ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Arthur Paques, 76, resident of Albuquerque, N.M., passed away Jan. 11, 2010.
He was born May 17, 1933, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, the only child of Octave and Agusta Paques. Art worked at Cooper-Bessemer from 1952 until 1972. He and his family moved to Albuquerque, N.M., in 1972 where he owned and operated ABC Moble Brakes until 1986. After that, and until his passing he was a successful entrepreneur, made beautiful sculptures, and was a skilled woodworker.
A wonderful husband and father, Art is survived by his wife of 54 years, Millie; three daughters, Theresa Paques of Albuquerque, Diana Paques of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Patty Torres and husband Raul of Chamisal, N.M.; twin sons, John Paques of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Jim Paques of Albuquerque; three granddaughters, Alex and Emily Bricker of Mount Vernon, Ohio, and Lindsey Campell of Dallas, Texas; and one grandson, Kyle Paques of Albuquerque. Art is loved by many, a true friend to all, and approached every day like it was the best day of his life.
A memorial service will be held at French mortuary, Lomas location, on March 6 at 2 p.m. with a wake following the memorial at the family home. Please visit the online guestbook for Art at www.RememberTheirStory.com.