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Monte R. Edwards

September 4, 1941 ~ September 2, 2017 (age 75)
Edwards, Monte R.
Age 75, of Datil, NM, passed away Saturday, September 2, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. He was born in Fort Sumner, NM on September 4, 1941, to Orville (Jody) and Peggy (Edwards) Edwards. Monte graduated from Clovis High School in 1959. After graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served during the Vietnam era. After having honorably served 11 years in the USMC, he returned to New Mexico. He became employed with the Telephone Company. His work took him all over New Mexico and Arizona until his retirement. Monte married Shirley R. Gibson on August 14, 1999. Together they designed, created, and established their home that rests in the mountains of Datil, NM. It was a dream come true. Monte is preceded by his father, Orville (Jody) Edwards. He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Shirley of Datil, NM; mother, Peggy Edwards of Las Cruces, NM; his children, Ben (Beth) Edwards of Las Cruces, NM and Jody Edwards of Las Cruces, NM; his step sons, Michael (Kim) Gibson and Jeff (Lori) Gibson of Phoenix, AZ; his grandchildren, Katie (Michael) Sanchez of Del Rio, TX, Ashley Gibson of Phoenix, AZ, Amanda (Lucas) Allee of Phoenix, AZ, Angelina Costanzi of Wickenburg, AZ, Alyssa Cabrera of Phoenix, AZ, and Savanna Dyckman of Rapid City, SD; great grandchildren, Alice and Erica Bierley of Phoenix, AZ and Kamryn Allee of Phoenix, AZ. Cremation has taken place and their are no services scheduled at this time. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit Monte's care has been entrusted to  
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St
Socorro, NM 87801

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