Thomas VanArnam, 92, passed away on Oct. 30, 2013, in Alamogordo. He was born on March 30, 1921, in Piscataway Township, N.J., to Thomas and Emily Andersen VanArnam.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothea Phillips VanArnam, and son Tommy VanArnam.
Survivors include his children Karen A. Bacheller, of Atlanta, Ga., Barbara VanArnam of Prather, Calif., Dorothea VanArnam, of Winlock, Wash., and Raymond Thomas VanArnam, of Alamogordo; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Ft. Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso, Texas with Pastor Bill Heithold officiating.
The VanArnam family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place at PCS.
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