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Duane Guyler West

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Duane Guyler West Obituary
Duane West, 84, passed away on March 27, 2018 in Alamogordo, NM. He was born on June 16, 1933 in Tularosa, NM and grew up in various ranches in Southern New Mexico. He was proceeded in death by his mother, Olive West, father, Earl West, his siblings, Morris West and Judy Havens, and his granddaughter Brandie Ragan.
He is survived by his sister, Joanne Fobes, and companion and soulmate, Lois Hanna.
Duane has two children, his daughter, Deborah Ragan from Aurora, CO, and son, Russell West from Ruidoso, NM. He has six grandchildren, Joshua Ragan and wife Nicole, Joseph Ragan and wife Carla, Thomas Ragan and wife Jennifer, Levi Ragan and wife Cassandra, and Amber West, and seven great grandchildren, Noah, Cameron, Cassandra, Ryder, Archer, Isaac, and Fischer.
He served in the Army and retired from Civil Service at the Holloman High Speed Test Track where he was an Instrumentation Technician for over 30 years.
Duane enjoyed camping and backpacking in the New Mexico mountains, and loved square and round dancing.
Duane was a loved companion, father, grandfather, great grandfather and mentor to all.
The memorial service for Duane West will be held at 76:00 pm on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel at 2301 First Street with Chaplain Bruce Freeman officiating.
Should friends desire, donations may be made to Alamogordo Home Health Care and Hospice.
The West family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News on Mar. 30, 2018
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