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Alfred S. Nowell

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Alfred S. Nowell, 90, a longtime resident of Alamogordo, died Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at his home.
Mr. Nowell was born April 9, 1917, in Greenville, Texas, to W.D. and Eva (Simms) Nowell, the second oldest of nine children. The family moved to Tularosa in 1933 when Alfred was 16.
He married the love of his life, Nolene Bennett, on June 19, 1937. Together they raised six children.
During World War II he served in the Navy. Following his military service, he became a firefighter at Holloman Air Force Base and retired as fire chief in 1972. During his long life, he held many jobs: photographer, carpenter, mailman, fireman, butcher, school bus driver and farmer, just to name a few. He was a member of First Assembly Worship Center.
Some of his passions in life included family, friends, fishing, hunting, golf, crossword puzzles and babies. Alfred loved people and would entertain company with his jokes and childhood stories. He touched so many lives and his positive outlook on life was an inspiration to all. The world is a better place because of his time here. Those who knew him will miss him dearly.
Survivors include three sons, Lloyd "Buster" Nowell and his wife Margo, of Tularosa, Kenneth Nowell and his wife Frances, of Bent, and Dwayne Nowell and Diane Sealander, of Alamogordo; two daughters, Betty McNoldy and her husband Larry, of Eckert, Colo., and Nelda Bishop, of Alamogordo; a daughter-in-law, Sherri Nowell, of Oak Harbour, Wash.; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Ann Kamees and her husband Sam, of Alamogordo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nolene; a son, Raney Nowell; a son-in-law, Danny Bishop; two daughters-in-law, Diane Nowell and Marcia Nowell; four brothers; and four sisters.
Cremation has taken place and private inurnment will be in Monte Vista Cemetery.
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. at First Assembly Worship Center with Pastor David Crispin officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Navy Honor Guard.
Services are under the direction of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the or to the Alzheimer's Association, and envelopes for both are available at the funeral home.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Apr. 9 to Apr. 27, 2008
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