Marianne Talafuse
April 20, 1925  -  May 15, 2019

Marianne Talafuse


Memorial Service
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
1120 Hull Road
Ruidoso, NM  88345
Monday, June 17, 2019
2:00 P.M.
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Daughter of Melvin and Jimmie Wright, Marianne Talafuse was born in Clara, Texas on April 20, 1925 and grew up north of Nocona, Texas. She peacefully died on May 15, 2019 in the presence of loved one.

Sister of Frances and Bill Miller of Albuquerque; aunt to Jimmy and Debbie Miller and children of Bloomfield, CO.

Mother to Sunny and Bill Hirschfeld of Ruidoso, Elizabeth Shattuck of Austin, TX and Brad Bonds, of Fort Smith, AR.

Granmari to Bay Hirschfield of New York, NY, Richard Bonds and son Jackson of Galveston, TX and Elizabeth and Cody Thomas and daughter, Kennedy of Fort Smith, AR.

Wife of Darwin D. Talafuse who preceded her in death on February, 3, 1992.

Professor Talafuse received Degrees in Economics from Texas Tech University and North Texas State University. She taught at Midland College, University of Missouri, Purdue University and Ball State University.

Traveler Marianne surpassed childhood dreams of seeing New York City by eventually visiting over 50 countries. She embraced all people and their beliefs, cultures, and customs.

Marianne Talafuse loved her family, many friends, bridge partners and the faith and fellowship of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Hers was a long and gracious life.

Burial will be at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX on Monday, June 10, 2019 at 1:30 P.M.

Her funeral service will be at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church of Ruidoso, NM on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.

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