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Olivia McGehee

Olivia Saenz McGehee, of Albuquerque, New Mexico and formerly of Anthony, New Mexico passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014. Olivia is survived by her husband of 22 years, James McGehee, by "Baby" her pet dog whom she babied and adored just as she would have her very own baby. Olivia was born on June 14, 1960. She is also survived by her parents of Anthony, New Mexico, Luis Alonzo and Carlota (China) Saenz, her brothers of El Paso, Texas, Luis Alonzo Saenz, wife Susan, and Adam Saenz, wife Sylvia. She is also survived by James' two brothers – Benny and Tony and two sisters – Patsy and Nancy and their spouses. Olivia had a number of nieces and nephews, with whom she enjoyed a close and loving relationship. For thirteen years Olivia served as the purchasing agent for the Gadsden School District. She was the executive secretary at Chaparral Middle School for six years. Thereafter she served at New Mexico State University as a secretary for the admissions office Las Cruces and Albuquerque. She was also a recruitment specialist at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Olivia was a loving and caring person who showed her compassion, love and feelings for others in many ways. She particularly loved to use her wonderful sense of humor with laughter thereby lifting others' spirits and sense of humor and joy. She will be missed and long remembered by all who knew her. Olivia would know that she was her husband James' world, and a hole, the size of his love for her remains in his heart. She was such a wonderful human being that we know God and Jesus Christ will promptly accept her in Heaven, and she will be gladly accepted and left to pursue her and laughter to watch over all here on Earth. A rosary and funeral mass will take place on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 2:00P.M. at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Anthony, New Mexico. Her ashes will be retained by her family. Please visit the online guest book for Olivia at www.FrenchFunerals.com.FRENCH - University1111 University Blvd. NE(505) 843-6333.

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Mar. 2, 2014
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