Obituary: Tomas Duran Dec. 14, 1952 – Dec. 30, 2020

TOMAS DURAN Jr Dec. 14, 1952 – Dec. 30, 2020

Tomas (Tom) Duran Jr, 68, of Farmington, NM passed away Wednesday December 30, 2020.

Tom was born December 14, 1952, in Albuquerque, NM to the late Tomas and Frances Duran of Cuba, NM. He grew up in Cuba, NM, with his six siblings.

After four years in the US Army, Tom relocated to Farmington, NM where he pursued his journeyman’s electrical license, laying the foundation for his professional career. During this time of professional development, he met and married his wife Rebecca (Becky) in 1980. The two welcomed twins Stephen and Linda in the Spring of 1982.

The family relocated to Los Alamos, NM, where Tom worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for thirty years. In the Spring of 2019, Tom retired and moved back to Farmington, NM, with his wife, Becky. 

Tom was a self-taught musician who found his passion for music later in life. Tom was a gentle soul whose loyalty and dedication was focused on family and his faith. Tom was an inspiration to others around him, and his spirit lives in all who were blessed to know him. 

Tom is preceded in death by his parents Tomas and Frances Duran.

Tom is survived by his wife Becky Duran, son Stephen Duran, granddaughter Victoria Vigil-Duran, daughter Linda Zyvoloski (Daniel), brother Ernest Duran (Theresa), brother Pat Duran (Lita), brother Leonard Duran (Julia), sister Rosemary Lopez (George), brother Rudy Duran, sister Ruth Duran, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private viewing will be held for immediate family with a celebration of life to be planned in the Summer of 2021.