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Kevin Charles Barton

March 7, 1963 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 58)


Barton, Kevin Charles 
Kevin Charles Barton, 58, of Albuquerque died unexpectedly on November 20, 2021 after being involved in a fatal car crash. His loss was completely unexpected and family, friends, as well as the community are shocked and deeply saddened. 
Kevin was born on March 7, 1963 to Raymond and Kathleen Barton in Albuquerque, NM. Kevin attended Gallup High School and was passionate about sports, his family, and bringing joy to anyone he encountered. After graduating high school, Kevin attended college at NAU in Flagstaff as well as ASU in Tempe. 
He worked with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and was newly promoted to a position as Supply Management Officer with the Division of Property-OFPSM. He has been with the BIA for 31 years and was looking forward to retirement this coming April. He was recently given an award for outstanding rating performance and was very proud of moving to an office with a window to look out. 
Kevin also was very involved in the sports world. He was a part of a men’s fastpitch team, the Albuquerque Sun Devils in which he coached and played them to many victories. 
Anyone who knew Kevin, knew that he was the life of the party and always full of jokes and laughter. He had an immense passion for his children and was always a source of positivity, mentorship, and discipline. His greatest accomplishment he recognized was raising and seeing both his daughters graduate high school as a single father. Kevin’s family and friends will miss him more than words can say.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Kendall Scott Barton; maternal grandparents, Wilson and Ruby Halona; paternal grandparents, Stewart and Jenny Barton. Navajo clans are Bitter Water (Todích'íí'nii) and Red Running into Water (Tachii'nii). 
Kevin is survived by his children, Chelsey Barton-Martinez and husband, Aaron, Kristen Barton and significant other, Michael Mora, Alexander Hayden Sanchez; love of his life, Melanie Garcia aka partner in crime; parents, Raymond and Kathleen Barton; grandchildren, Luke Martinez and granddaughter to be born next year; siblings Danielle Renee Conley and husband Troy; dog children Otis, Milo, and Koda; grand dogs, Thor, Kenzie, Opie, and Nana’s. 
Contributions in memory of Kevin can be made to Viewing will be on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 10:00-11:00 am with a Funeral Services at 11:00 am at Strong Thorne Chapel, 1100 Coal Ave. SE. If you cannot attend the service, there will be a live streaming during the service.
Pallbearers will be Dustin Martin, Walker Martin, Keanen Barton, Lyonel Candelaria, Lyle Begaye, Gabe Draper, Richard Catron, Garrett Halona, and Derrick Halona.
Honorary Pallbearers, Stewart “CB” Barton III, John Martin, Kyle Barton, Zoey Vicente, John Kozeliski, Harold Redhouse, Steve Gallegos, Michael Kanuho, Dave Felten, Ken Billings, Patrick Halona, Pernell Halona, Cornell Halona, and Shanell Halona.
To view information, streaming or leave a condolence please visit  
Garcia Mortuary
717 Stover Ave. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102


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December 3, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Strong - Thorne
1100 Coal Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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Funeral Service
December 3, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Strong - Thorne
1100 Coal Ave. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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