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Gerry Dando


Graveside Service: Oct. 12, 2020, Carlsbad Cemetery

Gerry Dando, 75, of Westridge Road, passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Gerry was born on

May 16, 1945, in Carlsbad, NM to Woodrow and Thelma Sanders.

Gerry grew up in Carlsbad and was a lifelong resident.   As a kid, she enjoyed tap dancing and in 1955

when Elvis came to Carlsbad to perform Gerry and her twin brother Terry had the opportunity to be one

of the opening acts for Elvis. She enjoyed playing the piano, square dancing.  She was a Caveman

Majorette and was the ROTC Queen her senior year. Gerry will be dearly missed and never forgotten. 

Gerry was preceded in death by her parents, Woodrow and Thelma Sanders; and granddaughter, Tamara

Ormand. Gerry is survived by her daughter, Tracy Hughes; son, Bill Dando; grandchildren: Brooke

Wilson, Megan Dando, and Justin Dando; one great-grandson, Luke Ormand; and brother, Terry Sanders

and wife, Darlene.

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