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Patrick Beckett
B: 1941-01-07
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1410 E Bowman Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88001-3001
Phone: (575) 526-2419
Fax: (575) 526-7944
Patrick Beckett

Patrick Beckett

January 7, 1941 - November 20, 2020
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Obituary

Patrick Herman Beckett of Las Cruces NM, died peacefully at home with his family from heart disease and Diabetes complications on November 20, 2020. He was 79.

After proudly serving in the US Marine Corps, Pat graduated from New Mexico State University and then received his Masters from Eastern New Mexico University. He became an archaeologist and eventually head of the contract archaeology program at NMSU.

Pat started Coas Publishing company in the early 1970s and in 1984 he founded Coas Bookstore, which with the help of his family grew into New Mexico’s largest independent bookstore.
Pat deeply loved his wife Becky, to whom he was married for 56 years. He was very proud of his Irish as well as Hispanic background (which dated back to the 1600s in New Mexico), as well as his fellow Marines.
Light a candle, raise a glass of Bushmills, and salute with a hearty Semper Fi!
He will be greatly missed.

Pat is survived by his ever-loving wife Becky, son Mike Beckett (Veronica), daughters Kristy Lambert and Susan Beckett; grandchildren Brandon Beckett (Angela), Brett Beckett (Holly), Justin Lambert and Kacie Lambert; and great grand-children Ethan Wood, Emma Wood, and Jax Beckett.
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Karen Venable

Posted at 10:42am
I am sure going to miss my Birthday Buddy and the most amazing neighbor and let’s not forget our Packer Backer. I am always here for you, Becky and your family. Our family sure misses you already. Rest in Paradise Pat. Prayers lifted.
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Kristi

Posted at 10:51pm
We are sorry for your loss. Your Dad was the pillar of our community and will be missed. Your family is in our prayers. Kristi and Inge Campbell
 
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Kristi Posted at 10:58pm

Rest In Peace.
 
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Kristi Posted at 10:58pm

Rest In Peace.
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Mary Brown

Posted at 11:49am
God bless you Pat. Semper Fi
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Mary Brown

Posted at 11:47am
Saddened by the news of Pat’s passing. What a wonderful man! His contributions to New Mexico archaeology are too numerous to name...he will be missed by many. RIP Pat

Sharon Schoenick

Posted at 11:43am
I've know Pat for more than 20 years. He and I had many good conversations shared over cups of coffee. He will be missed. Good journey my friend,

Gene Schoenick
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