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Rita Ann Nickerson

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Rita Ann Nickerson, 67, passed away peacefully in her home March 24, 2013. A life-long resident of Tularosa, she was born Oct. 31, 1945. She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister and friend. She will be missed immensely and be forever in our hearts.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd "Nick" Nickerson, of Tularosa; daughter Renee Chase and son-in-law, Jeffrey Chase, of Lawton, Okla.; son Brian A. Sullivan, of Alamogordo; brother Tony Brusuelas, of Albuquerque; brother Walt Hisenberg, of Tularosa; step-son Lloyd Nickerson Jr., step-son Glenn Nickerson, step-daughter Mellisa McKay, step-daughter Penny Montes, step-daughter Connie Rogers, granddaughter Megan Chase, granddaughter Melanie McKay, grandson Mike McKay Jr., grandson Josh Nickerson, grandson Ben Nickerson, granddaughter Lorisa Gruehl, grandson Glenn Nickerson Jr., grandson Isiah Nickerson, grandson Jonathan Gonzales, granddaughter Iris Gonzales, granddaughter Savanna Gonzalez, grandson Nathaniel Rogers, granddaughter Alexa Rogers, grandson Payton Rogers, granddaughter Melanye Montes, granddaughter Mia Montes, great-granddaughter Zoey A. McKay, great-granddaughter Analyse Tomkins and great-grandson Trenton M. McKay.
She was preceded in death by her father Walter Elwood Hisenberg, mother Lucia Sandoval Hisenberg and brother Chris Brusuelas.
The Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2013, at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in Tularosa. Father Carlos will officiate. Burial of the ashes will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. A reception will follow immediately at the St. Francis De Paula Parrish Hall.
Contributions can be made to the in her memory, should friends desire.
The Nickerson family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 28 to Apr. 2, 2013
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