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Gregory K. Leary

Gregory K. Leary

Memorial services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Eddy County Fairgrounds for Gregory Keith Leary of Artesia.

Leary, 56, passed away Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, at his home.

Karl McDonald will officiate at the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Leary was born March 12, 1959, in Baltimore, Md., the son of Joseph Leary and Ruth (Butler) Leary. He came to Artesia in 1976 from Kansas.

On Nov. 16, 2002, he married Yolanda Ward in Artesia.

He was a construction supervisor in the oilfields and a Jehovah’s Witness. His true loves were his family and gardening.

Survivors include his spouse, Yolanda Leary, of the family home; daughter Bridget Leary of Artesia; sons Stephen Losoya and wife Iris of Decatur, Texas, and Devin Leary of Artesia; and brother Kurt Hesslegrave of Brunswick, Ga.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements are under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed online at www.artesiafunerals.com.