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Ralph S. Orosco

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A Christian rosary and funeral service will be held for Ralph S. Orosco, 73, at St. Joseph's Mission in Mescalero. Friends and relatives may pay their respects between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008. Recitation rosary will follow immediately at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at 10 a.m., with interment at Monte Vista Cemetery in Alamogordo. Pallbearers include Zane Chavez, Ryan Montoya, Ascencion Orosco, Rick McCracken, Randy Alfaro and Gene Stevens.
Ralph died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center following an acute illness. He was surrounded by his children, relatives and friends.
He was a lifelong resident of Otero County. After retiring from 30 years of service with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Holloman Air Force Base, he was employed at Morrison Supply in Alamogordo as a warehouse receiving clerk.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son, one brother and a sister.
Survivors include his children, Elmer L. Orosco Sr. and wife, Shirley, of Ruidoso, Mary A. Orosco, of Mescalero, Joseph Orosco and wife, Fidelis, of Mescalero, Esperanza Gallagher and husband, Thomas, of Indio, Calif., Clara Lovato and husband, John, of Mescalero, Oliver Orosco and wife, Lucy, of Ruidoso, David Orosco and wife, Ardena, of Mescalero, Sophia Orosco, of Albuquerque, and Reina Enjady, of Alamogordo; sisters Alice Orosco, Mary Pruitt and husband, Dee, all of Alamogordo, and Bessie Garcia and husband, Albert, of Las Cruces; 24 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Special thanks go to the nurses and staff at Alamogordo Cancer Center for all their care, support and love.
The Orosco family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 22 to Nov. 10, 2008
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