Deaths and funerals (05/26/12)
Lupe Carter, a resident of Belen, passed away on Friday, May 25.
Contact Romero Funeral Home for service times. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.
Beverly Folkes, age 58, ascended to her Lord and Savior at University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., on Sunday, May 20, as the result of an aneurysm.
She was born April 11, 1954, in Taylorville, Ill. On Sept. 16, 1972, she married Steve Folkes and they had four children together.
As a military wife, she lived in many different places before settling in Hope Hull, Ala.
Beverly was devoted to her two dogs, Minnie P. and Mimi. She was a member of the Methodist Church and a lifelong giver to society and those in need. Her passion to help others led her to seize every opportunity to assist anyone in need.
Survivors include her husband, Steve Folkes; their children, Melissa and her husband, Geno Santistevan, of Los Lunas; Karen and her husband, Chris Scales, of Los Lunas; Erin and her husband, Quinton Cook, of Rising Star, Texas; and Jennifer of Los Lunas and her husband, Daniel Pierce. She is also survived by her five grandchildren, Christopher Scales, Josua Santistevan, Megan Pierce, Kilsin Scales and Brayden Cook; as well as her mother, Norma Brookshire; her sisters, Loretta Law, Carol Dees and Charlene Ray; her loving in-laws, Jeanne Moan, Bob and Carolyn Folkes, Jim and Tammy Brock, Tom and Arlene Folkes, and Cheryl Berry. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
A celebration of her life will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 27, at the United Methodist Church in Peralta. Relatives and friends are welcome at the service.
Bev’s desire was to ensure that life’s basic needs were met, so in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are welcome and should be directed to any food bank in your area.
Clarice Webb, age 87, passed away Monday, May 21, at home.
Clarice was born July 24, 1924, in Eustis, Neb. She was the oldest of four siblings born to Vera and Harmon Easterday. In 1939, the family moved to Castleford, Idaho.
While attending Castleford High School, she met her future husband, Charles Webb, and on Jan. 27, 1945, they were married at the Army/Air Force base in Sherman, Texas.
After the service, they moved back to Castleford where they bought a farm. This is where their son, Charles Wayne, and daughter, Kathleen, were born.
In the spring of 1958 they moved to Albuquerque. Clarice was a homemaker until the kids were grown. She and Charles were members of the International Flying Farmers Association and Clarice served as the Flying Farmers Queen for New Mexico in 1971. She helped start a sod farm south of Albuquerque in Los Lunas where she was the office manager.
While in Los Lunas, she loved to garden, tend her flowers, sheep, goats and of course, her llama. Also while at their home in Los Lunas, she helped support the International Soccer Championship. She moved back to Albuquerque in 2002.
Clarice was preceded in death by per parents, two brothers and a sister. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Charles (Chick); son, Charles Wayne and his wife, Barbara, of Del Norte, Colo.; daughter, Kathleen, of Albuquerque; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Visitation will be held from 11 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, May 26, at Sunset Memorial Park Chapel. Services will follow at 11:30 am. Entombment will also be held at Sunset Memorial Park.
To view information or leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Daniels Family Funeral Services, 3113 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, 87110, 884-1188.
Andrue Valerio Wood
Andrue Valerio Wood, aka “Monkey,” flew to heaven on Thursday, May 17, while held in his mommy’s and daddy’s devoted arms, at the age of 4.
“Monkey” was a true super hero and could always be seen wearing one of his many different capes, but always preferred batman. He loved toast (don’t forget the butter) and Sleepytime tea. He always found comfort in back rubs and chewing on socks, (yes, it’s true, clean or dirty!), and if you didn’t know, Andrue would tell you, “a pizza and baby soda costs only seven bucks.”
We will miss being called “Phaty” and having “boogies” on our shirts, but we know our super hero is an angel flying high in the heavens, watching us down below and living in our hearts. He will be missed forever, and loved always.
Andrue was preceded in death by Robert and Bobby Lopez, Dennis Butcher, Rosarito Sanchez and Trudy Harwood.
He is survived by his loving and devoted parents, Chelsea Lopez and Christian Wood, who were chosen by God to share our miracle baby from the beginning, who changed so many lives; as well as his grandparents, James and Amy Lopez, Andrea “Andie” Johnsen Lopez, Paul and Tamara Wood; great-grandparents, Lydia Lopez, and Bob and Diane Johnsen; aunts, Rosarito Wood, Michaela Wood, Abby Lopez and Maesyn Lopez; uncles, Justin Lopez, Christopher Wood, Jude Lopez and Jericho Lopez; loved ones, Russell Wynn and Selena Ramirez; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, who loved him dearly.
Services for Andrue are pending.
Account number 3001782980 has been opened at the State Employees Credit Union, care of James Lopez, 864-0335. All donations to help with costs of services are greatly appreciated.
Arrangements are being handled by the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.