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Mary Craine Nunez


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Mary Craine Nunez Obituary
Mary Craine Nunez
June 2, 1940 – September 26, 2016
MARY CRAINE NUÑEZ, age 76, passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 in Las Cruces. She was born to Wilfred & Ramoncita Craine in Clayton, NM on June 2, 1940. Mary then resided in Alamogordo, NM for 31 years with her husband, David R. Nunez, and their six children by her side. Mary and David relocated to Las Cruces, NM where she lived for 25 years.

Mary was a loving and lifelong homemaker, caring for the needs of her husband and children. She and David were married for 55 years and maintained an inseparable daily bond. She enjoyed preparing meals for her large family and humbly gave selflessly to her husband and children. As her family grew, so did Mary's joy of serving, giving and deeply loving all of her family members.

Mary and David faithfully attended St. Genevieve, St. Albert and Holy Cross Catholic Church. She drew close to God by praying and discussing the Bible with family. Mary continuously viewed the Catholic television station, EWTN, and had a love for God's angels, embracing them with an inquisitive awe. Praise God for His indescribable love!

Mary is lovingly remembered by her husband, David R. Nuñez; her six children, Rhonda Spann (Guy), Leann Willis, David Nuñez (Becky), Dennis Nuñez, Nancy Oditt (Dan), and Laura Geoffroy. Other survivors include her fifteen grandchildren, Ashley and Paige Spann, Jesslyn and Joaquin Balboa, Josh and Crystal Willis, Christopher and Theresa Nuñez, Amy, Joseph, Amanda, and Jennifer Nuñez, Ashley Chase, Daniel and Emily Oditt, and Matthew and Jacob Geoffroy; eight great-grandchildren, Nolan, Lyra, Brayden, Cameron, Maleyah, Emilio, Anthony and Leonidus. Mary is also survived by her brothers, Martin, Lawrence and Bobby Craine; her sister, Sarah Armijo. Her parents; two brothers, Wilfred and Daniel Craine: a sister, Dora Garcia are also greatly missed by their family and friends.

Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 9:30 AM Thursday, October 6, 2016 at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, 100 S. Espina where a Memorial Mass will follow immediately thereafter with Reverend Ray Flores officiating. Inurnment of Cremains to follow in St. Genevieve Columbarium.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Oct. 4 to Nov. 3, 2016
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