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Thelma Delaine "Dee" (Williams) Swope

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Thelma Delaine "Dee" (Williams) Swope Obituary
Thelma Delaine "Dee" Williams Swope, 61, of Alamogordo passed away Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Alamogordo .
She was born Jan. 17, 1948 in Little Rock, AR to Robert Thomas and Betty J Williams and has lived in Alamogordo for more than 48 of her 61 years. Dee married Charley J. on Swope Dec. 31, 1989, in Cloudcroft.
She was a graduate of New Mexico State University and, for the past 15 years, worked as a social worker dedicating her time to helping others. She was a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Prior to social work, she was a hair stylist for 23 years. She was a Life Master in ACBL. She taught duplicate bridge and was a tournament director. She was an amazing and extraordinary woman whose strength, hard work and dedication radiated to all those around her. She will be missed by many and loved by all.
She is survived by her husband, Charley J. Swope; two daughters, Sandra K. Vigo of Alamogordo, and Deanna Elizabeth Crane and husband, Curtis, of Tularosa; granddaughter, Ara Patrice Crane of Tularosa; her mother and father, Betty J. and Robert T. Williams of Alamogordo; her two brothers, Kenneth C. Williams of Meridian, Idaho, and Robert T. Williams Jr. and his wife, Cathy Williams, of Alamogordo; and her nieces Christina, Melissa, Brenda, Amanda, Stacey, Jenny and Valerie; her nephews Joey and Jeremy; and many more extended family.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 4 p.m., Jan. 15, 2010, at Alamogordo Funeral Home, 2301 First Street, with Pastor Joe Cantu officiating.
The Swope and Williams families have entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation will take place locally at PCS.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 10 to Jan. 24, 2010
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