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Richard Charles Keene

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Richard Charles Keene Obituary
Richard Charles Keene, 76
Richard Keene, 76, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at his home in Alamogordo. He was born Dec. 11, 1933, in Baltimore, Md., to Leonard and Rose (Gerlach) Keene.
Mr. Keene had been a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose since 1971. He was also a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force for three years and in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1956 receiving the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Occupation Medal.
Survivors include his wife, Carole; his four daughters, Ricki Keene, Paige Wells, Cheryl Youland and Laura Elkington; his two sons, Jon Durand and Jim Durand; and 14 grandchildren.
Memorial services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home chapel with Chuck Moon officiating.
The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 14, 2010, at Alamogordo Funeral Home and from 2-3 p.m. before the service on Saturday.
Private interment will take place at Fort Bliss National Cemetery in El Paso.
The Keene 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 May 13 to June 13, 2010
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