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Dr. Jeanette Lynn Lubenau

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Dr. Jeanette Lynn Lubenau Obituary

Dr. Jeanette Lynn Lubenau passed away in her sleep after a 20 month battle with lung cancer on May 15, 2014.

Jeanette was born on March 12, 1970, in Alamogordo. Jeanette graduated from Alamogordo High School in 1988 and attended New Mexico State University where she was a Crimson Scholar. She completed her pre-veterinary requirements in two years and one summer. She was accepted into veterinary school at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and graduated in 1994 as a Dr. of Veterinary medicine. Jeanette's first job was in Lubbock, Texas, where she worked with a local veterinarian. She later worked as an independent relief veterinarian and finally opened her own clinic in Lubbock, called Above and Beyond Pet Care Hospital on Jan. 13, 2004.

The Veterinary Hospital was a lifelong dream of Dr. J., as she was known to everyone. When Jeanette was a child she saw a dog get seriously injured. Jeanette felt so helpless and didn't know how to help, so in the first grade, she decided she would be a veterinarian. Jeanette lived to see her dream come true.

Growing up, Jeanette was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Alamogordo. She was active with the Youth Group and served as an Acolyte. Jeanette was a proud first chair member of the Alamogordo Tiger Band Drum Line in high school, a lifeguard, and a Girl Scout camp horse "wrangler."

Jeanette was preceded in death by her brother, William Lubenau and nephew Randy Lubenau.

Jeanette is survived by her husband, Lonny; their three children: Colton, Alexandria, and Kylie of Lubbock, Texas; her parents, Harriett and Thomas Lubenau from Alamogordo; her brother Thomas J. Lubenau and his wife Carolyn from Maple Valley, Wash.; sister-in-law Victoria Lubenau from Alamogordo and two nephews, Tommy and Will Lubenau both from Alamogordo. Jeanette has extensive family of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins in Texas, Washington, Florida, Pennsylvania and Boston, Mass., who deeply loved her and will miss her.

One of her clients expressed what everyone felt about Dr. J. when they wrote after her passing: "There will never be another like Dr. J. She had such love and compassion and really, really loved her patients."

Funeral services will be at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Lubbock, Texas, on Monday, May 19,
at 11:00 a.m.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 17 to June 16, 2014
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