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Evelyn Lorraine Ohlinger


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Evelyn Lorraine Ohlinger Obituary


Evelyn Lorraine Ohlinger, 94, who passed away Monday Dec. 14, 2015, in Roswell, N.M. Evelyn will be cremated according to her wishes and will be laid to rest in Alamogordo, N.M.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at Wesley Methodist Church, 101 Dale Scott Ave.

Evelyn was born Nov. 3, 1921, in Raton, N.M. to Leo and Blanche Patrick Thomure who preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her husband Dwight Ohlinger.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son Gary Dwight Ohlinger of Shelton, Wash.; daughters Donnine Kay Ballance and husband Ron of Red Oak, Texas and Linda Sue Jones and husband Gary of Artesia, N.M.; grandchildren Neal Ballance and wife Chrissy, Tammy Balance, Kristy Hamilton and husband Jimmy, Cari Jowers and husband Phillip and step-grandson Lawrence Chapman and great grandchildren Abigail and Jackson Jowers, Kolton and Kason Hamilton and McKenzie Ballance. She is also survived by her special friends Bob and Lucy Shoaf and Mike and Kaye Costello.

Evelyn was a housewife and secretary for her husband's business. She was a native New Mexico resident who loved the desert and mountain beauty. She was a member of Wesley Methodist Church in Alamogordo, was active in PEO and other community activities. Evelyn loved her family and will be remembered for her humor, zest for life and wisdom.

The family would like to give special thanks to Gentiva Hospice staff and especially caregivers Janeh and Lenya.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions be made to , PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK. 73123 or St. Jude's Children's Research, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com

Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 18, 2015 to Jan. 17, 2016
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