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Mary Keel


1928 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Mary Keel Obituary
Mary Keel, widowed for 29 years, is finally reunited with her best friend and soul mate, Charles Keel. They are now walking hand in hand in the presence of the Lord. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at Kornerstone Funeral Directors Chapel with the Rev. John Powell of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the care of Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Plainview.
Mary was born April 27, 1928, in Comanche County, Texas. She grew up in Comanche County and married Charles Franklin Keel on Dec. 30, 1944. They moved to Alamogordo in 1961. They owned and operated Keel's Photography from 1968 until Charles' death in 1982. She carried on with the business before retiring in 2006. She was a member New Mexico Professional Photographers Association, serving as a past president, and the Southwest Professional Photographers Association. She received many awards during her career. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Alamogordo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; two grandchildren, Christopher Wakefield and Shannon Cornwell; and her mother, Beetha Moore.
Mary is survived by five daughters, Pam Cornwell and husband, Bob of McKinney, Beverly Canerdy and husband, John, of Evensville, Tenn., Cindy Jennings and husband, Dalton, of Plainview, Peggy Wakefield and husband, Jim, of Mesquite, and Charlene Wiegel and husband, Jonathan, of Rio Rancho; one brother, Hollis Carleton, and wife, Lyn, of Wallisville, Texas; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to , 3411 73rd St., Lubbock, TX 79423.
Online condolences may be made at www.kornerstonefunerals.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 1 to Oct. 1, 2011
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