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Dennis Earl Andersen


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August 19, 1954 —December 20, 2020
(age 66)

Dennis Earl Andersen, 66, passed away on December 20, 2020, at his home in Capitan, New Mexico. He was born on August 19, 1954, at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina to Earl Raymond and Martha Elizabeth (Collums) Andersen.

Dennis graduated from Roswell High School, in 1972, after spending a year as an exchange student in Crookwell, New South Wales, Australia. He graduated, in 1976, from the University of Texas – Austin, with a degree in Psychology, and lived most of his life in the Austin, Texas area, where he especially loved the local music scene, watching movies, and spending time with his twins. He taught his daughter to play chess, and recorded comic books, on audio, for his disabled son. He studied Spanish and loved watching Spanish soap operas.

He moved to Capitan, in March of 2020, to be near his sisters. Dennis loved the mountains and enjoyed exploring the back roads of Lincoln County. He loved spending time with his family and was so glad to be back in New Mexico to be near his sisters and families.

He had a booming laugh and a wonderful sense of humor. He was a solid and dependable man, and his family loved him dearly. His absence leaves a hole in our hearts that will never be filled.

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Dennis is survived by his children Earl and Amber Andersen of Austin, TX; his sisters Kris (Steve) Shearer of Capitan, NM, and Karen (Aaron) Hamilton of Roswell, NM; family members Gwen (Jason) Burke of Roswell, NM, Sean (Lauren) Hamilton of Albuquerque, NM, Eric (Andrea) Shearer of Littleton, CO; and close friends Loma Kirk of Coleman, TX and Ellie Little of Roswell, NM.

Due to the current pandemic, and the desire to keep our loved ones safe during this health crisis, a memorial will be held by the family when we can all safely gather together again.

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