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Stanton Needham


1933 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
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Needham, Stanton G.



Stanton G. Needham, age 82 died on Friday, October 28, 2016. Stanton was born on December 13, 1933 to Carl and Merle Needham, in Coleman, OK. Shortly 9 months later, Mr. & Mrs. Needham moved to Fairacres, NM. After a brief stint in California and Arizona, they settled back to Fairacres, NM. Upon graduating from high school, Stanton remained in Las Cruces to attend NMSU studying Civil Engineering. His studies were interrupted by the draft and he served 2 years in the Army, receiving an honorable discharge and returning to Las Cruces to the job he previously held at the Physical Science Laboratory as a Data Analyst, where he analyzed tests performed at White Sands Missile Range until he retired in 1985. Stanton was a kind, generous man who nursed both of his parents until they were both taken by cancer.

Stanton later met his wife Gloria in 1988 and married her 4 months later, enjoying 28 years of marriage. He immediately became a respected father figure to Gloria's grown children Jim, Kimberly & Ginger, and later a beloved grandfather to their children. He was a great cook and enjoyed feeding a full table of guests. Stanton had a beautiful tenor voice. He was a long-time member of Northeast Church of Christ. He was wonderful in all of his roles, full of love for his family. Stanton was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind his wife Gloria Needham; Siblings Gwen (Rich) Burlemann, Kenneth (Jenny Lou) Needham & Louann (Bob) Youngblood; nieces and nephews Dale & Brenda, Jennifer, Ross & Scott, Kevin & Jason. Also grandchildren Noah & Aaron; Megan & Adam. The family gives special thanks to Stanton's friends and caregivers Lulu and Luana, and Michael Dunn of Hospice of NM, for their excellent care.



Military Burial Service will take place at 12:45 pm at Santa Fe National Cemetery on Friday, November 4, 2016. A Memorial Service will be held at The Northeast Church of Christ at 11000 Paseo del Norte NE, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87122 at 10:00 am on Saturday November 5, 2016.



In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made in Mr. Needham's honor to the Northeast Church of Christ P.O. Box 94867, Albuquerque, NM 87199.



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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Oct. 30, 2016
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