David Wood Stanley

David Wood Stanley, 63, passed away unexpectedly and peacefully in his sleep on Feb. 1, 2014.

Born in Burlington, Vt., he served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam War and later lived San Diego, Truth or Consequences, Ruidoso and lastly in Seventh Heaven Ranch in Tularosa. He lived a happy and fruitful life. In his earlier years he was a volunteer firefighter in Jeffersonville, Vt., as well as a ski instructor. For the later part of his years, he was a general contractor and entrepreneur.

He was full of life, caring for a cause and very energetic.

He is survived by family including his wife, Suzanne; sister Gail Hansen and her daughter Kaitlyn; mother of his children, Dawn; son Kevin and wife, Elnaz, and their daughter Mazzy; daughter Becky and her sons John and Joe; and ex-wife Karen and stepchildren Crystal and Ginger.

He was dearly loved and all will miss him greatly. As requested by David, no funeral or memorial services will be held at this time.

In lieu of flowers, condolences may be sent to the family: Kevin Stanley, 14941 Hesby St., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.

Published in Ruidoso News from Feb. 5 to Mar. 4, 2014