On Tuesday, February 18, 2014, Lilia Delgado Renteria, age 80 of Las Cruces, passed way at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 25, 1933 in Kingston, NM to Raymundo and Hilaria Ramos Delgado. Lilia was a homemaker and a member of the Las Cruces First Assembly of God.
Those left to mourn her passing include her loving husband of fifty-seven years, Ernesto Renteria of the family home; six sons, Fred Renteria and wife Yvonne of Las Cruces, Andres Renteria and wife Kimberly of San Antonio, TX, Daniel Renteria and wife Suhey of El Paso, TX, Ricardo Renteria and wife Kelly of Colorado Springs, CO, David Renteria and companion Andy of Nashville, TN, and Jaime Renteria also of Las Cruces; two daughters, Dolores Renteria-Vasquez and husband Frank of El Paso, TX and Alice Renteria-Gallegos of Las Cruces; four sisters, Sally Abalos and husband Benny, Connie Ponce and husband Mariano and Estella Alba and husband Ruben all of Las Cruces, and Aurora Cortez and husband Bobby of Deming. Other survivors include twenty-one grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Jose Ernesto Renteria, Jr. on April 19, 2004 and twin great-grandsons.
Calling hours for Mrs. Renteria will be held from 5 PM to 7 PM Monday, February 24, 2014 in Baca's Chapel of Prayer, 300 E. Boutz Road. The Funeral Service is scheduled for 10 AM Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at the Las Cruces First Assembly of God, 5605 Bataan Memorial West. Concluding Service and Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 5140 W. Picacho, where she will be laid to rest.
Serving as casket bearers will be Estevan Gallegos, Charles Vasquez, Joseph Gallegos, Christopher Renteria, Aleksandr Renteria and Aaron Paul Renteria. Honorary bearers will be the rest of her grandchildren.
The Renteria Family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces 527-2222. For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com