Gerald “Gerry” Wayne Veazey, 68, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 4, 2020 from a
collision on his bicycle in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
He was born July 8, 1952 in Houston, Texas to Peggy Kuehn Veazey and G.W. Veazey. He was the oldest
of two sons. He earned a degree in Chemistry from Baylor University in 1976 and relocated to New
Mexico to pursue a career which directly led to the position of R&D Engineer 4 at Los Alamos
Laboratory. Beloved and widely respected within the science community, his ingenuity, researched
solutions and leadership helped to resolve many national security challenges over many years.
He truly had a heart of gold, possessed a great deal of empathy and was always reliable and supportive
to those he knew. He was the best listener and was able to consistently provide the best advice
imaginable. He was the rock when times were difficult, had an amazing sense of humor and selflessly
loved his family and friends. He will be missed dearly by all those who knew him.
He is survived by his wife Susan Veazey, brother David Veazey and wife Nell, children Christopher
Veazey and wife Rebecca, Melissa Veazey Brown and husband Jeffrey, stepson Jimmy La Pierre and wife
Amy La Pierre, grandchildren, Taime Paez, Paris Pearson, Gavin Greer La Pierre, Brandon La Pierre, Zach
La Pierre, Devin La Pierre, Westin La Pierre, and Silas Veazey (in utero - due date of December 24th),
nephew Ryan Veazey, wife Stacie and their two boys, Jackson and Connor and nephew Greg Veazey
The Family of Gerald Wayne Veazey has entrusted the care of their beloved one to Avista Cremation & Burial Funeral Home " where healing begins".
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