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Mary Lovis Navarette, 92, of Normandy Street, Carlsbad, NM, gained her wings on Thursday, September 22, 2022, in the comfort of her home and surrounded by her children. A private family graveside service was held at Carlsbad Cemetery.
Mary L. Navarette was born in Marfa, Texas on August 21, 1930 to Alfonso M. and Martha (Hinojos) Lovis. She grew up in Marfa, Texas and later married Eliberto U. Navarette on September 27, 1947. They lived in Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Mary was known to be a kind, generous, loving Mother, Mother-in-Law, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, sister, and friend. She devoted her life to caring and nuturing her family.
Mary was a homemaker who raised seven children and many grandchildren. She was a very devoted Christian and the heart of her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Eliberto U. Navarette; both parents; two brothers, Luis H. Lovis and Felipe “Phil” Lovis; a sister, Beatrice Lovis Branson; and a granddaughter, Katrina Gutierrez.
Mary is survived by her sister, Celia L. Castaneda; and her seven children: Rudolf A. Navarette and wife, Connie; Yolanda Streeper, and husband, Steve; Christina Heitzman, and husband, Mike; Cindy Gutierrez, and husband, Danny; Nelda Salcido, and husband, Raul; Valerie Johnsen, and husband, Dag; and Melissa Howerton, and husband, Jason.
Her generous love brought her the joy of many grandchildren:
Eric Navarette (DeLynda), Nicholas Navarette; Pamela Pedraza (Jose); Wade Streeper (Becca); Necole Streeper; Rusty Heitzman (Melissa); Kristopher Heitzman; Joseph Heitzman; Candice Anciso (Kris); Jennifer Gutierrez; Tiffany Gutierrez; Casey Gutierrez; Jenell McNew (Tobyn); Joslyn Bales (Benji); Kirsten Johnsen; Miranda Grant (Luke); Emily Alkhatib (Moe); and Josh Howerton.
Mary had many great-grandchildren and step grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
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