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Mary Bencomo

Died : Dec 01, 2023

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Albuquerque, NM

Mary Bencomo, age 91, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away on December 1, 2023. Mrs. Bencomo is survived by her husband of seventy-two years, Basilio Bencomo; five children, Basilio B. Bencomo and wife, Erminia, Raynaldo G. Bencomo and wife, Vicki, Loretta Bencomo, Victor Bencomo and wife, Judy, Cynthia Baca and husband, Charles; eleven grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Services for Mrs. Bencomo are pending.

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CW4 Alfred H. Baye

Sep 01, 1922 - Feb 24, 2024

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Albuquerque, NM

CW4 Alfred H. Baye September 1, 1922- February 24, 2024Alfred Henry Baye , the son of Helena and Sylvan Baye, was born in Philip, South Dakota on Friday, September 1, 1922. He lived on his parents homestead in Haakan County and later attended Phillip High School where he fell in love with Ida Eileen McDaniel.He enlisted in the US Army in December 1940 and in 1942 Eileen joined him at Camp Crowder. They were married Friday, April 10, 1942. He served on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands during WWII and subsequently at Ft. Lee,VA; Sandia Base, NM; Killeen Base; TX; Seneca Army Depot ; NY; Pirmasens, Germany; Joliet Arsenal, Il; Redstone Arsenal, AL and Naval Magazine, Guam..Alfred was a member of the 38 Engineer Battalion, the first military Nuclear Weapon Company in the World . He was a member of the team that tested, assembled and detonated nuclear devices on Eniwetoke Atoll. This was a test to confirm the competence of the military to assemble, test and maintain nuclear weapons. He was the last of the Sandia Pioneers.He retired as a Warrant Officer W4 and made his home with Eileen in Albuquerque, NM. During his Army career he was awarded the Legion of Merit and Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the American Defense Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. His greatest pride was that he served in the U.S. Army.He completed his professional career as Senior Engineer for GTE Communication Systems in Albuquerque from 1971-1986.After more that 60 years together his wife Eileen preceded him in death on Thursday, October 6, 2005. Alfred married Doris Fulmer in 2006 and they also resided in Albuquerque until she passed in 2007.Grateful for having shared his life are his children Patricia Kaveney and her husband Alan of Joliet, Illinois, David Baye and his wife Margriet of Woodland Park, Colorado, Kathleen McCrohan and her husband John of Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Teresa Kelley and Michael Kimbro of Scottsdale, Arizona; eleven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Charles Lee; his sisters Rosalie Keelin and Katherine Moss; and three brothers, Francis Baye, Edmund Baye and Joseph Baye.A Memorial Mass will be said at the VA Hospital Chapel on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at 11:30 a.m., followed by Rosary.Burial will be on Friday, March 8, 2024 at Black Hills National Cemetery, near Sturgis, South Dakota.

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Peggy Jo (Harbin) Lee

Oct 05, 1944 - Feb 25, 2024

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Albuquerque, NM

Peggy Jo (Harbin) Lee passed away on February 25, 2024 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the age of 79. Peggy was born on October 5, 1944 in Clinton, Oklahoma to Albert Leroy and Fannie Jewel Harbin. She graduated from the Singapore American School in 1962 and married her high school sweetheart, David Lee, in Sydney, Australia in 1964. David and Peggy resided in Sydney for several years before moving to Albuquerque, NM. They subsequently lived in Phoenix, AZ, Simi Valley, CA, Beijing, Hong Kong, and again in Singapore before eventually ending up back in Albuquerque. Peggy had a deep love for the beauty of the Southwest. Peggy moved from Texas to Singapore with her parents at the age of 16 and proceeded to travel to over sixty countries during her lifetime. She was an adventurous traveler, remarkable cook and hostess, and active member of her church. But her most cherished role was that of devoted wife, mother, and disciple of Jesus Christ. Peggy did administrative work in her young married years, but once her firstborn arrived she dedicated all her time and energy to nurturing her children and family. In time, she also poured herself into others in many ways. Active in many Churches of Christ throughout her life, most recently the Montgomery Blvd Church of Christ, she taught classes, helped with various ministries, and became a spiritual mentor to many.Peggy loved the Lord with her whole heart and was beloved by everyone who knew her. Her children, grandchildren-her entire extended family-and all who knew her will remember her as the epitome of patience, gentleness, and kindness. She was generous beyond measure. She freely opened her home throughout the years. She was a loving wife, mother, and sister all of her days.Peggy is survived by her husband of 59 years, David Lee; her son, Paul Lee; her daughter, Rebecca (Lee) Debenport and husband, Russ; grandchildren, Kate and Jack Debenport; sister, Bee (Harbin) Bloeser; nieces, nephews, numerous cousins, and many, many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her mother and father.The memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 1 p.m. at the Montgomery Blvd Church of Christ, with a reception to follow at the church. Buddy Mills will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Peggy's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Albuquerque Christian Children's Home.The family would like to thank the Neuroscience ICU UNMH staff members who showed such attentive care to her and the family in her final days and hours.

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Metztli Ortiz

Feb 20, 2024 - Feb 25, 2024

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Albuquerque, NM

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our beautiful baby girl, Metztli Ortiz, on Feb 25, 2024. She entered this world on Feb 20, 2024 to parents Victor Ortiz and Suzette Gallegos.Although short, the time Metztli had given to all of her family will be something we will cherish forever. Her soul was too beautiful for this world.Please help bring our baby to rest on March 15th, 2024 at French Funerals and Cremations, located at 9300 Golf Course Rd NW Albuquerque, NM 87114. The visitation/viewing time will be from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm with burial to follow at Vista Verde Cemetery located at 4310 Sara Rd, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 at 1 pm.We ask everyone to wear either white, pink, or purple instead of black.

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Lucy Urrutia

Jul 06, 1927 - Feb 28, 2024

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Albuquerque, NM

Lucy Urrutia, our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt passed away on Wednesday, February 28th, 2024 at age 96. She was born Wednesday, July 6th 1927 in Prescott, Arizona. Lucy was devoted to her family, friends and neighbors. She adored her animals (dogs and birds) and found joy tending to her garden. Lucy lovingly prepared delicious meals served to family and friends over the years. Her determination and devotion to her faith was evident throughout her life. The absence of her beloved husband, Conrado, weighed deeply in her heart.Lucy is survived by her cherished family including her daughter, son, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and beloved friends. We will miss you forever in our hearts. Love, Your Familia.

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Paul Santillanes

Oct 25, 1971 - Feb 21, 2024

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Albuquerque, NM

Paul Santillanes, a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, was born on October 25, 1971 to Rose Santillanes and Pete Garcia. Our beloved brother, father, grandfather and friend passed away on Wednesday February 21,2024. Paul will be remembered as a compassionate and loyal person, who was humorous and extremely kind hearted. He was always dancing and his beautiful smile will be truly missed. Paul devoted himself to his lifelong companion Ilene Garcia whom he lost in 2011. He loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren and his family. He had many skills and mostly enjoyed drawing. He is survived by his brother Robert Santillanes, daughters Nicole Sanchez, and Amanda Santillanes, son Paul Santillanes Jr, grandsons Santino Davenport, Jacob Davenport, Robert Gallegos, Johnny Gallegos, Jayden Santillanes, Isaac Gallegos, Eli Gallegos,and granddaughter Ammarie Santillanes as well as numerous other family members and friends who loved and will miss him dearly. The mass will be held at St Therese of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church, 3424 4th St NW on Friday March 8,2024 at 9:00AM, with the burial mass to be preceded at 10:00 at Pajarito Cemetery off of Coors and Pajarito Rd SW. Arrangements by Trujillo Family Funeral Home 110 Alvarado Drive SE Albuquerque, NM 87108505-433-7747

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Charlene Renee Lee Brown

Jul 22, 1976 - Feb 23, 2024

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Albuquerque, NM

It is with love and sadness that we announced the homegoing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, friend, coworker, and acquaintance. Charlene Renee Lee Brown was born to Charles RL Brown and Vivian Doris (Clay/Brown) Smith in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was the youngest sibling in her family and was adored by everyone.She graduated from Manzano High School and Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute with a certificate in Phlebotomy. she recently received her New Mexico Real Estate license. **Family** Charlene bore two children, Tahja and Dehja Bastian and had two grandchildren.She loved deeply and looked forward to her upcoming nuptials to her fiancé' Bruce. **Train up a child** Charlene was a lifelong and faithful member of the Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church of Albuquerque, NM, where both her parents and grandparents served, and her family attended. She accepted the Lord at an early age and served in the following capacities: Sunday School teacher, Youth Director, Trustee Board member, Media Director, Senior Women's Ministry helper and Custodian. Her years of service at Mount Olive may have ended but her impact will reign for years to come. Charlene was employed by Greystar Property Management for 10 yrs, serving the New Mexico and Nevada markets. She also had limited experience in medical care and janitorial services. **Legacy** Charlene had an infectious smile and was a ray of sunshine. She had a shy and quiet temperament but, that was not to be mistaken for weakness. She loved to eat and shop and was an adventurer. She was organized and meticulous in her everyday work.An unexpected and brief illness took Charlene from us on February 23, 2024. Charlene was preceded in homegoing by her parents, Charles, and Vivian; her grandparents Rev. Robert Lee/Madeline Brown and Sylvester/Doretha (Wilson) Clay; her sisters: Marceleta Sutton, Dorinda Powell, Diedra Furbush and Merele Harston; her brothers: Charles RL Brown Jr. and Darryl Brown. Charlene leaves to mourn her absence, her daughters, Tajha and Dejha Bashton; her grandchildren: Malikai and Elehya; and the love in her life, Bruce Jefferson. Also missing her presence are her sisters: MaryJo Brown, Divana Harston, and Journey Karla Harston; and her brother Mark Brown.Saddened by her departure are her uncle: Rodney (Lydia) Clay; her aunts: Patricia Martin and Annie Rahman. Additionally, she leaves to mourn a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends. **Remembrance**Homegoing services will be held on March 8, 2024, at 11am in the Sanctuary of Bethlehem Baptist Church (5915 Bluewater Rd NW) in Albuquerque, NM. Charlene worked hard at anything she put her hands to. She could be called upon in times of need. We are confident that she will hear the words of the Savior, "well done thou good and faithful servant."

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Refugio Fierro Arreola

Jul 04, 1964 - Feb 25, 2024

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Albuquerque, NM

Refugio "Cuco" Fierro Arreola was born to Alfonso and Onesima Fierro in Durango, Mexico. In the 1980’s he moved to Albuquerque and started working; he then got married and had a family.Cuco was a very hard worker, and he prided himself in helping extended family and providing for his children. He made a lot of friends in his lifetime here, and he enjoyed having visitors at his home. Cuco was a great cook on the grill, he also enjoyed eating, dancing, fishing and walking in the Bosque. Cuco had many nieces and nephews and he really enjoyed spending time with them, always making good memories with his family.Cuco is survived by his children Jose Fierro, Angelica Fierro (Saul Tovali) and Refugio Fierro Jr.; his siblings Cristina Fierro, Martin Fierro, Abelino Fierro, Cornelio Fierro, Emigdio Fierro, Jose Fierro, Adela Fierro, Anamaria Fierro, Julio Fierro and Jose Antonio Fierro and his grandchild Victor Tovali.Cuco is preceded in death by his parents Alfonso and Onesima Fierro, siblings Celia Fierro and Angelica Fierro.Pallbearers are Jose Fierro, Refugio Fierro Jr., Tomas, Ismael Quintana, Martin Fierro Jr., and Jose Antonio Fierro.Services to be held Thursday, March 7, 2024, at Strong Thorne Mortuary, 1100 Coal Ave SE, ABQ, NM 87106, starting with a viewing at 12:00 PM, followed by a Rosary at 4:00 PM. Services will then continue Friday, March 8, 2024, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 412 Stover Ave SW, ABQ, NM 87102 with a Mass at 10:00 AM and followed by an 11:30 AM Interment at San Jose de Armijo Cemetery, 2957 Arenal Rd SW, ABQ, NM 87121.

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Omar Portillo Jurado

Jan 01, 1994 - Feb 28, 2024

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Albuquerque, NM

Omar Portillo Jurado, age 29, born in Phoenix, Arizona and a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away on February 28, 2024. Omar is survived by his wife of eleven years, Karen Ocampo Portillo; children, Damian Portillo, Diego Portillo and Maylani Portillo; his partner, Jenny Alvarado; parents, Roque Portillo, and Alba Jurado; siblings, Francisco Portillo, Lilia Jurado, Cindy Prieto, Junior Portillo, Hugo Prieto; grandmothers, Lilia Romero, and Graciela Martinez; grandfather, Juan Portillo; uncles, Ignacio Jurado, Mauricio Jurado, Jesus Jurado; aunts, Elia Portillo, and Sonia Portillo. Date and times for the services are pending.

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Luz Elena Valenzuela

Died : Feb 29, 2024

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Albuquerque, NM

Luz Elena "Chapiz" Valenzuela, age 60, born in Guazaparez, Chihuahua, Mexico and a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away on February 29, 2024. Luz is survived by her husband of forty years, Hector Valenzuela Sr.; children, Hector Valenzuela Jr. and wife, Lia Valenzuela, Daisy Valenzuela and husband, Angel Varela, Claudio Valenzuela, Lludivia Valenzuala and husband Edgar Erives, Jazmine Valenzuela, Theresa Cordova; grandchildren, Sean Valenzuela, Destiny Valenzuela, Ethan Valenzuela, Jayden Valenzuela, Jeovanni Erives, Serenity Varela, Xzavien Erives, Jaziah Erives, Joshua Varela, Edgar Ivan Erives, Arianna Erives, Baby Varela Valenzuela. Will be loved and missed by many friends and family. Thank you to all our friends and family for your loving support and prayers during this difficult time. We love you all. A Visitation for Luz will be held Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 12:00pm-7:00pm, A Service for Luz will begin at 7:00pm at Templo Rey de Justicia. A Final Service on Friday, March 8, 2024 at 10:00am at Templo Rey de Justicia located at 2828 Blanford Rd SW with burial to follow at Sunset Memorial Cemetery 924 Menual Blvd NE. Pallbearers will be Hector Valenzuela Jr., Claudio Valenzuela, Edgar Erivez, Angel Varela, Sean Valenzuela, Hector Valezuela Sr. and Honorary Pallbearer, Ernesto Payan Varela. Luz Elena "Chapiz" Valenzuela, de 60 años, nacida en Guazaparez, Chihuahua, México y residente de Albuquerque, Nuevo México, falleció el 29 de febrero de 2024. A Luz le sobreviven su esposo durante cuarenta años, Héctor Valenzuela Sr.; hijos, Hector Valenzuela Jr. y esposa, Lia Valenzuela, Daisy Valenzuela y esposo, Angel Varela, Claudio Valenzuela, Lludivia Valenzuala y esposo Edgar Erives, Jazmine Valenzuela, Theresa Codova; nietos, Sean Valenzuela, Desteny Valenzuela, Ethan Valenzuela, Jayden Valenzuela, Jeovanni Erives, Serenity Varela, Xzavien Erives, Jaziah Erives, Joshua Varela, Edgar Ivan Erives, Arianna Erives, Baby Varela Valenzuela. Será amada y extrañada por muchos amigos y familiares. Gracias a todos nuestros amigos y familiares por su amoroso apoyo y oraciones durante este momento difícil. Los queremos a todos. Un Velorio Funerario para Luz se llevarán a cabo Jueves, 7 de Marzo del 2024 a las 12:00pm-7:00pm, el Servico sera a las 7:00pm en Templo Rey de Justicia 2828 Blanford Rd SW. Un Servico Final se llevar acabo el viernes, 8 de Marzo del 2024 a las 10:00am en Templo Rey de Justicia y el entierro se realizará en Sunset Memorial Cemetery 924 Menual Blvd NE. Los portadores del féretro serán Héctor Valenzuela Jr., Claudio Valenzuela, Edgar Erivez, Angel Varela, Sean Valenzuela, Héctor Valezuela Sr. y el portador honorario del féretro, Ernesto Payán Varela. Quedan pendientes fechas y horarios de los servicios.

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Corina Amalia Sanchez (Duran)

Died : Feb 18, 2024

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Albuquerque, NM

Corina Amalia Sanchez (Duran), age 86, born in Duran, New Mexico and a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, passed away on February 18, 2024. Mrs. Sanchez is survived by her children, Debbie Giguere, John Baca, and Yvonne Rosales; grandchildren, Johnny Baca, Robert Padilla, Tiffany Gabaldon, Brittney Salao, Jamie Aguilara, and Jaclyn Padilla; great-grandchildren, Angelina Padilla, Julian Sanchez, Sabrina Sanchez, Karina Salao; several nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband Jose Sanchez, her parents and twelve siblings. Services for Mrs. Sanchez will be held in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW. with burial to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe St. Pallbearers will be, Johnny Baca, Robert Padilla, Mike Duran, Julian Sanchez, Dominic Segura. Date and times for the services are pending.

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