Mary Lorenza Gallion
1943 - 2021
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Mary (Marie) Lorenza Gallion

August 29, 1943 â€" February 18, 2021

On Thursday,

February 18,

2021, Marie

Gallion passed

away in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her family by her side. Born in Alexandria, Louisiana to Willie and Mary Magdeline LaCour.

At six months old, the family moved to Albuquerque's Martineztown, finally settling in San Jose, where Marie was raised. Marie attended St. Mary's Catholic School, spending her summers in Louisiana. In 1955, Marie met Alphonse at a dance at her uncle's farm in Louisiana. Marie and Alphonse married in Albuquerque in 1963.

Marie's early career included time as a seamstress at Pioneer Wear, and as a makeup artist for Goldwater's and Dillard's. Later, Marie would become interested in natural health, spending 26 years managing Dr. Reginald de Pelichy's Chiropractic clinic.

Marie is survived by her husband, Alphonse D. Gallion Jr., her children; Russell "Jerry" Gallion, Tryce Renee Gallion, and Alphonse D. Gallion, III; her granddaughters Sydney Mathis and Jordyn Montano; and her great-grandson, Brandon Lucero. Marie is also

survived by her

siblings, Nola

Monette, Virginia and Westley

Dubriel, Billy

and Elena

LaCour, and

Louis LaCour,

and by nieces,

nephews, cousins, godchildren, and many friends.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Mary LaCour, and her son, Thomas Gallion.

Marie will be greatly missed by all who came to know her. What great times were had! Surely, she is leading the celebration on the other side with her parents, son and other loved ones that went before her.

The Rosary will be Friday, April 9, 2021, at 8:30 am and a Mass will be celebrated immediately after at 9:00 am at St. Therese Catholic Church, 3424 Fourth Street NW, Albuquerque NM 87107. Masks are required for attendees. A live stream of the mass will be available on St. Therese's Facebook page.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Apr. 4, 2021.
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April 9, 2021
I met Marie about 21yrs ago. It was in the middle of the night. She had come over to Tryce's to to give her a book about "Dreams" and what they meant. The first thing she asked me was when my birthday was. She was very knowledgable about astrology and so many other things. Marie was a very kind and very hospitable person. She also had a good sense of humor. She could be very funny at times. She was very dedicated and would go above and beyond her duties while working for Dr D.I really admired her work ethic. Marie was alwasys reading or doing something creative to educate and stimulate her mind. I really admired Marie and am very sad she is gone. Goodbye Marie.....My condolances to Alphonse and family. ----Steven Manzer
Steven Manzer
April 6, 2021
You are loved deeply by ALL of us to whom you gave HUGE love and support at Dr. DePelichy's clinic for so many years. You are ALLWAYS in my heart,
Meridel (Rubenstein)
Meridel Rubenstein
April 5, 2021
I am very sad to hear of Marie's passing. We worked together at Goldwater's in the cosmetic department with a wonderful group of women. We all shared a close knit friendship at the time. As life would have it, we lost touch for many life changing reasons, but the memories will always find a way to put a smile and a warm feeling in my heart. Please know that my prayers and condolences are with her wonderful family. God Bless you
Lorraine (Gomez) Hoisington
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