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Leon Angevine
B: 1946-11-19
D: 2017-04-23
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Angevine, Leon
Marida Wright
B: 1925-08-14
D: 2017-04-23
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Wright, Marida
Charley Hudson
B: 1933-08-01
D: 2017-04-22
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Hudson, Charley
Jerry Montgomery
B: 1964-05-01
D: 2017-04-22
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Montgomery, Jerry
Cristobal Lovato
B: 1942-04-03
D: 2017-04-19
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Lovato, Cristobal
Ninfa Moreno
B: 1937-07-16
D: 2017-04-17
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Moreno, Ninfa
Aeron Griffin
B: 1954-08-14
D: 2017-04-11
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Griffin, Aeron
Mary Apodaca
B: 1929-03-21
D: 2017-04-05
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Apodaca, Mary
Winifred West
B: 1917-06-14
D: 2017-04-04
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West, Winifred
Naida Taylor
B: 1923-08-16
D: 2017-04-04
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Taylor, Naida
Ross Greathouse
B: 1960-06-06
D: 2017-03-30
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Greathouse, Ross
Marjorie Hine
B: 1933-03-23
D: 2017-03-29
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Hine, Marjorie
Leugarda Olivas
B: 1932-06-16
D: 2017-03-29
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Olivas, Leugarda
Martin Vargas Moreno
B: 1987-09-08
D: 2017-03-29
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Vargas Moreno, Martin
PATSY TERRAL
B: 1928-10-23
D: 2017-03-22
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TERRAL, PATSY
Jerold Birky
B: 1942-03-14
D: 2017-03-16
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Birky, Jerold
Evelyn Harmon
B: 1917-10-16
D: 2017-03-15
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Harmon, Evelyn
Wesley Andes
B: 1927-11-22
D: 2017-03-13
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Andes, Wesley
Dewayne Thurman
B: 1977-04-20
D: 2017-03-11
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Thurman, Dewayne
Josephine St. Peters
B: 1922-09-08
D: 2017-03-09
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St. Peters, Josephine
Charlene Griffin
B: 1962-03-14
D: 2017-03-06
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Griffin, Charlene

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