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Zona Blake

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Zona Blake Obituary
Zona Blake, 78, passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Ruidoso.
She was born March 16, 1933, in Beach, N.D., to Ward and Belle Butterfield. She moved to New Mexico in 1950. She met and married Sherman "Jim" Blake and had four children. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 6, 2011.
She was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles No. 4101 and the Loyal Order of the Moose.
She is survived by her husband, Jim, and her children, Janice Blake, Doug Blake, and Lois Nora and her husband, Rafael, all of Alamogordo; grandchildren Rueben Romo (Liz), of Alamogordo, Ella Martinez and her husband, Eddie, of Las Cruces, Joe Romo (Victoria), of Alamogordo, Sarah Nora, Anthony Corr and Taylor Blake, all of Alamogordo; great-grandchildren David Romo, Brea, Melissa and Jakob Martinez, and Justice, Kayla and Lydia Romo; sister Marge Butterfield-Brown, of California; and many other friends, family members and loving pets.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Jerry Blake.
Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home chapel with Chuck Moon officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Zona's name be made to Kitty City, in care of The KATO Foundation/Kitty City, 56 Danley Ranch Road, Alamogordo, NM 88310; or the animal rescue of your choice.
The Blake 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 on Sept. 14, 2011
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