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Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home Beltline Road

2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, TX

OBITUARY

Raymond Jeffrey Alden

November 7, 1943February 9, 2020
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Raymond Jeffrey Alden was born on November 7, 1943, in El Paso, TX. He was called home by his Heavenly Father on February 9, 2020.

He received his Bachelor’s from Texas Western College in Biology. He was commissioned into the Army from ROTC and dedicated 12 years of service to his country as a Medical Service Corp Officer. He then went onto receive his Master of Education which lead him to a rewarding 20-year career teaching high school science .

Over the years he became a man of hobbies; building ships, researching his heritage, and building a train that he put up every Christmas. He loved watching and coaching his children in sports and participate in drama and sing in the choir. As a devote member of El Paso Lodge No. 130, he was a Past Master and active in York, Scottish, and Shrine bodies for over 35 years.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Floyd Alden and Enid Alden.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Patricia Alden. His five children, Erin Kennedy (Craig), Shauna Alden (John), Eric Alden (Anabelle), Sheryl Alden (Karen), and Dana Duckworth (Toby). A younger sister, Martha (Dolly) Alden. One niece, Amy Wildman, three great-nephews, Michael Alden, Cody McCuan, and Evan Wildman, eleven grand-children, Jacob and Lindsey Kennedy, Angelina and Devin Yglecias, Jason and Madelyn Alden, Brittany Lyle, Ashlyn Hager, Michael Hamilton, and Logan and Mason Duckworth, three great-grandchildren, Avery and Maxwell Lyle, Carl Hager V and other loving relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral home 2951 S. Belt Line Rd. Grand Prairie, TX 75052 on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 6 p.m. with a rosary to be held at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral 1206 Throckmorton St., Fort Worth, TX 76102 on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at 1 p.m. Flowers may be sent to Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral home or a donation can be made in his honor to the Shriner Children’s Hospital or Lymphoma Society.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Eric Alden, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Alden, Active Pallbearer
  • Devin Yglecias, Active Pallbearer
  • Toby Duckworth, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Hamilton, Active Pallbearer
  • Angelina Yglecias, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 18, 2020
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 19, 2020
  • Committal Service Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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Raymond Jeffrey Alden

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Don Huffman

February 17, 2020

So appreciative of the US Army Service of Captain Raymond Jeffrey Alden for our country and his service to his community for so many many years. Prayers go up to heaven for comfort for his beloved family and many friends in their loss. May he now rest at last in the company of his Savior..
d Huffman, Army vet (also a Captain), DFWHG member

Peter Momsen

February 17, 2020

Very sorry for your loss Dolly.

Bruce & Linda Kennedy

February 15, 2020

To the Alden Family
Jeff fought his long, hard battle bravely, but was tired and ready for God to take him home. He is no longer suffering. We have all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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