Eric Muller Thibedeau, Was born in Tucson, AZ on April 23, 1981. In 1982, his father, Ron, accepted a Forest Service job transfer to Taos, NM. Eric made wonderful friends in every school he attended, many of whom are close friends to this day ... from St. James Preschool, St. Francis School, Taos Valley School, Taos Junior High and Taos High '99. Eric was naturally athletic and spent years playing Taos Soccer, Little League & All Stars, tennis, skiing and ski racing with Taos Sports Associates, skateboarding, golfing and fishing. After high school, Eric found that he had an aptitude for all things mechanical and, especially, electrical. He began the five year International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Apprenticeship program in Tucson in 2008. In late 2015, he left IBEW 570 as a Journeyman Inside Wireman and moved back to Taos. Jaynes Corporation and Service Electric Company hired Eric to work on The Blake Hotel in Taos Ski Valley (TSV) in early 2016, and when The Blake opened in 2017, he was hired by TSV and was the Facilities Manager for The Blake at the time of his death. In September 2018, Eric met the great love of his life, Amy Trevino, and her children, Sofia and Edward. Amy has said that Eric's legacy is "one of love and a message of dedication to kindness" and that "he was so beautiful and kind and joyful and made you feel like you were a miracle". Over the ski season at work, Eric was nominated for several awards for his great teamwork, can-do attitude, and ability to think outside the box to solve problems. Ultimately, he won the 2018-2019 Employee of the Year Award and Amy and Eric enjoyed an incredible trip to Islas Secas, Panama. Amy Trevino and Eric became engaged on Thanksgiving 2019 and were planning a September 12, 2020 wedding at Taos Country Club. Eric is survived by his fiance, Amy, and her children, Sofia and Edward; his father, Ron Thibedeau and wife Stephanie Scott of Woodland Park, CO; his mother, Nancy Muller Thibedeau of Tucson, AZ; his sister, Amy Tometich and husband, Adam Tometich of Tucson, AZ; and his paternal grandmother, Mary Thibedeau of Rockford, IL. A Celebration of Life and Memorial Golf Tournament will take place later in the summer when it is safe to mingle. Please direct any remembrances to Ted Wiard, Golden Willow, PO Box 569, Arroyo Hondo, NM 87513 or to the Taos Community Foundation, PO Box 1925, Taos, NM 87571.
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