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Edward A. Marquez


1937 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Edward A. Marquez, life time Tucumcari, NM, resident, passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2012, in Amarillo, TX, following a brief illness.
Edward was born January 26, 1937, in Tucumcari, NM, to Alfonso and Dorothy Marquez. He attended Tucumcari High School and graduated in 1956. He married Virginia Valverde on March 8, 1960. He was retired from the City of Tucumcari where he worked in the Water Department for 30 years. He loved his family and helping those in need. He was blessed with an ear for music and loved playing the guitar and singing his favorite songs. He served in the New Mexico National Guard.
Surviving Edward is his wife, Virginia of Tucumcari, NM; his children, Andrea Morton and husband, Jerry of Dumas, TX, and Keith Marquez of Tucumcari, NM; his grandchildren, Jason Morton and wife, Geneva, Denise Pizana and husband, Adrian, Erika Morton and Noah Marquez along with 4 great-grandchildren; his mother, Dorothy Marquez of Tucumcari; his brother, Charles Marquez and wife, Delia of Santa Fe, NM, and his loving aunt, Anna Marquez of Tucumcari ,along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Services celebrating his life will be Thursday morning in the First Baptist Church beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pall bearers will be Jason Morton, Noah Marquez, Efrem Parra, Felipe Marquez, Victor Marquez, and Rodney Valverde.
Arrangements entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home of Tucumcari, NM, 575 461-3815.
Published in the Quay County Sun on Oct. 17, 2012
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