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Margaret I. Keelin

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Margaret I. Keelin, 84, a longtime resident of Alamogordo, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at the Beehive in Alamogordo.
Mrs. Keelin was born Dec. 19, 1923, in Mexia, Texas, to William Edgar and Phoebe Mae (Isbell) Iley. She had lived in Alamogordo since 1955. She was a vice president of the former Security Bank and Trust, from which she retired in 1980. Some of her favorite pastimes were gardening, canning and cooking. She enjoyed cooking for friends and family, especially for her grandchildren, whom she adored and doted on, for their school activities.
Survivors include her husband, John D. Keelin, of the family home; a son, Herb White and his wife Grace, of Alamogordo; a daughter, Carolyn White, of Alamogordo; two grandchildren, Matthew and Angelyn White, of Alamogordo; a step-granddaughter, Robyn Leary, of Buffalo, N.Y.; and two step-great-grandchildren, Bailey and Trinton, of Buffalo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Herbert White, in 1979; a brother, Samuel Iley; and two sisters, Edwena Acheson and Angeline Jackson.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Hamilton-O'Dell Chapel with the Rev. Lester Stone officiating.
Interment will follow in Monte Vista Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tom Simpson, Joe Flores, Ray Herrera, Curtis Nelson, Maurice Hobson and Matthew White. Honorary pallbearers will be Dorsey Bonnell, Leaden Posey, Harvey Hinkle and Warren Clendenon.
Friends may call Friday, May 23 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the , and envelopes are available at the funeral home, or to a charity of their choice.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 22 to June 6, 2008
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