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Jose O. Serna


1933 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Jose O. Serna Obituary

Jose O. (Chuy) Serna, 81, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center. He was born in Alamogordo on October 15, 1933.

Chuy was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Panama during the Korean Conflict. He is the longest individual member of the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce (37 years), a past member of the Knights of Columbus, an Officer in the Boys Club of America, and a member of the Optimist Club.
Chuy worked for several computer contractors at Holloman AFB and finished his career as the property control officer at New Mexico School for the Visually Handicapped; retiring in 1999.

Chuy enjoyed working on and washing his vehicles. He also enjoyed going to the casino with his wife. Chuy was always first to lend a helping hand to many of his friends and relatives.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years Sylvia Silva Serna and five children Vera Serna, of Frisco, TX, Frank Serna (Patty) of Frederick, MD, Jayne Leighton (Ed) of Albuquerque, NM, Fred Serna (Julia) of The Colony, TX, and Alfonso Serna of Albuquerque, NM; eleven grandchildren Stephanie Klinger (Ryan) of Bethesda, MD, Amanda Serna of Frederick, MD, Michael Serna (Alexa) of Frederick, MD, Chase and Courtney Leighton of Albuquerque, NM, Andrew Serna (Justin Gustafson) of Yonkers, NY, Ashley Borjas of San Angelo, TX, Alex Serna of Orlando, FL, Gage Lambert of Baton Rouge, LA, Caedyn Serna of The Colony, TX, Carson Serna of Albuquerque, NM; six great grandchildren Ava and Ezra of Frederick, MD, Isaac of Bethesda, MD, Aedyn, Abrielle and Avarie of San Angelo, TX; two brothers Robert (Bobby) Serna (Ichico) of Alamogordo NM, Jose M. Serna (Betty) of Las Cruces, NM, two sisters Mary Ramos (Modesto) of Tularosa, NM, Rosa Conn (Bill) of Alamogordo, NM and many cousins, nieces, nephews and godchildren along with many lifelong and caring friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Elvira Serna, two brothers Tony and Frank (Kiko) Serna and his in-laws Fred and Dorothy Silva.

Visitation for Jose Serna will be held at 9 a.m., Monday, May 18, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Church.
The Rosary for Jose Serna will be recited at 9:30 a.m., Monday, May 18, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church by Toni Gutierrez. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10 a.m. with Father Mike Lindsay, Celebrant.
A reception will follow at the Anderson's, 710 Maryland Avenue, Alamogordo, NM.
Pallbearers include Andrew Serna, Michael Serna, Alex Ray Serna, Chase Leighton, Ray Ramos and Alex Anthony Serna.
Honorary Pallbearers include David Serna, Tony Gilbert Serna, Frank J. Serna, Jamie Anderson, Robert Sainz, Nacho Enriquez, Mike Conn, Robert (Bobby) Serna, Marcos Serna, Nacho Vega, Ray Leon and Emil Ashe.

The Serna family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 16 to June 15, 2015
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