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Michael R. Wolf

It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Michael R. Wolf, 56, on Dec. 1, 2009, in San Antonio, Texas. Mike was born on March 13, 1953, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Roger and Mildred (Hardin) Wolf.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roger and Mildred Wolf.

His survivors are his wife, Ofelia Wolf, children, Michelle Del Wolf Quigley, Megan Mescal Wolf, George Wolf, Ernesto and Christy Valenzuela, Ruben and Vanessa Valenzuela Muro, and Veronica Valenzuela, and brother Gregory Scott Wolf. Grandchildren include: Rhett, Kiana and Braun Quigley, Kaya Mescal Sharp, Diego, Mateo and Anabel Valenzuela.

Mike was a veteran in the cattle business. He traded cattle on the Mexican border for the last 25 years, as well as pastured cattle on ranches throughout New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona. He pastured cattle with partner Jim Bramwell in Pagosa Springs, Chromo and Chama for 15 years. No matter how good or bad the situation, his sense of humor always brought laughs to everyone around him. He took great pride in his business and was a man of his word.

Mike was a lung transplant recipient and his case will be studied to further educate the transplant field of medicine. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to UHS Foundation in honor of Mike Wolf, P.O. Box 33038, San Antonio, TX 78265-3038. Flowers may be sent to 6982 McNutt Rd., La Union, NM 88021. A mass will be held at Santuario San Judas Tadeo, 4006 Hidden Way, El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 18 at 4 p.m. A celebration of life will be held on Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. at 6982 McNutt Road, La Union, N.M.