i often think of amada when driving around town. I think about how her twins would be doing after all these years. she had a great sense of humor, i enjoyed her friendship and her inclusiveness to those of us who weren't in her cheerleading circle! i have many fond memories of her kindness and happy spirit! i miss her too. she was a special person in our world, those many years ago...
From Debbie spinello-Flores on March 25th, 2015
Amada Aragon was one of the sweetest girls I knew. Back at Wilson Jr. high, we were Cheerleaders together and became best of friends! Her passing came way to soon she has been missed dearly! I miss your smile ,I miss your infectious laugh! .......Always remembered
Amada was a dear soul.I have been fortunate enough to have gotten to know her family. She had twin daughters one of which is Alex, who is expecting Amadas secord grand daughter. She would be so proud. She is still so greatly missed.
Lorell was a woman who would go out of her way to help people. She was very active in New Mexico politics and in particular Valencia County. Always a force to be reckoned with, she kept our elected officials on their toes and on their game. Lorell graduated a year early from Highland and went on to graduate from college. She was a very loving, caring and giving aunt to her niece, great nieces and great nephew. Living in Los Lunas she would help shuttle her niece and nephew to school in Albuquerque most days without complaints, wanting only the best for those she loved. Besides her family and politics Lorell loved dogs raising Rhodesian Ridgebacks. Although I went to school with Lorell, I did not get to know her until 2010 when my son married her niece. I will miss her dearly and am greatly saddened my granddaughter will not grow up to know her wonderful Great-Aunt Lorell.
Lisa was my best friend for nearly 40 years. I will always cherish the years we had together and mourn this time without her. I will keep your rocking chair on the porch next to mine as I relate our exploits of four decades to my grandchildren, regretting only that they did not get to meet you in person. I will keep your memory alive by passing on to them all the wonderful stories, games, crafts and ideas that you so lovinglyand freely shared not only with my kids and your nieces and nephew but every child you ever came in contact with! You touched many lives in your all too short time here with us and indeed you will be sorely missed. All my love to you dear Lisa!
Donna taught me how to body surf in Laguna Beach when or families were there at the same time when we were in Jr High. She gave me the courage to enjoy the ocean. We had some great slumber parties at her house too! I wll always remembrr her for her zest for life.
Dave was my best friend for many years. We were debate partners in high school, worked together at McDonald's on 4th Street and kept in touch during and after college. He was tremendously successful in Silicon Valley making, losing then making again millions. He truly was a leader.
He had great kids, a love of music and a love of life. Like many of us, he went through a divorce, but came out of it OK. The greatest disappointment was not getting to say good-bye. I did not know he was dying and he did not tell anyone. I miss him.
From Gigi (Lalicker) Chinisci on June 8th, 2015
Dave was a wonderful father, son, brother and friend. Thanks to many of Dave's friends, there is a memorial tree, with a personalized plaque, planted in his honor on the northeast side of Netherwood Park. He is missed by many.
Mike Lewis was my beloved friend. Always pushing the envelope , testing society's mores. His creative writing led him to write exquisite poetry. Though often misunderstood Michael led a rich and complex life.
He loved his friends and family dearly. He liked nothing more than discussing the politics of the day and playing Risk or Poker with friends into the wee hours of the morning . Saturday nights we usually sat around laughing our asses off at the new show "Saturday Night Live"
I went to elementary school, junior high and high school with Ray. He was so fun and funny.
The last time I saw him was when I was working at Menual Aquatic Club. He was so excited for me, he said he saw my marriage annoucement in the paper. Wasn't mine!!!! We were so surprised that there was another Patty Vance in Albuquerque!!!
Another life gone too soon.
From corinne vigil (chavez) on August 3rd, 2015
ray was a good friend to me. i hope he knew that kindness and sincerity was as memorable a quality as popularity, because he was a funny, genuinely good person! he had a warm heart, i fondly remember his kindness to those around him.
At Wilson, Mark, Marc Gravlin and I were friends....peace my friend
From Dave Rightley on August 15th, 2015
I had many great times with Mark back in high school and college. He was a good friend. I remember a couple of times getting his VW microbus stuck in snow drifts when we were going backpacking up at San Pedro Peaks wilderness.
From Linda Kelly (Trester) on July 27th, 2015
I met Mark in high school but would never made it through college if not for his shared drive and encouragemant.
Everytime anyone says "Well..." I always think "That's a deep subject!"
The last time I saw Beth was at our 10 year reunion.
She was a beautiful person, inside and out. She was so funny. Grateful to have known her.
From Lucille Dorsett on July 13th, 2015
Beth was a dear friend whom I was fortunate to get to see when visiting NM year after year. Her crazy laugh and bright smile sparked joy and laughter wherever she went. Though she had a lot of goals she didn't get to achieve, she had a warm heart that went out to many--both those she met in her nursing duties and in her daily life. I miss her loads, and know many others do, too!