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Ned Albert Finney Sr


1938 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
Ned Albert Finney Sr Obituary
Ned Albert Finney Sr., 74, a resident of El Paso, for nearly 30 years, passed away Monday, May 28, 2012, at his home in High Rolls-Mountain Park.
Mr. Finney was born at home May 24, 1938, in Sterling City, Texas, to parents Edgar Porter Finney and Lona Iona Cloud. He proudly served his country as a U.S. Army Airborne Pathfinder in the Vietnam War. Mr. Finney later studied geology at Texas A&M University, and he came to El Paso as a construction consultant on the Paso del Norte Hotel renovation in 1983. He was subsequently hired by Jobe Concrete and became good friends with owner Stanley P. Jobe.
Though he was officially retired, he continued work as a consultant for Jobe. Mr. Finney was proud of his work to further the use of recycled materials in concrete and asphalt mix designs, and enjoyed working with engineering students at the University of Texas at El Paso. He was a member of the El Paso Geological Society and former member of the board of directors for the Texas Hot Mix Producers Association.
Once an avid hunter and fisherman, Mr. Finney later loved to shoot animals only through the lens. From his home in High Rolls-Mountain Park, he and his wife, Dale, enjoyed feeding the blue jays, giving "pet" names to the deer that frequented the area and catching midnight visitors such as foxes, raccoons and bears on his wild life camera.
Always strong in his faith, and passing that faith to his children, Mr. Finney was active in church, serving as a deacon when called. He was a member at First Baptist Church in El Paso.
Mr. Finney is mourned by wife Dale Atkinson Finney; children Mary Ann (Mich) Magness, Ned (Sarah) Finney Jr., Lawrence (Patricia) Finney, Oscar (Denise) Finney, Kathryn Finney, Jennifer (Rob) Walls, Nancy (Steve) Brown and Laura (Chuck) Wieland; stepdaughter Jo Dee (David) Vanzant; brother Lawrence and sister Inell; 22 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and countless other friends and family.
He was preceded in death by wife Lynda Seward Finney, and brothers Edgar and Robert.
Mr. Finney will be cremated and his ashes spread in High Rolls-Mountain Park.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift in Mr. Finney's name to the (honor.americanheart.org) by calling 1 (800) 242-8721.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 3 to July 2, 2012
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