On the evening of October 18th our little brother William Edwin Kennedy (Billy) unexpectedly and tragically departed this world as the result of an automobile accident. Billy came into this world with a Kennedy stubbornness and an Irish temper that would not be tamed. Billy loved the Jemez mountains and would often be coming back home with 4-8 rainbow or brown trout as the rest of the family was pouring their first cup of coffee. Billy was a talented fisherman and hunter. He greatly enjoyed the days on the lake with his family. Billy followed his fathers foot steps and worked with the Jemez Springs Water Co-op off and on. He was a hard worker, bright, mechanically intelligent, and could often just figure stuff out. He would often build what he needed from what he could find.
Billy was preceded in death by his beloved mother Francine Wingfield Kennedy, his grandparents Edwin (Buddy) and Opal Wingfield, William (Bill) Kennedy and Martha M. Kennedy. He is survived by his father John M. Kennedy, two sisters Dawn Jonine Dozhier and Amy Deanne Eldridge and his best friend and only brother Kevin Wingfield Kennedy, and one daughter Aelfwyn Rainy, who will be 2 on November 2nd. He is also survived by his ex- brother in law Brian Dozhier, sister in law Shayline Stacy, nieces and nephews to include Devin Drake Dozhier, Nathan Isaac Eldridge, Daycie Danae Dozhier, Shade Opal Eldridge, Delaney Deanna Dozhier, Aspen Francine Kennedy, Dani Rae Kennedy, Brody John Kennedy. Aunts and uncles include Charlie and Patti Kennedy, William (Del) and Wilma Kennedy, Peter Kennedy, Wayne and Susanne Wingfield, Barry and Sandy Wingfield, and Dea Etta Parks and many beloved cousins, too numerous to list, he was especially close to his cousin Crystal Owen.
Billy was humble, hard working, brutally honest and forthright, funny, and always good for a laugh. Billy did his best to keep his promises, often apologized when he was wrong, and found forgiveness easily. Billy was not afraid to get dirty and work hard or tell you what he thought. He would easily laugh at his struggles and make light of the heavy.