ALBUMOAA
"ALBUMOAA" - ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER
The Military Officers Association of America
Albuquerque, New Mexico
    MOAA

    ABQ Chapter, MOAA Memorial Service

    When:
    May 14, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    2022-05-14T10:00:00-06:00
    2022-05-14T11:30:00-06:00
    Where:
    RIO RANCHO Veterans Memorial Park
    950 Pinetree Rd SE
    Rio Rancho
    NM 87124
    Cost:
    Free
    Contact:
    LTC Michael C Houck, USA (Ret)
    505-271-6454

    ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER, MOAA, ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE  

    PLEASE NOTE BELOW THAT THE LOCATION OF OUR MEMORIAL SERVICE HAS CHANGED TO RIO RANCHO!! 
    ALSO, VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED TO HELP!

    ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER, MOAA, ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE – Please join us!!

    Albuquerque Chapter, MOAA’s Annual Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the RIO RANCHO’S  VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK, 950 PINETREE RD SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124  (west of HWY 528, turn north off Southern), instead of the NM Veterans Memorial.  The Memorial Service and remembrance of our deceased comrades and members will be from 1000 to 1130 hours with Social to follow.

    The Memorial Service and honoring program is being supported by the Albuquerque Chapter MOAA members, the NM Army National Guard State Support Chaplain as the guest speaker, Buglers Across America, the Valencia High School JROTC Color Guard, and The Enchanters Chorus from Albuquerque.

    We invite all MOAA members and friends to join us in a final farewell to our members who served in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations, provided public medical care, and recognize the contributions of all families who have served our nation, and in this ceremony symbolize that their duty as a Soldier/Airmen/Sailor/Marine/Physician/Spouse is now over.

    If you can assist us organizing the Memorial event, we need several more volunteers to help set-up for the Service and take down chairs and tables after the service, greet members and pass out programs, assist the chorus in setting up and taking down their accompaniment speakers and provide assistance in refreshment service following the Service. Please contact Michael Houck at 2ndvice@albumoaa.org to offer your very much appreciated assistance. 

    Here is a list of those MOAA members/spouses who have passed away this past 3+ year (please let us know if there is a deceased member we did not know about):

    VETERAN MEMBERS:

     Lt Col Patricia A. Kelly, USAF (Ret) – July 18, 2018

    Maj Quinten (AJ) Plikerd, USAF (Ret) – September 28, 2018 (husband of deceased Letty Plikerd)

    Col Wayne P. York, USAF (Ret) – May 24, 2019 (husband of Charlene York)

    LTC William J. Huff, USA (Ret) – July 19, 2019 (husband of Julia Huff)

    CPT Dave R. Holten, USA – September 16, 2019 (husband of Bonnie Holten)

    Lt Col Byfield D. Gordon, USAF (Ret) – November 8, 2019 (husband of Dorothy Gordon) 

    Lt Col Richard J. Keppler, USAF (Ret) – December 18, 2019 (husband of Judith Keppler)

    LTC Norman D. Melvin, USA (Ret) – February 23, 2020 (husband of Mary Lou Melvin)

    Col Robert L. Rhame, USAF (Ret) – March 24, 2020 (husband of Sonia Rhame) 

    Col William G. Kluck, USAF (Ret) – June 25, 2020 (husband of Nancy O. Kluck) 

    Col C. Thomas Haroz, USAF (Ret) – August 22, 2020 (husband of Judy Haroz)

    Lt Col Preston B. Olsen, USAF (Ret) – August 23, 2020 (husband of Elizabeth (Betty) Olsen) 

    MG H. Tom Taylor, Jr., USA (Ret) – September 23, 2020 (husband of Inge Taylor)   

    LTC Norman G. Johnson, USA (Ret) – November 30, 2020  (husband of deceased Theresa G. Johnson)

    Maj Tonya Bush, USAF (Ret) – December 13, 2020

    Col James P. White, USAF (Ret) – January 15, 2021 (husband of deceased Jacquie White)   

    Col Marvin G. Spallina, USAF (Ret) – May 6, 2021 (husband of Frances Spallina)

    LCDR Sharon I Mitchell, USN (Ret) – June 21, 1921

    Maj Donald F. Wagstaff, USAF (Ret – August 13, 2021 (husband of Berta Wagstaff)

    Lt Col William H. Drumm, USAF (Ret) January 31, 2022 (husband of deceased Mary Lou Drumm)

    Col J. William “Bill” Dettmer, USAF (Ret) – February 2, 2022 (husband of Erin “Kip” Dettmer)

    LCDR Robert D. Wakefield, USN (Ret) – March 14, 2022 (husband of Margaret Wakefield)

    SURVIVING SPOUSES

    Marilyn T. Toler – April 18, 2019 (wife of deceased 2Lt James P Toler, III, USA/AF)

    Letty Plikerd – November 28, 2019 (wife of deceased Maj Quinten Plikerd, USAF Ret)

    Claudette M. Pehr – December 10, 2019 (wife of Lt Col Frank J Pehr, USAF Ret)

    Kathryn Meier – June 25, 2020 (wife of COL Frank L Meier, USA Ret)

    Celia Richardson – September 16, 2020 (wife of Col Jimmy Richardson, USAF Ret)  

    Barbara Ann Aulbach – January 26, 2021 (wife of Maj Albert E Aulbach, USAF Ret)

    Muriel R. “Toni” Shearin – January 17, 2022 (Centenarian and wife of deceased Lt Col Cornelius “Duke” Shearin, USAF Ret)

    ASSOCIATE MEMBERS:

    Thomas E. Hooker – December 18, 2019 

    Maria Due – September 6, 2020 (wife of Roger Due)

    SSGT Ray Churan, ANG – October 21, 2020 (husband of Sally Churan)

    Elizabeth (Liz) Crain – November 3, 2020 (wife of deceased Robert W Crain, USA)    

    David N. Harstad – September 5, 2021 (husband of Sandy Harstad)

    SMSgt Frank J. Loschke, USAF Ret October 19, 2021 (husband of Teresa Loschke)

    Bill R Emrick – March 13, 2022 (husband of Margaret Emrick)

     

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