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French Funerals and Cremations - University Location

Funerals as unique as your life

Losing a loved one will never be easy. But French eases the burden not only by what we do, but by what we say and how we say it. Always providing solace in our personal interactions with our customers, we go a step further by inviting them to take charge of a process that before left so many feeling helpless.

By brightening the tone of our message and speaking in a fresh and unexpected way, we ease the trepidation surrounding the topic of death and create a dialogue that empowers people.

By using modest humor, conversational tone and language that is bold, honest and smart, we not only get people to stop avoiding thinking about the inevitable, we inspire them to write a final chapter that is as beautiful as the ones that came before it.


Our Obituaries

Edith Lynn Conley

January 12, 2017

Conley, "Edith" Lynn "Edith" Lynn Conley : April 17, 1938 - January 12, 2017. Born in Austin, TX to Edwin and Edith Elliott. Lynn was a woman full of life and vigor. She was one you could go to and she would have the answer. She always had to be 100% presentable, never without her makeup, hair, and nails done. She loved to put all of her fun crazy self into everything she did. She was a loving...
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Kathleen Downey Ingley

August 14, 1950 - January 12, 2017

"If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud." ~ Emile Zola Kathleen Downey Ingley passed away on January 12, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was the wife of the late Paul E. Ingley; stepmother of Michele and Kevin (wife Myra) Ingley; and grandmother of Deena and Brian. Kathi is survived by her sister, Susan P. Downey (spouse Dr. Loretta Butehorn,...
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Myron J. Nauyok

December 25, 1918 - January 11, 2017

Myron J. Nauyok, 98, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on January 11, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn, and his grandsons, Eric and Christopher Johnson. He is survived by his daughter, Gayron Johnson; his son, Mark Nauyok; granddaughter, Tammy Butler, and great-grandchildren, Katy Johnson, Shayla and Angel Butler. Myron was born on December 25, 1918...
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Tonie M. Jones-Bowman

March 20, 1969 - January 11, 2017

Tonie Jones-Bowman, 47, beloved wife and daughter, was called to her eternal resting place on January 11, 2017. She entered this world on March 20, 1969 in Kodiak, AK, born to Charles and Mary Jones. She is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Jones, and is survived by her husband, Shawn Bowman, and her father, Charles Jones. Tonie resided in Santa Maria, CA, Hawaii, New Hampshire, Iran, New...
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Sandra Walker-Wagner

January 10, 2017

Sandra Walker-Wagner passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 after a long illness and was surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Maurice and Mary Walker; and younger sister, Michelle. She is survived by her husband, Doug Wagner; daughter, Amanda Steves and husband, Frank, and their daughters, Kaiya, Carly and Sophia of Albuquerque. Sandra is also survived by her older...
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Sara Lorraine Georg

October 31, 1968 - January 9, 2017

Sara Lorraine Georg, 48, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 9, 2017. Sara was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Neal and Patricia Kaufman. She is survived by her loving husband, Eddie Georg of 17 years; daughter, Victoria Georg; brother, Craig Kaufman; and mother, Patricia Kaufman. Sara will be greatly missed by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and all that knew...
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Barbara Moulds

January 9, 2017

Barbara Louise Moulds, beloved daughter, sister, and friend, passed away Monday, January 9, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Barbara, "Our Family's Rock," lived her life in the service of others, and was especially known for her love of her family. She is survived by her dearest friend, Sherry Fenton; her mother, Teresa Cummins Moulds of Albuquerque; her siblings, Michael Moulds, and...
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Garland Gene Gardenhire

April 19, 1933 - January 8, 2017

Garland Gene Gardenhire, 83, of Albuquerque passed away Sunday January 8th, after an unexpected cardiac incident early Saturday morning. Gene was born April 19, 1933, in Lakeview, TX to Garland and Beatrice Gardenhire. He was raised on the family farm and attended high school in Estelline, TX. He graduated in 1954 from West Texas State College, then served in the Army from 1954 to 1956. After...
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James Paul Wallace

April 11, 1929 - January 8, 2017

James Paul Wallace, 87, beloved husband and father, was called to his eternal resting place on January 8, 2017. He entered this world on April 11, 1929 in Red Oak, IA, born to James and Mildred Wallace. He is preceded in death by his loving son, Mark Wallace. He is survived by his wife, Dixie Wallace; daughters, Paula Wallace, Marcia Carter and Lori Benavides; son, David Wallace; sister, Mary...
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Albert Padilla

January 8, 2017

Albert Raul (Beto) Padilla, he was born on June 10, 1971 in Albuquerque, NM to Frank G. and Rosa Padilla. Beto left us on Sunday, January 8, 2017 to be with his beloved daughter Tiana Rose in the heaven's above. His life was dismissed on his motorcycle, which was a dream of his from the time he was a child. Albert worked hard and saved and saved to achieve this lifelong goal. He is survived by...
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Ralph L. Phelps

January 8, 2017

Ralph L. Phelps died on January 8, 2017, at age 71. He is survived by Linda H. Phelps, his wife of 44 years, and his children, Dr. Joshua Phelps of Ogden, Utah, and Jennifer Phelps of Boulder, Colorado. Ralph was a nuclear engineer and spent his professional career in management and engineering for nuclear power plants in Connecticut, California and Nebraska. During this time he also served on...
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Adan Gonzales

January 8, 2017

Adan Gonzales, 87, a well-known APS Educator, passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017. Adan, was known for his kindness and caring towards family, friends and strangers. Whoever got to meet him was a very lucky person. Adan was a Veteran of the Korean War and served proudly. Adan put himself through school to obtain a college degree and Masters. He was a dedicated teacher for 42 years in the Las...
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Mary Morneweck

January 8, 2017

Mary Morneweck, a long-time resident of Albuquerque and Manzano del Sol, passed away on January 8, 2017, with her family at her side. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio, the third of four children to parents from Eastern Europe. Mary was a loving sister, wife, aunt and friend. She worked for many years as the dedicated accountant at the former Bains construction company. Earlier in her life, she...
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Ralph P. Kress

January 8, 2017

Ralph P. Kress, age 93 of Albuquerque, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017. He is survived by his daughter, Carol Coleman (Ed); son, Sam (Kelly); grandsons, Erik Coleman, Richard Kress (Ashley), and Henry Kress; and great-grandchildren, Richard and Kaylee.
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MaryAnn Baca

January 7, 2017

MaryAnn Baca, age 80, was our family rock, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017. MaryAnn was known for her kindness to others and loving life. She loved being around family. She is preceded in death by husband, Danny H. Baca; son, Peter Baca; grandson, Larry Martinez; granddaughter, Francesca Baca; and great-grandson, Leonard III; and parents, Frederico Sanchez and Mary Cardos. She is survived...
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William L. Risso

January 7, 2017

William L. Risso, age 97, passed away January 7, 2017. His family will miss his intelligence and strength.
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Jacqueline E. Simballa

January 6, 2017

Jacqueline E. Simballa (Jackie), age 63, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 6th, 2017. Jackie was born on June 16, 1953, in Paris, France to Steve and Elizabeth (Betty) Silan. Born into a military family, they moved around the world before finally settling down in Albuquerque, NM in 1958, with her parents, sister Rayne and brother, Stephen. She attended Sandia High School and graduated...
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Eduardo Chavez

January 6, 2017

Eduardo "Edward" Chavez passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, January 6, 2017. He was a lifelong resident of Los Ranchos where he was born to Maximilliano Chavez and Victoriana Sanchez Chavez on November 8, 1921. He is survived by his children, Rosie Encinias, Edward Chavez, Jr. (Cathy), and Robert Chavez; as well as his grandson, Daniel Encinias (Irene); great...
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James Elmer Ottino

January 6, 2017

James E. "Jim" Ottino, Jr., age 92, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, January 6, 2017, at the New Mexico State Veterans Home. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary Lou; four children, Terri Cappelle (Bill), James W. Ottino (JoLou Trujillo-Ottino), Jan Diewald, and Carol Torres (George); daughter-in-law, Caryn Barre; grandchildren, Jennifer Candelaria, Christopher Ottino, Gregory...
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Isabelle Garcia

January 6, 2017

Isabelle Garcia born February 14, 1924, in Madrid, NM; former resident of Galisteo, Stanley, and Santa Fe, NM; and an Albuquerque resident for 67 years. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She passed into the loving arms of Our Lord on January 6, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Antonio Garcia; her parents Basilio and Miquelita Anaya; in-laws...
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Peter J. Stške

January 5, 2017

Peter (Pete) J. Stške, 63, died on January 5, 2017, from complications of vascular dementia. He was the owner/operator of Pete Stške's Plumbing and Heating for 28 years. Pete loved to explore the hills of NM with his wife and dog. He enjoyed vintage country music, old cars, and airplanes and had an artistic soul. Pete's corny jokes will be missed. Pete is survived by his beloved wife, Betsy L....
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Wade De Los Scott

July 30, 1929 - January 4, 2017

Wade De Los Scott passed away Wednesday January 4, 2017. He was born July 30, 1929 in Bourbon, IN. Wade served in the United States Airforce from October 1948 until April 1957. He enjoyed spending time with his family and loved everyone he met. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou Scott. He is survived by his children, De Lano Scott and wife, Judith, Shelyce Brumfield and husband, Brian...
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Robert J. Larsen

January 4, 2017

Robert J. "Bob" Larsen, age 75, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jean (Hill) Larsen; daughter, Elise Larsen; two grandsons, Keir and Kage Larsen; and numerous other relatives and friends. Bob was born in Chicago in 1941, the only child of Martin and Elizabeth (Strudeman) Larsen. He retired from the Federal Department of Energy...
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Louis Smith SFC

January 3, 2017

Louis Edward Smith, Jr., SFC (Ret), passed from this life peacefully of natural causes in his home on January 3rd, 2017. He is reunited in Heaven with his wife, Maria Guadalupe Smith, who preceded him in death on August 23, 2012. Louis is survived by his six beloved children; Louis Edward Smith III and wife Mona, Kathy Trujillo and husband Gerry, Maria Hockerson, Patrick Kevin Smith and wife...
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Charles Ray Ulery

March 16, 1955 - January 3, 2017

Charles Ray Ulery (Chuck) was born in Benham, KY on March 16, 1955. He died January 3, 2017. Chuck was an avid classic Chevrolet collector and restorer. He loved working with his hands and used his artistic talent to create many beautiful items. He was a loner who "marched to a different drum." Chuck is preceded in death by his father, First Lt. Charles R. Ulery, who died in a United States Air...
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Patricia Genevieve Roche

January 2, 2017

Patricia Genevieve Roche, born February 12, 1929, loving mother and wife, passed away on January 2, 2017 from complications of Alzheimer's. Patricia was preceded in death by beloved husband of 57 years, John (Jack) Roche; and brother, Michael Lenihan. She is survived by sister, Margaret Dashiel; children, Bob (Kathleen) Roche, Brian G. Roche, and Julie M. Brodlowicz; four grandchildren; two...
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Bobbie Lincoln Nobles

January 2, 2017

Bobbie Lincoln Nobles born 13 September 1932 in Bernalillo, NM Parents: Garrett Lawrence Nobles, father Cordilia Altha Leeper (Nobles), mother 14 siblings Family left New Mexico in 1941 and travelled for few years as migrant farm workers before settling in permanent home in California. Graduated from Freemont HS in Sunnyvale, CA in 1950. Volunteered for the USAF in 1951 and after basic training...
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Elsie M. Clingenpeel

January 2, 2017

Elsie M. Clingenpeel, 97, died January 2, 2017. She is survived by her children, Susan Clingenpeel and husband, Jeremy Sprung, Scott Clingenpeel and wife, Laura; grandchildren, Travis, Hannah, Zachary and wife, Penny, Noel and Jasmine; her sister-in-law, Margaret; and many other family members and friends. Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur; her parents, Edward and Katie Padgett...
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Donna C. Vandi

January 1, 2017

Donna C. Vandi, age 88, passed away January 1, 2017. Cremation has taken place. A lunch reception will be held Monday, January 16, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Wyoming. FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400
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Epifanio Martinez

April 7, 1925 - January 1, 2017

Epifanio "Eppie" Martinez, 91, died at home of a brief illness in Albuquerque, New Mexico on New Year's Day, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. Eppie was born April 7, 1925 in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico to Maximiano Martinez and Juanita Pacheco. He served in World War II until 1945, attaining the rank of Corporal in the 474 infantry regiment, 99th brigade. On 1952, he married Loucella Medina from Arroyo Hondo, New...
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Merlene Krall

January 1, 2017

Merlene Krall, age 81, encircled by the love of her family and friends, completed her life's journey on January 1, 2017. Merlene was born July 17, 1935 in Cheyenne, WY to John and Wilma Terrill. After spending a happy and adventurous childhood growing up in WY, she left for Woodbury Business College in Burbank, CA. It was there she met and married Frank V. Hines from Boston, MA. In 1957,...
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Sara Elizabeth Joynes

January 1, 2017

Sara Elizabeth Joynes, age 76, passed away on January 1, 2017. She made a lasting impression in many children's lives as an elementary school teacher. She began her teaching career at Santa Domingo Pueblo, and taught 3rd Grade for 23 years at Hubert Humphrey Elementary School. She was a loving spouse, a devoted mother, and a tireless advocate for the developmentally disabled. She is survived by...
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Mary Lou Butler Frazier

April 26, 1927 - December 30, 2016

Mary Lou Butler Frazier, 89, a New Mexico amateur golfing legend, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 30, 2016. Mary Lou was born April 26, 1927 in Cherokee, IA. She graduated from Iowa State University with an undergraduate degree in physics and from the University of New Mexico with a Masters in Science. Her working career began as a research physicist at Sandia Labs. She moved from...
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Edna Rita Strauss

December 13, 1921 - December 30, 2016

Edna Rita Strauss (nee Higgins) joined her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, December 30, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of Isabel (Bullen) and Joseph Higgins, and stepdaughter of Francis Pullis. Her husband, Frederick, her son, Glenn, and her brother, Stanley (wife Evelyn), predeceased her. She leaves behind a devoted family: her daughters, Karen Moya (Joseph) and...
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Carolyn E. Bedford

December 30, 2016

Carolyn E. Bedford, age 71, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, December 30, 2016 surrounded by her family. Carolyn had a beautiful smile and a huge heart. She touched so many lives with her compassion and generosity and was an inspiration to her family, friends, and everyone who knew her. She will be missed by all. Carolyn was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Hicks;...
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Esther Lee Armijo

August 19, 1934 - December 29, 2016

Esther Lee Armijo, 82, our beautiful, generous and kind mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, sister and friend, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2016. Esther was always a very loving, giving and sweet lady. She loved being with her family and playing bingo with her friends. She is survived by her children, Nora Catherine Armijo, Linda Diane Benavidez (Ramon) and Esther Lee...
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Stuart Wageman

December 29, 2016

Stuart Wageman, 61, beloved son and brother, passed away of a cardiac event on December 29, 2016. He entered this world on June 15, 1955, in Nebraska City, Nebraska. He is survived by his parents Carol and Bill Wageman; sister Leslie Linke; brother Steven Wageman (Shelly); nephews Nick Linke, Kevin Linke, David Linke, and Daniel Wageman; and niece Yvonne Wageman. Stuart's passions were...
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Jack L. Stahl

December 29, 2016

Jack L. Stahl, age 82, was born in Lincoln, IL and passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM. Jack moved to Albuquerque in 1951, graduating from Highland High School in 1952 and the University of New Mexico in 1956. In 1956, Jack Stahl married Carol Townsend of Odessa, TX. He taught mathematics at Ernie Pyle Jr. High School from 1956-1959 and then entered the real estate...
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Katherine Enns

December 29, 2016

Katherine McArthur Enns, age 76, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 following a recent surgery. Katherine was born in 1940 in Albuquerque and lived in Gallup in the 1950's and married in 1958. Katherine is survived by her children, Karl (Nancy) Enns, Elizabeth Enns, and Joyce (Frank) Bayles; grandchildren, Charlotte Selfridge, Naomi Selfridge, Julie Escarcega, and Dustin Enns; and...
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Betty Lou Fisher

December 28, 2016

Betty Lou Fisher, born to Aubrey and Mary Ella McCord on June 9, 1929 in Grimes, OK, she departed this life December 28, 2016 in Midland, TX. Loving wife and mother, Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Charlie Claude Fisher; daughter, Dana Cheryl Johnson; as well as three brothers and one sister. After they retired Betty enjoyed traveling with Claude for many years in their...
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John Alan Stephenson

December 28, 2016

John Alan Stephenson, age 52, a resident of Los Alamos, NM went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the Los Alamos Medical Center, when his heart finally gave out. He is survived by his two sons, Ben Stephenson of Farmington, NM and Logan Stephenson of Tacoma, WA; the mother of his children, Maria Russell of Albuquerque, NM; parents Delphine and Bill Stephenson of...
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Joanne Marie Ballinger Pearson

December 28, 2016

Joanne Pearson, 64, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed into the arms of her Savior December 28, 2016. Joanne was a generous woman who cared for everyone she met. She loved her children, their friends, and all the children she met through her church and her job at Hope Christian School. She was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Ballinger, and her mother, Margaret Sheriff. She is...
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Martha Hill

December 28, 2016

Martha Hill, lovingly known as "Mamie", 80, died peacefully on December 28, 2016 after a brief illness. Martha is survived by her husband of 55 years, Hershel Hill; son, Hubert H. Hill II; daughter, Shawna Selph and husband, Andrew; and granddaughters, Amelia Selph and Kyrie Selph. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gentiva Hospice...
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Edward Robert Davies

April 24, 1952 - December 27, 2016

Edward R. Davies Jr, 64, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico passed away on December 27, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center. He was born in Syracuse, NY, to the late Edward R. Davies Sr. and Catherine A. Davies, where he lived most of his life as well as several years in Hinckley, MN. Edward was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was an active member of the...
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John Sisneros

December 27, 2016

Sisneros, John John Sisneros, age 84, our beloved father passed away on the Feast of Saint John Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Born Juan Reynaldo Sisneros to Elisa Felix and Carlos Newman Sisneros on the Feast of Saint Stephen, December 26, 1932. John was baptized and confirmed on the Feast of Saint Joseph, 1933 and named after his great-grandfather Juan Reynaldo Madrid. John was blessed to marry...
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Virginia P. Sapien

December 27, 2016

Virginia P. Sapien "Virgie", age 79, a resident of Albuquerque for 61 years, died Tuesday, December 27, 2016 after a prolonged illness. She is survived by her children, Andrew E. Sapien and significant other, Charlene Fletcher, Robert E. Sapien and wife, Carolyn; grandchildren, Cameron Sapien and Abigail Sapien; and numerous other relatives and friends. Virgie was preceded in death by her...
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Josephine Lindquist

January 19, 1945 - December 26, 2016

Josephine (Jo) Lindquist, 71, passed away on December 26, 2016 after a long illness. She was born on January 19, 1945 in Clovis, NM to Leo and Beatrice Hernandez. She is survived by her husband, William Lindquist; daughter, Elena O'Hara; sister, Lucia Hernandez; nieces, Daniella Langdon and Kimberley Reed; and nephew, Reggie Candelaria. Jo graduated from Rio Grande High School. After...
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Edward Ray Wiest

April 12, 1941 - December 26, 2016

Edward Ray Wiest, age 75, passed into the hands of God on December 26, 2016, after a long illness. Edward, the son of Jodie and Ida Wiest was born on April 12, 1941 in Hobbs, NM. He graduated from Alamogordo High School and Abilene Christian College with an advanced degree in psychology. He then joined the US Air Force where he earned the rank of Captain. He served as an Intelligence Officer in...
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Elsie Genevieve Schneider Schroll

December 26, 2016

Elsie Genevieve Schneider Schroll was born eldest of three sisters to William Schneider and Eva Kucher Schneider in Jersey City, NJ, on August 28, 1920. She passed to her heavenly home and the arms of Jesus on December 26, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM. Elsie's passions from a young age were reading, writing, music, dancing and chocolate!! Her unrealized dream was to be a concert pianist, and she had a...
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Andrea Trinidad

February 17, 1943 - December 26, 2016

Andrea Trinidad, 73, beloved mother and sister, was called to her eternal resting place on December 26, 2016. She entered this world on February 17, 1943 in Florence, CO, born to Paul and Emma Trinidad. She is survived by her only son, Paul Trinidad, and his fiancť, Bonnie Dotson, of Las Vegas, Nevada; her older sister, Cecilia Trujillo, and husband Santiago Trujillo, of Pueblo, Colorado; her...
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DeWayne Charles Crosson

December 26, 2016

Charles DeWayne Crosson, age 94, died Monday, December 26, 2016. He is survived by his children, Elizabeth Vannah and husband, Nathan, and Charles D. Crosson, Jr. and wife, Josephine; five grandchildren, Daniel "Kip" East and wife, Marsha, Dusty Muscato and husband, Dave, Tracy Villanueva and husband, Tony, Lori Drake and husband Andrew, and Charmaine Crosson; great-grandchildren, Benjamin East,...
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Elias Walter Gallegos

December 25, 2016

Elias Walter Gallegos Sr., age 75, went home on Sunday, December 25, 2016. Elias was a loving father and grandfather and was a devoted member of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church. He retired from General Electric after 36 years as a machinist and was also a proud Navy veteran. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Dora Gallegos. He is survived by his sisters, Pam, Judy,...
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Dolores Lucy Sanchez-McGlotten

December 24, 2016

Dolores Lucy Sanchez-McGlotten, age 74, was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She was our family's rock and the most loving mother you could ever ask for. Dolores was called to be with the Lord on December 24, 2016. The Lord took Dolores' hand and led her to His kingdom to celebrate His birthday. Dolores was known for her loving heart and wise words of advice. She lived her life for her two...
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Nancy Irene Escue

December 23, 2016

Nancy Irene (Nicholas) Escue, 71, died on December 23, 2016, having lost her life to cancer. She was a loving and beloved Christian, daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, R. C. "Hap" Escue. Her children are Charles (Corey) Escue and Peter (Jacque) Escue. Charles and his wife Corey live in Chicago with their children, Devin and Juniper. Peter...
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Shirley Ann Krasulick

December 23, 2016

Shirley Krasulick, 79, beloved Wife and Mother, was called to her eternal resting place on December 23, 2016. She entered this world on September 24, 1937, in Palmerton, PA, born to Wayne and Lottie Wallace. She is survived by her husband, Andrew Krasulick; son, Stephen Krasulick, daughter-in-law, Susan Krasulick, and granddaughter, Amanda Krasulick; brother, Paul Wallace, and several nieces and...
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Patricia Kay McCarron

May 23, 1946 - December 22, 2016

Patricia K. McCarron, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died peacefully on December 22, 2016, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Wisconsin Rapids, WI on May 23, 1946, to Irma Strese Randall and Christian Randall. After attending Lawrence College in Wisconsin, Patricia went on to earn a master's degree in child development from the University of Illinois. She felt privileged to teach in...
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Sammie Romero

December 22, 2016

Sammie Romero, 59, our beloved husband, son, and father passed away on December 22, 2016. He was preceded in death by father, Ferdinando Romero. Sammie is survived by his mother, Luz Romero; wife, Suzanne Romero; daughter, Beverly Telles; brother, Larry Romero his wife, Peralina Romero; step-children, Mitchell Espinda, Ryan Espinda, and Geri Espinda; and six grandchildren. Sammie worked for over...
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Ray E. Heckman

December 21, 2016

Ray Heckman, 87, dedicated husband, father and grand-father, passed peacefully at his home on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by his beloved wife, Flora; his children, Gloria Torres, Shirley Gabaldon, Kathy Finley, Ray Heckman Jr, Cindy Martinez, Paul Heckman; their spouses; his grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and his brother, Paul Heckman. He was...
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Barbara Leola Morales

January 27, 1938 - December 21, 2016

Barbara Leola Morales, beloved wife of Tom for 49 years, went home to meet her Lord on December 21, 2016. Barbara was born in Birch Tree, MO on January 27, 1938 to William and Ruby Hillix. Barbara is survived by her husband; her two sons, Rod and wife, Chris of La Mesa, CA and Shawn and wife, Joy of Albuquerque; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister,...
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Betty Lowery

December 21, 2016

Betty Lowery, 89, passed away peacefully and went home to meet her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. She is survived by her son, Scot and wife Trish; granddaughter, Morgan; and was preceded in death by her husband Duane in 2011. She was born in Mt. Vernon, IL, and moved to Albuquerque after marrying Duane in 1947. She and Duane started their family in Santa Fe, and also lived in...
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Thomas V. Keohane

June 26, 1929 - December 21, 2016

Thomas V. Keohane was born June 26, 1929, in Punxsutawney, PA. He is survived by Joan M. Keohane (Kager), his cherished wife of 61 years; his seven children, Thomas Jr., Michael, Susan (Morikawa), Robert, James, Jack and Timothy; his three siblings, Phyllis Mucha, Frances Keohane and Patricia Stockman, and 13 grandchildren. Tom once said, "Nothing in my life turned out as I expected, but that is...
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Carol Lynn Franklin

December 20, 2016

Carol Franklin, age 78, wonderful wife and loving mother and grandmother, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, surrounded by her family. Carol was known for her upbeat attitude and zest for life! Carol loved to cook, work the crossword puzzle, and she loved her team, the Dallas Cowboys. She enjoyed her ladies Bible class, her cats, and her precious grandchildren and great-grandchildren....
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Norma J. Adams

December 20, 2016

ADAMS, Norma J., Age 82 of Albuquerque, passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Billy; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Carol DeLarber. Cremation has taken place and no local services will be held.
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Phyllis Burton

December 20, 2016

Phyllis Lorraine Burton, age 88, beloved and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at Brookdale Place in Albuquerque, NM. Phyllis was born to Wilbur R. Anderson and Glenda Opal (Duncan) Anderson on October 4, 1928 in El Reno, Canadian County, OK. She was the oldest daughter in a family of five children. Phyllis married the love of her life, Garold...
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Michael J. Duggin

December 20, 2016

Dr. Michael J. Duggin, age 79, devoted husband, loving father, highly respected scientist and loyal friend, was embraced by the Lord and taken to eternal life on Tuesday morning December 20th, 2016, after an extended illness. Michael retired this month as a Senior Scientist for the Air Force Research Labs at Kirtland Air Force Base, where he had worked since 2001. Before moving to Albuquerque, he...
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Richard E. Vaow

December 19, 2016

Richard E. Vaow Sr., 78, of Albuquerque, NM, passed away Monday, December 19, 2016. A Public Viewing will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., with a Memorial Service immediately following at FRENCH-Lomas, 10500 Lomas Blvd., Albuquerque, NM 87112. Richard was born in Waverly, NY on February 4, 1938. He married his high school sweetheart, Donna. Richard is survived by...
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Timothy M. Helmick

December 18, 2016

Timothy Mark Helmick passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016 at home, with his family by his side, after a six-year battle with cancer. Tim was born to Colonel Richard Helmick and Dorothy Helmick in Sacramento, California. Several years later, he moved with his parents and family to Albuquerque, New Mexico. He remained in Albuquerque, graduated from Highland High School and attended the University...
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Cheryl Evans Sizemore

December 18, 2016

Cheryl Evans Sizemore, age 68, died Sunday, December 18, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM. Mrs. Sizemore was a retired medical technologist/supervisor with Quest Diagnostic and a member of Tijeras First Baptist Church in Tijeras, NM. She is survived by her husband, David R. Sizemore; sons, David A. Sizemore of Sumter, SC and Craig P. Sizemore of Moriarty, NM; daughter, Cynthia T. Donis of Aurelia, IA;...
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Aaron Armijo

December 17, 2016

Aaron Armijo, age 55, our beloved partner and brother passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016. He is preceded in death by parents, Orlando and Madeline; and brothers, Jerry and Roger. Aaron is survived by life partner, Leroy "Lee" Cordova; sister, Carol Armijo; and brothers, Dennis and Donald Armijo. A Memorial Gathering will be held on Monday, December 26, 2016, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at...
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Irwin Welber

December 17, 2016

Irwin Welber, age 92, passed away on December 17, 2016. Born on March 3, 1924 in Amsterdam, NY to Phillip and Rose Welber, he is survived by his sons, Peter, Paul, and David; brothers, Herb and Jack; sister, Shirley Stone, and grandchildren, Jeff and Kelsey Welber. His beloved wife, Ellen passed away in February of 2015. Irwin had a long and distinguished career with Bell Laboratories and finally...
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Anna Faye Davisson

December 17, 2016

Anna, 82, was born on July 16, 1934 in Adams County, OH and passed away December 17, 2016 at her home in Albuquerque, NM. She was a resident of Albuquerque for 51 years. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Richard C. Davisson; two sons, Richard A. Davisson and wife, Phyliss, Denie G. Davisson and wife, Marilynn; two deceased daughters, Lorraine A. Davisson and son, Greg and daughter,...
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Ragina Moyers

March 27, 1955 - December 16, 2016

Ragina Moyers, 61, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, was called to her eternal resting place on December 16, 2016. She is survived by her husband, Jim Moyers; her children, Jason, Jason, Jon and Jennifer; siblings Ronnie, Larena and Cindy, and her mom, Virginia. A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., followed by a Funeral...
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Robert Urvanejo

December 15, 2016

Robert Urvanejo, age 68, passed away December 15, 2016. A Rosary will be recited Tuesday, December 27, 2016, 12:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque; with the Funeral Mass celebrated at 1:00 p.m. Interment will be Wednesday December 28.2016, 9:45 a.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St.
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Lloyd M. Melick

June 28, 1922 - December 15, 2016

Lloyd M. Melick, 94, of Placitas, New Mexico, passed away in Albuquerque on December 15, 2016. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Lloyd served in World War II with the Engineer General Service Battalion on Saipan and Oahu. He graduated from the University of Nebraska and married Julia Murphy in 1949. The couple moved to New Mexico, where he worked for Sandia National Labs. After he retired, he...
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David Martinez

December 14, 2016

David Martinez, 68, passed away peacefully at home during the early hours of December 14, 2016. David was known for his bright smile, colorful sense of humor, and quick wit. He had an innate ability to reach out to anyone he saw in need and was always eager to share the wisdom of his life lessons. He was opinionated, honest, generous, and a man of his word. David was proud to have served our...
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Lupe Marquez

December 14, 2016

Lupe Angelina Marquez, born on December 12, 1934, died peacefully at home and was surrounded by her family on December 14, 2016. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Lupe was survived by her sons, Albert and wife, Maryann Marquez, and Raymond Marquez; daughters, Patricia M. and husband, Jose Gonzales, Flora and husband, Anthony Gallegos, Emma...
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Wilberta Lee Maroney

December 13, 2016

William C. "Bill" Maroney and Wilberta L. "Berta" Maroney were reunited in eternity on December 13, 2016. Bill Maroney was born on July 20, 1920 and entered the presence of Jesus Christ on April 15, 1997. He was the son of Cash R. Maroney and Jessie Drake Maroney of Kokomo, Indiana where he grew up with three sisters, attended Kokomo High School, and worked in his father's auto repair...
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Marlene Proft

June 1, 1950 - December 13, 2016

Marlene Proft, 66, beloved mother and wife, was called to her eternal heavenly home on December 13, 2016. She was delivered into this world by Tom Brokaw's father-in-law on June 1, 1950 in Yankton, SD. She was the first daughter born to Allen and Leona Smith.Marlene grew up in Woodbury, MN. She graduated from North St. Paul High School in 1968. She graduated from Concordia College, St. Paul, MN...
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Marjorie Linebarger

December 13, 2016

Marjorie E. Linebarger, 84, died December 13, 2016. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, John, 5 children; 7 grandchildren and many other family including two sisters and many friends. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents Hugh and Helen Brown and one brother. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandma who will be dearly missed. Burial will take place at Santa Fe...
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Betty S. Gonzales

December 13, 2016

Betty S. Gonzales, 88, beloved Mother, Aunt, Sister, Grandmother and Friend, was called to her eternal resting place on December 13, 2016 in Albuquerque, NM. She entered this world on April 10, 1928 in Belen, NM, born to Guadalupe and Aurelia (Garcia) Storey. She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Gonzales, her parents, two brothers Eddie and wife Corrine & Tony Storey, daughter in law...
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Travis Duell Flatt

December 13, 2016

Travis Duell Flatt, surrounded by his family, went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Travis was born in Mount Pleasant, TX on July 19, 1919. He was raised on a cotton and peanut farm near De Leon, TX. He knew hard work and dedication to family Christian values during those Depression Era Days. Early he learned a love for Radio Electronics and graduated from Port...
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Franklin Delano Turner

December 13, 2016

Franklin Delano Turner, age 80, passed away on December 13, 2016 after a long battle with Parkinson's. Frankie was born on November 11, 1936 in Pound, Virginia, but lived most of his life here in Albuquerque. He loved to fish, whether it be salt water or fresh, and spent many happy hours boating and fishing at Elephant Butte, salmon snagging on his houseboat at Navajo Lake, and fishing the...
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Constance Billeaudeaux Young

June 4, 1933 - December 12, 2016

Constance Billeaudeaux Young, born June 4, 1933 in the vicinity of Eunice, LA, died in her sleep at Brookdale Juan Tabo Place on December 12, 2016. Proud 'Prairie Cajun' accomplished water color artist, gourmet cook, and Albuquerque resident since 1955, Connie loved to entertain and give tours at her Four Hills home. She counted many admirers from all walks of life as her close friends....
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Felix Almaraz

December 12, 2016

Felix Almaraz, 87, beloved Father and husband passed away on December 12, 2016. Services will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016, 10:30 a.m. at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church, 8901 Candelaria Rd. NE. He is survived by his wife, Rachel; daughter, Laura Lee and her husband Todd; Sons: Eric Almaraz and his wife Debra, Greg, and Rob; Grandchildren: Trishae, Denae, Adam, and Kyle. . Please visit...
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Capt. Walter T. Jackson

December 12, 2016

Capt. (Ret) Walter T. Jackson, age 78, an Albuquerque resident since 1976, died peacefully at home Monday, December 12, 2016 surrounded by his family. Walt was devoted to the Tridentine Latin Mass at San Ignacio Catholic Church for over 20 years and was a lifetime member of the Commemorative Air Force Lobo Wing. He was an avid Boston sports fan and loved his cross-country road trips to New...
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Janet Elizabeth Morley

December 12, 2016

Janet Elizabeth Morley, age 76, of Albuquerque went to be with her Savior Monday, December 12, 2016. Janet was born in Adrian, MI on March 26, 1940 to Gay II and Mary Silvernail. She is preceded in death by both parents; daughter, Yvonne; son, Tad; sister, Suzie Meredith; and brother, Gay Silvernail III. On February, 23, 1963, Jan married the love of her life and devoted husband Barry Morley in...
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Julie Sheehan

December 12, 2016

Julie Sheehan, 52, beloved wife and mother, business partner and friend to many, was called to her eternal resting place on December 12, 2016. She is survived by her spouse, Jack C. Sheehan of Placitas, NM; sons, Jack R. Sheehan II and his wife, Brandy of Rio Rancho and James D. Sheehan and his wife, Santana of Rio Rancho; four grandchildren, Ava, Joshua, Jack III and Juliana; her parents, James...
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Gertrude Peterson Horak

December 23, 1920 - December 11, 2016

Mrs. Gertrude Peterson Horak, age 95 of Albuquerque, NM passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016 due to complications following a stroke. She was born December 23, 1920 in Walworth County, WI, the daughter of the late Eric August Emanuel Peterson and Clara Johansson Peterson. She attended public school in Williams Bay and during World War 2 worked at the Elgin Watch Factory. After the war, she was a...
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Virginia Zenz

December 11, 2016

Virginia Zenz, 89, formerly of Chicago, passed away on December 11, 2016, in Albuquerque. She was born January 24, 1927, to the late Robert and Gladys Wurtsbaugh. Virginia is survived by sister Barbara Soukup of Houston; son Richard (Felecia Julian) of Oak Park, Illinois; daughter Kathleen (George Davidson); grandsons Jason and Jonathan; and nephews John and James Soukup. She was preceded in...
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Irene Butscher

December 9, 2016

Irene Butscher was lifted into the arms of the Lord and carried to her heavenly home on December 9, 2016. She was reunited with her husband of 62 years, Henry, her parents Edward and Anna Huff and grandson Michael. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL into what would become the world's greatest generation. A sports enthusiast, she lettered in sports, excelling in swimming. She especially...
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Katharine H. Downer

December 8, 2016

Kate was born on Long Island, New York to Joan Ross Leboeuf and Halsey Schenck Downer in 1949. Her formal education included Buckley Country Day School, Chatham Hall, The Masters School at Dobbs Ferry, Bradford Junior College, The Katherine Gibbs School, and the University of New Mexico (UNM). An insatiable reader, she read widely from the NYTs best sellers to the smallest of imprints from the...
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Doris M. Valentine

December 8, 2016

Doris M Valentine, 85, died December 8, 2016. She is survived by her children; Laura Younis of Chantilly, VA, Richard Valentine Jr (Celeste) of Santa Fe, NM, John Valentine (Joanna) of Placitas, NM, Mark Valentine of Denver, CO and Dolores Martinez (John Carlo) of Avondale, AZ, grandchildren Carl Valentine (Lauren), Ryan McGarry (Tom), Erica English (Patrick), Toby Younis, Kristin Martinez, Eric...
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Andreas Andy Taylor

December 7, 2016

Andreas "Andy" D. Taylor, age 53, a resident of Albuquerque for over thirty years, died Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from a heart attack. He is survived by his son, Kiel Taylor of Albuquerque; mother, Heidi Christy and husband, Robert of El Paso, TX; sister, Martina Childress and husband, Charles of Maryland; brother, Tim Taylor of California; niece, Heidi Fay Childress; and numerous other...
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Sarah M. Kime

May 29, 1938 - December 7, 2016

On December 7, 2016, in their Rio Rancho home, Sarah M. Kime left her loving family to take her rightful place among the angels. Sarah was born in New York State, where she graduated high school and worked for General Electric until she married. Her husband, Bill, of 58 years, was a career Air Force officer. Together they spent their military life at numerous locations in the United States. Sarah...
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Fredene Isis Frye

December 7, 2016

Fredene Isis "Fritz" Frye, age 96, passed away on December 7, 2016, in Albuquerque, NM. She was born in Greybull, WY to Frederick James McCreedy and Iris Sophia Lincoln McCreedy on June 17, 1920. She grew up in Wyoming and western Montana attending schools in Missoula and Kalispell. In 1941, at the age of 21, she left Montana for Tacoma, Washington looking for work. In 1942, Fredene's...
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Moises Alex Gallegos

December 7, 2016

Moises "Alex" Gallegos, age 70, born in 1946 in Los Pinos, NM, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 following a long illness. Alex was a long time resident of Albuquerque and had been married to his beloved wife, Mercy, for over 44 years. He is also survived by his loving daughter, Sandy (Bill) Bulloch of Albuquerque; and granddaughter, Sophie, who was the light of his life....
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Ruth Bronson

May 12, 1924 - December 7, 2016

Ruth Bronson, born May 12, 1924, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the age of 92. She was a resident of Albuquerque for 44 years. She was married to Hubert (Barney) Bronson for 74 years. She was the former chairman of the Albuquerque Garden Center, a former president of the Albuquerque Gem and Mineral Society, a former president of the Albuquerque Master Gardeners' organization and the...
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Jay Lawrence Sahd

December 6, 2016

Jay Lawrence Sahd, age 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1983, and native New Mexican, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016. He is survived by his children, David Michael Sahd, Deborah Ann Fleming and her husband Aaron Fleming, Gerald Lawrence Sahd and his wife Arlene Sahd, and Cheryl Jean Stoltzfus and her husband Eric Stoltzfus; grandchildren, Matthew Sahd, Christopher Fleming, Jaclyn Sahd, Steven...
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Carol L. Henson

December 6, 2016

Carol L. Henson, age 66, our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister in Christ and Momo, passed away on December 6, 2016. Carol continuously gave of herself to everyone. She followed her Christian faith and education daily. Carol volunteered lovingly at Care Net. Carol also enjoyed teaching young children the Word as a Sunday school teacher but the greatest lessons she brought...
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Priscilla Whitcomb Ford

May 14, 1926 - December 6, 2016

Priscilla Whitcomb Ford of Albuquerque died December 6, 2016, surrounded by loving family, after a brief illness. She was born May 14, 1926, in New York City, daughter of the Rev. James Lanmon Whitcomb and Josephine (Hale) Whitcomb. Priscilla graduated from St. Mary's School in Peekskill, NY in 1943, and earned a B.A. in Zoology from Wellesley College in 1947. On June 28, 1947, she married...
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