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William Laredo

1937 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
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Laredo, William B

William B. Laredo, born December 19, 1937, went home to be with the Lord on July 1, 2017. He served with the Air Force, Air National Guard U.S., 150th Tactical Fighter Group during the Vietnam War from 1968-1969 and was honorably discharged. He retired from a 37 year career in the Air National Guard at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, NM with the ranking of Master Sergeant and appointment to First Sergeant. William received numerous awards and honors including a Bronze Star, Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Presidential Unit Citation, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor, Small Arms Marksmanship Expert, Rifle, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross and a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

William is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Mary Jo Laredo; son, Robert Laredo; son, Anthony Laredo and granddaughter, Brittney Jelly; daughter, Theresa Laredo-Garcia and son-in-law, Phillip Garcia and granddaughters, Victoria Garcia, Monica Alaniz and Christina Landron; daughter, Susan Sedillo and son-in-law, Raymond Sedillo and grandchildren, Antoinette Duniphan, Stephanie Davalos, Jennifer Sedillo, Daniel Sedillo, and Isaiah Sedillo; daughter, Vanessa Ownbey and son-in-law, Dr. Timothy Ownbey and grandchildren, Millicent Martin, Joshua Ownbey, Alexandria Ownbey and Jadon Ownbey; eight great-grandchildren, Mattasin, Drew, Cain, Alina, Kade, Avi, Emmett and Dane; and two sisters, Barbara Centeno, Hope Bruno and brother-in-law, Nick Saavedra. He is preceded in death by his parents, Doroteo and Elena Laredo; brothers, Fred, Fernando and Richard Laredo; and his sisters, Elvira Gutierrez, Consuelo Lovato, Mary Griego, Helen Varela & Natalie Lopez.

His beaming smile, immense love for family and service to our country will never be forgotten.

Mass will be celebrated Saturday, July 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m., at Holy Family Parish, 562 Atrisco Dr. SW. Interment will take place Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m., at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Please visit our online guestbook for William at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 6, 2017
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