Thursday, May 13, 2010

OBITUARY: Gary Dale Perry

May 1, 1951-May 5, 2010

Gary Dale Perry headed for his last roundup on Wednesday, May 5, 2010.
To carry on Gary’s passion for living life to the fullest is his devoted wife, Vannetta of San Antonio; his sons, S/SGT Galen of Aviano Air Force Base, Italy; Dustin of San Antonio; and daughter, Brette also of San Antonio; his loving and devoted parents Glenn and Betty Perry of San Antonio; brother, Larry Perry and wife Michelle of Mountainair, NM; sisters, Charlotte Jones and husband, Wilton of San Antonio; Shanna Allison and husband, Frank of Farmington, NM; and Cheryl Crosley and husband, Randy of Albuquerque, NM; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and friends.
Born May 1, 1951, in Magdalena, NM, Gary lived in Pie Town, Socorro, and near San Antonio. An avid supporter of youth activities in Socorro County, Gary enjoyed watching athletic events, especially when his children were playing. He was president and member of the Socorro County Fair and Rodeo Association for over twenty years. His commitment to community also involved serving as member and chairman of the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, representing Socorro County for over fifteen years. He raised and trained registered Quarter horses and farmed north of San Antonio. An avid outdoorsman and hunter, Gary’s favorite activities were best shared with family and friends. His passions of hunting and training horses were inspiring to his children who continue to enjoy these.
The graveside service was held Sunday, May 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Greer Cemetery in Catron County with Pastor Sam Norris officiating. Pallbearers were Johnny Ray Mounyo, Travis Harris, Billy Jack Pound, Randy McKee, Joe Pound, Gene Harvey, Bob Hudgins, Bill Spears. Honorary pall bearers were Larry Perry, Terry Hudgins, Buddy Tigner, Fletcher Tigner, Wilton Jones, Frank Allison, Randy Crosley, and Marty Greenwood.
To celebrate the life of Gary, a memorial service was held Monday, May 10, 2010 at 11 a.m. at Kelly Hall, Socorro County Fairgrounds in Socorro.
To honor Gary, contributions may be made to the NM Boys and Girls Ranches or any charity of choice.

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