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David Wortham

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David Wortham Obituary
David Wortham
David Wortham, 64, of Las Cruces, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. He was born Sept. 4, 1945, in Beebe, Ark., to O.A. "Shorty" and Katherine Kirk Wortham. When he was 6 weeks old the family moved to Mesilla Valley. David, better known as "Mr. Scoopy," was a cowboy at heart, and dearly loved the Southwest and his Mexican food. His passion was his horses and team penning, as well as his doggies. He was definitely a "people person," as anyone who met him would know. David cherished and loved his grandchildren very much. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and was proud to have served two tours of duty in Vietnam. David was a former member of the New Mexico Sheriff's Mounted Patrol, the American Quarter Horse Association and Cornerstone Baptist Church.
Those left to mourn his passing include his loving wife of 17 years, Dana Wortham, of the family home and his children Deena Catanach (Phil), of Las Cruces; Kristina Wortham, of Missouri; Clayton Wortham, of Missouri; Kim Peterson (Matt), of Iowa; and Jason Miller, of Ohio. Other survivors include five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.
At his request cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 5301 Cortez Drive, Las Cruces. Inurnment of cremains will take place at a later date. Military honors will be accorded by a Fort Bliss honor guard and Marine Corps League El Perro Diablo Detachment.
The Wortham Family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Sunset Crematory, 527-2222, your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For condolences online log onto
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Aug. 3 to Sept. 3, 2010
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