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Barbara Jane (Valentine) Westhead

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Barbara Jane (Valentine) Westhead Obituary
Barbara Westhead passed away Thursday, March 3, 2011, in Las Cruces. She was born Dec. 5, 1934, in Youngstown, Ohio, to William Kenneth and Sarah Jane (Record) Valentine. She had lived in Alamogordo since August 2003.
She graduated from South High School in 1952 in Youngstown. She married Donald Blundell Westhead in St. Andrew's Epistol Church in Oak Hill in June 1955. They had six sons and one daughter: James D., of New Mexico, Dwight E., of New York, and Donald B. Jr., Ray F., and George C. live in Youngstown, Ohio. Her daughter Evelyn Sarah King also lives in Youngstown. She had 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren as of October 2011.
She was active in scouting while her sons were young and active in the PTA while her children attended grade school.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald, who passed away March 11, 2002, and her son William K., who passed away Jan. 2, 1993. She also follows her parents, sister and brothers in death.
Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home chapel with Chuck Moon officiating.
The Westhead family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place locally at PCS.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 8 to Apr. 8, 2011
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