After living 93 blessed years, Jeanette Brunet peacefully transitioned from life on this earth into the arms of her Lord June 7 in Albuquerque. Born on May 25, 1924, Jeanette leaves behind two sisters; Wanda Jackson and Joyce Bates. She is also survived by her daughter, Joyce O’Sullivan; three grandchildren, Frances Hill, Joseph Sandy, and Shane Sweeney; along with many nieces and nephews. The eighth of 11 children born to James and Hester Garrison, Jeanette is remembered as a caring and loving person who was passionate about children (especially babies) and animals. Preceding Jeanette in death were her parents, James and Hester Garrison,; brothers Art Garrison, Woodrow Garrison, and Boyce Garrison; and sisters Eloise Garrison, Bertha Whitlow, Helen Johnson, Capitola Wells, and Eleanor Bussey. Jeanette’s final resting place will be Roundtop Cemetery near Mountainair, where a graveside service will be held June 10 at 5 p.m.
Leota started working for The Independent in 2006, working her way up through the ranks. An employee buyout in 2010 led to her ownership of the newspaper. Leota has served on the board of the N.M. Press Association, and is currently its First Vice President. She is passionate about health and wellness, especially mental health, and loves making art. She can be reached at [email protected]