It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father, son, brother, uncle and best friend, Arturo "Tury" Valle, age 61, of Las Cruces on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at his home. "Tury," as he was fondly known to family and friends, was born February 5, 1952 in Alamogordo to Louis and Beatrice Martinez Valle. He served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era. Tury retired from White Sands Missile Range as a computer programmer; and was a long time member of the Elks Lodge and Fraternal Order of Eagles, was an avid fan of the NMSU Aggie women's volleyball team and a member of the Roman Catholic Church. Those left to mourn his passing include his son, Phillip T. Valle of Hawaii; his parents of Alamogordo; one brother, Andres Valle and wife Yolanda of Las Cruces; two sisters, Teresa Herrera and husband Manuel of San Antonio, Texas and Gloria Gonzales and husband Rudy of Fort Worth, Texas, as well as his special friend and mother of his son, Rosemary Lyden. Other survivors include two nieces, Dina Valle and Vanessa Gonzales; four nephews, Luis Valle, Danny and Marcos Herrera and Seve Gonzales. At his request, cremation has taken place. Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2013 in Baca's Chapel of Prayer, 300 E. Boutz Road. A Memorial Mass is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, October 11, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 705 Delaware Street in Alamogordo. Military Honors will be accorded by a New Mexico National Guard Honor Guard. Inurnment of cremains will take place at a later date. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Sunset Crematory of Las Cruces. 527-2222. Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care". For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Oct. 9, 2013