Esther Borunda Urieta

It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend Esther Borunda Urieta, Age 81 of Las Cruces, on June 25, 2013. She was in the caring hands of her loving family throughout her final days. Esther was born to the late Guadalupe and Matilde Borunda on November 29, 1931 and preceded in death by her husband Silvino Urieta. Esther enjoyed listening to music, dancing, spending time with her family, and especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is survived by her daughters Rosita Ramirez, Lupita Urieta of Las Cruces, Sylvia Davis and husband Ray of Corvallis, OR, two sons Santiago (Jimmy) Urieta of Las Cruces, Fred Urieta and wife Sharon of Las Cruces, 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Also surviving are, her brothers Fred Borunda and wife Martha, Paul Borunda and wife Elena, her sisters Sally Romo and husband Louie, Dolores Tellez, sister in law Corina Borunda, sister in law Lupe Borunda. Also having passed before Esther are her son Ricardo Ramirez, brothers Arturo Borunda, Richard Borunda and brother in law Rudy Tellez. Rosary services will begin at 7p.m. Monday July 1, 2013 at La Paz-Graham's Funeral home, 555 W. Amador. Family and friends will join together to celebrate the Funeral Mass at 10a.m., Tuesday July 2, at Saint Genevieve Catholic Church. The Rite of Committal and interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery , 5140 W. Picacho Ave. , where she will be laid to rest. Serving as pall bearers will be Raymond Talamantes Jr., Ray Davis, Francisco Olivas, Mario Martinez, Marcos Martinez, and Leonard Borunda. For on line condolences go to

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La Paz - Graham's Funeral Home - Las Cruces
555 West Amador  Las Cruces, NM 88005

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News from June 28 to June 30, 2013