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Minnie Louise Proctor

1929 - 2008 Obituary Condolences
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." - Corinthians 13:13
Minnie Louise Proctor passed away peacefully early Friday morning, July 25, 2008, with her only child, Michael, sleeping at her side. She was under the caring love of the incredible staff of Hospice and Virginia and her staff at Bee Hive Homes during her final weeks, and she will be missed by those who knew her.
Louise, as she was known to her lifetime of friends, lived a remarkable life. She was born in Richmond, Va., on Sept. 9, 1929, and she was one of eight brothers and sisters. She married the love of her life, C.W. Proctor, on July 17, 1950, and they enjoyed over 50 years of commitment and love until his passing in December 2004. With C.W.'s dedication to his country and military service, Louise was given the opportunity to live and travel throughout the country and Europe. She especially loved Paris, and traveling was one of her great joys. She accumulated many lifelong friends whom she kept in touch with through correspondence and phone calls for over 50 years.
She was a devoted wife and mother, but she also enjoyed many pursuits and careers. Early on she worked as a model, and participated in the Miss Virginia pageant. During her many moves she was also an executive secretary and helped run several businesses. She loved children and had wanted many children of her own, but was unable to have them so she became a teacher for Montessori Schools.
In her later years she gave back to her community and worked with Meals on Wheels in Tennessee for over 14 years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and reading, and she had many pet friends in her lifetime, including her beloved Rusty. She enjoyed winning in the local casinos and her time in Las Vegas. She loved living in Alamogordo and in New Mexico these last 14 years and expressed her environmentalism by actively fighting for the preservation of the arroyo know as Tays-Holcomb Ditch during this last year. One of the exciting aspects of her life in these last few years was her participation with her friends in the Red Hat Society.
She is survived by her sister, Alma Talley, of Highland Springs, Va., and her son, Michael Proctor, of Los Angeles.
A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, in the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Chuck Moon officiating. Louise will be missed by her many friends and her son, Michael, and we celebrate her life.
In lieu of flowers, send donations to Alamogordo Home Care & Hospice, 505 11th St., Alamogordo, NM 88310.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Aug. 3 to Aug. 17, 2008
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