Violet Peace

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AZTEC, N.M. - Violet "Vi" Delores Marks Peace of Aztec passed away on Saturday (May 3, 2014) at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Smethport, Pa., on June 20, 1930, to Florence and George Marks, and graduated from Smethport High School in 1948. She attended the Bradford (Pa.) Hospital School of Nursing and graduated as a registered nurse in 1951. She married her husband of 62 years, Thomas H. Peace of Bradford, on Dec. 29, 1951.
In 1959, Vi and Tom moved to Aztec, where they raised four children. Vi worked part-time on the medical floor at San Juan Regional Medical Center for many years. Everyone knew her as a very caring nurse, and she was a very loving wife and mother. She was very involved in her community and was named the Aztec Citizen of the Year.
Vi was preceded in death by her mother, Florance Galloway; and her brothers, Bryce Marks and Art Marks.
She is survived by her husband, Tom; sons, Jeff (Martha), Jerry and Jim; and daughter, Lorie Peace. She has six grandchildren, Michelle Kelton, Natalie Cordova, Jeffrey Peace, Wayne Peace, Jason Peace and Ashlie Maxwell. She was also blessed with 10 great-grandchildren, and one more will join the family in September.
Funeral services for Vi will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Cope Memorial Chapel in Aztec.
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Cope Memorial Chapel of Aztec
405 South Main Avenue
Aztec, NM 87410
(505) 334-9332
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Published in The Bradford Era from May 8 to May 14, 2014