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William Willoughby

November 8, 1940 — July 13, 2023



William “Bud” Willoughby passed away late Thursday afternoon on the 13th of

July 2023 in Albuquerque, NM; and found peace after struggling with cancer.

He was 82 years old. Mr. Willoughby was born on the 8th of November 1940 in Louisville, Kentucky to William H. Willoughby and Gertrude McFarland-Willoughby.



Upon moving to NM in the early 1970’s, he became an active member of Saint

Vivian’s Catholic Church and a resident of Milan, NM. Prior to his retirement, he

owned the NAPA Auto Parts in Grants, NM for a little over 40 years. He was an

incredibly proud father, family man, avid Gardener and a true Child of God.

He is survived by his Wife of 29 years, Laura “Lynn” Willoughby of Milan, NM;

three Daughters, Angela Lopez and her Husband Humberto of Dallas, TX, Merritt

Willoughby of Albuquerque, NM, Scarlett Russell and her Husband Scott of

Grants, NM; one Sister, Anne Mathis of Mobile, AL and her children; two

Grandchildren, Heath and Lincoln Lopez of Dallas, TX. His parents, William H. Willoughby and Gertrude McFarland-Willoughby preceded him in death.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Rosary

Monday, July 31, 2023

3:30 - 4:00 pm (Mountain time)

St Teresa of Avila Catholic Church

402 East High Street, Grants, NM 87020

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Funeral Mass

Monday, July 31, 2023

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Mountain time)

St Teresa of Avila Catholic Church

402 East High Street, Grants, NM 87020

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Graveside Service

Monday, July 31, 2023

5:30 - 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

Grants Memorial Park Cemetery

500 West Roosevelt Avenue, Grants, NM 87020

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Reception

Monday, July 31, 2023

7:00 - 8:30 pm (Mountain time)

Knights of Columbus

NM

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