LB Tarry


LB Tarry

LB Tarry, age 83, a resident of Belen, passed away peacefully in his home, Thursday, June 23, 2022.

He was born in a three-room log cabin on a homestead in Tingle, N.M., located about 72 miles south of Gallup. LB moved to Belen in 1956 and graduated from Belen High School in 1957. He then married Patricia Howard on Oct. 28, 1961, at the First Baptist Church of Belen, where they were members at the time.

LB was a locomotive engineer for the BNSF Railroad, where he ran trains from Belen to Clovis for 41 years until his retirement in October 2000. He served in the National Guard from 1957 to 1960, and then was drafted into the United States Army in January 1962. LB served until January 1964. He was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and served in Germany.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Los Chavez and the United Transportation Union.

LB was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Bennie Tarry; sisters, Edna Childers, Doris Chick, Winona Walton and Lavern Wilson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Patricia; two children, son, Travis and wife, Evelyn, of Las Cruces, and daughter, Linda Brasier and husband, Robert, of Belen; sister, Roberta Hay, of Adrian, Ore.; brother, Frank and wife, Cindy, of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Rachel Gentry and husband, Austin, of Las Cruces, Tarry Michael Brasier, of Belen, and Emma Brasier, of Belen; and one great-grandson, Aiden Gentry, of Las Cruces. LB is also survived by many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial luncheon in L.B.’s honor will be held from 12-2 p.m., Saturday, July 9, at the First Baptist Church of Los Chavez. A private graveside service will be held at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Baptist Children’s Home, PO Box 629, Portales, NM, 88130.

Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 505-864-4448, where an online guest register is available at

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