Florence Anne Rankin, 54, passed away on July 27, 2014, in Alamogordo. She was born on Nov. 1, 1959, in Tularosa to Adolfo, known as the Whistler, and Nora Borunda.
Survivors include her partner, Leon Henderson of Alamogordo; father, Adolfo Borunda of Alamogordo; three brothers, Albert Borunda and his wife Margery of Alamogordo; Benny Borunda and his wife Lizbeth of Alamogordo; and Santos Borunda of Colorado Springs, Colo. She leaves behind four sons: Ernie Duran and his wife Shannon of Fort Worth, Texas; Kaleikahua Rankin and partner Christina M. of Alamogordo; Kawika Rankin and partner Shiloh G. of Alamogordo, and Adolfo Rankin of Alamogordo. Other survivors include seven grandchildren: Damien, Ernie, Alana, Niko, Leah, Elijah and Josiah; eight nephews and nieces: Albert, Jerry, Roberta, Ben, Hector, Briana, Michelle and Chris, along with many cousins, great-nieces and nephews; the Borunda family and the Noriegas.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Nora Borunda; her loving husband Bruce Rankin; two brothers Samuel and Ernesto Borunda.
A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Primera Iglesia Bautista Baptist Church.
The Rankin family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the services. Cremation will take place at PCS.
Alamogordo Funeral Home
2301 1st Street Alamogordo, NM 88310
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from July 30 to Aug. 29, 2014