Asa Fitch

On March 8, 2014, Asa Betts Fitch, age 93, of Las Cruces passed from this earth and into the arms of his loving God. He was born May 8, 1920 in Hachita, New Mexico to Albert J. and Frances Young Fitch. Asa graduated from Hachita High School then served his country in the United States Army Air Corps and received an honorable discharge. During his time in the service he met and fell in love with Geraldine Allen and they married on February 4, 1944. Asa and Jerry are members of Saint James Episcopal Church and enjoy many friends there. As a young man Asa worked cattle ranches in remote areas of New Mexico. After receiving his Master's Degree in secondary education at Western New Mexico College in Silver City, he began his career in the field of education in New Mexico and Arizona for many years. Survivors include his loving wife of seventy years, Geraldine Allen Fitch of the family home; a daughter, Linda Helfrich and husband Donald of Mountain Home Arkansas; his grandson, Ken Sweetser of Springfield, Missouri; a brother, Archer Fitch of Florida; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 10 AM Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 5140 W. Picacho Avenue with Reverend Dr. Nicholas Funk officiating. Asa will be greatly missed by family and all who knew him. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces. 527-2222. Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care". For online condolence logon to

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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Mar. 12, 2014