Jennie Irene (Messick) Cometti

Longtime Hermosa resident Jennie Irene (Messick) Cometti died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the Bee Hive Homes in Farmington. She was 88.

Mrs. Cometti was born to Wallace and Anna Messick on Oct. 24, 1924, in Atoka, Okla. She was one of three children.

She and her husband, Albert Cometti, moved to Durango in the 1960s, purchasing the entire business strip in Hermosa along Mead Lane.

The Comettis enjoyed traveling.

Mrs. Cometti was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Cometti, in 1988.

She is survived by her son, John Cometti, of San Diego; and extended family members.

A graveside service was held Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Memory Gardens in Farmington.