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Mallerie Akin, 25, of Brighton and formerly of Roswell, N.M., went to spend eternal life with her Lord and Savior Oct. 21, 2011, in Brighton with her loving family at her side.
She was born July 17, 1986, in Denver. She attended University High School in Roswell, N.M., and was attending Front Range Community College in Broomfield. She was planning on getting her nursing degree. Mallerie was planning on moving back to Roswell this fall and marring her fiancé, Daniel Hoogerhuis.
Mallerie will be remembered for her many gifts, which were many. Her smile brightened up a room, her laughter contagious. She was patient, kind and lighthearted, but above all, she loved her Lord and savior with all her soul. She was a family member of Mt. View Baptist Church.
Mallerie leaves behind a legacy of love and family and is survived by her loving parents, Crystal Ann Akin and JD Akin, of Roswell; beloved son, Andrew Akin; brother, Jacob Akin; and her fiancé, of Roswell; brothers, Benjamin Sands and Joshua Akin; grandmother, Maryann Sands; aunt, Carollee Sands-Franks and Savannah Isabella Sands-Franks; nieces, Jade and Lexy Sands, of Brighton; grandparents, Karen and Jerry Akin, of Fort Collins; great grandparents, Barbara and Ray Hall, of Boerne, Texas, great grandmother, Ruth Sands of Hobbs, N.M.; uncle Leroy Romero and family, of Cheyenne Wyo., as well as numerous other family members, friends and loved ones.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Larry Hall; and uncle, Bob Franks, of Brighton; and great grandfather, Bob Sands, of Hobbs.
Memorial services were Nov. 1 at Mt. View Baptist Church, 206 Charleston Road, Roswell, N.M. Leroy Romero and Terry R. Johnson II conducted the services.
A benevolence fund has been set up for Mallerie’s son Andrew. Make donations to Crystal Akin c/o Andrew Akin: Mail donations to: 701 O’Conner Rd. Roswell, N.M. 88203.
“Her journey’s just begun. Don’t think of her as gone away, her journey’s just begun, Life holds so many facets, this earth is only one, Just think of her as resting, from the sorrows and the tears, In a place of warmth and comfort, where there are no days or years, Think how she must be wishing, that we could know today, How nothing but our sadness, can really pass away, And think of her as living, in the hearts of those she touched, For nothing loved is ever lost, and she was loved so much.”
Take a moment and share your thoughts and memories in the online registry book at www.taborfuneralhome.com
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