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Craig Othmer

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By The Staff

OTHMER – Surrounded by his family, Craig Othmer went peacefully to the Lord Dec. 11, 2007, after a battle with cancer.He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Thomas Othmer.Craig is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sheila Brown, and daughters, Rosemary and Elizabeth of Santa Fe; mother, Betty Will Othmer; sisters, Margaret and husband Michael Rouse, Mary Othmer and husband John Myre, and Dorothy Sheehi, all of Albuquerque; nieces, Melinda Rouse, Barbara Sheehi; and nephews, Eric and Alan Myre; he also dearly loved his many sisters and brothers-in-law and their children; his aunts and uncle Dorothy and Peter Bisesi and Alene Duncan and families.Craig was born in Omaha, Neb., May 19, 1944, son of Betty and Richard Othmer. He lived in Ames, Iowa, until he was 11 and moved to Albuquerque, NM. He was a graduate of Queen of Heaven Catholic School. He graduated from St. Pius X High School in 1963. He received a B.S. in civil engineering from UNM in 1968.He served as a naval officer in Vietnam and other parts of the world. In 1974, he was awarded his Juris Doctorate from UNM Law School. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., where he met the love of his life, Sheila. They moved to Santa Fe in 1982, where Craig opened his own law practice, and later joined the Sommer Law Firm.Most recently, he has been an attorney with Los Alamos National Laboratory.Craig was a very active volunteer serving on many boards, providing his counsel, expertise and love of life including Catholic Charities, St. Francis School, St. Michael’s High School and others. He was an active member of the New Mexico Bar and American Bar Association.He dearly loved his family and his daughters were the joy of his life. In addition to his practice of law he was an excellent artist. He shared his talents and love of the Lord with those around him he will be truly missed.A Rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, and Mass will celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, both held at Santa Maria de la Paz Catholic Church.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, The Pastoral Counseling Center or New Mexican Empty Stocking Fund.Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa St., Santa Fe, NM 87505 – 505-984-8600 .