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Hugh Leonard Easterday
Jan. 3, 1943-Dec. 4, 2012
Hugh Leonard Easterday, 69, of Flora Vista, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, in Farmington. He was born Jan. 3, 1943, in Denver, Colo., to Harold and Vesta Easterday.
Hugh earned a degree in History and Education from Fort Lewis College and a Masters in School Administration from Western New Mexico University, in Silver City. Hugh married Sue Griswold Easterday of Cortez, Colo. in June of 1964. Hugh worked as an elementary teacher in Kaibeto, Ariz. before moving to Farmington, where he spent his career as a teacher, coach and administrator at Tibbetts Junior High School, Heights Junior High, Ladera Elementary, Farmington Administration Office, Northeast Elementary and Mesa View Junior High. After retiring from Farmington Municipal Schools, Hugh also worked at Nenahnezad Elementary in Fruitland.
Hugh was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.
Hugh is survived by his wife, Sue Easterday; his son, Kevin Easterday, of San Antonio, Texas and his daughters, Dee Dee Easterday, of Farmington and Tricia Schultz and son-in-law, Jason Schultz, of Goodyear, Ariz. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Justin Fleming, Brandon Fleming, Duncan Schultz, Jocelyn Schultz, Christopher Easterday and Michael Easterday; his brothers and sisters, Lewis Easterday of Denver, Colo., Deanna (Dennis) Butts, of Orlando, Fla., Lorna (Arne) Johnson, of Honeypath, N.C. and Dwight (Janet) Easterday of San Jose, Calif. and his uncle and aunt, Howard and Dolores Yates, of Greeley, Colo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Vesta Easterday and his sister, Roberta Brock.
The family would like to thank his doctors, Dr. Matthew Dekay, Lloyd Percell, Dr. Lihn Nguyen and Brittany, Fran and Nancy and the staff at the San Juan Cancer Center , Dr. Jeff Neidhart, and Dr. James Neidhart and the staff at San Juan Oncology especially his nurses, Shawna, Erin, Lauren, Pat and Louise.
A funeral service for Hugh will be 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at First United Methodist Church, 808 N. Monterey with the Rev. Dr. Guy Mackey of St. John's Episcopal Church officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name, to Partners Relief and Development, PO Box 912418, Denver, CO 80291-2418 or Navajo Ministries Incorporated, 2013 W Main, Farmington, NM 87401.
Hugh'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 Dec. 6 to Dec. 13, 2012