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Vernon Ray Bennett

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Vernon was born on May 24, 1934 and passed away on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.

Vernon was a resident of Raton, New Mexico at the time of passing.

He attended school in Des Moines and graduated from Des Moines High School in 1953. He attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces NM.

He joined the U.S. Marine Corps.

Vernon was married to Linda.

Visitation will be Monday November 28 2016 from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the Yaksich-Long Funeral Home of Raton.Funeral service will be held Tuesday November 29 2016 at 10:00 am in the First United Methodist Church Raton with Pastor Jon Kuncel officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairmont Cemetery under the direction of Yaksich-Long Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Shrines Hospital Grace United Methodist Church De Moines New Mexico or a Charity of your Choice.