Aaron Edward Kenney, age 49 of the Angel Fire/Eagle Nest area passed away on April 4, 2018 in Angel Fire, New Mexico. He is survived by his wife, Tricia Kenney, his children Shealynn Kenney of Raton, Chris Kenney of Eagle Nest, Tristen Kenney of the home in Eagle Nest/Angel Fire, Tyler Lewis of Austin, Texas, and grandson, Elijah Kenney of Raton. Also, he is survived by his parents, Robert and Rachel Ricklefs of Ute Park, formerly of Philmont Scout Ranch; his brother Jason Kenney and partner Sandy Thompson of Cimarron, his brother Eric Kenney and spouse, Wendy of Albuquerque, Jeremy Ricklefs and spouse Chelzie of Cimarron and various aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Aaron was a building contractor in Angel Fire for many years. He was well known for his excellent cooking skills. He was a very generous man who donated countless hours to the Cimarron High School Booster Club, the high school track team, Angel Fire Baptist Church, Colfax General Long Care Facility and many other community groups and activities as well as many individuals.
He graduated from Cimarron High School in 1987 and completed a bachelor’s degree, Magna Cum Laude, from UNM in 2015. He loved to read, he loved horses, especially horseback in the mountains, ranching, skiing, fishing, hunting and cooking for everyone and anyone who would ask him. He was very proud of being a native New Mexican, even though he was born at Fort Bliss, Texas, where his father was a drill sergeant in the Army. He aspired to getting a law degree and loved the debate.
Aaron had a big heart, he loved Jesus his living God and many people loved him as well. He will be greatly missed by his wife and children, family and friends.
Services for Aaron will be at the Angel Fire Community Center on Tuesday, April 17 . Viewing will be at 10 a.m. followed by services officiated by Dann Masters of Willard, Missouri, formerly Pastor of Angel Fire Baptist Church.