GERALD "WAYNE" LIGHTFOOT – was born October 20, 1947 in Cabeza, NM, and passed away after a short fought battle with cancer on the night of November 9, 2012 in Ruidoso, NM. He was born the fourth child to Waymon and Dorthy Lightfoot. "Waynie," as he was known in his home town of Corona, NM, lived with his Mama and Daddy, two brothers and one sister at the El Paso Natural Gas Camp, Lincoln Station. He was a loving husband, father, papa, uncle, and friend to all. Wayne's school days were spent both in Ancho and Corona, NM prior to being drafted by the United States Army in 1967. Most of his service time was spent in Germany as a Tank Gunner. Wayne received numerous awards and medals for his service to the United States. Wayne's most cherished times were those days horseback gathering cattle, hunting, fishing, team roping and providing advice to the family. Wayne is survived by his mother, Dorthy Lightfoot of Corona, NM; wife, Karen; five children - sons Travis Lightfoot and RoeAnne of Corona, NM, Tye Lightfoot and wife Julie of Las Cruces, NM, and daughters Tonja Martinez of Roy, NM, Billie Latham and husband Lance of Canyon, TX, and Tomee England and husband Michael of Logan, NM; grandchildren - Ashley, Aaron, Kallan, Dani, Kassidy, Brinley, Lyndi, and J'lee; numerous brother and sister-in-laws; and numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Waymon Lightfoot; sister Dorothy Nell Lightfoot; and brothers Edward "Diddle" Lightfoot and George Lightfoot. A viewing will be held at the Corona School Auditorium in Corona, NM on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 9:00-10:00 am, followed by a funeral service at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at the Corona Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to:
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Published in Ruidoso News from Nov. 14 to Nov. 28, 2012