Mary Lorene Harrison Sweitzer, born Dec. 18, 1930, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 14, 2012.
She graduated from Perrysville High School in May, 1948, and the following August married her high school sweetheart, Benjamin Otto Sweitzer Jr.
She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, singing in the choir, was an avid reader and a fantastic cook. She was an active member of The First Baptist Church of Bloomfield, N.M. She enjoyed serving and helping out on various committees. She loved children and, until unable to do so, served taking care of infants for the MOP’s (Mothers of Preschoolers) program as well.
Mary was preceded in death by an infant brother; brothers William, Junior, Wilbur, and James; sisters Elizabeth and Ruth; and her parents William and Bessie.
She is survived by her husband, Benjamin, sisters Martha and Norma; brother John; daughters Cindi (Mike), Pam (Dale), Michele, Susan (Raymond), and Donna; sons Benjamin III (Cynthia), and Billy (Polly). She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services for Mary were held on Monday, Feb. 20, at The First Baptist Church in Bloomfield, N.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home, P.O. Box 629, Portales, NM 88130, Mary’s favorite charity.