Home Records Obituaries Mary F. Sharp

Mary F. Sharp


Copyright © 2021 Roswell Daily Record

Mary F. Sharp, 91, of Roswell, NM, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 10, 2018, with her family by her side. To honor Mary’s request, no services will be held. Burial will be at Hagerman Cemetery. Celebrate Mary’s life by visiting www.andersonbethany.com to offer a memory or expression of sympathy for her family.

On November 21, 1926, Mary was born to Gladys Gayer and Albert Zentko in Libertyville, Indiana. Her first job was at Eli Lily Pharmaceuticals during World War II. Mary met and married Erminio Gonzales while he was stationed in Indiana. They had five children and celebrated sixty years of marriage. Erminio preceded her in death. After raising a family, Mary went back to work as a secretary at New Mexico Military Institute and then at Transportation Manufacturing Company until she retired in 1991. She was a secretary for the Fambrough Water Co-Op of Hagerman for twelve years.

Mary was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone that needed it. After retirement, Mary handmade almost two hundred quilts that she gifted to family and friends. She was a huge baseball fan of the Diamondbacks. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

At age eighty, Mary met and married George Sharp. They celebrated ten years of marriage. She shared his hobby by becoming a licensed amateur radio operator. George preceded her in death.

Preceding Mary in death were both her parents: Gladys Gayer and Albert Zentko; son, David Gonzales; daughter, Helen Dobbs; brother, James Zentko; and sister, Elizabeth Simmons.

Support Local Journalism
Subscribe to the Roswell Daily Record today.

Those left to eternally treasure and cherish Mary’s memory are her daughters: Marjie Sanders and husband, Tommy of Roswell, NM, Verlena Mercer of Roswell, NM, Eileen Mcalhany and husband, Roy of Irving, TX; brother, Albert Zentko of Crawfordsville, IN; and sister, Theresa Newport of Wallace, CA.

Also left to cherish Mary’s memory are grandchildren: Ron Sanders of Albuquerque, Scott Arthur and Shayne Arthur both of Albuquerque, Karen Sanders of Rowell, Monica Patterson of Roswell, Kelley Mcalhany of Georgia; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mary’s family lovingly wrote this tribute in her honor.


Previous articleJesse A. Aguilar
Next articleEstefana Paez