PATRICE J. JAUREGUIBERRY NOVEMBER 22, 1947 - DECEMBER 3, 2013 Patrice Jean Pierre Jaureguiberry, 66, passed away from a sudden illness on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Pat is preceded in death by his parents, Anna Clotilde and Pierre Jaureguiberry; and special friends Victor and Angelita Perez and son Ernest of Encino, New Mexico. He is survived by his wife Louise, son Gabriel and fiance Michelle and grandson Sendoa; brother Jean, wife Kristine, nephew Josef, wife Robyn and grand-nephew Christian; nephew Alex and fiance Sophie; cousin Marie Claire Wheeler and sons Scott and Jeff; and numerous relatives in the Basque region of France. Pat came to America in 1950 on the Queen Mary with his parents and brother. He graduated from St. Michaels High School in 1966 and attended the University of New Mexico. He retired from the USDA Wildlife Services program after 32 years of service, among many friends and colleagues. He transported injured animals for the Wildlife Center for years and enjoyed working with school children, teaching about wildlife in schools across New Mexico. He was called "a renaissance man" being multi-talented as an artist and craftsman. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. A Mass of Resurrection will be said at Saint Fructueux Church in the Basque village of Itxassou, France. The honorary pallbearers are all the people that loved him across two continents. A memorial celebration of Pat's life will be held at the Vista Grande Community Center, 15 La Madera Road, Sandia Park, NM on Saturday February 15th from 1-3:30 p.m.
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Feb. 9, 2014