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Henry Montoya Prelo

1928 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Henry Montoya Prelo Obituary

Henry Montoya Prelo, 87, passed away on September 23, 2015 in Ruidoso, New Mexico. He was born on February 5, 1928 in Alamogordo, New Mexico to Marcelino and Josefina (Montoya) Prelo.

While he was born in Alamogordo, he was raised in Mescalero and Mescalero was always a special place for him. He loved the people of Mescalero. He served Otero County for over forty years in several judicial positions. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, especially in Mexico.

Survivors include his wife, Vivian Prelo of the family home; four children, Sandra Prelo of Ruidoso, Henry Prelo, Jr. of Mescalero, Cynthia (Ken) Prelo-Riedlinger of Tularosa, Pamela Prelo (Alan Kirby) of Santa Fe, NM; five grandchildren, David John, Apolonio III, Margarita, Dustin James and Ashley; five great grandchildren; a brother, Marc Prelo and three sisters, Josephine Smith, Margie Garza and Roberta Montoya.

He was preceded in death by his parents Marcelino and Josefina Prelo and three sisters, Dora Hinshaw, Beatrice Melendrez and Carmen Brusuelas.

The family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 29, 2015 at St. Joseph's Mission in Mescalero.
The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at St. Joseph's Mission.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at St. Joseph's Mission with Father Juan Carlos Ramirez, Celebrant.
Cremation will follow the Mass.

The Prelo family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 27 to Oct. 26, 2015
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