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Mary Rose Payne

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Mary Rose Payne, 87, a longtime resident of Alamogordo, passed away in her home Monday, March 31, 2008.
Mrs. Payne was born June 24, 1920, in Williamsburg, Colo., to Luigi and Rose (Antrilli) Fanto. She had lived in Alamogordo since 1952. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Tularosa Basin Chapter No. 72, Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include her children, Rosalie Mills, of Alamogordo, John Payne and his wife Ruthye, of Henderson, Nev., and Barbara Alton and her husband Dennis, of Seattle; 13 grandchildren, Gary W. Mills, of Bakersfield, Calif., Sherrie Mills Lee, of Colton, Ore., Gregory Mills, of Nuevo, Calif., Karey Mills Allen, of Alamogordo, John Booth, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Monte Payne, of Salt Lake City, Matthew Payne, of Lehi, Utah, Melody Payne McDonald, of Las Vegas, D.J. Alton, of Seattle, Maria Alton Sargent, of Moore, Okla., Nathan Alton, of Woodenville, Wash., and Nicole Alton and Monte Alton, of Everette, Wash.; 21 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 51 years, Monte Davis Payne, in 1989; two brothers, Nick C. Fanto and Anthony Fanto; and a sister, Josephine Wynn.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Hamilton-O'Dell Chapel.
Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Tularosa.
Pallbearers will be John Booth, Gregory Mills, Gary Mills, Monte Alton, D.J. Alton and Nathan Alton. Honorary pallbearers will be Luke Allen, John Allen, Gary Allen, Monte Payne, Matthew Payne, Greg Mills Jr., Timothy Mills and William Mills.
Services are under the direction of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Alamo Home Care/Hospice, P.O. Drawer 29, Alamogordo, NM 88311.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Apr. 2 to Apr. 17, 2008
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