Obituary for DEVALK

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday August 15, 2004

Ernest "Tickadad" DeValk, 90, a resident of Albuquerque, died Thursday, August 12, 2004. He is survived by his daughter, Judy D. Barnette; grandson, Alan H. Barnette and wife, Rebecca and their children, Cody, Cheyenne and Cassidy; granddaughters, Ann Umberhocker and husband, Rich and their children, Kaylee and Ashlyn, Jennifer Rice and husband, Greg and their children, Hannah, Andrew and Emily, Jo Barnette and her daughter, Bella, Rachel Bailey and husband, Tom and their children, Nasya Barnette, Lauren and Jadyn Bailey, Suzanne Ratchner and husband, Christopher Harmon, Denice Frost and husband, Scott and Amy Barnes and husband, Grover "William" Barnes; and sister, Sophie Luper and her son, Norman Luper and his son, Lane Luper. Mr. DeValk was preceded in death by his wife, Florence DeValk; daughter, Jeanne D. Ratchner; and sons-in-law, Craig A. Ratchner and Jon H. Barnette. He was a member of the Craftsman Club. Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, 11:00 a.m., at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE, with Father Francis X. Eggert, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Norman Luper, Bill Barnes, Christopher Harmon, Alan Barnette, Rich Umberhocker, Greg Rice and Tom Bailey. Friends may visit French Mortuary, University Blvd. Chapel, Monday, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE 843-6333

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