obit jerrylistoncroppedJerry Blake Liston, 70, passed away Feb. 21 in Albuquerque. He was born Jan. 1, 1946, in Provo, Utah to the late Blake and Norine Liston. Jerry was also preceded in death by his son, Michael Liston in 1968. He is survived by his wife, Mary Liston and son, Stephen S. Liston. A funeral service will be held March 3 at 11 a.m. at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty, with Dr. John Emery to officiate. Interment will be at Mountain Valley Cemetery in Edgewood.

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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 news.ind.editor@gmail.com.