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William Hugh Carpenter

April 22, 1940 ~ October 1, 2021 (age 81)


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William Hugh Carpenter, age 81, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, died Friday, October 1, 2021. He is survived by his beloved spouse, Patricia; son, Joseph Carpenter and his wife, Christine; daughter, Kathleen Carpenter Lucero and her husband, Brennan and their two children, William and Alora; son, Jonathan Carpenter and his wife, Jenean, and their six children Mary, Jacob, Margaret, Rebekah, Michael, and John Henry. He is also survived by his sister and best friend, Kathleen Griffin; and his recent fiancee, Mary Ann Teresa Garcia. He was recently preceded in death by his first grandchild, Meaghan; his sister, Joyce Malley; and his sister, Patricia Brandt.

Bill was born in Hobbs, NM, and later graduated from Carlsbad high school. He attended the University of New Mexico for his undergraduate and again later for Law School in 1966.

Bill's remains will be cremated and spread in a place special to him. Other people who knew him may pay their respects later at the Centennial Urn Garden, located at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.

Due to safety reasons, the guest list for the Funeral Service and Reception is limited to family and very select friends. You can attend his service virtually at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to charitable organizations which we believe Bill would approve.

UNM School of Law
Attn: Nickie Vigil
MSC11 6070
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Re: Bill Carpenter Scholarship

New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation 
In honor of Bill Carpenter, donations to NMCCF can be made:
•    Online: Make a secure contribution online by clicking DONATE in the header of any page.
•    Phone: Call-in a credit card contribution or pledge by calling (505) 828-3791.
•    Fax: your credit card contribution or pledge by going to the DONATE page, printing the NMCCF Donation Form and faxing it securely to (505) 857-8480.
•    Mail: a contribution by printing out the donation form (on the DONATE page) and mailing it with your credit card information or check, payable to:

New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation
4901 Lang Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109-4495

N.M. Trout Unlimited
P.O. Box 32952
Santa Fe, NM 87594
Re: In honor of Bill Carpenter

New Mexico Trout
P.O. Box 3276
Albuquerque, NM 87190-3276
Re: In honor of Bill Carpenter

NM BioPark (Albuquerque Zoo)
In honor of Bill Carpenter.
You can donate in several ways:
•    Call the BioPark at 505-248-8500.
•    Email us at [email protected] for details.
Make an online donation through the NM BioPark Society.

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