Deaths and funerals (07/11/12)


Debbie Gordon Adee
The good Lord called Debbie Gordon Adee home early Friday morning to be with Him, and with her mom, dad, grandparents and all her aunts and uncles.
Debbie spent her final hours with her children and in-laws at home in Belen.
Debbie was a loving, caring mother, grandmother and aunt. She will be dearly missed.
She is survived by her son, Jim Gordon, of Belen; daughter, Katie Adee, of Belen; son, Jack Adee, who is serving in the armed forces; granddaughters, Keara and Kai Adee; her only brother, Rocky Ness, of Toledo, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
We will love and will miss you Deb. Please give our love and kisses to G.G., Mom, Dad, Johnny, Pat, Tommy, Ricky, Michael, Mike, Eelaina and Elmer.
Until we all are together again, be at peace Debbie. You’re with the Lord.

Lieutenant Colonel Harry Farber, USAF (ret.)
Lt. Colonel Harry Farber, USAF (ret.), age 90, a resident of Belen for 40 years, passed away on July 6.
He was a WWII veteran who served with valor as a bomber pilot in the South Pacific. He went on to make a career in the U.S. Air Force, and retired after 27 years of military service.
He will be remembered by family and friends for his sense of humor, strength of purpose, and outgoing personality.
He is survived by his spouse of 67 years, Frances Farber; two sons; a daughter; six grandchildren, and five great grand children.
Services will be held at Valley Lutheran Church, beginning at 10 a.m. with a visitation on Thursday, July 12, and a funeral service at 11 a.m., followed by a reception.
Interment, with full military honors, will be at 3 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Valley Lutheran Church, PO Box 667, Los Lunas, N.M., 87031.
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

Sergeant Joshua Lederer
Sgt. Joshua Lederer, age 29, resident of Los Lunas, passed away July 1.
He moved from Covington, Ga., at the age of 10, to Los Lunas, where he joined the Los Lunas JROTC. After he graduated Los Lunas High School in 2001, he went on to be a soldier in the United States Army in November 2002.
Joshua completed basic and Advanced Individual Training, becoming a combat engineer. He served two tours in Iraq and received numerous awards.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marta Maria Menk, of Los Lunas, and Emroy Menk; and grandparents, Hazel Hanson Lederer of Illinois, and Edwin Lederer.
Joshua is survived by his mother, Ella Lederer, of Los Lunas; father, Edwin E. Lederer, of Georgia; five brothers, Edwin Lederer of Georgia, Nicholas and wife, Lakeisha, of Georgia, Jeremy and wife, Cherie, of Georgia, his twin brother, Jason, of Colorado, Bryan and wife, Cecilia, of Illinois; two daughters, Riley and Emily; and spouse, Catlin; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles who all loved him dearly.
Services will be held at Calvary Chapel’s New Harvest Christian Fellowship Church, on Friday, July 13, beginning with a viewing at 11 a.m., and a funeral service at noon. Full military honors will follow the funeral service, and then cremation will take place.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chano Romero, Christopher Gabaldon, Jeremy Lederer, Eddie Lederer, Nicholas Lederer, Errol Menk, Eric Brzoza, Jason Lederer, and twin and youngest brother, Brian Lederer.
Arrangements are being handled by the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 866-9992, 2211-D Main St., where an online guest register is available at