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Obituary for Debruce


Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Friday September 15, 2000

Joseph Thurman "J.T." DeBruce, 88, of Albuquerque, passed away Monday, September 11, 2000 at his home. He had been a resident of Albuquerque since 1998. His home had been in Carlsbad for the past 49 years. He is survived by his daughters, Linda Brookover and husband, Gene of Albuquerque and Vicki Galyon of Midland, TX; grandchildren, Jennifer Brookover of Albuquerque, Jeffrey Brookover of Albuquerque, David Galyon of Fort Worth, TX and Jason Galyon and wife, Melissa of Annadale, VA; and one great-granddaughter, Jessica Brookover of Albuquerque. Mr. DeBruce was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Lee Ella, in 1997. Funeral services were Thursday, September 14, 2000, 10:00 a.m., at Denton-Funchess Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, NM. Memorial contributions may be made to Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest, Inc., Boathouse, 1300 North Canal Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220 or Albuquerque Christian Children's Home, 5700 Winter Haven Road Northwest, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87120. Denton-Funchess Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.