S. Craig Tays

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Tays, S Craig

S Craig Tays, age 67, a resident of Albuquerque, peacefully departed life on earth March 31, 2017. Craig's love for life as a free spirit and artist brought positive energy to everything he touched. He loved his friends and made them feel special. He was always in a good mood and a great listener. His love for music and New Orleans were also deeply integrated into his life.

Craig had a real estate business career and was President of Tays Investment Corporation. He was well educated and his lifetime pursuit of academics was to teach children. One of his favorite activities was kick boxing and Karate. He spent many years as a black belt instructor. His qualifications included helping children with special needs. He believed that learning to write is man's most essential tool for communication and survival. Craig is survived by his brothers Pat and Melvin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Please join us for a memorial service on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m., at FRENCH â€" University, or on Saturday, May 6, 2017, 1:00 p.m., in the chapel at Hamilton- O'Dell Funeral Home in Alamogordo, 1334 Scenic Dr. Please visit our online guest book for Craig at


Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 9, 2017