Dorothy Alice Aguilar, 68, of Portales, passed away on April 22, 2013, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas.
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Dorothy was born on Oct. 27, 1944, to Cayetano and Ernestina (Padilla) Abeyta in Las Vegas.
She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. One of her favorite things was to play bingo. Dorothy was a member of St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales.
She is survived by five children, Paulette Aguilar of Portales, Veronica (Conrad) Armijo of Albuquerque, Linda Sanchez of Las Vegas, Gary Abeyta of Albuquerque and Shirley Ornelas of Portales; one sister, Mabel (Louis) Garcia of Las Vegas; three brothers, Alexander (Chasson) Abeyta of Colorado, Robert "Bobby" Abeyta of Albuquerque and Louie Abeyta of Albuquerque; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-laws, Rose Marie Padilla and Marie Abeyta, both of Las Vegas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Francisco "Tony" Padilla and Phillip "Pecker" Abeyta.
Private family services will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home and Crematory, 800 E. Manana Blvd., Clovis, 575-763-5541. An online guest registry is available at www.steedtodd.com.
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Apr. 26, 2013