obit Eric 2Eric Alan Curry, 24, passed away Sept. 17, in San Antonio, Texas. His final day was spent helping others. Eric’s life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. We will forever miss his laughter and smile, but will forever celebrate the life of such a wonderful person. Although Eric’s life was full of challenges he managed to overcome the odds. He could spend hours tinkering on a vehicle or cuddling close to those he loved so much. He enjoyed music, monster trucks, helping others and spending time with his daughters. Eric was preceded in death by his birth mother, April Carle Whitehorn. He is survived by his father, Jeff Noah of Los Lunas; mother, Jodie L. Gustin of Estancia; wife, Candice Yeary of San Antonio, Texas; daughters, Cassidy April Curry and Connie Angela Curry of San Antonio, Texas; grandparents, Forest and Rita Noah, Ronnie and Doris Gustin and Lynda Starrett; brothers, Cody Curry and Justin Curry and sister, Dawn Pickard of Kirkland. Eric leaves behind many family, extended family, foster families and friends that provided love and support throughout his life. A memorial service is scheduled for Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Mountainair, with Pastor Darrell Roberts to officiate. Arrangements were entrusted to Harris-Hanlon Mortuary.

Leota Harriman
Leota Harriman

Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at [email protected]