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Lois Marks Obituary
Lois E. Marks, 88, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2013 at Fort Bayard Medical Center. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 13, 2013 at Baca's Funeral Chapels. With the funeral service to follow at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Mike Shriver officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Lois was born on June 2, 1925 in Kendallville, Indiana to Carl G. and Amanda (Senne) Detlefsen. Prior to moving to New Mexico she was editor of the society pages at the Cedar Rapids Gazette in Iowa. She was a member of the Glenwood Community Church in Glenwood, N.M where she was the organist for many years. She also served as the Glenwood Fire and Ambulance dispatcher. Lois was a masterful seamstress and tailor. She also enjoyed all kinds of needlework, winning many blue ribbons at the state fairs in both Iowa and New Mexico. Lois is survived by, her husband Richard F. Marks, sons; Bruce Marks wife Ann of La Mesa, NM, Terry Marks of Peoria, Ill. and Dennis Marks wife Karen of Lebanon, Mo. daughter Leslie Anne Heefner and husband Jeff of Bixby, Ok. Also surviving her are nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and 12 step-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, three sisters, and grandson Steve Marks. Pallbearers will be her loving family and friends. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels.Exclusive provider for "Veterans &Family Memorial Care". To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at www.bacasfuneralchapels.com. 3805 Delk Dr., Silver City, NM 88061 – 575-388-2334.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Sept. 11, 2013
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