Manuel Alcon, a husband, father, teacher, principal, superintendent writer and community leader, has devoted his life to helping others.
He was born in Ocate on Sept. 18, 1926, to Benjamin Alcon De Buck and Rosaura Montoya. The name Buck came from Manuel’s great-grandfather who was a soldier at Fort Union and married his great-grandmother who was an Alcon but his father did not keep the name Alcon De Buck and shortened it to Alcon. Manuel was the sixth born of seven siblings, all girls except for him.
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