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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

Virginia P. Skinner

February 19, 2017

Virginia P. Skinner, 83, died February 19, 2017. She is survived by her children, Kenny Skinner and wife, Cathy; Terrell Skinner; Gai Gai Anderson and husband, Jim; Patty Wiemers and 5 grandchildren; her sister, Glenda Johnson and many other family and friends. A Celebration of her life will be Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 2:00p.m. at Albuquerque's First Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may...
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Ramon Baca

February 18, 2017

Ramon Baca Sr., age 83, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, February 18, 2017. He was surrounded by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his daughter, Veronica. He is survived by his wife, Marcella; his children, Ramon Baca, Jr (friend, Luella), Suzanne Herrera (husband, Joseph DeLaO), Christopher Baca (wife, Carla), Dixie Baca, and Brian Shaw; eight...
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Mildred Berneice Buchanan

February 18, 2017

Mildred Berneice Buchanan, precious child of God and beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, William Jess Buchanan Jr. She is survived by four children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren: William J. Buchanan III, his wife, Becky of Gig Harbor, WA, their daughter and son-in-law...
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Deolinda Leyba

December 17, 1927 - February 16, 2017

Our mother, Deolinda Leyba, 89, passed peacefully with family at her side to be with Our Lord on February 16, 2017. She was born on December 17, 1927 in Pena Blanca, NM. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ramon Leyba; son-in-law, Doyle Miller; her parents, Santiago and Lucianita Aragon; and sister, Joann Ortiz. She is survived by her three children, Elaine Romero and her husband, Steve,...
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Nicholas Oxford

February 16, 2017

Nicholas "Nick" Oxford, age 72, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 16, 2017. He was born in 1944 in San Francisco, CA to Eugene and Virginia Oxford. Nick was one of ten children. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Mickey and Jackie Oxford. Nick served in the U.S. Air Force for 23 years and was a Vietnam veteran. He leaves behind his beautiful wife of 52...
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Thomas Raymond Barber

February 15, 2017

Tommy Ray Barber, age 13, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, died Wednesday, February 15, 2017. He is survived by his parents, Mike and Mary Barber of Albuquerque; grandparents, Lonnie and Doris Barber of Flora Vista, NM; uncles, Raymond Barber and wife, Lorie, Captain Thomas Dean Barber and wife, Tina, David Hellwig, and Keith Hellwig and wife, Susan; aunts, Londa Hanson and husband, Chuck, Rae...
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Jennie Nigro

February 28, 1926 - February 15, 2017


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Louis H. Conley

February 14, 2017

Louis H. Conley, our loving father, went home to the Lord on February 14, 2017 with his daughter Pamela by his side to join his wife of 45 years and the love of his life, Lynn; his son, Vincent; his parents, Mildred and Earl Conley; his brother- in- law, Zip Zummo; and his nephew, Guy Zummo. He is survived by his sister, Carlita Zummo; niece, Candice Zummo of Port Arthur, TX; his daughters,...
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Audie Gerald Warford

February 13, 2017

Audie Gerald Warford, age 89, peacefully passed away at his home with family by his side in Albuquerque on February 13, 2017. He is survived by his daughter and granddaughter. Memorial Services will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 3:00 p.m., at FRENCH - Wyoming. Interment will take place Thursday, February 23, 2017, 3:00 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. FRENCH - Wyoming 7121 Wyoming...
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Henry Crespin

February 12, 2017

Henry Crespin, 76, born and raised in San Antonito passed away on February 12, 2017. Henry was a loving husband, father, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. He is survived by his wife of 54 years Romie; daughter, Sandra and husband William; son, Brian; daughter-in-law, Erica; grandkids, Tyra, Damian, Martin, Marcus, Jaslyn and great-grandkids, Jalen, Taya, Jayceon and Isabella. He will be...
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Charles Vuillemot

August 3, 1943 - February 12, 2017

Nick Vuillemot passed away February 12, 2017. Nick was a native of New Orleans, LA, born on August 3, 1943. He is survived by his wife, Rachel L. Lanier of Bernalillo, NM; his son, Eric Charles Vuillemot; grandsons, Jessie T. and Zachary C. Vuillemot of Dallas, TX; his sisters, Madeline C. James of Loreauville, LA and Suzanne V. Sloan of Mandeville, LA; and eight nieces and nephews. He and his...
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Keith Martin Eckrich

October 30, 1939 - February 11, 2017

"I asked you a month ago to write your own obit and now I'm stuck doing it." Love, Helene Keith Martin Eckrich, 77, loving husband, father, and "BaPa" died peacefully in his Albuquerque home, wearing his favorite plaid BaPa shirt, with his beloved classical music playing in the background, on Saturday, February 11, 2017. He was born in St. Louis, MO on October 30, 1939 and was a graduate of...
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Arthur Leupold

February 11, 2017


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Robert Howard Rogers

February 10, 2017

Robert Howard "Bob" Rogers Jr., 72, passed away February 10, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Eileen Rogers; his son, Robert Howard Rogers III; and daughter, Lisa Gillespie. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Eric Gillespie, Ashley Schultz and Joshua Miller; as well as other loving family members, Tom and Kim Miller, Carol and Jim Grossman and Richard and Fran Skinner. Bob...
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Della I. Fajardo

May 20, 1943 - February 10, 2017

On February 10, 2017, we lost our precious wife and mama, Della I. Fajardo. She is finally getting to see the streets of Gold. She left us with so many memories, but we know she is in a better place now. We will always love you and never forget you and we'll always keep our thumbs up! Della is survived by her husband, Eddie, and her daughters, Michele and Diane. A Celebration of Life will be held...
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Winford L. Walker

February 10, 2017

Winford L. (W.L.) Walker, age 91, a resident of Rio Rancho, NM, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Audrey L. of the family home; daughter, Marsha J. Kirby and husband, Jack of Colorado Springs, CO; son, Gary L. Walker and wife, Cindy of Phoenix, AZ; step-daughter, Sandra B. Byer and husband, Randy of Corrales, NM; step-son, Steve W. Smith of Corrales, NM. He leaves...
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Frances D. Russell

February 10, 2017

Frances D. Russell, age 93, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother went to rest in our Heavenly Fathers arms on February 10, 2017. Born on August 5, 1923 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Frances was known for her strength and her zest for life. She loved her family more than anything on this earth. She had an unwavering faith and she believed in God. She is survived by her children,...
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Phillip Young

July 21, 1937 - February 10, 2017

Phillip "Phil" G. Young, Jr., 79, our beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on February 10, 2017. Phil was born on July 21, 1937, in Beeville, Texas, to Phillip (Sr.) and Allie B. Young. He was raised in Refugio, Texas with his brothers and sisters, Allie, John, Martha "Moye" and Michael Young. Through his early school days, playing football and baseball, Phillip proudly represented...
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William Krieger

February 10, 2017

Dr. William Krieger, 78, beloved brother, uncle, cousin and devoted friend, passed away on February 10, 2017. He was born in New York, NY to Louis and Beatrice Krieger. He is survived by his sisters, Arline (Michael) Berkson, Audrey (David) Garrison; nephews, David (Jennifer) Berkson, Jake (Stephanie) Garrison; nieces Patrice (Andrew) Steier, Lauren (Eric) Freedman; and many great nieces and...
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Margaret Helen Gerety

February 9, 2017

Margaret (Peggy) Helen Gerety passed away on February 9th, 2017, three days after her 94th birthday. She left this life in her North Valley home of the last four decades, in the company of many members of her family, her dog Lilly, and her wonderful caregivers. Peggy Schneider was born on February 6, 1923, in Joliet, Illinois, the only child of Frederick Roberts Schneider and Helen Cecilia ...
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Charles Joseph Eckert

February 9, 2017

Charles Joseph Eckert III ("Chas") age 27 passed away on Thursday, February 9, 2017, after a lengthy illness. His love of life and beautiful soul will live on forever. From the time he spoke his first word "ball", we knew that Chas was going to be a special athlete. His first soccer team "The Blue Sky Hoppers" went 16-0, and most of those teammates went on to be elite players in Albuquerque and...
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Calvin Claberon Buckner

February 9, 2017

Calvin Claberon Buckner, Jr., age 65, passed away on February 9, 2017. He was the son of Claberon and Goldie Buckner and was born in Roswell, NM on March 19, 1951. His father was in the 200th Coast Artillery and was a P.O.W for forty-two months in Mukden, Manchuria. He died in 1972. Also, preceding him in death was his step-father, Dr. Fred R. Brown; grandparents; and other family. He is survived...
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Genevieve Lemons

February 8, 2017

Genevieve Lemons passed away on February 8, 2017. She is survived by sons, Robert and Wayne; and brothers, Ralph and Russell. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; parents; and five brothers. Services will be held Wednesday, February 15, 11:00 a.m., at FRENCH - University. Please visit our online guestbook for Genevieve at www.FrenchFunerals.com.
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Elizabeth M. Karnowsky

February 8, 2017

Elizabeth M. Karnowsky passed on February 8, 2017 at the age of 93. She was born in Kokomo, Indiana on 1923. She has a BS in Chemistry from Purdue University where she met her husband of 49 years, Maurice M. Karnowsky. They came to Albuquerque in 1952 where Maury worked at Sandia National Laboratories for 43 years. Elizabeth was a hospital auxiliary volunteer for 30 years. She worked at several...
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Thomas Burrage

January 24, 1947 - February 8, 2017

Thomas Burrage, age 70, our husband, father, grandfather, and dear friend, passed away on February 8, 2017, from pancreatic cancer. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Vena and Thomas Burrage; and daughters, Camille and Delina. He leaves behind his wife, Becky; beloved granddaughter, Layla Bartlett, his son, Dustin Hillerson, MD and his fiancée Emily Brosius and son Corrin; daughter,...
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Mark H. Filkins

November 6, 1946 - February 8, 2017

Mark H. Filkins, 70, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother was called to his eternal resting place on February 8, 2017. He entered this world on November 6, 1946 in Raton, NM, born to Daniel G. and Jean E. Filkins. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Filkins; son, Ronald Filkins; daughter, Janna F. Walls; granddaughters, Kelsey Filkins and Malory Walls; great-granddaughter, Piper...
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Stephen George Mortimer

February 8, 2017

Stephen George Mortimer (Steve), age 65, was called to God's gracious side the morning of February 8th, 2017. Steve, a beloved, loving husband, father and friend, leaves this world, but, remains a vibrant memory and an amazing example of the human spirit. Steve was a man of few words, but, his spirit had the Lion's roar. His existence in this life was for his family, and his family knew this...
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Harold Schlather

February 7, 2017

Harold Schlather, 85, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away on February 7, 2017 after a short illness. Harold proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He earned his Master's in School Administration at UNM and taught history and social studies at McKinley Middle School for 25 years. He was one of Albuquerque's first and finest balloon pilots, flying...
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Juan Carlos Romero

June 15, 1990 - February 7, 2017

Juan Carlos Romero, 26, passed away from a fatal gunshot wound on February 7, 2017. He was born on June 15, 1990 in Albuquerque, NM to Carlos and Patricia Romero. Juan Carlos graduated from St. Pius X High School in 2008. He obtained two bachelor's degrees in economics, philosophy and fine arts from the University of New Mexico in 2014. Juan Carlos planned to enter the graduate degree program in...
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Mary Helen Walhood

May 31, 1931 - February 7, 2017

Mary Helen Walhood was born May 31, 1931 in Columbia, SC and passed away February 7, 2017 in Albuquerque. She enjoyed many hobbies including ceramics and crafting. She loved all animals and was known for feeding birds and her pet turtles. Mary enjoyed traveling and visited Japan, Holland, Germany and Alaska during her lifetime. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon Walhood Sr.;...
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William Neal Chapman

February 7, 2017

William Neal Chapman, the cornerstone of our family, passed away peacefully February 7, 2017 at the age of 88. William was known for his selfless giving to others, especially to his beloved wife of 50 years, Barbara Joan. William was born and raised in Clawson, MI. He worked his way up to an assembly line process engineer during his 40 year career at General Motors earning an Associate's Degree...
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Eric Sanchez

February 6, 2017

Eric A. Sanchez, age 50, an award winning local home designer, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017. Eric was a life-long resident of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho and a member of the Saint Pius X Class of 1984. He had an esteemed career that started with Sivage-Thomas Homes, then as a Vice President of Product Design at D.R. Horton Homes, and later with Sanchez Design Group. Eric was known for his...
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Johanna Hairgrove

January 8, 1920 - February 6, 2017


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Elaine M. Hungate

February 6, 2017

Elaine M. Hungate, 85, died February 6, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Carroll Dean Hungate; son , George Hungate; and many other family and friends. Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Marie Thompson; and her son, Lawrence. Services are pending and cremation has taken place. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500
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Joseph Taglialegami

February 6, 2017

Joseph Michael (Mike Tagg) Taglialegami, age 83, beloved father, was called to his eternal resting place on Monday, February 6, 2017. He entered this world on June 18, 1933 in Buffalo, NY, born to Mariano and Ida Taglialegami. He is survived by his beloved spouse, Janice Taglialegami; and sons, Marty and wife, Christine, Michael and wife, Kristi, and Anthony and wife, Claudette; as well as...
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Jane Rodgers Mechenbier

February 5, 2017

Jane Rodgers Mechenbier passed away peacefully surrounded by her children in her home on February 5, 2017 at the age of 90. She was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She took pride in being a native New Mexican. Her husband of 58 years, Jerry, preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Kathy (Ron) Williams of Sandy, OR, Mike (Kathy) of Tome, John (Cindy) of Albuquerque, Mark ...
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William Maurice Clithero

February 5, 2017

William Maurice (Bill) Clithero died February 5, 2017. Bill was a resident of Albuquerque for almost 41 years and is survived by his wife, Anna Jo Clithero; his daughters Lucy Rosen of Bluffton, South Carolina, Molly Massen of Asheville, North Carolina and Amy Clithero of Albuquerque, New Mexico; stepson, Jeff Stanish of Potomac, Maryland; granddaughters Samantha and Hannah and step grandchildren...
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Rosemary Margaret Brady Garcia

January 19, 1930 - February 5, 2017

Rosemary Margaret Brady Garcia died on February 5, 2017. She was born in Toledo, OH on January 19, 1930, moved to Springer, New Mexico as a young girl and soon moved to Albuquerque, where she spent the remainder of her life. Rosemary is survived by her daughter, Kathy Garcia; her special friend, Carol Zink, of Corrales; her five sons, John Garcia Jr. and wife Cindy of Arlington, TX, James Garcia...
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Alice Marie Arsenault

May 10, 1930 - February 4, 2017

Alice Marie Arsenault (Dennison) was born on May 10, 1930 and passed away peacefully on February 4, 2017. Alice is survived by her seven children, Ed Arsenault and Annett Gomez of Killeen, TX, Nikki Joseph and husband John of Albuquerque, NM, Alana Bennett and husband Russ of Modesto, CA, Roylene Mills and husband Les of Rio Rancho, NM, Joe Hughes and husband Dave of Dalbo, MN, Roy Arsenault and...
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Edna Earl Hatchell

March 21, 1917 - February 4, 2017

Edna Earl Hatchell, age 99, a resident of Albuquerque since 1952, died Saturday, February 4, 2017. She was born March 21, 1917 in Cordell, OK to W.L. Simpson and Euphie Simpson. Edna was a loving mother and wife. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Neal Hatchell; and grandson, Zeke Hatchell. Edna is survived by her sons, Kirk Hatchell and Jim Hatchell, both of Albuquerque;...
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Vince Budris

February 4, 2017

Vince Budris, 68, beloved husband and father, was called to his eternal resting place on Saturday, February 4, 2017. He entered this world on March 8, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley Budris and Albina Blake; his father-in-law, Leo Aguilar; and brother-in-law, Jim Boggio. He is survived by his loving wife, Doris Budris; daughter, Ashley (Dusty Vega); sons,...
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Sue Daulton

February 4, 2017

Sue M. Daulton, age 91, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017. A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 3:00 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menual Blvd NE. Memorial Service and Celebration of her Life will be at a later date. Please visit our online guestbook for Sue at www.FrenchFunerals.com.
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Doris Craig

February 3, 2017

Doris Pace Craig, 90, passed away peacefully at home on the morning of February 3, 2017, after an extended illness. Beloved wife and mother, she is survived by her husband of 68 plus years, John A. Craig; her daughters, Sandra Jo McKenzie of Lawrence, KS, and Karen Sue Pierson of Bosque Farms; and her son, John A. Craig, Jr. of Albuquerque. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, February 8,...
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Juanita Marie Cook

February 2, 2017

Juanita Marie Cook, age 97, a resident of Albuquerque since 1983 died Thursday, February 2, 2017. She is survived by her son, Mark A. Cook and wife, Rose of Albuquerque; daughter-in-law, Joan Cook of Ottumwa, IA; grandchildren, Sheri Weber and husband, Fernando, Scot Cook and wife, Stephanie, Cheryl McLuckie and husband, Greg, and Michelle Gritzalis and husband, Niko; eleven great-grandchildren...
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Rick Giles

February 1, 2017

Rick "Bear" Giles, 65, beloved Husband, Father and Friend, passed away on Feb 1, 2017 at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque, NM after a short illness. He entered this world on June 30, 1951 in Amarillo, TX, born to George and Mae Giles. He is survived by his wife Myra Giles; son Zach Giles, daughters Sarah Whitling and Ruth Tarbox, grandchildren Katija, Rogue, Shelby, Cole, Max, Axel, Eoghan, and Mia...
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Florentino Lopez

February 1, 2017

Florentino Lopez, 100, long time resident of Belen, NM, passed away on February 1, 2017. He is survived by his loving niece, Rita L.Tafoya, of Albuquerque, NM along with many other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatriz Pacheco; father, Martin, Sr.; mother, Isabelita Lopez Y Gallegos; seven brothers; and eight sisters. The Lopez family is one of the founding...
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William P. Jackson

January 31, 1948 - February 1, 2017


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Danielle Marie Walling

January 31, 2017

Danielle was loved and survived by her parents, Tammy and Richard Walling and her service cat, Batman, and her Guinea Pig, Opie, her extended family and many friends. She would light up a room with her smile. She was bright, smart and sassy. She started ice skating lessons at the age is six, a passion that lasted for 7 years. Danielle attended Osuna Elementary, Madison Middle School and Sandia...
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Kelly Voris

January 31, 2017

Kelly Voris of Bosque passed away on January 31st, 2017. He was born in Del Norte, CO, November 14th, 1953. He was preceded in death by his caring parents, Stanley and Jean Voris. He is survived by his loving wife of over 34 years, Becky Voris; daughter, Nicole Voris and her husband, Oliver Endahl; sister, Kathleen Montoya and her husband, Randy; and many members of a close family and dear...
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Archie Sanchez

January 31, 2017

Archie Sanchez, age 84, resident of Albuquerque, passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Archie enjoyed the beautiful outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He appreciated many types of sports and coached baseball for many years. Archie was devoted to his wife and family, had a strong belief in God that never wavered. He had a longtime career as a Life Insurance Agent and he...
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Mark W. Smith

January 31, 2017

Mark Smith, 72, beloved Father, was called to his eternal resting place peacefully on January 31, 2017. He entered this world on May 11, 1944 in Donora, PA, born to Ned and Edith Smith. He is survived by his wife, Isabel "Belle" Smith; son, Jason Smith; daughter, Kelli Perea; granddaughter, Merenda Smith; grandson, Jaxon Marcus Perea; and brother, Jeff Smith. He was preceded in death by his...
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Joel Dana Walton

January 31, 2017

Joel Dana Walton, age 72, our family's rock, passed away January 31, 2017. Joel was known for his hard work ethic and dedication to his family and friends. He served for 23 years in the United States Air Force retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, and then worked as an engineer until September 2016 at Metatech. He had a great faith in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints which comforted...
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John S. Oliphant

March 27, 1950 - January 31, 2017

John Oliphant, 66, passed away in Albuquerque on January 31, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife, Becky; brother, Jim Sanders; son, Jay Herron and his wife, Kinzi; and five grandchildren. John retired after 27 years from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He served in the Army in the Vietnam War. He loved his family, friends, animals, skiing, golf, and riding his motorcycle. A Memorial...
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Helen Lederer

June 4, 1925 - January 30, 2017

Helen M. Lederer, 91, passed into the Grace of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Monday morning, January 30, 2017, at her home in Rio Rancho, NM, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and loved ones. From the time Helen was a young girl in Marysville, Kansas, William and Lucy Corning instilled in her, and in her sisters and brother, that the truest riches in life are those we find in one...
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Donna Jean Endecott

January 30, 2017

Donna Jean Endecott, age 76, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, January 30, 2017. She is survived by her children, Tina Martinez and husband, Mike, John Hensley, Michael Hensley, Ronnie Weller and wife, Antonia, and Gary Weller and wife, Bethany; grandchildren, Michelle, David, Julian, Nathan, John Michael, James David, David, Erica, Nicholas, Sasha, Sean, Antonio, Samantha, Ryan...
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Rita C. Deimling

January 30, 2017

Age 79, dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017. She was a woman of tremendous strength and courage and had an incredible will to live. Rita was well known for her joke telling, always striving to bring happiness and laughter to those around her. She was proud to have several of her poems published and she loved playing cards with her family and...
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Theresa M. Garcia

January 29, 2017

Theresa M. Garcia, 75, died January 29, 2017. She is survived by her children, Michael T. Garcia, Gary A. Garcia and Margaret A. Davis; grandchildren, Michelle, Benjamin, Katelyn; great-grandsons, Franco and Angelo; and many other family and friends including her ex-husband, Robert Garcia; sisters, Jeanette, Juliette, Elizabeth, Margaret and her brothers; Joseph, Eresmo and Jesse. She was...
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Walter William Winslow

November 23, 1925 - January 29, 2017

Walter William Winslow, M.D., 91, passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017. Dr. Winslow was born in the small town of Lacombe, Alberta, Canada on November 23, 1925. He became a naturalized American citizen in 1965 and was a resident of Albuquerque since 1966. He is survived by his eight children, Colleen Denise Wiedman of Spokane, Washington, Dwight Walter Winslow, M.D. of Smith River, California,...
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Gilbert A. Jaramillo

January 28, 2017

Gilbert A. Jaramillo was born on October 16, 1930, in Vallecitos, New Mexico. He passed away on January 28, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife, Grace Jaramillo. He is preceded in death by his siblings, Ramona Ruybalid, Antonio Maestas, Navor Maestas, Julia Martinez; and her husband, Raymond. He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Garde; and her husband, Tom; son, Steve Jaramillo; and his...
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Alice Burroughs

January 28, 2017

Alice Burroughs, age 87, beloved mother, was called to her eternal resting place on January 28, 2017. Alice was born to Frederick and Alice Bird of Fort Wayne, IN. She was married to Robert B. Burroughs for 38 years. She is survived by her son, Michael Burroughs; daughter-in-law, Denise Burroughs; and grandson, Mark Burroughs. She was a devout member of Saint Mary's Episcopal Church. Alice...
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Celia Hatch

January 28, 2017

Fondly known as Chela to friends and family, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2017. She was born in Mexico City December 30, 1924. She met her husband, Stewart Hatch who was a USAF WWII veteran in Mexico City. He passed away in 1972. Chela's parents were Zenaida Rojas de Fernandez and Gregorio Fernandez. Chela's in-laws were the honorable Senator Carl A. Hatch from New Mexico and Ruth C. Hatch...
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Peggy Kathryn Cunningham

October 12, 1953 - January 28, 2017

Peggy Kathryn Cunningham, 63, passed away in Albuquerque, New Mexico on January 28, 2017 after a brief illness. Peggy was born October 12, 1953 as one of six children born to Lorraine M. and Vincent A. Cunningham. She was raised in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Kevin Cunningham. She is survived by her sisters, Donna Bouma (Jim) of...
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Kenneth Starkey

July 30, 1956 - January 27, 2017

Kenneth W. Starkey, 60, beloved son, brother and friend, died unexpectedly on January 27, 2017. He was born on July 30, 1956 in Providence, RI, born to Charles William and Eleanor Starkey. He is survived by his father, Bill Starkey; his mother, Eleanor; his sister, Sharon Starkey; his brother-in-law, Steven Hamp; his brother, Robert Starkey; his sister-in-law, Roseanne Starkey; nephew, Dylan Hamp...
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Nancy M. Shea

September 26, 1940 - January 27, 2017

Nancy Shea, 76, beloved wife, was called to her eternal resting place on January 27, 2017. She entered this world on September 26, 1940 in Buffalo, NY, born to Eugene and Wanda Anne Miller. Nancy was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her husband, George, a retired teacher at Rio Grande High and La Cueva High schools. Nancy also leaves behind a sister, Susan of Vermont; a nephew,...
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Jimmie Aldaz

January 27, 2017

Jimmie Aldaz, 68, Cherished husband, father, grandfather and brother passed peacefully, Friday, January 27, 2017. He is survived by his loving wife, Viola; daughters, Celina Grife and husband, David, Connie Aldaz-Lopez and husband, Jerry; stepchildren, Paul and Darla Campos and James Campos Sylvia; siblings, Frances, Louis, Gilbert and wife, Kathy, and Lee; nine grandchildren; and three great...
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Nancy Boo Horton

January 27, 2017

August 26, 1960 - January 27, 2017. Nancy was born in Natick, MA to Bill and Margo Horton. She was the sixth of seven children. Born with Down Syndrome, she brought joy to all who knew her. She leaves behind two brothers, three sisters, and ten nieces and nephews. She came to NM in 1992 and thrived in the ARCA community. She worked at the La Paloma Green House and at Very Special Arts. She lived...
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Lemuel M. Boyles

October 23, 1934 - January 27, 2017

Chaplain Dr. Lemuel M. Boyles (retired Colonel, United States Air Force), 82, minister of 64 years and mentor and friend to many around the world, passed away January 27, 2017. Lem was best known for his 28 years as an Air Force chaplain, for his devotion to growing the military chaplaincy, as New Mexico's Bishop for the Pentecostal Church of God, as a senior's pastor for the Legacy Church of...
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Albert Arrigoni

January 27, 2017

Albert Arrigoni, always known as Al, passed away at his home on January 27, 2017, surrounded by his loving wife of 64 years, Rena Menicucci Arrigoni and daughters, Regina and Annette and several of his caregivers. Al was born in Chicago, IL, on July 13, 1926. His immigrant parents owned a small grocery store with the family living quarters at the back of the store. During World War II, he served...
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Edith Grace Scales

January 26, 2017

Edith Grace Scales, age 93, was born April 4, 1923 and went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 26, 2017. She is survived by her children James E. of Albuquerque, Ronald G. (Cyndy) of Tucson, AZ, Donna R. Walhood (Gordon) of Albuquerque, Tina M. Lange (Martin) of Sarasota, FL; daughter-in-law Mary Susan of Albuquerque; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in...
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Nancy Gallegos

January 18, 1939 - January 26, 2017

Nancy Gallegos, 78, honest, unflinchingly loyal, and the biggest supporter of all of her children, passed away on January 26, 2017. She was a beloved mother, grandmother and friend. She was born on January 18, 1939 in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque, NM and was married to Larry Gallegos, Sr. until his death in 1993. She and Larry made a home in Albuquerque and raised three successful...
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Else Beyer Mahoney

January 26, 2017

Else B. Mahoney, 88, was called to her eternal resting place on January 26, 2017. She entered this world on June 4, 1928 in Nuremberg, Germany, born to Friedrich and Kreszentia Beyer. She came to the United States in 1949 with her first husband, Pablo Chavez where they resided in Ft. Sumner, NM with their family. She later became a U.S. Citizen and lived in Albuquerque, NM with her second husband...
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Carl Vincent Dzienis

August 23, 1965 - January 25, 2017

Carl Vincent Dzienis, 51, was called to life everlasting on January 25, 2017. Carl was born on August 23, 1965 in Bayonne, New Jersey. He is survived by his parents, Edward and Carol Ann of Albuquerque, NM; his sister, Maria Leigh, of Austin, TX; his brother, Edward, of Albuquerque, NM; his uncle, Father John Vignone, of Egg Harbor Township, NJ; his aunt, Christine Millard, of Egg Harbor Township...
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Virginia V. Sando

January 24, 2017

Virginia V. Sando went to be with the Lord on Tuesday evening, January 24, 2017 while surrounded by her family at the Kaseman Hospice Unit. She was happy to be able to celebrate her 63rd birthday. She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Parker Sando; daughter, Dorothy Matsumura; son-in-law, Seiji Matsumura; sisters, Neyda Casaus and Mary Ann Gallego; and many other nieces and nephews....
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Rhiannon Finch

January 24, 2017

Rhiannon Finch lived a life of love. Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico May 15, 1976, she passed peacefully in the arms of her partner, Richard Boucher, on January 24, 2017. She is also survived by her husband, Aron Finch. She was a proud and loving aunt to her nephew, Kylen Opstedal, and will be forever missed by her brother and his wife, Chilion and Heather Opstedal. She was predeceased by...
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William O. Warren

January 23, 2017

William O. "Bo" Warren, born to William O. Warren Sr. and Cora Glenn in Roundrock, TX, died January 23, 2017 in Albuquerque. He is survived by his sons, Brent Warren and wife, Virginia and Bruce Warren and wife, Missty; grandchildren, Nicole and Dylan; brother, Glenn; sister, Beth; and sister-in-law, Dorothy; beloved nieces and nephews; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death...
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Dominic James Darby-Clower

March 29, 2002 - January 23, 2017

Dominic James Darby-Clower, 14, known to his family and friends as "Dom," passed away January 23, 2017. Dom's favorite thing was football and his favorite team was the Seattle Seahawks. His dreams were to play professional football and to join the Army. Dom loved school and earned high grades. He was great at video games and was looking forward to getting his own car and an apartment. Dom is...
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Dale P. Shenk

January 23, 2017

Dale P. Shenk, age 78, died Monday, January 23, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Penelope; children, Kevin Shenk of CA, and Karen (Mark) Walker of NC; grandchildren, Michael and Elizabeth; step-sister, Mary Grace Shenk of PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Alan (Bonnie) Hoffman, John (Carole) Hoffman, and Stanley Hoffman. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Alverta Nein...
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Donald E. Wareham

September 17, 1930 - January 23, 2017

Donald E. Wareham, 86, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away January 23, 2017 after a courageous battle with COPD. Don was preceded in death by his wife of more than 53 years, Geneva Wareham. He was a proud and loving father of three children, Kathy Smith and husband, Wally, of Bernalillo, Mark and wife, Connie, of Albuquerque, and Laura Crosse and husband, Kevin, of Scottsdale, AZ. He...
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Patricia Degani

January 23, 2017

Patricia Degani, 78, resident of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Degani. Patricia is survived by her daughter, Christina Daniel and son-in-law, Marik Daniel; grandchildren, Jacob Yancey, Linda Gilbert and her husband, Adam Gilbert, Jena Daniel, and her fiancé, Josh Militante, Toryn Daniel, Amanda Dapson, and Stacey...
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Sherman Kesling Pool

September 16, 1926 - January 23, 2017

Sherman Pool, 90, a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico for the past 30 years, passed away on Monday January 23, 2017. He was born to Arthur and Gepka Pool in Volga, South Dakota on September 16, 1926. He married Marjorie Lynch on November 28, 1952. Sherman is preceded in death by his sister, Therese McClelland. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marjorie; his daughter, Kathleen Smith, of...
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Virginia Heard Brannan

January 22, 2017

Virginia Heard Brannan, age 65, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 22, 2017 in Shoreline, Washington. She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Gary; son, Mark and wife, Vanessa; daughter, Joie; grandchildren, Kaedmon, and Anastasia; brothers, Charley Heard and wife, Linda, Troy Heard, and Alvin Heard and wife, Linda; brothers-in-law, Dale Brannan and wife, Beverly, and Paul Brannan...
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Edward B. Reinhardt

January 22, 2017

Edward B. (Ned) Reinhardt was called to life everlasting on January 22, 2017. Born on August 15, 1926 in Ishpeming, MI, to Frederick and Bernadette Butler Reinhardt, Ned is survived by his son, Ed Reinhardt, Jr. and daughter, Mary Reinhardt, both of Albuquerque, NM, and son, Colonel Peter, USAF, and daughter-in-law, Trina Reinhardt of San Antonio, TX. He is also survived by grandchildren, Marc...
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Orland B. Thorpe

January 22, 2017

Orland B. (Barney) Thorpe Jr. was born to O.B. and Josephine (Helmly) Thorpe in Savannah, GA on August 16, 1924, moved to Albuquerque in 1935 and passed away on January 22, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife of 60 years, Mary Whitenell Thorpe. He is survived by his children, Susan (Jake) Gaultney, John (Cheryl) Thorpe, Dan (Sharon) Thorpe, Tom (Jackie) Thorpe; ten...
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Patrick McCulloch

March 1, 1957 - January 20, 2017

Patrick McCulloch, 59, beloved brother, was called to his eternal resting place on January 20, 2017. He entered this world on March 1, 1957 in Fort Carson, CO, born to Robert and Eleanore McCulloch. He is survived by his brother, David McCulloch, and sister-in-law, Kathy Flynn McCulloch; his mother, Eleanore McCulloch; sister, Mary Sue Schum, and brother-in-law, Tim Schum, of Milwaukee, WI;...
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Trevor Clarence Looney

January 20, 2017

Trevor Clarence "TC" (Chad) Looney, 86, beloved husband and father, passed away at home Friday, January 20, 2017, due to a recent heart condition. Chad Looney was born in Kingston, Jamaica, on April 2, 1930. When he was six months old, the family moved to Montana. They lived there until his father joined the Navy in 1943. After graduation from Basic High School in Henderson, Nevada, he attended...
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Lucille E. Savilla

January 20, 2017

Lucille (Peggy) E. Savilla completed her earthly pilgrimage on January 20, 2017. Peggy was born to Hyson and Emmaline Cornelius in Tomah, Wisconsin, on January 22, 1924, and was the youngest of seven children. She married Joseph P. Savilla and had four children; Philip of Yuma, Az., Christine of Santa Fe, NM, Fr. Edmund of Albuquerque and Anthony (Tony) and wife Kathy of Belen. She is preceded in...
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Ruth Smock

January 20, 2017

Ruth Smock, 90, beloved Mother, was called to her eternal resting place on January 20, 2017. She entered this world on March 20, 1926, in Homestead, PA, born to Otto and Katherine Gaschler. She is survived by her sister and best friend, Gretchen Gaschler; her sons Ron Smock, and wife Linda, and Allen Smock. Grandchildren include Sean Smock and partner Anna, Adam Smock and wife Kayla, Kyla...
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Patricia Ann Haring

January 19, 2017

Patricia Ann Haring, cherished sister, aunt, friend, and teacher, passed away on January 19, 2017. Pat was born on December 6, 1946 to Thomas and Grace Haring in Washington, D.C. Upon graduating, with honors, from Dunbarton College, she went on to be an outstanding and admired teacher for thirty-nine years. Pat has kept in touch with many of her former students from Navajo and Governor Bent...
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Clyde M. Hawkins

January 19, 2017

Clyde M. Hawkins, age 86, long time resident of Los Lunas, NM, passed away on January 19, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. with viewing beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center on James St NW, Los Lunas, NM 87031.
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Althea R. Guist

January 19, 2017

Althea R. Guist, retired Civil Servant after 38 years, loving Mom, Grandma, and great-grandma, passed away January 19, 2017 shortly after celebrating her 90th birthday. She passed away peacefully at her daughter's home surrounded by family. She is survived by her children Robert, Theresa, Richard Sorrell, and Kim Kulb; 13 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death...
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Eunice M. Foley

September 5, 1921 - January 19, 2017

Eunice M. Foley passed away January 19, 2017. Eunice was born September 5, 1921. She is survived by her children, Richard (RVM) and Rose Meadows, (FL), Terry (RVM) and Becky Meadows, (Alb), Dave (RVM) and Sue Meadows, (TX), Jackie and Dave (RVM) Shadle, (Alb), Mark Meadows, (Alb), Tom Meadows, (Alb), and Maggi Meadows Blackburn, (Edgwd); many, many grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; and also...
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Marie Helen Stueber

January 18, 2017

Marie Helen Stueber, age 92, beloved and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother passed away January 18, 2017. Marie was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin, and moved to Albuquerque in 1951. Marie is survived by her children, son, Thomas Stueber (wife Bonnie), daughter, Patricia Wall; her grandchildren, Sean Stueber (wife Vanessa), Valarie Greene, Kurt Stueber...
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Mary Jane Perea

June 10, 1928 - January 18, 2017

Mary Jane Perea was called home by our Lord January 18, 2017, after many years of illness. She was surrounded by her family. Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Olive Pacheco, and her husband of 55 years, Louis Perea. She is survived by her children, Danny Perea and wife Maggie, Nancy Martinez, Pamela Slater and husband Robert, Janet Perea-Shainin and husband Carl, and...
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Gordon Walhood

January 18, 2017

Gordon Walhood Sr., age 96, passed away January 18, 2017. He was a resident of Albuquerque since 1959. He is survived by his second wife, Mary Helen, of 24 years; daughter, Ginger (Danny) Hedges and their three children, Daniel, Jamie Collins and Jennifer Forsthoff; son, Gordon Jr. (Donna) and their sons, Tae and Jonathan of Albuquerque, and son, David of Scottsdale. Mary Helen's children...
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Gordon E. Hamley

January 17, 2017

Gordon E. Hamley, age 60, passed away at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. He was born on March 8, 1956 in Aurora, CO to Gordon B. and Mary V. (McDonald) Hamley. He was a resident of Albuquerque since his family moved here in 1973. He worked in the construction business for almost 30 years, and had many friends and acquaintances that will miss him....
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Zoilo C. Serrano

September 20, 1922 - January 17, 2017

Zoilo C. Serrano of Albuquerque, died Tuesday morning, January 17, 2017 at his home, with his family at his bedside. He was 94 years old. Mr. Serrano was born on September 20, 1922 in Santa Rosa to the home of Simon and Petra (Chavez) Serrano. He grew up and attended school in Santa Rosa. During World War II, Zoilo served in the U.S. Army from September 27, 1940 to July 3, 1945. Upon returning...
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Isidro Vigil

January 17, 2017

Isidro Vigil, age 81, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 in Albuquerque. He was born and raised in Pecos, NM. He is survived by his sons, Ben Vigil and wife, Yvonne and Gene Vigil and wife, Debbie; daughters, Lynn Chick and husband, James and Noretha Vigil; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Polly Trejo, Marie Roybal, and Jane Salls. He was preceded in death by...
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Donald G. Roberts

January 16, 2017

Donald G. Roberts passed away quietly on Monday, January 16, 2017 at a care facility in Albuquerque after an extended illness at the age of 93. Don was born in Albuquerque on September 25, 1923 to Frank West Roberts and Hazel Gerard Roberts. His first wife was Maxine Hill of Albuquerque and he later married Jewell Montgomery Pederson of Los Alamos. Don graduated from Albuquerque High School and...
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