In 1948, Dad was transferred to White Sands Missile Range. There was very little housing available but we were blessed to be able to rent half of a small house on Hadley Street. The Sanchez Family welcomed us and introduced us to Mexican cuisine and culture. There are so many memories--Sunshine Grocery, of course, and the hardware store, old St Genevieve's and Holy Cross School, the productive pomegranate bush in the yard, Mr. Sanchez driving the Cadillac on Sundays, enchiladas on Christmas Eve. So many of these memories have Bestina at the heart.
She welcomed all and prayed for everyone. She will be missed by many.
Alex, Louis, Yolanda, Charlie, Lydia, and all the family--we think of you all. We share in your sorrow and keep you all in our thoughts.
The Oscar and Rose Marie Gottsponer Family
Dianne, Gary, Rick, and Ron