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“The Shockey family were the first people I met when we moved to Albuquerque. Teresa and I were best freinds through high school and spent most of...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Stephanie Wiebe (Smith) - NM

“I grew up around Irene and Howard, as my mom (Barbara Figge) was a member of the New Mexico Iris Society with them. Especially at this time of the...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Debbie Owen - Albuquerque, NM

“I was remembering grandma Irene this year when I went to the Keukenhof. The gardens there reminded me so much of my childhood in her garden. There...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Tracy Valdes - Miami, FL

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4 of 4 | Posted by: Shelia Hocker - Albuquerque, NM

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SHOCKEY - E. Irene Shockey, age 83, a resident of Albuquerque since 1951, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2012 from natural causes. She was born in Farwell, Texas and spent her early years in the Bay Area of California. She moved to New Mexico where she met and married Howard G. Shockey on April 2, 1952. She is preceded in death by her husband, Howard; her parents Daniel and Texie Johnson and her four brothers, Averill Johnson, Johnie Johnson, Nate Johnson and Nolan Johnson. She is survived by her three daughters, Beth Goad and husband Gary of Miami, Florida, Gayle Walls and husband, Robert (R.A.) of Artesia, NM, and Teresa Hartnett and husband Keith of Albuquerque. She is also survived by her four grandsons, Jeremy (Natalia) and Joshua (Adriana) Goad, Jamin Gerdes, William S. Walls, and granddaughter, Desirée Poore; two step-grandchildren, Michelle Estes and Tracy Valdes and their families; and three great grandchildren. Irene was a stay-at-home mother who worked for years at home for her husband's business, Mechanex Contractors, Inc. Her love of flowers and gardening gave her years of enjoyment and many friends. She was a member of various Iris Societies and garden clubs and was a Master Iris Judge. She was a talented crafter and ceramic artist and left many beautiful treasures which included irises and "hummers" for all to enjoy. She was a mother who instilled in her children a high moral code, work ethic and a love for beauty and creative endeavors. She enriched our lives and will be greatly missed. Contributions may be made to the American Iris Society, www.irises.org/ Presbyterian Hospice, P.O. Box 26666, 87125, www.phs.org/foundation or La Vida Llena Wellness Department, 10501 Lagrima de Oro Ne, 87111. We thank everyone at La Vida Llena who took care of mom during the past six years, as well as the Presbyterian doctors and nurses, and the Presbyterian Hospice unit during mom's final hours. There will be a celebration of Irene's life for close friends and family on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Please contact French ~ Wyoming Chapel for additional information.

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