Deaths and funerals (05/19/12)
Stanley A. Garcia
Stanley A. Garcia, age 60, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away at home with his family at his side, on May 17, after battling leukemia for 1 1/2 years.
Mr. Garcia is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years, Lucy; sons, Jeremy and girlfriend, Jennifer and son, Adrian, and Phillip and wife, Kierstin; grandson, Damian D’Andre; his mother, Stella Garcia; sisters, Kathy Perea and husband, Pablo, Isabel Garcia and fiance, Richard Maldonado; brothers, Emilio C. Garcia, and girlfriend, Dorothy, Rudy Garcia and wife, Teri; father in law and mother in law, Joe and Angie Marino; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mr. Garcia was preceded in death by his father, Emilio T. Garcia. Stanley was a member of the Catholic Church, a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving during the Vietnam Era, and was a graduate of Rio Grande High School, class of 1970.
He retired from Kirtland Air Force Base in 2005, and coached Y.A.F.L. in Los Lunas, was assistant football coach at St. Pius High School, Manzano High School, Sandia High School, Los Lunas High School, and Belen High School, and was head coach at Bernalillo High School.
Stanley enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his one and only precious grandson, Damian, as well as traveling, hunting, fishing and caring for his animals.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 301 Stover Ave. SW, with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. by Jose Maria Perea y Los Hermanos de la Morada de San Jose de Los Ranchos de Atrisco.
Final visitation will be from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 23, with a Communion Service to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:45 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Garcia, Phillip Garcia, Emilio Garcia, Rudy Garcia, Andrew Garcia, and Emilio Allen Garcia.
The family request that donations be made to the Arizona Transplant House, 5811 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85054. Please visit www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com to sign the online guestbook. Arrangements by Gabaldon Mortuary Inc., 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW, Albuquerque.
John T. Schmink
John T. Schmink, age 81, a 23 year resident of Rio Communities, passed away on Thursday, May 17. He was a member of the Belen Breakfast Optimist Club, Manzano Club Telephone Pioneers, a board member of the Telephone Museum of New Mexico located in Albuquerque, New Mexico Chapter 117 Telephone Pioneers of America, Good Guys Golf Group at Tierra del Sol Country Club, and the United States Navy Memorial. John and Mary Kay traveled extensively.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Lettie; father, John Joy; and brother Thomas Schmink.
John is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 50 years, Mary Kay; brother, Will Schmink of Phoeniz, Ariz.; step-sister, Patricia Riefel of Santa Fe; and several nieces and a nephew.
In memory of John, donations may be made in his name to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, North Hampton, MA 01061-0515.
Arrangements are being handled by the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 864-4448, 418 W. Reinken Ave. Belen, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.
Richard “Demus” Edward Smith
Richard “Demus” Edward Smith, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on the early morning of Tuesday, May 15. Originally born in Oklahoma, Richard was a graduate of Moore High School class of 1969.
Richard became a resident of New Mexico during the early 70s. Rick attended Oklahoma University until the move when he continued his college education at the University of Albuquerque. He remained until this day a diehard OU Sooner. Along with the Sooners, Rick was a huge Miami Dolphins, Chicago Bears, and LA Lakers fan that could be found catching the latest televised football or basketball game while calling his brother, Bob, to discuss the scores and stats.
He was also an avid reader and lover of U.S. history and the crusades. He enjoyed the outdoors, and it was no mystery when during his teen years he was not only awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, but made history by becoming the first Cheyenne Indian to accomplish such a task. He went on to be a scout leader, and along with his sister, Jan, encouraged his niece and nephews to join scouting as well.
Throughout the early years of his life he was quite the traveler and even went so far as to own a boat in the Florida Keys so that he could live the ultimate “Parrot Head” lifestyle.
Richard belonged to several fraternal organizations, such as the Elks, Moose, and other charitable foundations.
The accomplishment that he was most proud of though was finding a closer relationship and understanding with his Heavenly Father, by joining and becoming a practicing Catholic. He was a man that loved whole heartedly and offered a kindness to anyone, and that will be sorely missed.
He was a beloved grandson, son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend who will be thought of, missed and endeared always.
Richard is survived by his siblings, sister, Jan Silver Reagan and husband, George, sister, Michelle L. McGuire and brother, Robert K. Smith and his wife, Penny; nephew, Kevin Potter and wife, Gina, nephew, Gary Reagan and wife, Dawn, niece, Nicole Sterling and fiancé Bart Phillips, nephew, Spc. John W. Kostka and wife, Casey, nephew, Geoff Smith and wife, Amber, nephew, Dylan McGuire and fiancée, Jenn Viola, nephew, Ian Smith, nephew, Jayson Smith and nephew, Patrick Smith; great-grandnephews, Brandon, Tyler, Koalbey, Nicholas, Braeden, Jack and Landon; great-grandnieces, Brandy, Kristina and Alice; aunts, Mary Ann Simpson and husband, James and Jimmie Lee Herrin; and many cousins.
All services will be held at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tomé, on Tuesday, May 22, beginning with a viewing at 10 a.m. with a rosary to be recited at 10:30 a.m. and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Tomé Catholic Cemetery. Sign Richard’s online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St.
Guy Keith Stump
Guy Keith Stump, age 54, of Belen, died on May 12, a beautiful Saturday evening, riding his Harley Davidson, doing what he loved most with Belle Sanchez, the woman who shared his love, heard the call of his savior, Jesus Christ and entered Heaven’s gates.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Carley and Bonnie Stump; and brothers, Rodney “Bullet” Stump and James Adams.
He leaves behind his two treasured daughters, Jacqueline Stump Lepik and husband, Mart, of Ridge, N.Y., and Cynthia Gutierrez of Belen; his beloved step-children, Ernie Gonzales of Belen and Desiree Gallegos and husband, Larry, of Los Lunas; grandchildren, Ernie Gonzales IV, Jakob Gonzales, Scotty Gonzales, Amariah Gallegos, Aislinn Gallegos, Brandon Gallegos and Aelissa Gallegos.
Even though Guy and Belle never married, their love for one another was intertwined and ran deep into the roots of their family. Guy leaves behind Belle’s children, Adam, Victoria and Tamera and their children.
Among his survivors are his many brothers and sisters. Arley Stump and his wife, Shirley, of Bosque, Sandra and her husband, Gordon Raines, of Albuquerque, Easter Warschauer of Los Lunas, Jeanne McCormack of Louisiana, Rusty Girard of Constantine, Mich., Charles Stump and his wife, Barbara, of Albuquerque, Richard Stump and his wife, Brandy, of Belen. He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Guy was a talented automotive body man and mechanic. He could put a paint job on a car that would glisten in the sunlight. Guy loved his muscle cars, motorcycles and race cars.
He and Belle were members of the Belen Moose Lodge, where they would spend many hours enjoying themselves. He enjoyed playing pool or darts and visiting with relatives and friends. He had an infectious laugh, sweet smile and laughing eyes.
A celebration of Guy’s life will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, May 18, at Calvary New Harvest, 601 Main Street, Suite 50, in Los Lunas. Immediately following will be a potluck dinner for family and friends at the church. Interment will be held at Fairview Memorial Park in Albuquerque.
Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas, 820 Main St. NE, 565-1700. Please visit Guy’s online guest register at www.riversidefunerals.com.
Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Walsh
Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Walsh left this world on Thursday, May 10, surrounded by her loving family. She is now in the presence of her Lord Jesus, and will remain there for eternity.
Mary was a devout and humble Catholic, living her life in the light of the Lord. She was a shepherd to her children and asked only for a simple and giving life. She will be sorely missed and forever remembered by her family and friends.
Mary was born in New York, N.Y., to Lawrence and Elizabeth Davis, of Baltimore, Md., who preceded her in death. She was married to Dr. Richard A. Walsh, of New York, N.Y.
Mary is survived by her 13 children, Matthew, Peter, Bridget, John, Philip, Jane, Terrence, Regis, Norah, Dennis, Kevin, Catherine and Margaret; her brother Justin Davis, of Pittsfield, Mass.; and 53 grand and great-grandchildren.
Mary lived in New York City, and then Elyria, Ohio, before marrying and moving back to New York City. The family moved to Silver City in 1956 when Dr. Walsh left military service at Fort Knox, Ken.
After raising her children, Mary graduated with a B.S. from Newman University, Wichita, Kan. She went on to get a master’s degree in counseling from Wichita State in Kansas. She spent years as a job counselor and helped many young people with traumatic brain injury enter the working world.
Mary moved to Peralta in 1990 after having a severe illness, from which she made an incredible recovery. She most recently lived with her son, John, and his wife, Ida, of Peralta, where she was attended to by her children in her final journey. Her loving family came together, fulfilling her final wish, and her daughters lovingly helped her through her time of need.
Mary was a servant of God. She was devoted to Our Lady, the Mother of God. She attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Peralta. She was a life-long contributor to Catholic charities.
Mary was a member of the Legion of Mary, the Blue Army, a eucharistic minister to the home bound, and a mother volunteer at Los Niños Children’s Home.
A Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Peralta at 10 a.m., Friday, May 25. Mass will be preceded by a Rosary at 9:30 a.m. Interment will be at the parish cemetery after the Mass.
The family would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to the ladies of Our Lady Of Guadalupe Parish for their kindness and generosity in this time of our sorrow, as well as Father Donatus for his timely attendance in ministering to the sick.
The family would also like to acknowledge effort well beyond the call of duty from daughters Jane Hadley (Walsh) CNP, Dr. Norah Walsh GP, Bridget Noce (Walsh) and Mary’s daughter-in-law Ida Walsh.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a charity of choice at the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Peralta.