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Thomas L. "Tommy" Shields

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Thomas L. "Tommy" Shields, 69, passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, at his home. He was born Monday, March 15, 1943, in Clayton to Thomas P. and Gertrude (Boggs) Shields.
He was a 1962 Alamogordo High School graduate and helped build the Alamogordo Youth Center. He was a contractor in Alamogordo for many years. He was a member of AA and was founder of the House of Hope. Tommy was a member of the Evening Lions, BPO Elks Lodge and the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce. He was active with La Placita and was honored with "Tom Shields Day." He was a very loving son, father and husband. He was a beloved friend to many and loved everyone.
He is survived by his wife, B.J. Shields, of the family home; his son Kevin W. Shields, of Alamogordo; his daughter Bonnie J. Hicks and husband, Steven, of Santa Fe; grandchildren Kevin Kyle Shields, Kailea Hicks, Kayla Woods-Hicks and Shania Hicks; his mother Gertrude Shields, of Alamogordo; and his sisters Linda Richison, of Seguin, Texas, and Jackie Edmiston, of Tyler, Texas.
He was predeceased by his son Thadius Lawrence Shields and his father, Thomas P. Shields.
Memorial services for Thomas Lawrence "Tommy" Shields will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Christ Community Church. A reception will follow at the church.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the House of Hope; 1307/09 Michigan Ave.; Alamogordo, NM 88310.
The Shields 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 Aug. 10 to Sept. 11, 2012
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