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Betty Jean Tafoya


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Betty Jean Tafoya Obituary
Betty Jean Tafoya
(April 9, 1950 - April 16, 2014)
Betty Tafoya, 64, of Clovis, NM went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at The Chapel, 1500 Thornton, with Tommy Montoya officiating. Private family burial at Mission Garden of Memories at a later date. Edward Blanco, Chris Robles, Matthew Robles, Andrew Robles, Alex Santos Esquivel, Chris Cummings, and Greg Roland will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Betty was born April 9, 1950 to Ben and Ramona (Duran) Martinez in Friona, TX. She married George Tafoya September 19, 1983, in Idalou, TX and they came to Clovis in 1985. She was a Foster Parent for Team Builder. Betty was a member of Faith Christian Family Church and enjoyed spending time with grandchildren, sewing, gardening, cooking for her family, traveling, and baby sitting.
Survivors include her husband, George Tafoya of the home; a daughter, Rebecca "Becky" Amador of Miami, FL; a son, Alex Santos Esquivel of Albuquerque, NM; six grandchildren, Christopher Robles, Andrew Robles, Matthew Robles of Clovis, NM, Kassandra Salazar of Okinawa, Japan, Gabrielle Salazar of Miami, FL, and Rachine Garcia; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Joann (Henry) Martinez of Clovis NM, Alice (Joe) Romo and Dolores (Dan) LaFrance of Amarillo, TX; a brother, Frank (Linda) Martinez of Lubbock, TX; two sisters-in-law, Linda Tafoya of Clovis, NM, and Liz (Shane) McGregor of Albuquerque, NM; father-in-law, Epifanio "Eppie" Tafoya; numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Ramona Martinez.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home (575) 762-4435 www.muffleyfuneralhome.com.
Published in the Clovis News Journal on Apr. 18, 2014
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