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Mary Jane Shorter

July 20, 1936 — February 26, 2022

Mary Jane Shorter, 85, of Aztec NM, passed away on February 26, 2022. She was born in Farmington, NM on July 20, 1936, to parents, Artie Marvin Killgore, Mary Della Killgore. She graduated from Aztec High School in 1955, and married Francis Shorter October 8,1955.

Mary Jane was a home maker raising 4 children and her hobbies were gardening, she loved fishing and camping with her family. Mary Jane loved her faith working in the church teaching Vacation Bible school, Sunday school and varies classes from children to senior adult classes. Mary Jane went on a mission trip to Peru in 1979, then again to Indonesia in 1981. Mary Jane was a substitute schoolteacher for many years.

Preceded in death by her Husband Francis Shorter, daughters, Carol Dalton, Rhonda Kay Woods, parents, Artie Marvin Killgore, Mary Della Killgore, brothers, Don Killgore, Veral Killgore, Von Killgore, Robert Killgore, Marvin Killgore, Eddie Killgore, sisters, Julia Coffee, June Salsbury, grandkids, Heidi, Gretchen, Derrick, Randy Barr, great granddaughters, Marrisa Maurer, Bailey Shorter.

Survived by:, In-Laws, Chuck Salisbury, Alta Carpenter, Adell (Tilly)Killgore, son, Ronnie and Marilyn Shorter, daughter, Debra Jane Boyd, grand sons, Josh Dalton, Eric Dalton, Donnie Shorter, Marshall Barr, Laremy Boyd, grand daughters, Amanda Kay and Aaron Maurer, Evette Bowen, Le Andra Boyd, great grandsons, Keenan Dalton, Alexander Harrington, Kyle Dalton, Tyler Dalton, Preston Shorter, Tanner Shorter, Jack Hunter Bowen, Bentley Shorter, Randal Barr, great granddaughters, Eryka Stewart, Tammara Boyd, Machelle Boyd, Emily Maurer, Shelby Bowen, Arianna Shorter, great great grandchildren, Serenity Stewart, Ellyka Stewart and many more nieces and Nephews.

Viewing will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday March 4, 2022 at Brewer Lee & Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E Ute St. Farmington, NM.

Funeral Services will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, 201 Heiland RD, Aztec N.M. at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2022 with Pastor James Vaughn, officiating.

Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Farmington. NM.

Reception: Bethel Baptist Church after burial.

Pallbearers, Josh Dalton, Eric Dalton, Donnie Shorter, Marshall Barr, Kyle Dalton, Preston Shorter.

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Service Schedule

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Friday, March 4, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Brewer Lee & Larkin Funeral Home

103 East Ute Street, Farmington, NM 87401

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 5, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Bethal Baptist Church, Aztec, NM

201 Heiland Road, Aztec, NM 87410

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