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Sylvia Ann Powell passed away Monday, July 2, 2012, at home in Tularosa surrounded by family and friends.
Sylvia was born Dec. 7, 1949, to Ralph and Dora Vigil in Oakland, Calif. After receiving her degree in nursing from the University of New Mexico, she returned to her hometown of Tularosa and worked as an OB nurse for 22 years at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center.
During retirement, she pursued her passion of finding, collecting and selling antiques; camping and fishing; playing with and raising her grandchildren; gardening and enjoying life.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Don; her children Tracy Powell Thompson, Derek Powell and wife, Krystine, and Ryan Powell and wife, Grace; her father Ralph Vigil; brothers Alfonso Aguilar and Danny Vigil; sister Rosalie Cordova; four grandchildren, Devon Thompson, Portia Thomson, Sean Powell and Ethan Powell; numerous nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and cousins; and all those who loved her.
She will be greatly missed by those who knew her as family or friend.
In lieu of flowers, Sylvia requested that donations be made to a local animal shelter, the or Alamogordo Home Health Care and Hospice Inc.
Private services will be held.
The Powell family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place at PCS.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from July 3 to Aug. 2, 2012
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