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Roland Ahlbrandt

Roland Ahlbrandt

Jul 29, 1936 - Aug 6, 2022

Roland Ahlbrandt, a resident of Silver City, NM passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 6, 2022.

He was born to Herman and Catherine (Ehrlich) Ahlbrandt in Torrington, Wyoming on July 29, 1936.   The son of a German-Russian Immigrant family, he excelled in both athletics and academics.  He attended the University of Wyoming earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy, the first of his family to receive a college degree.  He married his first wife, Marjorie, in 1957.  They moved to Riverton, Wyoming and Roland became a partner in the A&A Temple Drug store.   Later he purchased the entire business and operated A&A Temple Drugs where he worked until he retired in the early 2000s.   He and Marjorie divorced after raising seven children.  He later married Connie Baldes.

After leaving Riverton, (he moved to Ft. Mohave, Arizona).  Roland and Connie lived in Ft. Mohave, Arizona before Connie passed away.  While in Arizona, Roland greatly enjoyed golfing and spending time with a group of very dear friends.  After the passing of his second wife, he then moved to Silver City, NM and enjoyed the company of his family.

Roland dearly loved and was proud of his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his two oldest children and their families. He is also survived by his children:  Ann (Grant), Karen Spurgeon (J.L), Amy Hazlewood (Calvin), Monica Walls (George), and Rod Ahlbrandt (Christy Yearous). Roland leaves behind seven grandchildren, Rachelle Turrubiates (Ismael), Eric Spurgeon (Dana) Elizabeth Lutz (Matt), Katherine Walls, Curtis Walls and Great grandchildren Ruby, and Jack. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews. It was the greatest treasure in his life to spend time with family and build memories.

He was the last member of his family to pass.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Catherine, his brothers - Art, Woody and Calvin and his sister, Helen and his wife, Connie. 

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place with burial at Mountain View Cemetery, Riverton, Wyoming and a private celebration of his life will be held at a later date.