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Karon M. Tucker

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Karon M. Tucker, 63, passed away on Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, at her home in Tularosa after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Nov. 6, 1944 in Alamogordo to Roy and Ginger (Pritchard) Beanblossom. In 1961 she represented Tularosa as Fun Princess in the Sun Carnival. Karon worked as a school bus contractor for the Tularosa Public Schools.
Survivors include her husband, G.L. Tucker & Tinker; her son, Jet Tucker and wife, Nancy of San Patricio; her daughter, Reneé Danley and husband Justin of Tularosa; seven grandchildren, Joshua and Jenna Tucker of Georgia, Thristan and Gabriela Tucker of San Patricio and Lyle, Lon and Loryn Danley of Tularosa; sisters, Vera Youree and husband Jim of Farmington, Tena Lakey and husband Willie of Tularosa; sisters-in-Law, Cloma Jane McCarley and Ginevra Helms of Tularosa; beloved friends Pat Smith and Mary McCarty, along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many "adopted" grandkids that she hauled on the school bus.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept 23, 2008, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Billy Tucker officiating.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Tularosa.
Pallbearers include, Gary Hooper, Arthur Smallwood, Jimmy D. Bridge, Lee Lakey, John Lakey and Gary Bingham. Honorary Pallbearers include, Joshua Tucker, Jenna Tucker, Justin Danely, Lyle Danley, Lon Danley and Loryn Danley.
Family will greet friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, Sept 22, 2008 at the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel.
If friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Otero Community Cancer Center at 2559 Medical Drive., Suite G, in Alamogordo.
The Tucker family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 20 to Oct. 5, 2008
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