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Julio E. Baray

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Julio E. Baray, 39, of Alamogordo, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2007, near Moriarty as a result of injuries sustained in an airplane accident while on a mission as an air interdiction agent with the United States Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine.
Julio was born Dec. 20, 1967, in Matamoros, Mexico. He grew up in El Paso, Texas, and graduated from El Paso High School in 1986. In 1994 he received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Texas at El Paso. He received a master of science in criminal justice from New Mexico State University in 1998. He joined U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 1998 and was assigned to the El Paso Sector. He was a member of Our Lady of the Light Catholic Church in La Luz, the Aero Club at Holloman Air Force Base, the North American Police Working Dog Association, and the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association.
Survivors include his wife, Melissa Dorrance-Baray; two sons, Angel Miguel Baray and Victor Daniel Baray, all of the family home; his father Julio Castillo, of Matamoros, Mexico; his mother Luz Cano, of San Antonio, Texas; two brothers, Richard Castillo and his wife Patricia, of El Paso, and Pedro Castillo, of Houston; three sisters, Luz Alba Castillo and her husband Wes, of San Antonio, Karla Janet Castillo, of San Antonio, and Lilia Castillo, of Sioux City, Iowa; his uncle, Oscar Casavantes, of El Paso; his father and mother-in-law, Dan E. and Pat Dorrance, of Raton; a sister-in-law, Cynthia Gomez and her husband Steve, of Phoenix; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Julio was preceded in death by a brother, Miguel Angel Castillo.
A vigil service will be conducted Friday at 7 p.m. at the Tays Center at New Mexico State University‚ÄďAlamogordo with the rosary to be recited by Deacon Don Dickman.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Tays Center with Father Bruce Hausfeld, O.F.M., as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery with honors provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Fernando Sanchez, Guillermo Provencio, Ricardo Castillo and agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Services are under the direction of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 25 to Oct. 11, 2007
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