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Patty duPlessis

1953 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
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Patty Ann Miller duPlessis

Patty was born to Edward and Lucille Miller on June 23, 1953 in Farmington, NM. Her parents preceded her in death. She passed unexpectedly into God's arms on December 11, 2017 at the age of 64.

A talented ice skater, Patty competed nationally in figure skating. She placed 2nd in the 1968 US Figure Skating Novice Ladies Competition. After graduating from Del Norte High School she toured with the Ice Capades.

Gifted in many aspects of her life, Patty was a prolific poet, a sophisticated home decorator, and a brilliant mind. She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a big softy, even crying during television commercials. For the past decade, she had been employed by John Q. Hammons hotels, including Embassy Suites of Albuquerque, as Director of Human Resources. Well loved by her co-workers, she gave sage advice and guidance to all (with a dose of common sense and humor).

Her children, of whom she was so very proud, survive Patty, Eric duPlessis and fiancee, Rachael Zak, and Aimee Cochran and husband, Doug of San Francisco, CA; as well as her two grandsons, Holden and Mason Cochran. She was a beloved mother and grandmother. She also leaves behind her grieving family, her mother, Erma Miller; and her sisters, Doralea Lowery and Pam Wilson. Commonly known as the Four Miller Girls, they frequently gathered to share stories and celebrate life.

Patty was full of laughter, tenderness, and love. She can never be replaced in our hearts and will forever be missed.

Services for Patty will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at FRENCH - Wyoming, 7121 Wyoming NE. A reception for family and friends will follow at 6:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1000 Woodward Place NE. Please visit our online guestbook for Patty at

Published in Albuquerque Journal from Dec. 24, 2017 to Jan. 21, 2018
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