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Charlotte Gage
Charlotte Gage

Services are scheduled Saturday, June 18, in Pinon for Charlotte Gage.

Gage, 91, passed away June 14, 2016, in Carlsbad.

Interment will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Pinon Cemetery with a memorial service to follow at 10 a.m. at the Pinon Baptist Church with Galen Issacs officiating. Pallbearers will be Gary Gage, Ed Gage, Garret Gage, Preston Gage, Wilson Lewis and Marshall Hiles.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. today at Hamilton O’Dell Funeral Home in Alamogordo.

Charlotte was born May 18, 1925, in Memphis, Tenn., to Charles N. and Blanche (Hathcock) Volz.

On Dec. 6, 1944, she married W.F. “Bill” Gage in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1945, she moved with her new husband to his boyhood home in Pinon, and she resided in Otero County for the remainder of her life.

Charlotte supported her husband in his political service as Otero County commissioner and his service on the Otero County Soil and Water Conservation Board. She was a member of Weed Baptist Church, where she attended faithfully.

Survivors include sons Fred Gage of Alamogordo, Nick Gage and wife Winna Mae of Artesia, and Herb Gage of Hagerman; grandchildren Gary and wife Jincy of Pinon, Ed of Artesia, and Sara and her husband Ben of Dell City, Texas; step-grandchildren Marshall Hiles and wife Molly of Mayhill, and Jacki Slater and husband Kevin, and Edward Hayhurst and wife Lacy, both of Athens, Texas; 20 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one special granddaughter friend, April Shay.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 2003; her parents; brother Charles N. Volz Jr.; and daughter-in-law Jeanne Gage.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Weed Baptist Church or the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home in Portales.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hamilton O’Dell Funeral Home of Alamogordo. Condolences may be expressed online at www.hamiltonodell.com.

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