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James L. Caughren


1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
James L. Caughren Obituary
Caughren, James L.



James Leonard Caughren, 89, born August 16, 1926 in Whitefish, Montana, a resident of Albuquerque, died January 11, 2016. He was raised in Montana, went to college at CU in Boulder, Colorado, earned a degree in Architecture in the late 1940's. Dad loved his family, helped raise grandchildren, and owned Star Cleaners for many years. Dad enjoyed his toys, cars, boats and motor home. The family home was the scene of so many lovely memories, holiday gatherings, beautiful furnishings, including a majestic train and village set. A longtime member of the UNM Lobo Club he donated for decades, cheering on the Lobos at basketball games sitting behind the bench. He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Eleanor P. Caughren; granddaughter Jolene Bond.

James is survived by his children, Kristan George, James L. Caughren, Amy C. Bond and husband, Eric; grandchildren, James Fife and wife, Dusty, Andrea Caughren, Mary Caughren and fiancee, Doug McDaniel, Jay Caughren, Jason Scholer, Travis Scholer and wife, Sara; great grandchildren, JD and Evan Fife, Lilly Anna Harris, Kevin George, Tyson and Ryker Scholer; brother-in-law, Bob Pickett and wife, Erica of Anacortes, Washington; cousin, Mary Burt and husband Dennis. Rest in peace.

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Garcia Mortuary

717 Stover Ave. SW

Albuquerque, NM 87102

505-243-5222
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Feb. 21, 2016
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