Adela Nolan Mondragon(1954 - 2014)

Adela Nolan Mondragon, former resident of Las Vegas, passed away on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque.

She was born in Las Vegas on June 6, 1954, to the late Harry Nolan and Virginia Mondragon.

Preceding her in death were her mother, Virginia Bustos and husband, Everly Bustos; brother, Tony Cordova; uncles, Ismael Mondragon, John Mondragon and Louis Paiz; aunts, Mary Mondragon and Juanita Paiz; and cousin, Louis Paiz.

She is survived by daughters, Jamie and husband, Amey Govekar, of Fort Collins, Colo., and Genevieve Kuhn of Albuquerque; and her loving husband of 20 years, David D. Phelps Sr., of Albuquerque. Also surviving are: Silverio and Mary Ann Paiz and family; aunt, Hiroko and uncle, John Waite; aunt, Crystal Mondragon and family; sister-in-law, Barb Martinez; cousins, Thomas Mondragon, Tina Johnston and Abel Mondragon; plus nieces, nephews and special friends.

Adela lived in or around Las Vegas most of her life. After receiving her degree from Highlands University she was affiliated with Rancho-Valmora and established Namaste Child and Family Development Center in Las Vegas. She was an avid reader and gardener and especially loved her pets, Dulcita, Peek-a-Boo, Sidney and Dexter.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rogers Mortuary Chapel, Las Vegas. Private interment will take place at a later date.

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Arrangements under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, 600 Reynolds Avenue, Las Vegas, 1-800-479-3511 or 425-3511.

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Rogers Mortuary - Las Vegas
600 Reynolds Avenue  Las Vegas, NM 87701
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Feb. 14, 2014