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- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for UHRICH
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for TRAFTON
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for TONEY
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for TILGNER
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for SYMONDS
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for STEWART
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for STEPHENS
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for SEYL
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for SANDOVAL
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for SANCHE...
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for RUPE
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for ROWLAND
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for ROMERO
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for PROO
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for PAYETTE
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for MUND
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for LOPEZ
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for LANGE
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for KINOSHITA
- 07/06/14--00:00: _Obituary for KELTON
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for UHRICH
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for TRAFTON
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for TONEY
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for TILGNER
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for SYMONDS
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for STEWART
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for STEPHENS
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for SEYL
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for SANDOVAL
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for SANCHEZ-RENNER
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for RUPE
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for ROWLAND
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for ROMERO
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for PROO
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for PAYETTE
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for MUND
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for LOPEZ
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for LANGE
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for KINOSHITA
- 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for KELTON
UHRICH, CATHERINE Age 83, a resident of Rio Rancho for 21 years, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014. She was born in Dixon, NE on October 13, 1930, to James and Rose (McGuirk) McGowen. Kitty married Larry Uhrich June 14, 1954 in Hartington, NE. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Cabrini Schillig; grandson, Andrew Shoemaker; sister Helen. Kitty is survived by her husband, Larry Uhrich; children, Joe, Terry (Tammy), Jack (Nyki), Catherine Herbert (Patrick), Ed (Gloria); 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary Margaret Sudbeck, Sr. Jane McGowen, Sr. Bernadette McGowen. She was a charter member of St. John Vianney Parish and was a member of "Right to Life" in both Rio Rancho and Eau Claire, WI. Kitty loved to sew, knit and cook. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her family. A visitation will be held at 10:00 am with the recitation of the Rosary at 10:30 am following with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am on Monday, July 7, 2014 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 1001 Meteor Avenue NE, Rio Rancho, NM. Interment to follow at 3:00 pm at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 North Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM. 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
TRAFTON, CLINTON LAVERNE Age 82, passed in his sleep on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at his home in Patagonia, AZ. He is survived by his wife Janie Lawton; sister Conita Thompson of Sun City AZ; sons, Curtis and wife Christina (Alea and Tara), Clinton Mitchell and wife Deborah (Craig and Kelly), and Clay and Sandra (Chase); along with their mother Dorothy Curtis Trafton of Corrales NM; and two great-grandchildren. Clint graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1950, enlisted and served in the US Army during the Korean War, where he was stationed in Seattle, WA, received a BS in Electrical Engineering from UNM in 1959, a MS in Psychology from UNM in 1962, and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1965. He was a professor at Pomona College CA and University of Arizona until he retired from academia in 1980. He enjoyed his life in Tucson, AZ, woodworking, fly fishing and playing tennis, surrounded by his friends, eventually moving to Patagonia, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents Cedric and Lorraine and his second wife Sara Winter. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, July 20th at 9:00 am at the Patagonia Community Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Patagonia Public Library.
TONEY, VALERIE Age 66, died peacefully on June 24th surrounded by loving family members. She was born October 30, 1947 in Lihue, Hawaii to Janet and Bill Toney. She grew up in Artesia and Aztec, New Mexico. As a young woman, Valerie was recognized as co-valedictorian of the 1965 Aztec High School class, delegate to Girls State, and representative from New Mexico at Girls Nation. After being a dedicated young Mom, Valerie received her Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from California State University Long Beach where she was once again recognized as class valedictorian. She began her career as an engineer in the petroleum refining industry and then transitioned to hazardous material management when she formed her own consulting firm in the 1980's. Her career ended with her retirement from the Los Angeles Fire Department in 2007. Valerie was a strong, energetic, fearless woman - a good mother, a loving sister, and a dedicated grandmother. Her beautiful soprano voice was appreciated by many. Valerie was preceded in death by her brother Bryan and her granddaughter Faith. She will be missed by her three children Rex Zumwalt, Jeffrey Zumwalt (Lorri Zumwalt), and Genevieve Zumwalt; her four grandchildren Jeremy, Tyler, Shelby, and Hannah; sisters Jenilee Woodward (Bill Woodward) & Stephanie Arnold (Gene Arnold); her brother Robert Chinn; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family extends its appreciation to the employees of Brookdale Place and Hospice New Mexico for their loving care. A memorial service is planned for July 12th at Hope in the Desert Episcopal Church at 2:00 pm.
TILGNER, EDWIN E. Edwin E. Tilgner, 87, a resident of Albuquerque since 1962, died Thursday, July 3, 2014. He is survived by his two children, Linda Morton and husband, Monty and Mike Tilgner; and one granddaughter, Amy Morton. Mr. Tilgner was born May 13, 1927 in Evanston, WY. He was a longtime employee of Albuquerque Seismic Lab. After retirement, Mr. Tilgner volunteered at NM Museum of Natural History. He was also a private pilot most of his life and spent many hours flying his Cessna 120. Mr. Tilgner was a member of the Quiet Birdmen. Memorial Services will be held Friday, July 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m., at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Humane Assoc. of NM, 615 Virginia St. NE, 87108, www.animalhumanenm.org. A special thanks goes to the caretakers of the past year, Abby Armijo, the staff at West Ridge Village Assisted Living, and Hospice de la Luz. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
SYMONDS, ELLA MAE Age 75, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Ella was a volunteer foster grandparent at Navajo and Parjito Public Schools. Ella is survived by her two sons, Steve Romero and wife, Andrea, Michael Hernandez and wife, Jerri-Lynn; three daughters, Theresa Ann Hernandez and husband, Ray, Rose M. Garcia and husband, Lorenzo, Angela S. Luna and husband, Joe; sister, Betty Padilla; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Chapel of Angels~Garcia Mortuary with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday July 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m., St. Anne's Catholic Church, 1400 Arenal Rd. SW. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Paul Padilla, Phil Garcia, Anthony Romero, Jeff Watts, Michael Rubio and Brycen Hernandez, with honorary pallbearers, Roslynn Romero, Veronica Romero, Jackie Padilla, Bradyn Hernandez, Antoinette Najera and Shannon Padilla. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222
STEWART, VOLNEY CARROLL Volney Carroll Stewart Age 105, passed away June 11, 2014. Cremation has already taken placed. We would like to thank Gentiva Hospice and the Ladera Nursing Center for the excellent care given him.
STEPHENS, VERNON J. Vernon J. (Steve) Stephens died on July 3, 2014. He is survived by his wife Judith Reynolds; his four children Sherri Stephens Carter (Galen), Sue Taylor (Roger), Catherine Stephens Creamer (Will) and Kevin Stephens (Mary Eastman); ten grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters Dona Hahn and Janet Grudzinski and brother Richard Stephens (Janice). Vern was born in Selah, Washington on July 23, 1927. He married Iris Yearous in Fort Morgan, CO on June 22, 1947. He attended the University of Wyoming and graduated in 1951 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. The family moved to Los Alamos, NM in 1954, where the children all grew up and Vern worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos Technical Associates. In 1990, Vern and Iris relocated to Albuquerque where Iris predeceased him in 1991. Vernon married Judith Reynolds on November 28, 2004. His family will miss his unique sense of humor and his joy in all of them. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Daniels Family Funeral Chapel 9420 Fourth Street, NW, Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Barrett House 10300 Constitution Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112 (505) 243-4887
SEYL, CYNTHIA M. WHISLER Cynthia (Cindy) Seyl of Albuquerque, NM passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Cindy was born on February 7, 1952 to the late Max E. and Anne V. Whisler in Denver, CO. She is survived by her son, David and wife, Guru Niyam Seyl and grandchildren, Evelyn and Travis Seyl of Roseville, CA; son, Michael and wife, Meagan Seyl of Albuquerque, NM; sister, Debra and husband Jim Collinson of Placitas, NM; and sister Donna and husband Richard Moya of Albuquerque, NM. Cindy was preceded in death by her sister, Maxine Muse. Cindy loved to visit Las Vegas, NV with her sister, Debra. She was the most wonderful, loving, and incredible mother, we will miss her very much.
SANDOVAL, EDWARD T. "ED" was born April 23, 1951 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Ed enjoyed watching wrestling, listening to his favorite music and having photos taken. His family stated "He lived for the moment". Ed will be remembered for his great sense of humor, always joking, laughing and being playful. As well, he enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles. He is survived by his wife Connie; two children: son, Gabriel Sandoval and wife Stephanie and daughter, Desiree Sandoval; four step-children, Elizabeth Gutierrez and husband Joseph, Joseph Baca and wife Jan, Patricia Lucero and husband Frankie and Amanda Lucero; nine grandchildren; five brothers, Gilbert, Jerry, Steve, Teddy and David; four sisters, Rosalie, Becky, Elaine and Lisa; as well as many other family members and friends who loved and will miss him. Services will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd. in Rio Rancho, on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. A Rosary will be recited at 10:00am followed by a Mass of Christian burial. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. in Albuquerque. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 29194th St. NW. ABQ. 505-34-8008
SANCHEZ-RENNER, THERESA JEANNE Theresa Jeanne Sanchez-Renner, age 55 of Rio Rancho and Santa Fe, NM, passed away on June 28th after a long battle with cancer. Theresa was born in Albuquerque, NM on April 7, 1959 to Priscilla and John Sanchez. She grew up in Albuquerque with her two sisters and three brothers, Johnny, Vicki, Jaime, Carl, and Nora. Theresa became a well known hair stylist and owned her own hair salon, Notorious, in Santa Fe, NM. She was a special soul who was immensely loved by all who knew her. She shared so much joy with her family and friends and lived her life with loving kindness in her heart. Theresa is survived by her husband Gregory Renner; her three daughters, Arika Sanchez; Annie Sanchez, and Erika Everett, her four grandchildren whom she loved dearly, Keali'inoa, Nakea, Kaikala, and Ella Rae; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and goddaughters. There will be a celebration of life at Los Poblanos in Albuquerque on Sunday, July 13th at 4pm.
RUPE, SHIRLEY &Quot;JANELLE&Quot; WOODALL MACLELLAN Shirley, born September 2, 1934 in Plainview, Texas to Wagner and Sarah Linton Woodall, died June 4, 2014 at Riverside Health Care Facility in Missoula. Shirley lived most of her life in New Mexico, mostly around the Thoreau and Gallup area. There will be a Memorial Service on July 11, at 1:15pm at Riverside Health Care Facility, 1301 E. Broadway, Missoula, MT. Visit www.missoulafuneralhomes.com for a full obituary and video tribute.
ROWLAND, MARGURIETTE (MARGO) Marguriette (Margo) Rowland passed away quietly on June 21, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. She is survived by brothers Andrew Setlow and family, Robert Setlow and family; sister Charlene Setlow; son Steve Elllis and family; daughters, Sheila Knowles and family, Cheryl and John Hill, and Laura and Jerry Dow. She was born in Lewiston, ID in 1930 and grew up in Clarkston, WA. She moved to Albuquerque in 1965. Her family in Washington have set up a scholarship fund for furthering science education. Donations can be made in Margo's name at the Clarkston Education Foundation/ Charles Setlow & Louise Setlow Science fund. A memorial video can be seen at utube-" Memories of Margo".
ROMERO, KIYAZZIE O. &Quot;GIZMO&Quot; Born on the April 12, 1974, passed away on June 29, 2014. He is survived by loving wife Geraldine; his children who adored him, Vicente Sedillo and Klarene Romero; wonderful father and sister, Jessie Romero and Natile Romero; niece Lily; nephews Jeremy and Nicolas. A viewing and to celebrate loving memories will be on Monday, July 7, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Direct Services at 2919 4th St NW, 505-343-8008
PROO, HENRY Henry Proo passed away Jan, 14, 2014 after a long illness in Calipatria, CA. He was born July 15, 1925 in Denver, CO and married Mary B. Nunes on Nov. 2, 1973. Henry served in the Army Air Force during WWII in the South Pacific. After the war, he worked in the grocery store business until his retirement in 1988. Henry was an extremely active member of his church and helped in the Doves, a support group for the widowed and divorced. Henry was a fan of professional wrestling and football. He enjoyed reading and giving out prayer booklets to all he met. A Catholic funeral Mass was held in Old Town's Immaculate Conception Church in San Diego, CA. A cremation burial service will be held at Mount Calvary Cemetery at 10:30 AM July15, 2014 at 1900 Edith Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM. He was preceded in death by his wife of 22 years, Mary B. Nunes, his parents, Richardo and Clarita M. Proo. His four brothers Richard Proo Jr, Maximino Proo, Alfonso Proo Jr, and Joe Trinedad Proo. Henry is survived by his sister Lucy Alvarez, and her five children, Mike, Anne, Anthony, Christy, and Rita; six sons Max Proo, Ernest Proo, Gabriel Proo, Phillip Proo, Mario Proo, Michael Proo and his daughter-in-law Cass Proo; step-children Mary E. Martinez, Yolanda Mattison, and Michael Nunes; and his care-taking grandchildren Sarah J. Proo, Ernest E. Proo, Susie M. Proo, Cassandra M. Proo; as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
PAYETTE, JAMES EDWARD James Edward Payette, born in Providence, Rhode Island on October 10, 1945, passed away on April 30, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Louise Payette; his sons, James W. Payette and Robert J. Payette; daughters-in-law, Cathy Payette and Antoinette Payette; grandchildren, Cameron, Aidan, Rohan, Layla and Jude; and his cat, Prince. He proudly served more than 21 years in the United States Air Force. Services will be held Monday, July 7, 2014 at 12:45 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of James Edward Payette to any non-profit organization. Please visit our online guestbook for James at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Boulevard NE 505-275-3500
MUND, GENE R. A forty-nine year resident of Albuquerque passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Gene was a great father, a true and loving friend to many. A man that will be missed by all. Service will be held on July 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm at Daniels Family Funeral Chapel at 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. 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
LOPEZ, ROSEMARY KATHERINE MILLARD Rosemary Katherine Millard (Lopez), age 49, born July 12, 1964, went home to the Lord on February 10, 2014. She is survived by her brother, Charles Millard and sister-in-law, Amy; sisters, Mary Millard, and Therese Largo; brother-in-law, Ben Largo; nieces, Jessica Clemena, Sara Atkinson, Faith Largo and Kassandra Carpenter; and nephews, Anthony Clemena, Samuel Burrows and Ethan Largo. Rosemary was preceded in death by her father, Richard Millard; mother, Katherine Millard and sister, Charlotte Millard LaPlante. Cremation has taken place and a private Mass was held at Holy Ghost Church on February 14, 2014. There will be a Celebration of Life for Rosemary on July 6, 2014 for the family to share their precious memories of their beloved sister and aunt.
LANGE, MARGARET E. Age 73, passed away at home July 2, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Dave; her daughters, Jennifer Lange, Sarah Barba and husband Javier; grandchildren, Hannah Lange and Carter Barba; sister, Janet Martin and brother Jack Harbour and many other family and friends. Mrs. Lange was preceded in death by her parents Thurman and Oleta Harbour; brothers, Richard and Mike; and sisters, Joann and Jean. Margaret belonged to the Poco Quatros Model A Club for over 35 years with her husband, She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother . She retired from APS as a cafeteria manager. A celebration of her life will be Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas. Please visit our online guestbook for Margaret at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
KINOSHITA, GEORGE S. George S. Kinoshita, 86, long time resident of Albuquerque, died Saturday, June 28, 2014. He was survived by his daughter, Carrie Miller; his two grandchildren, Candace and Elliott Miller; his daughter-in-law Gail Kinoshita, and her daughters, Jamie Crum, Leslie Woods and Ashley Woods. George was preceded in death by his wife Unis; daughter Krystal; and son Daniel. He worked as an electrical engineer and retired from Sandia Labs in the eighties. George enjoyed skiing and was a member of the Sandia Peak Ski Patrol for many years. He loved his football club, his cabin in Colorado, and ski trips with his brother and friends. A special thanks to the staff in the Memory Care Unit at Emeritus Sandia Springs in Rio Rancho and the staff at Amber Care. A private service will be held in Colorado at his cabin. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Albuquerque Alzheimer's Association, 9500 Montgomery Blvd, NE #121, Albuquerque, NM 87111. Please visit our online guestbook for George at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Westside 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300
KELTON, JULIA PAULINE (POLLY) 1920-2014 Julia Pauline (Polly) Kelton, age 94, passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014 at her home in Belen, New Mexico. She was born to Paul and Leona McComb on January 22, 1920, and was raised in the Manzano Mountains. On March 19, 1938, she married Tom Kelton. They worked on a ranch together outside of Chilili, New Mexico; Tom was a cowboy ranch hand and Julia cooked for all the ranch hands. In 1942 they moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, as Tom got a job on the Santa Fe Railroad. Tom and Julia moved to Belen in 1965 for a job transfer where she lived for the remainder of her life. She was baptized in the Lutheran Church where she remained active for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Tom; and her daughter, Kathryn Brannon. Julia is survived by her four daughters, Carolyn Peterson and husband, Gary of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Donna Holley of Rio Rancho, Judith Rogers and husband, Allen of Rio Rancho, Laura Brown and husband, Bruce of Loveland, Colorado; grandchildren, Raymond Sturmoki and wife, Christie, Cathy Bonnes and husband, Jeff, Greg Peterson and wife, Kim all of Michigan, Lynette Singleton and husband, Joe of Farmington, Charlotte Ryff and husband, Chuck of Rio Rancho, Travis Brannon of Taylorsville, North Carolina, Jeremy Brannon and wife, Roberta, Sarah Gergel and husband, Joey, Rebekah Lopez and husband, Adam of Sandia Park, Allen Rogers Jr. of Rio Rancho, Jonathon Rogers of Albuquerque, Paul Holley and wife, Cass, Alyssa Skeen and husband, Aaron of Loveland, Colorado, Rachel Veach and husband, Randall of Fort Collins, Colorado, Christian Brown of Chiang Mai, Thailand; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held at Sunset Memorial Park in Albuquerque, on Tuesday, July 8th at 10:00 a.m. Sign Julia's online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main Street, Belen, NM