Cleveland Jay Voiers
1948 - 2019
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CLEVELAND JAY VOIERS, age 70, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at La Posada Mesilla Valley Hospice in Las Cruces, NM after bravely battling cancer. Cleve, son of Vida Gardner and James Voiers was born on July 20, 1948 in Deming, NM. He has two sisters, Vickie Voiers-Morrow and Melanie Voiers-Pool (Dick). He was married to Debra Janecka-Voiers and was a loving father, to Jennifer Kirwan (Patrick) and Catherine Young (Jason). He was a fun-loving grandfather, to Reiley, Liam, Kieran and Caitie Kirwan, Emma Davidson, Lizzy and Dal Embick.
Cleve graduated from Deming High School in 1966. Attended Cochise College on a tennis scholarship graduating in 1968 and graduated from Louisiana State University in 1982 with a Bachelor Degree. He served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War on the USS Oklahoma City. In 1973, he and his friend, John Strand hitchhiked to New York City, flew to Europe and backpacked for three months. He was elected as a Deming City Councilman in 1980. During his lifetime he owned a variety of businesses in Southern New Mexico. Cleve loved to create and build all types of projects. He also enjoyed spending time with his golf buddies and competing in tournaments. His greatest impact was his influence on his daughters, grandchildren and the multitude of friends he made during his lifetime.
Cleve's final wishes were to be cremated and in lieu of services, he requested a "Celebration of Life" get together for family and friends. The event will take place on Friday, June 28, 2019 in Ruidoso, NM at Cree Meadows Country Club.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made to La-Posada Mesilla Valley Hospice in Cleve's memory.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 300 E. Boutz Road, 527-2222. Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care". For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com

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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Feb. 24, 2019.
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March 28, 2019
Christmas Eve, 1971
I served with Cleve on the USS Oklahoma City. I spoke with him last about seven months ago, and we reminisced about old times and our Vietnam experiences. I am truly sorry to hear of his passing.
Fair seas and following winds, Cleve.
Mark Pietz
February 28, 2019
Eternal rest grant unto Cleveland, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen
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