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Marvin A. Powell

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Marvin A. Powell passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, May 3, 2013, at his home in Boles Acres. He was born May 11, 1931, to Lester "Tince" and Vera (Daugherty) Powell in Pinon.
He grew up in Alamogordo and graduated from Alamogordo High School. After graduation, he proudly served in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Japan. He became an electrician for Wilcox Electric. He later began a civil-service career and retired from Holloman Air Force Base. He worked some years as a generator repairman for NewTec at White Sands Small Missile Range.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Charles Lester Powell.
Survivors include his sister, Audrey Petty and daughter, Lois Ann Ayers of Garland, Texas; his loving wife of 49 years, Joyce (Yancey) Powell, daughter, Barbara Martinez and Randall Arone of Alamogordo; son Clete Powell and wife Katie of Alamogordo; and daughter, Mylinda Powell of the family home; grandchildren, Marshal Martinez, Catana Bonner and Gabriel Serna, Clete Tyrell Powell and Cheyenne Arone; great grandchildren Avyana and Gabriell Serna; and numerous relatives and friends
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lester Stone officiating.
The Powell family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place locally at PCS.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 7 to May 13, 2013
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