Deaths and funerals (08/29/12)
Brooklyn Isabel Flores
Brooklyn Isabel Flores, Age 14 months, was surrounded by her loving family when she passed away Saturday, Aug. 25.
She was born in Albuquerque on June 30, 2011, to Jose Santos and Lizelle Ann (Jordan) Flores. Brooklyn fought a valiant battle with cancer from the time she was only a few weeks old. She still shared her happy disposition with her family even though she had to endure many medical procedures to aid in her fight with cancer.
Brooklyn is survived by her parents, Jose and Lizelle, and her sisters and brother, Alexia, Julian and Maritza, all of whom will miss the special place that Brooklyn had in their hearts and home.
A service of remembrance will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 30, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Los Lunas Stake Center, 106 James Street, with Bishop Kevin Kinghorn conducting. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park, 700 Yale Blvd. at Avenida Cesar Chavez in Albuquerque.
For more information, or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com Services are entrusted to: Daniels Family Funeral Services, 1100 Coal Ave. SE, Albuquerque, 842-8800.
JP Morgan, age 94, a longtime resident of Bosque Farms, passed away Monday, Aug. 27.
He is survived by his sons, Steven Morgan and wife, Phyllis, and Alan Morgan and wife, Harriet; grandchildren, Stacey, Patricia, Allison, Chase, Scott, Kathryn and Brooke; sisters, Minnie Francis Ivins and Dean Cox.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Elsie Mae Morgan.
JP was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bosque Farms for 24 years. He served as a deacon for 30 years at Bethel Baptist Church in Alamogordo until retiring to Bosque Farms.
JP served his country in an anti-aircraft unit during WWII, defending Washington, D.C.
Services will be held at 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1, at First Baptist Church of Bosque Farms, 1350 Bosque Farms Blvd., with Pastor Sid West officiating. Interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit French – University, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Please visit our online guest book for JP at www.RememberTheirStory.com. French, 1111 University Blvd. NE, 843-6333.
Alfred “Pat” W. Petmecky
Alfred “Pat” W. Petmecky, age 88, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 26.
He was born in Fredericksburg, Texas. Pat had a lifelong love of flying, hunting, fishing, woodworking and photography. He built and flew his own experimental airplane. Pat enjoyed woodworking and gave many beautiful projects to close family and friends. He loved nothing more than spending time with family and friends.
Pat served in World War II as a civilian, installing radar sites in England, even during the Battle of Britain. He then served in the United States Army in Okinawa. Pat told many times about sitting on a troop ship getting ready to invade Japan when the bomb was dropped. He sure did like Henry Truman.
After World War II, Pat worked at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas, until he moved to New Mexico in 1950, to install radar sites. He also worked as an electronic technician for the Air Force as a civil servant.
Pat retired in 1976 from civil service, then went to work as a government contractor until 1986 when he retired permanently. After that, he filled his time with family, friend and hobbies.
Pat is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Petmecky; parents, Alfred Joseph and Maria Winkleman Petmecky; three brothers, Pete Petmecky, Henry Petmecky and Bobby Petmecky; and grandson, Alan Petmecky.
He is survived by four children, Elaine Smith, Don Petmecky, Dan Petmecky and Marilyn Prewitt; 15 grandkids and five great-grandkids.
A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31, in the chapel of Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas, 820 Main St. NE. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:30 p.m. Pat will be laid to rest at Santa Fe National Cemetery with Military Honors at a later date.
Honorary pallbearers will be Graham Davis, Christopher Petmecky, James Petmecky, Dean Petmecky, Michael Petmecky, Ryan Petmecky, Joseph Prewitt and Jacob Prewitt.
Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas, 565-1700. Please visit Pat’s online guest register at http://www.riversidefunerals.com.