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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 

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  • Friday, March 10, 2017
    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
  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    Sorry to hear about your recent loss. It is truly a difficult time to pass. How good that our loving God has given us the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored into the Paradise it was meant to be. (Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:9-11, 29). You are invited to assist to the memorial of Jesus' death April 11th, 2017. There will find out how this resurrection on earth will be possible. Log on to to find out the location closest to you.
    ~ Rose L   Miami, FL
  • Friday, March 17, 2017
    Delah, let us know how you are. My thoughts are with you.
    ~ Phyllis Glines   T or C, NM
  • Sunday, December 10, 2017
    Delah and Family, I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. He was my uncle, and the best part of my childhood. When I was a little girl, I can remember spending summers with him and my aunt Jane. He taught me how to use a screwdriver, and how to drive a tractor. I am who I am because of this man. He instilled his work ethic and taught me what it was to have good character. I tried looking for him for so long, but couldn't find him when I left New Mexico in my early 20's, and this was partly due to him traveling. My heart hurts knowing he is gone. You and your family are in my prayers. All my love, Carol Brewington (Dossey)
    ~ Carol Brewington   Goldsboro, NC