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Mary Alice Talley

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Mary Alice Talley, 98, passed away on February 13, 2017 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. She was born May 4, 1918 near Soper, Oklahoma to Marvin G. Balch and Fannie Nelson Balch.

Alice spent the early years of her life on a farm in Oklahoma. She graduated from Soper High School in 1936 and married Andrew Martin Talley in 1937. In 1945 she and Andrew moved their family to Roswell, New Mexico where he worked in construction and later they started their own home building businesses which they subsequently moved to Alamogordo. Alice did the office work for the business until their retirement.

Alice's passion in life was her family. She loved cooking for the family, especially Sunday dinners. She will always be remembered for her chocolate and coconut cream pies.

Survivors include her children, Jerry (Sandra) Talley, Carolyn Wagner, Marian (Jerry) Cole; her grandchildren, Gwendolynn (David) Sanders, Kenneth Lance Talley, Albert (Cathy) Wagner, Jr., Theresa (Jim) Johnson, Brenda (Tim) Downs, and Melissa (Steve) Williams. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Kyle Talley, Randy Wagner, Cristi (Christian) Renaud, Shawna Johnson, Ryan (Jaimie) Downs, Ethan Downs, Justin Williams, Megan (Daniel) Gherna, and Taylor Williams; and her great grandchildren, Landon and Alexis Wagner, Maeve Renaud, and Peyton Gherna; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andrew Martin Talley; her son in law, Albert Wagner, Sr.; her brothers, Reece and John Balch; and sisters, Ruth Harris, Annis Robinson, and Naomi Pate.

Visitation will be held from 9 am to 10 am on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Alamogordo Funeral Home, 2301 First Street, Alamogordo, NM.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Alamogordo Funeral Home with interment following at Monte Vista Cemetery.

The Talley family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.

To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Feb. 16 to Mar. 15, 2017
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