Maria Aguilar Bermudez, age 98, of Las Cruces passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Maria was born September 10, 1915 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico to Francisco and Refugio Bermudez Aguilar. She was a nurse by trade in Mexico.
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Survivors include three sons, Ramon Fernandez and wife Margarita of Las Cruces, Ricardo Fernandez and wife Elvira of El Paso, Texas and Victor Portillo and wife Maria Elena of Mexico; three daughters, Celia Portillo also of Mexico, Juana Irma Portillo and husband, Abram Herrera of Ciudad, Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and Carolina Fernandez also of El Paso. Other survivors include twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-three great grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Maria was preceded in death by her parents, three sons, Jose Aguilar, Hector and Francisco Fernandez, two brothers, a sister and a grandson, Carlos E. Rodriguez.
At her request cremation has taken place and no services are scheduled at this time.
Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Sunset Crematory, 300 E. Boutz Road, Las Cruces 527-2222. For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Feb. 23, 2014