Obituaries (06/27/2012)

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David Larry Alter  – 1952-2012
David Alter, age 60, a resident of San Antonio, Texas, passed away on Sunday, June 24.
Arrangements will be announced at a later time by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.

Larry A. Cordova – 1935-2012
Larry Alerico Cordova, age 76, a lifelong resident of Belen, passed away on Saturday, June 23, with his loving family at his side.
He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Max B. Cordova; mother, Guadalupe Cordova; brothers, Frank Cordova, Adelicio Cordova, and Ignacio Cordova; sisters, Querina Benavidez and Annie Jaramillo.
Larry is survived by his wife, Eloisa Cordova; children, Marty and wife, Alice, Edwin Cordova and wife, Dinah, Vera Baca, Paul Cordova and wife, Marty, Larry Cordova, Judy Cordova and husband, Tom Esquibel, Frances Gallegos and husband, Rick, and Katie Sais and husband, Chris; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, Thursday, June 28, beginning with a visitation at 10:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., with Pastor Rudy Espinoza officiating. Interment will be private.
Arrangements are pending with the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.

Michael L. Gabaldon – Died 2012
Michael L. Gabaldon, age 54, of Belen, passed away on Saturday, June 16.
Mike was employed by BNSF Railway for the past 34 years. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen. He served as a reserve deputy sergeant with the Valencia County Sheriff’s Office for eight years.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Joe P. Gabaldon and Molly Sanchez Gabaldon; his brother, Danny Gabaldon; and his nephew, Steven Fields.
Mike is survived by his three children, Marie Gallegos and husband, Jeremiah, Joe Gabaldon and wife, Rachel, and Chris Gabaldon and his beloved dog, Cleo. He is also survived by his brother, Leroy Gabaldon; his sister, Geraldine Fields and husband, Roderick; his grandchildren, Gracie and Jace Gabaldon, Isaiah and Isaac Gallegos; his niece Clara Moran and husband, Richard; and his grandnieces Molly and Maggie; and many other special friends and family members.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 30, at the First Baptist Church of Los Chavez, 09 Los Chavez Park Road. www.gabaldonmortuaryinc.com.

Gabriel “Gabe” Garcia – Died 2012
Gabriel “Gabe” Garcia, age 54, beloved and devoted father, grandfather, son, brother and companion, was embraced by the Lord and taken to his heavenly home Sunday, June 24.
He was born in Albuquerque and was a resident of Los Lunas. Gabriel would spend many hours on the family’s ranch in San Luis, N.M.
He was a member of the Caballeros and The Brotherhood of Albuquerque.
Gabriel loved his family and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them, and next to them was his Harley — nobody messed with his Harley.
Gabriel is survived by his wonderful children, Juan, Jesus, Jose and Nicole Garcia; eight grandchildren, Briana, Joey, Diego, Evelina, Vicente, Aletysia, Heavenly and Jacob Gabriel; his loving parents, Juan and Toni Garcia; brothers, Pete, Anthony Jr. and Isaac; his companion, Teresa Anaya; and other numerous relatives and friends.
Gabriel will be greatly missed by all.
Visitation will be from 7:30 to 8 a.m., Thursday, June 28, at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 9502 Fourth St. NW, where a Rosary will be recited at 8 a.m., and the Service of Christian Burial will be at 9 a.m.
Interment will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be Roger Maestas, Jesus Garcia, Anthony Garcia Jr., Ricky Sanchez, James Lopez and Richard Maestas.
Those who wish to express their condolences or share a story, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Daniels Family Funeral Services, Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth St. NW, Albuquerque.

Dean Garner – 1928-2012
Dean Garner, a resident of Belen, passed into the arms of his loving Lord on Saturday, June 23.
Cremation will take place and no services are planned at this time.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.

Gloria Montano – 1955-2012
Gloria Montano, age 57, a resident of Mountainair, passed away Sunday, June 24.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 864-4448, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.