Deaths and funerals (11/28/13)

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Charles R. Bowen
(USAF retired major)
1925-2013
Early on Nov. 5, USAF Retired Maj. Charles R. (Chuck) Bowen passed away at home, surrounded by family.
Charles was born in Cairo, Ill., on July 18, 1925, raised in South Fulton, Tenn., and lived in Albuquerque for the majority of his life. After graduating from Fulton High School in 1943, he joined the Navy and served as a radio man on a PBY.
He attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, graduating in 1952, earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and receiving his  commission to the USAF.
While serving as a fighter pilot in The Star Fighters Air Wing Group, he was recognized as the 419th pilot to ever break the sound barrier. He faithfully served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. During his service in Vietnam, he was awarded with the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Gallantry Cross with the Silver Star and many other medals and awards.
After retirement in 1969 from the Air Force, he worked as a engineer for the Naval Weapons Evaluation Facility on KAFB. Charles was a master gunsmith, angler and avid hunter. He was well known for his beautiful hand-crafted gun stocks and checkering.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Agusta Bowen; and his wife, Doris Lee Bowen.
He is survived by his sister, Elisabeth (Bettye) Beall; a son, Lyle D. Bowen; two daughters, Lori Laiche and Ella Stoakes; sons-in-law, Thomas Laiche and James P. Stoakes; a nephew, Stan Beall; and niece, Elisabeth (Libby) Bream.
Services were held at French – Lomas on Saturday, Nov. 16. Interment was held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 18.
Please visit our online guest book for Charles at www.FrenchFunerals.com. French – Lomas, 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE, 275-3500.

Mark Henry Hage
1942-2013
Mark Henry Hage, 71, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away at home with his family by his side on Sunday, Nov. 24. He was born on Sept. 17, 1942, in Aurora, Ill., to Edward and Marion (Kell) Hage.
Mark grew up on his family’s farm outside of Yorkville, Ill. He attended Cross Lutheran School and Yorkville High School before graduating in 1960. After graduation, Mark was an Army reservist, farmer, field representative for a dairy cooperative, and, finally, a farrier (horseshoer).
In 1968, he married his wife, Wanda Lee Smith. Initially, they lived in Springfield, Ill., later moving to Clayton and Trafalgar, Ind. In 1987, he and his family moved to Los Lunas, a place he called home for the next 26 years.
Mark’s passion was horses. In addition to his day-to-day work with horses, he and Wanda raised many high-quality European sport horses over the years. Such work required learning about equine bloodlines, working with young horses and periodically travelling to Europe to visit German state-sponsored breeding programs, all things that he thoroughly enjoyed.
Mark was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Albuquerque.
A memorial service will be held at Immanuel at 2 p.m., on Friday, Nov., 29. Immanuel Lutheran Church is located at 300 Gold Ave., SE, in Albuquerque.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, Joel.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Wanda; his son, Jarod; and numerous loving family members.
Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 866-9992, 2211-D Main St., where an online guest register is available at www.noblinfuneralservice.com.

Mary Lou Harmening
1938-2013
Mary Lou Harmening, age 74, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 21.
She was a graduate of Highland High School, class of ’57.  She was a long time New Mexico resident and loved her dogs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Harmening.
Mary Lou is survived by her daughter, Kim Foster; son, Ray Harmening; two grandchildren, Lee, and Jenny; and longtime companion, Max Tafoya and family.
Services will be held at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel on Monday, Dec. 2. The family will receive friends at 5:30 p.m., and the celebration of her life will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a reception hosted by Moose Lodge No. 2550.  Interment will be private.
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.

Marcus W. Kostolich
1952-2013
Marcus W. Kostolich, age 61, a resident of Rio Communities, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 23.
He graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in criminology and journalism.  He was a psychiatric technician at UNM Children’s Psychiatric Hospital.
He loved to read and was very intelligent and kind hearted. Marcus served in the U.S. Army as a Green Beret medic. He was big-hearted for anyone who was down and rescued many stray dogs and cats.
Marcus is survived by his beloved wife, Dorian B. Kostolich; and their many loving animals.
Services will be private.
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.

Shirley Marshall
1935-2013
Shirley Marshall, age 77, a resident of Belen, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 24. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 59 years, Cliff Marshall; children, Debra Tschacher, of Cheyenne, Wyo., Linda Monk, of Belen, and Mike Marshall, of Belen; grandchildren, Jennifer, Jamie, Jeff, Bailee, Jordan, Joshua, Erin Christy and Cody; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Albert Curry, of Gillette, Wyo., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, with Brother Boyd Morerod officiating. Interment will be a private family service.
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.