Mary Ellen Breitenbach
September 4, 2020
Mary Ellen (Woodward) Breitenbach died in Albuquerque, NM, on July 28, 2020, after a brief illness. Wife, mother, teacher, student, artist, reader, crafter, gardener, seamstress, traveler — she pursued her many interests throughout her life. She was born to Harriet Patten Woodward and George Woodward in Broadus, Montana, in 1930, and grew up in and around Ekalaka. She completed her degrees in Montana and Washington state, and moved to Albuquerque and married James Breitenbach in the 1950s.
She taught English and ESL at Highland High School in Albuquerque until she retired, after which she...