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Jeannette A. Larragoite

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JEANNETTE A. LARRAGOITE Jeannette Alexandra Larragoite, 67, of Santa Fe, New Mexico passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014 with her husband, Mark, and her dog, Rusty, by her side. Jeannette, who started her teaching career in East Los Angeles, retired from the Santa Public Schools. She was a dedicated and inspiring bilingual first grade teacher. Her entire career with the Santa Fe Schools was at Kearny Elementary School, where she shared her love and knowledge with her first grade "babies." She had the gift of remembering the name of every student she taught. Jeannette also loved animals, which she shared with her students - they remember the fish, snakes, birds and other animals that shared their classroom. Jeanette also served on the Bilingual Development Committee, School Improvement Committee; Principal Search Committee, Kappa Delta Pi, and Epsilon Alpha Gamma. She participated in the Training Institute for Language Assessment in Guadalajara, Mexico and the Institute on Children's Literature in Madrid, Spain. She was awarded the Partners in Education Teachers Who Inspire Award in April 2000. Jeannette was preceded in death by her mother Eva Lopez Larragoite. She is survived by her husband, Mark Remington; son, Carlos Vasquez Jr. (Tatiana) and grandchildren, Cruz and Clio; stepson, Gene Hamilton (Carrie) and grandchildren, Austin and Conner; father, Alfonso Larragoite Sr.; brothers, Alfonso Jr. (Joy) and Patricio (Charlotte); niece, Teresa Allison (Randy); nephew, Stephen Larragoite; and great nieces, Diana Kay and Eva Allison. She is also survived by many uncles, aunts, cousins and other relatives from the Lopez and Larragoite families. Join the family in celebrating Jeannette's life and legacy on Thursday, May 15, at the Santuario de Guadalupe, 417 Agua Fria, Santa Fe, starting at 6:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will held on Friday at the Santuario at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 16. Interment will be at a later date. Serving as Pall Bearers are her close friends Yolanda Narvaiz, Maxine Sandoval, Liz Schutz Chavez and Yvette Varela. Special thanks go out to many individuals who helped provide her care: her Oncologist, Dr. Scott Herbert; her family doctor, Dr. Fred Kullman; the kind and thoughtful staff from Amber Care; her aides: Claudia, Fernanda and Cristina; friends, Yolanda Narvaiz and Gene Varela; and other friends and family. Our gratitude also goes out to all those individuals throughout New Mexico and across the nation who have kept Jeannette in their prayers. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter. Rivera Family Funerals and Cremations, 417 East Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505, Phone: (505) 989-7032, Fax: (505) 820-0435, santafefuneraloption.com

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Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on May 15, 2014
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