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Mary Barela


1929 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Mary Barela Obituary
Mary L. Barela, 81, of Clovis died Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis after a long battle with cancer. A rosary will be held at 6:00 PM Monday, February 28, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Cremation will take place after the service and a graveside service will be held at a later date. Shawn Pate, Lori Torres, Michael Gomez, Christopher Barela, George Chavez, and Michael Garcia will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Orlando Romero, Brandon Barela, and Mary Saiz.
Mary was born on March 17, 1929, to Lorenzo and Martha (Baca) Hernandez in Clovis, New Mexico. She married Moises F. Barela, July 16, 1946, in Clovis, New Mexico. Mary was a cosmetologist and a devoted member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Mary was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and VFW. She enjoyed playing pool and cards.
Mary is survived by eight children, Gina Saiz, Marty (Greg) Brand, Jean (Tony) Gomez, Sharon Barela, Mozella (Rudy) Garcia, Moises (Beatrice) Barela Jr., Denise (Greg) Pate, and Joe (Karla) Barela; two sisters, Lena Cornejo and Mona Aguilar; one brother, Paul Martinez Jr.; 24 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Moises; two children, Tony Barela and Mary Gomez; two sisters, Maria Altagracia and Maria Eleneta, and one brother, Manuel Hernandez.
Muffley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 575-762-4435, muffleyfuneralhome.com
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