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Theodore “Ted” Dorian, 89, passed away peacefully at his residence in Elephant Butte on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

Ted was proudly retired from the U.S. Navy after nearly 30 years of service as an Aviation Electronic Chief. He served in both the Vietnam War and the Korean Conflict.

In his spare time, Ted was an avid hunter and enjoyed going out to shoot his guns. He was a member of the NRA, VFW and DAV.

Ted is survived by his children: Julia Mannix, Kathryn Mlodoch, Ellen Kaiwailani and John D. Dorian; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: Susan M. Dorian, Nancy Joseph, Charlene Ault, Jeanette Betancourt and Mini Kubler.

A Visitation was held on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. at Kirikos Family Funeral Home. A Graveside service followed at 10:30 a.m. at Vista Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc., 303 N. Cedar St., T-or-C, NM 87901, 575-894-2574. For online memorial messages please visit

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Ted was a regular customer at Sumthins. He was always the tease and always talked about his military life and experiences. Im so sorry to hear he has left us. Prayers for his families peace

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