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Robert "Bob" Ulses

May 29, 1946 — March 18, 2017

Robert "Bob" Dale Ulses, 70 of Albuquerque (formerly Santa Rosa), passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Veteran Administration Medical Center in Albuquerque following a sudden illness. Bob was born on May 29, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri to the home of Paul and Josephine Ulses. Bob grew up in Independence, Missouri where he graduated from Van Horn High School in 1964. He joined the Army immediately after High School, where he served two tours in Germany and was also stationed at Dougway Proving Grounds, Utah. He worked as a Hotel/Motel manager until he retired. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, camping, watching football, American muscle cars, and drag racing. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and also spent many years volunteering with The Boys Scouts of America. While living in Santa Rosa, Bob was a former Chamber of Commerce President, and organized several Bass Fishing Tournaments at the State Park. Bob was a very generous, funny, and loving Father, Grandfather, and Friend. Bob is preceded in death by a son Richard "Ricky" Thomas Ulses, on January 9, 1989 and his parents. He is survived by his children, Robin Ulses of Clovis, NM, Robert Todd Ulses of Clovis, NM, and Rhonda Chavez and her husband Jeff, of Santa Rosa, NM, eight grandchildren, Vanessa Chavez, Derrick Chavez, Shelbie Watson, Xavier Nelson, Deven Ulses, Ricky Ulses, Hannah Chavez, and Jazmin Williams and one great-granddaughter, Evelyn Watson with another great grand-baby on the way. He is also survived by his older brother Don Ulses, and his wife Mary, and two nephews. Visitation hours will be on Thursday March 23, 2017 from 5pm-7pm at the Chavez Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held Friday March 24, 2017 at 10am at the Evergreen Cemetery, Santa Rosa, New Mexico. Pallbearers will be Derrick Chavez, Xavier Nelson, Deven Ulses, Ricky Ulses, Jeff Chavez, and Dante Coone. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joaquin Chavez, Gilbert W. Romero, Don Sultemeier and Sammy Watson. A meal will be served immediately following services at the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall. All services for Mr. Ulses have been entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home, 923 S. Third Street, Santa Rosa, NM. (575) 472-3369.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, March 23, 2017

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Chavez Funeral Home/Santa Rosa

923 S 3rd St, Santa Rosa, NM 88435

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Graveside Service

Friday, March 24, 2017

Starts at 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Evergreen Cemetery - Santa Rosa

, Santa Rosa, NM 88435

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