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Samuel Davalos Brusuelas

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Samuel Davalos Brusuelas, 89 of Alamogordo, passed away Jan. 7, 2009, at Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center.
Brusuelas was born Dec. 26, 1919, in Bent and was a lifelong resident of Otero County.
He was the son of Jose and Venancia (Davalos) Brusuelas. He was a World War II Army veteran, having served in the 10th Mountain Division in Italy and was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. He married Genoveva (Geno) Martinez on Nov. 24, 1940. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7686 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie No. 4101. He enjoyed camping and hunting. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Genoveva Brusuelas; three sons, Sammy, Bobby and Carlos; a grandson, Robert Brusuelas; his parents; his brothers, James, Fidel, Pete and Nick and his sister, Carmen Sanchez.
Survivors include his daughter, Lina B. Duran and husband, Charlie, of Alamogordo; grandchildren, Danielle B. Alpers and husband, Douglas, Bobby J. Duran and wife, Cori, Bobby Duran, Jr., Sammy Ray Brusuelas and Teresa Coburn and husband, Jeff, all of Alamogordo; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ramon Brusuelas and wife, Frances, of Tularosa, Paul Brusuelas and wife, Carmen, of Alamogordo; a sister, Dolores Sainz and husband, Tony, of Tularosa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church by Linda Villabisencio. Funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. in the church with Father Bryant Hausfeld, O.F.M., celebrant.
Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.
There will be a family visitation from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Coburn, Doug Alpers, Larry Brusuelas, Sr., Gilbert Sainz, Paul Joseph Brusuelas and Andy Sainz.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Bobby J. Duran, Paul Brusuelas, Jaime Anderson, Larry Brusuelas, Jr., Gus Najera and Isidro Davalos.
Military honors will be provided by the Army National Guard.The Brusuelas 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 Jan. 8 to Jan. 24, 2009
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