Anita Lerma

Anita Pedraza Lerma, 71, entered eternal life on Thursday Feb. 21, 2013. She was born on April 30, 1941 in La Mesa, N.M. She was born to Eugenio and Inez Pedraza and was the youngest of 10 children. She is survived by her husband, Gregorio Lerma; five children, Eugene Pedraza (Yolanda), Jaime Hernandez, Guadalupe (Fragile) Hernandez, Sarah Lerma Ramirez (Jesse), and Greg Lerma (Nicky); nine grandchildren, Gena Pedraza Trujillo (Kevin), Elijah Hernandez, Jesse Lerma, MariaAnna Pedraza (Mando), Eugene Pedraza Jr., Robert Lerma, Laura Pedraza and Anthony and Nathanial Lerma. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. Visitation will begin on March 2, 2013 at 10 a.m. and services to follow at 11 a.m. in La Mesa, N.M. at San Jose Church. Arrangements are with La Paz – Graham's Funeral Home. To sign the guest book, log on to

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Feb. 28, 2013