Joseph Harvey Durbin, age 76, September 10, 1942 of Farmington, New Mexico.
Member, and Elk of the year 2014-15 BPOE #1747 passed away Sunday July 7, 2019 at San Juan Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family.
Born in St Elmo, Illinois, Joe graduated from La Grove High School in Farina, Illinois. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Germany and France.
After moving out west, he managed the Sears store in Durango, Colorado, then moved to Farmington. Successful in steel sales, he opened his own steel company, and expanded it into Liberty Construction.
Along with his involvement with the Elks Lodge #1747, he was also a member of the local VFW Post #2182, and American Legion Post #28 of Durango, Co.
Joe was known throughout the community for his many acts of kindness, and his generous spirit. Joe knew no strangers; he enjoyed meeting new people and having fun.
Joe is survived by his wife, Dolores of over 53 years, a son David (Kelly), daughter DeeAnn (Scot), granddaughter Savannah, brother David (Lila) and sisters, Monda (John), Dorothy (Arlyn), Patricia, and Alice (Ramone).
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Giles and Ruby Durbin, and his sister, Rita.
Services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (414 N. Allen) with the Rosary at 9:00 am, and the funeral mass at 10:00, on Friday, July 12, 2019. The interment will follow at Greenlawn cemetery (across from Brookside Park) with full military honors and the Elks officers conducting graveside service.
Reception to follow at Farmington Elks Lodge #1747, 801 N Municipal Drive.