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Juanelle Dittmer, 86
Juanelle Dittmer, 86, passed away Monday, March 21, 2011, at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo. She was born June 16, 1924, in Shreveport, La., to Elmer and Clara Smith. She resided in New Mexico since 1957.
She worked at the New Mexico State University registrar office, Doña Ana Community College and the city of Las Cruces Police Department. She attended junior college in Louisiana and achieved a bachelor's degree in social work from NMSU with Crimson Scholar honors. She was an avid gardener and seamstress, crocheted many blankets, baked delicious desserts, taught Sunday school at various Baptist churches for 28 years and enjoyed having a family dog by her side.
She is survived by her husband, Edward C. Dittmer; sons Kenneth Parker and his wife, Daren, and Gary Parker and his wife, Roberta; daughter Carole Harber and her husband, David; stepchildren Jacque Stratten and her husband, Bob, Christine Seyl and her husband, Pete, Marianne Nichols, Ed Dittmer Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, Carol Gums and her husband, Dan, and Chris Dittmer and his wife, Lourdes; a brother, Grady Smith, and his wife, Betty; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and the father of her children, Henry K. Parker.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at Monte Vista Cemetery.
Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to The Salvation Army ("Feed the Hungry") in Alamogordo.
The family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 22 to Apr. 22, 2011
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