In Memory

Michael Quarm

Michael Quarm

Michael died after a long illness on January 13, 2016.

Thomas Michael Quarm, 65, of Caballo, New Mexico, died January 13 in El Paso, Texas in his last childhood home. Born in La Oroyo, Peru in 1950, he lived in Kitwe, Northern Rhodesia before being settled in El Paso in 1955. “Mike” graduated from El Paso High School in 1969; married Martha Anne and joined the US Navy in 1970, serving on the USS Jason until 1975. After divorcing, "Doc" re-enlisted in the Navy in 1980, served 6 years in Naples, Italy and 3 years on the USS Bowen in the Caribbean, then retired in 1995. He enjoyed photography, computers, gardening, raising goats, bartending, and exploring the desert; helped establish the local AMVETS chapter, joined the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, and volunteered at the local food bank.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Joan H.P. Quarm and Thomas A.A. Quarm, and brothers Robin and Christopher. He is survived by his sister Susanna McMahon; brother Nicholas; children Christian Quarm and Sarah Barker; son-in-law Kevin Barker; and grandchildren Baylee, Ty, and Emerson Barker.
A memorial will be held at the Eagles Club in Caballo, 13873 NM-187 Arrey, New Mexico 87930 on April 2, 2016 at 1:00pm. It will be a potluck luncheon, and all who knew him are invited to attend.

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01/29/16 09:29 AM #1    

Andres (Andy) Tarin (Class Of 67) (Tarin)

My deepest sympathy to his family.

01/30/16 06:52 PM #2    

Victor Manuel Ronquillo

great friend from the hood sunset heights..... We had great times in our early years, my condolences to all the family from victor m .Ronquillo

01/30/16 10:36 PM #3    

Rodolfo Duarte

My EPHS memories of Michael are that he was a good guy with a quick smile and a good sense of humor.  

Bless you and your family.


(I also remember Michael claiming to have bitten an opponent's calf when he was buried under a pile during a sub-varsity game!!!)

01/31/16 09:19 AM #4    

Letty Armendariz (Robert)

Spending time with Michael at the 40th Reunion was delightful.  He promised to name a goat after me.  Johnny and I both have great memories of Michael Quarm... a warm and gentle soul.  He will live on in all of our hearts.  Farewell our friend...


01/31/16 05:37 PM #5    

John Scott

Probably one of 3 of the closest buddies of mine in HS. Met in Sunset Hts. during the 6th grade. Played football and went hunting jack rabbits together during HS. Unabashed drinking buddies, OMG! Keen wit! Great story teller. Just all around warm human being. In the years since kept in touch via letters and visits to him in San Diego while he was in the Navy. Last saw him in 2010 on his little farm in Caballo. He, at least then, was contented with life, and had become quite the gentleman in the British sense of the word.

Sad to hear he went at fairly earlier age by today's standards. WILL attend his memorial which I hear is coming in teh spring.

01/31/16 07:17 PM #6    

Mara Frausto (Edwards)

We'll miss you Mike. Thanks for the great times we shared and no doubt, we'll catch each other again, in the next go round!  Fly high Jack Schitt!

02/01/16 08:05 AM #7    

Teresa Prieto (Mercado)

Rest in peace my sweet high school crush.

02/01/16 08:43 AM #8    

Mary Hurlburt (Breach)

Good bye, dear friend. I will miss your funny comments about so many topics. You had an endless ability to amuse and add laughter to my day. Hope I made you understand how precious your friendship was to me. I will miss you. Love, Mary

02/01/16 05:33 PM #9    

Lucia A. Ortiz

My most sincere condolences to his family, Mike too soon you depart yet soon enough our paths will cross.  God bless in peace 

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