Levi Alcon Sr., a lifelong resident of Mora County, passed away at his home surrounded by his family and went to be with our Lord on March 12, 2013.
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He was born in Ojo Feliz on April 3, 1921, to the late Macedonio and Beatrice Alcon.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Macedonio and Beatrice Alcon; his very dear grandson, Justin Gabriel Alcon; brother, Alfonso Alcon; sister, Dorothy Vigil; sisters-in-law, Nora Alcon, Mary Padilla, Margaret and Petrita Alcon and brothers-in-law Tony Vigil and Epifanio Vigil.
He is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 67 years, Alice P. Alcon; children, Idine Michalski (Nick), JoAnn Alcon-Ortiz (Tommy), Eddy Alcon (Jeanette), Dianna Medrano (Roland), Levi Alcon Jr. (Yvette); grandchildren, Travis Regensberg, Bengie Regensberg (Patricia), Manuel Michalski (Juanita), Nichole Alicia Collins (Paul), Erica Roybal, Rochelle Alcon (Orlando), Roland Medrano Jr. (Janice), Sean Medrano (Letticia), Jayvis Medrano, Audey Alcon (Mercedes), Cody Alcon (Rae), Dakota Alcon, Naomi and Tamara Ortiz, Viola Garcia (Marcos), Michael Salcido (Ray); great-grandchildren, Lincoln, Laverne and Luke Regensberg, Kimberly and Kathryn Regensberg, Savannah Michalski, Rebekah and Alannah Roybal, Bryan and Lucas Alcon, Santianna and Santiago Medrano, Tatiana and Solis Medrano, Dylan, Sierra and Ayden Alcon, Adam Alcon, Dorothea Delgado (Patrick), Mykela and Cruz Garcia, Jada and Antonio Salcido, Diego Ortiz and great-great-grandchildren Kaela and Patrick Derek Delgado.
He is also survived by brothers, Bernabe Alcon (Eloisa), Elude Alcon (Prebble), Lupe Alcon, Jake Alcon; sisters, Senaida Vigil, Joycelyn Gonzales (Ruben), Laura Cruz; brother-in-law, Jose Padilla and sister-in-law Viviana Sandoval and Jerry Padilla (Margaret) and many nieces and nephews.
He was a faithful member of the Cleveland Church of Christ, his devotion was to God and was always eager to share God's message with his family and friends. Levi was a loving husband, wonderful father and grandfather, he valued the relationship of the family.
Levi's career life consisted of the following:
• Veteran of World War II, 729th Engineering Core, 37th Second Engineering Regiment and was honorably discharged on Oct. 27, 1945 (1942-1945).
• He was the first State Representative of Mora County and served two terms from 1954-58.
• Board Member and chairman of Mora Independent School Board from approximately 1962-74.
• As a member of the Mora School Board he participated in the first Luna Vocational Technical Institute Task Force, where he later in 1970 became one of the first board members representing Mora County on the LVTI Board of Trustees. He was Magistrate Judge of Mora County for approximately eight years and was elected as the President of the Judges Association at a meeting held in Las Vegas, Nevada. As President of the Judges Association he traveled with his wife to represent New Mexico judges at meetings in New York and other states.
He was a prominent business man and was known as "El Mercador de Vacas" a cattle dealer who was known throughout New Mexico and the four corner states for his wisdom in buying and selling cattle.
Pallbearers are: Travis and Bengie Regensberg, Audey, Cody, Ayden, Dakota, Bryan and Lucas Alcon, Roland, Sean and Jayvis
Medrano and Manuel Michalski. Honorary pallbearers are the rest of his grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Special honorary pallbearers are: Moise Medina, Willie Martinez, Ernesto Lovato, Harold Daniels, Tony Duran and Gabe Estrada.
There was a visitation for family and friends Thursday at Rogers Mortuary in Las Vegas. Church Services at 6:30 p.m. today (Friday) at the Cleveland Church of Christ in Cleveland and funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cleveland Church of Christ with Luis Telemantes officiating, followed by burial at the Justin Alcon Family Cemetery in Cañoncito, mile marker 25.5 Hwy 518.
Visit Rogers Mortuary's website: www.rogersmortuarynm.com to sign the online register book.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, 1-800-479-3511 or 425-3511.
Rogers Mortuary - Las Vegas
600 Reynolds Avenue
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Mar. 15, 2013