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Phyllis Leonore Whitt

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Longtime Tularosa resident
On March 3, 2009, our loving aunt, Phyllis Lenore Whitt, went to be with our Lord after a brief illness.
Phyllis was born July 23, 1923, in Blythedale, Mo., to Thomas and Cordia (Harrold) Shain. She was the last of eight siblings. Phyllis was married June 12, 1944, to Jesse D. Whitt, and they made Tularosa their home. Although they has no children of their own, Aunt Phyllis was an aunt to generations of children in Tularosa.
Phyllis and Jesse owned and operated the Dew Drop Inn Restaurant for many years in Tularosa, and she also was employed at Security Bank and Trust and Tularosa Hardward.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband in 1977.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews, including Larry Cunningham and his wife, Gail, of Las Cruces; Lewis Cunningham of Loveland, Colo.; Linda Montoya and her husband, Ralph, of Casper, Wyo.; and Pam Vega, of Tularosa. She also has many surviving nieces and nephews in Illinois and Missouri who where very special to her, including Mike Shain and his wife, Dana; Steve Wren and his wife, Sandy; Wayne Isringhauser and his wife, Nin; and Gene Whitt and his wife, Barbara.
Phyllis was a witty, smart, spiritual and wonderful friend, and she surrounded herself with the same. She leaves behind her beloved friend and companion, Josey Jester.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home, and the family will announce a memorial service at a later date.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 5 to Mar. 19, 2009
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