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Jaqua, Lee Roy



Lee Roy Jaqua of Albuquerque, NM was born July 14, 1940 in Fairmont, MN. He was the youngest son of Wallace and Bernice (Cook) Jaqua. His life sunset on August 10, 2016 at the age of 76. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Bill. Lee graduated from Fairmont High School in 1958 and attended Mankato State University. He first married in 1961 and had two children, Jeff and Julie. Lee resided in Kansas City before moving to Albuquerque in 1995.

Lee is survived by his wife of 25+ years, Tamara (Taylor) Jaqua; son, Jeff Jaqua (Karen) of Overland Park, KS; daughter, Julie Lesniak (John) of Leavenworth, KS; stepchildren, LaToya Taylor and Kerry Taylor (Cathlyn) of Honolulu, HI; (seven) grandchildren, Lauren Jaqua, Ryan Jaqua, Alexandria Lesniak, Kael Taylor, Solei Rodriguez, Sophia Taylor, and Olivia Taylor, and cousins, a niece, and two nephews.

One of Lee's passions was playing golf. He also enjoyed traveling, "happy hours", road trips, and KU basketball. Anyone who has ever met Lee knew of his love of music and laughter. He will be missed dearly.

Memorial services will be held in Rio Rancho, NM on August 23rd, 2016 at noon at First Baptist Church of Rio Rancho, 3906 19th Ave SE.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 21, 2016
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