Eugene Gilbert Agnes Sr., Age :84

May 29,1935---Aug 27,2019


Eugene (Gene) Gilbert Agnes Sr. was called home on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the age of 84. The memorial service for him will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 1:00pm at God's House Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico (NM). Eugene was born in Albuquerque on May 29, 1935. He graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1954 and then continued on to the University of New Mexico. There he completed his Bachelor's degree in Science in 1981, his Master’s in Art in 1988, and his licensure to practice therapy (bilingual) in 1995. He also earned his doctorate in Psychology, Counseling, Management and Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary (Trinity Bible College) in 1995. Gene was married to Linda S. (Govan) Agnes on March 7, 1970 at Faith Temple in Tucson, Arizona. He worked as a U.S. District Court Bailiff (NM) (1968-1978), a Probation Officer Assistant for the U.S. District Court (NM) (1978-1981), a U.S. Probation Officer for the U.S. District Court (NM)(1981-1987), and a U.S. Pretial Services Officer for the U.S. District Court (NM) (1987-1997) with the special distinction of being the first Pretrial Services Officer for the district of NM. He then relocated to Moriarty, NM and worked for Torrance County Counseling as a Mental Health Therapist (1997-2016) before retiring. Eugene also worked as a high school referee for basketball and football under the New Mexico Athletic Association (1955-1993), as an umpire for high school baseball (1955-1973), and as an official for the National Basketball Association (1970-1973). Eugene was a counselor in both Christian and secular capacities for over 40 years. Eugene was preceded in death by his parents - Angilo Agnes and Anita Agnes-Reese, his brother - Alfred Franklin Agnes, and his sister - Vera Ann Madison-Pouncil. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, his seven children – Cheryl Y. Agnes-Russey, Eugene Gilbert Agnes II, Jayne Michelle Cunningham, Daryl K. Agnes Sr., Cynthia D. Agnes-Renfro, D'Mitri R. Agnes, and Chequille M. Agnes; 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a multitude of family and friends. Memorial donations and condolences can be made through Riverside Funeral Home at or by email,, or







Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd NE

(505) 764-9663



Eddie and Sharon McCall Sep 05 ,2019

Friends ,Rio Rancho ,New Mexico

We are praying for the divine comfort of Christ during this difficult time. We are sending our love and prayers to our dear friends. Love, Eddie and Sharon McCall

Eddie and Sharon McCall Sep 05 ,2019

Friends ,Rio Rancho ,New Mexico

We are praying for the divine comfort of Christ during this difficult time. We are sending our love and prayers to our dear friends. Love, Eddie and Sharon McCall

Darren Sanchez Sep 05 ,2019

Friend ,Abq ,New Mexico

Agnes family, My condolences on the loss of Mr. Agnes, he was a good friend of mine as well as my late dad Coach Henry Sanchez(Bernalillo and NMHU). Mr. Agnes had a compassion and way about him second to none , that was very admirable to me in our society. He was my favorite referee of all time and i remember fondly playing in games reffed by Mr. Agnes at NMHU. Being a proud Bulldog like Mr. Agnes even made it more special to talk and visit with him. I will always remember my dad telling me Mr. Agnes was the 1st Albuquerque prep basketball player in history to dunk in a regulation game. I thought that was the coolest thing to know and tell people. God Bless the Agnes family. Darren Sanchez

Marty Rivera Sep 06 ,2019

Just an old acquaintance.... ,Socorro ,New Mexico

To the Family of Eugene Agnes, My Deepest Heartfelt Condolences, I remember this man as one hecka of a referee back in my school days. He was amazing in the way he officiated. “Number 33 your were just a tad offsides let’s set back just a bit next time. “ Always letting the player know what the infraction was. I watched him at different levels and different times. May God grant you such great memories to keep him close to your hearts. He truly was a very one of a kind kinda man. May He now Rest In Peace. An admirer of a Great Man from way back. Class of 1975 Socorro High School. Marty Rivera

Luci Maestas Sep 06 ,2019

Former Coworker ,Las Cruces ,New Mexico

My sincere condolences to the Agnes family. Gene was my coworker when I worked for U.S District Court. He was such an upbeat, kind and compassionate man. I am sure he left you wonderful memories. Rest In Peace Gene!

Monica Smatana Blaschke Sep 07 ,2019

Family Friend ,sandia park ,New Mexico

Dearest Linda and Family. We are so shocked and saddened to learn of Gene's passing. Dad has great memories of Football and Basketball games they officiated together back in the Day. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. John Smatana and Family

Leroy & Bertha Holmes Sep 09 ,2019

Friends ,Dallas ,Texas

Our prayers go out to the family at your loss. Eugene was a great man who cared for the youth. I will never forget how he would talk to the basketball players after he had called a foul on them. His words of wisdom and comfort were always right on time. He was one of the good ones.