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Dendahl service set for Friday

DENDAHL: Former GOP state party chairman

DENDAHL: Former GOP state party chairman

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A memorial service is scheduled Friday in Santa Fe for John Dendahl, a former state Republican Party chairman and gubernatorial candidate who died two weeks ago in Denver.

The service will be held at 2 p.m. at St. John’s College, where Dendahl served as chairman of the board.

He died Nov. 9 of complications from treatment for leukemia. He was 75.

A native of Santa Fe, he spent most of his life in the city, moving to Littleton, Colo., in 2007.


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Dendahl’s business career included serving as CEO of Eberline Instrument Corp., vice president of Thermo Electron Corp., and president of First National Bank of Santa Fe. He was a member of the State Investment Council and secretary of Economic Development and Tourism.

Survivors include his wife, Jackie Tumbarella; five daughters: Debra Hadley, Katherine Dendahl, Lisa West, Ellie Dendahl Thurston and Karen Dendahl; four grandchildren, two step-children and seven step-grandchildren.