Marilyn Sue Farrell
Marilyn Sue Farrell, 83, of Belen, entered eternal rest on Dec. 24, 2022, after a brief illness.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Arch Waldie; two nephews, Mark Morrow and Travis Collins, and her niece Neva McLean.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Michael (Mike) Farrell; three sons, Phillip Linn (Cynthia) Zolman of Tulia, Texas, David Bruce (Brenda) Zolman of Cornville, Ariz. and Michael Dean “Stoney” (Tamie) Zolman of Bennet, Colo.; two brothers, John (Joan) Morrow of Tampa, Fla. and Jim (Barbara) Waldie of Rimrock Ariz.; two sisters, Margie Collins of Twin Falls, Idaho and Janet Dunham of Lake Travis Texas; three stepchildren, Jimmy (Debbie) Farrell, Jan (Winston) Ballard and Tommy (Georgia) Farrell; many beautiful grand- and great-grandchildren, and life long friend Kathy Stallings.
Sue was born April 1, 1939, in Tahlequah, Okla. Sue’s passions were family and working with horses. She trained and showed horses from an early age, up into her late 70s. She was a member of the New Mexico Appaloosa horse club for many years.
Sue helped many become better equestrians by giving lessons and sharing her knowledge with anyone who wished to learn horsemanship. She assisted with and judged many 4-H and county fair queen contests.
Sue enjoyed watching horse races and was quite adept at picking winners, although she rarely bet on the races. Sue enjoyed quilting and was passionate about knitting. She knitted many personalized Christmas stockings that will be treasured for generations to come.
She enjoyed attending Sunday school at the First Baptist Church of Los Chavez. If you asked her who her hero was, she would tell you her mother, Helen E. “Honey” Waldie, whom Sue was a caregiver for.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, at the First Baptist Church of Los Chavez. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Italian Greyhound Rescue Foundation (iggyrescue.com), the American Macular Degeneration Foundation or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are being handled by Noblin Funeral Service, Los Lunas.
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