WAYNE W. LEMONS, 77, a resident of Pojoaque, passed away on Mon., Feb. 11, 2013 following a sudden illness. He was preceded in death by his parents Ocie Lemons and Esther Feeney Lemons and mother-in-law Bessie Carter.
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He was born in Richmond, Mo. and grew up in Los Alamos. He attended and graduated from Los Alamos High School; he enlisted and served in the United States Air Force for 8 years then worked and retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory after 40 years.
Wayne was a devoted catholic who enjoyed gardening, wood working and loving and caring for his family. While serving in the Air Force, he married the love of his life, Elisabeth in Sparta, Ill. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Mr. Lemons is survived by his wife of 54 years, Elisabeth Lemons of Pojoaque; daughter Cheryl Voltin and husband John of Belton, Texas; son Joel Lemons and wife Linda of Las Cruces; granddaughter Shawna Maestas; great-grandson Drew Maestas both of Santa Fe; brother Ocie Lemons and wife Beth of Pflugerville, Texas; sister-in-law Roberta Morgan of Sparta, Ill. and other relatives and friends.
Public visitation will begin at 7:30 a.m. Fri., Feb. 15, 2013 at the Nuestra Se?ora de Guadalupe Catholic Church in Pojoaque with a rosary to be recited at 8 a.m. and Mass of Christian burial to begin at 9 a.m. Burial to follow at 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. The family of Wayne W. Lemons has entrusted their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory of the Espa?ola Valley. 505-747-7477 devargasfuneral.com.
DeVargas Funeral Home
623 N. Railroad Ave.
Espanola, NM 87532
Published in Los Alamos Monitor from Feb. 13 to Feb. 16, 2013