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Alice Allen

Alice Allen

Alice Allen treasured friends and family

—Don Allen

Alice Allen, 90, passed away June 23, 2012, in Pueblo, Colorado. She lived in the Albuquerque area for 62 years before moving to Pueblo, Colorado, in 2008 to be close to her son. She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Clifton Allen; brothers Donald and David; sisters Mary Maher and Ruth “Toosie” Rhodus: and daughters and Claudia Trewet, and Jan Heide and son-in-law John Heide. Alice is survived by her son Don Allen (Laura Baroni); granddaughter Maggie Heide (Rachel Loehman): and great grandson Wilder Loehman; sister’s-in-law Jean Cain and Lorena Garver; brother-in-law Truman Rhodus, and many nieces and nephews.

She was born in Maple Park, Missouri, to Claude and Mary Garver. Alice was the fourth of five children. She graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1940. In 1942, she married Clifton Allen, her high school sweetheart.  After Cliff shipped overseas with the U.S. Army, Alice moved with her parents to Albuquerque in 1945. On his discharge from the military, Cliff and Alice settled in Albuquerque and raised their three children.

In 1972, Alice and Cliff moved from Albuquerque to Placitas and built their dream home, doing most of the work themselves. She retired from New Mexico Steel in 1986 to assist Cliff in his business and raise their granddaughter and light of their lives, Maggie Heide.

Alice was a curious and inventive life-long learner who enriched her life and the lives of those around her.  She treasured her long-term friendships she found in Placitas, including members of the Jardineros de Placitas, a book club, a stitchery club, and hiking clubs. She volunteered for many organizations including the Historical Society of Sandoval County, and helped found the Placitas Community Library.

A celebration of her life will be held on August 25, 2012, at 3:00 p.m. at Las Placitas Presbyterian Church at 7 Paseo de San Antonio, in Placitas.

In lieu of flowers, it was Alice’s request that any donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Antonio Eduardo C'de Baca

Antonio Eduardo C’de Baca

Antonio Eduardo C’de Baca dies at 66

—Submitted by the family of Antonio Eduardo C’de Baca

Antonio Eduardo C’de Baca died on May 9, 2012 after a short illness. He was the beloved husband of Helene (Ortiz) for 42 years, the devoted father to Jennifer and Daniel, the cherished grandfather to Layne and Alexis.

He was born on June 2, 1946 and raised in Bernalillo by his parents Eduardo and Josephine C’de Baca. He attended Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School, graduating in 1963. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and received a BS degree from the University of La Verne and Masters in Public Administration from San Jose State University.

He was a Professional Member of the International Code Council (ICC), Member and Past National Chairman of the Administrative Code Development Committee of ICBO, Charter Member of the International Fire Code Institute, Member of the Board of Directors of the California Building Officials, Member and Past President of both the Orange Empire & East Bay Chapters of the International Conference of Building Officials.

He was the Chief Building Official for the cities of San Ramon and Orange, CA., the Assistant Development Services Director for the city of Costa Mesa, CA, Director of Special Projects for the City of Blythe, representative of the California State Energy Commission, provided contract services to the cities of Colton, Blythe, and Vernon, CA through his consulting business in plan review and inspection services. After retiring from his work in California, he recently moved back, full time, to New Mexico to work in his hometown for the Town of Bernalillo as the Infrastructure Administrator. He believed that his 35 years experience in city government would be of benefit to the town where he grew up.

He was a Boy Scout troop leader, mentor, and “second father” to many of the boys in his troop, advising and helping them all with their Eagle Scout projects. He was also “chief” of the Indian Guides, a father and son Y-program developed to support the father’s vital family role as teacher, counsellor, and friend to his son and teaching the values of dignity, patience, endurance, spirituality, feeling for the earth, and concern for the family. He led the boys on many fishing, camping, and adventure trips, teaching them survival skills, how to fish, shoot, use a bow and arrow, tie knots, as well as endless other skills.

He was generous, humble, thoughtful, a good man, and greatly loved. Many of his friends considered him their “best friend.” Tony will be mourned and missed by all who knew him.
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