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Bobby Edwards

1934 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
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Edwards, Bobby


Bobby 'Robert' Gene Edwards 82 of Los Lunas, NM went to be home with our Lord and Savior, Thursday August 4, 2016. Bobby Gene was born to Bertie Belcher and Lewis Edwards on June 13, 1934 in Calvin, Oklahoma. The absolute perfection in his life came to him through his grandchildren. He loved each and every one without prejudice. They were the absolute shining lights in his life, "Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man who has filled his quiver with them." Ps. 127, 4-5 His grandchildren were the most important things in his life. He loved them and they all, each and every one loved him with the special kind of love that only they can share. He was a very determined man who had very little formal education however, accomplished passing the general builders test the first time he took it. Building was at least his second career being an accomplished racehorse trainer formerly, which is what he is most well known for. There was never a horse that couldn't be rode or a man that couldn't be throwed. He was a very eloquent speaker, poet, and painter. Bobby Gene was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and uncle and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Priscilla Mary Chavez Edwards; five children, Bob Edwards, Marie Edwards Chavez (Eddie Dean Chavez), Jeannette Edwards Lucero (Hector Lucero), Evangeline Edwards and Michelle Edwards Baca (Pat D. Baca); nine grandchildren, Johnathan Dean Chavez, Jennifer Marie Chavez Cooper (Mark E. Cooper), Christina Anna Edwards, Ryan Lee Lucero (Tiffany Lucero), Jordan Isaiah Chavez, Diego David Baca, Jamie Sara Lucero, Bianca Adriana Baca and Isadora Tierza Baca; five great grandchildren, Skyler Johnathan Cooper, Emma Rae Edwards, Johanna Romero, Shane Edward Cooper and Layla Rae Lucero; his sister, Carolyn Thornton Laswell ( Merlin Laswell), of Columbus, Indiana; and brother, Kenneth Thornton.

A Celebration of his Life will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Rio Grande Valley Calvary Chapel-19381 Hwy 314, Belen, NM beginning with a viewing at 10:00 am, followed by the funeral service at 11:00AM. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Compassion International.

Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505)864-4448, where an online guest register is available at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 10, 2016
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