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1410 E Bowman Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88001-3001
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Patrick Beckett

Patrick Beckett

January 7, 1941 - November 20, 2020
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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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Dennis Daily

Posted at 02:58pm
The board of directors and membership of the Dona Ana County Historical Society send our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Pat was a great friend to the DACHS, a personal friend to many of our members, and a treasured resource on the history of our region. He was always happy to share his expertise and knowledge, We will miss him indeed. Dennis Daily, President

Janet McQueen

Posted at 12:17pm
I had the great privilege of working with Pat in the early 1970's in a small department at NMSU. Several years later, after I returned to Las Cruces following a divorce, I worked with Becky at the NMSU Foundation/Development office. Pat's passing is such a great loss for the Las Cruces community and for everyone who knew him. He touched so many lives in so many ways, and especially with the founding of our great cultural and social center, Coas Books. He was a man of great humility and kindness, and he will never be forgotten. Please accept my sympathy for this loss.

Karen Ray

Posted at 11:02am
What an extraordinary life Pat led! May you be comforted by a lifetime of memories,

Jerry Harrell

Posted at 11:50am
Sympathy at this time of loss. He will be missed

Lisa Ehlers McCuller

Posted at 08:23pm
Always remember Pat from our time at NMSU in the archaeology dept. and the bookstore. May his memory be a blessing. Bryan and Lisa

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