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Neva Ann Merrick

September 28, 1935 — January 11, 2021

Grants

Neva Ann Merrick, born on September 28, 1935 in Takoma Park, Maryland passed away in Grants, NM on January 11, 2021 at the age of 85.

Neva met and married Francis (Frank) L. Merrick in Springfield, Colorado in 1957 and their early years of marriage were spent traveling and living in many different communities as Francis worked as a dynamiter and surveyor with Century Geophysical. In 1972 Frank went to work for Kerr-McGee as an electronical logger in the uranium industry and that landed them in Grants, NM where they settled for a good many years and raised their two daughters.

Neva was active in church, politics, civic and professional organizations. Over the years she spent her career as a legal steno, real estate broker, and property manager.  She was best known for her gift of gab, yard sales and her art work.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lawton W. Luther and step-mother Ella Mae; mother, Cletis E. Bishoff and step-father Lloyd; brother, Willis J. Luther; and step-granddaughter Hillary Jaramillo.

Neva is survived by her husband of 63 years, Francis L. Merrick; two daughters, Ann Mattila and husband Randy of Grants; Laura Jaramillo and husband Mike of Grants; grandchildren Marcie and husband Jeremy Chavez, Francis and wife Kristin Malaj, Michael Jaramillo; four beautiful great granddaughters, Jenna, Natalie, Katelyn and Lyra; in-laws, Mickey and Joy Foster, Keith and Barbara Sanderson and Joan Richards.

A memorial service will be held at a later time with the immediate family. Neva’s wishes were to be cremated and her ashes spread on Mt. Taylor.

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