Rosella Flores

Rosella Flores, only daughter of Eulogio and Tommie Flores joined her beloved parents in heaven on March 21, 2014. Rosella retired after working in the accounting field for various companies in El Paso, Texas and Las Cruces, New Mexico. Shortly after retiring, she moved back to Hatch to live in her childhood home. She was a volunteer at the Hatch Public Library and served as a member of the Board of Directors. Rosella enjoyed reading, quilting and visiting casinos as well as shopping and travelling with her cousin Dolores Holguin. Two of her favorite trips fulfilled her dreams of travelling to the Island of Oahu and visiting Chaco Canyon, however her favorite her passion was spending time with her family. Rosella never had children of her own but she considered her cousins' children to be the grandchildren she never had. She felt blessed to have been included in so many events in their lives and to have been able to watch them grow. She was extremely proud of all their accomplishments. Having one of these children call her "Nana," "Auntie" or "Grandma" always filled her heart with joy. Rosella felt honored to have been Godmother to Bernadette Acosta, Falicia Armendariz, Joshua Valenzuela and DeRick Franco. Those left to mourn his passing include her godchildren, Bernadette Acosta of Garfield, Falicia Armendariz of Hatch, Joshua Valenzuela and DeRick Franco both of Las Cruces; her cousin and travelling companion, Dolores Holguin of Garfield: lifelong dear friend, Sharon Gamboa of Las Cruces; her aunt, Maggie Flores of Hatch; uncles, Elias Flores also of Hatch, James Robles and wife Minerva of Doña Ana, Ray Robles of Las Cruces as well as numerous other cousins who loved her. Visitation for Rosella will begin at 6 PM Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in Our Lord of Mercy Catholic Church, 611 W. Hall in Hatch where the Prayer Vigil is scheduled for 7 PM. Family and Friends will join together to celebrate the Funeral Mass at 9 AM Thursday, March 27, 2014 in the same church with Reverend Guillermo Rivera officiating. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow in Garden of Memories Cemetery where she will be laid to rest. Serving as casket bearers will be David Holguin, Ricardo Armendariz, John Robles, Joshua Valenzuela, Ray and Edward Flores. Honorary bearers will be Enrique Avalos, James Gimler, Joseph and Joshua McAllister, David Edward Holguin, Xavier Mendoza, James and Rey Robles, Elias and Christian Flores, and Jonah Escalante. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces. 527-2222 Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences logon to

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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Mar. 25, 2014