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- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for POTTER
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for POOLE
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for PAYNE
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for PAPANYA
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for PADILLA
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for OLONA
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for MOSCHETTI
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for MOORE
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for MCPHAUL
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for MAESTAS
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for LOVATO
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for LOVATO
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for KJELDG...
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for KERL
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for JONES
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for HIERON...
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for HENRY
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for HENDRIX
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for GURULE
- 08/31/14--00:00: _Obituary for GORE
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for POTTER
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for POOLE
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for PAYNE
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for PAPANYA
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for PADILLA
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for OLONA
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for MOSCHETTI
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for MOORE
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for MCPHAUL
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for MAESTAS
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for LOVATO
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for LOVATO
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for KJELDGAARD
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for KERL
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for JONES
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for HIERONYMUS
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for HENRY
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for HENDRIX
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for GURULE
- 08/31/14--00:00: Obituary for GORE
POTTER, EDITH SHEARER Edith Potter passed away on August 3rd, 2014 in Santa Fe, NM after a brief illness. She had been a sixty-seven year resident of Los Alamos, New Mexico. Edith was born in October, 1920 to Isham and Martha Elizabeth Shearer in Brookland, Arkansas. Although raised on the family farm near Goobertown, AR, she followed a family tradition of education, teaching schoolchildren of all ages and coaching girl's basketball until she volunteered to serve in the Dept. of the Navy in Washington, DC during WWII. Edith had her eye on her future husband, Donald Potter, when they sang in the choir of the Paragould, AR Methodist Church. Donald joined the Army Air Corps just before the war, and survived the attack on Hickam Field, Pearl Harbor, on Dec. 7th, 1941. After completing his wartime service, he returned home to marry Edith in July, 1946. In February, 1947, Edith and Donald adventured into the unknown, driving through a snow-storm up the winding dirt road to the gate of the then-secret town of Los Alamos, NM, where they settled and raised a family. Donald worked as an electrical technician for the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory until 1961, when he suffered an untimely stroke. Edith had inherited a family characteristic of resilience, self-sufficiency, and service to others. She was a tireless caregiver. While caring for Donald and her two daughters, she returned to school, earned her Master's degree, and went on to teach 3rd and 4th grade during a 23-year career with Los Alamos schools. Edith was a founding member of the First Methodist Church of Los Alamos, serving on many of the committees and circles over the years. She was a master cook, winning medals and ribbons for her delectable baked dishes at county and state fairs and delighting family and friends with her southern fried chicken. She loved all sports. As a former basketball coach, she was an avid fan of the game and had a keen eye for strategies and tactics. She had no patience for teams that played dirty. Her sense of sportsmanship and fair play informed her politics. All who knew her can attest to her Arkansas common sense and deep roots in southern values and culture. It is estimated that she taught over 400 elementary students in Los Alamos. That, plus playing bridge, and serving in the church kept her mind sharp and vigorous right up to the end of her long life. She touched countless lives in her community. She will be sorely missed. Edith was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Potter, brothers Cecil and Grady Shearer, and sisters Mayme Shearer and Helen Shearer Woods. Edith is survived by her daughter Nancy and husband Bob Porter of Salt Lake City, UT; daughter Jan and husband John Eklund of Los Alamos; grandchildren Sylvan Argo and companion Andrew Stocker, Eli Argo, Max Argo, Kristopher Eklund, Darin and Claresa Porter, Benjamin Porter, Matthew and Krystel Porter; and lovely great-grandchildren Alora and Kyla Porter. A service celebrating her life was held on Friday, August 8th, at the First Methodist Church of Los Alamos, NM.
POOLE, ANEDA E. age 85, born in Pastura, NM and a resident of Albuquerque, passed away Wednesday night, August 27, 2014 at home with her daughter and son in law at her side. Mrs. Poole is survived by her children, Tere Oates and husband, Rodney, Stanley Montoya and wife, Gloria, and Dottie Orona; her sister, Clara Reed of Phoenix, AZ; eleven grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren. Mrs. Poole was preceded in death by her parents, Lazaro and Simplicia Montoya. Aneda was a member of the Catholic Church and an agent with the Roofers Union 174. Visitation will be Thursday, September 04, 2014 from 8:15 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. at St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church, 5901 St. Joseph Ave. NW with Rosary to be recited at 8:30 a.m.; Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at a later date at the Duran Cemetery, Duran, NM. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary Inc. 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW (505) 243-7861
PAYNE, VIRGINIA ANN "GINNIE" April 30, 1937 August 31, 2013 On my Mom's First Anniversary in Heaven With her Memory in Mind. Be a Ginnie Kind Loving Generous Funny Compassionate Be a Ginnie Many thanks to all of you who have supported me through this difficult year. I Love All of You. God Bless Ginnie's Son, Gary
PAPANYA, JAN MICHELLE WALKER On behalf of the staff at Copper Canyon Cafe we would like to invite those who knew and loved Jan Papanya to a memorial in her honor. For the past 12 years Jan has called Albuquerque her home and her Copper Canyon coworkers and customers her surrogate family. We invite all of you to join us as we celebrate the wonderful life she had. The memorial will be at Copper Canyon Cafe at 4pm on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 in the banquet room. Light refreshments will be provided, you are welcome to bring a dish but it is not required. We look forward to seeing all of you there and can not wait to share our memories.
PADILLA, ROBERT XAVIER Age 52, a resident of Corrales, NM, was called home by our Holy Father on August 17, 2014. He was born in Las Vegas, NM on December 10, 1961, and was raised in the North Valley of Albuquerque, NM. Xavier is survived by his loving parents, Robert and Rose Marie Padilla; three beautiful children, Melanie Padilla, Eusebio Padilla, Venessa Padilla; six grandchildren, Michael, Lawrence (J.J.), Daniel, Dominic, Hailey, Joziah; two devoted sisters, Stephanie Olguin and her husband Joe, Monique Valles and her partner, Ed Gifford; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends all of whom he loved dearly. He also leaves behind his loyal dog, Willie. Xavier was an avid river and stream fisherman and he loved to camp, especially in the northern mountains of New Mexico. His laughter and the loyalty he had for his family and friends will be greatly missed by all who loved him. He was a devout Catholic, a parishioner of San Ysidro Parish in Corrales, NM. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at San Ysidro Catholic Church, 5015 Corrales Road, Corrales, NM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at San Ysidro Catholic Church. Interment to follow at San Ysidro Catholic Cemetery, Corrales, 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
OLONA, ORLANDO R. Orlando R. Olona, Msgt. USAF, Retired 22 years Eccl: 3:1-2 "There is a time for every affair under the heavens -- a time to be born and a time to die." Age 92, Orlando was a part of the "Greatest Generation." He was 20 years old when Pearl Harbor occurred. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corp in 1942; served on the Island of Attu, in Alaska; as a crew chief and tail gunner on the B-25 military airplane. In 1946, he met his future wife, Melba Dimas and they married in 1947. He was transferred to Germany and participated in the Berlin Airlift. They were in Munich and Berlin, Germany for four years. They were transferred several times more, including four years in Panama. He retired in 1964, returning to Albuquerque. His legacy is his military history, and he has seen his children and his children's children, as God promised. Orlando lost his parents at a very young age and was raised by his loving Grandmother Sofia Bazan Olona, with the help of his Uncles Manuel, Blas, and Antonio. He is predeceased by his father Pablo Olona, & mother Lucia Padilla Olona; his brothers Paul and Ernest; and his three sons Timmy, Steve, and Tom. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Melba; and his children Jerry, Cathy, Michael, Arthur, Mark, Sophia, Nick, Paul, and Jeff (and their spouses); and his sisters Alice Olona Torres, and Pauline Olona Hernandez. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren; great- grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Orlando will be laid to rest with his sons, Timmy and Tom at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, with full military honors. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be his children, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren. All services will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church. Funeral services include the following: Tuesday, September 2, 2014: Visitation 5-6 pm; Rosary 6-7 pm., and Wednesday, September 3, 2014: Mass 9 am; reception lunch 10 am - 12 noon (catered lunch provided at the Knights of Columbus on Mountain Rd.); Burial 2:00 pm at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family would like to thank all of Orlando's doctors, nurses, and caregivers during the last five years. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Wounded Warriors Project, or the Little Sisters of the Poor (Gallup, NM). Funeral arrangements are being handled by Salazar Mortuary. Please visit the website at www.salazarmortuary.com
MOSCHETTI, DORALENE 67, a lifelong resident of New Mexico, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Edward Moschetti; her daughters, Shelly Moschetti, Patricia Crites and husband, Jerry, and Laura Crites and husband, Charles; grandson, Wayne Crites; and granddaughters, Kayla Crites and Bridget Crites. Doralene "Miss" worked for many years as an EA at Highland High School. She was a longtime member of 1st Baptist Church of Los Lunas. Cremation has taken place and Doralene's life will be celebrated on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at FRENCH - University. Please visit our online guestbook for Doralene at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333
MOORE, RICHARD Richard Moore known to all as "Dick", of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his home after a long illness. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge - Mesa No. 68, was the Treasurer of the Ballut Abyad Shrine of New Mexico, an active alumni of the New Mexico Military Institute and of many other professional and community efforts. He is survived by his wife, Julie, and his children, Andrea Collins and husband Eric of Naperville, IL; grandchildren Charles and Alexandra; son, Richard Moore, and wife Stacy of Plymouth, MI. He is also survived by his brother, Jerrold, and wife Mari Anne Moore of Florida; sister, Barbara McMath, and husband Clint of Texas; and many other family members and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ivan and Ravia Moore of Albuquerque. A memorial committal service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM. A memorial service will also be held on at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at FRENCH - Wyoming, Memorial gifts may be made to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children, www.shrinershospitalsforchildren. org or to the New Mexico Military Institute Foundation, www.nmmi.edu/foundation. Please visit our online guestbook for Dick at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
MCPHAUL, MARGUERITE ELIZABETH HARVEY Age 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at her home in Socorro, NM surrounded by her loving family. Marguerite was born in Williams, AZ on July 23, 1921 and was the second child of eight children born to James E. and Zelma Simpson Harvey. Marguerite's family were pioneers in the early 1900's in Catron County, NM. She was part of that pioneer spirit where nothing came easy and times were hard. However, how life was approached had everything to do with survival. This survival spirit and inherited genes were the basis of her long years of life. She attended schools in Divide, Datil, Magdalena and graduated from high school in Socorro, NM in 1938. After her high school graduation she worked in the Catron County Court House in Reserve, NM where she met and after World War II married Ellis McPhaul. Ellis and Marguerite were married on December 20, 1944 in Miami, AZ and made their home in Pie Town, NM where they were cattle ranchers. Marguerite was a loving person and dedicated to her family and will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis; her parents; sisters, Nancy F. Harvey and Pauline (Peggy) M. Brannin; and brothers, James (Butch) E. Harvey Jr. and Paul E. Harvey. Marguerite is survived by her two sons, Jerry McPhaul and wife, Nelda of Pie Town, NM and James (Jimmy) McPhaul and wife, Betty of Socorro, NM; five grandchildren- Nacona Cline and husband, Will of Bernalillo, NM; Adrian McPhaul and wife, Timber of Slowell, UT; Tawana Lilly and husband, Chris of Pie Town, NM; Carolie Rozell and husband Kory of Blanchard, OK; Merelie Knisley and husband, Shane of Colorado Springs, CO; eleven great- grandchildren- Nalynn, Whitley and Ike Cline, Denim, Blazen, Darlin, Holden and Dallas McPhaul, and Matthew and Micah Knisley; sisters, Mildred Y. Cathey of Farmington, NM; brothers, Earl S. Harvey of Albuquerque, NM and Gary L. Harvey of Milan, NM; and many numerous nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 309 Garfield St., Socorro, NM. A celebration of Marguerite's life will be Monday, September 1, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Daniels Family Funeral Services-Socorro Chapel followed by her interment next to her husband in the Socorro Cemetery. Pallbearers are Will Cline, Chris Lilly, Adrian McPhaul, Dallas McPhaul, Kory Rozell and Shane Knisley. Following the interment a buffet lunch will be held at the Bodega Burger, 606 N. California St., Socorro. Marguerite's friends are welcome to join her family in an afternoon of shared memories and renewed friendships. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a contribution be made in her name to a charity of their choice. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Marguerite's care entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services 309 Garfield St Socorro, NM 87801 575-835-1530
MAESTAS, LARRY (LIZARDO) F. JR. 8/31/65 - 8/31/05 Happy Birthday Lar! I miss you as much as ever. May our Lord surround you and your dad with love and mercy. May you dance with the angels forever. With much love, Mom
LOVATO, ELMER Elmer Lovato, 60, joined our Father, Jesus Christ on Monday, August 25, 2014. He was an accomplished artist, loved to garden and shared his love for the Lord with everyone he met. He served in prison and nursing home ministries. Elmer was preceded in death by his father Deacon Frank Lovato and brother Gilbert. He is survived by his wife Char; son Josh; grandson Elias; and granddaughters Lorelai and Delilah Peterson; mother Dolores; brothers Xavier (Bella) and Wilfred (Yvonne); sisters Merencia (James), Jacqui Herrera and Lourdes (Tim) Tafoya. He leaves behind many other loving family members and friends. A memorial will be held at Calvary Chapel Rio Grande Valley in Belen, NM on Saturday, Sept 6, 2014 at 11:00 am with reception following. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.riversidefunerals.com
LOVATO, VIRGINIA M. SENA Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on August 24, 2014. She had just celebrated her 93rd birthday on August 16, 2014. Virginia was born in Trinidad, CO on August 16, 1921 and moved to New Mexico when she was a child. She lived at her ranch in Yrisarri, NM with her most beloved creatures, her dog, cats and horses. Virginia loved living in the mountains. Dancing was her passion, she LOVED to dance! Virginia was preceded in death by her husband, Joe F. Lovato. She is survived by her two children, Elizabeth A. Lovato of Lafayette, CA and Damian P. Lovato and his wife Terry of Yrisarri, NM; two grandchildren, Shawna L. Lovato of Albuquerque, NM and Tamara J. Lovato of Albuquerque, NM; two beautiful great-grandchildren, Azea Carabajal and Trinity Carabajal. Virginia's face would light up with joy when she saw or heard those two playing. Virginia will be missed by all as she was a caring, compassionate woman. She took care of many stray animals in her days on this earth as well as caring for people who needed compassion in a time of need. Virginia will be buried at Santa Fe, NM alongside her husband Joe at Santa Fe National Cemetery. A special thank you to the staff of AMG Specialty Hospital for their understanding, compassion and kindness. At Virginia's request no services will be held. To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 505-821-0010
KJELDGAARD, LINDA LANE Linda Lane Kjeldgaard passed away on August 22, 2014. Linda was born in Chicago on August 31, 1940, and grew up in Colorado Springs, CO, where she went to St. Mary's High School. She got her BA in English (1962) at Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY, following which she taught in Paris for a year. She then got a MA in English (1964) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, where she met her future husband, PhD Chemist, Ed Kjeldgaard. They moved to Albuquerque in 1966, and in 2002 she retired from UNM where she had been an editor for 25 years. They have two children and four grandchildren, all residing in Albuquerque. Linda and Ed led active lives, enjoying about 25 years of skiing and tennis, and 15 years of bicycle riding, including 10 tours in Europe and the Canadian Rockies. Linda also had a life-long passion for the theatre. They went to over 1,000 plays in 40 years, spent 11 summers in London focusing on the London Theatre Scene (2002-2013), and she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Vortex Theatre in Albuquerque for 8 years (2006-2014). A celebration of Linda's life will be held at the Vortex Theatre on Sunday, September 7, at 5 pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106.
KERL, BARBARA G. Age 72, a resident of Albuquerque since 1969, passed away on August 25, 2014 after a long and valiant fight with cancer. She was born in Washington, DC on August 2, 1942 to Harold and Thelma Hyde. Barbara grew up in Sidney, Nebraska when her parents moved back to the family farm shortly after her birth. She graduated from the University of Nebraska and ultimately settled in Albuquerque. After raising her family she had a successful 30 year career as an agent with New York Life. She achieved many career milestones including membership in the Million Dollar Round Table and obtained both the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations. Barbara was witty, feisty and appreciated the fact that many of her clients became lifelong friends. Over the years she enjoyed volunteering with numerous organizations including Junior League of Albuquerque, Phi Beta Phi sorority, Young America Football League and Mile High Little League. As an athlete she was a member of the University of Nebraska bowling team and upon moving to Albuquerque, she became an expert skier and spent a number of years as an instructor at Sandia Peak Ski Area. She enjoyed playing bridge throughout her life and competing with her friends at Albuquerque bridge clubs. Barbara is survived by her son Dean Kerl and his wife Becca; son David Kerl and his wife TJ Savage; grandchildren Zachary, Kaitlin, Michael, Jax, Alex, Megan, Madison, Josef and Selah; brothers William (Bill) Hyde and Dean Hyde; sisters Diane Smith and Cheri OKelly; and many friends and clients. Barbara asked that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society Gift Closet, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 300, Albuquerque, NM 87111. A celebration of her life will take place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 1:00pm at Chelwood Church, 2200 Chelwood Park Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112.
JONES, HOWARD MARSHALL Howard, a resident of Albuquerque since 1957, was born in Jamestown, NY on March 3, 1933. He passed away August 24, 2014. He is survived by his wife Jean; sons Mark Jones of Albuquerque, David Jones (and wife Joy Torres) of White Rock, NM; his daughter Heather Liming (and husband Stephan,) of Deer Park, TX; his sisters Cara Moore of Rio Rancho and Kathy Jones-Haberman of Manhattan, NY. There are six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Preceding Howard in death are his parents, his daughter Megan Jones and his brother Hoyt Jones. A Service of Remembrance will be held at 11am, Saturday, September 13th at St. John's United Methodist Church, 2626 Arizona NE. The family sends sincere thanks to the folks at Heartland Hospice for their compassionate care in Howard's last days. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, please make donations in Howard's name to the 'Youth Music and Ministry' at St. John's UMC.
HIERONYMUS, LIZZIE MAY Lizzie May Hieronymus "May" was born December 19, 1929 in Dalhart, TX, and went to be with her Lord and Savior in the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at the family home in Los Chavez. May was born and raised on a cattle ranch where she developed her lifelong love of the outdoor life. She married LeRoy, her high school sweetheart, and they began their family. May and LeRoy accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior at the Hayden Community Church, Hayden New Mexico, and eventually moved to their current Los Chavez home in 1958, where she and LeRoy have enjoyed serving in local Southern Baptist churches. May had many talents and enjoyed being a homemaker, working as a bookkeeper, bowling with friends and family, and being the owner of a lodge in Chama, New Mexico. May was preceded in death by her parents, Hugh and Lola Robertson; sister, Hulene Reynolds; brothers, Roy Robertson and Earl Robertson; sisters-in-law, Mary Robertson and Pauline Robertson. She is survived by husband, LeRoy, with whom she celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on August 12th; children, Rhydonia and husband Allen, Marlene and husband Jerry, Ron and wife Sheryl; brother, Howard Robertson; sister-in-law, Alma Robertson; grandchildren, Doneen and husband Kevin, Shane and wife Shauncey, Julie, Colby, Brandon, and Kim; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Bristol, Brody, Tristin, Robbie, Marine Corps Corporal Swade Wright, and Sydnee. A memorial reception was held at the family home on Saturday, August 30th, 2014. Graveside services will be held Sunday, August 31st in T or C at the family plot in the Hot Springs Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest beside her parents. In celebration of May's life, the family requests for donations to be made to either New Mexico Boys Ranch, Box 9, Belen NM 87002 or New Mexico Baptist Children's Home, PO Box 629, Portales, NM 88130. Arrangements by Direct Funeral Services, 2919 4th St. NW. ABQ. 505-343-8008.
HENRY, DONA LEA Age 86, passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014. If you knew Dona you know that she lived for and loved her family. The 1973 New Mexico "Mother of the Year" was preceded in death by her loving husband, of 62 years, Gwinn "Bub" Henry; parents, Kennith and Bernice Burgard; and step-father, Walter Plath. Dona and Bub raised five sons, Patrick (Gail), Mark (Catherine), Matt (Lisa), Timothy (Barbara), and Roben (Karen). She was extremely proud of her eight grandchildren, Shelly (Seth) Daigle, Brandon (Brandie), Kenny (Mandy), Kurt, Kyle (Nan), Shannon, Gwinn and Roope; and her seven great-grandchildren, Avery and Luke Daigle, Katie and Morgan, Kelly, Lacey, and Sean Henry. She is also survived by her beloved brother, John Plath (Nadine) and the entire Plath family; and her nieces, Amy Nessly, Jenifer Shell, and Carol Carpenter (Dan). The family would like to thank Elizabeth Eaves and her staff at Angel Wings Home Care for their loving care of Mom. Memorial Service will be held Friday, September 5, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 114 Carlisle Blvd. SE. Please visit our online guestbook for Dona at www.FrenchFunerals.com FRENCH - University 1111 University Blvd. NE 505-843-6333
HENDRIX, JB J.B. Hendrix of Albuquerque, passed peacefully on Monday, August 11, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. Born January 19, 1921 in Clovis, NM, J.B. was the 2nd generation of eastern New Mexico homesteaders. A 1939 graduate of Clovis High School, J.B. also attended Eastern New Mexico University where he was on the "Roll of Honor". By March of 1941, he was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad as a machinist apprentice. In July of 1942, J.B. married Paula M. Burrows of Clovis and to that union was born three daughters; Sharalynn, Anita and Rhonda. Paula and J.B. were happily married 53 years. J.B. was predeceased by his father: James W. Hendrix in 1970, mother: Ruby B. Leach in 1972, sisters: Aileen Fay in 1962 and Pauline (Punk) in 2010 and his beloved wife, Paula in 1996. J.B. was the last male of this Hendrix line. When World War II began, railway workers were exempt from military service due to the vital national security of the railroads. By May of 1943, because so many of his friends in the New Mexico National Guard were called to active duty and became embattled on the island of Bataan; he could no longer remain on the sidelines. He enlisted in the United States Navy on May 05, 1943 and served as a machinist aboard the USS Hoggatt Bay, CVE 75, a small aircraft carrier. Their field of operation was the Central and South Pacific. The USS Hoggatt Bay became known as "the sub-doer" because of her high achievement of sinking enemy submarines. At the end of WW II, citing seven specific Pacific campaigns; the Secretary of the Navy awarded the Navy Unit Commendation to the Ship, Her Crew and the attached Air Squadrons for outstanding heroism in action against the enemy forces in the air, ashore and afloat. J.B. was discharged from the Navy in November of 1945. Upon his discharge, J.B. returned to work for the Santa Fe and began to build a successful 40 year career. He designed and helped develop specialized hydraulic equipment for the railroad and retired in 1983 as Engineer of the Centralized Work Equipment Shops; overseeing 173 employees and the maintenance of 12,500 miles of the rail system. An avid outdoorsman and early environmentalist, J.B. grew up hunting and fishing; he continued to fly fish into his 90s. He and his father, along with Officer Don Price of the NM Fish and Game Division, were instrumental in establishing a haven in eastern NM for the wild life of the region, as well as preserving a small part of the Llano Estacado; now known as the Running Water Draw and the Ned Houk Park. He was an officer and active in the VFW for many years and participated and held office in the USS Hoggatt Bay Assoc.; hosting a highly successful Albuquerque ship's reunion in 2002. With a 5th wheel trailer, he and Paula traveled across the USA and went camping and fishing with dear friends for many years. He mastered fly tying, learned the art of Comanche Bead Work from a tribal member, grew gardens that fed family and neighbors and was always ready to lend a helping hand to others. In his late 60s, J.B. embraced the holistic health field and practiced herbology, reflexology and other energetic techniques. He also studied with the noted American herbalist, the late Hanna Kroeger and various spiritual and energetic teachers. Finding love once again, he married Florence E. Barker in April of 1999 and she survives him. He is also survived by his daughters: Sharalynn Rocha, of Denver, CO, Anita Hendrix (John Juric) of Belen, NM and Rhonda Hendrix (Kevin Haddock) of Reno, NV. He leaves behind six grandchildren: Jimmie Hester (Linda) of Clovis, NM, Kairen Rocha of Denver, CO, Michael McFarland of Corpus Christi, TX, Jeffrey Hester (Charlene) of Denver, CO, Jason Rocha of Johnstown, CO and Mark McFarland (Tanya)of Apache Junction, AZ. Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and numerous cousins also survive him. The family wishes to express our deep gratitude to: Mary D. Lucero and David Littrell; devoted care givers, Dr. David C. Leech and staff, the wonderful doctors at the ABQ VA Hospital, Dr. Barry Ramo and the skilled and loving people at Hospice de La Luz. Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice de La Luz, 3812 Academy Parkway N.E. Albuquerque, NM 87109 To share memories with the family, please go to www.danielsfuneral.com.
GURULE, JOHN E. John E. Gurule, 86, of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Mr. Gurule was born September 9, 1927 in Peralta, NM to Pete and Pauline Gurule. He served in the US Army and was honorably discharged as a Technical Sergeant. Following his military career he served as the Post Commander for American Legion Post 72. He dutifully served his community as an Albuquerque City Commissioner. He worked for the University of New Mexico, which sparked his love for the UNM Lobos. For many years he actively participated as an usher for a local church. Mr. Gurule was preceded in death by his parents Pete and Pauline, brother Ismael "Sally" (daughter Shirley), sister Patty (husband Ben & son Paul) Armijo and Lucy (Jimmy) Tubbs and friend Amy Ortiz. He is survived by his loving wife Judy and their furry companion Mieka; sister Cecile Gomez and aunt Perfilia "Fila" Gonzalez; cherished children Michael (Jackie), Carolyn "Sue" Taylor and Debbie; devoted grandfather to Michael (Danielle) Taylor, Jon (Kristin) Taylor, Desiree (Andres), Adrianne (John) Jaramillo and Bernadette; loving great- grandfather to Evangeline, Elias Jaramillo, Mila Taylor, Sarai Urtiaga and baby Taylor on-board; devoted in-law to Emma, Jan (Mike) Murphy and Carol (Doug) Snider; proud uncle and godfather to many nieces, nephews and godchildren; friend to Romeo and JoAnn Ortiz, Roy and Skai McKeag, Karen Bewak, Dr. Dorlores Gutierrez and many more. Services will be held Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 1:00pm at FRENCH - Lomas and burial services Friday, September 5, 2014 at the Santa Fe National Cemetery - arrive at 1:00pm. Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Safe Pet Fund VCA Town & Country Animal Hospital - 8414 4th St. NW Albuquerque, NM 87114. Please visit our online guest book for John E. Gurule at www.FrenchFunerals.com
GORE, ROBERT J. Robert J. Gore, 91, passed away Friday, August 29, 2014. He was born February 1, 1923 in Belen, NM to Earl J. and Cleo Gore. He is survived by his wife Higinia; son Robert A. Gore and Martha; brother Bill Gore; grandchildren Bonnie and Brooks Gore; niece Beth Christianson; nephews Jim and Rodney Gore; stepchildren Alfred Cata and wife Marlowe, Samuel E. Cata and wife Debbie, Estelle Read and husband Stan; grandchildren Samuel D. Cata, Jennifer Haley, Sarah Crichlow, Victor Cata, Megan Fricks, Gabriel Cata. He is preceded in death by brothers Earl G. and Marion A. Gore; sister Phyllis I. Gledhill; and his first wife Bonnie J. Gore. He worked for AT&SF Railway until August 1942 when he joined the U.S. Navy and served on board the U.S.S. Wainwright during WWII. Afterwards he worked for the Atomic Energy Commission, retiring from the Department of Energy in 1978. He was very much loved and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. Services to be held Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish, 5712 Paradise Hills Blvd. NW: Viewing 11am; Mass 12pm. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul Blvd. NE. Pallbearers will be Brooks Gore, Samuel D. Cata, Victor Cata, Gabriel Cata, Troy Haley, Rey Crichow, and Brandon Fricks. A reception to celebrate his extraordinary life will be held at 3:30 pm later that afternoon at El Pinto Restaurant, 10500 4th Street NW. Please visit our online guestbook at www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124 505-892-9920