Norene Gunning, 91, of Farmington, N.M., died on Dec. 3, 2012, in Farmington.
She was born on July 19, 1921, to Andrew and Roseann Tossett, in Forfar, N.D. They moved to Lansford, N.D., and she was educated there and later married Leslie Gunning. They farmed and reared their family there. Norene contributed to her community and her church and was active in Eastern Star. She also was employed by the local bank.
She later moved to Minot, N.D., and then Las Vegas, Nev. She also spent time in Denver, Colo. In all her moves she was employed in banking and hospitality.
She retired to Albuquerque, N.M., and lived there for 25 years. She pursued the many opportunities to learn about the culture of the southwest. She enjoyed several bridge groups, gardening, needlework, golf and traveling. She made several trips abroad and across the U.S. and Canada. She was a loyal fan throughout her life to the New York Yankees. She moved to Farmington in 2003.
She is survived by: her son, Thomas (Velda) Gunning, of Indianapolis, Ind., her daughter, Susan (William) Sausker, of Farmington; and her brother, Andrew (Judith) Tossett, of Minot, N.D. She had five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Cremation has taken place. There will be no service per Norene's request.