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Lyman Lowell Stough, II

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Lyman Lowell Stough, II

Lyman passed away at age 60 on Dec. 31, 2013, at his Alamogordo residence after a bout with pneumonia.

Lyman was born to Lowell and Edith Stough. of Alamogordo. He graduated from Alamogordo High School, where he was honored as an all-state basketball player before playing for Dick Drangmeister at Western New Mexico University, where Lyman completed a bachelor's and master's degree. He served as a student assistant basketball coach his final two years at WNMU.

After graduation, he moved to Cliff where he was Pete Shock's assistant for five years, including one undefeated season. Lyman's next promotion was to head coach at Lordsburg where he worked for seven years. After this, he served a six-year stint as athletic director at Morenci, Ariz.

It was in Morenci that Lyman was married for a five-year period. While in Morenci, he jumped at the opportunity to run a golf course for a year, since golf was one of his passions. The golf course was a fulfilling job, but undercapitalized, so Lyman took on a Child Protective Services program for about 18 months in Sierra Vista, Ariz. His love of sports enticed him to take an athletic director position in Chinle, Ariz., that lasted a year. From Chinle, Lyman accepted an assistant principal position in Globe, Ariz., where he stayed about four years. He subsequently went back to Chinle for one year as an assistant principal before heading to Fort Sumner as a secondary school principal. Lyman decided to move back to his home town of Alamogordo, where he worked for a Xerox Company until his passing.

Lyman is survived by his sister Lynda Scofield and her husband, Bob, of Albuquerque, and their two children Jarrod Scofield, of Albuquerque, and Amanda Scofield, and husband, Rick, of Fort Collins, Colo. Lyman is also survived by his aunt Carol McCommon of Parker, Ariz., and her two children Shaun McCommon, of Tucson, and Shannon Beate, of Lincoln, N.E.

A memorial service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at the Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home Chapel, 1334 N. Scenic Dr., in Alamogordo. Call 575-434-5253 for more information.

Donations may be made in Lyman's name to the Otero Masonic Charity Fund of Sacramento Lodge # 24 (of which Lyman was a member) at 1100 Vermont Ave., in Alamogordo.

The family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation has taken place at PCS.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 11 to Feb. 10, 2014
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