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Doris Faye Crawford

1929 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Doris Faye Crawford Obituary
Doris Faye Crawford, 83, of Alamogordo, passed away at Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Home on
July 1, 2013. Doris was born in Cherryville, N.C., on Oct. 7, 1929, to W. Cone Carpenter Sr. and Jane Daugherty Carpenter.
She was a 1947 graduate of Cherryville High School and later received her Registered Nursing License from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, in Charlotte, N.C. She took her state board exam in Raleigh, N.C. where she placed in the top five percent of her graduating class. She was a member of the Mercy Alumni Association in North Carolina.
In 1964, she married Walter (Bubba) Crawford and moved many times due to his military career, working in several hospitals around the country, finally coming to Alamogordo. In 1969, she worked at
Gerald Champion Memorial Hospital as an ER nurse. She later worked at the New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired where she concluded her nursing career.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister who gave so much to all who knew her.
She was strong in her faith and cared for all of her sisters and brothers, sons and grandchildren to whom she gave all that she was and all that she could. There was not a more caring person than Doris; she always put her family above all else.
She is survived by her two sons Noel D. Durham, of Las Cruces, and William Durham (Sharon), of Alamogordo; and her grandchildren Daniel Durham, of Las Cruces; Jon Michael Durham (Cathy) and their children Gabriella, Alexis and Donovon, of Alamogordo; Joshua S. Durham (Loni) and their children Joshua, Savannah and Haley, of Tularosa; Devin Lightfoot, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Also included in her surviving family are her brothers Cone Carpenter Jr. and Carroll Carpenter and her sisters Jane Ann Carpenter, Shirley Hood and Elaine Neal.
Cremation has taken place and, at her request, a private family service will be held at a later date.
Doris requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Epilepsy Foundation at
The Durham family has entrusted the care of their loved one to Alamogordo Funeral Home.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from July 6 to Aug. 5, 2013
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