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Bessie Josephine “Patsy” (Wooten) McMurry

1927 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Bessie Josephine “Patsy” (Wooten) McMurry Obituary

Bessie Josephine "Patsy" (Wooten) McMurry, 87, passed away on June 18, 2015 in Alamogordo, New Mexico.

She was born on July 31, 1927 in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, to Dewey and Louise (Baird) Wooten. She graduated valedictorian from Tularosa High School and received her nursing degree from Hotel Dieu School of Nursing in El Paso, Texas. She came back to Alamogordo and worked as the nurse for Dr. Myron Baumgartner.

She married W.J. (Willie) McMurry in 1951 and together they raised six children. She later worked in the OB ward at Gerald Champion Hospital, often commenting when visiting with folks that she was there when they were born. She was also a bus driver of the Alamogordo Bus Company, often driving for school activities allowing her to attend functions in which her children were participating. After retiring, Willie and Patsy volunteered at the Alamogordo Museum of History and helped family and friends whenever they could.

Patsy is survived by daughter, Susan (John) Galloway of Alamogordo; four sons, Tom McMurry of Alamogordo, Ted (Jody) McMurry of Ozark, Missouri, Tim (Melody) McMurry of Dallas, Texas, Pat (Karen) McMurry of Pipe Creek, Texas; five granddaughters, Tonya Rael, Erin Smith, Kristin Tallent, TiMell Weiss, Samantha Howard; five grandsons, Jamie McMurry, Mike McMurry, T.J. McMurry, Sean Galloway, Ty McMurry; eight great-grandchildren, sister, Frances (John) Kelt of Roswell, New Mexico; brothers, Stewart Wayne (Sis) Wooten of Baytown, Texas, and Joseph Benjamen Wooten of Las Cruces, New Mexico.

She is preceded in death by her husband and soul mate Willie McMurry, daughter Sally McMurry, parents Dewey and Louise Wooten, sister, Catherine Beckett, and brother, Richard Wooten.

The Funeral Service will be conducted Friday, June 26, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 1316 North Scenic Drive, Alamogordo, NM, with Pastor Howell Scott officiating.
Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Alamogordo.

The McMurry family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services. Cremation will take place at PCS.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 24 to July 23, 2015
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