Melba A. Armijo, 83, a lifetime resident of Las Vegas passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas.
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She was born on May 8, 1930, in Las Vegas to the late Manuel Montoya and Emilia Grace Westgate.
She was a Elks Club member with her husband and founder of "The help for the needy Club." She enjoyed having to family gatherings, embroidering, jewelry making, reading and in earlier years ceramic.
She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
A lifetime Catholic, she was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and the Catholic Daughters.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon Vicente E. Armijo Sr.; parents; brother, Paul Montoya; mother and father-in-law, Mercedes and Joe Lujan; brother-in-laws, Joe Armijo and wife, Ann; and Bennie Gallegos; granddaughter, Diandra Romero and nephew, Ronald Gallegos.
She is survived by her sons and daughters, Vincent E. Armijo Jr., and wife, Charlene of Rio Rancho; Carla Garcia and husband, Ronald, Aleene Ludi and husband, Carl, all of Las Vegas; Allen Armijo and wife, Jeanette of Santa Fe, Bettina Romero and friend, Armand Saiia of El Ancon; Frank Armijo and Bertha of Las Vegas, Emilia Armijo of Santa Fe, Michael Armijo and wife, Beverly of Ribera, Manuel Armijo and Ben Armijo of Las Cruces, Kelly Armijo and wife, Adreina and Kerry Armijo and wife, Cynthia, all of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Mercedes, Nicole, Charles, Eric, Justin, Jason, Christina, John Paul and wife, Adele, Christopher and fiancée, Marcia, Allen, Jr., Erica, Dolores and fiance Donavin, Paul, Diego, Ariena, Divana, John, Miguel, Angie and husband, Rob, April and husband, Jessie, Justin, Edward and fiancée, Vanessa Vigil, Elsie. Michael, Jr., Marisa, Vicente, Justice, Ashley, Benjamin, Alexander, Cameron, Cody, Mariah, Samantha, Ezra and Isaiah; great-grandchildren, Isiah, Hailey, Leshea, Isabella, Ava, Jayce, Avary, Lawrence, Andrew, Alexis, Madison and Lilly; sister, Jeanne Gallegos and family of California; brothers and sisters-in-law, Olivia Roybal, Ricardo Lucero, Joe Marie Sanchez, Helen Montoya, Tommy Lujan, James Lujan, Theresa Romero and Linda Mares; special friends, Mary Martinez, Mary Tomita, Marisella Augillera; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many other friends and all home health care providers.
Rosary services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Church. Funeral Services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church with Father George V. Salazar and celebrant. Interment will be held at Santa Fe National Cemetery at 3 p.m. with the following serving as casket bearers: John Paul Ludi, Christopher Ludi, Diego Romero, Edward Casaus, Justin Armijo, Michael A. Armijo Jr., Allen Armijo Jr., Vicente Lawrence Armijo. Serving as honorary bearers will be: Paul Armijo, Alexander E. Armijo and Benjamin J. Armijo Jr.
Visit the website: www.rogersmortuarynm.com to sign the online register book.
Arrangements are under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, 600 Reynolds Ave., Las Vegas, 1-800-479-35
Published in Las Vegas Optic on Feb. 17, 2014