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- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for MEYERS
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for MEAD
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for LUFT
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for LIKOVIC
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for KAWKA
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for JOHNSON
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for GLOVER
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for GLENN
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for GARDNE...
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for GARCIA
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for FEZZI
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for EUSTACE
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for ELDRIDGE
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for DOCKWE...
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for CORDOVA
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for COPPEDGE
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for CLACK
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for CARTIER
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for CANDEL...
- 06/29/14--00:00: _Obituary for CALDER...
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for MEYERS
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for MEAD
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for LUFT
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for LIKOVIC
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for KAWKA
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for JOHNSON
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for GLOVER
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for GLENN
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for GARDNER-GARRI
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for GARCIA
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for FEZZI
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for EUSTACE
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for ELDRIDGE
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for DOCKWEILLER
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for CORDOVA
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for COPPEDGE
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for CLACK
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for CARTIER
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for CANDELARIA
- 06/29/14--00:00: Obituary for CALDERON SR
MEYERS, WALTER F. JR. April 24, 1924 - June 18, 2014 Walter F. Meyers, Jr., 90, passed away June 18, 2014. He was born on April 24, 1924 in Columbia City, Indiana. He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Nellie Grey Meyers. He will be missed by his surviving five children, Jeffrey, G. Meyers (Pam Meyers); Mary Margaret Meyers-Walker (Eugene Walker); Nellie G. (Nela) Faddis (Tom Faddis); Roxanna Meyers (Stanley Mount); Monica Meyers; eleven grandchildren, six great- grandchildren; and many friends. Walt Meyers earned his civil engineering degree from Purdue University and later obtained his Masters degree in Public Health Service at the University of Michigan. He is a life-long member of the Delta Chi Fraternity. He began his professional career in Venezuela for Creole Oil and worked for a private engineering company in Albuquerque and Chief Engineer of the Navajo Tribe, before joining the Indian Health Service, a branch of the U.S. Public Health Service, where he retired with the rank of Captain in 1989. He was a member of the Elks Club, Knights of Columbus and gave generously of his time and money to many non-profit organizations. Many were touched by his generosity and kindness and he was dearly loved by all who knew him. A 9:00 AM Mass will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the San Felipe de Neri Church in Old Town and a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers please send donations to: NM Boys & Girls Ranch at the website: www.theranches.org or checks may be sent to: The Ranches, PO Box 9, Belen, NM 87002.
MEAD, SALLY ZURN The inimitable and much-loved Sally Zurn Mead passed away suddenly and peacefully on Saturday June 14, 2014 at her home in Albuquerque, NM. She left the world on her own terms, just as she lived her life. Sally was born in Erie, PA, on November 8, 1930, the daughter of the late Melvin and Marian Zurn. She enjoyed a childhood of sailing, sports and a wonderful circle of friends. She graduated from The Masters School, class of 1948 and attended Northampton School for Girls. Sally then attended Denison University and left to be courted by her future husband, James M Mead. Jim and Sally wed in August of 1953. They enjoyed fifty one years together until Jim's death in 2005. Sally made many warm and beautiful homes for her family in Charlottesville, VA, Philadelphia, PA, Princeton, NJ, Washington DC and Albuquerque, NM. Sally was an accomplished athlete and particularly enjoyed tennis and golf, competing in various events and becoming tennis champion at the Philadelphia Cricket Club and golf champion at Springdale Golf Course in Princeton among others. Sally spent many happy years at various not-for-profit organizations and especially enjoyed her manager role at the Junior League Shop of Washington DC. In 1998 she relocated to Albuquerque where she greatly enjoyed her active role of grandmother and always welcomed family to the home she shared with her beloved cats. She was a voracious reader of every imaginable type of novel, often completing several books every few days. When not reading and helping with grandchildren, she worked hard on crossword puzzles and was especially fond of the Sunday New York Times Puzzles which she usually completed. Sally, also affectionately called Dutch, was known for her complete honesty, independent thought, generosity, loyalty and her refreshing dry sense of humor. She could be counted on to "tell it like it is" and was always a source of loving advice, support and life perspectives to her children, grandchildren and many others. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother John H Zurn and her cherished aunt, Arloween Zurn Todd. Her survivors include her son, Scott (Suling) Mead; daughters, Sara Mead and Hope (Brandon) Wynn. She is further survived by her grandchildren, Betsy, Amanda, Alex, Emma and Isabelle Mead, Jake Rupert, Emmett, Gus, Clay and Eleanor Wynn; and her brothers, Frank, David and Roger Zurn. She is further survived by Bobbi Pollock, the daughter of her beloved stepfather, the late Samuel J Roberts. She is also survived by her two most recent cats, Twinkie and Lulu. The family held a private service in Erie, PA.
LUFT, BARBARA (BOBBI) SKARNES passed from this life on June 21, 2014, of end stage kidney disease. She was 95. Bobbi was born in Mayville, North Dakota, and grew up in Stephen, Minnesota, where she made a name for herself as a soprano soloist. After graduation she moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, and enrolled in the Bethesda Hospital School of Nursing. She graduated with her RN degree in 1941. After retirement she and her beloved husband Fred moved to Fountain Hills, Arizona. After a short interlude in Albuquerque, New Mexico, she returned to Scottsdale, AZ. Bobbi was an exceptional crewel embroidery artist, read tirelessly, loved bridge and cribbage. She was an enthusiastic golfer who scored a hole-in-one at the Fountain Hills Course. Her children Fred (Sam) of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Sue Gallagher of Claremont, California were the light of her life in addition to daughter-in-law Laura, and grandchildren Derick of Scottsdale and Pieter of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She and her sister Margaret of Glendale, California, were life-long best friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred of 66 years. Contributions celebrating her life can be sent to Church of the Good Shepherd, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
LIKOVIC, LOU 10-35-47 to 06-26-14 Likovic, Bogoljub "Lou" began a new journey on June 26, 2014 at 2:30AM. He was born in Rottenmann, Austria on October 25, 1947. When he was four years old his family immigrated to Santiago, Chile where he grew up. He graduated from high school in 1965 at the top of his class. His dream was to attend college in the U.S. He was accepted at NMSU and he quickly made plans to move to Las Cruces. He graduated from the University of Albuquerque with his degree in accounting. Lou was very proud to become an American citizen in 1976. Lou was a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan and an avid tennis player. He has been described as the glue that kept many a tennis team together. He retired in October 2013 to spend more time with his family, travel, and play more tennis. He is survived by his loving wife Sharon Gentry Likovic, four sons, and six grandchildren. Stephen Likovic and his wife Noelle, his son Alexander Likovic. The two sons of his heart, Jeffrey Wagner and his wife Angie and their two children Kaley and Griffin of Madison Lake, Minnesota and Michael Wagner and his wife Elizabeth and their four children PJ, Nate, Bailey and Milo. Lou is also survived by a large and extended family. There will be a memorial service to honor his life at Jerry Cline Tennis Center, 7205 Constitution NE at 7:00 pm on Tuesday July 1, 2014. Please visit Lou's online guestbook at www.reflectionoflife.com REFLECTIONS LIFE CELEBRATIONS 2400 Washington St. NE 884-5777
KAWKA, HELEN J. Age 93, passed away peacefully on June 21, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 50 years, Stephen Kawka, in 2000. She is survived by her son, Stanley Kawka and his wife, Nancy, and their two daughters, Jennifer and Christina. Helen will be interred with Steve at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Helen was born on November 2, 1920 in New York City, NY. During WWII, Helen worked in Manhattan's iconic Woolworth building for the Kellex Corporation, which, as part of the Manhattan Project, was responsible for the design and operation of the gaseous diffusion facility in Oak Ridge, TN. Helen immensely enjoyed playing the piano by ear, having been self-taught. Special thanks go out to the Village at Alameda and to the North Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center for their aid during the last four years of her life. Please visit our online guestbook for Helen at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
JOHNSON, ALICE L. Age 79, passed away on June 22, 2014 at home with her husband of 56 years following a long illness with Parkinson's. Alice was born in New York City in 1935 and was raised in the Bronx. Educated as an RN, she traveled across country to live in Alaska but stopped in Albuquerque, NM to work at Bernalillo County Indian Hospital (BCMC) to finance the rest of her travel. There she met her future husband, Edward L. Johnson, MD, FACS the love of her life and they married in 1958. Alice's adventurous spirit and zest for life and Ed's enthusiasm and willingness to be a part of the adventure took them around the world - sitting with the silverback gorillas in Rawanda to walking with the penguins in Antarctica and sleeping overnight at the top of Machupichu. She was involved with many civic activities such as Suicide Prevention Center and a docent at the zoo and was active in St. Chad's Episcopal Church. She is survived by her husband, Ed and their children, Bruce Johnson, Tammy and her husband, Brad Baack, Allison and her husband, John Kane, and Lance Johnson; six grandchildren, Joshua Johnson, Amber and Aidan Baack, Derek, Jonathan and Jared Kane; and her sister, Marilyn Heilman; along with numerous extended family. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Chad's Episcopal Church, 7171 Tennyson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Project Share 1515 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 or the Rio Grande Zoo, 903 Tenth SW, 87102. Please visit the online guestbook for Alice at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
GLOVER, JACK W. (84), a resident of Albuquerque since 1985, died June 14,2014. He is survived by his spouse Norma J. Glover, also of Oklahoma City; by a sister Marchetta Zuker of Shawnee, OK; brother, Donald Glover of Dallas, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Ola Glover, three sisters Betty and JoNell Lebow, Louise Manees and a younger brother Fred Glover of Oklahoma City. Jack served during the Korean war, ending his military career as Airforce Master Sergeant. Retiring from the Borden company as General Manager of the Albuquerque milk and ice cream plant, he ended a 35 year career with the company. Jack and Norma stayed on in Albuquerque during retirement until his demise. A memorial service will be held in their native Oklahoma City on the date of their 54'th year of marriage on July 23, 1960
SENTER-GLENN, MARY ELISE Mary, loving mother and grandmother passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 25, 2014. She is survived by her four children with Albert Melvin Senter Jr., Ann and husband Hassan of Seattle, Ted and wife Sherry of Roswell, Ruth and husband Tony of Corrales, and Park of Mesa, AZ; grandchildren, Stephanie, Justin, Gazalle, Matthew, Chance, Kian and Taylor; and step-children from her marriage to George W. Glenn Jr., Michael and wife Becki of Fort Worth, TX, Janell and husband Mel of Albuquerque and John Mark of Albuquerque, and their children, Aaron, Melissa, Cassidy and Jeffrey. Mary had many great-grandchildren from both sides. She is preceded in death by her son, Larry Senter; grandson, Jordon Senter; and her sister, Elsie King. Mary was born on June 29, 1926 in Natchez, MS and grew up in the Panama Canal. She attended Fashion Design School in NYC after graduation from high school and as a young woman moved to New Mexico where she resided for the remainder of her life. Mary was a member of First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho and enjoyed the company of many friends there. She was a self-educated woman, strong in her beliefs and known for her love of reading, travel, generosity, crocheting and ability to do complex math without a calculator. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, July 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, 3906 19th Ave. SE, Rio Rancho, 87124. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary's honor to First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho Christmas Program, a favorite library or charity of your choice. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM, WE LOVE YOU! Please visit our online guestbook for Mary at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
GARDNER-GARRI, SUSAN We are saddened to announce our dear friend Susan Gardner-Garri passed away on June 26, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Dec. 29, 1946 in Warwick, NY. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Vince; her daughter Kara Sprague and grandson Tallon, both of Pine Bush, NY; sister Jill Wojtaszek of Port Jervis, NY; sister-in-law Marie Glazer of Margate, FL and many relatives and friends that were an important part of her life. After attending high school in Goshen, NY, Susan graduated from NYU as a nurse practitioner and began her many years in the nursing profession that she loved. She was always compassionate and a knowledgeable resource for parents, colleagues and students in the Rio Rancho Public Schools where she worked during her most recent years. A Celebration of Susan's Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for memorial contributions to be made to WMR Animal Rescue, 1512 Deborah Rd. SE, #203, Rio Rancho, NM, 87124 or High Desert Cat Rescue & Adoption, PO Box 3802, Albuquerque, NM 87190-3802. To leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920
GARCIA, JOSE M. (MIKE) Mike was born in Puerto de Luna on December 10, 1939, and died on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Albuquerque. He was a graduate of Santa Rosa High School. Mike retired from The City of Albuquerque as an Inspector after 28 years of service. He then retired again after 25 years as a Senior Engineer Technician from AMEC. Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Ezequiel and Victoriana Garcia; brothers, Luis Garcia, Vidal Garcia and Isidro Garcia; sister, Josephina Garcia; daughter, Erica Chavez; and granddaughter, Tara Garcia. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Olivia (LaVern); three brothers, Nestor Garcia, Ezequiel and his wife, Oma Garcia, and Arsenio and his wife, Mary Garcia; two sisters, Tircia Garcia and Isabel Anaya; sons, Rick and his wife, Angela Garcia, Michael and his wife, Valarie Garcia, Orlando (Max) and his wife, Liz Chavez; daughters, Eileen Romero and her husband, David Romero and Yvette Chavez and the grandson he raised, Andrew Chavez; 12 grandchildren, Crystal, Nicole, Ariel, Chelsea Rae, David, Amanda, Miguel, Gabe, Josh, Nichole, James and Angel; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Rosary will be recited on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm at FRENCH - Lomas. Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Parish, 5310 Claremont NE with burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Reception will follow the burial at the Moose Lodge, 2121 Edith Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87102. Please visit the online guestbook for Mike at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
FEZZI, BARBARA F. Beloved wife of Thomas Fezzi, dearest mother of Raymond (Nancy) Fezzi and the late Brian Fezzi, "Nani" to grandchildren Justin (Katherine) Fezzi, and Janna Fezzi. Resident of Albuquerque since 2000, she was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Native of Pittsfield, MA, she was soloist at First Congregational Church. She immersed herself fully in everything she did as a wife, mother, home health nurse, and as trained soprano. Her beautiful voice will continue to sing from the heavens. Services to be announced at a later date. Memorial donations to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation www. pulmonaryfibrosis.org Please visit our online guestbook for Barbara at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Westside 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
EUSTACE, LINDA Linda Eustace, aged 67, died peacefully on June 24, 2014, at home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after a brief struggle with health issues. Linda was born on November 11, 1946 and was a member of Cochiti and Zuni Pueblos. She was the daughter of Ben and Felicita Eustace. Linda was a jeweler, painter and author. She loved spending time with friends and talking about life. She attended Calvary Chapel of Albuquerque for a number of years before deciding to go to Calvary Chapel in Nob Hill. She wanted to worship God and Christ at a missionary church that was in the heart of Albuquerque and in a place that needed spiritual support. In 1963 she married the love of her life Robert McCallister Jones the II. She meet him in West Virginia while she was in the Job Corps. They were the proud parents of one son. Linda is survived by mother Felicita Eustace; son Robert Eustace Jones; siblings, Bernadette, Christine, Mary Jane, Jolene, Lambert, Eileen and Denise; many other nieces and nephews. There will be a private viewing for the immediate family, and a public ceremony for friends and family. The services will be held at 2:00 on Monday, June 30th at Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108.
ELDRIDGE, RICHARD ALDEN Age 88, a resident of Albuquerque since 2005, died Saturday, June 21, 2014. He is survived by his daughter, Devon E. Jercinovic, also of Albuquerque; and grandchildren, William, Chad, and Grace. Richard Eldridge was preceded in death by his wife, Ann T. Eldridge. He grew up in Bourne, Massachusetts and was sworn in as a Naval Aviation Cadet in 1943. He enjoyed a 33-year career as a decorated fighter pilot, test pilot, and later Director, Naval Aviation Safety Center, Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia. Mr. Eldridge chased submarines in the Korean War and served three tours in Viet Nam, two as a pilot, and one as the Navigator, USS Hornet. He retired as a Captain in 1975. Richard logged over 6,200 flight hours and 732 carrier landings. Mr. Eldridge also served as Program Manager for Logistical and Safety Contracts for QED Systems, Inc. until retirement in 1991. His great passions in life were flying and genealogy. Ennichement with full honors will take place at the Massachusetts National Cemetery on Friday, August 8, 2014, 11:00 a.m. in Bourne, Massachusetts. Please visit our online guestbook for Richard at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
DOCKWEILLER, VIRGINIA C. Age 93, a resident of Albuquerque since 1938, went to be with the Lord on Friday, June 27, 2014. She is survived by her children, Margaret "Peggy" Whitson and husband, Cecil, Albert "Al" Dockwiller and wife, Pat, Mary Catherine "Cathy" Smythe, Christopher "Chris" Dockweiller, and Suzanne "Susie" Dockweiller; eight grandchildren, Laurie, Gene, Leslie, Jaime, David, Danny, Todd, and Hannah; many great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene C. Dockweiller and her daughter-in-law, Kathryn P. Dockweiller. Mrs. Dockweiller was a founding member of Holy Ghost Parish. A rosary will be recited on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m., at French - University. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 10:00 a.m., at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Should friends desire, donations may be made St. Jude Children's Hospital Charity, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The Dockweiller family would like to convey a special thank you to her longtime caregiver, Maria Rosales. Please visit our online guestbook for Virginia at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
CORDOVA, ADELINA E. Age 88, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, with her family by her side in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Nina was born April 26, 1926 in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. She was the first child of Edwardo and Inez Gonzales. Of her eight siblings, she is survived by her brothers, Morris Gonzales and his wife, Katy, Lee Gonzales and his wife, Linda, Gilbert S. Gonzales and his wife, Renita Curtis, Bivian Gonzales, and Eddie Gonzales. Nina was preceded in death by her siblings, Ralph, Roy, and Dulcinea Gonzales. Nina and her husband, the late Joe Cordova, cherished their time with their children and grandchildren. She is survived by her son, William Cordova, his wife Rita, their son, Adrian and his wife, Sasha; her son, Carlos Cordova, Jerriene Cordova, and their children, Devin and Alexandria; and her daughter, Shirley Cordova. Nina devoted her life to caring for others. She welcomed family, friends, and children to her home to share joyful moments, holidays, meals, companionship, and she took every opportunity to care for those in need of comfort and healing. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, dancing, music, and baking. On Monday, June 30, 2014, there will be a rosary held in her honour with a family visitation at 6:00 p.m. followed by the service at 7:00 p.m. at FRENCH - University. The Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 1860 Griegos Road NW. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Her family wishes to acknowledge the kindness and caring provided by Tito Fernandez and his staff at Aurora Assisted Living. Tito cared for Nina as though she was his own. And thanks to Loretta Lopez and Lee Gonzales for their caring, kindness, support and comfort. Furthermore, the family thanks Devin Cordova and Christina de Bari for devoting themselves during the past several years to caring for both Nina and Shirley Cordova. They regularly transported Nina and Shirley to appointments, oversaw their care and treatment, provided them with food, love and support. Our Mother/Grandmother, thankfully, was cared for with dignity and with love. Please visit our online guestbook for Adelina at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333
COPPEDGE, EARNESTENE (BIGHAM) Age 87, of Midland passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014 in Midland. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 27, 2014 from 5:00-7:00PM at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home, 3800 N. Big Spring St., Midland, TX, 79705. Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 2:00PM at Crestview Baptist Church with Dr. John Gerlach officiating. In Albuquerque viewing is available 12:00-5:00 on Monday, June 30, 2014 at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE. Visitation with the family will be held on Monday, June 30, 2014 from 6:00-8:00PM at Del Norte Baptist Conference Center, 6100 Montgomery Blvd., NE. Graveside services will be on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 9:45AM at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 North Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM. Earnestene was born on August 3, 1926 in Rotan, TX as the last of 11 children to Robert Frank and Hattie Eva Lena (Ashley) Bigham. She and Christine were the second set of twins born to the family. The midwife assisting the delivery (Effie Coppedge) would later become her mother-in-law. She grew up in a hardworking farming family. Around 16 years of age she became a nurse's aide. At 17, she traveled by train to Oregon to visit her sister Glade. While there, married Eugene V. Coppedge in 1945 when he returned from serving in the Navy. After Mike's birth they returned to New Mexico and the west Texas oilfield, moving several times before settling in Hobbs and later Midland. She was in the truest sense a homemaker; decorating, sewing, cooking, baking and enjoyed all kinds of crafts. Always involved in her church, serving in a hospitality role, WMU, Sunday School, and Missions. As an adult she was a member of Taylor Memorial Baptist Church in Hobbs, Crestview Baptist Church in Midland, First Baptist Church of Tijeras in New Mexico, and presently Crestview Baptist of Midland. For many years she was an active member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha sorority. She enjoyed traveling and "camping", loving her little home on wheels. She decorated and played house wherever they traveled. She loved the mountains, not so much the fishing, but she could fry them up. She loved her grandchildren, playing dress up with them and watching them grow. Many of her grandchildren have sweet memories of her playing board games with them. She was very excited to win. She could make you feel very special even if she was hitting or pinching you when she lost. She was very, very competitive! Earnestene was a faithful Christian, wife, mother, Mema and friend! Earnestene is survived by her children, Mike and Caryn Coppedge of Albuquerque, NM; Teresa and Darwin Almand of Midland, TX; Steve and Jayna Coppedge of Tahlequah, OK; grandchildren, Sheila and Tom Boggess, Tom and Kathryn Coppedge, Robert and Amanda Coppedge, Julie and Chris Groves, Kathleen and Scott Walshaw, Ryan and Lynne Almand, Darla and Michael Bird, Laura Coppedge and Tyler Coppedge; ten great- grandchildren, Avery, Christian, Jaden, Levi, Karys, Ethan, Clay, Jacob, Cole, and Isabelle; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a multitude of friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Coppedge and daughter, Judy Whittemore; and her ten siblings. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Tom Coppedge, Robert Coppedge, Ryan Almand, Tyler Coppedge, Tom Boggess, Chris Groves, Michael Bird and Scott Walshaw. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory in Midland. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com
CLACK, MSGT. TROY LEE Age 81, completed his mission here and the Almighty called him home on June 22, 2014. Troy was born Sept. 20, 1932 to Lee and Ebbie Barden Clack in GA. He is survived by his wife Silvia Jackson-Clack; daughters Chantille Clack Robnett and husband David, Treya Segura; granddaughters Alexandra, Reagan and Berit Robnett; grandson Gideon Segura; step-sons Mark and Alain Jackson; step-grandchildren Cassandra and Robert Jackson, brother SGM. Robert "Bobby" Clack (Ret.) and wife Betty of Lillington, NC, and has rejoined his parents and siblings, Barden, Dallas, and Shirley. Troy entered the Army at the tender age of 17 and served honorably and proudly for 20 years of which half his service was done for the Air Force. He spent the majority of his service overseas. He especially loved the Mediterranean and Yugoslavia. Troy was generous to a fault and would give you the shirt off his back and the last dollar in his wallet. He never met a stranger, loved people and sharing knowledge with whomever would listen. Troy especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, and spending time at his home in Mountainair, NM. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Chapel, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. 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
CARTIER, MARCO M. Marco M. Cartier, born in Longbeach, California on March 8, 1953 passed away peacefully in Albuquerque, NM following a long illness on June 26, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jacques and Zinaida Cartier. He is survived by three natural children; a stepdaughter; and many friends. Marco will be cremated with a memorial service to be held at a later date.
CANDELARIA, ESTRELLA Estrella "Star" Candelaria passed away Sunday, June 22, 2014. She is survived by her parents: Perry Candelaria and Lorraine Gonzales; sister Valentina Candelaria; and all of her loved ones. Estrella's Life Celebration will begin on Monday, June 30, 2014 with the Visitation at 4:00 p.m. in Reflection of Life Chapel (Washington and Cutler NE). A Life Celebration Service will be on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Reflection of Life Chapel. Please visit Estrella's online guestbook at www.Reflectionoflife.com REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777
CALDERON SR, ADRIAN &Quot;BUTCH&Quot; Age 75 born and raised in Albuquerque, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Lou; children, Adrian II, Curtis, and Nicole Calderon; grandchildren Adrian III, Angelique, and Alex Calderon; siblings; Minnie Garcia, Dolores Zimmerman, Paula Pargas, and Rudy Calderon, and many nephews & nieces. Adrian SR was preceded in death by his parents Juan and Sarah Calderon. He retired as an Automobile Dealer in 1991 and then retired as a Real Estate Broker in 2010. Visitation will be held from 6pm to 7pm on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, with a rosary to be recited at 7pm at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Chapel, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. A Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30am on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1594 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, on Wyoming and Paseo del Norte Blvd NE. Pallbearers will be Chris Pargas, Angelique and Alex Calderon, Ronald J Gonzales, JR., Patrick and Daniel Calderon. 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