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John Townsend

September 27, 1943 — March 9, 2020

Ruidoso, NM

John M. Townsend of Ruidoso, New Mexico passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Monday, March 9th 2020 at the age of 76. Over the past few years, he dealt with a myriad of progressive health issues that affected his physical and cognitive functioning and although we are very sad that he is no longer with us, we are comforted by the fact that he is no longer suffering.

John had an incredible work ethic which led to a long career in retail management and he also owned a successful small business for many years. He was exceptionally handy and loved to spend time working on cars, gardening, and making improvements to his home. He also loved to ski and travel, was an avid reader, and had the most gentle heart for every animal.

John is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Theresa Townsend in addition to his children Emily Donald, Derek Townsend, and Sandra Griffin and their families. His support and love for our family has been unwavering and he will be greatly missed.

No services will be held at this time but those who wish to remember John in a special way may make donations in his memory to the Humane Society of Lincoln County at 422 Gavilan Canyon Rd, Ruidoso, NM 88345.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Townsend, please visit our flower store.

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