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Genie Foote

1932 ~ 2020 (age 87)


Hazel Eugena Foote 87, of Buckhorn, New Mexico passed away at her home on January 7, 2020. A Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gila, New Mexico on Thursday January 16, 2020 at 2:00 PM.

Genie is preceded in death by her parents Harry and Ora Mae Oliver, her husband Jack Ellsworth Foote of 63 years, and 9 of her siblings. She is survived by her daughter Mary Foote, her son Jon (Vicki) Foote, 3 grandchildren Kenny Abney, Will (Melanie) Foote, Wes (Katie) Foote, 7 great grandchildren and her sisters Dorothy Mae McGill of Oro Valley, AZ and Juanita Crocker of Carson City, NV.

Genie was born on January 13, 1932 in Van Buren, Arkansas to Harry and Ora Mae Oliver, she was the 4th child of 12. Genie was very talented and artistic at quilting and making the most beautiful western shirts. She also had a great love for gardening, silversmithing, and lapidary. Genie won multiple prizes for her canning, quilts and gardening throughout the years.

On December 20, 1947 Genie and Jack eloped to Nogales, Mexico where they got married, she was 15 and he was 20. They moved to Arizona where they raised their children on a cattle ranch. Genie loved all animals and always had a welcoming home for the children all around her. They later moved to Goldfield, Nevada where she became a postmaster as well as a real estate agent. She and Jack decided to finally retire to Buckhorn, New Mexico in 1985 where they lived for 35 years.

Genie was a very active member of LDS Churches and she will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved her. Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, “Traditional services and care for your family and friends.” 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, New Mexico. Remembrances can be made at

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Funeral Service
January 16, 2020

2:00 PM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
420 NM-211
Gila, NM 88038

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