Jeni A. Angel, 58, passed away at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, N.M., on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008. Jeni was born to Roque and Manuela Atencio in Hatch, she attended and graduated from Las Cruces High in 1969.
She worked as an apartment manager at Los Caballos I, II, III for 18 years in Hatch, N.M. Due to her injury, she was not able to attend Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Purification, but received the Body of Christ at home by her sister Senovia Ortega every Sunday. She will be remembered as a great wife, mother, sister and friend.
Survivors include her husband, Gomisindo A. Angel; her four children, daughter, Tessie A. Hunter, married to David W. Hunter; son, Joey Angel; daughter, Trish A. Gutierrez, married to Gabriel Gutierrez; daughter, Tomasina A. Angel, and her eight grandchildren, Jacob Angel, Amber Angel, Michael Angel, A.J. Angel, Mercedes Gutierrez, Candice Gutierrez, Gabriel Flores Jr. and Nathaniel Flores. She is also survived by her mother, Manuela Atencio, and her seven siblings, Senovia Ortega, Lovelia Padilla , Joe Atencio, Sammy Atencio, Louis Atencio, Cecilia Lucero, Danny Atencio, and their families, as well as her maternal grandmother, Petra Carreras.
She was preceded in death by Roque Atencio Sr. and Roque Atencio Jr.
A visitation will be today, Dec. 28, 2008, from 6 to 7 p.m., with a prayer vigil to follow at 7 p.m., at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Monday, Dec. 29, 2008, at Immaculate Heart of Mary with Father Sean officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery where she will be laid to rest.
Pallbearers are Joe Atencio, Sammy Atencio, Louis Atencio, Danny Atencio, Frank Angel and Juan Gonzalez. Honorary bearers are Cosme Padilla, Gabriel Flores Sr., Little Joey Angel and Martin Gonzalez.
Services have been entrusted to the care of La Paz- Graham's Funeral Home, 555 W. Amador Ave., Las Cruces, N.M. 88005; (575) 526-6891. To send condolences, visit www.lapaz-grahams.com