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Gary Allen Spence


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Gary Allen Spence Obituary
Spence, Gary Allen



Gary Allen Spence, 74, of Gilbert, AZ, formerly of Rio Rancho, NM, passed away February 19, 2016 in his home after a lengthy illness. He was born September 12, 1941 in Springfield, IL, son of the late Bernice and Benjamin Spence.

He was preceded in death by a beloved daughter Stacy Spence-Liesse.

He and Tamara Hall Spence were married January 27, 1961 in Normal, IL.

Surviving are his wife Tami; son Benjamin H. Spence (Claudette); daughters Shelly Spence-Wiley (R.J.) and Stephanie Spence-Romero. "Papa's" pride and joy were his 14 grandchildren, and nine great- grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters Janet Phillips (Jack), Joyce O'Neill (Late Bob O'Neill), Ruth Jones (Monte); sister in law Victoria Hill; & many special nieces and nephews.

His words of encouragement and a life fully lived will forever shine in our hearts.

A private service and interment will be held in Rio Rancho, NM at a later date.

Special thank you to Aegis Hospice staff for their compassionate guidance in his final days.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 1, 2016
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