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Local obituaries as published daily in the Albuquerque Journal newspaper

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  • 08/12/14--00:00: Obituary for LUCERO
  • LUCERO, DANIEL Daniel went to be with our Lord on Thursday, August 7, 2014. He was predeceased by his mother, Crisanta Lucero. Daniel is survived by his wife of 23 years Senaida Lucero; father Tranquilino Lucero; son: James Lucero and girlfriend Jessica and his son, James Lucero Jr.; daughters: Niesha Reynolds and husband Fredrick with their children: Adrian "Tetran" Reynolds, Brianna "Breezy" Reynolds, and Andrew "Nano" Reynolds; Rebecca Mitchner and husband Bobby with their child: Corey Mitchener; brothers: Diego Lucero and wife Anastacia with their children: Angelica, Isaiah and Alysia with son, Santiago; Dennis Lucero with his son, Miguel; Donald Lucero and wife Judy with their children: Jasmine, Donnie, Andrew (children: Andres and Nathanael), Jon Mikel Aranda, Martin Aranda; sisters: Denise Lesperance with children: Angel Vallejos and husband Daniel (children: Anthony, Daniel Jr., Jeremiah), and Jose Lesperance (children: Amaya, Victor, Caydence and Jose Jr.), Alma Lesperance (daughter, Aria), and Mario Ricio; Donna Baca and husband Robert with their children: Robert Jr., Monica, Felisha, and Rebecca; Consuelo Lucero and her children: Rito and Reina (children: Ryan and Reyes); Lupe Sandoval and husband Jude with their children: Jude Jr., Celeste, and Fabian. Daniel's Life Celebration will begin with a Rosary on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Family Church located at 562 Atrisco Dr. SW. A Final Viewing will take on Friday August 15, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. also at Holy Family Church followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Diego Lucero, Donald Lucero, Dennis Lucero, Robert Baca Jr., Adrian Reynolds, and Jose Lesperance. Honorary pallbearers will be Isaiah Lucero, Andrew Reynolds, Mario Recio, and Jude Sandoval Jr. Please visit Daniel's online guestbook at www.SalazarMortuary.com SALAZAR MORTUARY 400 Third Street SW 242-1133

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  • 08/12/14--00:00: Obituary for LOVATO
  • LOVATO, TYRONE SHAWN In Loving Memory of Tyrone Shawn Lovato Happy Birthday My Son, Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, Still missed and very dear. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Gone but never forgotten. We love and miss you.

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  • 08/12/14--00:00: Obituary for HODO
  • HODO, FANNIE MILDREW (CHAFFIN) Age 104, passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014. Mildrew was born May 9, 1910 in Nacogdoches, TX to David and Lena Chaffin; seven brothers soon followed. She married S.D. Hodo on December 23, 1928. A young wife and mother during the Great Depression, she and her family survived by sharecropping throughout West Texas before moving to Clovis, NM in 1939. In 1949, she, her husband and son moved to Albuquerque where they owned Royal Cleaners until the early 1970s. Mildrew is survived by her son, Bobby Dee Hodo; grandchildren, Jill Bean, Tim Hodo and Holly Kurz. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may visit FRENCH - Wyoming Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Graveside Services will be held Thursday, August 14, 2014, 1:00 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Mrs. Hodo at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400

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  • 08/12/14--00:00: Obituary for COSTALES
  • COSTALES, NESTOR Age 85, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014. He is survived by his precious wife of 61 years, Rosa; daughter, Rebecca Phillips and husband Larry; son, Randy Costales and wife Bertha and daughter, Sharon Samuelson and husband Mark; granddaughters, Amanda Rose Kuehne and husband Darren, Mikayla Estrella Costales, Gabrielle Samuelson, Monica Rodriguez and husband Nathan, Jessica McDevitt and husband Aaron, and Ravae Tenorio; great grandchildren Alex Griego, Brodey McDevitt, and Harley Tenorio; brothers Joe Costales and wife Flora, Ernest Costales and wife Amy and sister Frances Tenorio and husband Robert; godchildren Cathy Costales and Marlene Kravitz and many special nieces and nephews, and special friend Kathy Ferguson and granddaughter Krystal. Nestor was preceded in death by his parents Jose Maria and Sofia Costales and brother Alonzo Costales. Nestor was a gentle, humble, caring and loving man who was happiest when with his family. He enjoyed good company, good food and a good laugh. He was always willing to help others. He was an active and lifelong member of El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church where he served as Trustee and as a member of the choir - he loved to sing and he had a beautiful voice! The Costales Family would like to give a special thank you to the Tenorio Family for their constant love and devotion towards "Pa". A heartfelt thank you to the staff and personnel at the VA Hospital for their over and above care. Services will be held at El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church, 700 Granite Ave NW on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Nestor was a Korean War Veteran and will be buried at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. Please visit our online guestbook for Nestor at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500

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  • 08/12/14--00:00: Obituary for CHAVEZ
  • CHAVEZ, RICHARD Richard Chavez, born in Albuquerque, NM in 1952, hung up his cowboy hat for the last time on Thursday, August 7, 2014. He was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, brother, and uncle. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Filemon and Roberta Chavez; and brothers, Arturo and Arthur Chavez. Richard is survived by his partner, Carmela; son, Richard Lee; daughters, Roberta and Olivia; daughters-in-law, Marie and Kim; grandchildren, Christina, Syneca, Richard, Arthur, Dakoda, and Aaron; sisters, Clydine, Ana, Sunsa, and Phyllis; as well as many nieces, nephews, aunts, and cousins. A Mass will be Celebrated Friday, August 15, 2014, 1:30 p.m., at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Community, 5415 Fortuna Rd. NW. Please visit our online guestbook for Richard at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd NE (505) 843-6333

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  • 08/12/14--00:00: Obituary for CASTILLO
  • CASTILLO, MARK B. Age 87, a resident of Torreon, NM passed peacefully at home on Friday, August 8, 2014 with his family at his side. He is survived by his children, Benita Castillo, Reginald Castillo and wife, Brenda, Karyn West and husband, James, Kathy Castillo, Leroy Castillo, Ruby Castillo, Paul Castillo and wife, Charlene, Annabelle Waites and husband, Martin, Isabelle Castillo, and Tynna Begay and husband, Stewart; 28 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, Paddy Castillo, Sr.; niece, Rita Yazze; and numerous other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen S. Castillo; son, Hank H. Castillo; granddaughter, Nizhoni Angel Castillo; brothers, Tony R. Castillo, Eddie Castillo Sr., and Billy Jack Castillo; and two sisters. Mark was born in 1927 in Whitehorse Lake, NM and as a young man worked at Wingate Army Depot as a driver and also as a seasonal farmer. He entered the United States Army and was stationed in Germany as a Medic for three years. After his discharge, he returned to Torreon where he married Helen Sandoval on April 15, 1953. He worked as a bus driver, a gas station attendant, mechanic and other jobs to support his family. They moved to Farmington in about 1979 where Mark was working for American Tank and Steel and then Navajo Mines/BHP, retiring after 33 years. Mark was also a cattle rancher in Rincon Marquez, NM. He took care of Helen until her death in 1997. Mark loved to travel, to read, and watch old Western movies. He was a humorous, hardworking, soft-spoken man "who could walk on water." There was always a smile on his face. Mark was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and uncle who will be deeply missed by all. Services will be held on Wednesday August 13, 2014, 11:30 a.m., at FRENCH - Wyoming. Interment will follow at 3:00 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Melvina Castillo, Craig Castillo, Freman Gauna, Lance Castillo, Tiffany Fragua, Jarion Antone, Myles Waites, and Kyle Castillo. Honorary pallbearers will be Paddy Castillo Sr., Reggie Castillo, Leroy Castillo, Paul Castillo, Martin Waites, Stewart Begay, James West, and Eric Castillo. Please visit our online guestbook for Mr. Castillo at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400

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  • 08/12/14--00:00: Obituary for BROOKS
  • BROOKS, DONNA J. Age 84, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 9, 2014. She is survived by her children, Sharon Heger, Kim Brooks and wife Chris, Linda Edwards and husband Andell and Jim Brooks and wife Vicki; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Royce and wife Dee; and sisters, Shirley Harriman and Bettie Williams. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Dale "Bill" Brooks. Donna was a gentle and kind person and always thinking others before herself. She enjoyed camping, hiking, sailing, biking and needle crafts. Services will be held Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Calvary of Albuquerque, 4001 Osuna Rd. NE. Friends may visit FRENCH - Wyoming on Wednesday August 13, 2014 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. Interment will take place Friday, August 15, 2014, 3:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for Mrs. Brooks at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400

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  • 08/12/14--00:00: Obituary for BRANDT
  • BRANDT, CATHERINE &Quot;CATHY&Quot; Age 76, a soldier in Christ went home to eternal rest Thursday August 7, 2014. She is survived by her sons, Richard Brandt and Larry Sterling Brandt; her nephew, David Flaig; nieces, Jill Healon, Carin Jones; and great-nephews, Archie and Andrew Healon, and Ted Flaig; and numerous friends. Mrs. Brandt was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Ralph Brandt; her father, Monroe Somers; her parents, Ralph and Pansy Pettit; and her sister, Margaret Kennedy. She was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where she sang in the choir. Cathy pursued her childhood dream to become a Registered Nurse which became her life long career. She loved her family, friends, and her cat Callie Precious. Mrs. Brandt was a devoted wife and mother and was proud to be a life-long resident of the South Valley. Cathy had a wonderful sense of humor, loved to sing and always made people feel important. Friends may visit Tuesday, August 12, 2014, from 5-7 pm, at French - University. Services will be Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 12 o'clock p.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 Gold Ave SE, Albuquerque N.M., 87102 with burial following at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church in her name. Please sign the online guestbook for Cathy at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd 505-843-6333

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  • 08/12/14--00:00: Obituary for BOATMUN
  • BOATMUN, BILL NEWELL Bill Newell Boatmun A.K.A. Bill McIntosh Age 72, died at Stillwater Medical Center in Oklahoma on Saturday, August 9, 2014 after a brief illness. He leaves his beloved wife of 32 years, Wanda (Hogue) Boatmun. His benevolent heart, positive spirit and infectious humor touched the hearts of all who knew him. Bill was born October 24, 1942 in Oklahoma City. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1959 to 1962, receiving a Good Conduct Medal in 1960 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He received a degree in Architectural Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1968. After graduation he moved to Albuquerque, NM and worked as an engineer for Sandia National Laboratories (1968-1997). After retirement he moved to Stillwater, OK to be closer to his children and grandchildren. On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, he will be laid to rest in the Combs/McIntosh Cemetery. Flowers for the funeral can be sent to the Garrett Family Funeral Home, 311 S.W. Second Street, Checotah, Oklahoma, 74426, and condolences can be posted to their website at www.GarrettFamilyFuneral Home.com

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  • 08/12/14--00:00: Obituary for ARMIJO
  • ARMIJO, MARCELLA Age 79, passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014. She was born in Corrales, NM on August 12, 1934, to Juan Jose Armijo and Dolores Archibeque. Marcella is survived by her children, Antonette Roybal (John), Larry Archibeque (Monica), Georgia Kidwell (Bill); grandchildren, six; great-grandchildren, seven; sister, Delores Armijo (Cindy); numerous nieces, nephews and relatives, including many beloved friends. Marcella was a Caregiver to the elderly and a life long resident of Corrales. She was a devoted Catholic and served with the Catholic Daughters of America. Marcella was very compassionate towards all animals and birds. She had a green thumb, loved to be in the garden, and planting flowers. A Rosary will be recited at 9:00 am on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, with a Mass of Christian Burial following at 10:00am, at San Ysidro Catholic Church, 5015 Corrales Road, Corrales, NM 87048. Interment to follow at 10:45 am, at San Ysidro Cemetery. 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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  • 08/12/14--00:00: Obituary for ARAGON
  • ARAGON, CLIFFORD J. Clifford J. Aragon was born on 3/16/56 who passed on 8/5/14. He was a proud vet of the US Army Corp who loved to laugh, sing, dance and tell corny jokes, but most of all he loved his family dearly and always felt the need to protect them all. He was preceded in death by his father Gilbert and little brother Patrick. He is survived by his dear mother Betty Garza; son Cliff Jr and wife Misty; daughter Lisa Marie and husband Paul; his grandchildren; brothers and sisters Diane and husband Joe, Shirley and husband Phillip, David and wife Deborah, Henry and wife Laura, Evelyn and husband Victor, Adam and wife Belma, Norma and husband Pat, Steve and wife Amy, Jesse; and many nieces and nephews. We will always miss your spirit, always and forever "Shorty". Rosary will be held on Wednesday-8/13 at 8:15am followed by Mass at 9am at St. Anne's Church located at 1400 Arenal Rd SW, 87105. We will then lay him to rest at the SF Nat. Cemetery. The family would like to invite you to celebrate his life with refreshments and good company back at St Anne's.

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  • 08/13/14--00:00: Obituary for ULIBARRI
  • ULIBARRI, ARTHUR (LETTUCE) ROBERT age 57, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Monday, August 11, 2014. Mr. Ulibarri is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Lopez and husband, Ricardo; grandchildren, Ricardo Lopez Jr., Isaac Lopez, and Jacob Lopez; mother, Rose Thomas; sisters, Liz Ulibarri, and Yvonne Benavidez (Sister Mary Pia); nephew, Joseph Ulibarri; grandniece, Nicole Santini, and Autumn Call; great-nephew, Demetrius Archambault. Mr. Ulibarri was preceded in death by his brother, Benny Benavidez; father, Phil Ulibarri; step-father, Benjamin Benavidez; grandparents, Epimenio and Odelia Romero and Candido and Leonides Ulibarri. Mr. Ulibarri was a member of the Zapata Club for over thirty years and was often called upon to coordinate Matanzas for friends and family gatherings. Visitation will be Thursday, August 14, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel. Final visitation will be Friday, August 15, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel with Mass of Christian Burial be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. at St. Edwin Catholic Church, 2105 Barcelona SW, Father Bill Sanchez, presider. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Rivera, Bear Bierner, Jimmy Will, Joseph Ulibarri, Steve Jones, and Juan Dominguez. Honorary pallbearers will be Ramon Marez, and Ricardo Lopez. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Drive SW (505) 243-7861

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  • 08/13/14--00:00: Obituary for TORRES
  • TORRES, DOROTHY C. Dorothy C. (Kennedy Fincke) Torres passed away peacefully in Albuquerque on Saturday, August 9th, 2014, after a year long struggle with several medical complications. She was preceded in death by her parents John L. Kennedy and Thelma I. (Popejoy) Kennedy, and her brother John L. Kennedy Jr. Dorothy was born in Albuquerque, NM on December 24, 1936, and grew up in Santa Fe, NM as one of six children. Dorothy graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1955. She worked for Woolco for several years and retired from Creamland Diaries after 20 years. She is survived by her husband Richard Torres; her children Wayne Fincke, Kenneth Fincke, and Carolynn Fincke; her dog Teddy; siblings Donald Kennedy, Patricia Lappe (and husband Bryan), Richard Kennedy (and wife Nadine), and Shirley Kennedy; and several nieces and nephews. Special appreciation to sister-in-law Evelyn (Torres) Romero who opened her home to Dorothy and Richard over the last year. Services will be held at Sandia Church of the Nazarene (8216 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM, 87108) at 11:00 am on Friday, August 15, 2014, with a reception to follow at the church. Arrangements by Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87108. Memorial contributions may be made to Best Friends Animal Society, Animal Humane of New Mexico, or a worthy cause of your choice. "The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God." ~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994. "There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go." ~Author Unknown

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  • 08/13/14--00:00: Obituary for RIDLON
  • RIDLON, LILLI R. Lilli R. Ridlon, born 4-21-1927, passed away 7-30-2014. Throughout All And For All. Vielen Dank

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  • 08/13/14--00:00: Obituary for MUNOZ
  • MUNOZ, JAIME Age 41, went to be with the Lord, his brother, father and son on August 10, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; daughter, Feliz; son, Jaime; mom, Irma; mother-in-law, Sherry Vogel; brothers and sisters, Guillermo, Jorge, Laura, Miguel, Javier, Ruben, and Liz Munoz, and many nieces and nephews and loving sister-in-laws. Jaime was a strong member of the community and touched many lives in his short 41 years. Jaime graduated from Manzano HS in 1991 and made lasting friendships during his life. He was an amazing father, son, husband, brother, and friend though out his life's journey and he will be forever missed by his wife and children and extended family and friends. Jaime was a strong member of the Pulmonary Fibrosis community and promoted Organ Donor Awareness in the New Mexico and beyond. He strived to help others be able to feel his strength and love and insisted on reaching out to others even in his most difficult times. His family will ensure that his legacy of helping others lives on. An evening of memories and Celebration of Life will be open to family, friends, and everyone wishing to attend on Thursday, August 14, 2014, 6:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Lomas with a service following Friday, August 15, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at FRENCH - Lomas with burial at Mt. Calvary. Memorial contribution can be made to the family directly or the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio Street, Suite 304, Chicago, Illinois 60611-3201. Please visit our online guest book for Jaime at: www.FrenchFunerals.com LIVE LIFE, LOVE LIFE, GOD IS GOOD. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500

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  • 08/13/14--00:00: Obituary for LASCANO
  • LASCANO, STEVEN REY Steven Rey Lascano, born at the USAF Hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany on March 12, 1973, went to be with the Lord on August 4, 2014 in Houston, TX. Steven is survived by his mother, Ona Ferrell and step-father John, of San Antonio, TX; father Edward Lascano and step-mother Connie; sister Amanda Crump and fiance Benjamin Lundquist; brother Anthony Lascano and companion Darlene Merla; and niece Natalie Lascano, all of Houston, TX; grandmothers Ora Correa and Edwina Lascano; and grandfather Hector Correa, of Albuquerque, NM; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. He is also survived by his step-mother Sylvana Franze of Patchogue, NY and many step-brothers and step-sisters. The Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10:30 am at the San Antonio de las Huertas Heir Land Grant Cemetery, 1-37 Camino de la Buena Vista, Placitas, NM. Inurnment will follow the service. Steven's final wishes were to return to New Mexico. He will remain in the mountains for eternity as he wished. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Diabetes Association on behalf of Steven.

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  • 08/13/14--00:00: Obituary for KROPP
  • KROPP, ARTHUR J. JR. was born at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on September 14, 1942 to Arthur J. Kropp, Sr. and Alice Marie Dornback Kropp. He passed away at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 10, 2014. Art lived a full life, having traveled the world as a child of a military family and during his own military service. After graduating from high school in Heidelberg, Germany, he was inducted into the Army by his father. He served as a Medic and a Physician's Assistant at Walter Reed Hospital in the early 1970's. Art was involved with the development and operation of an early heart-lung machine. After his military service, he worked as a Physician's Assistant for surgeons in Louisiana and Wisconsin. After retiring from medicine, Art worked for Tri Clover in Kenosha, Wisconsin until his retirement, when he moved to Albuquerque. Art enjoyed hunting, fishing, target shooting, stamp and coin collecting. He was a proud member of the NRA and the American Legion. Most importantly, Art was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. The positive impact he had on those around him will not soon be forgotten. Arthur J. Kropp, Jr. is survived by his wife of 22 years Eve (LaCombe-Hamsing) Kropp. He is also survived by his brother Stephen Kropp; son Lee Kropp; daughter Jackie Kropp; daughter Jorie Gnoitcynski; son Michael Hamsing; and six grandchildren, Michael, Nicole, Rebecca, Corianne, John Arthur and Jody. He was preceded in death by his parents. The Rosary and Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Strong-Thorne Chapel, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque. 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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  • 08/13/14--00:00: Obituary for JONES
  • JONES, MARY CATHERINE PLEDGER Age 81, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2014 with her family by her side. She is preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Jones; brothers, Richard Pledger and Don Pledger; sister, Bobbie Sue Daughtery; and her parents, Carl and Trilby Pledger. She is survived by her three children: daughter, Leslie Van Der Heide and husband Wim and their sons Alexander and Marco of The Netherlands, daughter, Carol Dickey and husband Bill and their children Kelly and Michael of Corrales, NM, and son, Brian Jones of Oakland, CA as well as many nieces and nephews. Catherine was born in Paris, AK in 1933. Her family moved to Carlsbad, NM in 1940 where she was raised. She graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1951. She attended Mary Hardin Baylor University in Belton, TX for two years, where she served as Vice President of her sophomore class and was a member of "The Choraliers" women's choir. She married J.D. Jones of Carlsbad, NM in 1953. They moved to Los Alamos in 1954 where they both worked for Zia Company. In 1957, they relocated permanently to Albuquerque when J.D. accepted a position at Sandia Labs. Catherine was a devoted and active member of St Andrew United Presbyterian Church since 1962, serving as a deacon, elder, member of the choir, and numerous committees. She was blessed with a loving family and many devoted friends. She will be remembered for her devotion to her church, passion for Albuquerque and New Mexico, appreciation of the arts, her beautiful soprano voice, meticulous flair for design, glamour, good taste and a strong sense of tradition. She was a caring and giving person who was blessed with charisma and beauty. She made a striking impression on everyone who met her, and earned the love and respect of everyone who knew her. Memorial Services will be held Friday, August 15, 2014, 6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew United Presbyterian Church, 5301 Ponderosa Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Interment will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. Donations can be made to St. Andrew United Presbyterian Church. Please visit our online guestbook for Catherine at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400

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  • 08/13/14--00:00: Obituary for JACQUES
  • JACQUES, MANUELITA &Quot;MOLLY&Quot; AMALIA Age 92, passed away peacefully Friday evening, August 8, 2014 at home surrounded by her immediate family. Molly was born January 1, 1922 to Agapita and Juan Cristobal Gomez in her grandmother's home in Dulce, NM and was raised at her family's ranch in Gobernador, NM. Molly was preceded in death by husband, Loney (1990); her parents; siblings, Gregorita Jaquez, Agapita Abeyta, Juan Cristobal Gomez II, Delfinita Chavez, Ruby Jacquez and Celso Gomez; and her grandson, Marcus Hopkins. She is survived by her daughters, Agapita (Pita) Hopkins and husband, Chris, Lucy Purtell and husband, Tim and Anita Endres and husband, Dan; grandchildren, Denae (Purtell) Armendariz and husband, Beto, Samuel Hopkins, Maria, Alejandro and Benjamin Endres; great-grandsons, Abrien and Isaiah Armendariz; sisters, Matilde Martinez, Genoveva Candelaria and Beatrice Rodriguez; and brother, Jose E. Gomez; numerous beloved nieces, nephews, godchildren and extended family and friends. As a child, Molly was nurtured in her Catholic faith which was further enhanced at Sacred Heart Academy in Waterflow, NM where she graduated in 1941. She was taught by the Ursulin nuns and developed a lifelong love and commitment to the Ursulin order. Molly attended nursing school in Denver, CO, but after dissecting a cadaver in anatomy class, decided to study education at Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM. She then taught school in Gobernador and was her youngest brother's (Celso) first grade teacher. She helped raise her seven younger siblings during her father's illness and after his death. During her professional career, she worked for Dr. Queary and at the San Juan County Court House in Aztec, NM. She married Loney in 1952 and followed him during his naval career throughout the US although her heart always remained in NM. They relocated to Albuquerque upon his retirement in 1961. Molly was a devoted parishioner of Holy Ghost Parish before becoming a devoted parishioner of St. Joseph on the Rio Grande in 2007. She loved attending daily Mass and was a fervent follower of St. Padre Pio. She volunteered in the ministries of the Rosary Altar Society, the Rosary Makers, and was a Eucharistic Minister for shut-ins. She was also a member of the Ladies Fleet Reserve Auxiliary, a Birthright Volunteer (interpreter) and as a surviving spouse she was a supporter of the Pearl Harbor Survivor Assoc. Everyone who encountered Molly fell in love with her. She always embraced each individual with tenderness, compassion and love and made everyone feel special. She welcomed all in her home and never sent anyone home empty handed. Her faithfulness to our Lord was an inspiration to all and we know she is now embraced in our Lord's loving arms. Always remember that Molly loves you 'more'. Special thanks to Heritage Hospice and Mariposa Home Health Care for your tender care during Molly's last days, and to St. Joseph on the Rio Grande family and community. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to "St. Joseph on the Rio Grande" Capital Campaign to build a center so all can gather and grow in faith, 5901 St. Joseph Dr. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120. A Rosary service will be held on Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:00 p.m., at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande, 5901 St. Joseph Dr. NW in Albuquerque. There will also be a rosary service on Friday, August 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m., at St. Mary's Church, 2100 E 20th St., Farmington, NM. A Mass of Christian Burial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, August 16, 2014, also at St. Mary's Church. Burial will follow at the St. Rose Cemetery in Blanco, NM. Please visit our online guestbook for Molly at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Westside 9300 Golf Course Rd NW 505-897-0300

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  • 08/13/14--00:00: Obituary for HYINK
  • HYINK, JAMES LEE James Lee Hyink passed away on August 10th after a long history of heart disease. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; three children, Saundra Evers of Belton, MO, Kathy Harper of Albuquerque, Nona (Dallas) Van Slyke of Oregon, IL.; sister Jan Smith of Red Oak, IA; eight grandchildren; and 18 great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and sons-in-law Robert Evers and Robert Harper. Jim spent 20 years as an officer in the Army serving in the EOD and Special Forces. He served in Viet Nam. After retirement he taught history and political science courses at the university level. He was an avid University of Nebraska football fan, volunteer for the Friends of the Public Library, Atomic Museum, Veterans Memorial Park and contributor to animal humane organizations. Above all else, Jim loved his family and country. His generosity, love and brilliant intellect will be greatly missed. There will be a gathering of friends and family in Iowa on Memorial Day to celebrate his life.

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