William Putnam

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Putnam, William Edward

May 30, 1928 -

July 8, 2017

William "Bill" Putnam passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, July 8, 2017. Bill (or Billy, as his mother called him) was born in Kanab, Utah on May 30, 1928. He moved to Albuquerque, NM as a teen and was proud of and loved the area. Bill held several jobs during his life (mechanic in the Army, owner of a gas station on Route 66, testing mechanic at Sandia National Laboratories, and consultant for Sandia National Laboratories). He also worked hard tending to the family orchard in Los Lunas, NM. Bill was a loving husband and father who considered caring for his family his most important job.

Bill leaves behind his wife Norma M. Putnam, two daughters Jane P. Smart (Kevin) and Jill Putnam & three grandchildren Alexander J. Smart (Cortney), Sarah J. Smart & Emily J. Smart. He is preceded in death by his father Hugh E. Putnam, mother Nellie B. Putnam and brother Hugh R. "Ray" Putnam.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 17 at 11 am at Russon Brothers Mortuary in Bountiful, UT. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, Wasatch Adaptive Sports Program, breast cancer research, or the . Online guest book at


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Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 23, 2017
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