Jackie LeMaster

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    - Desiree LeMaster Morrow
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LeMaster, Jackie M "Jack"

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and patriarch, Jack LeMaster passed away peacefully on March 15, 2017 with family members at his bedside.

He was born on February 27, 1934 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to Albuquerque at the age of three. He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1953 whereupon he joined the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. He went on to serve and additional 12 years in the National Guard. He began working for Mountain Bell in 1957 and retired after 34 years.

Jack was proud of his Cherokee heritage and was an active member in the Cherokees of New Mexico. He was a member of the Church of the Ascension Catholic Church. His happiest times included spending time with his sons hunting and fishing. He found solace in the outdoors tending to his garden for countless hours. When Jack entered a room it lit up with his powerful voice and infectious laugh. Jack never knew a stranger. He was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and whimsical whistle. Jack will be forever missed.

He was preceded in death by his son, Rodney LeMaster.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Katie, who was the love of his life; his two daughters: Crystal, husband Doug Baker, Mary Grace Cardenas, husband David; his son Drake, wife Gloria; step-daughter Gloria Gambini; step-sons Larry Salas, wife Lisa, Alfred Salas; 16 grandchildren, and 10 great-grand children.

Funeral service will be held Monday, March 20th at Church of the Ascension Catholic Church at 10am. Celebratory gathering will be at noon at 1601 Park Avenue SW.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 19, 2017