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1941 Paul 2022

Paul Hecht

January 2, 1941 — September 1, 2022

Paul William Hecht

Born January 2, 1941, in Miami, Florida. Died September 1, 2022, surrounded by his family.

Paul moved to New Mexico in 1949 where he graduated from Valley High School in Albuquerque, NM, in 1959.

Paul met the love of his life, Joyce, in 1958. They were married February 20, 1959, and soon moved to Farmington and made it their forever home.

Paul went to work helping build Navajo Dam. He went on to work for Creamland Dairies for the next 31 years and after retiring from Creamland, Paul went to work for Four Corners Security.

Paul played the bass guitar and sang for several bands, later joining the Top Hands. The band opened for major stars including Willie Nelson, Moe Bandy, Loretta Lynn and the Kendall's. He went on to play for 15 plus years at the Skyliner and Elks Lodge.

Paul was a lifetime member of the Fireman's Association after serving years as a volunteer fireman and Fire Chief of San Juan County District #6, Four Corners Search and Rescue, and the Ham Radio Club.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents, Paul & Emma Hecht, his In-Laws, Norman and Jessie Lemon, a sister, Nancy, and his granddaughter, Lacey McGee.

Paul is survived by his wife of 63 and a half years, Joyce.

The Milkman's Children: Cynthia Beard, Sandra Hecht Culleton, and Debbie (Scott) McGee.

Grandchildren: Brent (April), Rochelle (Dustin), Chris (Tracie), Brandon (Ashley), Alicia, and Allan (Jenna).

11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

His sister Anne (Tony) Benson and his brother Steven (Terry) Hecht.

Sister-in-law Janet and his nieces and nephews.

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