Geoffrey Sloan, a passionate advocate for peace, human rights and equality, died on Dec. 4, 2010, after suffering from lymphoma. He was 66.
Sloan was born in Los Angeles and later served in the Peace Corps in Colombia. He earned his law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1974, after which he worked for DNA People's Legal Services on the Navajo Reservation. Settling in Santa Fe to raise his family, he worked for state government, serving on the legal staffs of the New Mexico Health, Environment and Energy and Minerals departments.
After retiring, he spent time volunteering, walking and reading. He was a founding board member of the Santa Fe Children's Museum Earthworks Project and spent many hours reading with Spanish-speaking students through the Salazar Partnership in Santa Fe.