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Local obituaries as published daily in the Albuquerque Journal newspaper

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  • 08/06/14--00:00: Obituary for GARCIA
  • GARCIA, EDWARD P. A resident of Albuquerque, passed away August 3, 2014 at age 93. Eddie is survived by his beloved wife of 47 years, Lyla; his children, Michael Garcia, Carolyn Mack, Mary Ellis and husband Bernard; stepdaughters, Sharon Opila and Kathleen Johnson; four grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Luis and Rafaelita Garcia; his brothers, Louis, Ernest and Bobby. He was a proud veteran of World War II and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He graduated from Santa Fe High School and attended Fort Hays Military College in Ft. Hays, Kansas and UNM in Albuquerque. He was a life-long Democrat, serving as the youngest chair of the Santa Fe County Democratic Party. He worked for many senators including the late Senator Dennis Chavez before joining the federal government. He was retired from the US Department of Labor where he worked for 31 years. He held many supervisory positions including State Director of the Foreign Labor Division, Regional Supervisor in Denver with offices in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming; Regional Supervisor in Dallas, Texas with offices in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico. He was also Regional Director of Job Corps for the Dallas Region. He also worked with the Department of Labor in the National Office in Washington, D.C. Upon retirement from the Labor Department, Eddie and his wife, Lyla owned and operated several businesses in Albuquerque including El Mirasol Picture Frames and Art Supply retail store in two locations in Albuquerque; E & L Moulding Company, a New Mexico wholesale picture frame supply company, and the Casa Manana Art Gallery in Old Town, Albuquerque. They also owned and operated a Real Estate business with properties in New Mexico and Nevada. They both retired in May 2012. He received the State of New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award in 1978. Services will be Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 9100 Menaul Blvd NE. Interment will be Monday, August 11, 2014, 12:45 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guest book for Eddie at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500

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  • 08/06/14--00:00: Obituary for CARROLL
  • CARROLL, CHARLOTTE "A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again." - Maya Angelou On August 3rd, 2014 Charlotte Marie Carroll passed peacefully away to join God and her beloved husband of 67 years, Bill Clarence Carroll. She was born to Charles and May Badgett on July 6, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri. Charlotte epitomized grace, elegance, poise and dignity in her day to day life, attributes that were the capstone to her rich and captivating character. These traits were cultivated throughout her life such that no matter where she went, who she was with or whatever the occasion Charlotte's presence seemed to add a sense of effervescent charm and polish to the room. Ever the minstrel, Charlotte captivated family and friends with a rich tapestry of stories drawn from a vast collection of life experiences. Whether it be accounts of one of her many trips abroad or her unique childhood growing up in San Ildefonso or Isleta pueblos, they were all told with her unique brand of humor and charm and steeped her life with an intuitive spirit she carried with her for life. It was surely these characteristics that caught the attention of the love of her life, Bill, at Five Points Elementary School in Albuquerque's South Valley and on August 10, 1947, the two married shortly after their graduation from Albuquerque High School. In her later years Charlotte became an accomplished seamstress and spent many devoted hours working on needlepoint creations and rewards us with the many fine canvasses she leaves behind. However, Charlotte's deepest passion was her family and she relished every moment she spent with them; a devoted wife to Bill Carroll who preceded her in death, a devoted mother to Billy Charles Carroll and Carolyn May Mason of Albuquerque, a devoted Grandmother to Scott Bradley Mason of Albuquerque and Charles Stanton Mason of Durango, Colorado. Although her later years were a struggle, she faced all of her challenges with bravery, patience and a good dose of humor, all of which she used in defeating breast cancer, as well as her valiant battle against vascular dementia which she finally succumbed to. Although the dementia slowly robbed Charlotte of her many faculties, walking, speech, eating, drinking and her wonderful memories she did manage to keep the two that were indelibly Charlotte: happiness - flashing her "thousand watt smile" whenever someone touched her or drew near, and her love for Bill - the last words she spoke were "Bill?" The family wishes to thank Jessica Williams and Elizabeth Chavez with Home Sweet Home Assisted Living and Melissa Pino of AmberCare for their loving care at the end. In lieu of flowers please consider making a contribution to The Alzheimer's Association. Services will be on Friday, August 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at FRENCH - University. Please visit our online guestbook for Charlotte at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE (505) 843-6333

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  • 08/06/14--00:00: Obituary for BROWN
  • BROWN, GREGORY SR. Age 64. On the morning of July 30th, 2014, surrounded in love by his family, Gregory Brown Sr., of Cleveland, Ohio passed away in Albuquerque, NM. Gregory is survived by his former wife and forever-friend, Mary Francis Brown; his son, Gregory Brown Jr.; his daughter, Helynsia N. Brown; his grandchildren, Amaya Brown, Amari Brown and Talon Penn-Brown; his siblings, Cornelius Brown Jr., Nelson Brown Sr., Harriet Smith, Anita Brown, Lawrence Brown, Donald Brown, Karen Taylor, Carley Brown, Leon Brown, and Lois Wood; and many loving nieces, nephews, extended family members and close friends. Gregory was preceded in death by his mother, Lois Mae Brown, his father, Cornelius Brown, Sr., his sister, Vivian Reed, his brother, Frederick Brown, and his brother, Daryll Brown. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 7th, 1949, the 8th of 14 children, Gregory gained tremendous balance of character from his parents - from his mother, Lois he was extended a cultivated, gentle and patient manner and from his father, Cornelius, he earned an unflappable pride and staunch dignity that was evident in his every action, word and movement. Gregory's quiet confidence and natural charm would earn him lifetime friends from Outhwaite Elementary to Kennard Jr. High to East Technical High School, where he graduated in 1967. He was an avid and talented athlete; he played baseball, basketball and football in his local community. He remained faithful and connected to a great many people from his childhood, finding a particular kindred spirit in Mr. Charles Taylor. Their fraternity endured for over six decades. In 1969, Gregory enlisted in the United States Air Force, completing his basic and technical training before being quickly selected for a tour of service in the Vietnam War. He served his country on the flight line in Vietnam as an active duty Airman, showing unwavering honor, integrity and selfless-dedication to duty. After returning from Vietnam, Gregory was stationed at Kirtland AFB, in Albuquerque, NM. It was at a local dance, in downtown Albuquerque, where a 21-year old SGT Brown would meet an 18-year old Mary. Mary would become his dedicated wife shortly after - their loving bond would yield two children, Gregory Jr., and Helynsia. After separating from the Air Force in 1973, he began working at US West Communications, the local telephone company. There, he worked as a Systems Analyst for over 25 years before retiring - Gregory never used one sick day while employed at US West. After his retirement, he also worked at the University of New Mexico as a technical support representative. Gregory was a mindful and patient husband, father and grandfather, he devoted his entire life to protecting and providing for his family. His evenings and weekends were jammed full of basketball games, practices, drop-offs and pick-ups - as a proud Daddy and a best friend to both of his children, he never failed and he never complained. His voice was the first to carry each year's happy birthday wish, and every separation or phone call ended in the sincerest, "I Love You." He taught his children many essential lessons, made up lots of words, and passed on a ton of lasting traditions. Among his countless sayings, there is none that summarize him more than his own, "It's All Good." He was "all good" and the best man I've ever known. Gregory Brown, you will be sorely missed, your wisdom will be forever sought, and your legacy will be forever enduring. We love you dearly. The Brown family would like to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff at the UNM hospital for their care and support. Also, thank you Daniels Funeral Home for all of the arrangements. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Daniels Funeral Home at 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 on Thursday, August 7, 2014. Funeral services for Gregory will be at Macedonia Church at 1509 Edith Blvd. SE Albuquerque, NM 87102 on Friday, August 8th, 2014. Gregory will receive a military funeral at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM at 3pm. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-884-1188

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  • 08/06/14--00:00: Obituary for ARBOGAST
  • ARBOGAST, CONRAD Conrad Arbogast of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Monday, August 4th at his home. A loving husband to wife Leslie; adored father of Zachary and Dylan; son of Carolyn; brother, uncle and friend of everyone - he will be greatly missed. Memorial service to be held at St. Paul's United Methodist Church (9500 Constitution Ave) at 3:00pm on Friday, August 8th. In lieu of flowers, accounts have been set up to assist the family in this time of need. Further details forthcoming.

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for VIGIL
  • VIGIL, JAMES E. Age 70. Beloved husband, brother, uncle, nephew passed away August 2, 2014 after a short illness. He was born in Taos, NM and later made Albuquerque home. He is preceded in death by parents, Bences and Fabiola of Taos; infant brother, Allen-Marcus; grandparents, Luciano and Florida Martinez of Taos; grandparents, JNR and Domitila of Ranchos de Taos. James is survived by Gloria his wife of 49 years and soulmate since 3rd grade. He is survived by his beloved brothers, Allen (Geraldine), Jerome (Kitty), Mario (Carla), Keith (Liz). He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1961, obtained his BA Degree at UNM and retired as City of Albuquerque Safety Director in 1998. James held a private business teaching defensive driving throughout NM. Hobbies included collecting antiques, toy cars and involvement with hundreds of classic antique car shows; volunteer/ member of MADD, ABQ Wheel's Museum, Safer NM Now, National Safety Council, AAA Car Club where he received many trophies/awards. He helped Gloria with travel and involvement with the NM Engelbert Humperdink Fan Club. James loved his family, especially his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, Godchildren, and many special friends that became his family whom held a mutual admiration and respect for him. He will be remembered for his humorous personality, extreme generosity, dignity and respect for everyone he met. A long-time parishioner at Our Lady of Annunciation Catholic Church where James' funeral arrangements will be held on Friday, August, 8, 2014. Rosary at 10:00 am, followed by the Funeral Mass at 11:00 am, 2532 Vermont NE, ABQ, NM. Interment at 12:30 pm, Sunset Memorial Park.

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for THOMAS
  • THOMAS, ERIC JAMES Age 29, was taken from us too soon on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Services will be held Friday, August 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Heights Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8600 Academy Rd. NE. For additional information, please visit: www.RiversideFunerals.com and click on the "Obituaries" link on the page's left side.

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for STREET
  • STREET, HENRY K. Henry K. Street, A beloved father, grandfather, husband, outdoorsman, wine maker, an historian, storyteller, mentor, huggy bear and a friend, passed away July 9, 2014 at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, NM. Henry is survived by his wife and best friend, Mary; their four children: Kelso and Kevin Street, Paula Wright and Patrick Ehlers; six grandchildren: John Paul Ramsey and his wife Jenny, Jennifer Ehlers, Halie Street, Sarah and Emma Wright, and Zackery Ehlers; and one great-grandchild: Bella Ehlers. Henry was preceded in death by his parents Henry K. Street and Flossie Grace Saunders and his sister Rev. Helen E. Street. Henry graduated from Nogales High School, Nogales, AZ and went to work for Ma Bell, before enlisting in the Army; after graduating from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1963 he was recruited by Sandia National Laboratory. He worked primarily as a battery engineer, designing batteries for nuclear weapons. He retired as a member of the Senior Technical Staff at Sandia Labs. Henry was a member and officer of New Mexico Vine & Wine Society, New Mexico Wine Growers, ABC Civitan, Sandoval County Tourism Association, Jemez Valley Business Association, and was on the Sandoval County Planning and Zoning Commission. He wrote and published "The History of Wine in New Mexico - 400 Years of Struggle" and was instrumental in working with Rancho de las Golondrinas in their re-creation of winemaking in New Mexico at their "Harvest Festival". Henry and Mary started planting grapes In Ponderosa, NM, in 1976. Their estate vineyards grew to be the largest Riesling vineyards in New Mexico. They sold their grapes to wineries in NM. Henry took UC Davis winemaking classes and completed his studies in 1991. The Streets started building the winery in Ponderosa in 1992 and completed Ponderosa Valley Winery in 1993. The winery was open on Fridays and Saturdays until Henry retired and they moved full time to Ponderosa. Henry established a standard of quality for Ponderosa's wines requiring that every wine must be an award winner. He has received over 500 awards for his wines. His favorite quote was: "A wise man once said of wine, 'Excellence is in the details, give attention to details, and excellence will come.'" Henry was always willing to help others develop better winemaking and vineyard caretaking skills, inspiring them to make quality New Mexico wines. The family wishes to thank the staff, family and friends at Presbyterian Hospital, his doctors and "Pete" for all of their help and support during this ongoing adventure. There will be a celebration of Henry's life on Sunday, August 10, 2014 from noon to 5pm at the Ponderosa Valley Winery, 3171 Highway 290, Ponderosa, NM 87044. Please bring a story or thought about Henry and/or hear others tell theirs.

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for STOFFER
  • STOFFER, DOROTHEA LEE Age 82, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past 15 years, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014. She was born in Mishawaka, IN on October 16, 1931, to Roscoe and Effie (Oles) Newcomb. She graduated in Tyner, IN and resided for many years in South Bend, IN. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 62 years, Ward Stoffer; son-in-law, Larry Tatum. Dorothea is survived by her children, Leona Stoffer-Tatum of Rio Rancho, NM, Katherine Guthrie and husband Kevin of Independence, MO, Alan Stoffer and wife Marie of Rio Rancho, NM; grandchildren, Shawn Stoffer and wife Carrey, Ward Stoffer, Karrie Moore and husband Kennedy, Kris Guthrie; great-grandchild, David Stoffer; brother, Willard Newcomb and wife Karen of White House, TN; sister, Lois Newcomb of Purvis MS, Margaret Staton and husband Gene of Shirley, AR. Dorothea was a long time disaster relief worker with ARC in Indiana and an avid quilter. She will be missed by everyone she left behind, but is finally reunited with her husband. Services will not be held. 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

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for SMITH
  • SMITH, M.W. &Quot;CHISEL&Quot; August 7, 1904-September 15, 1990 In Loving Memory

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for SMITH
  • SMITH, TIMOTHY M. Age 53, passed away Monday, August 4, 2014. 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

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for SANDOVAL
  • SANDOVAL, DIANA Age 69, a resident of Peralta, N.M. entered into eternity on August 4, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents Dan and Rose Marquez and her granddaughter Gabriella. She is survived by her husband Armando; children Rosanna and family, Yvonne (Santiago), Monica, Carm (Andrew), Paul (Kristale), Ben (Michelle), Daniel and family, Angelica (Marcos); and ten grandchildren. Also surviving are her six sisters Rosalie, Becky, Ruby, Kathy, Liz and Danielle and their spouses. In her younger days, she enjoyed spending time with her family in the outdoors-camping, fishing, playing bingo with her friends and cooking for everyone. All services will be held at San Clemente Catholic Church beginning on Thursday, August 7th with a Viewing to begin at 6:00 PM with Rosary to be recited at 7:30 PM. A final viewing will take place on Friday, August 8th at 9:30 AM with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to your favorite charity in Diana's name. Please visit the online guest register for Diana at www.riversidefunerals.com Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas, 820 Main St. NE, (505) 565-1700.

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for SANCHEZ
  • SANCHEZ, DOLORES TRINI In January 1941 a precious child was born to a loving family in Cubero, NM. After a long battle with cancer, on Saturday, August 2, 2014, with her family at her side, Jesus said to Dolores "It is time to come home with me." Greeting her in eternal life are her husband, Nepo Sanchez, Jr.; parents, Max and Alfreda Jaramillo; sisters, Ramona Vallejos and Armelina Chavez; brother, Stephen Jaramillo; parents-in-law, Nepo Sr. and Louisa Sanchez; and sister-in-law, Pablita Sanchez. She leaves behind her daughter, Leona Baca and husband, Chris; sons, Max Sanchez and wife, Lupe, and Luberto Sanchez and wife, Sharon, all of Rio Rancho; her precious grandsons, Jeff and Jacob Dvorak, Christopher Sanchez, Luis and Menny Caraveo-Ochoa, and Gabriel and Edwin Sanchez; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Dalanee, Hunter, Charlotte, Dominic, and Christopher; sisters, Julia Baca of Cubero, Celia Alatorre and Theresa Jaramillo, both of Albuquerque; brother, Sonny Jaramillo and wife, Alice of Flagstaff, AZ; sisters-in-law, Adella Sanchez and Susie Tafoya of Las Vegas, NV; many nieces and nephews; and lots of friends. Dolores graduated from Grants High School in 1958 and married Nepo Sanchez, Jr. in 1962. They moved to Albuquerque in 1968 where Dolores held various jobs. She was very active at Holy Ghost Parish for many years before moving to Rio Rancho, where she joined St. Thomas of Aquinas Catholic Church. Dolores loved karaoke, dancing and was a social butterfly wherever she went. She loved country and Spanish music. Dolores also made hundreds of rosaries which she would give to the church to distribute. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and sister and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Rosary followed by Memorial Mass will be held Friday, August 8, 2014, 10:00 a,m, at St. Thomas of Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Rd. SE in Rio Rancho. Her final resting place will be in Cubero, NM with her husband. Please visit our online guestbook for Dolores at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE (505) 843-6333

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for SALAZAR
  • SALAZAR, MARIA ELFIDES (ELFIE) Age 82, passed away peacefully while sleeping on July 25, 2014. Born 7th of eight children to Eliseo and Carlota Chavez Salazar in Tome, NM, she is survived by her elder sister, Florela Atler, many, many nieces, nephews, cousins, "greats" and friends. Retiring after a 33 year career with Sandia Labs she was very active in volunteer work with her parish, the Social Apostolate at Immaculate Conception Church, Albuquerque Catholic Social Services, the Brothers of the Good Shepherd, even going directly into many of the homeless camps and communities during winters and in storms delivering food, blankets, warm clothing and always words of concern and encouragement. Elfie wished to acknowledge and thank Charles and Linda Montoya and their sons, Little Charles and Damian for their care, concern, and assistance, especially with her disabled sister Virginia and later herself and for the enduring love and friendship of Theresa Vigil and Andrea Gallegos. She recently celebrated her 25th Jubilee Anniversary with her long term companion, Linda Straw, as associate members of the congregation of the Humility of Mary of Davenport, Iowa. In lieu of flowers she asks that you visit the Blessed Sacrament or spend a moment in prayer to end abortion. A Rosary and Mass with Burial to follow will begin at 10:00 am at the Tome New Mexico Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in the village square on Friday, August 8, 2014. To view information please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Garcia Mortuary 717 Stover Ave. SW Albuquerque, NM 87102 505-243-5222

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for PADILLA
  • PADILLA, ELIGIO J. Aug. 7, 1918 - June 24, 1994 In Loving Memory

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for MOORE
  • MOORE, MILDRED Long time Albuquerque resident, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. She was 99. Millie was born in Mendon, Vermont. Her parents, Harry and Georgia Moore, were farmers. Millie had only one sibling, Charlotte, who passed away in 2004. When Millie finished high school, she attended business school receiving a secretarial degree. She enlisted in the Army in 1943 working in Communications. She completed her service in 1945. She remained state-side for the duration of her Military Life. She wanted to live in a sunny, dry, mountainous area and when she located Albuquerque (with her best friend Ginny) she knew this was the place she wanted to live her life. Millie started working for attorneys and worked in that capacity for many years. We all remember the striking tall lady with the white hair working at the American Bank of Commerce in Downtown Albuquerque. She worked there from the late 60's until she retired in the late 70's. Starting her banking career as a secretary and holding the title of Vice President when she retired. Millie loved a good Martini. When asked by her Hospice Nurse, "what is the secret to your having such a long life?" Her answer, "good Martinis and young friends". She never lost her sense of humor, or her senses, for that matter! She traveled and volunteered at the Downtown Library after she retired. In honor of Millie's wishes, she will be cremated and there will be no service.

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for MCNETT
  • MCNETT, BARBARA Barbara McNett, a long time resident of Albuquerque, passed away on August 4, 2014. She was born in South Bend, Indiana in 1936 and grew up in Nappanee, Indiana. She then graduated from DePauw University in 1958 and taught first grade in Champaign, Illinois before moving to Albuquerque in 1961. In her younger years Barb was very active in her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta and The Junior League of Albuquerque. After raising her family, she spent the rest of her career as a pediatric nurse working in Albuquerque hospitals and a pediatrician's office. Barbara made many friends and spent a lifetime helping others. She enjoyed cooking, entertaining, and playing bridge. She will be greatly missed. Barbara is survived by her three children, their families, and her brother. John McNett and wife Pamela; Margie McNett and husband David Otero; and Mary Laube and husband David; three granddaughters Melanie McNett, Carley McNett, and Catherine Laube; along with brother John Coppes and wife Joann. Cremation has taken place and the family will celebrate Barbara's life at a private gathering at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the UNM Children's Hospital in Barb's name.

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for HERRERA
  • HERRERA, ESTEFANITA &Quot;FAYE&Quot; Age 59. Faye passed on to her eternal reward on August 3, 2014. She was born on June 28, 1955 to Ezequiel and Margaret Herrera. Faye is survived by long-time partner, Tina Mabie; brother David Herrera and his family; brother Ray Herrera, his wife Loretta, and their family; sister Amy Cummings, her husband, Trent, and their family; sister Ruth Maestas, husband Fred, and their family; and sister Patsy Gonzales and her family. Faye grew up in the Five Points area of Albuquerque and graduated from West Mesa High School. She attended the University of Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico and worked for many years as a phlebotomist at St. Joseph and Lovelace Hospitals. Faye enjoyed participating in sports in her youth and was an active member of a woman's softball team for over 10 years. Faye was a loving, caring individual who brightened the lives of her many friends and relatives. She lovingly cared for a menagerie of dogs and cats over the years, her "children", and enjoyed spoiling her nephews and nieces. For the last 15 years of her life Faye suffered from the debilitating effects of Lupus Disease. Despite the increasing pain and hardships, she maintained her positive outlook and continued to enjoy life to the fullest. She was always there to comfort friends and relatives as they faced their own hardships and bravely faced her own demise surrounded by her family and friends. Services will take place on Friday, August 8th at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco Dr SW, in Albuquerque, starting with a Rosary at 8:30am followed by a Mass at 9:00am and then interment at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for GOTTSCHLING
  • GOTTSCHLING, EDWARD W. Edward W. Gottschling Age 78, former resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully at his home in Mesa, AZ on Saturday, August 2, 2014. He was born in Birmingham, Ohio, on February 25, 1936 to Steve and Sara Gottschling. Edward served his country in the U.S. Army and was a civilian employee at Kirtland AFB. He enjoyed camping, fishing and his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, brother Carl Gottschling and sisters, Frieda Hutchins, Anna Bungard, and Margaret Grundy. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Deanna (nee Harley) Gottschling; brother Walter (LaVonne) Gottschling; children, Cynthia (Jeff) Gottschling-McEligot, Sara (Howard) Graff, and Stanley Gottschling; grandchildren, Maretta Kendeigh, Allison Graff, Kenna Graff, Madeline Gottschling and Aven Gottschling; great- grandchildren, Zoe Kendeigh and Jeffrey Montgomery, Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations may be made in memory of Edward Gottschling to Hospice of the Valley, 2020 E. Woodside Court, Gilbert, AZ 85297.

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for GILBERT
  • GILBERT, ROBERT A. age 64, passed away July 14, 2014 at home surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Tutti (Ruth) Gilbert; devoted father to Nathan Gilbert; cherished brother of Barbra (Greg) Nielsen, Rio Rancho, NM, Debbie (Russ) Galpin, Beloit, WI; and in-laws Jan and Jerry George, Faith and Arnold Witte and Wm Messmann. Bob was loved by many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wm and Joyce Gilbert and brother James. He loved golf, bowling, gardening and home brewing and was an avid Broncos and Rockies fan. As a self taught musician he played a mean blues harmonica! He was self employed for many years while living in Denver, CO and enjoyed employment at ComForce, Los Alamos Natl Labs, Eclipse Aviation and Sandia Natl Labs during his 12 years as a resident of NM. Love of life, family and friends were his greatest joys! A Celebration of his life will be held Saturday, August 9th at 3 pm, Unity Spiritual Center, 9800 Candelaria Rd. NE, Alb, NM 87112. He requested memorial donations be directed to ALS Assoc. Of NM, 2309 Renard Pl. SE, Alb, NM 87106.

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for GARCIA
  • GARCIA, CLARA &Quot;CLARITA&Quot; Our Lord and Savior called our beloved, Clara "Clarita" Garcia, surrounded by her loving family, home to heaven on August 1, 2014. She was preceded in death by her son Michael G. Garcia, her mother Eloisa Montoya, and her father-in-law Tom Garcia. She is survived by husband Dan Garcia; daughter Christine "Sugie" Garcia and husband Lanny; daughter-in-law Karen Garcia; grandchildren Janelle Coca and husband Julian, Matthew Garcia, and Zack Garcia; great-grandchildren Elicea and Michael Coca; father Zack Montoya; mother-in-law Lola Garcia; sisters Mary Ellen Gallegos, Nora Juarros and husband Louis; brother Carlos Montoya and wife Patti; and many nieces and nephews. Clara was born in Wagon Mound, NM on Nov 9, 1940. She graduated from Wagon Mound High School and NM Highlands University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Education Degree. She completed 32 years of successful teaching in the Albuquerque Public Schools having taught at Kit Carson, Sombra del Norte, and Navajo Elementary Schools. After her retirement from APS, she devoted her life to her husband, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She was a talented, creative, and generous beauty. Clara was much loved and admired and will be greatly missed by family, friends, and countless former students. Viewing will take place at Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE, on Thursday, August 7 at 6:00 PM followed by the Recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 PM. The Celebration of the Mass will take place on Friday, August 8, at 9:00 AM at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd. NE followed by a reception in the Parish Hall. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit riversidefunerals.com

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