Breech, Donald

Donald Breech
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Donald Richard Breech, 70 of Elephant Butte, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences.

He was born on Oct. 13, 1934, in Winterhaven, Calif., to Donald Todd and Esther Tinsley Breech.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was the former owner of the NAPA Auto Parts in Truth or Consequences.

Family members said he loved his dogs, Kiwi and Bobo.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Breech of Elephant Butte; four daughters, Kelly Varvitsiotis (and husband, Spiro) of Louisville, Ky., Sharon Breech, Elizabeth Garner (Les), and Shelly Breech, all of Albuquerque; a son, James Michael Breech of Albuquerque; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Adele Breech of Portales and JoAnn McClendon (Bob) of South Haven, Mich.

Burial will be at Potales Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at Wheeler Mortuary in Portales.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.