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Richard A. "Dick" Stanley

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Richard A. "Dick" Stanley Obituary
Former district judge
Richard Austin ""Dick"" Stanley, 92, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2011, in Alamogordo.
Mr. Stanley was born Monday, Feb. 24, 1919, in Ardmore, Okla., to Henry Austin and Lela (Park) Stanley. He married Leila Dean Hartline on Aug. 2, 1943. Richard was a first lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps and served during World War II from 1943 to 1946; he piloted C-47 cargo aircraft and commanded a crew in the transportation of troops and supplies into enemy territory. He completed 26 combat missions in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operations with the 5th Air Force.
After graduating from the University of Arizona Law School in 1950, he moved to Alamogordo where he was a longtime attorney, and district judge from 1966 to 1972. He was a former city commissioner and mayor, and was formerly a member of the Alamogordo Noon Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, B.P.O. Elks and the Otero County Bar Association. He was a member of Cottonwood Christian Fellowship.
Richard is survived by his sons, Dan Stanley and wife, Nancy, of Bailey, Colo., and Robert Stanley, of Lakewood, Colo.; seven grandchildren, Jon Stanley, Josh Stanley and wife, Christina, Shannon Wright and wife, Amber, Lisa Jurgonski and husband, Wade, Mike Tews, Jacob Stanley and wife, Esther, and Rachel Stanley; nine great-grandchildren; nieces Nancy Norman, Diane Parker and Carol Stahley and husband, Dave; and nephews Stan Williams and wife, Nikki, and Michael Williams and wife, Marsha.
He was preceded in death by wife, Leila (Hartline) Stanley, in 2000; his parents; four sisters and a grandson.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Cottonwood Christian Fellowship, 7035 U.S. Highway 70 N., Alamogordo, with Pastor Robert Smith officiating.
Interment followed at Monte Vista Cemetery.
The family has suggested that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gideon's International, so funds may be used for purchasing Bibles. For information, please call Cottonwood Christian Fellowship at 434-2762.
The Stanley family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Apr. 5 to May 5, 2011
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