Mary B. Samlin, 75, was called home to our Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 14, 2017. She was born on December 14, 1941 in Albuquerque, NM to Cresencio and Ramona (Black) Saavedra. She was given a lot of responsibility at a young age due to her father's early death. Immediately upon graduating from high school she started her career with the telephone company. Mary transferred to the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a computer operator and then to the Social Security Administration of which she retired from. She was an avid reader and a creative mind who adored her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Mary is survived by her husband of 54 years, Gary Samlin, of Tijeras, NM; daughter, Patricia Lynn Ambrose and her husband, Robert, of Edgewood, NM; grandsons, Connor, Aaron and Brendan Ambrose of Edgewood, NM; sister, Estella Liguori, and her husband, Michael, of Albuquerque, NM; brothers, Chris Saavedra and his wife, "Wally," and Charles G. Dusing and his wife, Orlee, both of Albuquerque, NM; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers will be Gary E. Samlin, Robert Ambrose, Richard Ambrose, Michael Liguori, Michael B. Liguori, and Connor Ambrose. Honorary Pallbearers will be Aaron Ambrose, Brendan Ambrose,Chris Saavedra and Charles E. Dusing.
Viewing and Visitation will be held from 6:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. with the Rosary to be recited at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Strong-Thorne, 1100 Coal Ave SE, Albuquerque. The Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial and Resurrection will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Holy Child Parish, 19 Camino del Santo Nino, Tijeras. Interment will be held at 2:15 P.M. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
1100 Coal Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106