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Foy, John Franey



John Franey Foy, 90, died on December 13, 2016 at Lakeview Terrace of Boulder City, Nevada. He was born on March 12, 1926 in Silver City, New Mexico to Thomas and Mary Veronica Foy.

Franey grew up on the Foy Ranch between Santa Clara (Central) and Bayard, New Mexico. He attended St. Mary's Academy, Silver City, NM, St. Joseph's College and Military Academy, Hays, KS and St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO. He joined the United States Army and served in WW II.

He worked at the Grant County State Bank (Bank of America), sold life insurance, developed several subdivisions in Bayard as managing partner of the Foy Partnership, was a proprietor of the Foy Lumber Company and a cowboy on the Foy Ranch. His interests included book, stamp and coin collecting. He was a member of the American Legion, Bayard Lion's Club, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, and was a friend of Bill Wilson for over 50 years. Franey retired to Boulder City, Nevada in 1980 and was an active member of Vernon Howard's New Life Church and Literary Foundation. A lifelong seeker, Franey never lost interest in learning, had a great sense of humor, enjoyed life one day at a time, maintained strong convictions and loved his family.

John Franey Foy is preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Mary Veronica Foy; his great uncle John Franey (Freany); his brother Thomas Paul (Joan Carney) Foy; his sisters Rosemary Foy (Joseph) Stewart and Winifred Ann Foy (Gus Peter III) Momsen; his spouses Rosemary Tolin Foy and Maria Navarro Foy Price; his sons John Franey Foy Jr. and Patrick Tolin Foy; his daughter Rosemary Catherine Foy (Frank) Mendoza; and his compadre Alfredo Corral.

John Franey Foy is survived by his daughters Mary Margaret Foy of Deming, New Mexico and Kathleen Elizabeth (Carl Guse) Foy of Albuquerque, NM; his son Edward Michael Foy of Albuquerque, NM; his grandchildren Sean Terence (Erika Carson Wilmot) Cleary and Bridget Kathleen Cleary of Albuquerque, NM; his great-grandchildren Rowan Oak Clarence (Ian George Curry) Curry and Clover Ann Cleary of Albuquerque, NM; his cousin Joe Foy of San Pedro, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held at Lakeview Terrace (Deacon Tim officiating) and New Life Church and Literary Foundation in Boulder City, Nevada. A graveside service will be held at Memory Lane Cemetery, Silver City, New Mexico at 11 am, Friday, December 30, 2016. The family will greet friends and relatives with a brisket luncheon at the Bayard Lion's Club following the service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2510 San Pedro NE, Suite 212, Albuquerque, NM 87110, to the or anonymously in the basket at a meeting of Friends of Bill.

The family of John Franey Foy wishes to thank the staff and volunteers at Lakeview Terrace of Boulder City, NV; the staff at CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, NV, especially Julie, RN, Billie, RN, Kyla, HHA, Sharon, MSW and Chaplain Mary; and members of New Life Church and Literary Foundation in Boulder City, NV, especially Gary Molenaar.

John Franey Foy is entrusted to the care of Palm Boulder Highway Mortuary, Henderson, NV and Baca's Funeral Chapels, Silver City, NM. To sign the online guestbook or send a card visit our website at

www.bacasfuneralchapels.com, Hwy 180 East on Delk Dr., Silver City, NM 88062.

575-388-2334
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Dec. 28, 2016
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