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James Edmond McKinstry


1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
James Edmond McKinstry Obituary
McKinstry, James Edmond

October 17, 1927 -

April 21, 2016





James E. McKinstry, age 88, loving husband and father, passed away on April 21, 2016. He was born on Oct. 17, 1927 in Dexter, NM. Jim served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He began his career with Mountain States Telephone Co. in 1946 and retired in 1986 after 39 years, a member of the Telephone Pioneers.

Jim is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary Jo Merritt McKinstry; son Howard and daughter-in-law Kathleen of Los Lunas, NM; son Andrew McKinstry of Pueblo, CO; granddaughter Seana Mc-Kinstry Crites; and son-in-law Nathan Crites; and great-grandson Asher of Kansas.

A private celebration of his life with family and friends will he held at a later date.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 24, 2016
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