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Tom Joy

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Visitation for Tom Joy, 76, of Carrizozo, will be Tuesday, July 8, at Gateway Church of Christ in Ruidoso from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. with the funeral service beginning at 9 a.m. with burial to follow at the Capitan Cemetery. 
Mr. Joy passed away Friday, July 4, in Carrizozo. He was born April 16, 1932, at Hope. He was a rancher, having worked at the Flying H Ranch and other ranches in Eddy, Lea and Lincoln counties. He then lived in Farmington from 1990 until 1996 working as a truck driver in the oil field. He moved to Carrizozo in 1996. He loved to hunt, listen to country music, visit with his friends and write stories. He married Mary Jo Norton March 10, 1954, in Artesia.   
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Jo of Carrizozo; two sons, Dwayne and his wife, JoAnn, of Capitan, and Mike and his wife, Amy, of Roswell; daughter Kayla Clifton and her husband, Glenn, of Ruidoso; sister Luvina McGuire, of Peralta; brother Bill Joy and his wife, Joan, of Artesia; grandson Travis, his wife, Shelley, and their children Alex, Marissa, Shaina and Trista; grandson Jared and his wife, Angie, and their daughter Jewel; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fuss and Winnie Joy, and a sister, Delma Widner.
The family has requested memorials to your favorite charity.  
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lagroneruidoso.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from July 8 to July 22, 2008
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