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Ralph E. "Bud" Sawyer Jr.


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Ralph E. "Bud" Sawyer Jr. Obituary
Ralph E. Sawyer, Jr. (Bud), 76, of Tularosa, NM went to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 25, 2017. He was born May 22, 1941, in Taylor, TX and moved to NM with his family in 1957. Ralph graduated from Tularosa High School in 1959, married Mary Jo Beanblossom in 1964, and they had 3 daughters. He retired with 23 years of service from PNM and loved many outdoor activities including gold panning, camping, hunting, and fishing with family and friends. Ralph's greatest joy and legacy, however, was his family whom he dearly loved.

Ralph is survived by his ex-wife and dearest friend, Mary Jo Sawyer of Tularosa and their 3 daughters Toni Sawyer-Alexander (Thomas) of Tularosa, Rebecca Mackechnie of Goldsmith, TX, and Cecilia Sawyer-Owen (Les) of Berthoud, CO; son-in-law Mike Mackechnie of Tularosa; 8 grandchildren Chandler Sawyer-Alexander, Clayton Whitehead, Amanda Lewis (Travis), Millie Mackechnie, Caitlyn Towner (Luke), Cambryn, Caidyn, and Cairyn Owen; and 3 great grandchildren. Ralph is also survived by 2 sisters Mary Potter and Nancy Banister; brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Edna Parsons; numerous nieces and nephews, as well as 2 close friends Konrad Spencer and Jerry Nowell. He is preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Bernice Sawyer, mother-in-law Lera Beanblossom, and grandson Colton Sawyer-Alexander.

A memorial service to celebrate Ralph's life will be held at a later date, yet to be determined, but will be announced in the paper and on social media.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Dec. 8, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018
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