WEHLING, Lorene M. (Rice)
Lorene M. Wehling age 86, a resident of Albuquerque since 1964 died Saturday, September 17, 2011 after a short illness. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Patrick L. Wehling; children, Pat Wehling, Jr. and wife, Ruth Anne, Mary Pedersen and husband, Dennis, Joe Wehling and wife, Debra, Chris Wehling, and Matt Wehling; four grandchildren, Jessica, Luke, Emma and Alice; step-granddaughter, Shayla Heavner; sister, Carlene Sanders and husband, Marvin; numerous nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends. Lorene was preceded in death by her parents, Fred H. and Veronica M. Rice; and four siblings.
Lorene was born in 1924 in Minco, Oklahoma and graduated from Minco High School and attended the Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha. She married Patrick on September 3, 1946. They enjoyed travelling to visit family and attend 449th Bomb Group reunions and Rice family reunions. Lorene was an accomplished seamstress. She was a volunteer at Our Lady of Fatima Parish and Women's Guild. Lorene was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
A viewing will be held at French--University Chapel, Friday, September 23, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. and a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 4020 Lomas Blvd. NE on Saturday, September 24, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place at Santa Fe National Cemetery, Santa Fe, NM on Monday, September 26, 2011, at 3:00 p.m.