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Alfred Allen Conger Jr.


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Alfred Allen Conger Jr. Obituary
When asked what it is like to die, a great man replied, "I'm not sure, I have never done it before." That man full of insight was Alfred Allen Conger Jr., who passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at his home in Alamogordo. He came into this world the same way he left it, surrounded by family. But those he leaves behind will be forever changed for having had the pleasure of knowing Alfred. Some called him father, some brother, some son, some grandpa and many called him friend.
Born Aug. 30, 1931, to Alfred Allen Conger Sr. and Maude Conger in Garden City, Kan., Alfred filled his 80 years with experience. After graduating from Coronado High School in Plainview, Texas, he served in the Army National Guard before marrying his devoted wife, Mary Janet Fried, on June 13, 1951. The pair were married for 56 years and had four children. Beyond the full house keeping Alfred busy, he also started his own successful local business in 1986. A.A. Water Service started as a simple plan to deliver water out of the back of his pickup and moved to a store front a year later. The business is still in operation and has been for more than 25 years.
Alfred was a man who always brought his own sense of humor to any situation he faced. He was a man who took pleasure in the simple things in life and always had a profound piece of advice to offer to those who came to him with a problem. After losing his wife in 2008, he spent his days surrounded by family and focusing on the relationships that were important to him. It was rare to leave an encounter with Alfred and not have a smile on your face. His blunt honesty was refreshing and he left a positive impact on all who had the honor of knowing and loving him.
Alfred Allen Conger Jr. is survived by daughter Laura Wright and her husband, Jeff; daughter Cheryl Conger; son Dan Conger and his wife, Lecia; grandchildren Amber and Malina; and sister Wanda Stambaugh. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Janet; son John Conger and grandson Joseph Conger.
His loss will be felt deeply as he was an incredible person and brought laughter to those around him. To honor his wishes, no services will be held publicly because as only Alfred could put it, "If people have something to say, they need to say it while I am alive."
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 11 to Apr. 10, 2012
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