Friday, October 22, 2010

OBITUARY: Charles R. Dutra

Charles R. Dutra
(May 27, 1944-Oct. 17, 2010)

Charles R. Dutra, 66, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2010 in Socorro, NM. Charles was born on May 27, 1944 to Elmer and Mary (Ham) Dutra in Pecos, TX. He is survived by his adoring wife of 41 years Barbara (Mall) Dutra of Socorro, whom he married on Feb. 15, 1969 in Carlsbad, NM; also surviving are his devoted children, Margaret Clare Silver and husband, Micah of Lafayette, LA; and Mary Catherine “Katy” Jablonski and husband, Michael of White Salmon, WA; one grandson, Asher Robert Silver; and his Aunt, Stephana Moore of Carlsbad, NM.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Charles was a resident of Socorro since 2004, coming from Lake Charles, LA. He was a member of the San Miguel Catholic Church, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and graduated Phi Beta Phi from New Mexico State University. He was a former Chemical Engineer for SaSol Company and was a Veteran of the Vietnam Era, serving with the U.S. Air Force.
Charles loved music, dancing, and traveling.  He was known for his abundant generosity and enjoyed life to its fullest.  He loved living in New Mexico and all its splendor it had to offer.
A Memorial Rosary will be recited on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 at 7p.m. and a Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Friday Oct. 22, 2010 at 9a.m. with Father Andy Pavlak Celebrant at the San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro, NM.  Interment will follow on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 at 3p.m. at Sunset Cemetery, Carlsbad, NM.  Memorial contributions may be made to the San Miguel Catholic Church Building Fund. Those who wish to send condolences may do so Daniels Family Funeral Services has been entrusted with the services. They are located at 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM  87801 (575) 835-1530

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