Our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend, Adelina B. Gonzales, 83, of Las Cruces entered eternal life to be with her heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 4, 2013 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center. She was born July 18, 1929 in Calexico, Calif. to Jose and Maria Martinez Baquera. Adelina was a homemaker, a member of the VFW Post #3242 Ladies Auxiliary, and of the Roman Catholic Church. Those left to mourn her passing include one son, Luis J. Gonzales and wife Lorraine of Las Cruces; one daughter, Bertha Gonzales-Ross and husband Michael of New Hampshire; three sisters, Erlinda Gonzales also of Las Cruces, Otilia Gomez and Josie Aguilar, both of Phoenix, Ariz. Other survivors include six grandchildren, Adelina Barela and husband Andy, Lorenza Odom and husband Joshua, Sheena Downs and husband Shane, Brianna Ross, Pete and Mary Avalos; four great grandchildren, Kristopher Holguin, Elaine and Mia Barela, and Emma Downs. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Luis G. Gonzales and a sister, Natalia Flores. At Mrs. Gonzales' request cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 10 AM in Our Lady of Health Catholic Church, 1178 N. Mesquite St. with the Fathers of the Augustinian Recollects officiating. Inurnment of cremains will be take place at a later date. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory, 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces. 527-2222. Your exclusive providers of "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences, log on to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Apr. 9, 2013