Obituary for DE ANDA

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Wednesday January 07, 2009

Kevin Phillip DeAnda, 25, died peacefully in his sleep Wednesday December 31, 2008. He is survived by his parents, Vic and Lori DeAnda; sister, Lynelle Sturgeon and brother-in-law and friend, Brandon Sturgeon; new baby niece, Kaitlyn Sturgeon; sister, Jeanette DeAnda; brothers, Victor and Paul DeAnda; roommate, John Knox; best friend, Jodi Gustafson; girlfriend, Evelyn Schnepper; and a large loving extended family consisting of a great grandmother, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Kevin was a 2001 graduate of Eldorado High School. He bravely faced many difficult challenges during his short life. Even though life was not easy for Kevin, he still managed to touch the lives of many with his kind heart, wonderful sense of humor, colorful sense of style and his gift of being able to understand and relate to the disabled and those less fortunate. He was deeply loved and will be missed by many. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at French Mortuary, Wyoming Blvd. Chapel, Thursday, January 8, 2009, 6:30 p.m. Rosary and Funeral Mass will be held at John XXIII Catholic Community, 4831 Tramway Ridge Dr. NE, Friday, January 9, 2009 starting at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, P.O. Box 3086, Albuquerque, NM 87190 or NM Autism Society, P.O. Box 30955, Albuquerque, NM 87190. Please visit our online guestbook for Kevin at RememberTheirStory.com French 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE (505) 823-9400