In tribute

Editor’s Note: The following are people with Portales or eastern New Mexico connections who died in 2009, according to obituaries submitted to the Portales News-Tribune.

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• Ahlstorm, Cecile, 76, of Portales, July 19

• Akers, Ruth, 83, of Hettinger, N.D. and formerly of Roswell, Nov. 8

• Alford, Peggy, 57, of Mannford, Okla., Dec.

• Allen, Robbie, 96, of Portales, Jan. 12

• Allen, Waymon Carrol, 70, of Edmond, Okla., Jan. 16

• Alvarez-Alonso, Manuel, 39, of Portales, Aug. 10

• Anderson, Debra June, 56, of Dallas, Sept. 16

• Anthony, Adam, 45, of Elida, Sept. 4

• Anthony, Zelma Ray, 103, of Lovington, March 12

• Aragon, Julia, 78, of Portales, Oct. 13

• Archibeque, Louis, 68, of Vaughn, May 1

• Arnold, James, 67, of Portales, July 26

• Atencio Jr., Edmund, 41, of Portales, July 17

• Atkinson, John A., 89, of Clovis, Feb. 3

• Austin, Matthew, 50, of Clovis, Dec. 1