ADAM DUTCHOVER- Adam Dutchover, age 75, went to be with our Lord on June, 28, 2018. Adam was born on December 24, 1942 in Hagerman, NM.
Adam is preceded in death by his Father Adam Dutchover, Sr., Mother, Annie Romero, Step-father, Juan Romero and First wife Lydia (Vigil) Dutchover.
Adam is survived by his wife Fidela Dutchover of Roswell, NM; Daughters, Jennifer (David) Hampton of Roswell NM, and Stephanie Hoover of Roswell NM; Step-son James (Terri) Salas of Dexter NM; Sisters, Esther (Joe) Aguinaga of Cypress, CA, Elsie Orona of Roswell NM, and Nina Blakeley of Carlsbad, NM; Adam was blessed with 7 beautiful grandchildren; Jonathan Hampton, Hayley Hampton, Parker Adam Hampton, Logan Hoover, Makenzie Hoover, Kayla Salas, Emily Salas and numerous nieces and nephews.
Adam was always a hard-worker. He had numerous odd–and-end jobs growing up, including working at Drikes Grocery Store. He was a volunteer firefighter and an Eagle Scout. Adam had a passion for the outdoors, woodworking, camping, horseback-riding, hunting, leather-tooling, and rock and arrowhead hunting. Adam spent many of his summers with his Grandparents in the Hondo Valley area. Adam graduated from Hagerman High School. He was one of the top basketball players and was also on the track and field team throughout high school.
Adam married Lydia M. Vigil in 1963. They had 2 daughters, Jennifer and Stephanie. They were married for 40 years before she passed away in 2004.
After Adam became a Christian in his late twenties, God became the center of everything in his life. He helped to build Burrea Baptist Church (a bilingual mission church). He was a Sunday school teacher and music leader. In 1986 he became an ordained Deacon at Calvary Baptist Church and later became a Gideon. He was an active member of First Baptist Church upon his passing. His greatest joy was leading others to Christ.
After 15 years of working as a Meat-Cutter, he pursued a career in Prosthetics and Orthotics. He received his degree in Orthotics from UCLA and in Prosthetics from North Western University in Chicago. He was the owner of NM Prosthetic Orthotic Center of Roswell for 47 years. During his career he achieved the status of Fellow American Academy of Orthotics and Prosthetics. Adam loved what he did and he loved serving his patients.
In 2006, Adam married Fidela (Fela) Salas. They were married for 12 years.
Adam was a member of the Roswell Rotary Club for more than 20 years. He was an avid Gunsman. He loved Western movies; his favorite being John Wayne. Adam was loved and cherished by all of his friends and family.
Pallbearer’s – Ron Hill, Steve Hallborson, John Ortega, David Hampton, James Salas, George Vigil, Gene De Las Santos.
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm Thursday, July 5, 2018 at La Grone Funeral Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, July 6, 2018; at Calvary Baptist Church, 1009 W Alameda St, Roswell, NM 88203. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Richard Smith.
Family meal will be held at the First Baptist Church 500 N Pennsylvania Ave, Roswell, NM 99201.
I was so sorry to hear of Adam’s passing for each one of you but he is in heaven rejoicing with his Savior. I am so grateful to have known him because he always had a kind smile to share even when times were difficult. Please know that I will pray for his family and friends during this difficult time. I will pray for the peace and understanding each one of you need today and in the days to come. Love in Christ Jesus, Marsha Kirkham
Marsha KirkhamRoswell, NM
Adam was a wonderful friendly man of God. He was so sincere. I loved going to Calvary with him and his family. He gave really good hugs. To the family I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for y'all. Love Ginny
Ginny Chrisman ForthunSeeley Lake, MT
We are so sorry to hear about Adam. He lived a good life, influenced many, and will be greatly missed. Our love to the family, Rodney and Kellie
Kellie AdamsRoswell, NM
Adam's influence, especially as a follower of Christ, went far beyond southeastern NM. I was reconnected with Adam recently by a mutual friend who also lives in our area of Alberta. I had the privilege of a long and fun phone conversation with Adam a few weeks ago. He will be missed by a lot of people--family, friends, and those whom he served in the cause of Christ. We pray that his family will know the peace and comfort of God in the days and months ahead.
Dr. David G. Wyman (Hagerman)
David WymanCochrane, Alberta,
Lydia and Family - Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers! Adam was a lifelong friend that I could always count on. While in Jr. High and High School, we both worked for Dryke Bealer - I worked in the Drug Store and Adam worked in the attached Grocery Store. Great memories of simpler times! He was always quick with a smile and an offer of blessings! I will miss him! Love to all family and friends left to cherish his memory! Debby Huckabee
Deborah HuckabeeHagerman and Ohio & MI, NM
My heart is saddened by all Adam and the family has gone through for so many months. He at last is at peace. May God give you peace and remembrance of all the joys you shared. I remember the 2 “newly wed “ couples in Truett Worley’s class 12 years ago. May God hold each of you close.
Jerry StoneRoswell, NM
My condolences to Dutchover and Romero family. I graduated with Adam in 1962 Hagerman High School. He was a gentleman and a friend. Rest in Peace, my friend. Mary Jaramillo Sosa
Mary Jaramillo SosaLakeland, FL
Everytime Adam entered the room, the Sun shone brighter and chased the gloom. His friendship was a valued treasure and his good deeds were greater than any measure.
David Heckman, R.Ph. and Sue HeckmanRoswell, NM
Prayers for the family. RIP Adam.
Linda MendozaHagerman, NM
ADAM AND LYDIA WERE SPECIAL PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES WHEN WE WERE LIVING IN ROSWELL. BETTY WORKED FOR ADAM IN THE OFFICE ALONG WITH MYRA HILL FOR SEVERAL YEARS. HIS KINDNESS SPREAD OUT TO ALL WHO KNEW HIM AND ALWAYS HAD A NICE SMILE WHEN WE GOT TOGETHER. A GREAT GODLY MAN.
BOB AND BETTY MC ALISTERAmarillo, TX