Robert DeVoe

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Robert Thomas DeVoe



Robert (Bob) Thomas DeVoe, Esq. passed away February 9, 2018 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was born November 7, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan to Celia Bell DeVoe and Robert Pierre DeVoe.

Mr. DeVoe married Pamela Ann Houghton in 1976. In 1979, he earned a Juris Doctor from Cooley Law School. Mr. DeVoe practiced criminal defense litigation in London, KY and Jackson, MI, but spent the majority of his career (33 years) in Roswell, NM and Albuquerque, NM. After retiring in Albuquerque in 2004, Mr. DeVoe enjoyed investing in stocks and traveling.

Friends and family remember Mr. DeVoe as a man with a big, booming laugh and a lasting presence. He was extremely insightful, spiritual, and a natural teacher. He prized freedom and believed in educating oneself about the wider world. He instilled a strong moral compass in his children. He loved literature and music from genres and cultures across the globe. He was self-taught in many musical instruments, he especially enjoyed blues and classical music. He was awe struck by the ocean and took his family on many vacations to enjoy it with him.

Mr. DeVoe is survived by his wife, Pamela Ann Houghton DeVoe; two daughters, Christina Rose DeVoe (Jesus Torres) and Meghan Elizabeth DeVoe (Adrien Atallah); his sister, Judith DeVoe; and two nieces, Celia and Olivia DeVoe. He is also survived by eight brothers- and sisters-in-law, their spouses, 11 nieces and nephews, and five grand nieces and nephews.

Mr. DeVoe's life will be celebrated by the family in a private memorial. Donations to the Save the Whales or Green Peace organizations are appreciated.

Published in Albuquerque Journal from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2018