Mary "Jennie" Burkle, 88, a resident of Deming, New Mexico, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, July 29, 2014, at Mimbres Memorial Hospital. Mary was born on Oct. 17, 1925 in Endicott, New York, to Earl B. Hill and Alice V. Tyler. She married Russ Burkle and they had two children. They traveled as a military family and retired in Sacramento, California. Jennie enjoyed being an Amway representative and an avid volunteer. She continued volunteering in her last years in Deming, where she married Jo Le Duc and they planned to pick up traveling again in an RV. They enjoyed each others company greatly. Jennie loved to play cards and serving on many committees: The Red Hats, Senior Circle, DAV, Mimbres Memorial Hospital Gift Shop and Luna Mimbres Museum. She was a wonderful mother, stepmother and grandmother. She is well loved in return by her stepchildren, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Her legacy will continue and she will be greatly missed. She is survived by her loving husband, Joseph Le Duc of Deming; one grandson, Sebastian Stephenson and his wife, Erica; six great-grandchildren, Zachry, Kaitlyn, Christian, Michaela, Kyla and Cody; two great-great-grandchildren, Tyler and Jiovanni; three stepchildren, Douglas Le Duc, Carmen Le Duc and Dawn Jones Le Duc. She is preceded in death by both her of her parents; her first husband Russell B. Burkle; one son, Robert Russell Burkle; one daughter, Beth E. Turner; three sisters and one brother. Viewing will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, from 10-11 a.m. at the First United Methodist with the funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ernie Vineyard officiating. Concluding services with an interment will be held on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-546-0070. To send your condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.
Terrazas Funeral Chapels
901 S Pearl St Deming, NM 88030
Published in Deming Headlight on Aug. 1, 2014