Gregorita G. Jaquez, 98, of Aztec, passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014, in Aztec. She was born July 27, 1915, in Monero, to Juan Cristobal and Agapita Gomez.
She was raised on a ranch in Frances/Gobernador and attended Sacred Heart Academy Boarding School in Waterflow. She had a deep conviction to the Catholic faith, high family values and a strong devotion to our blessed Mother. She was the oldest of 11 children and lovingly assisted her parents in raising her siblings. She married the love of her life Joe G. Jaquez, Aug. 25, 1941, and they were married almost 62 years.
They were proud parents of eight children and had numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Gregorita was an accomplished seamstress, cook, gardener and along with various other hobbies. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, aunt, grandmother, sister and friend. She was an inspiration to us all. Gregorita will be sincerely missed by those who knew her loving nature and clever sense of humor.
Gregorita was preceded in death by her husband Joe G. Jaquez; her parents; brothers, Celso Gomez and Chris Gomez; and sisters, Agapita Abeyta, Delfinita Chavez and Ruby Jaquez.
She is survived by her sons, Joe Jr. (Nicky) Jaquez, Larry (Roxanne) Jaquez, Chris (Jeanette) Jaquez, Albert (Feddie) Jaquez, Ernie (Rosemarie) Jaquez and Sammy (Laura) Jaquez; daughters, Rosina (Kerry) Boyd and Eleanor (Kelly) Townsend; brother Joe Gomez; and her sisters, Matilde Martinez, Molly Jacques, Genevieve Candelaria and Beatrice (B.A.) Rodriguez.
A visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at Cope Memorial Chapel of Aztec.
A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 2100 E. 20th St. in Farmington.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 23, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Farmington and with Monsignor Leo Gomez as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Memory Gardens, 6917 E. Main St. in Farmington.
A reception will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Farmington.
Pallbearers are T.J. Jaquez, Tyson Jaquez, Brandon Jaquez, Joel Gonzales, Chris Jaquez and Kenneth Boyd.
Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 42 Road 3520, in Flora Vista.
Gregorita's care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel of Aztec, 405 S. Main Ave., 505-334-9332. Those who wish to express their condolences may do so at www.serenityandcompany.com.
Cope Memorial Chapel of Aztec
405 South Main Avenue Aztec, NM 87410
Published in Farmington Daily Times from June 21 to June 29, 2014