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Dan Wesley Gage

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No services will be held for Dan Wesley Gage who was born December 8, 1934 in Carlsbad, NM to Oma and Lee Roy Gage and passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Albuquerque, NM.

Dan graduated from Weed High School in 1953 and then attended Eastern New Mexico University in 1957 where he received his bachelor’s degree. He had grown up in Pinon, NM but after college he moved to New York City from 1957 to 1974, Dan returned to New Mexico in 1974 and had moved to Roswell in 1976 where he worked for the State of New Mexico Child Support Enforcement Agency and retired in 1996.

Dan is survived by his nephew Garrett Gage; many cousins, their children and their children; a few true and loyal friends and many acquaintances. He is preceded in death by his parents.

I’ve lived a good life and enjoyed as much of it as an obsessive-compulsive neurotic could. Do not mourn the passing, celebrate the life.

An old Weavers’ song, When I’m On My Journey, expresses my thoughts.

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“When I’m on my journey, don’t you weep after me,
I don’t want you to weep after me.
Every lovely river must go home to the sea.
I don’t want you to weep after me.

My wishes are for memorials to be made to the Roswell Humane Society, 703 E. McGaffey, Roswell, NM 88203, it would be much appreciated by the animals there.

I wrote this myself, tongue in cheek.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.