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“I only learned about Mary's passing by chance and was so sorry to hear. I knew her through the local romance writers' chapter here in Albuquerque. ...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Louise Bergin

“Mary, was a dear friend and mentor for me on several topics. I am blessed to have known her for the things she taught me, as well as the friendship...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Lynette Schneider

“Mary, You beautiful soul, I love you. You are now free and once again a master of time and space. Many blessings in your journeys, and Thank you for...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Luis

“George, I'm sorry for your loss. She talked about you often, always with love in her voice. Mary was a beautiful soul. I was blessed to have...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Julie L. Robinson

“To Mary's family: I'm so sorry for your loss. I met Mary 16 years ago and was very impressed with her many abilities. I've enrolled in several of...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Rosemary Longworth

“George and Mary's family I'm so sorry for your loss ?? ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: April Jensen (Ella Tripletts daughter)

“So sorry for the loss your beloved Mary. Mary's love for you is always with you and will never die. We are all grieving but glad she is resting...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Joan Eckman

“George, I am so sorry for your loss. Mary was a bright light to many of us sharing her love and her wisdom. She will be missed. Love to you. ”
8 of 22 | Posted by: Rhonda Sherry

“Beautiful elder, loving mother, greatest teacher, dearest friend---loved very very much by my family. The universe guided my family to Mary while we...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Dawn Smith

“My condolences to George, family and friends of Mary. It is a blessing to have been in friendship with Mary. To have her as a mentor and prayer...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Rev. Donna F. Erickson

“My condolences to the Robertson and Reese Families, Mary was an inspiration to many and a light in a dark place. I will miss my mentor, sister,...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: Valerie Gallegos - Ada

“Mary was one of the great ones. She will be missed by many. I was proud to call her my friend. I have missed her so much since leaving Santa Fe. So...Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Judy Weislow Maestas

“I was so saddened to hear of Mary's passing and you have our sincere condolences, George. We had many wonderful talks over the years with so much in...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Diane & Tom Pauley

“Sorry George for your loss. Mary is the most amazing women I've ever known. My life is better for knowing her and everything she taught me. She is...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Valerie

“Mary was a dear friend and mentor to me. She was my second Mother and helped me get through my own Mother's passing, I don't know what I would have...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: Tina Stitzer

“She was & still is my Reiki Master, and Friend. She has merely left her physical form. Listen carefully & you will hear her whisper. ”
16 of 22 | Posted by: Linda Bell

“George, heartfelt condolences to you and the family. For many years, Mary was a mentor and friend; a phone call or email away. I will respectfully...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Debbie Traas

“So sorry for the loss of Mary. I will miss her phone calls. Her cousin Barb Reese. ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Barb Reese

“George , I cannot imagine a world without Mary's guidance and yet I am eternally grateful to have known both of you during my life. I am so thankful...Read More »
19 of 22 | Posted by: Janet M Minyard

“Mary was a delight to know. I loved her stories and how nuturing she was of all the writers, including myself, who got to know her through Colorado...Read More »
20 of 22 | Posted by: Maya Milhous

“It was a a blessing to know Mary. She is with the Angels making beautiful music. My thoughts are prayers are with you, her family and friends. I...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Louise Suit

“George, My love and condolences go to you and your whole family. Mary was such a dear friend. She was someone who was always what she said she would...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Kally Jo Surbeck


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Mary Louise Reese O'Gara Robertson, age 78, passed away in Albuquerque, NM on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at home in hospice care where she was visited by many friends and family. She was born in Red Oak, IA to Charles Arthur and Alice (Hayes) Reese. She grew up in Red Oak, IA and graduated from Red Oak High School Class of '56. Mary attended Grinnell College and the University of Nebraska in Lincoln where she received her degree in Journalism in 1966. In later years Mary earned her PhD as a doctor of divinity and recently became a member-minister of the Eternal Life Church in Santa Fe, NM. Mary grew up in her father's law office and worked as his legal secretary which gave her an early grounding in people skills and ethics. He trained her in applied covert psychic services. Her powerful ability as a psychic probably came from her father. In the 60's, she was a copy editor for the Lincoln Journal and a reporter for the Ogden Standard-Examiner. During the 70's, she owned and operated her own retail yarn shop in Davenport, IA and was a realtor, a mobile home park owner/operator and a freelance writer for Family Circle, Lady's Circle, Futures Magazine and others. Mary belonged to the League of Women Voters. Mary became very proficient in the computer age and her work expanded onto the internet with personal coaching and teaching online writing classes. In her work as a Life Coach Mary never sought to dictate every decision of her clients, but instead guided them to think for themselves and build their confidence in dealing with life's challenges. Mary was a born genius and was locally active with other members of the Mensa society. She applied her exceptional intellect and special abilities always with kindness and love as an activist, poet, teacher, Reiki master, healer and friend. Mary had a special warm relationship with Native Americans she came to know. With the Navajo in Sanostee she especially enjoyed the younger children whom she had fun with and treated kindly. In Albuquerque her Zuni neighbors became like family members over the years and they provided loving care for Mary in her final days. Having learned basic marksmanship as a child in summer camps, Mary became more skilled with a pistol and high-powered rifle as an adult. Once, she bested her husband at 600 yards on the NRA Whittington range at Raton, NM. Mary attended the APD Civilian Police courses to improve her background skills as a writer and judge of crime novels. Her acquaintance with APD officers resulted in Mary running a successful promotion to help obtain a left-handed bolt action sniper rifle for the APD SWAT team. She was preceded in death by her parents, her Aunts Mary Morrisey, Charlotte Barr and Virginia Thomson, her Uncle, Douglas Hayes and her cousin Douglas Morrisey. She is survived by her husband, George R. Robertson II, his three children and two grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Sharon Hentz and Aquila Robertson and her cousin Doug's family, wife Sharon and son, Gerald of Emporia, KS and daughter, Clare of Austin, TX. There will be a memorial service on June 21, 2017 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. The services will be held at Reflection of Life® Chapel located at 2400 Washington NE. Cremation has already taken place; interment is to occur at Santa Fe National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Mary's name go to the charity of your choice.

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