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Larry Dean Jaquess

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Larry Dean Jaquess, 67, passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in Roswell, New Mexico. A Memorial Service will be held at West Alameda Church of Christ, Saturday, December 16, 2017, 3:00 PM. Celebrate Larry’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for his family.
Born on October 23, 1950, in Littlefield, Texas, Larry lived with his five older brothers and one sister in Earth, Texas, until he was six years old, when they all moved to Roswell, New Mexico. After he graduated from Roswell High School in 1968, Larry went on to further his education at New Mexico State University graduating in 1972, with a degree in Animal Science.  Larry was best known there for castrating sheep with his teeth; at least that is what he liked to tell people.  He always said that was his greatest talent and most noted accomplishment.  Larry’s other great talent was endlessly entertaining family and friends alike with tall tales and self-deprecating humor.  He also was a Licensed Urine Catcher at Ruidoso Downs. He held a deep love for animals throughout his life and was a uniquely talented dog trainer.
Larry worked as a construction inspector on many federal government projects and was a land surveying crew chief for Jaquess Engineering (now Smith Engineering) for many years.  He also worked with his brothers on countless residential construction projects. Larry’s latest job was assistant to the assistant manager at Honey Depot in Artesia, where he was the Chief Gift Wrapper and specialized in hard-to-wrap items.
When getting comments from his family and friends, most everyone polled would say that Larry was hilariously funny.  That he was such a very unique person (in a good way).  Each had given an example of one of his random, self-less acts: bringing them food (a hummingbird cake, his famous “special meat loaf” or Cherrie-O Cream Pie – which everyone loves,) just simply imparting wisdom at the very moment it was needed or of him being there for them in their hour of need.  He made it abundantly clear to everyone around him that he genuinely cared about them, maybe not so much in word but in deed.  Larry was a truly unique man and “he done what he wanted to do”. He will be profoundly missed by everyone and the world is a little sadder without him in it.
Mourning his passing are his children: Justin Thyme Jaquess of Colorado Springs, CO; Brian Cargill of Irving, TX; Michele Pete of McKinney, TX; siblings: Randal Jaquess and wife, Brenda of Roswell, NM, Lindel “Pete” Jaquess and wife, Berta of El Cajon, CA, Carolyn Douglass and husband, Jimmy of Ruidoso, NM, Virgel Jaquess and wife, Anne of Roswell, NM, John Jaquess and wife, Janet of Las Cruces, NM, as well as Jeanette Jaquess of Las Cruces, NM; fifteen nephews and nieces; bunches of grand nephews and nieces; an entire horde of great-grand nephews and nieces; and more friends than can be counted. All love him dearly and won’t stop just because he’s gone.  Except one or two.
Preceding Larry in death were his parents: Curtis and Bula Jaquess; and older brother, Jerry Jaquess. He is surely with them now.
This tribute was lovingly written in honor of his Larry by his family.

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