags of books to school and then to the far reaches of the campus to sit with a different group for that half hour. In the dinosaur age before the Internet, iPhones and texting, for "The Reading Lady of AHS" it didn't matter what anyone read, as long as they read something, be it a driver's manual for those wanting to get a license; romance novels; newspapers; text books; People and Popular Mechanics; even magazines about heavy metal groups, skateboarding and monster trucks, which explains why, during one visit home, Paul was shocked to learn that his by-then 70-year-old Mother knew all the words to Metallica's greatest hits and all about the demolition-derby circuit for monster trucks with huge tires and bigger engines. She had been his speech teacher in the late 1960s, when he was a city and state champion for her National Forensic League speech team. For years she drove the team in the AHS "stretch-limo" to weekend tournaments all over New Mexico and southern Colorado and reveled in their success. She was a proud member of Bulldog City, a fixture at son Paul's class of 1968 reunions, along with her colleague, legendary basketball coach Jim Hulsman. And she is remembered so fondly by scores of students through the years, some of whom will never forget how she taught them English or speech or, for many, how to read. Just one testament to her impact on her students came from then Secretary of Public Education for the state of New Mexico, Veronica C. Garcia. On the occasion of Ann's 90th birthday party at El Pinto in May 2009 with 30 guests, Veronica wrote in an Albuquerque Journal Letter to the Editor, about how Mrs. Watters "was the No. 1 reason I didn't drop out of high school. She taught us, she had high expectations for us and, more importantly, she cared about us. She rounded up a 'Bad News Bears' group of kids and turned us into a speech team. Every child needs an important adult, in addition to their parents, who thinks they are pretty special. It's that one special adult who can make the difference between a graduate and a dropout. I'm living proof, and for that I want to say, thank you, Mrs. Watters, I couldn't have done it without you." Secretary Garcia started at AHS as a scared-to-death sophomore who, in speeches all over the world, always pays tribute to her speech-team coach and mentor who made all the difference in her life. Ann was fiercely independent - no, stubborn - and she loved to read and was a rabid sports fan, be it golf, baseball or football any time, and especially March Madness. Through the 2013 season, she and her loyal driver and trusted friend, Dennis Linden, for several seasons went to a couple of Lobo football and most basketball games in The Pit. Dennis says it was the best gig he ever had - paid to go to college games - and they had a deal: she did not make him wear his cap and he allowed her to sit in the front seat. There is a fund-raising brick in front of The Pit that commemorates "Dennis Driving Miss Ann" to those games. In the last 17 years she had weathered two broken hips and colon cancer. In 2006, after nearly 48 hours on the floor of her TV room after a fall, she grudgingly added a part-time home-healthcare worker, Mary Lindsey, to her daily routine. Despite her protestations, Ann often sent Mary home after an hour or two or told her not to come at all some days. Mary was dedicated to Mother's care and comfort for eight years and she and Dennis shared holiday meals and other gatherings as part of the family. Her children kidded her that she was the only 94-year-old with an entourage - better, Ann's posse - which included Robert Hall, who sculpted Ann's beautiful yard that gave her such pleasure in every season; "the Bens" - Ben Garcia, Sr. and Ben Garcia, Jr., who rebuilt her nearly 60-year-old house room by room over the past two years and, beyond their artistry, provided trusted companionship and loving support like family; John Teel, of Steve Shelly Landscapes, her orchid specialist; Steve Shelly, who trimmed the burgeoning plant forest in her favorite plant room every quarter; Rob Roach, who for years was her jack-of-all-requests-and-needs, including bringing his beloved Dachshunds for weekly visits; Tom Dvorak, who cared for her two large aquariums; and Debra, at Patty's Hair Salon on Lomas, who made Ann look beautiful every week for years. Her favorite haunt was Monroe's on Lomas -- owner Miguel, his son Matthew, manager Juan and chef Mario, plus Jason and his wait staff colleagues - provided fabulous New Mexican fare with family-like fellowship for her twice-weekly lunches of a breakfast skillet, chicken fajita quesadillas or blue-corn chicken enchiladas, with two glasses of Merlot, and often a game to watch. Monroe's was a second home, and with her when she passed was a small bottle of Merlot, a favorite stuffed dog and a novel for her journey home. Her entourage gave her independence and great comfort - part of the family's promise that she could stay in her house and enjoy her magnificent yard as long as possible -- as she outlived two generations of friends and neighbors. Until three months ago, Ann had a standing weekly hair appointment; went out often to get her nails done; did grocery shopping; was a regular at Monroe's, Outback or Paul's Monterrey Inn, often sharing lunchtime there with Coach Hulsman; and she always stopped at the dog park and Tingley Beach with Dennis the Driver to feed the ducks. She used a walker at home, but a vice-grip on her driver's arm to and from the car everywhere else - even though the walker would have made her field trips easier. And why? Because, she would explain curtly, walkers are for old people. Now, one of the family's favorite memories will be our last Albuquerque Zoo adventure in mid-March, for which she grudgingly surrendered to a wheel chair, with three generations along for the ride - Paul and Sara; Dennis; grandson David; and Cambri, the nine-year-old great-granddaughter, who pushed - no, raced - her all over the zoo on a beautiful New Mexico blue-sky afternoon. Her world and ours changed about then. Enter the tough, loving, wise Sue Garcia, Ben Sr.'s wife and a certified surgical technician in the OR at UNM Hospital, who got Ann an appointment with the fabulous Leading Ladies of UNMH's Oncology GYN. They took her in their expert and gentle hands and began to treat her immediately. Dr. Carolyn Muller explained that Ann had lived long enough to get not only a cancer, but a very rare one at that. Indeed, The Reading Lady, with a master's degree and enough extra hours for a doctorate, was always an overachiever. When the side effects of radiation were explained to her, she responded that, like the walker, those were for old folks and she would conquer the disease. She weathered 24 of 25 radiation treatments before succumbing to the side effects and age, spending 9 days in UNM Hospital and then 46 at Las Palomas, both facilities demonstrating around the clock the difference between competence and caring - the former you can pay for, the latter you can't. On Monday afternoon, June 16, just after a bath and her hair washed by a gentle Sol Amor Hospice nurse, and turned and tucked in by April Goolsby, the hardest-working certified nursing assistant on earth who took such loving care of Ann during her Las Palomas stay, and in the presence of her caregiver Mary, and children Paul and Sara, she slipped peacefully and silently away - on her schedule, her will to live finally trumped by a tired heart. Having lived a full and remarkable life as Mother and teacher, mentor and friend, a woman who touched so many lives over nearly a century, we can ask for nothing more. One of her favorite poems, Thanatopsis, says it best: that when her time came this week, unafraid and at peace, she wrapped the draperies of her couch about her and lay down to pleasant dreams. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1:00 p.m., at St. John's Cathedral, 318 Silver SW. The family requests memorials, in lieu of flowers, to Sol Amor Hospice, 7301 Indian School Rd. NE, Suite B, Albuquerque, N.M. 87110. Please visit our online guestbook for Ann at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333

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  • 06/22/14--00:00: Obituary for TRUJILLO
  • TRUJILLO, RUMALDA &Quot;ROMIE&Quot; Born in San Marcial, NM on July 23, 1922, died on Saturday, June 14, 2014. She was preceded in death by parents, Delfino & Isabel Gonzales; her sister, Isadora Gomez; and her husband, Lorenzo Trujillo. She is survived by brothers, Joaquin and Delfino Gonzales; sister, Domenica Sanchez; sisters-in-law, Romana and Odilia Gonzales; brother-in-law, Ralph Sanchez; her daughter, Anna Archuleta; grandson, Gabriel Solomon; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. Romie discovered at a young age that she enjoyed hunting for antiques, restoring and collecting them, and selling them. She was also an avid gardener, gone now to where the flowers always bloom and the birds always sing. We love you, mom, grandma, sis, cousin, and auntie. A Memorial Rosary will be recited Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 8:15 a.m., at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd. SW. A Memorial Mass will follow at 9:00 a.m. Please visit our online guestbook for Romie at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333

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  • 06/22/14--00:00: Obituary for THORN
  • THORN, WILLIAM 80, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 19, 2014. Mr. Thorn was preceded in death by his wife, Ercilia Thorn. Mr. Thorn is survived by his sons, Jerry Thorn and wife, Liz and Leonard Thorn; daughter, Diana Earl and husband, Terry; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 23, 2014 in the Riverside Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE, at 12:00 p.m. Please visit Riverside Funeral Home Albuquerque, NM to sign Mr. Thorn's online guest register. Funeral Services Entrusted to: Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE (505)764-9663

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  • 06/22/14--00:00: Obituary for TAPIA
  • TAPIA, MADELINE MARIE Age 80, of Rio Rancho, NM, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. A Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at St. Anne's Catholic Church at 6:30 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at The Santa Fe National Cemetery.

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  • 06/22/14--00:00: Obituary for STONE
  • STONE, WILLIAM TAYLOR JR. 1930-2014 William "Bud" Taylor Stone Jr., age 84, passed away on June 18, 2014, after a short illness. He was born on February 20, 1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Mr. and Mrs. William Stone, Sr. Bud attended school at Castle Heights Military Academy in Tennessee and attended the University of Wyoming. He served in the United States Navy before opening his own company, Belen Sand and Gravel, from which he retired in 2004. Bud was a member of Belen Rotary club, as well as a pilot and member of AOPA. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Virginia Lorane McLeroy; and niece, Betty Langel. Bud is survived by his wife of fifty one years, Jean; two children, Mikel Stone (Sue) and Debra Gardner (Husband, Mack); four grandchildren, Erek Stone, Whitley Stone, Dakota Garner, Mackenzie Gardner; two cousins, Charlene Tolzine and Lee Tolzine. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Belen, at 11am. The family will receive friends in the South Annex following the service. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the New Mexico Boys Ranch, theranches.org. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505)864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com

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  • 06/22/14--00:00: Obituary for SLY
  • SLY, MARCELLA SARGENT Age 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1956, passed away on June 14, 2014, surrounded by the family she loved. Marcy was born in Strawberry Point, Iowa, and is survived by her husband of 62 years, Wayne L. Sly, whom she met while roller skating as a teenager; her children Kristina Sly-Linton and husband Terrence Linton of Albuquerque; and Rodney W. Sly and wife Lisa Sly of Albuquerque; and two grandchildren, Victoriana Sly-Linton and Conner W. Sly. Marcy devoted her time and energy to her family and friends, and she loved the holidays and cooking. She and Wayne have been avid Lobo sports fans since 1958. In lieu of flowers, please make donations for the stained-glass project at First Methodist Church, 314 Lead Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Please visit the online guestbook for Marcella at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500

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  • 06/22/14--00:00: Obituary for SENA
  • SENA, JOSE E. RALPH Jose E. Ralph Sena, age 86, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on June 14, 2014, at 3:27p.m., after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. Ralph was born in Albuquerque on July 31, 1927 and married his high school sweetheart Gloria Sanchez after serving in the Marine Corps. He enjoyed gardening, horses, and his work. He owned & operated Ralph's Market for 20 years. Then he worked an additional 20 years for UNM & Santa Fe Community College. He is survived by his wife Gloria Sena of 65 years; son and daughter-in-law Chuck and Sandy Sena of Peralta. He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Flora Sena and sister Cecilia Salas.

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  • 06/22/14--00:00: Obituary for SCANLON
  • SCANLON, MARIANGELA &Quot;MARI&Quot; Mariangela "Mari" Scanlon, age 83 died on June 18 at Presbyterian inpatient Hospice due to complications related to lymphoma. She was born on January 3, 1931 in Albuquerque to Italian immigrant parents Giulio and Giulia Menicucci of Lucca, Italy who precede her in death. Mari was a proud member of the Italian community that figured prominently in the history of Albuquerque in the 20th Century. She was married in 1956 to Jerry Scanlon of Dawson, New Mexico who survives her along with her seven devoted children and 18 grandchildren. A lifelong resident of Albuquerque, Mari graduated from St. Mary's School in 1949 where she completed first through twelfth grades. She was a dedicated parishioner at St. Mary's, Fatima and The Newman Center, where a funeral mass will be held on June 28 at 11:00. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd NE. A reception will follow the burial. She leaves her children Giuli Doyle, Mesa Arizona; Robert Scanlon, Albuquerque, NM; Lori Hess, Leavenworth, WA; Patrick Scanlon, Viterbo, Italy; Eugene Scanlon, Albuquerque, NM; Steven Scanlon, Portland Oregon; and Eileen Espinosa, Chicago IL. Mari was deeply proud of her 18 grandchildren: Cory Murphy, Molly Murphy, Taylor Scanlon, Wesley Scanlon, Kaitlin Hess, Julian Scanlon, Simeon Scanlon, Mary Scanlon, Catherine Scanlon, Bailey Scanlon, Brittney Scanlon, CJ Scanlon, Kelsey Scanlon, Dane Scanlon, Paolo Scanlon, Sabrina Scanlon, Owen Espinosa and Aidan Espinosa. Several of those grandchildren were present when she died in order to comfort and console her. As was her way, she consoled those around her even more. Mari's life revolved around family and friends. She truly enjoyed the time she spent laughing and playing cards with her friends, many of whom she'd known since infancy. A testament to her skilled hands and an apt metaphor for her life, her garden was always in bloom. Mari prepared, cooked and shared meals as a supreme act of love. Besides the devoted family that she leaves, her legacy includes her recipes that her children and grandchildren continue to prepare and pass down in their own families. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, www.lls.org. Please visit our online guestbook for Mari at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333

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  • 06/22/14--00:00: Obituary for SANTISTEVAN
  • SANTISTEVAN, ERMINIO M. It is with great appreciation and love that the family of Erminio M. Santistevan (Herman) express to all the family, friends, parishioners, co-workers, clergy, the staff at Gabaldon Mortuary, and healthcare professionals who have supported us in a difficult time of need. Your actions, prayers, thoughtfulness, and compassion have helped guide us through this most trying time in our lives and have demonstrated to us how truly amazing a husband, father, grandfather, great- grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend we had in our lives. He will be missed, but never forgotten. God Bless You All. The Santistevan Family

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  • 06/22/14--00:00: Obituary for SANCHEZ
  • SANCHEZ, ANGELINA &Quot;EVA&Quot; The Family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to all relatives and friends who were so kind and supportive during this time. Your kindness will always be remembered. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services ALAMEDA MORTUARY 9420 Fourth St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87114 (505) 898-3160

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  • 06/22/14--00:00: Obituary for SALAS
  • SALAS, ROSE Rose M. Salas went to be with our Lord on Thursday June 19, 2014. Mrs. Salas was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Salas; son, Anthony Contreras; and daughter, Renee Contreras. She is survived by her son, Andy E. Velarde Jr.; daughters: Jeanette M. Mares and husband John, Christine Sisneros and husband James; sister, Carmen Sandoval; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many friends and neighbors. Rose loved her dogs and especially her dog Sharky who died one month ago. Rose's Life Celebration will begin with a Viewing on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 5-7 p.m. in the Floral Chapel at Salazar Mortuary followed by a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 10:00 am at San Jose Catholic Church (2401 Broadway Blvd. SE 87102.) followed by a Burial at Mt Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joseph Velarde, Stephen Candelaria, James Sisneros, John Mares, Dan Mares, and Benjie Candelaria. Please visit Rose's online guestbook at www.SalazarMortuary.com. SALAZAR MORTUARY 400 Third Street SW 242-1133

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