M.R. Toni Shearin
In loving memory of M.R. Toni Shearin. A military wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmothr (Nona) passed away January 17, 2022 at age 100 in ALbuquerque, New Mexico. Clifford Wiley and Ruth Barnes were her birth parents on January 10, 1922 in Spokane, Washington. Toni's extensive travels abroad, as well as the States, was one of her many joys. The Park Plaza in Albuquerque was her home 1979 to 2019.
She is survived by her daughter in law Shandra Shearin; grandchildern Joseph Salome (Tana), Jacob Salome (Tomi), Steve Thomas, and Tamara Montoya-Hoeft (Adam); great-grandchildren Zared and Sophia Salome.
SHe is preceded in death by husbands (Colonel C. Duke Shearin and Lieutenant Chuck Gumm); children (Toni Montoya, Niki Salome, and Ernest Duke Shearin); and grandchildren David Thomas.
A Service will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery on February 10, 2022 at 10:30am.
TO THOSE I LOVE:
To those I love and to those who love me, when I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do, you mustn't tie yourself to me with tears, but be happy we had so many years. I gave you my love and you'll never know how much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love, you each have shown, but now it's time I traveled alone. So grieve awhile, if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted and quieted by trust. It's only for a while that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart. I won't be far away, for life goes on, so if you need me, call and I will come. Though you cannot see or touch me, I will be near, and if you listen with your heart, you'll hear, all my love around you, soft and clear, and then when you must come this way alone, I'll greet you with a smile and say, "Welcome Home".