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Gloria D. Alarcon
Gloria D. Alarcon passed away Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, in Las Cruces at Memorial Medical Hospital. She was born Feb. 21, 1925, in Laredo, Texas, to Albert S. and Refugrio (Ramirez) Dalrymple.
Gloria met the love of her life in band class at Martin High School. She and Arturo married Jan. 7, 1944. They were married for 64 years. Arturo passed away Feb. 14, 2008.
Gloria worked civil service at Laredo Air Force Base where she retired from personal affairs and family services.
She loved bowling; both her and Arturo were instrumental in starting the Laredo Bowling Men's and Women's Associations. They were charter members and were the first city secretaries of each of their respective associations. They continued bowling when they moved to Alamogordo and bowled for close to 50 years.
Gloria and Arturo loved to travel. They visited many countries and traveled throughout the United States.
She is survived by her children Gloria Ann, Sylvia, Art and his wife, Theresa, and their children Michael, Andrew and Emily. She also leaves a sister, Grace D. Hastings; a brother, Louis Dalrymple; brother-in-law Fernando Alarcon and his wife, Aurora; sister-in-law Mariette Dalrymple; and a niece who was raised like a sister, Viri Vela and her husband, Amador. Survivors also include many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her parents; her husband; a sister, Elmira Hufner; brothers Albert and his wife, Ernestina, Leopold and his wife, Leonore, Peter and his wife, Pilar, and Frank Dalrymple; and brother-in-law William Hastings.
Services will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Alamogordo. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, by Estella Valle. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, with Father Bryant Hausfeld, celebrant.
Interment will follow at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Art Alarcon, Michael Alarcon, Ken Gardner, Roman Martinez, Rod Pior and Paul Sena. Honorary pallbearers will be Emily Alarcon, Fernando Alarcon Jr., Daniel Vela, Javier Vela, Sammy Silva and Andrew Alarcon.
The family will greet friends prior to the rosary at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
The Alarcon family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services. To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 16 to Dec. 16, 2010
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