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Forrest Burton Duke, 90, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019.  He was born on December 26, 1928 in Anthony, NM to Garvey Oscar and Nellie Edith (Cahoon) Duke.  He served in the Korean War. He was a loving husband to his wife of 48 years, Beuliah Lois Duke; he had 9 children – Patricia Mata (Carlos), Timothy Wilson (Katherine), Elizabeth Salazar, Forrest Edward Wilson (Janie), and David Burton Wilson; 4 stepchildren – Mary Ann Bell (Dwight), Mike McDonald, Donna Luna, and Nova Candice “Candy” Jackson (Steve); 32 Grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.  He will be greatly missed.  Cremation has taken place and inurnment will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery in Las Cruces, NM at a later date. 


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  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    The staff of Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. will keep you and your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to assist you in your time of need.
    ~ Kirikos Family Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    I love you Daddy. You will be missed. Take care of my daughter and the two of you have lots of fun. Liz (your baby girl).
    ~ Elizabeth Salazar   Manassas, VA
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    Dad you were so special to me and I'm honored to be your daughter-in-law. You will be truly missed and always so very loved. Say hi to my daddy and Kansas
    ~ Katherine Wilson   Apache Junction, AZ
  • Sunday, February 17, 2019
    You have been a wonderful bright light in our lives. God Bless and we will keep you in our hearts. Love, Mike McDonald and Carol Guin.
    ~ Carol Guin   Las Cruces, NM
  • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    To the family and friends: We're so sorry to hear you are mourning the recent loss of your loved one.  May you find strength  and comfort from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die.  He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us.  You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019
    What a long life your loved one had, however it does not diminish the sting of death. Psalm 90:10 says that the days of our years are 70 years, And if because of special mightiness they are 80 years. May the memories of the wonderful times you shared together bring a smile and joy in your heart.
    ~ Maria A   Dallas, TX