Ellen McGarrry-Whitman

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Ellen McGarry-Whitman

Ellen McGarry-Whitman, age 67, of Rio Rancho passed away peacefully at her home on December 22, 2017 surrounded by family. She was born in Rochester, NY on July 24, 1950 to Thomas and Hedwig (Mueller) McGarry.

Ellen is survived by her daughters Kelley Schnepple and Lindsey VanNess; two sons-in-law Scott Schnepple and Rick VanNess; five grandchildren, Paige, Alyssa, Nick, Jace and Lyra; and three brothers, Mike, Matt, and Dan McGarry and one sister Patricia Mahns. Ellen is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Hedy; sister Kathleen; and

husband Kent.

Ellen was an eclectic, generous spirit who loved her rescue dogs, thrifting, and eating dessert first. She will be missed by many.

Services are on January 5, 2018 at 2:00pm at Daniels Funeral Services at 4310 Sara Road, Rio Rancho, NM 87124. For more information please visit


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Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Chapel
4310 Sara Road SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(505) 892-9920
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Dec. 31, 2017