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7/24/1942 – 7/28/2014
Linda J. McIlwee, 72, of Rincon Street, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2014, at her home. Funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at the West Funeral Home Chapel. Deacon Tony Dominguez of St. Edward Catholic Church will officiate. There is no visitation; cremation has taken place. Services are under the direction of West Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at westfuneralhomellc.com
Linda Jane Birchfield McIlwee was born to William Perry and Ruby (Mobley) Birchfield on July 24, 1942 in Las Cruces, NM. She was raised on a ranch southeast of Deming and graduated from Deming High School. She went on to graduate from NMSU with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.
Linda and William (Bill) F. McIlwee, Jr. were married on August 25, 1962 in Ysleta, TX and they made Carlsbad their permanent home. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church.She is preceded in death by her parents, sister, Susan Parkey and brother Victor Helmker.
Linda is survived by her husband Bill McIllwee, son William F. McIlwee III and wife Janet of St. Louis, MO and sister Deanna Birchfield of Deming, NM.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Carlsbad Veteran's Honor Guard c/o Carlsbad Community Foundation 114 S. Canyon, Carlsbad, NM 88220.
West Funeral Home
401 North Guadalupe Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220
Published in Carlsbad Current-Argus on July 31, 2014