Thomas Burgess, 43 of Mescalero, passed away on January 22, 2013 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. He was born on June 23, 1969 in Mescalero to Richard S. and Francine (Kanseah) Caje. He lived a lifetime in Mescalero and was a Wild land Firefighter for the BIA Forest Service and also worked at Ski Apache during winter. He was a loving father and a friend to all and will be greatly missed.
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Thomas is preceded in death by his parents a brother, Ivan Burgess and a sister, Stella Caje. He is survived by his sons, Thomas Burgess Jr., Damon Burgess, his daughter, Ivanna Burgess, his brothers, Richard Caje Jr., Fritz Burgess, Wilson Burgess, Joseph Caje, James Caje, and his sisters, Davina Caje, Amanda Caje and Anjelica Caje.
Visitation will be at LaGrone Funeral Chapel on Friday January 25, 2013 from 2PM to 4PM. Rosary will be recited at 6PM at St. Joseph Apache Mission in Mescalero with a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM on Saturday January 26, 2013 at St. Joseph. Burial will follow at Mescalero Cemetery
Condolences can be made at www.lagroneruidoso.com.
Published in Ruidoso News from Jan. 25 to Feb. 24, 2013