Theodore “Ted” Benjamin Mares, age 82, was called to his eternal resting place on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
He entered this world on August 12, 1938 in Dawson, NM born to Jenaro and Antonia Mares. He is survived by his former wife, Linda Mares; and their children, Laura Mares, Jose “J” Mares (Elizabeth), John Lujan (Lizeth), Denice Aragon (Emory), Michell Aragon (Lee), Theodore “Ted” Mares Jr. (Jenny); brother, Dan Mares; sisters, Ella Mares, Louise Mulcock and Roberta Miles; grandchildren: Heather Mares, Liam Mares, Jesse Turner-Mares, Candice Aragon, Ashley Aragon, Naithan Aragon, Ryan Aragon, Kaitlyn Aragon, Adrian Lujan, Jason Lujan, Jadynn Lujan, Mercedes Mares, Lexus Mares, Aston Mares, Ayisha Mares and Marina Padilla; great-grandchildren, Sofia Reed, Markese Reed, Alec Mares, Serenity Trujillo, Trinity Trujillo, Emory Jordan Aragon, and Ava Aragon and numerous relatives and friends.
Ted served in the Navy from 1955-1961 where he was an aviation mechanist mate for turbo jets, he worked at the State Hospital in the Laundry Department.
He was a master craftsman and enjoyed swimming, bowling, fishing, and horses in his younger days.
A COVID – 19 safe Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the residence of Michell Aragon. If you would like to share a memory with the family, please call to set up a time 505-492-5627.
Honorary Pallbearers are Blas Duran, Nick Coca, Joe Santillanes, Roy Gallegos, and Jeff/Camille Cornell.
Cremation has taken place, and he will be set to rest at the Santa Fe National Cemetery on Monday, March 1, 2021 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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