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Stanke, Janice Catherine (Cathy)



Janice Catherine (Cathy) Stanke, 66, a long time resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico, died Saturday, June 4, 2016 from a reoccurrence of breast cancer.

She was married to Jay D. Stanke for 43 years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her two children, Alexis married to Joe Artery and Camden Stanke; her two grandchildren Colin and Elliot Artery, and her two siblings Michael Rutherford and Patty Wagner. Her parents, Mary and Robert Rutherford, preceded Cathy in death.

She grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and went on to get her Masters Degree from San Diego State University in Education. Cathy had a passion for mathematics teaching all levels of math to middle and high school students for over 30 years in Santa Fe, San Diego and Albuquerque. Her teaching touched countless students and inspired many fellow teachers. Her faith was the mainstay of her life and she enjoyed many hobbies including: camping, canoeing, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, sewing, reading, tandem biking or doing almost anything with Jay. She cherished time with her family and friends spending much of her retirement caring for her grandsons.

Services will be held Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 3:00pm at St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 425 University Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. She will be laid to rest in the cinerarium at the church.

The family would like to thank all the loving hospice workers who made her transition from life to life everlasting a peaceful journey. If you would like to honor Cathy's memory, in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Mathcounts, an organization that fosters a love of mathematics in young students by encouraging them to competitively solve interesting problems. www.mathcounts.org
Published in Albuquerque Journal from June 9 to June 10, 2016
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