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Eldon Enjady Iii

September 19, 1987 — January 14, 2017

Corporal Eldon Wallace Enjady III, "Budge" was born on September 19, 1987 to Rena J. Mendez and Eldon W. Enjady Jr. in Ruidoso, NM. He is survived by his parents; wife, Dashina Cochise-Enjady, their children, Skyla Enjady(10 years old), and Eldon Enjady IV(6 years old); his brothers, Justin Enjady, Patrick Platero and Becenti Platero; sisters, Lozen Enjady, Karen Hinojosa, Krissy Platero and Rosemary Cochise. Eldon was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Justin & Imogene Mendez; paternal grandparents, Eldon & Celine Enjady Sr. and sister, Rachel Rocha.

Eldon graduated from Mescalero Apache Schools in May of 2005. While attending school there Eldon participated in the football, basketball and baseball programs. His favorite class was Art, where he showed great potential.
Eldon accomplished a great many thing in his life beginning with serving his country in the United State Marine Corp, touring two times to Iraq and one to Djibouti.

He later attended the Institute of American Indian Arts where he majored in Studio Arts. Eldon excelled greatly and had many beautiful pieces of art. He had two memorable pieces of Art, one a deer made of sticks and another made of recycled newspaper, both were displayed and auctioned off during his attendance at IAIA.

Eldon attended the Rural Police Officer Training Program at Artesia, NM. He graduated as squad leader with class A[[]_]RPOTP-601, all whom he befriended.
Eldon was employed with several Tribal Departments with his first on being at MAHA before leaving to the USMC. He then was employed after his service to the Elderly Center, Fire & Rescue and the Conservation Department. Eldon impacted everyone he came in contact with and always presented himself well.

Eldon to say the least was a one of a kind person. His laughter and smile was so unique. He was always joking and laughing, which made him easy to get along with, Eldon was a hard worker, who was always willing to help. He was always a phone call away and tried to be there for his family.

Eldon had several hobbies, anything to do with the outdoors from fishing, hiking and hunting. He enjoyed being a part of his fathers' dance group with his son. Eldon also enjoyed his time coaching and being a part in his children's activities.

His passion in life, however was his children. He loved them both and wanted nothing but the best for them. They had their inside jokes and always made songs about one another. Eldon was always there when he could be to cheer them on in anything his children did.

Prayer service will be Thursday, January 19, at 6:00 P.M. at the Mescalero Community Gym where the funeral will be on Friday, January 20, at 10:00 A.M. Burial will follow at the Mendez Family Cemetery.

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