Elmer Semones

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Elmer Semones



Elmer Semones, 83, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2018.

Elmer was born in Kerens, West Virginia, the youngest of 15, and one of his favorite pastimes was attending his large family reunions and visiting with his many siblings and countless nieces and nephews. He graduated from Elkins High School, where he lettered all four years in football. Elmer enlisted in the USAF and was stationed at Manzano AFB. He met his future wife,

Theresa Gallegos, in Grants and the two were later married in Santa Fe. They settled in Albuquerque and started their family. In 1959, Elmer began a long and rewarding career as an electrician at the Ideal Cement plant in Tijeras.

Elmer enjoyed all sports, fly fishing on the San Juan River, golfing, hot air ballooning, and was an avid reader. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, the numerous open house parties he and

Theresa hosted at their home, and his willingness to help those in need.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 13 of his 14 siblings, and his beloved wife Theresa. He is survived by his daughter, Dee Dee Semones and Steve Rainey of Tucson, AZ; sons, Richard and

Michael, both of Albuquerque; daughter, Donna Semones of Livermore, CA; his grandchildren, Julie Martin, Chance Semones, Jeremy and Jessica Foulds; as well as his sister, Ruth Gainer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held on April 7th, from 2-6, at the Jewish Community Center, located at 5520 Wyoming Blvd NE. The family will be hosting a pot-luck, so feel free to bring a favorite dish. Please note, that out of respect for our friends at the JCC , pork and shellfish dishes are not permitted.

Elmer will be laid to rest at the Veterans Cemetery in Santa Fe, alongside Theresa, in a private ceremony.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 1, 2018