Marian Louise McGeachy
October 19, 1939  -  December 18, 2018

Marian Louise McGeachy

Memorial Service
Hermosa Church of Christ
2512 W. Bush Avenue
Artesia, NM  88210
Friday, December 28, 2018
2:00 p.m.
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New Mexico Christian Children's Home
1356 NM 236
Portales, NM  88130
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Lakeview Christian Home
1905 W. Pierce St.
Carlsbad, NM  88220
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Memorial services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 28th, at Hermosa Church of Christ for Marian Louise (Riley) McGeachy of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mrs. McGeachy, 79, died December 18, 2018 at Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad, N.M.

Leonard Lauriault will officiate at the services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Marian was born October 19, 1939, the first girl born at the then new Artesia General Hospital in Artesia N.M., the daughter of T.P. "Pat" Riley and Lilly Louise (Newman) Riley.

She was a member of National Honor Society and attended Abilene Christian College after graduating from Artesia High School in1957.

On July 11, 1958 she was married to W. A. "Bill" McGeachy in Artesia, and they celebrated their 60th anniversary this year .

Together they had three children, W. P. "Bill" McGeachy (MaryJane) of Alamogordo, NM, Lisa Louise Lauriault (Leonard) of Tucumcari, NM and Glen Alan McGeachy of Tucumcari, NM.

Her grandchildren are Jennifer Lynn Brown, Justin Lane Brown, and Jarrett Lee Brown. Great grandchildren are Ashlyn Fay Smith and Patric Ray Szaloy.

Marian and Bill owned and operated Riley Oil Company in Artesia. She had been a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader for years. One of the things she greatly enjoyed was getting together monthly with the "Girls of 57". She loved people and made many friends wherever she went. She was a faithful, lifelong member of the Church of Christ.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Lakeview Christian Home in Carlsbad, NM or the NM Christian Children's Home in Portales, NM.


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  1. LaRue Bishop Pinson
    Artesia, NM

    Bill & Family, I am so sorry for our loss. Marian was always a joy to be with - school - band - majorettes together and our Class of 57 lunches. She will be so missed.

  2. Thomas & Carolyn Tays
    Oak Ridge, TN

    We were deeply saddened by Aunt Marian's passing. She will live on in loving memories forever.

  3. James and Donna McGeachy
    Las Vegas, NV

    Bill, Lisa, and Families, Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. We regret that we can not be there to support you in your time of loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Jay and Donna

  4. Melissa Camarena
    Carlsbad, NM

    What a stunningly beautiful bride she was! I am so happy that she never lost that sparkle and spark from her eyes. In the short time we (at Lakeview) were able to know her, she was a pleasure and FUN! Thank you for sharing her with us. My prayers are with all of you.

  5. Marie Nava
    Tucumcari, NM

    We're sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

  6. Nancy Milam and Jim Milam
    Corsicana, TX

    We have known and loved Marian forever. Attended Eighth and Grand Church of Christ together and all through school.

  7. Bill and Maryjane McGeachy
    Alamogordo, NM

    Mom you are in our hearts always!

  8. Tim, Renni and Gentry Tays
    Scottsdale, AZ, NM

    You are in our thoughts and hearts.

  9. Cheri Crouch
    Artesia, NM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs & prayers for you & your family.

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