MARY ELLEN KARNES Age 82, born in Santa Fe in 1931 and resident of Albuquerque since 1967, died at home September 21, 2013. Mary is survived by her two sons, Richard and Robert, both of Albuquerque; daughter, Mary, of Blaine, WA; three grand-children and five great-grandchildren. After graduating from Santa Fe High School, Mary studied at Pepperdine University, Sacramento State, University of Albuquerque and UNM. She lived in both Southern and Northern California as well as Arkansas before returning to NM. Mary was a public school teacher, but her professional life was dedicated to the field of corrections, especially with the NM Girl's School, YDC and Juvenile Detention Center in Albuquerque. She will be remembered for her kindness, her generosity and her faith. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at Northeast Church of Christ, 11000 Paseo del Norte. In lieu of flowers Mary's memory may be honored through contributions to Northeast Church of Christ to the address included above or to your choice of Mom's dearest mission work: Native American Mission Work//Navajo Mission Work in NM & AZ or the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, www.macular.org. Please visit our online guest book for Mary E. Karnes at www.FrenchFunerals.com. FRENCH - Lomas 10500 Lomas Blvd NE 505-275-3500
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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27, 2013