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Local obituaries as published daily in the Albuquerque Journal newspaper

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  • 08/07/14--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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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for DOTTS
  • DOTTS, GERALD DEAN Beloved son, husband, brother, father, uncle and friend left this world for his heavenly home on August 4, 2014 in Tulsa, OK. Dean, the second son of Jasper L. Dotts and Pauline Mason-Dotts, was born in Perry, OK on April 30, 1927 where he spent his childhood. He served in the Army during WW II in Berlin, Germany as a Supply Sergeant from 1945 until the war ended. When he arrived home, he met Roberta McQuiston and they married on August 20, 1950. They were blessed with a daughter and a son who always brought him much joy. Even though Roberta and Dean separated after many years together, they remained close and maintained a very loving relationship. Dean attended Oklahoma A&M (OSU) and earned his degree in geology and worked in this field for many years. In 1992, Dean met MaryAnn Silva, his beloved wife. They married on July 27, 1996 and spent the next 14 years together in Albuquerque, NM. Dean's new family brought him immense happiness. Dean is survived by his daughter, Sandra K. Dotts of Raleigh, NC; his son Gregory D. Dotts and wife Karen of Tulsa, OK; Roberta L. Dotts of Tulsa, OK; Faye C. McQuiston and wife Helen of Stillwater, OK; Michele Watkins and husband Ken; Cecilia LeBlanc and husband Jim; Steve Silva and wife Christine and Fred J. Silva, all of Albuquerque, NM. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his father Jasper L. Dotts and mother Pauline Mason-Dotts-Eby; stepfather Richard "Dick" Eby; brother Richard L. "Jap" Dotts and his wife Betty; his wife MaryAnn Silva-Dotts; Grace A. Silva, mother-in-law; Robert G. Silva, brother-in-law and Teresa Merriam, sister-in-law. The family would like to extend their immense gratitude to Rick Dotts, Tracy Short, Donna Dudley and all the physicians, nurses and staff at Emeritus at Tulsa and St. Francis hospital who provided support, compassion and care. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday at Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Chapel, 3612 E 91st St So, Tulsa, OK

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for DAVIDSON
  • DAVIDSON, RONALD L. Born February 25, 1950, Ronald L. Davidson, long-time Albuquerque resident, passed away July 26, 2014 from cancer. He is survived by his nephew, three nieces and a host of dear friends. Last surviving child of Floyd H. and Mary F. Davidson, he was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Mary K. Conklin, Robert E. and William H. Davidson. When he wasn't playing Santa Claus, collecting donations for March of Dimes or leading a Boy Scout Troop, Ronnie was an active member of The Evening Optimists, The Civitans, and Merry Makers. He could almost always be spotted at an Isotopes game and was a diehard Dukes fan. He was even voted as one of the Top Men in Albuquerque. Ronnie always smiled in the face of adversity. That smile and his enthusiasm shall be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the March of Dimes in his honor.

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for CARTER
  • CARTER, KENNETH Ken, a resident of Lockwood, Missouri (formerly of Corrales) passed away on August 2, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born June 28, 1956 to Oscar and Naurine Carter. Ken is survived by his daughters Krystal Cunningham and Kenda Hooker, their husbands, grandchildren Jack, Tyler, Savanna, Asa, Asher, and Abram; his mother, Naurine Carter, brother and sister-in-law Mark and Judy Carter; many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. He was preceded in death by his father, Oscar E. Carter Jr., his brother Oscar E. Carter III and his granddaughter Koralyn Marie Hooker. Services will be held on Friday, August 8th at 11am at the Old Historic San Ysidro Church on Old Church Road in Corrales. Reception following at 2839 Abeto Lane SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.

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  • 08/07/14--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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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for BACA
  • BACA, RAYMOND J. A lifelong resident of New Mexico, passed away peacefully alongside loved ones on July 28, 2014 at the age of 69. He was preceded in death by his parents Joe R. Baca and Gertrude Vallejos-Baca, and brother John Baca. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jodi Baca; his five children Roger Baca and wife Adaline, Paul Baca, Duane Arellano and wife Melissa, Janel Montoya and husband Eric, Vince Bernal and girlfriend Michelle; seven grandchildren Holly, Isacc, Aaron, Matthew, Makayla, Nate, and Bella; one great-grandaughter, Satara; and numerous extended family and friends. Ray enjoyed reading, studying New Mexico history, and watching the Dallas Cowboys. He is remembered for his kind and giving nature, humility, and sense of humor. He was a living example of Christ's words, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". Ray will be forever loved and greatly missed by all who knew him. Cremation has taken place and a memorial Rosary will be held on Friday, August 9th at 10:00 am, followed by Mass at 11:00 am at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 5712 Paradise Blvd. NW.

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for ARBOGAST
  • ARBOGAST, CONRAD Age 52, of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014 at his home. A loving husband, father, brother, son and friend - he will be greatly missed. He was preceded in death by his father Clifford and his brother Jeffery. He is survived by his mother Carolyn; brothers Gregory and Erich; and sister Becky. He leaves behind a loving wife, Leslie; and two wonderful boys, Zachary and Dylan. 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 at St. Paul's and online to assist the family in this time of need.

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  • 08/07/14--00:00: Obituary for AMBROSINI
  • AMBROSINI, DALE BRYAN As the afternoon began on Sunday, August 3, 2014, Dale Bryan Ambrosini was called home by the Lord. Although his heart belonged to the mountains of western Colorado, he also loved his many years in Albuquerque as well as his childhood home in northern California. Dale was an avid golfer, fisherman, hunter, and loving husband, father, and friend. He was met at heaven's gates by his father, Rollin, and his mother, Helene (Toddy). He is survived by his wife, Karen; his brother, Lowell; his sons, Lee, Brian and Mark; his daughter, Shanna; his grandchildren, Amanda, Kevin, Bryan, Dale, Aaron, Amanda, and Ashley; his nephew, Mike; his nieces, Carrie and Traci; his sister-in-law, Joyce; and his daughters-in-law, Sherrie and Jackie. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014, 2:00 p.m., at FRENCH - Westside, with military honors by the United States Marine Corps. A reception will follow the service from 3:30 - 6:30 p.m., at Club Rio Rancho, 500 Country Club Dr. SE, in Rio Rancho. Please visit our online guestbook for Dale at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Westside 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300

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  • 08/08/14--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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  • 08/08/14--00:00: Obituary for TRUSTY
  • TRUSTY, JAN Age 68, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014. She was born in Franklin, KY on July 25, 1946, to Arbie and Opal (West) Bussell. Jan is survived by her husband, Leroy Trusty of Albuquerque, NM; children, Michael Trusty of Leesburg, VA, Paul Trusty of Aledo, TX, Lisa Trusty of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Alex Trusty, Nicholas Trusty both of Leesburg, VA, Danielle Trusty, Camryn Trusty both of Aledo, TX, Damien Cates, Jacob Garcia both of Albuquerque, NM; brother, Thomas Bussell; and many loving friends. Jan was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family deeply. Her strong faith in God led her to volunteer work with infants and children at local hospitals. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 pm, Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Chapel, 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, 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

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  • 08/08/14--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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  • 08/08/14--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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  • 08/08/14--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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  • 08/08/14--00:00: Obituary for SIMON
  • SIMON, HELEN BARBARA Helen B. Simon Mother, Mom, Mama to her five surviving children, passed away in her sleep on July 31, 2014 at 97 years of age. She is survived by her five adoring children, Joan Brooks, Kathy Puglisi, Greg Simon, Pete Simon and Pattie Cox. Services to honor this amazing woman will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014, at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE at 10:30 a.m. A celebration of her life will follow in the Vineyard Community Room at 1:30 p.m., 6118 Edith Blvd NE. Expressions of sympathy may be made in her honor to Hospice of New Mexico, 4015 Carlisle Blvd. NE, ABQ, 87107, Salvation Army, 4301 Bryn Mawr Dr. NE, 87107, or Joy Junction, 320 Gold Ave. SW, 87102. Her obituary may be found online at danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010

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  • 08/08/14--00:00: Obituary for ROTTMAN
  • ROTTMAN, ROBERT RAY Robert Ray Rottman, 71, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died from natural causes on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at his home. Robert was born in Mojave, California on November 29, 1942 to Robert David Rottman and Eunice Lydia (Adams) Rottman. Robert had two brothers, Davey Paul Rottman and William Lee Rottman, also of California. Robert is survived by his former wife and forever friend, Linda Mae Griffin; his companion, Marianita Gorman; his three sons, John Wesley Rottman, Paul David Rottman and Daniel William Rottman; his grandchildren, Kristian Alexander Mahooty, Jeremy Sebastian Rottman, Dylan Anthony Rottman, and Gavin Tyler Casey-Rottman; great-grandchild, Bailee Grace Reimers; and many extended family members and close friends. Through the course his life, Robert attended Yuba City Community College and Central New Mexico Community College where he worked to complete his Associates Degrees for Paralegal and Electronics programs. Robert was involved in Toastmasters where he received numerous awards in public speaking. Robert was employed at Cardinal Health prior to his retirement. Robert spent a good portion of his life as an aspiring writer and playwright, with several published works, one of which was an award winning play that was performed in Santa Fe. Robert was an avid baseball fan, movie watcher and liked to read anything from current events to biographies. Robert lived a full life and he was dearly loved will be missed by all. There will be a memorial service on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the Calvary Chapel on 4001 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109, in the Prayer Chapel.

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  • 08/08/14--00:00: Obituary for OSTROM
  • OSTROM, WALTRAUD (TRUDIE) Waltraud (Trudie) Ostrom, Age 74, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, passed away July 29, 2014. She is survived by her four children, Mona Hunter, Terrance Ostrom and wife Shellie, Tina Kousal and husband Keith, and Corrina Cooke and husband Gary. Also survived by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She will be missed by everyone that loved her. A small service will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014. For Information call 505-892-0310.

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  • 08/08/14--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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  • 08/08/14--00:00: Obituary for MONDRAGON
  • MONDRAGON, ROBERT (BOB/BOBBY) On July 27, 2014 he went home to the Lord at age 54. He was born on December 15, 1959 in Mora, NM. He was preceded in death by his wife JoAnn, his parents and numerous family and friends. Bob lived in Mora and Albuquerque most of his life, before moving to Greeley six years ago. A Memorial Service will be held to celebrate his life on August 9, 2014 at 3:00 PM at New Beginnings Church on 3601 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.

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  • 08/08/14--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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  • 08/08/14--00:00: Obituary for LOPEZ
  • LOPEZ, DANA RAE was born November 8, 1969 in Albuquerque, NM. She was 44 when our Heavenly Father called her home on July 25, 2014. She was surrounded by family and friends during her two and a half week stay in Lovelace Hospital. She has lived in Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico and Canada. She graduated from Manzano High School in 1988 and worked at Motorola for a while. She is survived by daughter Brittany Lopez, Los Lunas, NM; her son Gabriel Lee Chavez, Albuquerque, NM; and one grandchild Luciano Chavez. Her mother Geri Crandall and step-father Steve Lucero reside in Goodyear, AZ and brother Danny Lopez in Seattle, WA. Her father Damacio A Lopez resides in Costa Rica. Services were held July 26, 2014 10:00 a.m. at the Gate of Heaven Mausoleum. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Strong - Thorne Life Event Center 1100 Coal Ave SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800

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