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Columbus, New Mexico

Harold Joe Waldrum is buried in Columbus, New Mexico.
gravesite of Harold Joe WaldrumHe said he chose it because it resembled the cemetery in the final scene of “True Confessions” (1981).the cemetery scene at the end of True Confessions

Waldrum loved a road trip, even if it was only for a day, and found the Columbus cemetery on a drive he took to Palomas, Mexico.

Columbus New Mexico cemetery gate

Columbus New Mexico gravesite

It may be coincidence, but “Columbus” was a family name. Waldrum’s grandfather (father’s side) was named Christopher Columbus Waldrum and went by “Lum.”

Waldrum had an uncle “Lum” (Christopher Columbus Waldrum, Jr.) and a brother survives him whose full name is Charles Lum Waldrum.

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