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George Kennard

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On Saturday, November 30, 2019, George Kennard, a loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 61. George, better known as “Tony,” was a lifelong resident of Roswell, N.M. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with George’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

SURVIVORS: Tony is survived by his wife, Kimberly Kennard; sons: John (Margaret) Kennard, Dustin (Jennifer) Kennard; grandchildren: Gauge (Jocelyn) Kennard, Kevin George, Victoria Vasquez, Asper Kennard, Peyton Kennard, Clayton Kennard, Paisley Kennard, and Bode Kennard; brothers: Freddie (Becky) Kennard, Jackie (Anne) Kennard, Tim (Marlene) Kennard, and Steven (Teresa) Kennard.

PRECEDED: Tony is preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Kennard; father, Jack Kennard; and brother, Dale Kennard.

Tony was born on February 20, 1958, to Jack and Shirley Kennard. At the age of sixteen, Tony started his career in paint and body, which he continued for 45 years. Tony eventually opened his own business called Kennards Auto Refinishing. On January 23, 1976, Tony married his high school sweetheart, Kimberly, and they shared this life together for forty-three years. On October 31, 1977, and December 19, 1981, respectively, he welcomed his two sons who were the most important part of his life.

A devoted husband, father, hunter, and fisherman, Tony spent all his free time outdoors either hunting or fishing. If he was with family or friends, his heart was whole. He was so proud of each and every one of his grandchildren; they were his pride and joy. Tony was an animal lover. His precious Jack Russel, Sadie, and his cats will miss him dearly. Tony will be deeply missed by his lifelong friends, family, and all who knew him.

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SERVICES: A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 2:00 PM, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home. Tony’s wishes are that everyone comes casual and hang out with us.

Fisherman’s Prayer

I pray that I may live to fish
Until my dying day.
And when it comes to my last cast,
I then most humbly pray:
When in the Lord’s great landing net
And peacefully asleep
That in His mercy I be judged
BIG ENOUGH TO KEEP!

-author unknown

This tribute was written in George’s honor by his family.