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Victoria Lara

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Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Victoria D. Lara, 84, left her dwelling place on earth and entered eternal life to be with her heavenly Father on Wednesday, June 4, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at her daughter Suzanna L. Mejia's home in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She was born Dec. 22, 1929, in Ruth, Nevada, to Felix and Agripina Espinoza De La Cruz. Mrs. Lara was a homemaker who made the best tortillas and sun-tea ever, and was a communicant at San Luis Rey Catholic Church. Those left to mourn her passing include a son, Luis Lara and wife, Yolanda, of Anthony, Texas; three daughters, Lucia L. Jacquez and husband Ramon of Chamberino, Luisa L. Martinez of Mesilla Park, Suzanna L. Mejia and husband, Daniel, of Las Cruces; a brother, Arturo De La Cruz and wife Agustina of Westway, Texas; two sisters, Aurora Ojeda of Lequeitio, Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico, and Rosa Lugo of Westway; a sister-in-law, Concepcion Sanchez of Anthony. Other survivors include 11 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four goddaughters; four godsons, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Pablo O. Lara; four brothers, Gregorio, Fidel, Jesus and Jose De La Cruz; four sisters, Otilia Hernandez, Maria, Juanita and Agripina De La Cruz. A prayer vigil will be held Thursday, June 12, 2014, in San Luis Rey Catholic Church, 206 S. San Luis Ave., in Chamberino, led by Luis Muñoz, with the memorial Mass to be celebrated immediately thereafter with pastor of San Luis Rey Church, the Rev. Robert Villegas officiating. Inurnment of cremains will follow in the Chamberino Cemetery. The family would like to extend our gratitude to the staff of Mesilla Valley Hospice, and Carla Palumbo, CNA, who faithfully assisted and cared for her; the Revs. Donald Adamski and Juan Moreno for their spiritual support; all the family, friends and godchildren who visited; her special nephews, Frank "Panchito" Lara Jr. and special friend, Anita Martinez, for all the assistance, daily visits and welfare checks they faithfully gave our mom. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory. 527-2222 Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on June 11, 2014
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