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Rex Davis Border

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Vietnam veteran
Rex Davis Border, 59, passed away at his home Saturday, May 10, 2008. He was the son of Russell Border and Audrey Kohr, of Myerstown, Pa. He was born Aug. 22, 1948, in Lebanon, Pa. After graduating high school, he joined the Army and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. When he was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, he met Debra Shepherd and married her June 14, 1969. While serving in the Army, Rex earned a bachelor's degree, and later a master's degree in business administration. He retired from the Army in 1986 and settled in Alamogordo. He worked as security manager for NewTec at White Sands Missile Range until his death. Rex enjoyed teaching, and he taught classes most recently for Park University at Holloman Air Force Base. He loved the outdoors and his horses, dogs and cats. He is survived by his parents, of Myerstown, Pa.; his wife, Debra, of Alamogordo; his daughter, Heather and her husband Cliff McDougald, of Lawton, Okla.; and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Ian McDougald, also of Lawton.
Family was important to Rex, and he was loved as a brother by his wife's brothers and sisters, Tony Shepherd, of Surprise, Ariz.; Nicki Langston, of Overland Park, Kan.; Lisa Valentine, of North Bend, Wash.; Scott Shepherd, of Maize, Kan.; Kimberly Shepherd, of Maize, Kan.; and his mother-in-law, Patricia Shepherd, of Maize, Kan. Rex's sense of humor and his fun-loving nature will be missed by all. His untimely death will be deeply felt by all who knew and loved him. Godspeed, Rex .
A memorial service will be conduct at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2008, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Chuck Moon officiating.
Inurnment will take place at Arlington Cemetery at a future date.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 13 to May 28, 2008
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