Dr. Kenneth D. Perea
Dr. Kenneth “Ken” Perea, age 74, born in Albuquerque, a resident of Deming, N.M., passed away Friday Dec. 23, 2022, surrounded by family members.
Dr. Perea is survived by his wife of 16 years, Kim Perea; daughter, Julie Wood and her husband, Shaun; son, Brian Perea and his girlfriend, Una; daughter, Rachael Perea; son Ken “Desi” Perea and his wife, April; son, Dennis “DJ” Perea; grandchildren, Trenton and Laci Wood, Kayleigh Perea, Joseph and Kenny Perea and Gianna Perea; sister, Rosemarie Baca; nieces, Denise Carrillo and her husband, Moises, and Rebecca Baethge and her husband, Greg.
Dr. Perea is preceded in death by his parents, Dennis and Logie Perea; and brother-in-law, Arsenio “Archie” Baca.
Kenny graduated from Belen High School in 1966, went to Highlands University 1966-1967, graduated from Western New Mexico University in 1971. He majored in education, minored in physical education and coaching. He was employed by Socorro Public Schools as a teacher from 1971-76.
He then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa, and graduated as a doctor of chiropractic in 1978. He opened and owned a chiropractic office in Socorro from 1978-1982.
He decided to go back to Western University to get his masters in 1982. He moved to Deming, N.M., and opened a chiropractic office, and continued his teaching there. He became the athletic director, the doctor for the football team, a counselor and the principal. He was named the Best Wrestling Coach in N.M., where he won several awards.
He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, weight lifting and watching good movies. Kenny was very loved and will be very missed by many.
Services were held in Deming, N.M., on Friday, Dec. 30, 2022.
“Until we meet again.”
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