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Mary Jo Gustin, 77, of Truth or Consequences, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Her journey began in Phoenix, AZ on March 19, 1939 born to Frank and Ruth Eisert. The family moved to Astoria OR for sometime before relocating to Muskogee, OK, where Mary Jo graduated from high school. She continued her education at Northeastern University in Talequah, OK  where she received her degree in education. Mary Jo worked in the education field for 28 years.

 Mary Jo’s talents were many, she was an extremely accomplished artist, green chile cook off winner, gardener, special education educator, a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who loved to entertain. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, and family game nights.

 Mary Jo is survived by her sister, Luanne; children - Wanda & John Dolby and Misty Gustin; grandchildren - Lane and Amanda Forrister, Stephany Clark, Allen Clark, Mckayla Womack, Payton Tibbetts, Baylee and Oren Booher; and Great-grandson, Coleson Forrister.

The family of Mary Jo wishes to extend our sincere thanks to all the staff at UNM Hospital. A Memorial Celebration Service will be held at the First Baptist Church on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at 10:00 AM and there will be a potluck at the Moose Lodge in celebration of life to follow at 1:00 PM.


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  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    The staff of Kirikos Family Funeral Home, Inc. will keep you and your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to assist you in your time of need.
    ~ Kirikos Family Funeral Home
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2017
    Misty, I am very sorry to hear about you Mom
    ~ Jim Grider   Carrizozo, NM
  • Thursday, January 26, 2017
    I was so sorry to hear about Mary Jo. I met her when we bowled together after we moved to Elephant Butte. We had a lot of fun.
    ~ Paula Diliberto   Albuquerque, NM
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
    Loved this gal! Had so much fun together over the years. You will be missed, Mary Jo.
    ~ Brigitte Sutherland   Elephant Butte, NM
  • Friday, January 27, 2017
    bye Mary Jo..............
    ~ kc riedemann   t or c, NM
  • Wednesday, February 01, 2017
    Mary Jo was one of the best friends I had. We had so much fun with are bowling team. We went together to all the bowling tournaments and had a ball. I well miss you
    ~ Donna Grimm   Elephant Butte, NM