Edwin Hal "Ed" Tucker, 72, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at his home in Farmington surrounded by his family. Ed was born in Farmington to Omer and Winnie Tucker in 1942. Tucker Avenue is named for his family and skirts the Mile High Apple Farm, where he grew up.
Ed graduated from Farmington High School, Trinity University in San Antonio and the American University, Washington D.C.
After college and graduate school, Ed spent 13 years as a much decorated Army officer, served in Vietnam, was an Airborne Ranger, a Military Police officer and worked at the Pentagon.
He then moved back to Farmington to join the family business, San Juan County Abstract and Title Company.
He is survived by his long-time wife of 47 years, Jan; daughter, Stephanie; three granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; son, Greg, and wife Stacie; and five grandchildren.
Also surviving is his brother, Gary, and family of Ohio; sister, Janet and family of Florida; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his parents, Omer and Winnie Tucker; and brother, Ronald.
A small celebration of life has taken place.
Donations may be made to the San Juan Regional Medical Foundation or to the
Ed's care is entrusted to Brewer, Lee and Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St. in Farmington, 505-325-8688. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com.
Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home
103 East Ute Street Farmington, NM 87401
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Apr. 29 to May 9, 2014