Deaths and funerals (06/13/13)

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Steven Burkhard
1955-2013
Steven Burkhard, age 58, passed away peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, June 4.
Steven is survived by his daughter, Lindsay Phillips; brothers, Michael, Robert, Louis and Timothy Burkhard; sisters, Susan Whalen and Theresa Montoya; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held on Saturday, June 8, at San Clemente Catholic Church.
Interment will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.

Malcolm D. Farrington
1929-2013
Malcolm D. Farrington, age 84, a longtime resident in New Mexico and Los Lunas, passed away Thursday, June 6. He was born March 25, 1929, in Bloomingdale, N.Y., to Marion and Halsey Farrington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ruby, Lucille, Alice and Penny; and brothers, Sprague, Earl and Warren.
Malcolm is survived by his wife of 63 years, Clare; daughters, Sandy and John Bloger, Judy and Thomas Grapengeter, Lucille and Jean Seifried; son, Michael; sister, Carol Ransom; 14 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Services will begin at 10 a.m. with a visitation, followed by a rosary at 10:30 a.m. and memorial service at 11 a.m., on June 20, at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave.
Interment will be at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on June 21. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Malcolm’s name to any veterans’ organization.
The family would like to thank Ann, Rachael and the rest of the staff at Amber Care who helped our Malcolm through his long illness.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.

Manuel Gamez
1956-2013
Manuel Gamez M.D., age 56, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on June 7.
For Manuel’s full obituary please visit www.romerofuneralhomenm.com.

Myron Ray Lynch
1961-2013
Myron Ray Lynch, age 51, a resident of Los Lunas passed away on Saturday, June 8.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Arnold Hugh Lynch.
Myron is survived by his wife, Jessica Chavez; two sons, Aaron and Zachary; father, Hugh Lynch; mother, Amy E. Taylor; three brothers; and three sisters.
All services will be held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel, on Friday, June 14, beginning with a visitation at 10 a.m. with a rosary to be recited at 10 a.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m.
Interment will be held at a later date.
Sign Myron’s online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com.

Eden Martinez
1990-2013
Eden Martinez, age 22, a resident of Los Chavez, passed away on Saturday, June 8. She was a member of ASPCA. Eden graduated from Belen High School in 2008.
She attended University of New Mexico and New Mexico Highlands University, studying psychology.
Eden was a beautiful, caring, sensitive young woman.
She cared deeply and passionately for the health and well-being of animals.
Eden will be greatly missed by her very loving family, friends and pets.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Gregorio S. and Manuelita B. Jiron; and paternal grandparents, Vicente J. and Barbara G. Martinez.
Eden is survived by her parents, Michael and Debbie Martinez; uncles, Leonard and Harry Jiron, David, Pat, Albert and Chris Martinez; aunts, Sandra Jiron, Phyllis Lopez, Anna and Jo Dee Martinez; cousins, Vicky, Danny, Ani, Gabby, Alisha, Lauren, Kris Dee, Dante and Hunter; other family members, Brent, Sheryl, Quinlan, Julia Gunter, Loy Terry; and special friends, Samera Gamber and Taylor Gilbreath.
All services will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, on Friday, June 14, beginning with a visitation at 9 a.m., with a rosary to be recited at 9:30 a.m.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens.
The family of Eden Martinez wishes to thank all the wonderful and caring family and friends from near and far.
Your care and love have provided much strength and faith in the Lord. Sign Eden’s online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com.