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Larry Edwards

June 9, 1939 — April 30, 2024

Clifford Larry Edwards passed away peacefully on April 30, 2024 at the age of 84. He was born in Atlanta, GA on June 9, 1939. True to his roots, Larry was always very much a real southern gentleman. He had called New Mexico home since moving here with his Air Force father in 1955. Larry is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years Sandy, his daughters and sons-in-law Terri and Randy Chambers and Traci and Jeff Remington, and his grandchildren Daniel, Megan and her husband Ben, Dylan, Debbie, and Luke. He is also survived by his brother Al Batts of Georgia and several nieces and nephews and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister, various extended family members, and his longtime best friend ‘Michael T.’ 


Larry loved many, many things. He and Sandy loved to travel, and they took long road trips together. They were fortunate enough to have visited all 50 states in their travels! He loved people, and would talk to anybody, about anything, at any time. He loved children, and his grandchildren were his very favorite. Larry was always happy to babysit when they were young, and attend sporting events, concerts, and awards ceremonies as they got older. He was an amazing grandpa, with pockets full of mini cookies, hidden treasures in the backyard, and a goofy face to make them laugh. Larry was very proud of his daughters, their families and all of his grandkids.


Larry loved being active and spending hours in his garage and workshop. He worked on projects around his house and helped with projects at the homes of his daughters. His neighbors often asked for help or advice on a project, and he was always happy to give it. Larry loved laughing and making people laugh and was known to always be outgoing and funny. He had a quick wit and an amazing sense of humor. His family celebrated many events together, and the gatherings often ended in hilarious games of Charades or Trivial Pursuit. 


Larry was unfailingly good-natured and calm. Even when he should have been, he was never, ever, ever in a hurry. He loved reading, and was interested in history, genealogy, and old cars. In his 50s, he participated in The Great American Race, a cross-country rally in a vintage car. Larry also had a love of trains. He, along with his family, enjoyed many train trips over the years, including four in Alaska. 


Larry retired after nearly thirty years with PNM, after serving as Division Manager of both Bernalillo and Belen area offices. He was active in the New Mexico Jaycees and Bernalillo and Belen Rotary Clubs. Larry served as both national director and state president of Jaycees and held various leadership positions within Bernalillo and Belen Rotary Clubs, including leading a six-week exchange program to Australia. After his retirement, he worked as a real-estate appraiser, as well as being active in various community organizations in Valencia County.

 

Throughout his career, he was well-respected in the business community and was highly regarded as a leader with great integrity. 

All in all, Larry was truly one of a kind. He was a great, great man and he lived a life full of love. He made an impact on many people in his 84 years, and he was fiercely loved by his family. Even though he wouldn’t like it, our hearts are a little bit broken by his passing. He will be dearly missed.

 

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