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Obituary for Bill Dickenson

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BILL S. DICKENSON, 68, passed away at home in Angel Fire on December 1. In his courageous battle with prostate cancer, he was cared for by his loving wife, Mary Alice. Bill was born in Lubbock, Texas where he attended Texas Tech University. He lived in Albuquerque, Los Lunas, and Silver City before moving to Angel Fire. He was preceded in death by his parents Billy Mae and Walter S. Dickenson, his second wife Kelly, and his mother-in-law, Elizabeth Merritt. He is survived by his wife Mary Alice Dickenson, and his two sons, William Dickenson of Los Lunas and Dalton Dickenson of Colorado Springs, CO.

He worked in the hydraulics, drilling, metal fabrication and mining equipment businesses. He was an avid reader of history and loved to travel in the western United States. He loved fishing, hunting, motorcycles, cars, ATVs, trucks, dogs and mules. He had a great sense of humor, and he loved his friends wholeheartedly.

Surviving cancer is a difficult challenge, and his path was eased by Dr. Peter Lindberg of Los Alamos, Dr. Larry Schreiber of Taos, Ralph Valle of Prostate Community Action in Arizona (, Joel Nowak, Director of Advocacy & Advanced Prostate Cancer Programs, Malecare, Inc. in New York, and, in Bill’s last days, Pat Heinen of Mountain Home Health Hospice. His friends all stood by him with devotion and were always willing to lend a hand.

There will be a gathering of friends at his home in January but no formal services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. James Episcopal Church Food Pantry 5794 NDCBU, Taos, NM 87571 or Mountain Home Health Hospice, PO Box 2566, Taos, NM 87571.

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