Roy Albert Livermore, born June 6 in Gallina, died Feb. 8 with his daughters at his side. He was preceded in death by Joyce, his wife of 62 years. He is survived by his children, Glenda Strom and husband Gary, Michael Livermore, Deborah Henson and Mitchell Livermore; one brother, Glen Livermore of Española and sister-in-law, Lorraine Livermore of Rio Rancho; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; along with may nieces and nephews. Roy lived and worked in New Mexico his entire life. Working in the construction industry, he had the pleasure of meeting and working with many individuals that to this day admire and respect him. Roy moved to Edgewood after retirement. He was caretaker for his wife for many years, until her care required more skills than he had. He then made the trip to Albuquerque almost daily to lunch with her. After Joyce’s death, Roy joined the Edgewood Senior Center, making new friends and being known for his skill as a Rummikub player. Roy’s life will be celebrated Feb. 22 at French’s Mortuary in Albuquerque. Reception will follow at French’s. Cremation has taken place. Roy will be buried in the Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date.
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