THOMAS ALEXANDER SHUMAN 88 of Chama, NM, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. He was born in July 1925 in Delslow, West Virginia to Hilda Fern Haines and Thistle Raymond Shuman. Sisters are Billie Kay Cole & Rose Marie Satterfield. He married Nancy Lou Wallace on November 30, 1944 in Amarillo, TX. He attended West Virginia University and went on to get a degree in Electrical Engineering. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 and served in World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam, with the rank of Major. He retired from White Sands Missile Range as Troop commander. He was stationed in many locations throughout the world. He was 32nd degree Mason, Caleb Butler Lodge. He is survived by his spouse Nancy Lou Wallace Shuman, his children Thomas Alan Shuman and wife Arthie, Nancy Lynn Burton and Kimberley Wallace Fisher and husband Jay. Grandchildren Tiffany bandy, Jeffrey Shuman, Ryan Shuman, Heather Burton, Michele Burton, Bryan Burton, Nikole Sparacio, Richele Beauchamp, and Rusty Russom. Great grandchildren Bryce Reid, Joseph, Gabrielle, Madison, Morgan, Tyler, Dylan, Angelique, Zyren, Addison, Averie, Zayne, Etienne, Malachi, Nikolae, and Kairi. Sister, Billie Kay Cole, and Rose Marie Satterfield and many friends. Thank you to his many friends, family, and church family, Episcopalian and Presbyterian. Special thanks to St. Jerome's. He loved God, service and family. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations, 305 Calle Salazar, Espanola, NM 87532 505-753-2288
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Rivera Family Funeral Home & Crematory
305 Calle Salazar Espanola, NM 87532
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Mar. 22, 2014