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Obituary for FLOYD


Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Friday June 01, 2007

Vaun Taylor Floyd, age 89, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2007 in Albuquerque. He was born on December 22, 1917 to Earl and Florence Floyd. He and his family moved to Albuquerque in 1958 where he was a surgeon and active community leader. Vaun served as a flight surgeon in the Army Air Force during WWII. Dr. Floyd practiced Surgery in Boise, ID and Albuquerque, NM from 1952 until 1984. He then became Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at the former St. Joseph's Hospital from 1984 to 1996. Dr. Floyd is survived by his wife, Mary, married 62 years, his children, Taylor Floyd of Albuquerque, Barbara Chandler of Colorado Springs, CO, Maryann Richard of Solihull, UK and John Floyd of Fort Collins, CO. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two brothers, Rodney and William Floyd of Idaho; and family friend, Helen Martinez. Dr. Floyd was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Nancy Haworth. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, June 2, 2007, 3:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 215 Locust St. NE. Graveside Service has taken place at Sunset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates memorial donations to one of the following community organizations. Nancy Floyd Haworth Foundation, (breast cancer education/research), P.O. Box 36107, Albuquerque, NM. 87176 or First Presbyterian Church, Youth Department, 215 Locust St, NE. Albuquerque, NM 87102 or Rotary Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 3807, Albuquerque, NM. 87109. French Mortuary 1111 University Blvd. NE (505) 843-6333 www.frenchmortuary.com


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