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Luana Sovereign Black Ecke
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Birth: Jun. 16, 1917
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 15, 2008
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA

Luana Sovereign Black Ecke, 90, a homemaker, teacher and translator, of Los Alamos, NM, died Saturday at a Santa Fe hospital after a brief illness. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Aspen Ridge assisted living facility, 1010 Sombrillo Court, in Los Alamos. Private burial Services are scheduled for Wednesday in the U.S. National Cemetery in Santa Fe, where her late husband, U.S. Army Air Corps veteran Harold F. Ecke, is laid to rest. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service of Santa Fe is in charge of arrangements.

Born in Los Angeles, she won several acting roles on stage or in films. After high school, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1939 with a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish, and worked as a translator for the U.S. government in Washington, D.C., in 1942. She then volunteered to serve with the American Red Cross in Europe, notably in Italy, during World War II.

She married Harry Ecke on May 1, 1948, and they lived in Pasadena and Garden Grove, CA, and later Helena, MT; Seattle, WA, and White Rock and Los Alamos, NM. She raised a family and did substitute teaching. In New Mexico, she and her husband volunteered at the Mesa Library Bookstore in Los Alamos. She researched and wrote family history, and she loved to read mystery and history books and biographies. She was skilled at needlecrafts. After retiring, the couple traveled throughout Europe and Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and to Alaska and other parts of the United States.

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  Harold Fred Ecke (1922 - 2006)
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Plot: Section 18, Site 745
Created by: itfelldown
Record added: Apr 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50617437
Luana Sovereign <i>Black</i> Ecke
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Luana Sovereign <i>Black</i> Ecke
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