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Steven K Tuttle

1949 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Steven K Tuttle Obituary
Funeral services for Steven K. Tuttle, 64, of Portales, will be at 2:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 31, 2014, in the Wheeler Mortuary Chapel with Phillip Tuttle officiating. Burial will follow in the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM at 2:15 PM, Mon., Feb. 3, 2014.
Steven K. Tuttle was born Feb. 1, 1949, in Alamosa, CO to the home of Virginia and Edwin M. Tuttle and died Jan. 26, 2014, in Portales, NM. The familiy moved to Albuquerque when Steve was a boy, He graduated from Manzano High School in 1967. While in school, he was an All State athlete, playing basketball and football as well as participating in track and field events.
Following high school, he attended Adams State University on scholarship for a semester before joining the U. S. Navy in 1968. Steve served as a communications tech until 1972 when he was discharged. On July 21, 1973, in Albuquerque he was married to Donna Marks.
Steve completed his education at the University of New Mexico with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and Business. Throughout his professional life, he worked as an insurance adjuster and office manager until his retirement in 2007. During his lifetime, Steve received a number of distinctions and awards, including being named as Outstanding Young Man of the Year in 1977
Following his retirement, he and his wife moved to Portales. Steve was a member of the Portales Country Club, and an avid golfer. He and his wife were active in local Chamber of Commerce activities, especially the Chamber Ambassadors. In 2010 he was named as Workhorse of the Year. Steve attended the First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by Donna, his wife of 40 years of their home; his mother, Virginia Tuttle of West Jordan, UT; four brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Patricia Tuttle of Whidbey Island, WA, Donald and Lori Tuttle of Oroville, CA, Phillip and Karen Tuttle of Eagle, ID and Michael and Linda Tuttle of Albuquerque; a sister and brother-in-law, Gina and Buddy Diehl of West Jordan, UT; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Tuttle on Dec. 18, 2001.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. 575-356-4455,wheelermortuary.net
Published in the Clovis News Journal on Jan. 29, 2014
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