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Bob Whitesell

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Bob Whitesell, known to many people as simply "Bapa," was born on Dec. 23, 1930, in Mercedes, Texas, to Myron and Cleo Darlington Whitesell.
He married Dorothy Eley Siebel on March 12, 1972. "Bapa" passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010, after battling a brain tumor for more than 25 years.
He was a passionate member of the Seventh-day Adventist church, a very giving man, and spent his adult life as a skilled carpenter.
He is survived by his sister Gayle Whitesell Wilson; brother Thomas Arthur Whitesell; and stepson Dr. Gary Siebel and his wife, Celeste, and their children, Ryan and Kimberly.
A memorial service will be conduucted at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at 1000 S. Canyon Place.
Should friends desire, donations may be made to help rebuild the church's school. For more information, visit kicesie.shipin.com/grandfathers-death.
The family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation has taken place locally at PCS.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2010
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