ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. ó Dr. Darrell F. Kirby, 85, of Albuquerque, N.M. died Friday, June 14, 2013.
Memorial services are pending. The family prefers memorials to the donorís choice.
Darrell F. Kirby was born Aug.17, 1927, in Elkton, and raised in Huron by his parents Fred and Mae (Woodle) Kirby. He graduated from Huron College, where he was an All-Conference basketball player and talented student.
He married Jo Ann Braun. He was professor emeritus of curriculum and instruction at New Mexico State University. He earned his masters and Ph.D degrees from Colorado University in Boulder. Prior to his graduate work he served in the United States Coast Guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Jack Jo, Leah, Carmel, Peach and Duane; as well as his wife.
He is survived by his children, Ann Marie Kirby of Albuquerque, Melissa (Daniel) Hunter of Golden, Colo., and Brian Kirby of Las Cruces, NM; two grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.For the complete article see the 06-30-2013 issue.
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