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Juanita Mary McLemore

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Juanita Mary McLemore Obituary

Juanita Mary McLemore, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at age 97 on Sept. 21, 2015.

She was preceded in passing by her parents Frances E. and James Harrison Sloan, her husband of 59 years Thomas Edward McLemore, and all of her seven siblings.

She is survived by her daughters Frances Fisk (Frank), and Barbara McLemore, grandchildren Frank Fisk IV (Ellen Richards), Johna Schutz, and Tammy Chaffee (Jason), Great grandchildren Zane, Hendrix, and Ethan.

Juanita was born during World War I, and grew up in rural Oklahoma. She graduated from Oklahoma Northeastern State University in Education. She married Thomas E. McLemore During WWII and two children followed. Juanita taught in military dependent schools in Ohio, the United Kingdom, and in the Alamogordo Public Schools. She graduated with a Master's Degree in Education from New Mexico State University in 1972.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Retired Teachers Association of N.M., Kappa Kappa Iota Teacher's Sorority, and a member of the Grace United Methodist Church Happiness Circle. She was an avid reader, and worked hard to stay mentally and physically strong. When asked the secret to a long life she replied, "Don't stop moving."

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place.
The family wishes to thank the caring staff of the Beehive Assisted Living Homes, supportive friends and love and support of Mr. Charles Turpin.

Direct Cremation has taken place under the care of PCS Direct Cremation Services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.cremation-pcs.com.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 27 to Oct. 26, 2015
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