Mary I Hamling

Aug 14,1937---May 12,2020

Mary I Hamling

August 14th 1937 -May 12th 2020



Ilene Hamling, 83, of Albuquerque NM passed away on May 12, 2020. She was born in Beeler, KS to Ben and Ava Orrell, one of six children. She was married to her high school sweetheart from Hugo, CO, Mike Hamling, for 63 years the loving mother of three boys.


Ilene was a lover of life whose passion was her family. After their marriage in 1957 Ilene and Mike embarked on a lifelong journey that included stops in Alaska, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico. Wherever they were she made it HOME. After retirement from Blue Cross she enjoyed traveling with her husband and grandchildren. Among her many passions were reading, crossword puzzles, gardening, camping, being outdoors, cooking and the wheel. But perhaps her greatest joy was sharing her love of everything with her kids and Grandchildren. Ilene was always there with a shoulder to cry on, a hug and smile, and a meal or recipe to share.


Ilene was the heart and soul of her family and will be dearly missed. She was predeceased by her parents Ben and Ava Orrell and her second son Jimmy. She is survived by her beloved husband Mike, sons Joe, and Tony daughter- in-law Roxannn, grandchildren Tim, Sailor, Gunar, Kim, and Jessica. Also, five Siblings, many nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren.

Services for Ilene to be held at a later date.



Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd NE

(505) 764-9663

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Karen Hall May 16 ,2020

Friend ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

My condolences to the Hamling family. May you find comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Paul&Josie Paulos May 16 ,2020

Friend ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

We feel your loss. She will truly be missed. We will miss her smile her funny comments and stories. Our prayers for all the family. We are so very sorry for your loss .

Ray Bowyer May 16 ,2020

High school friend ,Sandy Springs ,Georgia

Mike, I'm so sorry to hear this. I have such fond memories of Ilene. Come to Hugo Homecoming some time.

Bobbie Weber May 16 ,2020

Friend ,Tucson ,Arizona

I am so sad to hear of Ilene's passing and send heartfelt condolences to her family. I treasure the memories and friendship of the Hamling and Orrell family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

John and Marj Hines May 17 ,2020

So sorry to hear of Ilene's passing. She was a loving and caring person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mike

Mark & JoAnn Hamling May 18 ,2020

Cousin of Mike ,Colorado

Thoughts and prayers to all of Ilene’s family. RIP lovely lady! The world lost a jewel of a person.

Gene and Laurie Trujillo May 18 ,2020

Friends ,Albuquerque ,New Mexico

All of God's grace and comfort to your family. Mom and dad have been good friends with Mr. and Mrs. Hamling for years. Our son Caleb went to Manzano High School with Tim. May she be in Gods presence for all eternity.

Sharis Wolfram May 20 ,2020

Friend ,ABQ ,New Mexico

Dear Mike, I'm sorry for your loss. I know you were very close to your wife. She was undoubtedly a blessing to your whole family. I will keep you in prayer as you adjust. With care, Sharis

Ronnie & Diana Trujillo May 21 ,2020

Friends of family ,Pueblo ,Colorado

We are so very sorry for your loss. The stories of all your adventures with our mom and dad always brings smiles to our faces. Please know We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.