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Loyetta Mae Ashbaugh
Oct. 6, 1934-Jan. 14,2013
Loyetta Mae Ashbaugh, 78, of Farmington, died on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 in Farmington. She was born Oct. 6, 1934 in Field, to Mack and Ellouise Johnson.
Loyetta devoted her life to education and learning. She taught elementary students here in Farmington, as well as, Arizona and Colorado. Many of her years were spent teaching in Piñon, Ariz. After retirement she continued to teach by assisting great nieces and nephews in their education. She also loved to teach others about the love of Jesus Christ through her church involvement. She continued to teach love to others during her stay at The Bridge and Bee Hive Homes in Farmington.
Her family would like to thank the staff at these facilities for their perseverance in caring diligently for Loyetta. We also thank her lifelong friends, Tommy and Gloria Brown, for having been a solid rock of care and encouragement to her.
Loyetta was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Ashbaugh; her parents; sister, Archie Lou Adams.
She is survived by her nephews, Don (Julia) Adams, of Phoenix, Ariz., Brett (Vickie) Adams, of Bloomfield, Shawn (Lavon) Adams, of Farmington, Terryn (Dana) Adams, of Rock Hill, S.C.; brother-in-law, Donald C. (Carol) Adams, of Farmington.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Farmington with pastors, Jeff Moody and Steve Ballew officiating.
Loyetta was laid to rest on Thursday, Jan. 17, in Greenlawn Cemetery with family present.
Pallbearers were Shawn, Brett, Dillon and Rachel Adams, Jeff Moody and Steve Ballew.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Loyetta's name to Navajo Ministries, 2103 W. Main St. in Farmington 505-325-0255.
Loyetta's care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel, 404 W. Arrington St. in Farmington, 505-327-5142
Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com
Cope Memorial Chapel
404 West Arrington Street
Farmington, NM 87401
Published in Farmington Daily Times from Jan. 16 to Jan. 23, 2013