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Ruth Dominguez, 82, went to be with the Lord Jan. 15, 2008. She was born July 26, 1925, in Kansas City, Mo., to the late Cecilio and Maria Hernandez, and was raised by the late Jairo and Velina Lona.
She was a resident of Alamogordo since 1985 moving here from Chamisal. She taught school for 28 years. She was the pianist for the Chamisal Presbyterian Church and was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Alamogordo. 
She was the beloved wife of Fernando Dominguez, who preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Cecilio and Maria Hernandez, and her parents who raised her, Jairo and Velina Lona, and three brothers, Luis, Marcelo and Samuel Hernandez.
Survivors include her daughters, Maria and husband Cipriano Chavez, of Las Vegas, Nev., Dr. Laura and husband Mike Wolfswinkel, of Santa Fe, Rebecca Leeson, of Alamogordo, Yolanda and husband Gene Morales, of Albuquerque and Rosa and husband Jose Vargas, of Alamogordo; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wesley Lona, Victor Hernandez, and Benjamin Hernandez and wife Maria Luisa; sisters Maria Arevalo, Bertha Chavez, and Pearl and husband Dan Martinez; sisters-in-law Kate Vasquez, Maria P. Hernandez, Mago Hernandez and Ernestina Dominguez; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008, at the First Presbyterian Church in Alamogordo with the Reverend John Camp officiating.
The funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at St. John's Methodist Church on Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe, with the Reverend Liz Graham officiating.
Inurnment will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, should family or friends desire please make donations to the Alamogordo Home Care and Hospice.
Cremation will take place locally at PCS, entrusted to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 23 to Feb. 6, 2008
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