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Miriam Pastian

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Miriam Pastian Obituary
Pastian, Miriam

Miriam Pastian, 77, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, was called to her eternal resting place on January 19, 2017. She entered this world on January 30, 1939 in Bishopville, SC, born to Thomas and Marie Hopkins. The youngest of five children, she was preceded in death by Willard Hopkins, Daisy Ackerman, Jesse "Bubba" Hopkins of South Carolina and survived by brother,

W.E. "Hoppy" Hopkins of Florida. She is survived by her husband, Harry Pastian; daughters, Sheri Pastian and Teri Paxton; son-in-law, Chuck Paxton; and grandchildren, Jaime, Nikki and Natalie Paxton of Austin, TX.

Miriam and Harry met in South Carolina in January 1958 while Harry served our country and was stationed at Shaw AFB, SC. They moved to Albuquerque in 1961. Miriam married the man of her dreams in June 1958 and this marriage would go on to last over 58 years. Miriam and Harry have owned and operated The Winrock Bakery, Inc., dba Pastian's Bakery since 1972. Anyone who knew Miriam knew that her family and her friends were the most important thing in her life. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and she never tired of talking about them to anyone who would listen. She was a very active member of the local chapter of the Red Hats Society, as well as her Book Club, where she made many dear friends.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, February 4, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at FRENCH â€" Wyoming. Please visit our online guestbook for Miriam at

Published in Albuquerque Journal from Jan. 26 to Jan. 29, 2017
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