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Condolence From: Jim Coffey, AE5ZX
Condolence: I just learned of Rick's repose today to my great dismay.

I met Rick "Bear" Giles (call sign KB5VIE) several years ago on the air as a fellow amateur radio operator checking into the NM Road Runner Traffic Net, occasional communications on the NM Megalink repeater system, and at several of the amateur radio community's annual Duke City Ham Fests. I don't think I could ever have met a friendlier fellow Ham than I met in Bear. My condolences go out to Bear's family, friends, and our larger amateur radio community.
Friday February 17, 2017
Condolence From: Carolyn Durkin
Condolence: RIP Bro. God bless and keep your family and your friends at this very sad time. May they be comforted by memories of their time with you. You will be missed.
Saturday February 11, 2017
Condolence From: Troy Denison
Condolence: Our team at the Days Inn and Best Western PLUS in Las Vegas NM wish to express our condolences to Bears family and friends.

We got to know Bear through staying with us when on business. He always stopped in to see our staff and share his incredible knowledge and stories with us. Our hotel dog Mocha loved Bear and his homemade treats for her. I have never met a kinder person in my life.

Bear, you will be deeply missed by all of us who had the true privilege of knowing you. Rest in peace my friend!
Monday February 06, 2017
Condolence From: Michael Murphy
Condolence: I'm sorry to hear of Bear's departure and pray for comfort to his surviving family members. Bear and I shared many good times in the SCA and in our love of dogs. He and his family became the proud parents of a puppy so many years ago. They named him "Mudfoot" I believe, and he was a twin brother to my puppy "Pug"

Bear was a very caring person and would help at events at the drop of a hat. His love of life and people is something that I will always remember. May God bless you and keep you in this time of mourning.
Monday February 06, 2017
Condolence From: Manny Mora
Condolence: On behalf of the French Family of Companies, we express our deepest condolences.
Sunday February 05, 2017
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