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Memorial Donations

By supporting Heroes Walk Among Us, you have the opportunity to honor a special person or pay tribute to someone by making a memorial donation.  A gift in honor or memorial donation is a unique way to acknowledge that extraordinary individual in your life. Your donation helps Heroes Walk Among Us provide a wide range of programs and services to Veterans and their Families. 

This is only possible because of thoughtful contributions from people like you. We want to continue changing lives, one veteran at a time, and we need your help to do it!

  • Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:18 AM | Anonymous

    Eric A. Solano




    Army Specialist
    April 19, 1984 - Died: Oct. 22, 2016

    Eric, a highly decorated Veteran of the United States Army, served four tours overseas protecting our country and was a Purple Heart recipient. 

    He was also a proud father, a devoted husband, and his entire world revolved around his family. Eric also enjoyed spending time and taking care of his family and friends whom he loved very much. Eric did all he could to build everything around those he loved and cared for. 

    Eric was known for helping as many people as he could without any expectation of repayment. He was incredibly generous with his time and was always willing to give to anyone in need, even those he didn't know.

    Among other things, he loved spending his time raising and taking care of his animals, enjoyed fishing, and being outdoors enjoying nature. 

    He is survived by his daughter, Zoey Dawn Solano; wife, Anne M. Solano, both of the family home; parents, Albert and Connie Solano of Serafina; sister, Patricia Carroll and husband, Jacob, of Las Vegas; brothers, Adam A. Solano and wife, Randee, of Surprise, Ariz., 
    Please make a donation in his name to support our local veterans

  • Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:15 AM | Anonymous

    Alex J. Brito




    Born September 17, 1917 - Died March 25, 2000

    Alex J. Brito 
    Alex Brito was born in El Paso, Tx and traveled to the San Luis Valley via Covered Wagon. He worked in the Valley and in FDR's CC Camps to help improve the area, build roads and worked as a blast man in La Garita, CO. At the start of World War II, Alex enlisted into the United States Army and served his country in Italy. He helped his company commanders by being an interpreter while in country. Alex was survived by his wife Josephine Brito and five children..

  • Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:11 AM | Anonymous

    Dale J. Klaben



    Army Specialist
    ​Born October 27, 1959 - Died April 8, 2016

    Dale J. Klaben 
    56, of Syracuse, passed away April 8, 2016. He was born in Auburn, NY and was a US Army veteran. Survived by his son, Damien Dale Klaben of Kansas City, MO and his sister, Brenda Klaben Applebee of Weedsport, NY.

    Supporting veterans was near and dear to Dales' heart.  
    Please make a donation in his name to support our local veterans 

  • Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:08 AM | Anonymous

    Oscar elbert "bert" cox




    ​- Died October 15, 2017

    Oscar Elbert "Bert" Cox
    ​65, passed away October 15, 2017. He resided in Panama City Beach, Florida. Oscar was born in Artesia, NM. He is preceded in death by his father, Avery Cox. 

    Bert came to Sandia in 2000, and worked various positions until he found his way into Security in 2003, and decided he had found a home. Bert had worked in the Foreign Interactions Office and for CMPC before he came to the S&S Training Team in 2010, where he served primarily as the Instructional Designer for the Protective Force. 

    He is survived by his wife Delene Cox, daughter Jennifer Hall, her husband Jon Hall, son Craig Cox, his wife Barbara Cox, granddaughter Natalie Hall, grandson Allen Hall, step grandsons Davin Paez, Justin Paez, and Lucas Paez, two step-great granddaughters Torrionna Paez and Amaia Paez. Bert is also survived by his mother, Elizabeth Boggs, three brothers Wesley Cox, William Cox and Larry Cox, two sisters Kay Ross & Glyna Mullins and many nephews & nieces. 

    Oscar had a great number of friends and was loved by many. He had two fur babies he loved very much, Obi and Oscar. 

    Ever the gentleman, Bert is remembered for his easy forthright manner, his thoughtfulness towards others, and his unexpected humor.

    Bert served 20 years in the United States Army and recently retired from Sandia National Labs.

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