John Daniel Estes, 37, passed away on October 19, 2013 in Ruidoso, NM of natural causes. He was born on October 23, 1975 in Minden, Louisiana and adopted by Delton and the late Ovella Burdine Estes when he was three days old.
Survivors include his father, Delton Estes, stepmother, Mary Lou Moore-Estes, sister, Jamie Estes and brother-in-law, Mauricio Stewart, and stepbrother Joe Moore and family. Nieces and nephews include Olyvia, Orlando and Oziah Stewart. He is also survived by his maternal grandmother, Sue Dunn of Portales, NM; aunts, Sue Tipton of Gilmer, Texas, and Florence Johnson of Flagstaff, Az, Liz Tanner of Clovis, NM, uncles Delbert Burdine of Newport, RI, and Bobby Dunn of Albuquerque, NM.
John was preceded in death by his mother, Ovella Burdine Estes in 1998. He was a talented musician and loved to skate and snowboard. John was a kind and sweet man, who will be missed by his family and many wonderful friends in Ruidoso, and across the country.
There will be a Celebration of Life at First Christian Church on Saturday November 9th at 11 am with a reception immediately following.
The family requests that anyone who wishes to donate, do so to Christian Services of Ruidoso.
Published in Ruidoso News from Oct. 30 to Nov. 29, 2013