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Maria Earnestine "Tina" Heckman


1930 - 2015 Obituary Condolences

Maria Earnestine "Tina" Heckman, 84, of Alamogordo, New Mexico, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Alamogordo, New Mexico, she was born on July 2, 1930 in Dixon, New Mexico, to Magdalena and Frank Atencio both who preceded her in death.

Maria moved to Alamogordo in 1973 from Jacksonville, Arkansas.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Eugene Heckman who passed in 2011. She was also preceded in death by two brothers Larry and Frank Atencio.

She is survived by two sisters, Carmen Bannister, of Denver, Colorado, and Teresa Dellemonache, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a brother Jimmie Atencio of San Jose, California. She is also survived by her son Eric Heckman and his wife Debbie, of Alamogordo; grandchildren Erika Ellington and husband Dal, of Nashville, Tennessee; Curtis Heckman and wife Amanda, of Bloomfield, New Mexico; Samantha Carrilllo and husband Herbert, of Alamogordo; 10 great grandchildren and 3 precious dogs.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lagroneruidoso.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from June 3 to July 2, 2015
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