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Subject: [FLETCHER] Jo B. Fletcher (1938-2004)
Date: 30 Jan 2004 17:24:14 -0700
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Albuquerque Journal, January 29, 2004
Dr. Jo B. Fletcher, 65, a resident of Albuquerque, died Monday, January 26, 2004. He is survived by his son, Douglas B. Fletcher and fiance, Candice of Denver; daughter, Shawn Michelle DeLaHunt and husband, Bob; grandsons, Spencer and Grant DeLaHunt, all of Los Lunas; sisters, Vickie Fletcher of Las Cruces and Jackie Gass and husband, Larry of Durango, CO; father, Ed Ryan of Las Cruces; and nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends. Dr. Fletcher was preceded in death by his father, Jo E. Fletcher; and mother, Sue Ryan. Jo was born Saturday, July 16, 1938 in Wichita Falls, TX, where he graduated from high school. He graduated from college at UCLA and then medical school from UNM in 1976. He was a kind, compassionate, gentle physician and humanitarian that shared his healing skills with needy children on many trips to Mexico and Central America, as well as Emergency Rooms around the US. Driven to help others, he volunteered for many organizations and lived/worked in many pl!
aces in New Mexico, Colorado, California, Hawaii, Texas, Florida and Washington, D.C. He proudly served his country in both the United States Marine Corp and retired as a Lt. Colonel from the United States Air Force. Jo deeply loved his family and always wanted them to be happy and at peace with each other. He loved animals, especially his dog Layla, he also loved music, especially bluegrass. Experiencing and exploring the wilderness was a major part of his life as he hiked through many mountains, jungles and deserts. Jo will always be remembered for his humor both at bedside, keeping his patients smiling, and in the living room keeping everyone laughing at jokes, puns and wordplay. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held Friday, 6:30 p.m., at French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel. Mass will be celebrated Saturday, 1:00 p.m., at Aquinas Newman Center, 1815 Las Lomas Rd. NE, with Father Andy, Celebrant. Memorial donations may be made to Best Friends A!
nimal Sanctuary, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd., Kanab, UT 84741, (435) 644-200
1 or www.bestfriends.org. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333