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Local obituaries as published daily in the Albuquerque Journal newspaper

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  • 07/14/14--00:00: Obituary for FITZGERALD
  • FITZGERALD, BEATRICE SELSOR Age 94, she was born on May 13, 1920 in Hoxie, AK. Her next journey began on Friday, July 10, 2014, as she left to join family and loved ones. She will be missed by all who remember the generous and giving heart of "Bea." She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Claudia; brother, Lawrence; sister, Lucille; and two grandsons, Virgil and Jimmy. She is survived by daughter, Ann; life-friend, Juanita; a large church family; and students and caregivers. Bea traveled some before settling in Albuquerque 50 plus years ago. She retired from American Furniture, but continued her humanitarian efforts and volunteer work. Bea was one of the original fundraisers and founders of Noon Day Ministries when she still attended Broadway Baptist Church. She continued her worship and music while attending Del Norte Baptist Church. She played piano all her life, and as with her education, she always excelled. Her ongoing support for the NM Scholarship funds was never ending. She enjoyed receiving the many letters from recipients over the years (too many to mention). She would say "Continue your education and fulfill your dreams." A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 22, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at FRENCH - University. Private interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers please help someone today by making a donation to a local charity or by helping someone in need "Pay It Forward". Please visit our online guestbook for Beatrice at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333

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  • 07/15/14--00:00: Obituary for PARRISH
  • PARRISH, ALEXIS &Quot;LEX&Quot; C. Age 87, and a resident of Albuquerque since 2005, Lex Parrish was born on March 20, 1927 and passed away on July 12, 2014. He is survived by his spouse, Carolyn "Pat" Parrish; his oldest son, Michael Parrish and wife, Jill from Manchester, NH; daughter, Darcy Parrish from Pensacola, FL; youngest son, Chris Parrish and wife, April from Albuquerque; sister, Louanne Stahl from Kansas City, MO; and two grandchildren, Brian and Daniel Parrish from Riverview, FL. Lex Parrish was preceded in death by his son, Scott Parrish. Lex Parrish led an interesting life: from child performer on Broadway through experiencing the final throes of WWII as a young Marine at Iwo Jima and Okinawa, to a long civilian career as an Aerospace Engineer with companies like General Electric and Martin Marietta (now Lockheed-Martin). He was also part of the crew on the first aircraft to fly over Hiroshima after detonation of the atom bomb. In addition, Mr. Parrish was a pilot, obtaining both private and commercial licenses while still a young man. In 1955, Lex left the Marine Corps and joined the Army Reserve-retiring as a Captain in 1967. Mr. Parrish contributed to the advancement of military airborne weaponry throughout his career in the military and private sector, which included the publication of several books of technical significance. Memorial Services will be held Friday, July 18, 2014, 10:00 a.m., at FRENCH - Wyoming. Please visit our online guestbook for Lex at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400

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  • 07/15/14--00:00: Obituary for MOORE
  • MOORE, MARILOUISE (BUNNY) November 2, 1930 - July 10, 2014 Marilouise, who was known to her family and friends as Bunny, was born at Fort Francis E. Warren in Cheyenne, Wyoming to parents Florence and Paul Evans. Bunny lived most of her life in Santa Fe and graduated from Loretto Academy in 1948. That same year she married J.M. (Mackie) Moore, former Santa Fe City Councilman, who preceded her in death in 1995. Bunny was a devoted wife and mother. She was a devout Catholic and belonged to the Saint Francis Cathedral Parish. She enjoyed all types of arts and craft work and was a member of the Santa Fe Embroiders' Guild for many years. Bunny moved to Albuquerque in 2012. Before long she connected with "friends her own age" and began enjoying stitching sessions with a new embroidery group. During her final days, Bunny completed her last needlework piece for a grandson, a colorful landscape based on a Grand Canyon photo that she had found in a magazine. Bunny took great joy in meeting and holding her two youngest great-grandchildren during the month before her passing. She is survived by her three children, Linda Moore and her daughter Memi; Bill and his wife Diana Moore and their children, Bryan, Stephanie, and Michael and their families; Karen and husband Barney Russell, and Karen's sons Clay and Carter Wallis; sister Elaine Gilmartin; brothers-in-law Dick and Jerry Moore and their wives Mary Sue and Marsha; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews scattered far and wide. A Rosary will be held on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne's Catholic Church followed by a Mass at 11 am.

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  • 07/15/14--00:00: Obituary for MCKENNA
  • MCKENNA, JAMES &Quot;JIM&Quot; MICHAEL 3 October 1946 - 15 July 2013 It has been a year since you drifted away because of cancer. Your family misses you. We Love you. Minnie McKenna (Mom) and family.

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  • 07/15/14--00:00: Obituary for LOPEZ
  • LOPEZ, EDWARD E. 1922 - 2014 Edward E. Lopez, a World War II veteran, passed away at his home in Peralta, NM on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at age 92. He was born in Dawson, New Mexico on April 19, 1922 to the late Pedro Antonio and Frances Barela Lopez. Ed worked for the United States Corp of Engineers until he was drafted into the United States Army and served in the China Burma India theatre. A graduate of the University of New Mexico, he worked for the IRS until retirement. He has a deep love for his church and family. Up to his final days it was a ritual to stay in touch with his only remaining sister, reminiscing and keeping alive family memories, their love and respect for the faith of their mother. Ed loved music and gardening. He enjoyed listening to jazz and blues. His favorite instrument was the piano and in his earlier years he was a pianist for dance bands. He never forgot a family member's birthday. We will always remember picking up the phone and hearing him play Happy Birthday on the organ. Eddie will long be remembered for his love, his faith and respect for other as a husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. He was a loving caretaker for Emily his wife. The way he lived his life was an inspiration to all who came to know him. The family would like to give a special thank you to Ed's caregiver Rose Chavez. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Amelia Garcia, Clorinda Lucero and Lydia Lopez; brothers, Leroy, Julio and Albert Lopez. Edward is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Emily Lopez; children, Theresa Graves and husband, Steve, Leonard Brooks, Laura Griego and Phillip and Vincent Lopez; grandchildren, Tricia Doxey and husband, Chris, Jessica Sanchez and husband, Steve, Andrea Dorman and husband, Will, Cassie Lopez and Clarence, Gabriel Griego, Vincent Lopez Jr., Lexi Griego, LeAnna Brooks and Sara Griego; and great-grandchildren, Timothy Sanchez, Robert Doxey, Matthew Doxey, Alyssa Garduno, Ethan Garduno, Orlando Sanchez, Cassidy Sanchez, Ava Dorman, Analeyah Pino and unborn, Clarence Pino Jr.; and sister, Rosie Lopez Ragni. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. All services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Peralta, on Wednesday, July 16th beginning with a Viewing at 9:30 a.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 10:30 a.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Father Jose Hernandez presiding. Interment will follow at Valencia Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Timothy Sanchez, Gabriel Griego, Alan Griego, Steven Graves, Vincent Lopez Jr., and Dwayne Bercier. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jessica Sanchez, Orlando Sanchez, Cassidy Sanchez, Alyssa Garduno, Ethan Garduno, Ave Dorman, Sara Griego, Lexi Griego, Andrea Dorman and Cassie Lopez. Sign Ed's online tribute at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main Street, Belen, NM.

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  • 07/15/14--00:00: Obituary for HURWITZ
  • HURWITZ, SHIRLEY Age 89, a resident of Albuquerque since 1972, died Friday, July 11, 2014. She is survived by her spouse of 66 years, Leon Hurwitz; children, Elaine Beckett, and William Hurwitz and wife, Carla; grandchildren, April, Seth and wife, Ashley, Nova, Crystal, and Eva; great-grandchildren, Kera, Kelsie, Chris, and Everest; and nephews, Jay Steinberg and wife, Paula, and Rick Steinberg. Shirley was preceded in death by her father Isadore Epstein, mother, Ida Epstein, and sister, Elinor Steinberg. Shirley was a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. She was musical director of the Joyful Sounds singing group for many years, and active in community theaters. Shirley was a member of Hadassah and served as president of the Albuquerque Chapter. Her strong spirit, zest for life, and compassion for others will be missed by her family and friends. A memorial service was held at Temple Albert, 3800 Louisiana Blvd, NE, on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. with a reception that followed. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah of Greater Albuquerque, 4324 Magnolia Dr., Albuquerque, NM 87111. Please visit our online guestbook for Shirley at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400

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  • 07/15/14--00:00: Obituary for HOTHAN
  • HOTHAN, KENT Age 63, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-891-9192

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  • 07/15/14--00:00: Obituary for GARCIA
  • GARCIA, ANGELA J. Age 64, resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully July 12, 2014 surrounded by her loved ones. She was preceded in death by her father Alfred V. Martinez. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Robert L. Garcia. She is also survived by her daughter Renee Garcia and fiance Rick Shean; son Robert Garcia and wife Ednalyn; grandchildren Brian, Eric, Angelo, Riley and Isabella; mother Lillie Martinez; her sisters Barbara Martinez & husband Ruben, Terry Trujillo and husband Tony, Connie Chavez and husband Tim; brothers Alfred Martinez Jr. and wife Janis, Vincent Martinez; mother-in-law Ramona Garcia; brother-in-law Edward Garcia and wife Nicki; sister-in-law Teresa Sanchez and husband Jimmy; and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Angela was a career federal employee with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service when she retired in 2006. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 15th at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 5415 Fortuna Road NW from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00pm. Mass of a Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 16th at 11:00am at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:30pm. Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Services, 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE, 87108, 505-764-9663.

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  • 07/15/14--00:00: Obituary for FITZGERALD
  • FITZGERALD, BEATRICE SELSOR Age 94, she was born on May 13, 1920 in Hoxie, AK. Her next journey began on Friday, July 10, 2014, as she left to join family and loved ones. She will be missed by all who remember the generous and giving heart of "Bea." She was preceded in death by her husband, William Roy; parents, Luther and Claudia; brother, Lawrence; sister, Lucille; and two grandsons, Virgil and Jimmy. She is survived by daughter, Ann; life-friend, Juanita; a large church family; and students and caregivers. Bea traveled some before settling in Albuquerque 50 plus years ago. She retired from American Furniture, but continued her humanitarian efforts and volunteer work. Bea was one of the original fundraisers and founders of Noon Day Ministries when she still attended Broadway Baptist Church. She continued her worship and music while attending Del Norte Baptist Church. She played piano all her life, and as with her education, she always excelled. Her ongoing support for the NM Scholarship funds was never ending. She enjoyed receiving the many letters from recipients over the years (too many to mention). She would say "Continue your education and fulfill your dreams." A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at FRENCH - University. Private interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers please "pay it forward" by making a donation to a local charity to help feed the homeless. Please visit our online guestbook for Beatrice at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE 505-843-6333

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  • 07/15/14--00:00: Obituary for DEHERRERA
  • DEHERRERA, ELMO J. Happy Birthday to you, we love you so much, kisses and hugs from all of us.

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  • 07/15/14--00:00: Obituary for DEHERRERA
  • DEHERRERA, ELMO J. 24 years have gone by Papa, you are still the wind beneath our wings. We love you and miss you. Your daughter

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  • 07/15/14--00:00: Obituary for CHAVEZ
  • CHAVEZ, FREDDIE J. In Loving Memory of Freddie J. Chavez 04-17-1959- 07-15-2012 It's been two years since we lost you, seems like just yesterday. We miss your smile, your laughter and most of all your caring ways. We talk about you everyday and will always cherish our memories with you. We love and miss you very much. Love your mom, wife, kids, granddaughters, brothers, sisters and the rest of your family and friends.

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  • 07/15/14--00:00: Obituary for BROOKS
  • BROOKS, BETTY Age 85, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Beth Stewart and husband Bill; her son, Bart; daughter-in-law, Valerie; brothers-in-law, Don and wife Rose and Carl and wife Mary Jane; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Bob; her son, Bob; her parents, Earl and Vista; and her sister-in-law, Jean. Betty was a member of Netherwood Park Church of Christ for over 60 years. She devoted thousands of hours to volunteer work both church and non-church related. Ever humble, she did not realize how many people at church knew, admired and loved her. She influenced many by her Christian example. Betty enjoyed spending time with her kids and reading, gardening, cooking and travel. Pursuant to Betty's wishes, no public ceremony is scheduled. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Albuquerque Christian Children's Home, 5700 Winter Haven Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. Please visit our online guestbook for Betty at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400

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  • 07/15/14--00:00: Obituary for BACA
  • BACA, JUDAH ELIJAH Passed away Saturday, July 12, 2014. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 2400 Southern Blvd Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-891-9192

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  • 07/15/14--00:00: Obituary for APODACA
  • APODACA, JULIAN In loving memory of Julian Apodaca, age 63, born August 24, 1950 in Albuquerque, NM, and passed away on June 26, 2014 in Moreno Valley, CA. He leaves behind his wife JoAnne Apodaca; two daughters Laura Apodaca and Teri Apodaca-Apa; his father and mother, Joseph And Laura Romero; brothers Joe, Dale, and Anthony; and sisters Rita Long and Annie Lucero. Julian grew up in La Puente, CA where he graduated high school, then went onto join the family's welding business. Julian was a great man who was just happy to be alive, was an accomplished skier, was an avid Parrot Head, and enjoyed traveling. His favorite place to visit is on the Island of Maui. Julian will be remembered as having a permanent smile on his face, appreciated a good joke and looked on the brighter side of life. Julian has gone to a better place, and is probably skiing some wild mountain whilst enjoying the company of his beloved dog Snuggles. Services to be announced.

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  • 07/23/14--00:00: Obituary for WHITE
  • WHITE, ROBERT RANKIN PH.D. Robert Rankin White, Ph.D., age 72, noted writer and historian of the early Taos Art Colony, died on July 17, 2014, after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson's Disease. Dr. White lived in his historic home near the University of New Mexico with wonderful caregivers, family, neighbors and cats. Dr. White served in the US Army in Vietnam, after which he returned home and worked on an advanced degree in hydrology. He lived and worked in Santa Fe before moving to Albuquerque, where he worked for the American Geological Survey. Following his passion for the Art of New Mexico, at age 50, he completed his Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of New Mexico. He published numerous articles, three books and was a noted speaker on the Taos Art Colony. He also served as President of the Historical Society of New Mexico. Dr. White is survived by sister, Eleanor White Viebig and his brother-in-law Richard Viebig of Houston, Texas; nieces, Peggi Bloomquist and Tracy Broyles as well as cousins and other loving family members and friends. The funeral for Dr. White will be held at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, Texas on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 1 p.m. A private interment will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston, Texas. Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Society or the charity of their choice. Please visit the online guestbook for Dr. White at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333

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  • 07/23/14--00:00: Obituary for TILLERY-KINNEY
  • TILLERY-KINNEY, PAMELA January 17, 1943 - July 19, 2014 Age: 71 years 6 months and 2 days Pamela Tillery- Kinney passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon, July 19th, 2014 in Marion, Illinois. She was born Pamela Joan Powell on January 17, 1943 to Mary Edna (Moore) Powell and the late Cecil William Powell in Lansing Michigan. She grew up in Johnston City, Illinois until 1959 when the family moved to Marion, Illinois. She graduated from Marion High School and attended Southern Illinois University. She married Rusty Mitchell in 1963 and they moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1966 where she worked many years in the real estate title industry. Survivors include children Russell Duncan "Rusty" Mitchell, II (Nancy) of Macon, Georgia and Mary Nicole "Nikki" Mitchell of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her beautiful grandchildren are Taylor and Chase Holley of Albuquerque and Duncan and Carter Mitchell of Macon. She is also survived by mother, Mary Powell of Marion; her sister, Cecile Ward (Bob) of Albuquerque; her brother, Curt (Scottie) of Chicago; and five nieces and nephews. She was married to Garland Tillery from 1975 until his death in 1984. She was married to Harry Kinney from 1988 until his death in 2006. Also surviving are Harry's daughter-in-law Margaret of Florida, his daughter Charlotte Kinney (Bruce Weydemeyer) of Santa Fe and granddaughter Sydney. Pam is also survived by several beloved cousins and by her companion, Thomas Wimberly of Marion. Family will receive friends between 6:00 o'clock and 8:30 o'clock Wednesday, July 23 at Wilson - McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 North Court Street, Marion, Illinois. Services will be Thursday, July 24th at 11 o'clock at Wilson - McReynolds Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to First Baptist Church Marion or your favorite charity. Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home 900 North Court Street P.O. Box 370 Marion, Illinois 62959 Ph: 618-993-2131

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  • 07/23/14--00:00: Obituary for TIBBETTS
  • TIBBETTS, JON 7/23/12 We miss you so much Jon! Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. But love leaves a memory no one can steal. You will always be loved. Your Family

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  • 07/23/14--00:00: Obituary for SWALLOWS
  • SWALLOWS, RICHARD B. A lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014, surrounded by his heartbroken family. He was born September 13, 1935. Richard was preceded in death by father, Albert T. Swallows; mother, Greta L. Boyd; and brother, Donald Swallows. He is survived by his wife and partner of 56 years, Sharon; children, Mark, Craig and wife, Naomi, and daughter, Amy Babenco; grandchildren, Mariah, Isaac, Ava, Delaney, and Lily; brother, Dan Swallows; sister, Nora Swallows; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He leaves behind many lifelong friends and many horse racing friends. Richard was an Army veteran. He worked for the City of Albuquerque in the Refuse Department and retired from the Water Department in 1983, where he was the Customer Service Manager. Richard was the founder and first president of the New Mexico Supervisors Association. At retirement, he fulfilled his lifelong passion of breeding, training, and racing his beloved horses. He had much success in the 70's, 80's and early 90's producing multiple state champions. He was a member of NMSA, the New Mexico Horse Breeders' Association, the New Mexico Horsemen's Association and the AQHA. Richard was outspoken, generous, fair, and a man of integrity. Dad, you fought the good fight. You are our hero. We will love you and miss you forever. Your grandchildren will miss their papa. The family would like to thank Anna Kaseman Presbyterian Hospice for their compassionate and gentle care of Richard, especially Dr. Vining; nurses, Jan, Jackie, Marcy, Ann, and Nancy; and techs, Cynthia, Daisey, Lindsay, and Laurie. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, July 28, 2014, 3:00 p.m., at FRENCH - University. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Walkin N Circles Ranch Inc., Four Corners Equine Rescue, any horse rescue group of your choice, or you may give blood in his name. Please visit our online guestbook for Richard at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd (505) 843-6333

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  • 07/23/14--00:00: Obituary for ROSS
  • ROSS, LUCY WILSON Lucille Wilson Ross, 63, passed away unexpectedly July 13, 2014. Lucy is survived by her husband of 46 years, Jonathon Ross; Sons Jason, Matthew and Joseph; grandchildren Kai, Jayce, Morgan, Sydney and Caden; Brother Larry Wilson and Sister Pat Blotsky. She was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Ruby Wilson and Brother Richard. Lucy was a loving wife, mother, grandma and friend. Her quick wit, beautiful smile, piercing blue eyes, and loving heart will be missed by all who knew her. Lucy exemplified selflessness with the warmest heart to everyone she met. She expressed to friends: a GOOD friend DOUBLES the JOY and DIVIDES the PAIN. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Children's Psychiatric Center at 505-272-2890 or online at: https://www.unmfund.org/fund/unmh-childrens-psychiatric-center/ Services will be held at St Stephens United Method Church, Friday, July 25th at 10:00AM MT 4601 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111, (505) 293-9673

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