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John "Joe" J. Park

1925 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
John "Joe" J. Park Obituary

John "Joe" J. Park, 92, passed away on December 28, 2017, in Alamogordo, New Mexico. He was born on July 28, 1925, in Quincy, Illinois to Edwardo and Carrie (Madding) Park.

Joe was a veteran and served in the Navy during WWII. After the war, he returned to Quincy, Illinois and worked as a bartender. There he met and married Beatrice Harwood in 1950. They continued to live in Illinois where both their daughters were born. In 1959, the family moved to Alamogordo where he worked on WSMR until his retirement in 1980. Joe was a pilot and flew small aircraft for a hobby. He also loved to go to garage sales and went almost every weekend. He had moved, after retirement, to Truth or Consequences so he could fish in Elephant Butte and returned to Alamogordo in 2010.

Survivors include his two daughters, Julia Kathleen (Tom) Howells of Alamogordo, NM; Candace Jo (Bill Guy) Ballard of Phoenix, AZ; grandchildren, Shane, April, Sean and Brandy; great grandchildren, Amanda, Sabrina and Brittan.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice, parents Edwardo Royal and Carrie Barbara Park and his grandson, Casey Joseph Ballard.

A graveside service for John Park will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday January 2, 2018, at Monte Vista Cemetery.

The family requests no flowers, but should friends desire, contributions may be made to the local animal shelter.

The Park 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 Dec. 31, 2017 to Jan. 30, 2018
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