Deaths and funerals (03/09/13)
Dollie Valenzuela Shoun
Dollie Valenzuela Shoun began her heavenly journey on Feb. 24.
She was born in Los Lunas to Senobio and Susanita Valenzuela. Dollie resided in New Mexico until she married O.V. (Buddy) Shoun and moved to Oklahoma City. They enjoyed lots of family gatherings during their 35 year marraige.
She was active in St. Patrick, St. Charles and Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Churches. She was always sharing her beautiful voice, whether in the choir or the front pew.
Her passion, other than her family, were a potpourri of arts and crafts, making her scrumptious enchiladas and beans, playing bingo and going to the casino.
She will always be remembered by her love of life and the way she motivated everyone with her exciting personality.
Dollie held several federal jobs and eventually retired from the FAA. She returned to New Mexico to be close to family, lived in Alaska for a short time and eventually returned to Oklahoma, where she lived her last few years with the wonderful staff and assistance at Heritage Assisted Living.
Her granddaughter, April, often brightened their days by joining in their games and singing.
Through the years, Dollie extended her family and benefited from the love and care of Lisa and Don Schnorrenberg, Dave and Delilah Sanchez and Laura Smith.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Senobio and Susie Valenzuela; her brothers, Orlando, Rudy and Aristeo Valenzuela.
Dollie is survived by her sisters, Sally Garley and Lillie McNabb; and her brother, David Valenzuela and his wife, Alice; her children, James Shoun, Elizabeth Miller-Chapman and her husband, Dale, and Timothy Shoun and his wife, Robin; her eight grandchildren, Sue, Anne Marie, Tammi, Justin, Jeremy, Matthew, Sarah and April; her five great-grandchildren, Nicolas, Brooke, Landon, Nathan and Jasyn. She will be missed by Tia Sara and many nieces, nephews, cousin and other family members.
Memorial services were held in Oklahoma City in the Chapel of Epiphany of the Lord Church on Tuesday. Interment in New Mexico will be held on Monday, March 11, at San Clemente Catholic Church in Los Lunas, with a viewing at 9 a.m., a Rosary at 9:30 a.m. and a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. The burial will follow at Los Lentes Cemetery.
Arlie Lee Wade Sr. (Sonny)
Arlie Lee Wade Sr. (Sonny), age 66, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 26.
Sonny served in the Army as a marksman and is decorated with a Bronze Star Metal.
He returned to his wife, then Nancy Smith. He later married Evelyn Burns, who preceded him in death in 1997. Sonny married Sharyl Hardage in 1998.
Sonny is survived by his wife, Sharyl Wade; sons, Buster and Louis Wade; and daughter, Vinita Burns. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 nieces and nephews, one who is Tina Holt.
Sonny will rest in peace, as he wished, with his wife, Sharyl Wade.
A special thank you to those who are true friends to Sonny and Sharyl Wade.
Sign Arlie’s online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.