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Wesley “Wes” Lanham, 69, of Carlsbad NM passed away on November 24, 2022, in his home. He was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. He graduated from Manzano High School in 1971 and attended the University of New Mexico. He grew up with a strong love of music and was able to pickup any instrument and easily taught himself to play. He had a soft spot for all animals, especially cats. After attending college, Wes started working construction and quickly moved up to Project Superintendent. His job allowed him to travel and work on various projects around NM and AZ. In 2007 he decided to settle in Carlsbad and worked several projects with Constructors INC.
Wes was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Lanham, mother Tommy Butler, and step-son Shane MacGillivray. He is survived by his daughter, Mona Milligan, son-in-law Terek Milligan, granddaughter, Paige Milligan, stepson, Cody MacGillivray, sister Leslie Milne, nieces Suzanne Alexander (Ian Alexander, Jonah Alexander and Lily Alexander) and Rachel Milne Craddock (Andrew Craddock, Elliot Craddock) and his beloved cats, George and Gracie.
Due to his sudden passing and distance of relatives, there will be no service at this time. Cremation has already taken place. His family sends their love to all of his friends and associates and appreciate the condolences they received. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and future condolences may be expressed online at dentonwood.com
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