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John W. "JW" McFarland


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John W. "JW" McFarland Obituary
John W. "JW" McFarland, of Las Cruces, passed away at his home Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010. JW was born at Holloman Air Force Base on April 15, 1985. He leaves behind his parents, Ande and Becky, and a younger brother Cody; as well as grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
JW was raised in Tularosa, graduating from Tularosa High School in 2003 with the honor of being valedictorian. He was active in many organizations during high school, such as baseball, track, Science Olympiad and National Honor Society. He participated in 4-H and held several officer positions.
JW went on to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and received his bachelor's degree in technical communication. While at New Mexico Tech, he participated in various activities, as well as working in the Distance Education Center. He worked for Lockheed Martin when he got out of college and most recently was self-employed as a technical writer.
JW was loved by many, and to each person he met he shared his humor and a little piece of himself.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010, at the Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
The McFarland family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell. com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 19, 2010 to Jan. 19, 2011
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