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Francis Blake Jr


1981 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Francis Blake Jr., 32, of Mescalero passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Albuquerque. He was born June 2, 1981 at Mescalero and had lived most of his life in Mescalero. He lived four years in Albuquerque and worked as a carpenter. He also had worked at Ski Apache and as a firefighter for the Mescalero Apache Tribe.
He is survived by his parents, Francis and Lyann Blake Sr.; son, Kalvin Balatche; sisters, Merlene Chee, Alva Blake, Charis Blake, Frances Jolene Blake; his mother, Sharon Tazaah; companion, Jennifer Chimal; numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Mariah and Kyra; brother, Pierre Sonny Shield; sister, Nikki Shield.
Visitation was Monday, January 24, from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. The prayer service was also on Monday at 6:00 PM in St. Jospeh's Mission where the funeral mass was held Tuesday, January 28, at 10:00 AM. Burial was held at FNL Blake Land Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lagroneruidoso.com.
Published in Ruidoso News from Jan. 29 to Feb. 28, 2014
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