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Friday, November 19, 2021
3:30 - 5:00pm (Mountain time)
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Starts at 1:30pm (Mountain time)
On Monday, October 25th, James Warren Easley Jr. went to join his loving wife Betty, in Heaven. Dad was an amazing story teller who enjoyed his daily, early morning get togethers with his coffee buddies at TJ's Diner. Many a tales of day's gone by were shared.
He was an amazing, husband, father, grandfather and family member who was generous with his love and compassion for all.
He loved his farm and all of the hard work that it entailed. His passion for hard work was reflected at his farm in which a barn that was originally built by his dad and uncle on property at West Apache, was then relocated by him. He lovingly took it apart board by board and then rebuilt it on his farm located in West Hammond. A commitment to hard work was his passion as well as his love for family and friends.
Dad's devotion to Mom was shown everyday when he told her how much he loved her and would kiss her goodbye for the day. This was followed by the same greeting when he returned.
Jim served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He served two tours of duty as an E-2 (FA) Fireman Apprentice. He was stationed in Hawaii and had many great adventures. This is where he also met the love of his life, Betty Friedrich. They met during a church scavenger hunt, then three months later joined hands in a marriage which lasted 64 years.
Dad will always be remembered as a local historian for the early days of Farmington. His uncanny ability to recall the facts and lore of early families and events were chronicled in a book by local writer and historian Connie Nordstrom.
We will miss him greatly but rejoice in the fact that he is reunited with mom and his many special family members who went before him. What an amazing legacy he leaves behind. Love you Dad.
Special Thanks to the following for taking such loving care of our father:
Merri Jo Guattery, Juanita Lovato, Dr. Margaret Cassidy, Dr. Bill and the Wound Care Team, Rodger and his Wound Care Team at SJRMC, the complete staff of Visiting Angels, and Alex his Physical Therapist.
You are in our hearts and will always be remembered for the kindness you shared.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife Elizabeth "Betty" Eloise Easley; parents James Warren Easley, Sr. & Mabel Hall Easley; sister Juanita May Good; grandparents Edgar Allen Easley & Mary Louise Honeycutt.
James is survived by his son William Warren "Bill" Easley; daughter Mabel "Ann" Easley (John) Kennedy, Nancy Easley-Harper; brothers Tom Easley and John Edgar (Myrna) Easley; sisters Dorothy (Everett) Kelly and Mary Lou Newton; grandchildren Amber (Isac) Kennedy, Steven (Christina) Kennedy, Benjamin (Terra) Easley, Levi Harper, La Tasha Harper and 9 great-grandchildren.
There is a viewing Friday, November 19th at Farmington Funeral Home from 3:30-5:00pm.
Graveside service will be 1:30pm, Saturday, November 20th at Greenlawn Cemetery with Pastor Rebecca Morgan officiating. Pallbearers will be Steven Kennedy, Benjamin Easley, Ed Easley, Jay Easley, Keith Weiss and Chris Connely. Honorary Pallbearers will be Merri Jo Guattery, Les Leach, Johnny Oakley, Ed Sweat, the crew from TJ's Diner.
Memorial/Donations may be made to the New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch: The Ranches Home.