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Joseph L. Mancillas

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Joseph L. Mancillas Obituary
He touched many people's lives and was touched by many.
Joseph L. Mancillas, 63, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2009. 
He was born June 1, 1946, in Cloudcroft to Lucas and Angelita (Marquez) Mancillas. He has four sisters, Flora Lowery, of Kansas, Lucy Garcia and husband, Felipe, of Alamogordo, Pat Smith and husband, Ed, of Albuquerque, and Esther Davis and husband, Richard, of Cloudcroft, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Carlitos; and brothers-in-law Samuel Lowery, Robert Garcia and Jerry Smith.
Joe lived most of his life in Cloudcroft. He married Sherry Williams Crosson and had two boys, Jody and Jonathan, both of Cloudcroft. Joe worked in construction, logging and a wrecker service. Wrecker business and felling trees became his profession. He owned Cloudcroft Wrecker Service for over 35 years and was the local coffee courier. In 2004, he married Judy Smith Goode. He enjoyed hunting, horseback riding and dancing. He was well known and respected for his kindness and willingness to help others. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
He was a man from the mountain. He loved the mountain. He is our mountain. His memory will live in our hearts forever. 
Pallbearers will be Robert Garcia, Richard Davis II, Mike Davis, Felipe Garcia Jr., Lucas Davis, Ricky Smith, Theresa Young, Aletha Leon, Michelle Smith and Vanessa Garcia.
Honorary pallbearers will be Felipe Garcia, Richard Davis, Ed Smith and Richard Smith.
A funeral service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at First Assembly Worship Center with Pastor David Crispin officiating.
The rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 11 a.m. in the church with Father Bruce Hausfeld, O.F.M., as celebrant.
Interment will follow in James Canyon Cemetery.
Should friends or family desire, contributions can be made to the Joe Mancillas Benefit at 1st National Bank.
The Mancillas family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 20 to Nov. 4, 2009
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