Pamela “Pam” Kirkpatrick 

Died 2023 

Pamela “Pam” Kirkpatrick

Pamela “Pam” Kirkpatrick, age 75, of Rio Communities, passed away on July 28, 2023, with her husband, Kirk, by her side. 

Pam was a member of The Body of Jesus Christ, a Prayer Warrior, Oasis Family Church and Living Water Fellowship Church. Pam and Kirk started the Sword of the Spirit Christian Book and Music Store; Pam did beautiful colored pencil drawings.  

She and Kirk were volunteers at various New Mexico prisons with the Oasis Family Church. She started a women’s coffee corner with women from the Living Water Church, where they would pray for one another. She started a small bookstore at that same church. Pam was a founding member of “CMA” Christian Motorcycle Association Victory Rides of Valencia County. 

Pam is preceded in death by her dad, Kenneth Leonard; mother, Diane Leonard Eaton; dad, Bill Eaton; father, Hervey Carswell; brother, David Leonard; brother-in-law, Ron Lento; father-in-law, Everett Kirkpatrick, and sister-in-law, Kay Kirkpatrick Glenn. 

She is survived by her husband, “Kirk” James Kirkpatrick; children, Kenneth Smith, Michael Smith, Danielle Cadena (Rick), Jessie Scott and Keith McKeehan (Jennifer); sister, Cheryl Lento; mother-in-law, Geneva Kirkpatrick; seven grandchildren, Miles Smith, Megan Smith, Agustin Chavira, Beto Chavira, Christian Cadena, Megan McKeehan and Michael McKeehan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 

Services will be held Friday, Aug. 11, at Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel with a visitation at 10 a.m. and a celebration of life following at 10:30 a.m., with a reception to follow at the Belen Eagle Park Community Center. 

The pallbearers will be Agustin Chavira, Beto Chavira and Michael McKeehan, with honorary pallbearers being Miles Smith, Megan Smith, Megan McKeehan and Christian Cadena. 

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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