On April 10, 2016, Elizabeth Marie Ward Cramer, beloved wife, mother, sister and daughter, passed to the Lord.

Born in Sioux City, Iowa, Shirley Van Auken, passed away peacefully Monday, March 28, 2016.

Mary Delatorre, who lived in Rio Rancho with her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Edward Merriman, died on March 25, 2016.

Gabriele Leithead, age 59, passed away March 12, 2016, after a brief illness.

Carlo Velletta passed away Friday, March 11, 2016, at the age of 75.

On March 7, 2016, at 7:21 p.m., Capt. Lloyd M. Westphal Jr., U.S. Navy retired, took his final flight from earth. His flight plan was to leave his physical being behind to soar the heavens.

Jerome Brawley, 84, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, formerly of Fresno, California, died suddenly Feb. 21, 2016.

Marybeth Crocket, age 55, passed away on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016.

Thomas Murphy, age 73, long-time resident of Rio Rancho, N.M, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

Edward (Ed) Ferron left us peacefully Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, surrounded by his loving family in the comfort of his Rio Rancho home at the age of 85.

Lawrence Hutchinson, son of Robert and Julia Hutchinson, born in Clare, Michigan, made his home for the last 35 years in Rio Rancho.

Jim Huesing, age 69, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Rio Rancho, N.M., while surrounded by his family.

Francine G. Labbe, 74, passed away Jan. 15, 2016, after a lengthy illness.

Cornelia “Corrie” Jacoba (Bedeaux) Knapp, age 99, a resident of Rio Rancho since 1973, passed away Jan. 16, 2016.

Betty Jane Shaffer, age 96, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Stephanie Catherine Zuccaro, age 98, a resident of Rio Rancho, passed away Nov. 26, 2015, in Albuquerque, N.M.

TSgt Gene G. Currier, (USAF) Ret., age 82, a resident of Albuquerque since 1970 died November 15, 2015.

Gisela Mascarenas, age 78, went home to be with our Lord and Savior.

Edward James Kastanek, age 98, passed away at his home in Rio Rancho, N.M., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015.

Mary Rachel Johnson, 89, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, departed this world to be with our Lord in Heaven on Monday, Oct. 27, 2015.

Murry Grossman, age 84, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015. To view information or leave a condolence, visit danielsfuneral.com.

Robert W. Allen, age 59, departed this life, in his home surrounded by his family, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 15, 1956.

Pamela Kamplain, age 63, loving and precious mother, daughter, sister and nanna, passed away on July 29, 2015.

David E. Wall, 77, peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on July 24, 2015, in Rio Rancho, N.M.

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