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Local obituaries as published daily in the Albuquerque Journal newspaper

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for KALACZIK
  • KALACZIK, LUZ BAZN Luz Bazn Kalaczik, age 93, born in Santa Rosa, NM and a life-long resident of Albuquerque, NM died Sunday, June 29, 2014, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Al, and her daughter Janice, both of Albuquerque. Luz was a 1938 graduate of St. Mary's High School. She married Alexander Kalaczik on January 12, 1942, and after living briefly in Santa Fe, the couple settled in Albuquerque. During her long career, Luz was employed by the office of the US District Attorney, and later by the Bureau of Indian Health and by Sandia National Laboratories. Luz participated in garden, photography and RV clubs. She was active with the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, serving as its national secretary, and was a member of Queen of Heaven parish for more than fifty years. Luz is survived her sister, Rose Marie Crowe of Victoria, Australia, and by fourteen nieces and nephews. Rosary will be recited Friday, July 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Wyoming with Deacon Ruben Barela presiding. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Queen of Heaven Church, 53ll Phoenix Ave. NE, Father William Young, Jr., Celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Friends may visit FRENCH Wyoming on Friday, July 11, 5:00-7:00 p.m., prior to the rosary. Please visit our online guestbook for Luz at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400

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    HOWDEN, FREDERICK B. III PROMINENT NEW MEXICO ATTORNEY, NATIVE AND LIFE-LONG RESIDENT FREDERICK B HOWDEN III, DIES AT 81 Frederick B. "Ted" Howden was born in Albuquerque, NM March 18, 1933 and raised in Albuquerque, Roswell and Santa Fe, died peacefully at home in the early hours of June 21. Ted was the son of Captain Frederick B Howden II, who a Japanese Prisoner of War serving as a Chaplain for the 200th Coast Artillery Unit in the Philippines during World War II. His grandfather - Frederick B. Howden I, was the first Bishop of the Southwest Diocese of the Episcopal Church. A graduate of Albuquerque High School, the University of New Mexico and George Washington University Law School, (graduating with honors) Ted was a member of the New Mexico State Bar Association for almost 56 years. While a law student, Ted worked as member of then New Mexico Senator Clinton P. Anderson's staff. After graduation from law school Ted returned to New Mexico to practice law and began what was to be a life-long involvement in public service and office. He was the youngest elected mayor of Grant's New Mexico in the early 1960's and was commended by President John F. Kennedy for his work as the President of New Mexico Young Democrats helping to secure President Kennedy's election. In the 1970's Howden served as District Attorney for Valencia County and later as Chief Deputy under current District Attorney Lemuel Martinez. He was also a candidate for Attorney General for the State of New Mexico. He served as attorney for the City of Belen, the City of Grants and for Cibola and Valencia Counties and was also the Chairman of the Democratic Parties in both Valencia and Cibola Counties. One of Ted's proudest accomplishments was his work leading to the creation of Cibola County in 1981. Judicial District - the 13th- in New Mexico. Ted was known for many years as one of the top ten lawyers in the state and practiced privately in Belen, Los Lunas and Grants, New Mexico. Over the years Ted also taught at the New Mexico State University campus in Grants and also at the New Mexico Women's Correctional Facility. For these and many other accomplishments, Ted was named as Grants-Cibola Citizen of the Year in 2013. Ted embodied a quiet thoughtfulness and a dry sense of humor, which belied his acute ferocity and much lauded skills as a criminal lawyer in the courtroom. He was much sought after for his wise counsel and steadfast integrity. As die-hard Lobos Basketball fan the only time he was known to swear and yell was at the referees for a bad call. He loved the land and the people of New Mexico and had an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of the state and its people for whom he had great love and respect. In addition to his beloved wife Hendrika of 36 years, Ted is survived by his brother John F. Howden (Olivia); his daughter Melissa Howden; son Frederick B Howden IV (Patti); three step-children, Michelle, James (Nicole) and Tania Gaddy; and grandchildren Payte, Emily and Teddy. His life was well lived, he was much loved and he will be greatly missed. Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Cathedral of St John, 318 Silver St. SW, Albuquerque, NM. In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation at: nmcancercenterfoundation.org

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for HERMAN
  • HERMAN, BERNICE GREEN Bernice Green Herman lovingly referred to as Budjah by those who knew her well, passed away peacefully on July 3, 2014, at 87 years of age, at the Indiana University Hospice House. She was surrounded by her loving family, and the remarkable caregivers who helped ease her journey in the last few days of her full life, that she herself rated as a 10 on a 1-10 scale. Bernice was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 8, 1927 to Alex and Rebecca Green. She had two siblings, Betty and Robert (Sonny), who both preceded her in death. She married the love of her life, Simon Herman, who had been a friend of her brother's. Simon took notice of "Sonny's kid sister" upon returning from WWII. Bernice and Simon married in Detroit on June 14, 1947. They moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1956, which became her home until 7 years ago when she joined her oldest daughter in Bloomington, Indiana. Bernice and Simon's 33-year love affair was cut short by his death in 1980, when Bernice was 53 years old. Bernice would consider herself ordinary, but those who knew her considered her extraordinary. She was warm, engaging, funny when she didn't mean to be, and a lover of people. She did not have a bigoted bone in her body. Bernice was the consummate host making everyone feel welcomed by the warmth of the home she created for her family and friends. She would set the most beautiful holiday tables and her guest list often included a soldier from the Air force Base or student from the local University who could not go home for the holidays. Her culinary talents were widely known and she spent countless hours preparing, and teaching others how to make, Challah, Rugulah, Matzo Balls, Kugel, Knishes, Hamentaschen, Latkes and other traditional Jewish delicacies. In her senior years she took swimming, tap dancing, and ukulele lessons, thought reading a book on a kindle was amazing, enjoyed the theater, and got her first job outside of the home at 67 making Challah at a local bakery two days a week. She loved making pottery and developed her own unique style that she used to create hundreds of plates, bowls, mugs, and serving pieces to share with her family and friends. Bernice is survived by three devoted daughters, Marsha Herman-Betzen and husband Dr. Keith Betzen; Susan Herman-Livingstone and husband Dr. Jeffrey Livingstone; and Nancy Gould and partner Tim VanValkenburg. She has 5 adoring grandchildren, Rachel Betzen and husband Dr. Tom Littlefield; Dr. Simon Livingstone and wife Dr. Kristin Livingstone; Lindsay Livingstone; John Simon Gould; and Megan Gooselaw (nee Gould) and husband David Gooselaw. Bernice is also survived by three doting great-grandchildren, Zoe and Simon Littlefield, and Nicholas Livingstone; her brother-in-law Bernard Herman and wife Renee; sister-in-law Ada Green Robins; as well many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A celebration of her life will be held July 19 at the home of Marsha Herman-Betzen and Keith Betzen and Bernice's cremated remains will be buried next to her beloved Simon in a gravesite service to be held at a later date in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Memorial contributions in Bernice Herman's name may be made to: Indiana University Hospice House, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402; ACUI Education and Research Fund, 120 W. 7th St, Suite 200, Bloomington, IN 47404; Canine Assistants, 3160 Francis Rd, Milton, GA 30004 or the charity of your choice. Messages of condolence may be expressed at: IndianaGreenBurials.com

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for HATHAWAY
  • HATHAWAY, MARIAN M. 1931 - 2014 Marian M. Hathaway, age 82, born in St. Paul, Minnesota and a resident of Belen, New Mexico passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014. She graduated from Kingman High School in Kingman, Arizona in 1950. After High School she moved back to Minnesota and raised her family. In the early 1950's Marian started in the computer field working in data processing until moving to Belen in 1977. She opened a bookstore and operated it for four years. Marian then returned to data processing working for the Department of Energy in Gallup as a consultant. Later she worked for the First National Bank of Belen as a data processing supervisor. Marian loved reading, crossword puzzles and going to the casino. She was preceded in death by her parents, C.W. and Dorothy Varnum Haeusler. Marian is survived by her sons, James and companion, Mary Ellen Chavez of New Mexico, Verlyn and wife, Ginger of Minnesota and Joe Wayne of New Mexico; and three grandchildren. A Visitation will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, July 10th at 10:00 a.m. with a Funeral Service to be held at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Boyd Morerod officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. The family would like to express their gratitude to Ambercare Hospice especially Ann and Rachel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the New Mexico Animal Humane Society or the local Animal Rescue Organization. Sign Marian's online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home 609 N. Main Street, Belen, NM.

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for HALL
  • HALL, ADAM MATTHEW PAXTON (BROADWAY) Age 26, died unexpectedly on July 1, 2014 at his home in Midvale, Utah. Born on July 27, 1987 in Clearwater, Florida, he grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and moved to Salt Lake City, Utah in 2007, where he attended Neumont College. He was a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), employed as a Systems Engineer by Evolution IT. His passion for technology led to receipt of multiple other information technology and security certificates. He began learning web programming in the 8th grade, piloting young student enrollment at the university level in New Mexico. In addition to JAVA and C++, he became fluent in 15 other programming languages before the age of 16. As an 8th grader he wrote PHP code that was incorporated into the PHP+ program. His intuitive insights and expertise in the computer industry led to his associates describing him as a 'Code Poet'. As a young entrepreneur in this industry, his expertise resulted in consulting work with companies across the country to resolve complex software and hardware problems. On March 29,2013 Adam asked Sarah Jane* Middleton to be his wife while on a once in a lifetime cruise ship vacation in the Caribbean. They planned to marry after closing on their dream home at the end of July 2014. As a young man, Adam participated in the Boy Scouts of America weighing down his shirt and belt with medals and beltloops. Paintball competition became a priority in his early adolescent years. He was a master competitive fencer with epee and foil, being placed among the top place winners in both state and national tournaments. He was also an avid skier who loved the thrill of treacherous 'Black Diamonds' and horrendous moguls facing each with fearless joy and grace. Adam's hobbies included internet funnies, military history, marksmanship, fencing, spinning fire poi, and entertaining friends. His most treasured hobby was adoring Sarah Jane*. Other hobbies included riding motorcycles while he specialized in smashing his beloved cars. He stated that his fishing hobby was the only one he had that was not attached to a "wire". As a young child, fishing with his father at the ocean, he almost lost his father to the sea while pulling in a whiting. He loved movies, especially space related movies. He is described by many as vivacious, "Winning!", fully committed to everything he did, and caring, kind, and accepting of others. Adam loved dogs, particularly his childhood pets Davey and Chandler, and more recently, Sarah Jane's golden retriever, Chloe Jane; additionally his pet turtle, Crush Shellington, a skate board artist in his own right. He was fervent about adopting rescue dogs and planned to adopt one when he and Sarah Jane moved into their new home. Adam was 'Mr. Happy' to people who knew him and 'Mr. Sunshine' to his mom. He had a Deep - Deep - Deep (really Deep) sense of humor, and his life motto was "Anything worth doing, is worth doing with a touch of class." Adam was a deeply spiritual man, with a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Adam made a personal commitment to The Lord at an early age with a deeper commitment occurring as a young man. Adam is survived by family including Sarah Jane Middleton, his fiance and her parents Mark and Cindy Middleton. Sarah Jane's siblings including her brother Jonathan and his wife Amanda and their children Kristian, Addison, and Morgan; brothers David and Scottie. His parents Roger Hall and Carolyn Bucklen and his maternal aunts and uncles: Sonya and Glen Coulson; Lisa LaGesse; and Faye and Bruce Grund and their families and his paternal aunt Melody Hall and family. He is also survived by close friends who he called his brothers. Adam was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Ellis and Joy Bucklen; paternal grandparents, Maurice and Irene Hall; and Christy* Middleton, his future sister-in-law. Friends and family are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Sunday, July 6th at 2:00 p.m. with a viewing one hour prior at the Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah, 84092. Donations may be made to the Humane Society of Utah, PO Box 573659, Murray, UT 84157-3659.

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for GONZALES
  • GONZALES, DONALD M. Donald Gonzales passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Donald is predeceased in death by his father, Sam M. Gonzales and brother, Sammy Ray Gonzales. He is survived by his mother, Helen Gonzales; daughters: Desiree, Bridget, Angelica and Alicia; sons: DJ and Jonathon; 14 grandchildren; brothers: Ronnie, Rick and Mary Lou, Bob and Leola; sisters: Debbie and Joe, Trish and Chuck. He also had lots of nieces and nephews. Donald was known as "Donald Duck" and was well known in the Albuquerque area. Donald will be greatly missed by all of the people who knew him. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Martinez, Rick Martinez, Bob Gonzales, Joe Bruno, Chuck Garcia, and Rito Alarcon. Honorary Pallbearers will be DJ Gonzales, Nick Crespin, Gabriel Gonzales and Mike Apodaca. Donald's Life Celebration will begin on Monday, July 7, 2014 with a Visitation at 1:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary at 2:00 p.m in the Reflection of Life Chapel (Washington and Cutler NE). Please visit Donald's online guestbook at www.Reflectionoflife.com. REFLECTIONS Funerals & Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for GARCIA
  • GARCIA, ALFONSO Age 85, born in Carnuel, NM, passed away unexpectedly on June 29, 2014. He was preceded in death by his wife Rose; parents Federico and Pablita Garcia; siblings Lucinda, Beatrice, Benny, Peggy and Jimmy. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 6:00pm at St. Therese Parish, 300 Mildred NW and Mass will be on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 9:00am at St Therese Parish, 300 Mildred NW, Albuquerque, NM. Cremation has taken place.

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for GARCIA
  • GARCIA, JIM NAPOLEON Age 71, a resident of Albuquerque since 1994, died Monday, June 30th, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Carol; sons, Edward and his significant other, Shannon Williams, Michael and his wife, Erica; his granddaughter, Allyn; his sister, Nancy; and many friends and family. Jim was preceded in death by his Father, Mother, and two brothers. Jim was an active member of the Innocents Car Club of North Hollywood, The Bottle and Insulator Club of New Mexico, and an avid collector of coins, insulators, and depression era glass. Jim was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the VFW. Services will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at FRENCH Lomas. FRENCH Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for FITZGIBBON
  • FITZGIBBON, MARJORIE L. Marjorie L. (Tuthill) Fitzgibbon passed on June 26, 2014 at the family home. She was born October 29, 1923 to Francis A. and Dorothy Tuthill in Westbury, New York. Marjorie had lived here in Albuquerque since September of 1962. Most of her working career was in the medical field, the Medical Laboratory at Lovelace-Battan, then Nursing and Phlebotomy at BCMC (UNMH). Mom raised and is survived by her five children: Gary (Erin) Fitzgibbon, Robin (Rich) Gettings, Tracey Fitzgibbon, Dorelle Goon, and Wendy Carpenter; her four grandsons: Michael, Robert, Gregory and Matthew; four great-grandchildren: Michael N., Damian, Samantha and Hailey; also her sister, Mary Lee (Tuthill) Horvath. Private services have taken place with Riverside Funeral Home having tended to the cremation. Condolences can be sent to the family at P.O. Box 13563, Albuquerque, NM 87192. "We'll see you on the other side Mom, Love You Lots".

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for EARL
  • EARL, JOYCE LANGFORD Joyce Langford Earl, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died on Saturday, June 28, 2014. Joyce was born on June 12, 1928, in Globe, Arizona. She spent most of her youth in Utah. She learned to love New Mexico after moving here in 1967. Joyce was an administrative secretary with Albuquerque Public Schools for 25 years and was well-loved and respected. She worked with the New Mexico State Legislature for several years after retiring from APS. Joyce had a life-long love of music. She was an accomplished pianist and traveled with a band in her younger years, before marriage. She also had a life-long love of language and books which she imparted to her family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Charles Jay Earl. She is survived by her children Cydney Earl, Kevin Earl, Lezlee Murphey; her grandchildren Andrew Aranda, William Aranda, Hunter Earl, Matthew Sanders, Kirstin Murphey, Sarah Murphey; and by her great-grandson Gavin Sanders. A celebration of her life will be held at a future date. In order to receive information regarding this memorial service please log-on to www.danielsfuneral.com, click on her name and leave your email address and/or phone number. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to: Barrett House Foundation, 10300 Constitution Ave NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112, www.barrettfoundation.org Joyce is missed already and will be greatly missed in the future.

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for DONLEY
  • DONLEY, MARY ELIZABETH Mary Elizabeth (Libby) Donley (aka Daniels) died peacefully on June 30, 2014, in Austin, Texas with her eldest daughter, Dana Reaud, at her side. Libby was born April 4, 1924, in Carlsbad, New Mexico to William Guy and Frances Donley. At the age of seven, when her father became school superintendent she moved with her family to Hobbs, NM, where she lived much of her early and adult life. Libby was a graduate of the University of New Mexico and a member of Chi Omega Sorority during her time at UNM. During WWII, her college education was briefly interrupted as she returned home to work at the USO at the Hobbs airfield. It was there she met her first husband, John Duffy. After a brief whirlwind romance, they were married prior to his deployment to Europe. He never returned. Libby returned to and graduated with honors from UNM. In 1946, she married a local Hobbsan and her high school beau, Jack Daniels. While in Hobbs, Libby dedicated herself to her family and the community. She led the effort to successfully expand the original Hobbs Public Library and in the early 1970's she served as a member of the State Library Board. She encouraged her children to read, every day, to absorb, and to be critical thinkers. Over the past few years, she has supported teacher scholarships at NMJC in honor of her parents who were educators and in honor of her father, Guy Donley who helped spearhead the enabling legislation to create NMJC. For the past 25 years Libby has resided in the Beaumont/Austin Texas area. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Duffy, her former husband and father of her children, Jack Daniels; her sister Virginia Conwell; and her son and youngest child, Robert G. (Bobby) Daniels. She is survived by her daughter and caregiver, Dana Adele Reaud (Wayne), and her middle child, Diane Denish (Herb), grandchildren Reagan and Ryann Reaud, Suzanne, Spencer and Sara Schreiber, six great grandchildren, and two loving nieces, Libby Shapiro and Jenna Hall. Contributions may be made in Libby's memory to NMJC Foundation, 1 Thunderbird Circle, Hobbs, NM 88240 or to Hobbs Public Library, 509 North Shipp St., Hobbs, NM, 88240. Broussard Funeral Home in Beaumont, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for DEISON
  • DEISON, LEWIS BRENT DEISON (PA) Was called home on Thursday, June 26, 2014. He was born October 20, 1933 in Clarksburg, West (by God) Virginia.He earned his degree and graduated with honors. He proudly served as a Military Police Officer in the US Army.He had a entrepreneurial spirit.He worked his way from a gas station attendant to CEO of an oil company. He was also well known for traveling around NM with "Janie's Concession Stand". He owned and raced thoroughbred race horses, and then retired in San Carlos Mexico where he started his fishing charter the Tequila Sheila. Lewis was preceded by his parents, brother James and daughter Lois Murphy. He is survived by his wife Juanita (Janie) whom he lovingly referred to as "his beautiful bride"; daughters Patsy Black, Brenda Kijowski and husband Larry; son-in-law Thomas Murphy; grandchildren Sonja Boucher, Alexis Rascon, husband Enrique, Garrett Kijowski, Lewis Murphy, Robert Murphy; great-grandchildren Hayley and Amelia, great-great grandchild Aubrianna and brother Robert Deison. A rosary will be recited at 8:00 am and memorial mass will follow at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church on June 7, Interment will take place and Santa Fe National Cemetery.The family would like to thank Ambercare hospice and all the caring people that helped comfort and support Pa during his battle with Alzheimer's.

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for COCKS
  • COCKS, JULIA B. Age 86, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, June 26, 2014. She is survived by her daughters, H. Blaine Wimberly and husband, Dick, and Anne M. Clark; grandchildren, Hugh Wimberly, Michael J. Hansen, Melissa A. Potter and husband, Brock, and Nigel Wimberly; great-grandchildren, Tye Potter, Draven Potter, and Keira Potter; and numerous step-children and step-grandchildren from her marriage to Bob. Ms. Cocks was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Combs; and her sister, Anne Vaughan. She was a longtime member of Central United Methodist Church. Julia loved the outdoors and nature. Ms. Cocks made a spiritual revolution in being and living sober through her friendship with Bill W. Cremation has taken place and Julia's life will be celebrated on Monday, July 14, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at FRENCH - University. Memorial gifts may be made to The Nature Conservancy in New Mexico, 212 E. Marcy Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501 or the organization of your choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Julia at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for CHAVEZ
  • CHAVEZ, JOE WILLIAM "Billy" as his family and friends knew him, passed away on June 27, 2014 at the age of 85. A native of Albuquerque, Billy attended St. Francis Elementary School, St. Mary's High School and graduated from Albuquerque High School. He served in the United States Navy aboard a diesel submarine during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he became a Letter Carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and retired after 33 years. "Billy" had a generous spirit and a giving heart; he was a role model for both fathers and grandfathers. He loved sports, rancheras, dancing, classical music, fishing and watching classic movies. He always had a quip for every occasion and loved to laugh. This is a final quip for him (and to quote him), "Billy, your humor was only exceeded by your good looks." Billy will be loving remembered by his wife, Irene and his children, Kathy, Ed (Holly), and her children, Cynthia, Lisa (Mike), Trish (Mike), Emily (Tim), and James/deceased (Raquel). Bill will also be fondly remembered by fifteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; his brother-in-law Ernest; sister-in-law "Speedy"; many nieces, nephews, and Godson, Mike. Billy was predeceased by his father, Tranquilino; mother, Julianita; wife, Jennie; brothers, Joe and Richard; and sisters Carmen, Sadie, and Fannie. A Rosary will be held on Sunday, July 6, at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 562 Atrisco, Albuquerque. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. also at Holy Family Church, 562 Atrisco, Albuquerque followed by burial at Pajarito cemetery at 2150 Raymac Rd. SW, Albuquerque, followed by reception at Holy Family Parish Hall. Memorial Donations in memory of Joe "Billy" Chavez can be made to Casa Angelica, 5629 Isleta Blvd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Please visit our online guestbook for Joe "Billy" Chavez at www.RiversideFunerals.com. Arrangements entrusted to: RIVERSIDE FUNERAL HOME OF ALBUQUERQUE 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE (505) 764-9663

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for CHALAKEE
  • CHALAKEE, BILLY W. Billy W. Chalakee, who was born and raised in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the age of 76. He was born September 20, 1937 to Webster and Martha (Bird) Chalakee in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. He graduated in 1956 from Wilson High School. He was the Wilson Tigers biggest sport fan and had his own personal seat at the basketball games. He graduated from Haskell Indian College. He served in the United States Army in the 1st Calvary Division. Billy was a retired employee of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. While living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he coached baseball at Mile High Little League, coached YAFL football, and was a Junior Wrestling Coach at both Manzano and Sandia. Billy was also a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader. In 1995, Billy with his wife, Amelia returned to Okmulgee, Oklahoma. He was a former council member for Creek Nation. He was very active in civic activities. Billy was a devoted member of the Honeycreek Methodist Church in Okmulgee and loved cooking for the church, especially his famous Pecan Pies. He was an active runner and walker and participated in Walk-A-Thons and 5K Races. He acted in two Creek language plays and was a passionate and great dancer. He had a great sense of humor, loved animals and was a lifelong sports fan. But most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially the children. Billy was loved and well respected by many who knew him and he will be greatly missed by everyone. He is preceded in death by his wife, Amelia Chalakee; baby sister, Mary Jane Chalakee; grandparents, Thomas and Mulsie Chalakee; parents, Webster and Martha Bird Chalakee; brothers, Tom Mix Chalakee and William (Bunky) Chalakee; daughter, Jodi Brown and son, Kirk Profitt. Survivors include his children, Roy M. Profitt III of Texas, Mollie A. Profitt of New Mexico, Jeffrey T. Truelove-Chalakee of New Mexico and Billy W. Chalakee, Jr. of Arizona; sisters, Barbara Davis of Virginia, Thelma Harjo of New Mexico, Virginia Kolakowski of Tulsa, Stella Harjo of Tulsa, Margie Chalakee of Okmulgee, Sharon Chalakee of Okmulgee and Donna Bear of Okmulgee; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family members. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 2014 and the Wake Service will be held that evening at 6:00 p.m. at the Jackson Funeral Home Chapel in Okmulgee. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Honeycreek Methodist Church in Okmulgee with Reverend Jerry Baker officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Salt Creek Cemetery in Wilson under the direction of the Jackson Funeral Home and Crematory in Okmulgee. Pallbearers will be Aaron Truelove-Chalakee, Donald Profitt Be'ans, Rayne Harjo, Kelly Harjo, Billy Kolakowski and Jonah Fleener. Military Honors will be conducted by the Muscogee Creek Nation Honor Guard.

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for BYGEL
  • BYGEL, RAMONA &Quot;JEAN&Quot; Age 89, a resident of Albuquerque since 1947, went to be with the Lord, Friday, June 27, 2014. She is survived by her children, Ric Salter and wife, Susan, Shanon Wheat, and Randy Salter and wife, Doris; granddaughters, Kat Crabtree and husband, Adam, and Alicia R. Salter; great-grandson, Cameron Ryan Crabtree; cousins, John Bygel and wife, Emily, Phyllis Zuschneid, and husband, Manfred, Mary K. Martin, and husband, Jim, and Virginia Bygel; nieces, Wyndell Bygel, Vancellen Sturgeon, and Camelou Cavalier; and many good-good friends and loved ones. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service is pending. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Animal Humane Association of New Mexico, 615 Virginia SE, 87108. Jean's family would like to thank Dr. George Vasilion and staff for the 35 years of excellent love and care. They would also like to thank Hospice of New Mexico. Please visit our online guestbook for Jean at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for BROWN
  • BROWN, DONALD D. age 75, a resident of Los Lunas, NM, passed away on Sunday, June 22. A memorial service was held at First Assembly of God in Belen, NM on Sunday, June 29. Interment was held at Terrace Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service, Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., (505) 866-9992, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for BEATY
  • BEATY, OTIS LEE JR. (TORO) entered the presence of God, July 2, 2014. Otis was born in Pampa, Texas on November 11, 1926 to Otis Lee Beaty Sr. and Audrey Mae Gilcrease. After his father's death in 1934 Otis and his mom moved to Santa Fe. He attended Santa Fe Schools until his enrollment in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17, where he served in the Asia Pacific region during WWII. Otis married Nina Farmer, December 12, 1948 and was employed by Reynolds Electric Company until 1964 at which time he opened "Beaty Electric Co.". He Served on various boards including: "New Mexico Construction Industries Commission", "Century Federal Bank" and a New Mexico Governor of the "National Electric Contractor's Association". His greatest delight was his relationship with Jesus Christ, Nina his wife of 65-yrs, his family and his service in the Gideons of Santa Fe, of which he was a founding member. He was preceded in death by: his parents; stepfather; Bill Bindel, brother; John Bindel and grandson; Patrick Catanach. Otis is survived by his wife Nina (whom he lovingly referred to as "Miss Joyce"); sons David (Deslee), Tom (Michelle); daughters Cheryl Bonino (Vince), Paula Beaty, Gail Flowers and good friends, Carl (his coffee drinking buddy) and wife Ruby Lea; grandchildren Shiloh Pennington (Jesse), Chandler Huston (Becca), Brandon Beaty, Bryant Beaty, Christipher Catanach, Desiree Catanach, Taylor Bonio, Austin Bonino and Kyle Bonino; great-grandchildren Paige and Baylor Pennington, Bryce and Grayson Huston. A memorial service will be held, Monday July 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Rodeo Road Baptist Church, (Rodeo Road and Richards Ave.). Memorial Contributions can be made to: "Gideons International", P.O. Box 4496, Santa Fe, NM 87502 Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for BAXTER
  • BAXTER, CHARLES EDWARD was born 10-26-1923 and passed away 6-03-2014. He is survived by his children, Susan Baxter Carbine (Art), J. Paul Baxter (Racheal), Sherry Moberg Baca (Eddy); nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and sister, Glorietta Alvernaz (Bob). He was predeceased by wife Harriet Frank Baxter, second wife Emily Ann Matkovich Moberg Baxter, sisters Joanna Reeves and Wilma Hauser. Charlie worked for Chevron from 1947 until retiring in 1981. Services will be held at the Elks Lodge in Prescott Valley, AZ on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 11:00 am. If desired, donations in Charlie's name can be made to the Prescott Lodge #330 B.P.O.E., P.O. Box 27199, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312. His family would like to express their appreciation for the loving care extended by Hospice of the Sandia's, and the Good Life Memory Care.

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  • 07/06/14--00:00: Obituary for BARLOW
  • BARLOW, CLYDE G. born August 27, 1932 in Melrose, NM, passed away on June 30, 2014 with his devoted wife, Jackie of 61 years by his side, along with their three children, Scott, Sherry, Darenda and her husband, David. Clyde also leaves grandchildren, Jonathan, Jalen, Victoria; great-grandchildren, Brianna and Lily; and many treasured friends. Clyde was known for his many talents and being a hard worker. He was a plumber in the Albuquerque area for many years, and loved the outdoors. His tireless energy and working with his hands left his family with many cherished memories. Clyde also volunteered as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and shared his faith and the good news of the Holy Scriptures with people he met. Services will be held, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses located at 427 Los Lentes Rd NE, Los Lunas, NM. Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., (505) 866-9992, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com

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