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Nora Chavez Borunda

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Nora Chavez Borunda, 73, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, in Alamogordo. She was born on June 6, 1935, in Carrizozo to Pablo and Santos (Sanchez) Chavez. She met and later married Adolfo Borunda on Oct. 22, 1949, in Alamogordo. 
Nora loved to dance, be with her family and grandkids and especially loved listening to her husband sing and play the guitar. She also liked to deer hunt with her husband, and one year actually shot and killed a deer.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Adolfo, of the family home; sons Albert Borunda Sr. and wife, Margery, Benjamin C. Borunda and wife, Lizbeth, and Santos C. Borunda and wife, Angelina; daughter Florence Rankin; grandchildren Albert Borunda Jr., Jerry Borunda, Geraldine Gordinez, April Castillo, Kahilianani Castillo, Solomon Castillo, Roberta Jeske, Ernest Samuel Duran, Kalie Kahua Rankin, Kanida Rankin, Adolfo Kapo Hai Rankin, Benjamin P. Borunda, Hector Lozano, Breanna Borunda, Michelle Barselow and Chris C. Barselow; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, sister Bertha Noriega, and sons Ernest D. and Sammy Borunda.
Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Martinez and Ernest Hill officiating.
The Borunda family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral arrangements.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 15 to Oct. 30, 2008
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