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1933 Dee 2023

Doris McAninch

December 19, 1933 — May 16, 2023

Doris Jane "Dee" Williams McAninch, aged 89, passed away at home in Farmington, NM, on Tuesday, May 16th, 2023, after an illness.

She was born on December 19, 1933, in Delta, CO. Her parents, Earl Howard Williams and Rosa Lee Messano Williams preceded her in death. Her brother, Earl Howard Williams, Jr., and her sister, Eileen Williams Shipman, also preceded her in death.

After attending Delta High School in Delta, she worked as a night-shift Police Dispatcher for the City of Delta, CO. Then, after moving to Farmington, New Mexico in the early 1980s she was employed by the State of New Mexico's workforce program until her retirement. After retirement, she continued to serve as a personal success coach for disabled and handicapped New Mexicans.

She loved parties of all types and joined a number of community organizations including the Farmington Chamber of Commerce. Through the years she was the loving mother of several Maltese, Yorkies, Afghan Hounds, and Poodles.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Albert "Bucky" Walker. Her former husband, Don McAninch, resides in Farmington. Her only child, Michael Charles Walker, of Grand Junction, CO, also preceded her in death.

She is survived by two nieces, Pamela Balderston of Delta, CO, and Ursula Messano of Farmington, NM; a nephew, Alan Shipman of Bullhead, AZ, as well as numerous grand-nephews and nieces and cousins. She will be remembered by many friends whom she loved dearly.

Services will be held ar Farmington Funeral Home on Friday, May 19, 2023, with Rev. Jeanette Larson officiating. Her cremated remains will be interred at Cory Cemetery in Cory, CO, where a private graveside service will be held (Date and time to be determined). For more information, please contact Farmington Funeral Home.

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