Mary Morman

Mary Morman

SOUTH VALLEY, N.M. -- Mary Alice Stone Morman, 81, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in hospice care in Albuquerque's South Valley.

Mary was born Nov. 28, 1940, to George Freeman and Thelma Lea Baker Stone in Chaffee, Missouri. After graduating from Chaffee High School, she received her bachelor's degree at Southeast Missouri State University and her master's at the University of Missouri.

She married Bill Morman on July 18, 1964, at First United Methodist Church in Chaffee, a ceremony officiated by her mother's father, the Rev. C.R. Baker.

Her passions included cooking, sewing, knitting, gardening, hiking and travel. Often she prepared delicious, multi-course meals for family get-togethers. Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, she sewed over 1,000 fabric face masks for people in Albuquerque. Her favorite adventure was working as a volunteer archaeologist excavating Etruscan ruins in Tuscany.

Mary's energy carried her through various careers: teacher (Missouri, Minnesota), homemaker (Missouri, Minnesota, Florida, New Mexico), business owner (The Potpourri, River Trail Picnic Basket, several online shops) and office manager (Manpower, Mayo Clinic).

Mary is survived by a son, Steve (Arah) Morman; brother, James (Nancy) Stone; sister, Ruth (Donald) Schulte; cousin, Bertie (Don) Robert; brother-in-law, Jim Morman; nephews, Chris and Matt Schulte, Jordan and Sean Stone; their families; and her exuberant golden-doodle, Cooper.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Thelma Stone; husband, Bill Morman; daughter, Jennifer Morman; and nephew, Kenneth Stone.

Mary was generous with her time, finances and food. She asked that you make memorial donations to organizations that help fight childhood food insecurity and feed the hungry, such as The Backpack Project, Meals on Wheels, The Food Group, and local food banks and shelves.