It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, Rosa Maria Ortiz Munoz, 83 of Berino. She went peacefully to her heavenly home in the early morning hours of Dec. 14, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 20, 1929 in Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico. Mom was a very loving person with a huge heart who made everyone feel loved and welcomed into her home. Survivors include three daughters, Ana, Gloria and Maria; four sons, Jose, Francisco, Gabriel and Hilario, as well as 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francisco Munoz and a son, Andres Munoz. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate a memorial mass at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 224 Lincoln Ave. in Anthony, with inurnment of cremains to follow in the Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Please join us in saying good-bye to our wonderful mother. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Sunset Crematory, 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces. 527-2222. For online condolences, log on to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascrucces.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Jan. 19, 2013