Major Ralph H. McDougal, USAF Retired, was born on February 20, to Luther “Hamp” McDougal and Mamie (Tony) McDougal in Deming, New Mexico and died in Caballo, New Mexico on March 9, 2017 at the age of 92. He led a full and rewarding life and was ready for eternal rest when his time came. Ralph’s formative years of which he had many fond memories, were spent on his family’s ranch in Deming. When WWII came, he enlisted in the military to serve his country and went on to have a distinguished military career spanning over more than two decades. During those years, he met and married Jane Warren and together they had and raised five children. In 1995 Jane, his wife of almost 50 years died of cancer. The following year he married Delah Thomas. Together they traveled extensively in their RV all over the United States, Canada and Mexico. During which time they thoroughly enjoyed their adventures together. She remained his loving and caring wife until death did they part.
Ralph’s surviving relatives included his wife, Delah McDougal and her family and four of his five children with their families. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane McDougal, and his eldest son, Ralph D. McDougal. He had 12 grandchildren and his last count he had 16 great-grandchildren with one on the way. Of his six siblings, his younger brother, Luther McDougal remains.
Cremation will take place and no local service held at this time. For online condolences, please visit www.kirikosfamilyfuneralhomeinc. Arrangements are by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. & Sierra Crematory, LLC, 303 N Cedar St.-T or C, NM 87901 575/894-2574