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Carolyn Hoffland, 64

Carolyn M. Hoffland, 64, a resident of Albuquerque, NM and formerly of Alexandria, MN passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2014, with her family by her side after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Carolyn was born to Leona and John Wright on April 23, 1950 in Wheaton.

Carolyn enjoyed spending time with, and entertaining, her family. She took pride in planting and growing her flowers. Carolyn found great joy in her trips to Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, and the Fuss Cabin in Chama, NM, as well as many trips back home to Minnesota.

Carolyn was an inspiration to the many people she met through online communities who also experienced similar health issues, as well as many others.

She was a huge Lobo basketball fan, as well as supporting her grandchildren in all of their sports and activities.

Carolyn is survived by her husband of 44 years, Harland Hoffland; daughters, Melissa (Dennis) Ullmann of Sauk Rapids, MN and Sara (JC) McQuarie of Albuquerque, NM; seven grandchildren, Josh and Taylor Ullmann, Nolan and Alix Smith, Chase, Andrew and Mason McQuarie; and sister, Janell Larson of Alexandria.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Faith Lutheran Church (write Carolyn Hoffland in the memo line), 10000 Spain NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111 or New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance, PO Box 4428, Albuquerque, NM 87196.

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Arrangements are with Daniels Family Funeral Services of Albuquerque, (505) 821-0010.