ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER, MOAA, ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE – This service has been postponed due to COVID19
Albuquerque Chapter, MOAA’s Annual Memorial Service will be held Saturday, TBD at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial (Amphitheater), 1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108 (corner or Louisiana and Gibson, SE). The Memorial Service and remembrance of our recently deceased comrades and members will be from 1000 to 1100 hours.
We have invited the 377 ABW Chaplain as our guest speaker for the remembrance. 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.
Here is a list of those MOAA members/spouses who have passed away this past year (please let us know if there is a deceased member we did not know about):
Lt Col Byfield D Gordon, USAF (Ret) – November 8, 2019 (husband of Dorothy Gordon)
CPT Dave R Holten, USA – September 16, 2019 (husband of Bonnie Holten)
Thomas E Hooker, USA – December 18, 2019
LTC William J Huff, USA (Ret) – July 19, 2019 (husband of Julia Huff)
Lt Col Patricia A Kelly, USAF (Ret) – July 18, 2018
Lt Col Richard J Keppler, USAF (Ret) – December 18, 2019 (husband of Judith Keppler)
Claudette M Pehr – December 10, 2019 (wife of Lt Col Frank J Pehr, USAF Ret)
Maj Quinten (AJ) Plikerd, USAF (Ret) – September 28, 2018 (husband of deceased Letty Plikerd)
Letty Plikerd – November 28, 2019 (wife of deceased Maj Quinten Plikerd)
Col Robert L Rhame, USAF (Ret) – March 24, 2020 (husband of Sonia Rhame)
Ernest Duke Shearin, USA – December 5, 2019 (son of Toni Shearin)
Marilyn T Toler – April 18, 2019 (wife of deceased James P Toler, III)
Col Wayne P York, USAF (Ret) – May 24, 2019 (husband of Charlene York)
If you can assist us organizing the Memorial event, we need several volunteers to greet attendees at the Amphitheater and distribute the event program, and host the social and refreshments, courtesy of Chuck Wood, following the service. Please contact Michael Houck, 2d VP, at email@example.com to offer your very much appreciated assistance.