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KRAFT -- Jim N. Kraft Jr., 69, a resident of Albuquerque passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2007, at home. Jim was born in Evanston, IL, August 3, 1938 to James Norman Kraft Sr. and Katherine Elizabeth Thompson Kraft who have preceded him in death. Jim is the beloved husband to Judy Booth of Albuquerque; one son, Evan Kraft and wife, Rachel together with their four children, Lillian, Ruby, Judy and Zachary of Omaha, NE; a brother, Gregg Kraft and wife, Janet of Elkhorn WI; a sister, Kay Guthrie and husband, Gregg of Lac du Flambeau, WI; his Aunt Marjorie Kraft of Elkhorn, WI; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Jim held a B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Arkansas; an M.F.A. in Photography and Art History from UNM. Jim was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at UNM from 1977 until his retirement in 1996. In 1976 Jim founded Unified Arts Collaborative Print Studio at his home in the South Valley and from 2000 until 2005 Jim was the Conservation Planner for the City of Albuquerque's Public Art Program. Throughout his life Jim created art in many mediums. Jim's personal art work has been exhibited in New Mexico and throughout the United States in museums and galleries. Jim was instrumental in realizing the visions of many contemporary artists and he never failed to help when his expertise was needed. Jim will be greatly missed. A gathering to celebrate his life will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Dr. SW 243-7861
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