Maria Morales Holguin, 85, of Las Cruces, passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday June 11, 2014. She was born April 10, 1929, in Deming, New Mexico, to Julio Morales and Ysabel Armijo. Maria enjoyed spending time with her family and always made sure they were taken care of. She had a feisty spirit and a caring heart. She will be dearly missed by those close to her and will forever be in our hearts. She is survived by her husband, Macario Holguin; six children, Lola Pettes, Mickey Holguin (Yolanda), Delia Ruelas (Manuel), Armando Holguin (Lupe), Fernando Holguin (Linda) and Adam Holguin (Teresa); sisters, Ysabel Chavez, Lupe Morales and Yolanda Morales; brothers, Frankie Morales and Lupe Morales; 22 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Maria was preceded in death by her parents, Julio Morales and Ysabel Armijo; daughter, Yolanda Garcia; and brothers, Donaciano Morales, Julio Morales and Celso Morales. The honor of being a pallbearer will go to Mickey Holguin, Armando Holguin, Fernando Holguin, Adam Holguin, Manny Ruelas and Adam Holguin Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Luis Garcia and Irene Garcia. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 20, 2014, at St. Genevieve's Catholic Church, 100 S. Espina, the rite of committal will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Arrangements are with Getz Funeral Home 1410 E. Bowman Ave., Las Cruces New Mexico 88001. To sign the local online guest book visit www.GetzCares.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on June 18, 2014