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Betty Bernice Smith

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Betty Bernice Smith of Alamogordo, NM, died in her home surrounded by her loving family. Betty was born to Charles and Osa Van Cleave on June 08, 1936 in St. Joseph Missouri.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Velma Jonkman; brother, Steve
Van Cleave; grandsons, Joseph Trotta, & Tim Smith.

Betty was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, & grandmother. She dearly loved her family. She is survived by her spouse Clifford W. Smith & together they have 11 children, Carolyn Standridge (Dee) of Radium Springs, Dwayne Miller (Ida), Delbert Miller (Jackie), Pam Marquez (Lindsey), Patricia Smith (Miles), Eddie Smith (Jennifer), Deborah Smith, all of Alamogordo, NM, Charlene Roofe (Eric) of Capitan, NM, Sadonna Bonnell (Zane) of Ft. Stockton, TX, Clifford Smith II (Joanne) of Belgrade, Maine and Teresa Lockwood (Eron) of Tucson, AZ; 29 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 1 on the way; brother, Walter Mack Van Cleave of Tuscon, AZ; sisters, Nadean Davis (Jack) and LouAnna Wiggins of Alamogordo; many nieces and nephews and special friend, Myra Henley.

Pallbearers include Anthony Trotta, David Pendergrass, Shawn Pendergrass, Charles Marquez, Josh Miller and Daniel Pendergrass.

Honorary pallbearers include Matthew Miller, William Stafford, Aaran McGilvray and John Wills.

Services will be conducted at 1:00pm on Friday, January 14, 2011 at Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Chuck Moon and Zane Bonnell officiating. Interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.

The family will greet friends from 11-1 at the funeral home before the service.

The Smith 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 Jan. 13 to Feb. 13, 2011
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