Charles “Chuck” Umbarger, 60, a resident of Las Vegas, NM, passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick Neil Umbarger II and Mary Leona Condon; and by two brothers, Frederick Neil Umbarger III and David Umbarger
He is survived by his wife Mary Lou Umbarger of the family home; two daughters: Jennifer Bassett and husband Justin of Huntsville, AL and Leslie Umbarger of Las Vegas, NM; three sisters: Carol Umbarger of Las Vegas, NM, Marilyn Wright and husband Kevin of Farmington, NM and Janet Grinage and husband Rob also of Farmington, NM; two brothers: Phillip Umbarger of Farmington, NM and Paul Umbarger of Austin, TX; and two grandchildren: Ethan Oschwald of Las Vegas, NM and Emma Bassett of Huntsville, AL.
He was born here in Las Vegas, NM on November 4, 1960 He was a graduate of Robertson High School and received his Associates Degree from Luna Community College. He married Mary Lou Trujillo on August 4, 1979 at Immaculate Conception Church, a relationship that lasted nearly 42 years. He was a registrar for Luna Community College and was a caseworker for the NM Department of Human Services. He enjoyed painting, making jewelry, listening to oldies music and occasionally did stand up comedy while he was at Luna.
A visitation will be held on Monday, July 26, 2021 in St. Francis Chapel at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd. from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. A rosary will be recited on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the church by Father George V. Salazar. The interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery will the following serving as pallbearers: Leo Trujillo, Larry Trujillo, Paul Umbarger, Ronnie Trujillo, Chris Oschwald, and Ethan Oschwald. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www. gonzalesfunerals.com. Arrangement are under the direction of Billy G. Rogers at Gonzales Funerals & Cremations, 2315 Hot Springs Blvd., 425-9319.
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