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Samuel S. "Sam" Kamees Sr.

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Retired entrepreneur
Samuel S. "Sam" Kamees Sr., 76, of Alamogordo, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, in Alamogordo.
Sam was born April 1, 1932, in Picacho to Saleem and Teadora (Silva) Kamees. He was retired owner and operator of many home furnishing stores. He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks in Wyoming.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Ann Kamees, of the family home; eight sons, Gary Kamees, of Pleasant Prairie, Wis., Larry Kamees, of Sandia Park, Roger Bohannan and his wife, Sue, of Big Spring, Texas, Sam Kamees Jr. and his wife, Doris, of Harleysville, Penn., Doug Kamees, of Newport News, Va., Keenan Kamees, of Cheyenne, Wyo., Joseph Kamees and his wife, Carol, of South Carolina, and Ballard Kamees, of Williamsburg, Va.; three daughters, Linda Hill and her husband, Lowell, of Guysville, Ohio, Judy Wright, of Nibley, Utah, and Carolyn Ivy and her husband, Tim, of Yorktown, Va.; 28 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sarah Ruiz, of Temecula, Calif., and Mary Chavez and her husband, Luvin, of Capitan.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Kamees.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at 10 a.m. in the Hamilton-O'Dell Chapel with Kenneth Nowell officiating.
Interment will follow in Monte Vista Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dwayne Nowell, Jason Nowell, Buster Nowell, Cody DeLao, Bobby Ruiz and Tico Ruiz.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. p.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 27 to Feb. 11, 2009
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