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Leslie Wayne LaRue

1940 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Services are scheduled at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Mar. 21, at Terpening & Son Chapel for Leslie Wayne Larue, 909 W. Runyan Ave., Artesia, New Mexico.

Mr. Larue, 74, died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Artesia General Hospital.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Wayne was born February 19, 1940 in Willcox, Arizona; the son of H. N. LaRue and Ruth (Odle) LaRue.

On April 2, 1972 he was married to Johanna Hobbs in Las Vegas, Nevada. He came to Artesia in 1993 from Capitan, NM.

He served in the United States Army during Vietnam.

He was a truck driver.

Survivors include his wife Johanna LaRue of Artesia; son Wilson LaRue of Weatherford, Texas; daughters Lesley Archuleta of Alamogordo, NM, and Letty Bagwell of Artesia; brothers Keith LaRue of Capitan, and Butch LaRue of Mesa, Arizona; sisters Judy Muncy of Bingham, NM, Janice Yovino of Sun City, Arizona, and Linda Knipe of Chandler, Arizona; 8 grandchildren Kaylynn Archuleta, Kristyn Archuleta, Dale Atkins, Elisha Bagwell, Zach McCormick, Logan McCormick, Mason LaRue, and Gage LaRue.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Terpening & Son Mortuary. Please express condolences at
Published in Ruidoso News from Mar. 20 to Apr. 19, 2014
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