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Neil Sullivan, 86, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2017 surrounded by his family. He was born on March 5, 1931 in Eagle Point, Oregon.

He married the love of his life, Mary Lou Garcia. Together they had three beautiful children, Catherine Heywood, Sharon Sullivan and Patrick Sullivan. He had the joy of having six wonderful grandchildren, Clinton Shumway, Jason Shumway, Jacque Brown, Heather Sullivan, PD Sullivan and Summer Sullivan.

He was in the Air Force for twenty-two years where he served his country during the Korean War and Vietnam War. He and his family traveled and lived all over the world including Japan, Germany and Washington, DC.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter and loved to read. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family.

He always enjoyed traveling, his last big trip was to Abu Dhabi, a trip that he wasn't sure that he would make, but had a wonderful time.

He received his bachelor's degree at the University of Nebraska and had a successful career in the Air Force and with the U.S. Government.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Sullivan of 64 years and their three children; Cathy, Sharon and Patrick. He had the thrill of having wonderful grandchildren Clinton, Jason and Jackie from his daughter Cathy; Heather from Sharon and Patrick Dylan and Summer from their son Patrick. He was also blessed with six great grandchildren.

His family will miss a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather and friend.

He would want all of us that loved him to celebrate his life and share the good times and memories. He was a true Irishman and believes in laugh, dance and celebrate him.

Services will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Conception Catholic Church in Alamogordo, NM at 9:30am.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 4 to Feb. 3, 2018
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