Thomas Leo “Tommy” Dearing


Thomas Leo “Tommy” Dearing

Thomas Leo “Tommy” Dearing, age 60, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Rust Presbyterian Medical Center, in Rio Rancho, and entered into his eternal life in Heaven with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after battling throat cancer.

Tommy was born on July 26, 1961, in Albuquerque, to Leo and Cozette Dearing.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Denice, of Peralta; son, Jeremy Mallak and wife, Hilarie, of Albuquerque; son, Jerett Mendenhall and wife, Amber, of Deming; “adopted daughter,” Jennifer Solano, and her children, Devin, Cameron, Daimon Solano and Izonica Martinez; Tommy’s three grandchildren, Hayden Mallak, Lane Mallak and Kaisley Jo Mendenhal.

Tommy is also survived by his four siblings, Bobby Dearing, of Los Lunas, Jimmy Dearing, of Alto, N.M., Jamie Dearing, of Warden, Wash., and Amie Harris, of Muleshoe, Texas, as well as his aunt, Judy Luce, of Stephenville, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Cozette Dearing; grandparents, Floyd “Cheesey” and Emily Dearing and Charles W. and Beulah Lee Hill.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 21, at First Baptist Church Bosque Farms, 1350 Bosque Farms Blvd., Bosque Farms.

Memorials can be made to the Cowboys for Cancer Research Foundation, PO Box 202, Dona Ana, NM, 88032.

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