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Obituary: Gerald Buck Cloud

CLOUD – Gerald Buck Cloud born December 18, 1958 passed away, December 12, 2021, Día De Our Lady of Guadalupe in Farmington, New Mexico. Gerald was born to Frances Martinez and Gerald Buck Cloud Sr. in Durango, Colorado. Gerald was raised by his grandma, Tonita B. Martinez, in Farmington, New Mexico.

Gerald is survived by three sons; John Anthony Payne, Corey Wilson and Christopher Toledo along with three grandchildren. Siblings; John and Frances Largo, Geneva Martinez, Delores Martinez and Aunt Renee Cloud. Gerald was Uncle to Christy Colby, Nathan Largo, Santiago Martinez and Monika Martinez.

Gerald had two great – great nieces, two great – great nephews. Gerald was preceded in death by Father Gerald, and mother Frances. Grandfather and grandmother Julius Nash Cloud and Molly Buck Tobias Cloud. Grandfather and grandmother Simon Velasquez, Tonita Martinez, uncle and aunt Santiago and Juanita Velasquez, and Amila Martinez (Cloud uncles and Aunts) Neil Elliott and Darwin Loraine Baker.

Gerald was preceded by great- great nephew Jeremy Santiago Martinez Cloud, Great uncles and aunts. (Bill and Nelly Martinez, Camilo and Carmen Martinez, Bert and Romona Martinez, Dell and Thema Martinez, Delphina and George Trujillo, Nelly Martinez, Ralph and Mary Herrera. Milo and Manny Martinez.

Cremation has taken place. No services will be held until Spring of 2022. The family would like to thank Ryan Phelps at Hood Mortuary for his help. Also, would like to thank Gerald’s son Corey Wilson and great niece Mariah Martinez Cloud for stepping up and working as a family unit in making plans for Gerald.

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