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Edward L. Lundie Sr.

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Mr. Faded Love         
Ed Lundie Sr., 85, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2008, at the Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home in El Paso, Texas. Ed was born Feb. 14, 1923, to Van Manning and Katie May Lundie. After graduation from high school in Midland, Texas, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served as an instructor of the bombardier school at Midland Army Air Field. He volunteered to serve overseas and was transferred to Shamshernagra, India. He flew the "Hump," which was the term that was used for the route flying over the Himalayas into China. His unit was one of the last to return to the United States after victory was declared. After the war with a decorated military record, he began his civil service career at Pyote Air Force Base in Texas. There he fell in love with Elois and they married May 10, 1947. 
He worked at Altus Air Force Base before finishing his career of 35 years at Holloman Air Force Base. In retirement, he did some of the things he loved all of his life. He built homes, traveled around the country and twice went overseas. In his later years, he studied genealogy and volunteered at the senior citizen's center in Alamogordo. At the senior citizen's center, he requested the song "Faded Love" so much that he became known as "Mr. Faded Love."
Ed Lundie is survived by one son, Edward Lundie Jr., and wife, Carolyn, of California; one daughter, Sheila Bouten, and husband, Greg, of Alamogordo; two granddaughters, Kerri Smith and Greg, of Oklahoma, and Brook Haines and husband, Todd, of Rio Rancho; and three great-grandchildren, Rebecca Smith and Joshua Thompson, of Oklahoma and Connor Haines, of Rio Rancho.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Elois Lundie; his parents, Van Manning and Katie May Lundie; his sisters Daisy Breeze, Lucille Howell and Hattie Stringer; and his brothers Jack Lundie and Jerome Lundie.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2008, in the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Al Maxey officiating.
Military honors will be provided by the Army.
Pallbearers include Todd Haines, Dale Lindley, Tim Maher, Dave Woods, Jason Woods and Michael House. Honorary pallbearer is Connor Haines.
Interment will follow in Monte Vista Cemetery.
The Lundie family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services. 

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from July 1 to July 18, 2008
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