John Jefferson Sigler, 90, of Ruidoso passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013. John was born April 19, 1923, in Farwell, Texas, to Martha and Stanley Sigler who both precede him in death.
John moved to Ruidoso in December 1947; he had served in the Navy during World War II. He was a past member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Evening Lions Club, Ruidoso Rotary and was a member of Gateway Church of Christ. He was a retired manager from Texas New Mexico Power.
John was well-known for his ""Salsa.""
He married Dixie Mullins on March 27, 1944, in Houston.
He is survived by his wife, Dixie; two daughters Vickie Sigler, of Lubbock, Texas and Margaret Wise and her husband, Franklin, of Stockbridge, Ga.; grandson Jeff Wise and his wife, Jennifer, of Marietta, Ga.; two great-grandsons William and John Wise; a sister Annie Lee Green, of Moore, Okla.
He was preceded in death by brothers Robert and Donald Sigler; sisters Katherine Skelton, Roberta Skelton, Laura Belle Catola and Mary Ruth Pennington; and granddaughter Sarah Wise.
Private services will be held at a later date.
The family has requested memorials to Ruidoso Home Care & Hospice, PO Box 2039, Ruidoso, NM 88355.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lagroneruidoso.com
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 23 to May 30, 2013