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Clifford Duane Pirtle


1927 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Clifford Duane Pirtle Obituary

Clifford Duane Pirtle, 88, passed away on August 1, 2016, in Alamogordo, N.M. He was born in Roswell, N.M., on Nov. 26, 1927, to Clifford and Noreen Pirtle.

Duane joined the Navy and served 2 ½ years in the South Pacific. He had a large part in the rescue of American POW's. He later came to Alamogordo and started his own construction company. Fishing was his favorite sport, but he also loved to golf. He held national records in trapshooting. We both enjoyed traveling the United States. He loved attending Christ Community Church since the 80's.

Duane is survived by his wife of 29 years, Mary Pirtle; his children, Mike Pirtle of Duncan, Okla., Sandra Reap of the Philippines, Diane Jones of Las Cruces, N.M., Deedra Axe of Yuba City, Calif.; Mary's children, Sam Hobson of Roswell, N.M., Hayley Mecheski of Portland, Ore., and Alison Anderson of Austin, Texas.

A memorial service for Duane will be held at the Chapel at Christ Community Church on Sunday, September 4th, after Sunday services at 1:00 p.m. Pastors Jack Brock and Perry Koehne will officiate. Duane will receive Military Honors. Inurnment will be grave side next to chapel.

A salad lunch will be provided in fellowship hall. We love you and miss you Duane.

The family wishes to thank Alamogordo Home Care and Hospice, Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center and PCS Direct Cremation Services.

Direct Cremation has taken place under the care of PCS Direct Cremation Services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.cremation-pcs.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Aug. 14 to Sept. 13, 2016
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