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Reed, William Howard  
WILLIAM HOWARD REED William Howard Reed, 85, of Chula Vista, California, passed away on November 21, 2014 as the result of a stroke. Bill is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marylin, for whom his lifelong devotion was exemplified in these latest years as he cared for her. He is also survived by daughter Mary Reed and Ethan Van Thillo, son Chris Reed and Carrie Danielson all from the San Diego area, and son Monty Reed and Denise Smarse of Gainesville, Florida. Bill's grandchildren include Christopher and Joshua Reed from Portland, Oregon, Alissa Olgun of Los Angeles, Arthur Reed of San Diego, Olivia Reed of Boone, North Carolina, Sofia Reed of Gainesville, and Marc and Kurt Van Thillo, also of San Diego. Great-grandchildren are Tallulah Reed, Milo Olgun, and soon, Charlie Reed. Bill was a loving father, counselor, teacher and coach and always the quiet, soft-yet-firmly-spoken gentleman. Bill was born on February 20, 1929 in Fort Collins, Colorado to Howard E. "Bill" Reed and Lucille Beedy. Lucille died of complications of childbirth and so his step-mother Alma raised him. "Billy" grew up in Loveland, Colorado where he excelled in academics and athletics, received awards for essays and lettered in football, basketball and track at Loveland High School (Class of '47). Bill also attended the University of Colorado, where he played football and lettered in track. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1951 and later a Master of Arts and a PhD in Education. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps on active duty between 1951 and 1953, and continued reserve service. He attained the rank of major. Bill and his family lived in Boulder, Colorado, where he served as a teacher, coach, counselor, and vice principal at Boulder High School (19531970) and Fairview High School (19721984). Bill also served as Principal at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico for the 1971 72 academic year. Bill loved sports and was an accomplished recreational runner, enjoyed reading and kept up with current events. He loved to play his harmonica on the porch and had a long-time interest in Native American arts and history. He also relished skiing and hiking in Colorado and New Mexico. A special thank you to the various care givers from recent years, particularly Rachel Rodrigues and Everr Lee Ford as well as all the folks at Sunrise Bonita who helped Bill care for Marylin and are still helping care for her during her battle with Alzheimer's disease. A California service for Bill will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, 3990 Bonita Road, Bonita, California on December 20th at 9:00 am, and a graveside service for interment of ashes will be held at the Loveland Lakeside Cemetery and Burial Grounds, Loveland Colorado, Highway 257, on January 30th at 2:00pm, followed by a reception (location to be announced). Memorial donations may be made to the William (Bill) Reed Scholarship Fund, which will be developed to support a deserving scholar-athlete from Loveland, Boulder, and/or Santa Fe. In lieu of flowers, supporters and friends are asked to access http://www.razoo.com/story/William-Reed-Memorial-Scholarship-Fundraiser to contribute, or write a check earmarked to the William (Bill) Reed Scholarship Fund and made out to the "MediaArts Center." You may mail checks directly to the Media Arts Center San Diego, c/o William Reed Memorial Scholarship, 2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104 Contributions are tax deductible.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Dec. 14, 2014
Reid, Fred M.  
FRED M. REID Fred M. Reid passed away at age 86 on December 11, 2014 in Santa Fe, NM. For over 58 years Dr. Reid served the Santa Fe community and beyond as a respected and trusted Optometric Physician and public servant. Born in Brooklyn, NY to Jewish immigrants from Poland via Russia and Argentina, he grew up with a strong work ethic and deep spiritual values which allowed him to attain the skills and wisdom that enriched the lives of so many from all walks of life. He chose Santa Fe because he fell in love with the mountains and culture while visiting and staying at La Fonda. After rigorous studies in NYC at Stuyvesant High School, Fred worked his way through college at the University of Connecticut, attaining a degree in chemistry. Having a love of animals from living on the family farm in CT, he tried Veterinary school in Georgia but decided to change course. He found his true calling at Pennsylvania College of Optometry where he earned his OD in 1955, passing the Boards in CT, PA and NM with the highest scores. Establishing himself in Santa Fe on E. Palace Ave. as an associate of Dr. Denhof, he bought that practice and eventually relocated to Plaza Luisa which he built with a group of doctors, staying there for over 20 years. By 1960 Dr. Reid was admitted as a Fellow by the American Academy of Optometry and made his mark as a contact lens specialist, participating in research trials with the FDA leading to the introduction of the first extended-wear lens in 1983. He was known for making caring connections with his patients, thorough eye exams, accurate prescriptions, and loved challenging cases. Part of his time was spent doing charitable screenings in the public schools and for organizations such as Delancey Street. In 1997 he sold his practice, but continued working another 16 years as an independent contractor until he was over 85 years old. At 86 he still shared his knowledge by checking vision screening results at Villa Therese Catholic Clinic and with Capital City Lions Club in the city elementary schools. Dr. Reid's humanitarian work extended far beyond the city limits. Under the auspices of Lions Club International, he travelled to Costa Rica in 1974, sleeping on dirt floors to bring better vision to those in need. He volunteered for Save the Children's "Eyes on the Future" program on the Navajo Reservation in the early 1990's during the hantavirus outbreak. But he considered the highlight of his career a trip to Laos in 2000 at age 72 with a group of 50 doctors and staff through the "Gift of Sight" program. They examined and treated 500 people a day who stood in long lines for a needed surgery or pair of glasses. Dr. Reid served Santa Fe on the City Council in the early 1960's when approval was given, under protest, for the second traffic light in the city at Osage and Cerrillos Rd. He also approved the De Vargas Mall and the widening of St. Francis Dr. Fred was President of Girls Inc., helping secure the current property, and President of Santa Fe Host Lions Club. He was an early President of Temple Beth Shalom and instrumental in bringing legendary Rabbi Leonard Helman to Santa Fe. He went on to become a founding member of Congregation Beit Tikva. As a lifetime member of Hadassah he supported important medical research in Israel. Fred was an avid tennis player, forming many close friendships on the court. He loved art, accepting trade for services with notable artists, especially potters from the Pueblos Attending Feast Days in their homes was special for him. He volunteered at the Palace of the Governors Gift Shop in his final 2 summers as well as at the Bienvenidos booth on the Plaza, sharing stories with visitors from around the world. Over the years he vacationed with his growing family, most recently in Kauai from 2005-2012, and always encouraged his children to pursue their dreams through higher education. Fred lived a full life up to his last day, leaving us quite unexpectedly. His legacy will be the light created by his big heart, sense of humor and many good deeds. He is survived by his 4 children and 10 grandchildren: daughter, Jessica Reid, and her children Krystal, Jacob, Jonathan, Troy, Alyssa, Brandon; daughter, Staci Goad (Doug), and their son Chad Fredrickson; son, Josh Reid (Tracy), and their son Jakson; daughter, Judy Reid, and her children Cailey and Conner; and by his partner in work and life for 28 years, Joanne B. "Johanna" Travis. He was preceded in death by his parents Gertrude and John Reid, sister Flora Codman and brother Aaron Reid. A private burial service took place December 12 at Santa Fe Memorial Gardens in the Shalom section. There will be a public Celebration of Life, to be announced at a future date. Contributions may be made in Fred's name to Congregation Beit Tikva for their building expansion and to the Museum of NM Foundation.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Dec. 19, 2014
Romero, Mary Frances  
MARY FRANCES ROMERO Mary Frances Romero, loving sister passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister. She is survived by her two sisters, Gloria and Lisa, uncle, Will Herrera (Corrine), Margie Montoya, Josephine Garcia and Stella Delgado as well as various relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Santa Fe Dialysis or Santa Fe Care Center. A Rosary will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at St. Anne's Catholic Church at 10 AM followed by a Mass at 11 AM. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505) 989-7032 Fax: (505) 820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2014
Roybal, Billy Frank  
BILLY FRANK ROYBAL Billy Frank Roybal, was born on August 29, 1936 in Santa Fe, NM and passed away on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Stoughton Hospital in Stoughton, Wisconsin. The first son of Vidal and Mary (Gonzales) Roybal. Billy was born and raised, lived most of his entire life in Santa Fe, NM. He moved to Stoughton, Wisconsin shortly after his second marriage. He married Ruth Ellen McCarthy on February 14, 1989 in Santa Fe, who also preceded him in death in 1998. He loved his Packers, enjoyed College Basketball, and all sports. He was well loved by all who had the honor to meet him. He was a great story teller. He also enjoyed playing bingo at Azura Memory Care. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Clara Vigil; sister, Rachel Vigil; brother, Charles Roybal. He is survived by his brothers, Phillip (Priscilla) Roybal, and David Roybal (Carmelina); sister, Mary Louise (Maynard) Salazar; step children, Tim (Terri) McCarthy, Mary (Roland Bagley) McCarthy, Nancy (Rodney) Boyes; he is also survived by his beloved grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many other family and friends. A rosary will be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at St. Anne's Catholic Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am. The burial will take place at Rosario Cemetery immediately after the mass. Pallbearers: Felipe Roybal, Marcus Avallone, Maynard Salazar, Vidal Salazar, Enrique Salazar and Rudy Herman. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Dec. 16, 2014
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