Mr. Joe Dale Julian passed away peacefully on January 6th, 2023, in Magdalena, New Mexico, at the age of 78 years old.
Joe is survived by his loving wife Ida Julian of Magdalena, New Mexico, his son Joseph Aaron Julian of Rio Rancho, NM, his daughter in law Angela (Buffy) Julian of Rio Rancho, NM, his eight grandchildren, his nine great-grandchildren, his brother Wayne Allison, his brother Jimmy Allison, and sister Virginia Peabody.
Joe was born on Sunday, May 7th, 1944, in Española, New Mexico, to Estalee (Bowman) and John A. Julian. Joe attended and graduated from Española High School. Joe enlisted in The United States Navy and earned the rank of Senior Chief Gunners Mate. Joe served twenty-three years and three tours in Vietnam. Joe earned decorations such as the National Defense Service Medal, Five Good Conduct Awards, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Unit Commendation, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. Joe was employed as an Industrial Electrician by Dicaperl Minerals Corporation for twenty years.
Joe enjoyed mechanical work in his free time. He was considered a magiver and inventor.
Thank you to my lovely wife for the memorable years and love.
I can imagine no more rewarding a career. Any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make life worthwhile, I think I can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: I served in The United States Navy. Fair well shipmates, we have the watch.