Edwin Edward Piper, Jr. passed away peacefully at his home in Albuquerque, Saturday, December 21, 2019. He was born June 26, 1929 in Wray, Colorado. Ed Graduated from Colorado State Teachers College, Greeley, CO, in 1951. He served in the U.S. Navy before graduating from University of Colorado Law School, in 1957. He practiced law in Denver before joining a Santa Fe Law Firm in 1957. He relocated to Albuquerque, where he continued his law practice, specializing in transportation law. Throughout his life, Ed enjoyed skiing, golfing, reading, history, and travel. His grandchildren were especially important to him. he will be remembered by his wry sense of humor and will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his twin sister, Gloria Elaine Piper, in 1933, his father, Edwin E. Piper, Sr., in 1974; his mother, Lola Scott Piper, in 1993; and his step-son Frank "Pancho" Wells, in August, 2019.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Elsie Rael Piper; daughter, Lauren Scott Piper;grandchildren, Maddie Franco Bauer (Dave), Grant Franco; brother, Richard A. Piper from Arvada, Colorado; many nieces and nephews. He is further survived by step-daughters, Kathie Wells Chavez (Dennis), Penny Wells Shannen (Tom); grandchildren, Mike King, Kristin Dawe, Elisha Wells, Erica Chavez Webster, Amanda Chavez; and many great-grandchildren.
Mass will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, January 6, 2020, Gate of Heaven, 7999 Wyoming Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.
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