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Josephine Prelo Smith

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Josephine Prelo Smith Obituary
Josephine Prelo Smith
(June 21,193) -April 02, 2018)
Josephine Prelo Smith, 86
Josephine Prelo Smith, 86, passed away on April 2, 2018 in Alamogordo, New Mexico, She was born on June 21, 1931 in EI Paso, Texas to Marcelino and Josephina (Montoya) Prelo.
While she was born in EI Paso, TX she was raised in Mescalero and it was always a special place for her, She loved the people of Mescalero. Mrs. Smith was a special education teacher in the Tularosa Public Schools for many years.
Survivors include her two daughters, Jennifer Smith and Louella Kazhe: a granddaughter, Janessa Shendo all of Mescalero, NM: two sisters. Roberta Montoya and Margie Garza and a brother. Mark Prelo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marcelino and Josephina Prelo: a brother, Enrique (Henry) M. Prelo and sisters Dora Hinshaw, Beatrice Melendrez and Carmen Brusuelas, and beloved grandson Justin T Cake.
The family will greet friends from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm on April 6. 2018 at St. Joseph's Mission in Mescalero. NM.
The Vigil with Rosary for Josephine Smith will be recited at 6:00 pm, Friday, April 6, 2018 at St. Joseph's Mission.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Saturday, April 7, 2018 at St. Joseph's Mission in Mescalero, NM.
The Smith 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 on Apr. 5, 2018
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