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Paul C. Sauerman

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Paul C. Sauerman, 76, of Alamogordo, died Friday, May 22, 2009, at Mountain View Medical Center in Las Cruces.
Mr. Sauerman was born March 9, 1933, in Lehighton, Penn. to Oscar and Anna (Dierkes) Sauerman. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Air Force. Before moving to Alamogordo he worked at Goodway Printing in Philadelphia. He moved to Alamogordo in 1972, and owned and operated the Spudnut Shop from 1974 until 1982. He then worked at Raytheon in El Paso as the supervisor in the Art Department until his retirement in 2002. Following his retirement he was the office manager of MGS Refrigeration in Alamogordo. He was a member of Cuba Avenue Church of Christ. His hobbies included fishing, bowling, gambling at the casinos, dancing and watching sports on television.
Survivors include two sons, Bob Sauerman and his wife Jacki of Albuquerque, and Rick Sauerman of Alamogordo; an "adopted" daughter Mary Stevens and her husband Gary of Alamogordo; four grandchildren, Bryan Sauerman and his wife Kaylee of Valdez, Alaska, Melanie Sauerman of Denver, Colorado, Claire Sauerman of Albuquerque, and Stephanie Sauerman of Lakeside, Ariz.; two great grandchildren, Mariah Haley Guinn of Lakeside, Arizona, and Alexys Claire Sauerman of Valdez, Alaska; and a sister Barbara LeLano of Sandtown, Del.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Lucy Smith Sauerman, in 1979.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, May 26, at 2 p.m. in the Hamilton-O'Dell Chapel with the Rev. Billy Tucker officiating.
Interment will follow in Monte Vista Cemetery with military honors by the Holloman Air Force Base Steel Talons Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be Joe Bouma, Ron Barilla, Ronnie Barilla, Gary Stevens, David Bailey and Matthew Martinez.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 23 to June 9, 2009
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