Gene Mutchie, passed away on May 6, 2023. He lost his heroic battle with cancer and has gone to be with the Lord. On October 18, 1939, in Alliance, Nebraska, Gene was born to John Felix Gale Mutchie and Anna Elizabeth Briener. After the death of his parents, his aunt and uncle, William P. Roberts, and Orma Mutchie Roberts, assumed the role as his parents. At the age of 14, Gene moved to Albuquerque, NM. He enlisted in the Navy and served for a short time. After the Navy, Gene worked at the Sandia National Laboratories. He retired from his job after 28 years of service as a speacialist in the machinist department. He met the love of his life shortly after beginning his career at the Sandia National Laboratories. Dorothy Pritchard. They were married and remained so for 42 years, as she was by his side in his final moments. They shared his love of western dancing, casino hopping, and taking care of their property and landscaping. He was a fun-loving friend, uncle, and brother-in-law to many. Gene is proceeded in death by his brothers Bill Roberts and Ronald Roberts, by brother-in-law Ernest, James and Adron Pritchard and sister-in-law Virginia and Lilly Pritchard. He is survived by his sister Fairy Wilkins and her husband Ervin, in-laws, Bill and Sarah Pritchard, Evelyn and Lyle Van Houten, Jesse and Linda Pritchard, John C. Pritchard, and Gregory and Karen Pritchard. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews, as well as great and great-great nephews and nieces. The Ambercare of Belen was amazing during the time they spent with Gene and Dorothy, and they are much appreciated.
Donations to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.
A service will be held at Daniels Funeral, 7601 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109. It will be held on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 10:30 am. A burial will follow at Sandia Memory Gardens, 9500 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113.