Ruth Domínguez


Ruth Domínguez, 82, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 15, 2008. She was born on July 26, 1925 in Kansas City, Missouri to the late Cecilio and Maria Hernández and raised by the late Jairo and Velina Lona. She was a resident of Alamogordo since 1985 moving here from Chamisal, NM. She taught school for 28 years. She was the pianist for the Chamisal Presbyterian Church and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Alamogordo. She was the beloved wife of Fernando Domínguez who preceded her in death on Nov. 24, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Cecilio and María Hernández and her parents who raised her, Jairo and Velina Lona and three brothers, Luís, Marcelo and Samuel Hernández. Survivors include her daughters, Maria and husband Cipriano Chávez of Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Laura and husband Mike Wolfswinkel of Santa Fe, Rebecca Leeson of Alamogordo, Yolanda and husband Gene Morales of Albuquerque and Rosa and husband José Vargas of Alamogordo; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; three brothers, Wesley Lona, Victor Hernández and Benjamin Hernández and wife María Luisa; sisters, Maria Arévalo, Bertha Chávez and Pearl and husband Dan Martínez; sisters-in-law, Kate Vásquez, María P. Hernández, Mago Hernández and Ernestina Domínguez and numerous loving nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be conducted at 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, Jan 24, 2008 at the First Presbyterian Church in Alamogordo with the Reverend John Camp officiating. The funeral Service will be held at 9:30 A.M. on Friday, Jan 25, 2008 at St. John’s Methodist Church on Old Pecos Trail in Santa Fe with the Reverend Liz Graham officiating. Inurnment will be at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers should family or friends desire please make donations to the Alamogordo Home Care and Hospice. Cremation will take place locally at PCS entrusted to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home. To sign the online register book, please visit


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