Michael Frederick Deveney

21 septiembre , 194810 octubre , 2021

Memorial services will be held at a later date for Michael “Mike” Frederick Deveney, age 73.

A native of Kansas City, MO and resident of New Mexico, Mike passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at his daughter’s residence.

Mr. Deveney was a Veteran of the United States Navy who served his country honorably during the Vietnam War. He retired from Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM as an Electronics Engineer. As a problem solver, he enjoyed solving word puzzles, reading, and also playing pool.

He is survived by his daughter, Jamie Broussard and husband Kenneth; grandchildren, Briana Forbes and husband Scott; Sydney Durham and fiancé Casey Umphries; Gage Durham; Miranda Schlomann; Bridgette Gonzales and husband Dillon; Heleyna Plaisance and Bralyn Credeur and his great grandchildren, Mason Forbes; Austin Brown; Aubrey Gonzales and Jackson Lynch.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry Leo and Francis Margaret Hartman Deveney; one daughter, Christine Deveney; four brothers, James “Jim” Deveney; Richard “Dick” Deveney; Don Deveney and Hank Deveney and one sister, Elizabeth Deveney.

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Evangeline Funeral Homes, Inc. of St. Martinville is in charge of arrangements.


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Michael Frederick Deveney



24 octubre , 2021

Mike was a great friend. We were classmates, study partners, and project teammates at Missouri Institute of Technology in Kansas City. We graduated together, traveled together to far off New Mexico to start our new careers at Sandia Labs. His sense of humor helped both at school and in the transition to life with a job. Mike and his family helped me adjust to my first time away from home; just a normal family evening of games, movies, being around his kids, and then the Thanksgiving dinner tradition meant so much.
We both decided that returning to school was the thing to do for our careers. So once again we were classmates, study partners, and project teammates at UNM. Mike was always one that could figure out the solution to a challenging problem, both in school and at work. If I missed a class at UNM I seemed to learn more as he explained the lecture and shared his notes. And once again we graduated together. Although we didn’t work together, our jobs soon had us in sister organizations working in the same building so that we saw each other daily. We often went to lunch together.
Mike and his family always had a special place in my heart. We shared many life events together. He was a groomsman for my wedding.
After he retired, we didn’t see him very often, but when we did it was as if nothing had changed. The sense of humor was always there.