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Jose Cajen

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Jose O. Cajen, 73, of Alamogordo, passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2008, at his home. Mr. Cajen was born June 21, 1934, in Las Cruces to Nicolas and Ygnacia (Ornelas) Cajen. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was a machinist for many years for Union Carbide.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice; his second wife, Mela; his parents; a daughter, Anna Liza Check; and a sister, Alice Duran.
Survivors include his children, Mike Cajen and wife Julie, Joe Cajen Jr., all of California, James Cajen, of Clarksville, Tenn., Maria Elena Laubenbacher and husband Reinhard, of Blacksburg, Va., and Martin Cajen and wife Era, of Alamogordo; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; his sister, Dora Zug and husband Herb, of Lancaster, Pa.; and special friend Patricia Schiffli.
Cremation will take place locally at PCS, entrusted to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.
A prayer service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Deacon Dan Check officiating.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 25 to Feb. 9, 2008
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