Gary Dean Eldridge, age 65, beloved father and grandfather, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018. He was born in Albuquerque, NM on September 26, 1952, to the late J.C. "Dick" and Anna Mae Eldridge; and was a resident of Bernalillo, NM. Gary was the youngest of two boys and was raised in Jemez, Bernalillo, and Albuquerque, NM. Gary loved to hunt, fish and go dancing; he would hop in his truck and drive around Jemez and enjoyed the fresh air. In his spare time when he wasn't rearranging the house, he enjoyed wood working. Gary retired in 2015 from Murry Drilling located in Bernalillo, NM.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Rhonella Ann Brown; his brother, Larry Eldridge.
Gary is survived by his loving children, Katrina Rea and husband Thomas of Penrose, CO, and Stacy Eldridge and wife Kimberly of Rio Rancho, NM; three grandchildren, Jim Sims (J.C.) of Hobbs, NM, Justin Sims of Carlsbad, NM who currently is attending college in Las Vegas, NM, and Haylee Eldridge of Rio Rancho, NM; and many other loving relatives and friends. Gary will be greatly missed by his loving family and by those whose lives he touched.
Services are planned in June 2018 and will be announced.
Gary's care is entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services - Alameda Mortuary, 9420 Fourth Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114 - (505) 898-3160.