Marjorie Allene Geisler, 92, passed away in Spokane, Wash., on Sept. 14. She was born May 2, 1925 in Eubank, Ky., to the late Dennis and Bertha (Rhoton) Casada. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Marjorie is survived by her daughters, Cathy Ainsworth and husband Mike of Spokane, Wash., and JoJo Szymanski and husband Joe of Bonney Lake, Wash.; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A funeral service is scheduled Sept. 30 at Harris-Hanlon Mortuary in Moriarty. Pastor John Nash will officiate. Interment will follow at the Stanley Cemetery.
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]