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Jaunemia D. Torian Schureman

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Jaunemia D. Torian Schureman Obituary
Jaunemia (Nemia) D. Torian Schureman, 91, passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, in her home. Nemia was born Dec. 15, 1917, in Ti, Okla., to Homer Scippo Dugan and Mary Elizibeth McClain Dugan.
Nemia moved to Tererro in 1920 with her parents and 10 siblings. Her father was a miner for American Metal Company at Tererro Mine, which was the largest mine in New Mexico during the 1920s and 1930s.
She married her first husband, Thomas Torian, in 1933 and worked as a homemaker raising her children. The family lived in Tererro until 1938 then later moved to Divide, Colo. In 1949, the family moved to Alamogordo, where she helped her husband open Mohawk Construction Company. The company constructed buildings at Holloman Air Force Base, housing for the Mescalero Apache tribe and custom homes in Alamogordo until her husband was tragically killed in a vehicle accident in High Rolls in 1969. She then went on to work as the first certified dental assistant in the state of New Mexico.
Nemia married her second husband, retired Air Force Maj. Mike Schureman, in 1973. She and Mike enjoyed four-wheeling so they spent their honeymoon in Moab, Utah, with the Dust Devil 4 Wheel Drive Club. In 1975, they opened Tumbleweed Realty and operated it until their semi-retirement in 1985. They spent their semi-retirement years managing rental properties, traveling and enjoying their grandchildren.
Nemia was a member of the Alamogordo Realtors, National Realtors, Alamogordo Dust Devil 4 Wheel Drive Club and the Alamogordo chapter of the Altrusa Club, and was Red Cross volunteer worker during World War II.
Preceding her in death were her parents; 10 siblings; first husband of 35 years, Thomas Torian; second husband of 32 years, Mike Schureman; son Daniel Torian and daughter Collen Thomas. She is survived by her children Dixie Babcock, Jackie Brackett, of Alamogordo, and Tom Torian, of Tularosa; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at Hamilton O'Dell Funeral Home. A graveside memorial service and interment will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery with a sermon by Ken Eaton.
Pallbearers will be Shannon Babcock, Bob Brackett, Scott Brackett, Doug Thomas and Danny Torian.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Nov. 26 to Dec. 10, 2009
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