Clara S. Ger­main 1913-2013

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Clara Gertrude S. Ger­main, age 95, passed away on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 7, 2013. She was born in Water­town, NY on Novem­ber 18, 1917. She was a mem­ber of Na­tiv­ity of Blessed Vir­gin Mary Mis­sion in Datil.

She was pre­ceded in death by her mother, fa­ther, and only sis­ter, as well as her hus­band of 49 years, Gabriel Ger­main, while liv­ing in Per­alta, NM, where she con­tin­ued

She was Sam’s de­voted part­ner, trav­el­ling ev­ery­where with him. In Pie Town, Faith’s mem­o­ries of col­lars, leashes, and fences were re­placed with chas­ing rab­bits, trail rid­ing, and mak­ing “doggie an­gels” in the snow.

Every­one who knew Faith will miss this beau­ti­ful, loyal dog. Faith was buried on her very fa­vorite spot on the ranch.

Edi­tor’s Note: A medium dog sup­ply of rishi and green tea to help a dog with can­cer is avail­able thanks to ilove­ Please write the Ca­tron Courier if you dog is in need. Or please con­sider a Christ­mas do­na­tion to Fur & Feathers An­i­mal Res­cue. to live un­til she moved to Datil in Septem­ber of 1996. While liv­ing in Datil, she vol­un­teered as a Se­nior Com­pan­ion, mak­ing many new friends, both peo­ple and an­i­mals.

She is sur­vived by two sons, Tom Ger­main of Water­town, NY, Charles and wife Pa­tri­cia of Datil; seven grand­chil­dren, Michele V. Ger­main, of USS Nimitz, Tom of Lake­land, FL, Pa­trick and wife Kathie of Per­alta, NM, John and wife Debi of Mesa, AZ, Martin of Mesa, AZ, Michael and wife Gerda of Chester, VA, and Peter and wife Ni­c­hole of Glouces­ter, VA; eleven great grand­chil­dren; and twelve great great­grand­chil­dren.

Cre­ma­tion has taken place and ser­vices will be at a later date. Do­na­tions may be made to Ride 2 Re­cov­ery, for our wounded Vet­er­ans.

Ar­range­ments are be­ing han­dled by the car­ing pro­fes­sion­als at the Noblin Funeral Ser­vice Be­len Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., 505-864-4448. An on­line guest reg­is­ter is avail­able at: noblin­fu­ner­alser­

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