Obituaries (02/27/14)

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GALLEGOS — Bertha Gallegos, 90, a resident of Albuquerque, NM has gone to join her Lord and Savior. She passed away peacefully on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 10:35 PM. She was born in San Antonito, NM on July 16, 1923 to Serapio and Fidelia (Rivera) Moreno. Bertha grew up around Socorro, NM and graduated from Socorro High School in the early 1940’s. She enjoyed politics, softball and Bingo. Her family was her greatest joy in her life and if she could make you laugh, you made her day. She may be gone but not forgotten by all of those who knew and loved her. We love you Nana. She was preceded in death by her husband, Santiago Gallegos; her son, Andy Rey Gallegos; son-in-law, Harry Raymond; and several brothers and sisters. Bertha is survived by her daughter, Anita Raymond; her grandchildren, Steven Raymond and his wife, Gina; Gerald Raymond and his wife, Shana; Melanie Rodriguez and her husband, J.O.; her great grandchildren, Teresa Kim and her husband, Marcus; Chase Hyon; Haley Raymond; Brandon Raymond; Mariah Rodriguez; Hannah Raymond; Justin Rodriguez; Steven Raymond II; her great great granddaughter, Elle Kim; and numerous nieces and nephews. The Holy Rosary will be recited on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 10:00 am at San Miguel Catholic Church, 403 El Camino Real , Socorro followed by the Mass of Resurrection being celebrated at 10:30 am with Father Andrew Pavlak as Celebrant. Interment will take place in the San Miguel Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are Steven Raymond, Gerald Raymond, Melanie Rodriguez, Justin Rodriguez, Steven Raymond II, and J.O. Rodriguez. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Bertha’s care has been entrusted to:

Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1530

KAHLER — Jean (MacLane) Kahler, 94, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family and those that loved her, which was her dearest wish. She was born in West Newton, MA on February 20, 1920 to William B. and Natalie Fitch (Allen) MacLane. In 1924 her family moved to California, which was home for most of her years. As a young woman, she sang in the San Francisco Opera Chorus as well as the Western Opera. She met and fell in love with the love of her life, George W. Kahler Jr. over a game of cards, they married in 1947 and soon after began their own family. They resided in Marin County for over 60 years. Together they loved to travel, visiting Europe, Hawaii, and many places in the US. Jean became an avid photographer and produced many slide shows for various groups. She loved music and attending Operas and PAS concerts. Jean was a member of the Mayflower Society and she and her brother enjoyed sharing genealogical discoveries. Jean was always an avid reader and her children remember her reading to them. In 2002, Jean moved to Socorro to be closer to her family. She was very proud of her garden and her home, which was filled with many precious memories of her family and travels. Jean loved her family, spending time with them or chatting on the phone. She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband of 50 years. Jean is survived by her daughter, Lois Phillips and husband, Fred of Socorro; her son, Charles Kahler and wife, Laurie of Pine, CO; her grandsons, Andrew and Geoffrey Phillips; and Alex and Joseph Kahler; her brother, Alan Maclane; and many other loving family members and friends. Also the family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Donna Taylor, Sarah Arndt, and Sue Padilla, who provided exceptional care for Jean,Your kindness will always be remembered. The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Epiphany Episcopal Church, 908 Leroy, Socorro, with Rev. Woody Peabody. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions or donations may be given in Jean’s honor to the Hanna Boys Center at www.hannaboyscenter.org. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Jean’s care has been entrusted to:

Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St
Socorro, NM 87801
575-835-1530