Maria Elena Aragon, 70, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Alamogordo. She was born June 30, 1942, in Tecelote, NM to Mr. and Mrs. Elias Otero.
She grew up in Carrizozo and Three Rivers and moved to Tularosa in 1967 where she lived the remainder of her life.
She is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Rafael Aragon, four sisters, one brother, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was an active member of St Frances de Paula Guadalupanas and the Spanish Choir. She always had a smile on her face and was a great joy to be around.
She is survived by her four children sons Rafael Aragon and wife, Yvette, and Jeffrey Aragon and wife, Janie; daughters Geralyn Barela and husband, Albert, and Amelia Aragon, all of Tularosa; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
Rosary will be recited at 9:30 Monday, March 25, 2013, at St. Frances de Paula Catholic Church in Tularosa by Eva Luna. Mass of the Resurrection will follow at 10 a.m. with Father Carlos Espinosa, Celebrant. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.
The Aragon family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.alamogordofuneralhome.org.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 24 to Mar. 27, 2013