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Warren Vincent Vilott

Born: 12/18/1919 Died: 04/28/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: Veteran

Warren Vincent Vilott, 89, passed away April 28, 2009, at his home north of Alamogordo, New Mexico, surrounded by his family. He was born December 18, 1919, in Oklahoma City to Trevor Vilott and Rebecca Nelson. He retired from the Air Force after 28 years o active duty around the world, starting before World War II in the Army Air Corps. He worked as an aerial reconnaissance photographer during and after WWII. He was involved in the very beginnings of the space age of weightlessness with photographing the effects of various experiments while in the belly of specially lying aircraft. Upon retirement from the Air Force, he went to work for the U.S. Post Ofice in Alamogordo. He made many friends there and many remember him from that position. He was past master of the Sacramento Lodge No. 24 in Alamogordo, and belonged to the Masononic Lodge for all of his adult life. He also worked with young men through the DeMolay group helping to develop a stronger youth. Warren was an avid bowler and played in may state leagues over the years, where he and his wife Laura, were members of many leagues. He was preceded in death by his wife in 2004. Survivors include his son, Gary Vilott and wife Helen of Mary Esther, Florida; two daughters, Vivkie Rought and husband Mike of Alamogordo and Katy Jarman and husband Mike; grandchildren, Ken Rought and wife Cherrie of Peoria, Arizona, Cherrell, Jennifer Clark and husband Jason of Gardendale, Alabama, and Nathan Jarman and wife Lacey of Orlando, Florida; and two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Justin Clark of Gardendale..