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Mary Susan Lavine

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Mary Susan Lavine Obituary
Lavine, Mary Susan

Mary Susan Lavine, age 90, died quietly in the early morning of July 24, 2016 in Tampa, Florida.

Mary was born in New York City on May 10, 1926 to Katherine and John Phelan. Orphaned at age 2, she and her older brother, Frank, were raised by their aunt, Lorna Wylie.

Her early years were spent in Atlantic City, NJ where she graduated from Atlantic City High School and worked summers on the beach with her life-long friend, Judy Brandeis Joseph.

In 1954, she and her husband, Robert, left the east coast for Colorado. In subsequent years she would live in several western states including, Utah, California, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

She and her husband owned and operated El Alto Lodge in Ruidoso, NM for almost 30 years. She and Robert retired to Albuquerque in 2000 where Robert died in 2010. Mary enjoyed hiking, especially with her dogs, downhill skiing and playing golf. In her later years, she volunteered at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM. and enjoyed that as well.

She is survived by her son, Michael and her two cousins, Jack and Bill Wylie
Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 29, 2016
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