Lena Devenny

Lena Mae Devenny 82, entered eternal life March 4, 2013 at Casa Del Sol Assistant Living. She was born Sept. 27, 1930 in Pomerene, Ariz. to William Arthur Jones and Anna Leah McNeil, both born in Sonora, Mexico. Her parents settled down in Pomerene to raise seven children. Her father farmed and raised cattle and retired from the Cochise County Sheriff's Department in 1965. Lena graduated from Benson Union High School in 1948. She played volleyball all through school and won first place as the fastest typist in the state of Arizona. March 16, 1951, she married Robert E. Devenny, a native of Mesilla Valley. Lena worked her adult life in the service industry and retired in 1999. She had a love for horses in her early years. She enjoyed riding and her home in the country. Her biggest love was watching the Braves play baseball. Her personality and spirit captured all that knew her; she lit up a room up until the end of her life. Lena will be truly missed by her family and friends. She was a strong woman, whom was the hero and soul of her family. She is survived by the love of her life, her sweet boy, her Chihuahua, Chaco. He was very special to her and made her life important by his unconditional love. She is also survived by her two daughters, Joyce Rosato, (Phil) of Kearney, Ariz., and Bobbie–Pinky Grinde, (Greg) of Las Cruces, N.M.; five grandchildren, Shawna Bastidos, (Robert), of Las Cruces, Dennis Parrack of Las Cruces, Steven Rosato of Gilbert, Ariz., Tonya Devenny of Phoenix, Ariz., and Jeremy Devenny of Chicago, Ill.; seven great-grandchildren, Ryan and Taylor Green, of Las Cruces, Daniel Parrack, of Las Cruces, Bailey and Dain Rosato of Gilbert, Steller and Alexander Devenny of Phoenix; one great-great-grandchild, Brooklyn; one brother, C.R.-Bobby Jones, of Riverside, Calif., two sisters, Evelyn Summerford, of Riverside and Vivian Reyes of Westminster, Calif.; many nieces and nephews; and many blessed friends. Lena is preceded in eternal life by her husband, Robert E. Devenny; her son, Dale E. Devenny; her great-granddaughter, Ashley Rae Green; her brother, Floyd Jones; and sister Merl Wright. A very special thanks to the management and staff of Casa Del Sol Assistant Living; Dr. Pavia and staff; Dr. Arzabala and staff; Memorial Medical Cardiac Care Unit's staff (Gracie Villalobos); Barbara and Tammy of Doña Ana County HomeKare; and Mesilla Valley Hospice. At her request cremation will take place and her remains will be laid to rest next to her husband and son for a graveside service at the Masonic Cemetery, 760 S. Compress Road, Las Cruces, NM at 12 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Arrangements by La Paz Graham's Funeral Home, 555 W. Amador, Las Cruces, NM.

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Mar. 7, 2013