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Astrid Breding

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Astrid Breding, 92, of Alamogordo, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Home.
Astrid was born in Norma, N.D., on Oct. 20, 1915, to John Ellis and Anna Marie (Nordstrom) Oberg. She grew up on the family homestead and attended high school in Kenmare, N.D. She married Gordon Breding on Nov. 17, 1934, in Kenmare and they were married for 62 years.
She is survived by her two children, Roger W. Breding and his wife Claudia, of Redmond, Wash., and Connie J. Breding, of Alamogordo. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Ida Oberg, of Kenmare, N.D., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Astrid was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; her brother, Carl Oberg; and her sister Lillian Purdy.
Astrid and Gordon lived in various Midwestern states when Gordon was working for Gamble-Skogmo. In 1951 they moved to Stanley, N.D., where they owned and operated the Gamble Store. Upon their retirement, they remained in Stanley. After Gordon passed away, Astrid moved to Alamogordo in 2000.
In Alamogordo, Astrid lived at Amber Skies Mobile Home Park, then moved to The Aristocrat Assisted Living Community and finally to Casa Arena Blanca. She enjoyed the weather in the southwest, the friendly people, her teddy bear collection, NMSU-A Theatre and her cat, Jake.
Astrid was a member of the Stanley Baptist Church and the American Baptist Women's Mission Circle.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m. at the Thompson-Larson Funeral Home in Kenmare. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Kenmare.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Otero Country, P. O. Box 686, La Luz, N.M. 88337.
Funeral Arrangements under the direction of the Alamogordo Funeral Home.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 25 to Dec. 9, 2007
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