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Alene K. Hunt

September 23, 1937 — February 29, 2024

Alene K. Hunt went to meet her Lord and Savior on February 29, 2024. She passed away at home in the arms of her loved ones. She was born September 23, 1937, in Detroit, Michigan. She spent her childhood in Muskegon, MI, and moved to Southern CA where she raised her five children. She was a very energetic woman with a great spirit of adventure. Her life’s path brought her to Edgewood, NM in 1979 where she lived for almost 35 years. Alene later moved to Albuquerque where she lived the remainder of her life.

Alene loved to travel and experience different cultures and embraced the beauty of nature. She loved spending time at the river whether it be surrounded by family and friends or spending time alone reflecting and enjoying all of God’s beauty.

Some of Alene’s greatest joys came from spending time or a meal with family and friends and sharing her love for Christ along the way. She was a woman of deep faith which guided her life. Her devotion to her faith and family are at the core of who she was. She was often asked to share her words of wisdom. Those treasures of truth she spoke will be remembered and serve as a guide to many of us as we carry forward the love she shared and cherish the values she has passed on.

Mom leaves behind a beautiful legacy. Her grandkids were the center of her life for so long. Mom & Dad belonged to a car club and anytime they traveled they would take two grandsons or two granddaughters (one from each family) and spoil them. The children loved going on trips with Gram and Papa. As the grandkids got older mom would have ‘Taco Parties’ and only invite the grandkids. She enjoyed having them over for a “Date with Gram” and then made sure us 5 kids knew we weren’t invited, that way the grandkids knew how special they were as the party was only for them. 

The great grands loved her bunches, too. She was always so loving and thoughtful. Every holiday that came around she would have a little present for each of them and they knew just how special they were. Her great grandchildren call her “Tutu” along with many other friends that have given her the endearing nickname along the way.     

Alene is survived by her children: Michael Zadel, Geri-Kay (Carl) Sanchez, Joseph (Lisa) Zadel, Juli (Richard) Hagerty and Marlea (Brian) Hagerty; grand-children, Alena Apodaca (Abe), Kristi Hagerty, Britni Lahoff (Sam), Ryan Hagerty (Amanda), Brandon Sanchez, Brian Zadel, Tiffini Lucero (Jesse), Mindi Sanchez, and Joshua Zadel (Santana); and great-grandchildren, Braiden & Colton Lahoff, Hannah Hagerty, Ethan, Mia, & Emma Luna, and Addison & Raegan Lucero.

Our Mom, Gram, and Tutu will live forever in our hearts and be deeply missed. So many of us will remember her and the impact she’s made on our lives. 

Alene was preceded in death by her husband Donald W. Hunt; parents, Alexander and Helen Wojton, brother James Wojton and sister Darlene Phillipo (Wojton).

A Visitation followed by a rosary will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2024, 5:00 p.m. at Daniels on Wyoming. A Mass will be held on Friday, March 15, 2024, 11:00 a.m. at Sangre de Cristo Catholic Church at 8901 Candelaria Rd NE and a reception will follow in the parish hall.

Alene will be laid to rest at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery in Moriarty at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Alene asked that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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