Margaret B. Purcell, 89, passed away on December 25, 2020 in Alamogordo, New Mexico. She was born on November 19, 1931 in Nashville, Tennessee to William and Margaret (Winter) Bishop.
Survivors include her five children, Cathy Ruge (Bob), Carol Breitbach (Pedro), Barbara Zabriskie, Jason Purcell (Lori), and Amie Purcell-Merten (Dave); 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Everett A. Purcell; her mother, Margaret Mary Bishop; her father, William Armstrong Bishop; and her brother, William J. Bishop.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside services will follow at 12:00 pm at Monte Vista Cemetery with Christopher Purcell officiating. Due to the COVID Pandemic, occupancy at the visitation is limited to no more that 5 people at a time. Further, attendance at the graveside is limited to 5 people as well. Please practice social distancing at all times. Thank you for adhering to the Department of Health mandate.
The Purcell family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the services.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at www.Alz.org.
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