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Joe Anton Albrecht


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Joe Anton Albrecht, Jr. was born July 26, 1961 in Pueblo, CO to Joe and Shirley Albrecht; and passed into heaven on October 11, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM.
Joe graduated from South High School in Pueblo, CO in 1979. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Southern Colorado in 1984. He and Janet M. Harrington were married on June 27, 1989 in Pueblo. Joe received his Certification in Special Education from Eastern New Mexico University of Portales in 1996. He was a counselor for Chaves County Youth Services from 1990-1997. He then worked for the Roswell Independent School District from 1998 to 2015 in Special Education. From 2015 until March 2017 he was a substitute teacher for the Roswell Independent School District. Joe had a gift for helping people. No matter who needed help, he was always there to help in any way he could. He will be missed by many.
Those left to cherish Joe’s memory are his wife, Jan Albrecht, of Roswell; his son, John Albrecht and his wife Ashley of Roswell; grandsons Nicholas Albrecht, Devin Joe Albrecht, and Logan Albrecht of Roswell; granddaughters Maddison Albrecht, and Emma Albrecht of Roswell. A sister, Debbie Richardson of Pueblo, newphews Chris Wright and his wife Bekka; Niece Chrystal Wright of Pueblo; sister-in-law Judy Johnson and husband Jerry of Wolforth, Tx; nieces Caitlan Krause and Heather Krause, nephews Jimmy Johnson, David Johnson and wife, Jamie, Patrick Johnson and wife Jessica; In-laws Jerry and Pat Harrington of Roswell; brother-in-law Ron Harrington and wife Lara, nephews Brantley Harrington and Peyton Harrington of Midland, Tx. Joe is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents Joe and Shirley Albrecht; maternal grandparents George Arnold and Josephine Finnigan; and paternal grandparents Joseph Neal and Emma Albrecht.
A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Pennsylvania on October 27, 2017 at 2 p.m. A very dear friend, Rev. David Wilcox, pastor of Grace Methodist Church in Albuquerque, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Chaves County Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 193, Roswell, NM, 88202-0193 or the charity of your choice.

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