It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Josefina Graciela Cisneros Guerra, age 71 on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Sierra Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Her daughter, Sandra Margarita Guerra age 49, both of Sunland Park, entered eternal life Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Providence Memorial Hospital also in El Paso. Josefina was born Feb. 24, 1941 in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico to Ricardo and Esther Bencomo Cisneros. She worked as a server for many years in the restaurant business. Sandra was born March 26, 1963 also in Ciudad Juarez, to Manuel and Josefina Cisneros Guerra. She worked as a sales person for estate sales. Josefina and Sandra were both members of the Roman Catholic Church. Those left to mourn their passing include one son and brother, Manuel Guerra, Jr., and wife Josie of El Paso, Texas; four daughters and sisters, Yolanda Garcia, also of El Paso, Texas, Rosa Guerra, Janina Ontiveros and husband Fernando and Norma Guerra all of Sunland Park. Josefina is also survived by one brother Ricardo Cisneros, and two sisters, Rosa Maria Cisneros and Isela Cisneros all of El Paso, Texas. Other survivors include fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Josefina was preceded in death by her parents and husband Manuel Guerra in 1997. Sandra was preceded in death by her parents. Visitation for Josefina and Sandra will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 224 Lincoln Street in Anthony, N.M., where the Prayer Vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Family and friends will join together at 11a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 to celebrate the Funeral Mass at San Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 1885 McNutt Road in Sunland Park with the Reverend Eleazar Perez, Celebrant. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at Memory Gardens of the Valley, 4900 McNutt Road also in Sunland Park, where they will be laid to rest. Serving as casket bearers for Josefina will be Janina Ontiveros, Rosa Guerra, Willie Garcia, Manuel Guerra, Victor Guerra and Jose Guerra. Casket bearers for Sandra will be Norma Guerra, Yolanda Garcia, Cesar Nava, Bladimir Guerra, Adan Garcia and Fernando Ontiveros. The Guerra Families have entrusted their loved ones to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels, 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces 575-527-2222. For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Jan. 6, 2013