Isidra Padilla

Isidra Sedillos Padilla, 75, better known as Chila or Grandma Dickie, lived a beautiful life. She was born in North Hurley on May 15, 1937, to Efren and Teodosa Sedillos, and lived in Grant County her entire life. She passed away Thursday Nov. 15, 2012 at Mountain View Medical Center in Las Cruces. The Holy Rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at Infant Jesus Catholic Church in Hurley, New Mexico with the Funeral Mass following at 11:30 a.m. with Father Mike Williams officiating. The Rite of Committal and Interment will be held at 1 p.m. at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. Chila gave a piece of herself to each and every one of us, not only in the form of scarves, blankets, rugs, booties, or beanies, or painting she gave herself to us. A genuine and good-hearted soul, she was faithful and devoted to her church and was a spiritual leader for her family. She had a welcoming nature about her. Chila's home was always open, full, filled with food, family and friends; even strangers flocked to her side for a taste of her red chili. Not only was she our connoisseur, Chila was the life of the party. The craftiest of women, the type of woman that made her daughters' prom dresses; our fun-loving grandmother, mother, wife, sister, Tia, and best friend was truly a unique presence. The memories of cascarones during Easter, bingo markers, canicas, dice, green chile roasting, and her booming laugh will always remind us of this talented, caring, and supportive woman, Chila. She is survived by her husband, Ricardo "Dickie" Padilla; siblings Thomasa Ogas, Corrina Martinez, and Nenel Sedillos and wife Nora; her children Emilia Pavia and husband Raymond Jr; Ricardo "Boy" Padilla and Betsa; Stevan Padilla and wife Brenda; Evangeline Montoya and husband Mike; Sara Montoya; Rachael Gallosa and husband Richard; Lisa Trewern and husband John. Grandkids; Carol Pike, Monica Montoya, Danny Ray Teran, Timothy Padilla, Amy Chacon, Niki Rodriguez, Andrea Teran, Anthony Padilla, Carlos Teran, Erico Padilla, Angelita Padilla, Alyssa Padilla, Richard Padilla, Liselle Rios, Knico Gallosa, Justin Trewern, Moriya Gallosa, Haley Trewern, Noah Trewern, and 14 great-grandchildren. We know you are resting now. You know we love you. Thank you, Chila, for everything you have given us! She was preceded in death by her parents Teodosa and Efren Sedillos; her sisters Maria Lozano and Lupe Padilla; her brothers; Jesus, Jose, Jimmy, and Ricardo Sedillos and her grandson Eddie Montoya. Pallbearers are Monica Montoya (In honor of Eddie Montoya), Danny Ray Teran, Timothy Padilla, Anthony Padilla, Richard Padilla, and Justin Trewern. Honorary Pallbearers are Eddie Montoya, Carlos Teran, Erico Padilla, Knico Gallosa, and Noah Trewern.To send condolences, please login to: . Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Silver City, Baca's Silver City Crematory, 3805 Delk Drive. Phone 388-2334. Exclusive provider for "Veterans & Family Memorial Care".

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Nov. 18, 2012