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Perea, Mary Jane

Mary Jane Perea was called home by our Lord January 18, 2017, after many years of illness. She was surrounded by her family.

Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel and Olive Pacheco, and her husband of 55 years, Louis Perea.

She is survived by her children, Danny Perea and wife Maggie, Nancy Martinez, Pamela Slater and husband Robert, Janet Perea-Shainin and husband Carl, and Robert Perea, as well as her brother, Celso Pacheco and her sister, Diana Torres. Mary Jane is also survived by eight grandchildren, Rebecca, Stephanie, Ted, Joseph, William, Olivia, Brian and Elise, and five great-grandchildren, Delaney, Jack, Lucas Seth and Kathryn.

Mary Jane was born June 10, 1928 in Alameda, NM. She attended Albuquerque High School and completed cosmetology school. She married Louis Perea on March 10, 1947 and they made their home in Albuquerque, where they raised their children.

Our mom took great pride in the fact that she was a homemaker. She provided our dad and us with a comfortable and immaculate home, which she loved to clean, paint and decorate. She was an outstanding cook and loved to entertain for holidays and special occasions.

When it came to her family, there wasn't anything she wouldn't do. If you needed taken care of, our mom would be right there to help. She had a great sense of humor and clever wit. The best way to describe Jane, as she was known most of her life, was "a force of nature."

A Rosary will be held Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at FRENCH â€" Westside. Mass will be held Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Road SE in Rio Rancho, followed by interment at 2:15 p.m. at Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 N. Guadalupe Street. Pallbearers will be Carl, William and Brian Shainin, Ted and Joseph Martinez and Robert Slater.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Jan. 22, 2017
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