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Oscar Medina Maynez

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On March 18, 2009, God touched the hand of Oscar Medina Maynez and saw that he was tired and Jesus said to him, "It's time for you to come home, to the place that I have prepared for you." Chuchie, the devoted family dog would not leave Oscar's side until he peacefully passed into our Lord's arms.
Oscar Medina Maynez was born on May 22, 1940, in Torreon, Mexico. Nicknamed "Oscar the Grouch" because of his mean and intimidating demeanor, but to all who knew and loved him, he was known for his abundance of love and his teddy bear like heart. His facial expressions would make you laugh or cry, but his gentle smile would melt your heart.
Oscar was known as a jack-of-all-trades. He shared his carpentry skills with all his children, he enjoyed doing crafts with his wife and shared his passion for woodwork with his son, Sergio. He always jumped at the opportunity to visit casinos. He loved dancing to his favorite songs and playing pool with his friends and family.
Oscar dedicated 16 years to the city of Alamogordo and 26 years to Alamogordo Public Schools before he retired in 2002.
Oscar and Teresa Leyva were married on Dec. 2, 1961. When he heard their love song, "Just a Dream" by Jimmy Clayton, a tear would well up in his eyes, because he knew they were soul mates, forever bounded in love. "Te Vas Angel Mio" was the song that he held dear to his heart because the angels that he would leave behind. His favorite and memorable saying was "Gracias A Dios" (Thanks be to God).
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymundo M. Maynez; his mother, Maria M. Maynez; sisters Ernestina and Hortencia; and brother's Carlos and Hector.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Teresa Maynez, and their four children, Oscar and Lupe, of Alamogordo, Jorge and Sandy, of La Luz, Sergio and Teri, of Colorado Springs, and Dolores and Chris, of Las Cruces.
He is greatly missed by his 11 grandchildren, Rick and Heather, Benny and Alicia, Angela and Ruben, Jossephene, Shaun, Anthony, Tapri, Sergio Jr., Desiree, Johnathan and Latoria. He's also leaving behind 10 great-grand children, Aubrey, Rebecca, Cierra, Cory, Markus, Anthony Jr., Savannah, Kristian, Danielle and Tatum.
He was a loving brother of Letty and Mike, Raymond and Julie, Miguel and Helen, Alex and Lupita, Mario and Estefana, Lupe, Carlos and Yolanda, Raul and Candy. Last, but not least, he left behind a legacy of 182 nieces and nephews.
The Maynez family would like thank family and friends for their continued support during their time of sorrow.
The rosary will be recited by Lupe Maynez at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated following the rosary at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009, with Father Bryant Hausfeld, O.F.M., celebrant.
The Maynez family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place locally at PCS.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 19 to Apr. 4, 2009
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