Emma Aguilar Abeyta, 89, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, in Mescalero. She was born on Nov. 12, 1919, in Tularosa to Clovis Baca and Evangelista (Padilla) Aguilar.
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She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eddie L. Abeyta; her son Eddie D. Abeyta; sisters Delphina Aguilar, Nellie Davis and Celia Anderson; and brothers Clovis B. Aguilar Jr. and Alfonzo Aguilar.
Survivors include her daughter Eva L. Abeyta-Peters, of Alamogordo; grandchildren Wendy Abeyta, of Santa Fe, Audrey Franco and her husband, Jose, of Santa Fe, Michael Hiles, of Alamogordo, and Heidi Hiles, of Alamogordo; great-grandson Valentine Hiles; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at St. Francis de Paula church in Tularosa with Father Max Hottle, O.F.M.
Pallbearers include Leo Aguilar, Severo "Chico" Provencio, Alex Candelaria, Gilbert Aguilar, Ernest Duran and Darrell Ray.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
The Abeyta family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News on Nov. 7, 2009