Rueanna May Alford was born March 24, 1920 in Moline, Illinois to Charles and Lula Walter, she died December 23, 2012 in Las Cruces, New Mexico at Mountain View Regional Medical Center. She married Marshall Dunn who preceded her in death and Vern Alford who also preceded her in death. She moved to Las Cruces in 2001 from Moline, Illinois to be close to her step-son, Ken ( Smokey) Alford and his wife, Bobbie (BJ), who was her caregiver and "more like a daughter" to her. Survivors include her step-son and his wife and their families; step daughter Merry Howell and her husband, Tom and their families; her cousins; Sally Bartosh and her husband, Gene and their family; and Lynn Sutton. She made many friends in her lifetime. She was a lover of card games and the casino. She and her husband, Vern, traveled the world and had been to places most of us can only dream about. We would like to thank her doctors and staff at Mountain View Regional Medical Center who took such good care of her in her final days. We are eternally grateful to the managers and staff at Golden Mesa for their friendship and assistance to her while she lived there. At her request there will be no service. Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be sent to Rock Island Arsenal to be buried with her husband, Vern. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation in her memory to
. Arrangements are with La Paz - Graham's Funeral Home. www.lapaz-grahams.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Jan. 13, 2013