Almy Descendant No. 1233-3252-311

638. ADRIAN LEE11 ALMY (Samuel Willett10, Adrian Adelbert9, Samuel Willett8, Robert Kirby7, John6, Samuel5, Job4, William3, Christopher2, William1) b. Altamont, KY, 21 Apr 1909; d. Carlsbad, NM, 1 May 1993.

He m. Deming, NM, 14 Feb 1935, JUTTA ENGELHARDT, b. Salt Lake City, UT, 29 Nov 1909; dau of Frederick and Amanda (Arndt) Engelhardt.


iMARY ADRIENNE, b. Salt Lake City, UT, 10 Jan 1936; m. Carlsbad, NM, 26 May 1956, FREDDIE MAX MERRELL, b. Carlsbad, 15 Aug 1935; son of Walter Leo and Johnye (Evans) Merrell. Children, born Beaumont, TX: 1. Marjorie Leigh Merrell, b. 23 May 1960; m. Winston-Salem, NC, 22 May 1982, Stephen Paul Richters. 2. Mindy Alane Merrell, b. 7 Jun 1961.
783iiFREDERICK WILLETT, b. Carlsbad, 16 Aug 1945; m. Albuquerque, NM, 2 Apr 1966, SARAH HUTCHISON, b. Carlsbad, 2 Apr 1945; dau of Perry and Elizabeth (Campbell) Hutchison.
784iiiROBERT ENGELHARDT, b. Carlsbad, 13 Jul 1946; m. Santa Fe, NM, 14 Jul 1973, KAREN DIANNE GANTZ, b. Berkeley, CA, 3 Jan 1952; dau of William Albert and Jeanne Alice (Ballough) Gantz.
ivBETTY LEE, b. Carlsbad, 21 Mar 1949; m. Juarez, Mexico, 22 Dec 1965, CHARLES FRANKLIN JAMES, Jr., b. Carlsbad; son of Charles Franklin and Lucille (Davis) James. Children: 1. Leah Joyce James, b. Portales, NM, 9 Nov 1966. 2. Franklin Edward James, b. Lubbock, TX, 23 Sep 1968.

Adrian Lee's mother died from childbirth three weeks after he was born, and his father, who worked for the Santa Fe Railroad, brought him to Deming one year later. He was raised in New Mexico and graduated from New Mexico Tech in Socorro in 1929 with a B.A. in geology, and he graduated from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in 1932 with a master's degree in metallurgy.

Adrian and Jutta moved to Carlsbad in 1940 after living and working in Bolivia for three years. He worked as a mining engineer in New Mexico, Arizona, Mexico and Bolivia for 45 years. He was employed by International Minerals and Chemical Corporation for 34 years before retiring in 1974.