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Jerry Buckles

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On Sunday, February 23, 2014, Jerry Buckles, age 78, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 26, 1936 in Barnsdall, Oklahoma to Guy Edward and Doris Kathryn Wright Buckles. Jerry served his country honorably in the United State Army; was a resident of Las Cruces the past forty-five years and retired as a Geologist in 1996. He was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church. Those left to mourn his passing include his loving wife of fourteen years, Olga Alaniz Buckles of the family home; his stepson, Edward Rangel and wife Vanessa of El Paso, TX; two stepdaughters, Sgt. Yvonne Nuñez of Hawaii, and Jessica Rodriguez and husband Edgar also of El Paso, TX; a sister, Wilma Buckles Hollingsworth and husband Cecil of Oklahoma. Other survivors include seven grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation for Mr. Buckles will begin at 9 AM Friday, February 28, 2014 in Baca's Chapel of Prayer, 300 E. Boutz Road where the Funeral Service is scheduled for 11 AM with Pastor Doug Cowan officiating. Military Honors will be accorded by the New Mexico National Guard Honor Guard and the Marine Corp League-El Perro Diablo Detachment. At his request cremation will take place and inurnment of cremains will be held at a later date in Oklahoma. The Buckles Family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory. 527-2222 Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences logon to
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Feb. 27, 2014
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