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John Vernon

November 2, 1942 — January 31, 2021

John Thomas Vernon passed away peacefully among close family and friends on January 31, 2021.

John, was born in Pontiac, Michigan to Thomas Vernon and Mildred Good on November2, 1942. He is a long time resident of Cibola County residing mainly in San Rafael. In 1959 John found himself in Truth or Consequences, NM; he was traveling through as he had an opportunity to play minor league baseball, although this was a huge opportunity; he met his soon to be wife Sharon, and they celebrated 60 years of marriage together. He joined the US Army and took a tour to Germany. Upon his return, John always received odd jobs, but seemed to gravitate toward Law Enforcement. He spent 40+ years in Law Enforcement in different entities. One of the most proudest accomplishments was becoming "Major" and Chief of Security of WNMCF in Grants. He completed 25+ years, ultimately retiring with the State of New Mexico in 2003.

John is survived by his Wife: Sharon; Sister: Diane Crawford; Brothers: Tommy Vernon, George and Ronnie Monette. He had six surviving children: Tammy Valley, John T Vernon Jr and wife Ginger, Michael Vernon and partner John Lucero, Melissa Vernon, Shawnee Yates and husband Roy, Niki Grimes and husband Jeff. He had 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

He is proceeded in death with his Parents: Thomas and Mildred; Brother: Keith Monette and one grandchild Joshua Vernon
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