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Howard L. Felts, 88, a resident of T. or C., NM since 1987, passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019.  Howard was born to Millard H. and Ethel E. (Beye) Felts in Dodge City, Kansas on August 13, 1930.  He was a graduate of Albuquerque High School.  He worked his entire career with the Santa Fe Railroad, retiring in 1986.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Patty, and sons – Ricki and James Felts.  Survivors include his daughters - Janet Bredemeyer (Ronnie) of Waco, TX and Vicki Rutan (Dave) of Tulsa, OK; daughter-in-law, Gloria Felts of T. or C., NM; 9/grandchildren, 13/great-grandchildren, and 3/great-great-grandchildren.  Howard enjoyed his family, golfing, hunting and fishing. But his true joy was family; being surrounded by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and enjoying a fresh baked pie for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Cremation has taken place and a Graveside Service will be held at Vista Memory Gardens Cemetery on Friday, January 25, 2019, at 11:30 A.M. with Pastor Bill Winkler officiating.  

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  • Monday, January 21, 2019
    The staff of Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. will keep you and your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to assist you in your time of need.
    ~ Kirikos Family Funeral Home
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    so long Howard Ken
    ~ kenneth Riedemann   t or c, NM
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    Howard(my in-law Father)graduated from High School, and immediately started to work for Santa Fe Railroad! his Dad Millard already had him a job lined up!! But he/wife Pat(passed away in 2008) Son Jim passed away in 2016, and Son Ricki passed away in 2018) had to move to San Beradino, California. Where his first two Children(Vicki and Ricki were born. Then after he earned some seniority, he was able to transfer to El Paso, Texas!! Howard started out as an engineer driving a Steam Engine, later on a Diesel Engine, then was promoted to a Supervisor over the Shop repairs of the Diesel Engines(He was a Pioneer Of Railroad(37 years) So, and evolved with it!!) He learned by doing/ helping his crew to make the repairs!! And, he remembered almost everything that he had learned over his working years!! Howard Loved God, His Family and his friends!! Plus he was a World-Of-Knowledge And he is a Shining Example of A Christian/Father/Grand Father/Friend , and a Gentleman!! And, I as His In-Law Son, would learn something ''every time'' we(Janet and myself) visited with him!!Every Thanksgiving for the last almost 18 years!! I have been greatly blessed to have had ''Dad*Howard L. Felts in my life!! Rest-In-Peace Dad!! We well see you again some day!! In Jesus' Holy Name!! Mercy,You are going to be missed by your Family(me), And friends!! A Special Thanks goes to All of his friends in T Or C, New Mexico!! I lost my Dad at age 54, back in 1972, so I Always Looked Up To Howard to give/provide me with guidance!!
    ~ Ronny Bredemeyer   Waco, Texas
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    We are saddened to know you are grieving the recent loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in the words found in Psalms 34:18 which reads: “ Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15 Isaiah 55;11). See and imagine yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez