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Wilbur Francis Stearns

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Stearns, Wilbur Francis "Wimpy"

On the evening of January 2, 2016, Wilbur passed away peacefully of natural causes in the comfort of his home in Edgewood, NM. Wilbur was 81 years old.

Wilbur Stearns was born in East Worcester, NY on December 5, 1934. He was the first son of Edith (Neilander) and Frank B. Stearns.

Wilbur was preceded in death by his parents; spouses, Barbara (Scott) Stearns and Phyllis (Eskew) Stearns. Wilbur is survived by his step-mother, Esther Stearns; brother, Alan Stearns; sons, Charles, James and Ian Stearns; daughters, Susan Liebold and Kara Tollefson; step-sons, Michael and James Eskew; 12 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Wilbur was a very kind and generous soul, playing his ukulele and sharing laughter with his family and friends. Throughout his life he accepted adversity and loss with the gift of humor and optimism. He literally walked on the sunny side of life and will be missed by so many.

A memorial will be held Saturday, January 9, 2016. For more information on Wilbur's life and memorial, please visit the Riverside Funeral Home website at

Published in Albuquerque Journal from Jan. 8 to Jan. 10, 2016
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