Orlando Briscoe

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death 8 Nov 2001 (aged 86)
Loco Hills, Eddy County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 147696711 · View Source
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Orlando Briscoe, a resident of Loco Hills for 64 years, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, after a fall at his home. 11/8/2001
His wishes were to be cremated and there was to be no services.
Briscoe was a veteran of World War II, serving as a merchant marine in the Pacific. He always said he had the best education a young man could have in the CCC camps, fighting forest fires in northern California in the 1930s.
He came to New Mexico after living in Illinois and Oklahoma and in 1938, he married Faye McIlhaney of Artesia. He worked 42 years in oil field production and took pride in knowing the animals and plants of the surrounding desert. As a young father in the 1950s, he taught many of the Loco Hills kids how to swim in the cattle water tanks.
More recently, he enjoyed sharing his vegetable garden and visiting with his friends.
Survivors include: his wife of 64 years, Faye Briscoe; son and daughter-in-law, John and Joyce Briscoe of Albuquerque; one brother, Keller, near Houston, Texas. He was preceded in death by 11 of his 12 sisters and brothers.


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  • Created by: Corbett Ellis-Jones
  • Added: 10 Jun 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 147696711
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Orlando Briscoe (4 Apr 1915–8 Nov 2001), Find a Grave Memorial no. 147696711, ; Maintained by Corbett Ellis-Jones (contributor 46820766) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.