TAYS, ED 1934-2013 Ed was born in Roswell, NM on May 15, 1934 where he grew up and went to school. He passed away on April 18, 2013. He served in the U.S. Navy from May of 1953 until June of 1956 when he was released to inactive duty until June of 1960 when he was honorably discharged. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, and the Korean Service Medal while he served in the Navy. Ed worked at Glover Packing Co. upon his return from service, he then worked for the USDA as a meat compliance officer until his retirement. The family moved around the country for his job with the USDA until finally settling in Bosque Farms, NM. After moving to Bosque Farms, Ed became a member of the Bosque Farms Citizens Patrol, Roadrunner Riding Club and the Bosque Farms Rodeo Association. Ed married the love of his life Patricia Ann (Dyson) Tays on August 22, 1956 and from this union three children were born: Lori Ann (John) Bell, Krista Kay Tays and Stanley Edward (Julie) Tays. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Amanda Kaye (Joe) Norine, Philip Edward (Brandy) Durbin, Alyssia Marie Tays, Stanley Patrick Tays and Hunter Edward Tays. Great-grandchildren: Garret Michael Norine, Wyatt Raymond Norine. Cheyann Marie Durbin, Trinity Leeann Durbin, Colton Philip Durbin, Gaige Brennan Tays and Connor Patrick Tays. Ed is survived by sisters Juanita Garrett and Norman Evans, brother Tommy Dean Tays and sister-in-law Shirley Tays. Ed was preceded in death by his mother Maude Tays Ross, father Moma Duke Tays, step-father Bud Ross, brothers Stanley Tays and James Duke Tays and sister, Dorothy Stoff. Ed's greatest joys in life were his family, hunting, fishing, working in his yard and spending time with his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. He was adored by numerous friends and acquaintances who had the privilege to be included in his life. He touched the lives of everyone he met. A Celebration of Life will be announced and held at a later date. Please visit the online guest register for Mr. Tays at www.riversidefunerals.com Arrangements entrusted to Riverside Funeral Home of Los Lunas, 820 Main St. NE, Los Lunas, NM, (505) 565-1700.
Published on: Sun April 21, 2013