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OBITUARIES Wednesday, December 5, 2007 C12 Albuquerque Journal Edwin C. Hoyt Hollls Alpert UNM Professor Was Often Outspoken Critic Helped Found Society police' and questioned the FBI's right to educate the public," the story leads off. Hoyt was "disturbed" by aspects of the address, titled "Communism in the United States Today," before 6,000 people at Johnson Gym. "Describing Sullivan's views as Hoyt said the FBI official should not be denied the right ot his opinions, but he questioned Sullivan's 'authority in the fields of political philosophy and foreign the story reads. That flap was far from Hoyt's only outspoken moment.

He took on the John Birch Society in 1965, his family said, "asking whether its publicity director was Former political science department chairman was not afraid to criticize government By Lloyd Jojola Journal Staff Writer Edwin C. Hoyt, a University of New Mexico professor emeritus who chaired the political science department during the 1960s, has died. The 91-year-old Brunswick, Maine, resident died Nov. 20 after a fall, his family said. Hoyt taught at UNM from 1960 to 1985, first focusing on Soviet politics and the Cold War, and later in the 1970s on international law.

Throughout his career, Hoyt's family remembered him as a "defender of the United Nations and an advocate of internationalism," and said his words occasionally stirred controversy in the community, particularly during the Vietnam War. A November 1961 Journal story told of how Hoyt questioned a speech given on campus by Assistant FBI Director William C. Sullivan. "A University of New Mexico government professor Thursday termed the Federal Bureau of Investigation a 'national political "It was sort of an ideal fit for him," Will Hoyt said of the move to UNM. "They were needing to kind of clean house in the political science department, and they needed someone with expertise in Russian studies.

He'd been working on that at Ann Arbor, and he had attended the Russian Institute in Middlebury, Vermont, directly after coming back from the war." "He was very happy there" in New Mexico, his son said. "I don't know which he talked about more, the Sandia Mountains or the university." Hoyt taught at UNM for 25 years and then wrote the book, "Law and Force in American Foreign Policy," which was published in 1985. While in Albuquerque, Hoyt also was active in environmental causes, his family said. He worked with The Wilderness Society and The Nature Conservancy and led efforts for the city to purchase and protect the Elena Galle-gos Open Space land. Hoyt lived in Berkeley, for a few years in the early 1990s before retiring to Brunswick, his son said.

He is survived by his wife, Lydia Sparrow, of Brunswick; children, Emily, Maria Louisa and Will; and 11 grandchildren. Services were scheduled for Dec. 1 in Brunswick and on Jan. 18 in Brentwood, N.Y. ry.

He and two other professors were taking part in a "teach-in" to voice their criticism. Hoyt talked of how the nation's campuses were "acting as the conscience of the nation" in expressing criticism. "If you disagree with the administration on its policy in Vietnam and you debate the subject, you're accused of giving aid and comfort to the enemy," he was quoted as saying. "I believe the administration resents criticism coming from the campuses." Born in Brentwood, Long Island, N.Y., Edwin C. Hoyt Jr.

earned an undergraduate degree in history and then a law degree from Harvard University. He joined the Army and was a gun commander with an anti-aircraft crew posted in Curacao during World War II, said his son Will Hoyt. "After the war, he served with the Allied military government in Austria, supervising military courts," his son said. Hoyt worked for the District Attorney's Office in New York before earning a doctorate at Columbia University, where he focused on international relations and international law. He taught at Hamilton College in New York, then held a research post at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before arriving at UNM.

By Valerie J. Nelson Los Angeles Times Hollis Alpert, a film critic and author who co-founded the National Society of Film Critics more than 40 years ago in the living room of his New York apartment, has died. He was 91. Alpert died of pneumonia and respiratory failure Nov. 18 at Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Fla.

The society was started in 1966 after Alpert then a critic for the weekly Saturday Review magazine and other reviewers were denied membership in the New York Film Critics Circle, which favored critics who worked for newspapers. Influential critic Pauline Kael, who soon would work for The New Yorker, also played a key role in starting the group, said Richard Schickel, a founding member who was then Life magazine's movie critic. "At the time, there was an enormous stir and fervor about the movies. There was a little shaking of the foundations, and we were kind of at the forefront of that. It was fun," said Schickel, who now reviews for Time magazine, on Monday.

Even though the first members were all New Yorkers, they called themselves a national society because they wrote for publications with national circulation. Today, the group's 60 members also include critics for major daily and weekly newspapers. HOYT: Was a "defender of the United Nations and an advocate of correct in his assertion that a third of United Nations employees were communists." And he proved a vocal critic of U.S. policy in Vietnam. "The U.S.

can't be the policeman of the world and it's better to withdraw from Vietnam now than later when it will be harder and more damaging to our prestige," Hoyt said in a May 1965 Journal sto- DEATHS FUNERALS INDEX Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Alexandria, VA on Thursday, December 6, 2007 from 2 to 4 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at Greenspring Village Chapel, 7420 Spring Village Springfield, VA, on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 12 Noon. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greenspring Benevolent Care Fund, Attn: Philanthropy 7410 Spring Village Springfield, VA in memory of Mary Simpson. SWETMAN Clare C.

Swetman, beloved mother to daughter, Mary Jo; and sons, Mark, JR, and Paul; and wife to Harry for 57 years. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, December 6, 2007, 9:30 a.m., at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7701 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Mass will follow at 10:00 a.m. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505)823-9400 THRASHER-Bobbie Thrasher, 87, went to be with the Lord December 1, 2007.

She was at home with family at her side. She is survived by her husband: Clyde, of 60 years; her two daughters: Beverly Davis and husband, Jim; Pamela Thrasher with Vicki Sanchez; two granddaughters: Danette Tafoya and husband, Richard, and Deanna Shephard; two great-grandsons: Shawn Tafoya and wife, Dimple, and Patrick Tafoya and wife, Chris; and three great-great-grandchildren: Simran, Arjan, and Lily Tafoya and Emma Guil-lory. Life Celebration Service will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the Reflection of Life Chapel (Washington and Cutler NE) followed by interment at 1:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.

Services entrusted to the Salazar family at: REFLECTIONS Funerals Life Celebrations 2400 Washington Street NE 884-5777 Bell, James Mandel Brunelli, Gertrude Chavez, Maria P. Ciluzzi, Joseph S. Clark, Willard D. Cruz, Dennis Victor Charles Davis, Charles G. Diaz, Charles Frank Jr.

Dominguez, Delia T. Dyer, Katherine M. Garcia, Felix Herrera, Deluvina Hill, Margaret Ruth Huntington, Lucille Kite, Louise Pamelya Turner Komonick, William Kroker, Dorothy V. Lawrence, Virginia L. Lucero, Pauline M.

McDonald, Benjamin Miera, Sally G. Murray-Reilly, B. Louise Nichols, Joan M. Powdrell, Bernice Prater, Alice Jean Schreifels, Orval Matthew Simpson, Mary C. Swetman, Clare C.

Thrasher, Bobbie Torres, Tomasita Wheeler, Lucille Edith Zeni, Chuck BELL James Mandel Bell, age 67, passed away in his home in Tome, NM on Monday morning, November 26, 2007. Mandel was born January 16, 1940 in Albuquerque, and after stints in the US Coast Guard and the US Navy, went to work as a metal fabricator in Illinois. He returned to New Mexico and ran his own metal fabrication operation until his retirement. He was known by his many friends and family for his kindness and generosity. His mother, Olive Mc-Caskill Bell; his two children, Eddie Bell and Mandie Bell; four grandchildren; six brothers; and two sisters, all of Albuquerque, survive Man-del.

There will be a Memorial Celebration of Mandel's life on December 29, 2007 at the Tanoan Country Club, 10801 Academy Rd. NE, from 1-5 p.m. Those who knew Mandel are invited to join his family in remembering him. cember 3, 2007. He is survived by his sister, Margaret Clark; brother, Paul Clark and wife, Marty; nieces, Terry Fanning and husband, Jerry, Roni Harness, Jerri Kendall and husband, Jim, Donna Martinez and husband, Mitchell; nephew, James Gardner; and several other extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Frederica Clark; and brothers, Ward Clark, and Gene Clark. Wil-lard worked at Sandia National Labs for 32 years and retired in 1983. He served in the US Army Medical Corp. during World II in China, India and Burma. He spent much of his free time reading and painting in watercolor and oils.

Friends and family may visit Monday, December 10, 2007 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, University Chapel. Services will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 10:00 a.m. at French Mortuary. Interment will follow at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505)843-6333 CRUZ Dennis Victor Charles Cruz passed away Saturday, December 1, 2007 in Albuquerque at the age of 21. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at St. Therese Catholic Church were the Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Fair-view Memorial Park.

Arrangements: by: Salazar Sons Mortuary 400 Third St. SW 247-4124 DAVIS-Charles G. Davis, 91, of Albuquerque, passed away, December 3, 2007. Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 100 Coal Ave.SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505842-8800 DIAZ-Charles Frank Diaz Jr. (Bandido Chuckie), 42, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on December 1, 2007.

Bandido Chuckie is the beloved son to Eva Munoz and husband, Vicente. Bandido Chuckie is also survived by one daughter, Angelica Tapia and husband, Filiberto; three sons, Carlos, Charles, and Fabian; three sisters, Elizabeth Ayende and husband, Walter, Evangelina Lopez, Adelina Roberts and husband, Travis; his fiancee, Rose Garcia; two grandchildren, Santiago C. Tapia and Nautica Tapia and one on the way; his aunt, Gloria Snyder and her family; many other extended family members including the 'World Wide Brotherhood-Bandidos M.C." Bandido Chuckie was preceded in death by his father, Charles Frank Diaz Sr. Visitation for Bandido Chuckie will be Friday, December 7, 2007, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel. Final visitation will be Saturday morning, December 8, 2007, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the Rio Grande Baptist Church, 2121 Gun Club SW, with a Funeral Service to be held at 10:00 a.m. by Pastor John Boggs.

Interment will follow at the Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Walter Ayende, Jacob Flores, Jonathan Flores, Filiberto Tapia, Travis Roberts, Carlos Garza, and Robert Tenorio. In lieu of flowers, please make any contributionsdonations to his mother, Eva. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr.SW 243-7861 DOMINGUEZ Delia T. Dominguez (Dee Dee Girl) DOB October 15, 1931 born Santa Fe, NM -age 76 died December 2, 2007.

Our beloved wife, mother sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. She is at peace with her beloved parents Frank and Teresa Lovato; her husband, Fred Dominguez; son, Ricky Dominguez; brothers, Del, Jerry; and sister, Betty Lovato. Resident of Albuquerque, NM born in Santa Fe, NM and raised her children in California. Passed away on December 2, 2007 with loving family at her side. Her memory will remain forever with her daughter, Cathleen G.

Layton; son, Robert Eddie Dominguez; grandchildren, Daja with husband, Gabriel Gallegos, Wesley F. Dominguez, Melissa with husband, Phillip Guzman, Melinda with husband, Alex Sanchez and Jasmine Dominguez; with eight greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Sister Donnie Lovato was the caregiver for her and the family, the lifeline, she kept the family together with love. Brothers Nestor, Gilbert, Frank, Edson, Ross and Tony Lovato; sisters Lydia Lujian, Lorraine Lovato and Mary and Emilio Trujillo; with numerous nephews, nieces and cousins. Message to mom "You fought with all your might with dignity and perseverance until God knew the warrior was becoming tired and it was time to put your shield down and rest" You did it all! Services- Santuario de Guadalupe in Santa Fe, NM Thursday December 6, 2007 10:30 a.m.

Burial- National Cemetery Santa Fe, NM December 6, 2007 11:30 a.m. Thank You Nava DYER KATHERINE M. Ms. Katherine M. Dyer, 76, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on December 4, 2007.

Katherine is survived by her beloved children, Patricia Dyer-Torres, Dennis Dyer, Denise Dyer, Dixon Dyer and Debra Dyer; three grandchildren, Larissa Dyer-Sandoval and husband Jeremy, Carmen Torres and Amanda Dyer; two greatgrandchildren, Alysianna Sandoval and Lorianna Sandoval. Visitation will be Saturday, December 8, 2007 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Blake Road Baptist Church, 1704 Blake Rd. SW, with a Funeral Service at 2:00 p.m.

Cremation has taken place and interment of cremains will take place at a later date. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr.SW 243-7861 GARCIA Felix Garcia. The family would like to thank all of their relatives and friends who attended the Funeral Services. They would also like to express their gratitude for all the love, care and compassion that has been shown them. Arrangements: Salazar Sons Mortuary 400 Third St.

SW 247-4124 2007. Join us in a celebration of life ceremony. Friday, December 7, 2007 1 p.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetary Chapel (821-0800). Delores, Dor-othy and Denise.

HILL Margaret Ruth Hill, 87, a resident of Albuquerque since 1950, died Sunday, December 2, 2007. She is survived by five sons, Wayne Hill and wife, Dona of San Angelo, TX, Glenn Hill and wif Charlene of Williams, Max Hill and wife, Latricia, Larry Hill and wife, Patsy, and Terry Hill and wife, Dawn, all of Albuquerque; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Boyd and husband, Jim of Bloomfield, NM, Martha Clavel and husband, Calvin of Eagle Butte, SD; brother, Bill Myers and wife, Helen of Los Alamos, NM. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, J. Howard Hill in 2005. Ruth was born and raised in Mills, NM and attended the Western Business School in Albuquerque where she met Howard and they married in 1939.

They settled in the town of Edge-wood, NM until 1950 when they relocated to Albuquerque. Friends may visit French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Services will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.

at Chester T. French Memorial Mausoleum at Sunset Memorial Park, 924 Menaul NE. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 505.275.3500 HUNTINGTON Lucille Huntington passed away at home on December 1, 2007 in Los Lunas, NM.

She was born November 19, 1915 in Selah, WA. She married Allen Huntington in 1940 and had two daughters, Judy and Jane. They spent 19 years in South America where Allen worked on dams and tunnels. Lucille home schooled her daughters, went hunting and fishing, rode horse back, gardened, and entertained. They retired to Belen, NM in 1971 and enjoyed golf, bridge and traveling.

Lucille shot her first hole-in-one at age 72. They alternated trips in their RV with trips around the world. Lucille continued to travel extensively after Allen died and eventually visited 35 countries. She was a 60 year member of Eastern Star and was active in the Masonic Widows who sewed quilts that were given to Casa de los Ninos and the veterans, among others. She is survived by her daughters, Judy Coley of Los Lunas, NM and Jane Huntington of Kona, HI; her granddaughter, Gay Guajardo and her husband, Edward; two great-grandchildren, Jesse and Gabriela Guajardo of Los Lunas, NM; and many beloved friends.

There will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, December 8, 2007 from noon to 5 p.m., at the home of Judy Coley in Los Lunas. Call 864-8906 for directions. KITE-Louise Pamelya Turner Kite, 93, of Gran Quivira, NM, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2007 in Albuquerque, NM. Louise was born December 26, 1913 to Jones and Myrtle (Russell) Turner in Emory, TX. She was the oldest of 13 children.

She married Jack L. Kite on May 19th and was married for 74 years and 11 months at the time of his death. They had four children, Jackie Louise Kite who preceded her in death at the age of 62. Louis Kite and wife, Bea of Carlsbad, NM; Melvin Kite and wife, Carol of Kingman, AZ; Paul Kite and wife, Gale of Mountain-air, NM. She is also survived by three sisters, Pauline Trout of Belen, NM; Essie Joe Chappel of Kingman, AZ and Julia Meadlock if Kingman, AZ.

Louise was also blessed by 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-greatgrandchildren. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and a devoted Christian and a life long member of the Gran Quivira Church. She will be missed dearly by all. A viewing will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2007 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

at the Harris-Hanlon Mortuary Chapel in Mountainair, NM. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Gran Quivira Church, Darrell Roberts will be officiating. Interment will follow at White Lakes Cemetery. Pallbearers are Mike Brazil, Johnny Perea, Jodie Anglin, Matthew Connell, Eppy Paez, and Tracy Kite.

Honorary pallbearers will be Colvin Connell, Mark Lewis, grandsons, and great-grandsons. Arrangements entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary (505)832-6130 "Our Family Serving Your Family" KOMONICK-William "Bill" Komonick, born 1921 in Brooklyn, NY, beloved son of Catherine Slawski Komonick and Martin Komonick, passed away on November 30, 2007. A resident of Albuquerque since 1970, he was in the painters and Allied Workers Union, Local 823 until his retirement at the age of 70. The love of his life was his wife, Ksenia (Jennie), who he was married to for 67 years. He is survived by his daughter, Mary-ann Cavallaro; grandchildren, Bret, Kristen and Greg Cavallaro; great-grandchildren, Mason, Ethan, and Ryan Cavallaro, and Noralee Thompson.

He was preceded in death William Jr. who passed away in 1999. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be remembered always by his family and friends. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.

at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School Rd. Aspen Funeral Alternatives 1935 Juan TaboNE Albuquerque, NM 87112 505-323-9000 KROKER-Dorothy V. Kroker, 86, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2007. She is survived by her children, George Kroker and wife, Leslie of LaCrosse, WI, Linda Bianchi and husband, Roy, of Sleepy Hollow, IL, Jeanne Guer-drum and husband, George, of Albuquerque, NM, and Kathleen Fleshren and husband, Bruce of Mascoutah, IL; seven grandchildren, Jonathan Guerdrum, Geoffrey Guerdrum, Louis Bianchi, Anna Bianchi, Molly Kroker, Elizabeth Kroker, and Kristi Kroker; and several other relatives and friends.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Fannie Prior. She was born on March 20, 1921 in Toledo, Ohio. Dorothy served in the Armed Forces in WWII. She was an Army Nurse at the 20th General Hospital in India. Later, in 1968, she moved with her family to Albuquerque.

She then began work at the VA Hospital as a nurse. Dorothy worked there until her retirement in 1989. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel on Monday, December 10, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.

En-nichement of cremated remains will take place at a later date at Santa Fe National Cemetery. French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505)823-9400 LAWRENCE-VIRGINIA L. Longtime Sacramento resident, Virginia L. Lawrence, 92, passed away December 1, 2007 in Albuquerque, NM where she had resided the past six years.

Virginia is survived by her son, Brit and his wife, Debra of Chama, NM; by her granddaughter, Michelle Mulkey and her husband, Duane and great-grandchildren, Karlee and Garrett of Albuquerque; by her grandson, Rocky Lawrence and his wife, Kelly; and great-grandchildren, Ashlyn and Braeden of Albuquerque; by her nieces, Denice Shipp, Adra Ann Ames and Margaret Hart of Sacramento; and by her wonderful friend, Amelia Scivier, of the Village of Alameda in Albuquerque. In Sacramento, Virginia worked for the General Electric Company for over 30 years. She was an enthusiastic volunteer for the Los Ninos Service League for many years. She also traveled extensively and had visited every continent. Virginia will always be loved and respected for her success in life.

She will be remembered most for her dedication to her family. A Memorial Service will be held at East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback lane, Sacramento, CA on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Virginia's name to the Los Ninos Service league, 2760 Sutterville Road, 95820 LUCERO Pauline M. Lucero of Albuquerque went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 30, 2007. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Garcia Mortuary, 717 Stover Avenue SW, 243-5222, MCDONALD-Benjamin McDonald, 85, passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2007 after a courageous flight against cancer. He is survived by his beautiful wife of 49 years, Lottie; one daughter; three sons; his wonderful grandchildren; great-grandchildren; his brother; sister, and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Ben's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 7, 2007 at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd.

NE. Interment will follow. Ben's family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Presbyterian Kaseman Hospice, 8100 Constitution NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110, or to a charity of your choice. "Until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand." Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE Albuquerque, NM 87103 (505)821-0010 MIERA Sally G.

Miera, also known by many as Mama Sally, went to the Lord on December 1, 2007 after a long battle with Parkinson and Dementia. She was born June 6, 1928 in San Mateo, NM where she was also raised. She will be greatly missed by her loving family. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

in the Carlisle Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services. An evening Service will follow at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, December 5, 2007 at El Buen Samaritano United Methodist Church, 700 Granite Ave. NW, Rev. Rodolfo and Deacon Max Cisneros officiating.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at First Methodist Church, 510 N. First Street, Grants, NM. Interment will follow at San Mateo Cemetery in San Mateo, NM. Pallbearers will be Anthony, Gerald and Ruben Gurule, Melanie and Frankie Estrada, and Lorenzo Miera.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the remaining grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Daniels Family Funeral Services 3113 Carlisle Blvd.NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-884-1188 MURRAY-REILLY B. LOUISE Dr. B. Louise Murray-Reilly, a former Dean of the School of Nursing the University of New Mexico died Friday, November 30, 2007 in Albuquerque.

She was 90 years old. Survivors include her nephews, Bruce Harmon of Corvallis, OR and Richard Walker of Scottsdale, AZ; niece, Karen Harmon of Albuquerque; her special friend, Elsie Morosin; and many other friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Neal and Theresa Murray; and her three sisters, Mary Francis Parrott, Kathleen Walker, and Eileen Harmon; and two nephews, Daniel "Kim" Harmon and Nick Harmon. Dr. Louise Murray-Reilly was born April 9, 1917 in Portland, OR as the fourth daughter of Neal Vincent and Theresa Lugar Murray.

She attended school in Portland and graduated from Grant High School. She continued her education at the University of Portland as a member of its first nursing class. In 1938, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Nursing. In 1950, she received a Master's of Nursing from the University of Washington and in 1962, she was awarded her Doctorate of Education from Columbia University in New York.

Prior to coming to New Mexico and UNM in the fall of 1969, Dean Murray-Reilly progressed through the academic ranks to Professor and Director, Maternal and Child Nursing at University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She also held a joint appointment as Instructor and Supervisor of the Pediatric Unit at King County Hospital and Instructor of Nursing at the Child Health Center, University of Washington. She also had experience as a staff nurse and head nurse in both Oregon and California. Her love was the teaching of nursing and being in the classroom with her students. Dr.

Murray-Reilly became the Dean of the College of Nursing in the fall of 1969. In an interview before leaving this position, she was asked to name one of the highlights of her career and she replied, "It would have to be the satisfaction of seeing a new nursing facility designed to accommodate an innovative curriculum become a reality." Together she and the Dean William Hadley of the College of Pharmacy were instrumental in procuring funding for the construction of the much needed Nursing and Pharmacy Building which finally become a reality in 1975. Dr. Murray-Reilly served as the Dean of the College of Nursing for seven years. In 1978, following a year sabbatical, Dr.

Murray-Reilly returned to her principal love of teaching. She retired as professor emeritus in 1982. Louise was an integral part in the guidance of the Republic of the Philippines in the development of its pediatric nursing program. She published extensively and was a respected member, both locally and nationally, of the nursing community. She was a member of many professional organizations, including Sigma Theta Tu, Gamma Sigma Chapter at the University of New Mexico, American Association of Nursing, the New Mexico Nurses' Association, the Visiting Nurses Association, and the Advisory Board for the Rape Crisis Center.

After retirement, she met Joseph Reilly and they were married in August 1988. Louise and Joe spent their years together traveling. Joe passed away November 1993. They were very active members of The Church of the Risen Savior. Louise lived at an independent living facility before moving to Montebello on Academy in July 2003.

A Mass in her honor will be held Friday, December 7, 2007, 9:00 a.m., at John XXIII, 4831 Tramway Ridge Dr. NE. A Celebration of her life will be held Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at 1:00 p.m., at Montebello on Academy, 10500 Academy NE. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 300, Albuquerque, 87111 or to the Albuquerque Community Foundation, P.O.

Box 36960, Albuquerque, 87176-6960. French Mortuary, Inc. 10500 Lomas Blvd.NE 505.275.3500 NICHOLS Joan M. Nichols was born on Aug 1. 1922 in Savannah, MO and died unexpectedly on December 1, 2007.

Joan lived a happy and full life as a long-time Albuquerque resident. She is survived by two daughters, Dr. Linda Kay Nichols of Albuquerque and Dr. Billie Maris Thompson and son-in-law, Dr. Kirk Daniel Thompson of Phoenix, AZ; three grandchildren, Dr.

Kimberly Maris Thompson, Mark Daniel Thompson, and Alisha Nichole Nichols; four greatgrandchildren, Deanna and Nima Badizadegan, Chase and Kayla Thompson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joan celebrated life and will be missed by all. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held at Central United Methodist Church, 201 University NE, at 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 6, 2007. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made in Joan's name to the CUMC Helping Hands Ministry. Daniels Family Funeral Services 7601 Wyoming Blvd.NE Albuquerque, NM 87103 (505)821-0010 POWDRELL-Bernice "Pete" Powdrell, 86, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, passed away on December 2, 2007.

The viewing and visitation will be held on Friday, December 7, 2007 from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services, 7601 Wyoming Blvd. NE. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.

at God's House Church, 2335 Wyoming Blvd. NW. Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services 1100 Coal Ave.SE Albuquerque, NM 87106 505-842-8800 PRATER-ALICE JEAN Ms. Alice Jean Prater, 60, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on November 30, 2007 and is now in Heaven with our Lord. Alice is the beloved sister to James G.

Prater Jr. and wife, Mar-guarite, Tennessee Fields Swann and Roger, William J. Prater, Ruby Prater, Thomas J. Prater and wife, Brenda, Mary M. Bowman, John H.

Prater and Joseph W. Prater; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation will be Thursday, December 6, 2007 at Legacy Church, 7102 Central Ave. NW, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m with a Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m.

by Pastor Jack Conner. Cremation has taken place. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861 SCHREIFELS Orval Matthew Schreifels, 84, a resident of Rio Rancho, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2007. Orval was born on March 9.

1923 in Wetaskiwin, Canada. He was raised in Oklahoma where he met and married his loving wife of 61 years, Millie. Orval served his country proudly in the United States Air Force for 26 years. He served in World War II and the Vietnam War. After retirement from the Air Force, he served as a Federal Security Guard for several years in Albuquerque.

He was an active member of Rio Rancho Covenant Christian Church. His greatest joys came from spending lots of time with his grandchildren, playing cards, dominoes, golf, doing crossword puzzles, and passing along great jokes. Orval was preceded in death by his wife, Millie on November 19, 2007 and one son, Larry. He is survived by his son, Norm and wife, Lisa of Corrales; daughter, Sindy Dorsey of Kentucky; grandchildren, Kristen and Kali Schreifels of Corrales, Michelle Pomles and husband, Chuck of Kentucky, Ronnie and wife, Tracy of Missouri; and six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill and Bob Schreifels; and one sister, Hazel Baril, all of Florida. The visitation will be held on Friday, December 7, 2007 from 9:00 a.m.

until the time of the Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services, 4310 Sara Rio Rancho. Interment will follow in Vista Verde Memorial Park. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 892-9920 SIMPSON-MARY C. On Saturday, December 1, 2007.

Survived by her beloved husband, O.C. Simpson, children, The Rev. Cynthia Simpson, Robert Gary Simpson and Julie Lee Simpson; grandchildren, Jackson Jordan and Jennifer Ols-en. Mary is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends may call at Jefferson TORRES-Tomasita (Tomi) Torres, age 95, very loving mother and grandmother, was called to Eternal Life by the Lord, Sunday, December 2, 2007.

She was born in Socorro, NM in 1912; and was a resident of Albuquerque. Mrs. Torres was preceded in death by her parents, Hijino and Josifita Rivera; five brothers; and one sister; and her husband, Joe, to whom she was married for over 61 years. Mrs. Torres is survived by her loving children, Val Torres and wife, Dee Dee, Joe Torres and wife, Lori, Rusti Torres, Arthur Torres, George Torres and wife, Loretta, Cathy Strilich and husband, Bob; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.

Mrs. Torres will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends. A Rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Final viewing will be Friday morning from 8:00 a.m.

to 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel of Daniels Family Funeral Services-Alameda Mortuary. Funeral Services will be conducted Friday at 9:00 a.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. Interment will follow at Mt.

Calvary Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Rick Torres, Leon Torres, Matthew Torres, Arthur Torres Joey Torres Michael Strilich, and Ryan Strilich. Honorary bearers will be Val Torres, Joe Torres Arthur Torres, George Torres, and Bob Strilich. Funeral Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services Alameda Mortuary 9420 Fourth Street NW (505) 898-3160 WHEELER Lucille Edith Wheeler, 82, a resident of Rio Rancho for the past 25 years, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2007. Lucille was born December 31, 1924 the daughter of Vincent A.

and Lucy Mae Francis Burres in Suffern, NY. She was raised in Stony Point, NY, and a graduate of New York University School of Nursing. She served as an Army nurse during World War II where she was stationed in Kansas. Lucille retired from nursing in 1982. She was a co founder of the Meadowlark Senior Center, where she continued as a volunteer until the time of her death.

She was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was loved by all who knew her. Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Albert V. Wheeler and one daughter, Claire Levitt. She is survived by one son, Vincent Wheeler of Nyack, NY; one granddaughter, Lisa Velarde of Rio Rancho, NM; three greatgrandchildren, Adam Martin, Shanon Velarde, and Amanda Velarde; son-in-law, Donald Levitt of Rio Rancho, NM; and adopted daughter and longtime companion, Diana Akel of Rio Rancho, NM.

The Service for Lucille will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1351 19th Avenue SE, Rio Rancho, with Pastor Erick Redic officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services 4310 Sara Road SE Rio Rancho, New Mexico 87124 892-9920 ZENI Chuck Zeni, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2007. He is survived by his father, Joe Zeni; his brothers, Mike, Doug and his wife, Lauri; his sister, Michelle. A Rosary will be held Thursday, December 6, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.

at French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Mass will take place Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. at Risen Savior Catholic Community, 7901 Wyoming Blvd. NE.

Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE. In lieu of flowers the Family would appreciate that contributions be sent to The American Heart Assoc. of New Mexico, 2201 San Pedro NE, Bldg 2, Suite 102, 87110 or The American Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 300, 87111.

French Mortuary 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505)823-9400 BRUNELLI Gertrude Brunelli, of Trinidad, CO, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2007 in Albuquerque. She is survived by her sister, Sister Ann Pierre Brunelli of Albuquerque; a cousin, Father Clarence Galli of Bernalillo, and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister, Sister Ann Pauline Brunelli. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Albuquerque.

French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 CHAVEZ-MARIA P. Mrs. Maria P. Chavez, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on December 3, 2007, and is now in Heaven with our Lord.

Mrs. Chavez is survived by her daughter, Cathy Wilson and husband, Fletcher; stepdaughter, Josie Barajas and husband, Joe; two sisters, Kella Herrera and Nat-tie Saavedra; a brother, Phil Padilla and wife, Nay; two grandchildren, Angela Smith and husband, Rich and Joe Wilson; step-grandchildren, Betty Vallejos and husband, Albert, Joanne Saine and husband, John, Tommy Barajas, Patrick Barajas and wife, Gayle, and Michael Barajas; several great-grandchildren, great-greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mrs. Chavez was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Chavez; parents, Justiniano and Josefina Padilla; a brother, Max Padilla; and sisters, Sofie Saavedra and Emily Torres; and a step-grandson, Bobby Barajas. Mrs.

Chavez was a member of the Catholic Church. Visitation for Mrs. Chavez will be Thursday evening in the Gabaldon Memorial Chapel from 6:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m.

by Gabriella Nieto. Final visitation will be Friday morning from 8:15 a.m. until 8:45 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11401 Indian School NE, with Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m.

by Father Tom Zot-ter. Pallbearers will be Joe Wilson, Tom Barajas, Ronald Saavedra, Patrick Barajas, Steve Saavedra, and David Padilla. Cremation will follow services and burial of Mrs. Chavez's cremains will take place at a later date at the Polvadera Cemetery. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr.SW 243-7861 CILUZZI Joseph S.

Ciluzzi, 78, born on June 7, 1929, in New York City. Joseph's parents were Salvatore and Marie Ciluzzi. Joseph moved to Belmar, NJ and in 1977 moved to Albuquerque to be near his uncle, Lt. Col. Al Abbott (USA Ret).

Joseph lived at Good Shepard Manor and in 1995 moved into an ARCA home. He will be buried with his parents at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Services will be held on Friday December 7, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel at the Cemetery, and will be conducted by Brother Gerard Sullivan, of the Brothers of The Good Shepard, who knew Joseph for many years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ARCA Foundation at 11300 Lomas Blvd.

NE. CLARK-Willard D. Clark, 82, longtime of Albuquerque, passed away Monday, De HERRERA DELUVINA (DUVY) Duvy passed away on Sunday, December 2, I.

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