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Patrick Clay Mullins

June 7, 1959 — April 23, 2021

On Friday, April 23, 2021, Patrick Clay Mullins, loving and devoted husband of Deborah L. Mullins passed away unexpectedly at the age of 61. Patrick was born on June 7, 1959 in El Paso, TX to Aline and Charles W. Mullins. He is preceded in death by his father Charles W. Mullins and his older sister Sandra Sweatt. In addition to his wife, Patrick is survived by his mother Margaret (Aline) S. Mullins of Fort Myers, FL, his daughters Rachel and Elizabeth of El Paso, TX, his mother-in-law Mary Alice Martinez, brothers-in-law David Martinez and Meliton Martinez of Albuquerque, NM, sister-in-law Beverly Martinez and George Argoud of San Diego, CA, brother-in-law Rick Sweatt of Alamogordo, NM, cousins Karen and Bobby of TN, Sherry and Pete of FL, Janet and Mark, Dean and Misty of FL, Bette of Kansas, and many family and friends. Patrick leaves behind many family members including Aunts Rose Perea and Lydia and Bill Powers, Uncle Adrian Martinez, nieces and nephews Andrea Martinez, Santiago Delgado, Amalia Archuleta, Gabriel, Joanna and Elijah Martinez, Elena Martinez, Maria, Mike and Noah Brown, George A. Argoud and partner Noelle, goddaughter Lissette Argoud partner Adam Brownell, and Belle Brownell, and many cousins. His cousins and friend Sylvia and Charles Maese, his close friend and fishing buddy Willie Griego and Fernando with who he shared a lifetime of fun, pranks, and happy fishing trips. Also feeling Patrick’s passing his constant four-legged companion, “Daddy’s big boy, Henri.” Patrick spent four years in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Specialist 4. After being honorably discharged in 1981, Patrick lived in Florida working as a Water Utility specialist. Patrick moved to Albuquerque, NM in 1984 where he worked for the City of Albuquerque then the Water Authority, retiring as a Diesel Mechanic II in 2010. Patrick met his wife Deborah in 1986 and for years after, celebrated their first date with fond memories of having their first kiss under a full moon at the Ranch. They married on September 21, 1990 and lived at their current home (The Ranch) since 1994. All who knew Patrick will remember him as one of the hardest workers around. He supported his wife, extended family and friends with his work ethic always taking care of us and business. Patrick kept a notebook with his projects and detailed notes on what needed to get done and how to accomplish the task with drawings and dimensions. Not only did Patrick love to read and learn, but he also enjoyed sharing his knowledge and teaching others everything he knew. While he prided himself in taking care of business, he was also known for expressing his strong opinions, being a born storyteller, and a prankster at heart (big kid). He enjoyed many hobbies and interests: fishing being his passion, fast cars being another including his supped-up Chevy Nova and a 1969 Camaro, anything mechanical where he could use his hands, his Grandfather and Coo-Coo Clocks, kite flying, motorcycles, camping, reading, taking care of the wild birds and hummingbirds that frequented the Ranch throughout the year, restoring an old Apache popup and Prowler camper, building model railroads, restoring a vintage sled, puzzle making, celestial gazing, and growing the largest pumpkin possible. Along with his hobbies he enjoyed the holidays including carving pumpkins, winning best costume for his Pongo and Luminaire homemade costumes, coloring eggs at Easter for his wife to find along with a handwritten poem, dressing as Santa and each Christmas singing his solo song, “You’re a Mean One Mister Grinch.” He enjoyed teasing everyone around him and just trying to make people smile and laugh, rubbing his nephews’ heads and pulling on his nieces’ pig tails, or blowing up a balloon and letting the air out slowly to make it squeal while chasing the dogs Henri and Atticus around the house, teasing Aunt Lydia with a kiss, waving goodbye to visitors with his special wave. Patrick also had a life filled with adventure and excitement he was once bitten not only by a rattlesnake, requiring being airlifted to the hospital in Albuquerque, he was also bitten by a coyote requiring a course of rabies shots. These are just two of the many experiences that have added to his family’s folklore. Thirty-four years ago, Patrick came to the Ranch and never left. He worked along-side his wife to preserve the land and build not just a life together but a home in every sense of the word. Patrick was one of God’s unique creations and he has left a void in all our lives and most importantly the universe. Pallbearers: David Martinez, Dominic Larson, Georgie Argoud, Gabriel Martinez, Willie Griego, Charles Maese Honorary pallbearers: Andrea Martinez, Santiago Delgado, Elijah Martinez, Lissette Argoud, Maria Brown, Meliton Martinez, Rick Sweatt Services will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2021 with an outdoor Rosary and Celebration of Life at the family home (The Ranch). Burial to follow at the Martinez Cemetery Martinez, Torrance County New Mexico, followed by food and drinks back at their home. All are welcome!
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