Obituaries

James Sparrow
B: 1934-05-08
D: 2019-01-18
View Details
Sparrow, James
Ara Myers
D: 2019-01-18
View Details
Myers, Ara
Nancy Watson
B: 1928-06-14
D: 2019-01-11
View Details
Watson, Nancy
Shirley Soules
D: 2019-01-11
View Details
Soules, Shirley
Dolores Telles
D: 2019-01-10
View Details
Telles, Dolores
James Womack
B: 1941-01-27
D: 2019-01-10
View Details
Womack, James
Randolph Nix
B: 1958-10-02
D: 2019-01-09
View Details
Nix, Randolph
Trinidad Guilez
B: 1945-05-27
D: 2019-01-09
View Details
Guilez, Trinidad
Angel Vasquez
D: 2019-01-06
View Details
Vasquez, Angel
Judy Hensley
D: 2019-01-06
View Details
Hensley, Judy
Mellissa Davidson
B: 1973-11-28
D: 2019-01-06
View Details
Davidson, Mellissa
John Briggs
B: 1942-03-15
D: 2019-01-03
View Details
Briggs, John
Marvella Rivera
B: 1927-10-29
D: 2019-01-03
View Details
Rivera, Marvella
Robert Nall
D: 2019-01-02
View Details
Nall, Robert
Dan Malone
B: 1933-04-10
D: 2019-01-01
View Details
Malone, Dan
Ramon Moreno
B: 1958-10-13
D: 2018-12-31
View Details
Moreno, Ramon
Collette Walz
B: 1943-10-11
D: 2018-12-31
View Details
Walz, Collette
Maria Del Bozque
B: 1938-07-19
D: 2018-12-29
View Details
Del Bozque, Maria
Charles Brewster
B: 1936-04-17
D: 2018-12-28
View Details
Brewster, Charles
Philip Ehly
B: 1940-02-28
D: 2018-12-28
View Details
Ehly, Philip
Rose Cardenas
B: 1948-08-28
D: 2018-12-27
View Details
Cardenas, Rose

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1410 E Bowman Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88001-3001
Phone: (575) 526-2419
Fax: (575) 526-7944
John Shackelford
In Memory of
John Riley
Shackelford
1931 - 2018
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Getz Funeral Home
"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Obituary for John Riley Shackelford

John Riley  Shackelford
John Riley Shackelford, born July 27, 1931 and died June 4, 2018

John Shackelford is survived by his three children Janet (Maurizio), Peter (Irene), and Julie (Peter), four grandchildren, Peter, Maria (Spencer), Scott and Brian, and three great grand-children Spencer, Lucas and Leo, a niece Bridgette (Milton) and nephew Blaine. John survived his brother Teddy.

John held a master’s degree in bio chemistry and had a successful professional career as a food researcher. He holds several patents. He gave symposiums and added to the knowledge base of food science world-wide. He was best known for his research in yeast. John was honorably discharged from the army where he served at Ft Bliss and Germany. John never ended his search for knowledge and was always reading about everything from cell structure to black holes.

After living in Chicago Illinois the majority of his life, John and his pre-deceased wife Dorothy, retired to Las Cruces, New Mexico. He loved the dessert and was an avid hiker. John also enjoyed his Model A Ford, gardening, target shooting and dancing. John was quite the dancer and with his beloved friend and companion Virtie they won many dance competitions.

John will be missed for his wonderful smile, humor, love of music – especially the old tunes and cowboy songs, and his fiery political discussions. We loved him dearly and will miss him greatly.

Per John’s wishes, there are no memorial services.

To send flowers to the family of John Riley Shackelford, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers