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Alan Lee Markle

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Alan Lee Markle, 72 of Alamogordo, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 at his home. Alan was born May 30, 1936 in Jasonville, Ind. to Loren and Iva Markle. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Loren Dale Markle, and sister, Barbara Fischer. 
He is survived by his sisters Lynn and husband, Bob Gould of Las Cruces, Ada and husband Ronnie West of Indianapolis. He is survived by Martha, his loving wife of 53 years. Three daughters, Cathy Williams and husband Bob of Boles Acres, Cynthia Steinhauser and husband David of Murrieta, Calif., Carol Kraft and husband Tobias of Albuquerque; grandchildren Jeramy McCully and wife Samantha, great granddaughter Abigail of Rapid City, S.D. Melissa Livingston and husband Steven of Las Cruces. Amanda Williams and Jake Dugas of Lafayette, La. Ryan, Sara, Shaun and Jordan Steinhauser of Murrieta, Calif. Aja Kraft and Marcus Sandy of Las Cruces.
Alan enlisted in the Air Force upon graduating from high school in 1954. He proudly served his country as a radio operator with tours of duty including Korea, Turkey, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam among others. He later cross trained and became a jet engine mechanic. He received several commendations during his military career and retired from the service in 1975. He and his family made their home in Alamogordo and worked locally for Hammack Welding Supply, Lane's Furniture and for many years as a school bus driver. His hobbies were camping and motorcycle riding with his wife and their many friends. 
Memorial mass will be celebrated 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 10, 2008 at St. Jude Mission with Father Wayne D. Herpin, S.J., Celebrant.
The Markle family has entrusted their loved one to the care of    Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral arrangements. Cremation will take place locally at PCS.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 7 to Oct. 22, 2008
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