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Wayne A. Delamater


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Wayne A. Delamater went into the arms of his LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 18, 2021. He was born to James and Peggy Delamater on September 28, 1948 in Socorro, NM. The family moved to Las Cruces, NM in 1958 where his father worked for New Mexico State University. Wayne was serious about academics and athletics. While maintaining a 4.0 grade point average, he played football, basketball, and baseball for Las Cruces High School.

He graduated high school in 1966 and went to college on a football scholarship. He graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1971 with degrees in pre-med and comparative religion. He met and married Dana Fulbright, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 1974. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and graduated in 1975. He did his internship in San Diego, CA and his residency in Dallas, TX. He specialized in ophthalmology.

He married Christine Jones in 1977. They moved to Roswell, NM where they raised their three children. He practiced ophthalmology for almost forty years. He loved serving his patients and they loved him because of it. He also loved his loyal staff, many of whom were with him all the years he was in practice. Helping coach his children in youth sports gave him immense pleasure. He was an avid golfer who played in the same group for most of his time in Roswell. He had very fond memories of those Thursday and Saturday golf games. He also had dear friends in his bridge group that played monthly for umpteen years. He was well know by his friends as a voracious reader and could always be seen with a book in his hand.

He was a charter member of Grace Community Church in Roswell and served as a deacon for many years. He did his best to love the LORD with all his heart, soul, and mind and to love his fellow man as himself.

Wayne and Chris moved to Georgetown, Texas to be near two of their children and two youngest grandchildren. His greatest joy in his life was his family. He treasured each and every one and showed his love in so many ways. He will be sorely missed by all of his family and friends.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, James B. and Peggy M. Delamater. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Chris, and his three children Joe Delamater (and fiancé Bobbie Arnonie) of Roswell, NM, Robin Delamater Foley (and husband, Brian) of Austin, TX, and Ryan Delamater of Austin, TX. His grandsons, Jake Delamater (and wife, Araceli) live in Las Cruces, NM and Nathan Delamater lives in Roswell, NM. His granddaughters, Grace and Remi Foley live in Austin, TX.

He is also survived by his sisters, Martha Delamater Benz (and husband, Frank) of Las Cruces, NM and Connie Delamater (and husband, Dan Rutledge) of Ogden, UT. His niece, Lisa Delamater Chisholm (and husband, Mike), live in Friendswood, TX with their three children, Paige, Alex, and Sean.

A memorial service will be planned in Roswell, NM at a future time.

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