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Dr. Arnold M. Zeagler

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Dr. Arnold M. Zeagler
Dr. Arnold M. Zeagler passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at his home in Alamogordo at the age of 80. He was born to Henry Bowen Zeagler and Rachel Grayson Zeagler on Aug. 18, 1930, in Monroe, La.
He served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953, in combat for one year and in intelligence. During his life he worked in farming and cattle, as a pharmaceutical salesman, as an insurance salesman and then as a college instructor. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe; a Master of Science from North Texas State University, Denton, Texas; and a Doctorate of Education from North Texas State University, Denton.
After 12 years of teaching, he retired July 1, 1998, from New Mexico State University-Alamogordo. He taught psychology and education courses.
He was predeceased by his parents Henry Bowen Zeagler and Rachel Grayson Zeagler.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Foster Zeagler; two daughters, Karen Burton, of Krum, Texas, and Susan Bowling, of Alamogordo; one brother, Everett Zeagler, of Monroe; one sister, Anita Fleming, of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren, Melanie Porter, of Manchester, N.H., Chris Mankin, of Krum, and Kyle Mankin, of Krum; two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home chapel. Cremation has taken place locally at PCS.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation Fighting Bone Marrow Failure Diseases. Donations can be made online at or sent to AA&MDSIF, 100 Park Ave., Suite 108, Rockville, MD 20850.
The Zeagler family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 7 to Dec. 7, 2010
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