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Obituary for Mary Nunez

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Mary Nunez

February 23, 1932 - April 11, 2015

Mary Nunez, 83, passed away April 11, 2015.  She was born February 23, 1932 in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico to Slivaria and David Sanchez.  She was raised by Navitividea and Locadio Cordova.  Mary moved to Green River, WY where she met the love of her life, Ernest.  Mary and Ernest were married on October 25, 1951 and have been married for 63 loving years.

Mom’s greatest joy was her family.  She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren dearly.  She loved their visits and to cook for them.  Grandma made the BEST tortillas ever!

Mary was the most loving, caring, and forgiving person you would ever meet.  She always wanted to help people and never judged anyone.  She helped many organizations: The Salvation Army, MS Society, The Heart Institute, Veterans Affairs, Cancer research, St. Jude’s Hospital, Catholic Services and many more.

Mary was a long-time resident of Ogden, Utah and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She belonged to the Union Pacific Club #6 (old timers club) which she really enjoyed.  She also enjoyed traveling by train with her husband, Ernest, who worked for the railroad for 43 years.

Mary is survived by her husband, Ernest; daughter, Jeanne Barnes; son-in-law Ken H. Barnes; son,  Ernest V. Nunez; six grandchildren: Philip R. Barnes, Amanda M. Barnes, Kenneth (Megan) H. Barnes III, Jacob R. Barnes, Ernesto J. Nunez, Eduardo V. Nunez; four great grandchildren: Isabella M. Lucero, Matthew J. Barnes, Emeeree J. Barnes, , Aleena M. Barnes; family friend, Jason Lucero.

Mom/Grandma had the biggest heart and was truly an Angel.

Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma:

Though her smile is gone

and her hand we cannot touch

we still have memories of the one we loved so much

her memory is our keepsake with which we’ll never part.

God has her in his keeping and we have her in our heart.

Mom, we love and miss you so very much.  It’s time to rest and don’t worry about us, we’ll be okay.  Look after us until we meet again.

Your loving family.

The family would like to express their appreciation to all the doctors at McKay Dee Hospital who cared for her and did their very best to treat and keep her comfortable as well as those who visited her at her home to assist her with her needs.

A viewing will be held for family and friends from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 – 36th St., Ogden, UT.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, April 18th, at St. James the Just Catholic Church, 495 N. Harrison Blvd., Ogden, UT

Interment at: Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 – 36th St., Ogden.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, April 17, 2015

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT


Rosary will be celebrated at 5:00 pm


Service Information

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015

Time: 11:00 am -

St. James the Just Catholic Church


495 N. Harrison Blvd., , Ogden, Utah,

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St. James the Just Catholic Church

495 N. Harrison Blvd.

Ogden, Utah


Funeral Mass will be celebrated.

Cemetery Information

Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Leavitt’s Aultorest Memoriakl Park

836 – 36th St

Ogden, UT


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Born: February 23, 1932
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Condolences for Mary Nunez

Merle Sandoval posted on 4/16/15

With a saddened heart I offer my condolences and my deepest sympathies to the whole family. Our two families have been close all of our lives. Ernesto and Mary were life long friends of mother and father as I am with their children. She alway treated me kindly and made me feel welcome in her home, like I was a son. I will truly miss her.