MARCIA ELLEN HUNSBERGER

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MARCIA ELLEN HUNSBERGER Marcia Ellen Hunsberger, a longtime resident of the Espanola Valley, died September 2 at her home in Albuquerque following a 17-month bout with ovarian cancer. She was 70. She was born on January 5, 1943 in Westfield, Ind., the daughter of Clayton Fields and Mary Morford Fields. She graduated from Plainfield High School in 1961, where she was homecoming queen. She attended Taylor University in Upland, Ind., earning a degree in elementary education. She married Gerald Floyd Hunsberger in Plainfield on Aug. 21, 1965. Later, she got her master's in education from Indiana University in Bloomington with a minor in library sciences. In 1967, she moved with Gerald to the Espanola Valley, where they served as Methodist missionaries at McCurdy Mission School. She taught fourth grade and remedial reading. She later went to work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she became a technical editor. After retiring, she moved with her husband to La Vida Llena retirement home in Albuquerque in 2009, where she chaired the residents' dining committee. She is survived by her husband; sister, Patricia Hart of Greenwood, Ind.; sons, Brent of West Linn, Ore., and Eric of Northglenn, Colo.; and four granddaughters. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 10000 Candelaria Rd. NE in Albuquerque. A reception will follow immediately at La Vida Llena, 10801 Lagrima de Oro NE. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund or a .
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900
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