Obituary for NORDYKE

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Sunday April 21, 2013

NORDYKE, MARYANN ZINN born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and a longtime resident of Albuquerque, passed away on April 7, 2013. She graduated Cum Laude from Western Women's College, and also attended Goucher College. Maryann was a patron of the arts and throughout her life contributed greatly to her community. Locally, she was very active with Planned Parenthood, with the Magnifico Board; she was a docent at the Museum of Natural History and the Albuquerque Museum of Art. Maryann had several articles published in magazines such as the Lapidary Journal; most recently she contributed to the anthology: Turning Points in Women's Lives. She wrote for the La Vida Llena newsletter and loved playing bridge with her dear friends. Maryann designed and created jewelry with her husband. These original creations were featured in several art shows here in Albuquerque and also in Santa Fe. Maryann was a longtime member of the Junior League, the Assistance League, and was a Docent at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Maryann passed away eleven days after her beloved husband, Bill Nordyke. It is believed by her family that she died of a broken heart. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Nordyke of Albuquerque; her daughter, Cathy Nordyke and her son-in-law, Don McAlister of Eugene, Oregon; and her grandchildren, Jesse Nordyke, Miria Thurmond, Chelsea McAlister, and Amber McAlister. A Memorial Service will be held at La Vida Llena at a date to be announced. Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to La Vida Llena Full Life Foundation or to the charity of your choice. Cremation Society of New Mexico 1935 Juan Tabo NE (505) 323-9000

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