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Stephanie Joyce Merten


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Stephanie Joyce Merten Obituary
Stephanie Joyce Merten, 26, passed away on February 28, 2018 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She was born April 17, 1991 in San Antonio Texas to David and Theresa (Betbeze) Merten. Stephanie was a military child and lived in Rapid City, South Dakota; Misawa, Japan; RAF Lakenheath, England; and finally, Alamogordo, New Mexico. She graduated from Alamogordo High School in 2009 and worked for 1-800-Flowers before moving to Carlsbad, New Mexico for about 18 months. She moved back to Alamogordo after the birth of her son Erich.
Stephanie followed in the footsteps of her father by working at both Valero Corner Stores in Alamogordo. She enjoyed drawing, painting, loud music and eating ice cream. If you needed an expert on Star Wars or Harry Potter, Stephanie was your go to person. The biggest love of her life was her son, Erich. She was bright, loving, artistic and unapologetically herself.
She was preceded in death by her son's father, Mario Aguilar of Carlsbad, New Mexico; her grandparents, Herbert and Margaret (Spilsbury) Merten; and her uncle, Ronald Fritz.
Stephanie is survived by her son, Erich Aguilar; her parents; her brother, Patrick Merten and his wife
Danielle Triolo, their daughters, Madison and Lexie of Albuquerque, New Mexico; her brother, James Merten; and her sisters, Heather and Isabelle Merten of Alamogordo; her grandparents, Paul and Judy Dee of San Antonio, Texas; her grandfather, Charles Betbeze of Richmond, Texas; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be at 11:00 am, Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the LDS Chapel, 1800 23 rd Street in Alamogordo.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to the (Kidney.org).
The Merten family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News on Mar. 6, 2018
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