August 16, 1984 - October 29, 2014
Jonanthony Richard Maldonado, age 30, a resident of Belen, passed away on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Please contact Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas for service information (505) 565-1700.
December 16, 1936 - October 29, 2014
Adela Lopez, age 77, born in Santa Barbara, Mexico on December 16, 1936 and a resident of Albuquerque, NM passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2014. Mrs. Lopez was preceded in death by her husband, Rosalio Lopez and son, Juan Antonio Lopez. She is survived by her nine children, Francisco Lopez and wife, Loretto, Rafael Lopez and wife, Lydia, Jose Lopez and wife, Teresa, Rodrigo Lopez and wife, Maxine, Martin C. Lopez and wife, Mary Ann, Thelma Lopez and husband, Hugo Salcedo, Luis Lopez and wife, Veronica, Alma Lopez and husband, Ricardo Sigala, Sylvia Lopez and husband, Miguel Garcia; twenty nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; three brothers; two sisters; numerous nieces; nephews; other family members and friends. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM, in the Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque Chapel with a Rosary to be recited at 6:00 PM. Final visitation will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:30 AM, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco Dr. SW, with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 AM. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Hugo Lopez, Jose Lopez, Martin Lopez, Edwardo Lopez, John Najar and Johnny Lopez. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Lopez, Jonathan Lopez, Eric Lopez, Isaiah Garcia, Rigo Vasquez, and Luis Lopez. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque, 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE, (505) 764-9663.
January 8, 1954 - October 28, 2014
Gerald Lee Lopez, age 60 our loving son, father, brother, uncle and friend, Jerry Lopez passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Jerry was born in Albuquerque, NM January 8, 1954 to Ruben and Ella Lopez. He is survived by his loving parents, Ruben and Ella; son, Jerry Joseph; grandson, Dominic; sister, Beverly; brothers, Bobby, Marty (Martha), and Paul; numerous nieces; nephews and a host of friends. The family would like to give a special thanks to Presbyterian Kaseman Hospice and the entire staff who made Jerry's passing a caring and loving experience for all of his family. Also, a special thanks to Walmart and the caring employees at the Rio Bravo and Coors location for their devotion and out pouring of support in Jerry's final days. Jerry loved the outdoors and enjoyed watching NASCAR racing. He will be truly missed. A Memorial Service will be celebrated on Monday November 3, 2014 with visitation beginning at 5:00 PM, with the funeral service to be celebrated at 6:00 PM all at the Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque Chapel. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque, 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE, (505) 764-9663.
January 22, 1926 - October 27, 2014
Nadine Louise Clymer Granny Best, long-time resident of Fort Sumner, passed away in Albuquerque on Monday, October 27, 2014, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the age of 88. Nadine was born on January 22, 1926, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to Wesley William Clymer and Frances Louise Clymer. She grew up in central Oklahoma and near McAlister, New Mexico. In 1943, she graduated from House High School and she married the love of her life, Albert Frank Best, and from that union they had three children; Troy, Shirley, and Floyd. Over the years, they lived in several communities throughout eastern New Mexico living on ranches such as the S.E.A. Cattle Company, Buster Fryer Ranch, and others. In 1961, the family moved to Clayton, New Mexico, where she was a homemaker for many years and then worked outside the home for Safeway until she retired in about 1979. After 18 years in Clayton, Frank and Nadine moved to Fort Sumner in 1979 where she worked for the United States Census Bureau, Bowlins Old Fort Museum, and Cooks Chevron. She was a member of the Fort Sumner womens club where many friendships were formed. Nadines pride and joy was her family. She loved unconditionally, raising her own children, two grandchildren, and then a great-granddaughter. Nadine cared for her son Floyd for 15 years after he had a severe and disabling accident. Nadine is preceded in death by Frank, her husband of 70 years, her parents and siblings, and daughter, Shirley. She is survived by sons Troy Best and Floyd Best, grandchildren Kelly Medford and wife Jill, Lisa Eddings and husband Robert, Bryan Best, Frank H. Best and wife Vickie, and Bill Crabtree, great-grandchildren Kayla Morton, Kellby Medford, Kory Gibson and husband Shon, Jacqueline Best, Kasi McDaniel and Brad Taylor, and great-great grandson Jeof Morton. The family extends a special thank you for the love and care Nadine received at Friendship Gardens Assisted Living Facility in Albuquerque. A private memorial will be held. Condolences may be sent to the Best family c/o Troy Best, P.O. Box 391, Fort Sumner, New Mexico 88119. Please visit www.riversidefunerals.com and sign the on-line quest book for Nadine Louise Clymer. Cremation services entrusted to: Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque.
October 25, 1981 - October 26, 2014
Nina S. Gallegos, 33, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on October 26, 2014. She is survived by her loving family. Cremation will take place, and a Memorial Service is pending at this time. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE, (505) 764-9663.
September 7, 1927 - October 26, 2014
Tobias Chavez, age 87, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014. All services will be held at the Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas Chapel beginning with viewing on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:30 PM. Recitation of the Rosary will follow at 7:00 PM. Final viewing will take place on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 10:30 AM, with Funeral Service to be celebrated at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas, 820 Main St. NE, (505)0565-1700.
April 23, 1928 - October 24, 2014
Our servant of God, Audelia M. Sanchez, 86, was called home to be with the Lord our Savior, October 24, 2014. Audelia was born on April, 23, 1928 in McPhee, CO. She was the fifth child in a family of four brothers and four sisters. Audelia was a graduate of McCurdy Mission School where she met her high school sweetheart, Harold. The two were married June 5, 1947. Harold was ordained at the Evangelical United Bretheren (EUB) Church in 1956. Both Audelia and Harold were assigned and commissioned as home missionaries by the National Division of the former Board of Missions of the EUB Church, now the Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. Together, they served in the northern New Mexico Mission in Albuquerque and El Paso. They also served as counselors at Templed Hills (Rocky Mountain Conference) campgrounds. Audelia was known for her love of God and being a strong Godly woman who believed in prayer! She always spread Gods Word with everyone she met. Audelia was asked to speak numerous times at womens conferences to share her and Harolds experiences on how the Lord was guiding them and using them to accomplish His work. Audelia had a wealth of experience in working with children and adult leaders. While Harold served churches, she was very active in childrens work, boys and girls/youth fellowship, Sunday school, vacation church school, camp programs and in committee work. During that time, she served as secretary of the Local Church Board and the Sunday School Council. She was the church organist and pianist, one of her numerous talents. She audited courses in psychology, music, and Christian Education. She was also bilingual, speaking English and Spanish. With Audelias busy schedule as a Pastors wife, there was always time for her six children. She was a wonderful, most loving and caring Mother and Grandmother. Amongst her numerous talents, she was an excellent seamstress and made time to make Homecoming and Prom dresses for her daughters. She made the wedding dress and brides-maid dresses for one of her daughters weddings. She was her sons biggest fans when it came to athletic events. Audelia and Harold enjoyed attending athletic events their sons took part in. Audelia liked music and loved to play the piano, organ and enjoyed concerts. She loved reading the Bible, singing, swimming, boating and baking. In 1995, the Lord blessed Audelia and Harold with the opportunity to travel to Israel. Audelia is preceded in death by her son, Philip Carlos Sanchez; daughter, Winona Susan Sanchez; father, Adelaido N. Martinez; mother, Altagracia Martinez; former son-in-law, Marc Stephen Harvey; brothers, Adelaido (A.A.) Martinez II, Audoro Martinez, Sammy Martinez, Alberto Martinez; sister, Adelina Martinez. She is survived by her beloved husband, Harold Estevan; son, Stephen Harold Estevan II; daughter, Rebecca Lois and husband, Dr. Roy Joy; daughters, Elizabeth Quintana Schank, Anita Mae and husband, Mr. David Dotson; sisters Annie Martinez and Albina Webb; grandchildren, Kelly Denise and Nicholas Stephen; numerous nieces and nephews, family and friends who love her dearly and will miss her! Funeral Services will be held at St. Stephens United Methodist Church, 4601 Juan Tabo Blvd., NE with Burial to follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd. NE. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE, (505) 764-9663.
May 17, 1941 - October 24, 2014
Marcy C Montano, 73, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was preceded in death by her parents. Gertrude Perea and Robert Serna. Daughter Bernadine Montano, Son Alan Montano. Sister Germaine Perea and Brother Alfred Perea. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years Juan Montano. Two Sons Carlos Montano and wife Alfie, Marvin Montano and Wife Renee. Three Daughters: Germaine Maestas and husband Steve, Vivian Montano and Antonia Aguilera. Twenty grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren. Her sisters Pam Casias of Albuquerque and Renetta Bauch of Houston. Several Aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Catholic Rosary will be recited at Holy Rosary Catholic Church on Wednesday October 29, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. 5415 Fortuna Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Mass will be Thursday October 30, 2014 at St. Therese Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. 300 Mildred NW Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107. Burial will take place after mass at Mt Calvary Cemetery 1900 Edith Blvd NE Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home. 225 San Mateo NE, (505) 764-9663.
July 26, 1954 - October 22, 2014
A much-loved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Bertram Wayne Armstead, 60, of Albuquerque, NM passed away peacefully at his home October 22, 2014. He bravely fought a good fight, he kept the faith, he won the race. Bert was born July 26, 1954 in Marlin, Texas, to Roberta and Riley Armstead. He attended school in Albuquerque and later went on to serve in the US Army where he was stationed in Monterey, CA. After his military service he mastered his skills in tile work and became an independent contractor, which took him to Rhode Island, Oklahoma, Colorado and finally back to New Mexico. Bert was a unique soul, with a quick wit and he enjoyed making others laugh. He was preceded in death by his parents and leaves behind his wife Patricia, son Nathan and wife Terra, stepchildren, Tanya and spouse Brent, Jacque and spouse Mario, Glen and spouse Chelsea, 14 grandchildren, Donovan, Madison, Evan, Jordan, Chardenay, Ariana, Natalie, Orion, Carina, Kylie, William, Hadley, Sofia, and Leila, 4 sisters and 1 brother, Jewel, Berta and spouse Aaron, Hazel, Marsha and spouse Darrell, Lerry and spouse Clarica, many nieces and nephews and host of friends. Cremation has taken place and a private memorial is planned for a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Bertram's name to Gentiva Hospice to whom the family extends its gratitude. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home, 225 San Mateo NE, (505)764-9663.
A Fallen Limb
A limb has fallen from the family tree.
I keep hearing a voice that says, "Grieve not for me.
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.
The good life I lived while I was strong.
Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you.
Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.
My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest.
Remembering all, how I truly was blessed.
Continue traditions, no matter how small.
Go on with your life, don't worry about falls.
I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin.
Until the day comes when God brings us together again."
August 26, 1958 - October 21, 2014
Jimmy James Munoz, age 56, departed this life on October 21, 2014, at his home in Albuquerque, NM, with his loving family by his side. He was born August 26, 1958, in Crosbyton, TX, to Louis and Ophelia Munoz and resided in Albuquerque, NM, with his partner, Debbie Mirabal. Jimmy graduated from Ralls High School in Ralls, TX, in 1976 and worked as a truck driver for MT Trucking in Albuquerque. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ophelia Munoz. Those left to mourn his passing are his partner, Debbie Mirabal; her children, Craig and Victoria, of Albuquerque; his maternal grandmother, Ernestina Silva, of Ralls, TX; his father, Louis Munoz, of Ralls, TX; his sisters, Josie Martinez, Joanne Castillo, and Jo Linda Cruz, and his nieces and nephews, Randy, Jennifer, Renee, Nicole, and Anna Marie, all of Lubbock. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at the Riverside Funeral Home on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Following the memorial service, a family gathering will be held at 5:00 at VFW Post 100, 401 Candelaria, in Alququerque. Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque, 225 San Mateo Blvd. NE, (505) 764-9663.