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Fred Barnett

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Fred Barnett, age 86, passed away in Albuquerque, NM, on September 30, 2009, after a short illness.  He was the son of Percy Barnett and Etta Rose. He was born May 26, 1923, at home near Porter, NM.
Surviving Fred is his wife of 67 years, Zula Gowdy Barnett;  one son, Larry Barnett and wife, Vicki of Hobbs, NM, and one daughter, Sherry Tillma and husband, Jack of Las Cruces, NM; six grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.
  After a short tour in the US Navy, Fred farmed near Porter, NM, for about 30 years before moving to Tucumcari to own/manage restaurants and sell real estate. Fred studied and passed his real estate brokers exam at the age of 73.
 Fred and Zula are members of the San Jon Baptist Church and Fred was a leader in the community. He was elected to two terms as Quay County Commissioner and served on the Trigg Memorial Hospital Board. Fred was an avid golfer, He won a number of tournaments, made seven "holes in one" and was able to score lower than his age for the last few years.
The honorary pall bearers will be his "golfing buddies" who have taken great care of him the last few years.
  Graveside services celebrating his life were held in the San Jon Cemetery at San Jon, NM, on Saturday, October 3, 2009. The family suggests, for those who wish, donations may be made to the San Jon Baptist Church or your favorite charity in memory of Fred Barnett.
Arrangements are by Dunn Funeral Home, Tucumcari, NM, 575 461-3815.
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