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Charles Brice Dowaliby

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Charles Brice Dowaliby passed away after a lengthy illness on Friday, June 30, 2017. A long-time resident of Roswell, “Carlos” (as he was known to his friends), was preceded in death by his father James Dowaliby; mother Evelyn Brice Dowaliby; as well as his beloved grandfather Judge Charles R. Brice; and grandmother Mary Evelyn Pruitt Brice.
Charles was born on April 15, 1933 in New York City and moved to Roswell when he was six years old. He attended public schools in the city and later became a cadet at New Mexico Military Institute. He served three years in the U.S. Navy before enrolling at the University of New Mexico where he was a member of Pi Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He graduated with a degree in Psychology and Spanish in 1960. He spent many years in Santa Fe where he wrote a political column for the Santa Fe New Mexican and was a special assistant to Governor David Cargo. Charles spent several years traveling in Mexico and later moved to El Paso, serving with the U.S. Border Patrol. Following his retirement, he moved back to Roswell where he enjoyed his final years visiting with old friends and enjoying the company of many pets.
Charles is survived by many friends including his faithful caregiver, Suzie Waldrip; his adopted second family, Sally, Lisa, and Ross Burkstaller, all of whom will miss his great sense of humor, generosity and loving concern for everyone. A Memorial Celebration will be held at a later date to be determined this summer. Donations in memory of Carlos may be made to the Humane Society and to Vista Care Hospice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.