Visitation for Albert Platta Sr., 65, of Mescalero was held Wednesday, May 22, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel of Ruidoso from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, the funeral was held Thursday, May 23, at 1:00 PM in the First Presbyterian Church in Ruidoso with burial that followed at the Mescalero Cemetery.
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Mr. Platta passed away Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Mescalero. He was born July 14, 1947 at Mescalero and had lived there most of his life. He worked for the Mescalero Apache Tribe in the Housing Authority Department. He attended the First Presbyterian Church in Ruidoso. He married Phyllis Chupco on November 26, 1988 at Maud, Oklahoma.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children, Veralyn Mendez and her husband Greg, Albert Platta Jr. and his wife, Uretta, Percy Platta, Euphrasia Platta, Christ Peganse, Jessica Zysk, Benedict Platta and Newton Platta; brothers and sisters, Jerry Mancito and his wife Ethel, Wilford Platta, Earlene Wise and her husband Andrew, Derlene Padillo, Berdina Hugar and her husband Robert, and Avadean Gallardo; 18 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lagroneruidoso.com.
LaGrone Funeral Chapel
341 Sudderth Drive
Ruidoso, NM 88345
Published in Ruidoso News from May 24 to June 23, 2013