Marion Ruth Hystead, 82, of White Bear Lake, Minn. passed away away peacefully on Friday morning, Feb. 15, 2013. Marion was born March 22, 1930 to parents Ruth and Roy Peterson in Clear Lake, Wis. Marion lived in Las Cruces and worked as a cashier at Las Cruces Furr's Supermarket for 17 years. She was preceded in death by husband Duey; parents Roy and Ruth Peterson; and sister, Shirley Anderson. She is survived by her children Ruby Grubbs, John Smith, Nona Smith (Art), Nila Matsler (Matt), Jim Smith, Rita Alane (Sandy), Mark Smith (Carol), Jodi Hystead (Mike) and Shane Hystead (Brandi); many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; siblings: Phyllis Lovgren, Jim Peterson (Karen), Bill Peterson (Barb), LaVonne Larson; many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. Marion has donated her remains to the Anatomy Bequest Program through the University of Minnesota for medical research. A memorial service and celebration of her life is being planned for March 23 at 1 p.m. at the BPOE of Elks lodge, 3000 Elks Drive, Las Cruces, NM.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Mar. 17, 2013