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Mary McIntyre

1929 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Mary McIntyre Obituary
McIntyre, Mary Lee

The world has lost a great beauty. Mary Lee (Worrell) McIntyre, our beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Friend gently slipped away Monday evening December 12th, 2016 surrounded by the tender love of her family. Mary Lee was born in Norfolk Nebraska on September 4th, 1929, a Wednesday, the month before the start of the Great Depression. Her life was not easy, very hard in fact, but she "the workhorse" rose to the occasion! She began working as a child selling milk and picking berries... the work never stopped once she married Billy and they began raising their large family. But many happy memories were weaved into her long days and nights. She loved singing, swimming, beach wienie roasts, word games, Jeopardy, Lawrence Welk, and taking on big projects like reupholstering furniture, deep cleaning projects, and rocking babies. She thought of herself as "part gypsy" and liked moving often. She had a green thumb wherever she put down roots, and adapted well to many life challenges. She trusted in the Goodness of God, implicitly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ora and Leona Worrell, her brothers Vernon and Billy and her husband of 56 years William H McIntyre, as well as six children, Daniel, Patrick, Stephen, Bruce, Jennifer Grant and Laureen McIntyre, and two grandsons Christopher Williams and Anthony Guzman.

She is survived by children Deborah Yamato, Cecelia (Tom) Niemczyk, Sandra Williams, Paul McIntyre, Mark McIntyre, Mary (Mike) Campi, Teresa Guzman, Karen (Mike) Schartau, Susan (Gilbert) Alvarez, Sally (Luie) Alvarez, and Melissa (Chris) McIntyre. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and neighbors.

Mary Lee was loved by all who had the good fortune to know her. Her true beauty, both inside and out radiated an eternal warmth. If the world had more Mothers like our Mom, the world would be a much better place! We won the lottery when its comes to the Mom Lottery! She was gentle, patient and loved each of her very unique children just right! Mom, we will love you forever and look forward to being with you again someday, over the rainbow, in Heaven.

Our family wishes to express our deep gratitude to our sister Laureen and to Sue and Gilbert for the excellent care that they gave to Mom over the years while she struggled with Alzheimers. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your love and care of Mom.

Rosary will be recited at 9:30 am at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church on Tuesday Dec 27th followed by Euology and Mass at 10am. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary.
Published in Albuquerque Journal from Dec. 24 to Dec. 26, 2016
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