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Marie Emerson Obituary
Emerson, Marie



Marie Katherine Emerson, age 88, a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away February 18, 2016. She was born in Cedar Rapids, IA, on August 10, 1927, the daughter of Frank and Anna Unzeitig. She graduated from McKinley High School in 1945 and later attended the University of Iowa, graduating in 1949 with a Bachelor's degree in Home Economics. She taught high school home economics first in Cedar Rapids and then Lisbon, IA, where she met her future husband Eugene Emerson. She and Gene were married in 1951 in Cedar Rapids. Marie, Gene, and their infant son David then moved to Albuquerque in 1955, and Gene began working at Sandia National Laboratories. In 1963, her second son, Michael was born. Marie was an avid gardener and was a long-time member of the La Noche Garden Club. She served for over 20 years as a Master Gardener with the Albuquerque Area Extension assisting callers with their many gardening questions. She also liked tent and trailer camping in the mountains with Gene and the kids. One of her favorite spots was Vallecito Lake in Colorado. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years.

She is survived by her two sons, David and his wife, Carolyn of Sugar Land, TX, and Michael and his wife, Kathryn Naassan of Albuquerque; three grandchildren, Lauren Emerson and Sara Emerson of Sugar Land, TX, and Julia Emerson of Albuquerque; her brother, David Unzeitig and his wife, Barbara of Cedar Rapids, IA; and her sister-in-law, Lenore Jones of Lisbon, IA.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March, 4, 2016, 10:00 a.m., at Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, 5311 Phoenix Avenue NE. A visitation will be held on Thursday, March, 3, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at FRENCH - University. A private committal service will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) at www.aspca.org.

The family would like to thank the staff of High Desert Hospice and The Woodmark for the comfort and care they provided Marie. Please visit our online guestbook for Marie at www.FrenchFunerals.com.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal from Feb. 28 to Mar. 2, 2016
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