Janie Lovato, 66, was born in Las Vegas on Nov. 2, 1946, to Manuel and Katie Rodriguez. She was laid to rest on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013.
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Janie was the third oldest of nine total brothers and sisters: Joaquin Rodriguez (deceased), Celesia Cruz (deceased), Mannie (Corinne) Rodriguez, Camille Rodriguez, Lawrence (Jeanette) Rodriguez, Theresa (Jerome) Rodriguez-Padilla, Ermie (Lauren) Rodriguez and Marsha Rodriguez. Including 15 nephews and nieces and numerous great nephews and nieces.
She graduated high school from Las Vegas High, was voted head cheerleader, loved to cook as well as bake, attend church regularly every Saturday, along with recite the rosary on a strict daily basis.
Her occupational journey started off with 25 years at Presbyterian hospital, numerous years at Kindred hospital and eventually retired at Dr. Lovato Eye Associates.
Janie is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Ray Gene Lovato and became a mother to three angels of her own, Felicia Lovato, Melodie Eugina Macias, and Renee Lovato. Had two son-in-laws, Manuel Duran and Eduardo Macias, and also survived by five grandchildren, Erika Macias, Marcus Lovato, Ray Macias, Ryan Lovato, Jonathan Ray Lovato and one great grand baby, Angelina Marie Olivas.
Janie's Life Celebration will begin at Salazar Mortuary (400 Third St.) with a visitation held at 6 p.m. Sunday, followed by a rosary at 7 p.m. A Mass will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church (1818 Coal Place SE) at 10 a.m. today (Monday).
Visit Janie's online guestbook at www.SalazarMortuary.com.
Arrangements under the direction of Salazar Mortuary, 400 Third Street SW, Albuquerque, 505-242-1133.
400 Third Street Southwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Sept. 30, 2013