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Adela Arellano

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Adela D. Arellano, 69, a resident of Silver City, New Mexico, entered eternal rest Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born April 9, 1945, in Silver City to Gustavo B. and Maria Gandara Dominguez. Adela holds a very special place in the hearts of the DeLuna family, as well as all the children she loved and cared for. She was considered mother and grandmother to many children. Adela was a precious woman. She had a huge sense of humor until the very end. Her love, endless charity and kindness have been a gift to her entire family. She will be missed beyond measure by all.

She is survived by two daughters, Michelle Arellano of Silver City; Alma Arellano of Silver City; three grandchildren, Krystal Estrada, Hyrum J. and Princess J. Gandara; two brothers, Antonio Dominguez of Glendale, Arizona; Luis Dominguez and wife, Molly, of San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Celia D. Leyba and husband, Ramon, of Silver City; brother-in-law, Johnny Arellano and wife, Nerri, of Silver City; their daughter, her niece, Irene Arellano; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Arthur D. Arellano ('12); and one nephew, Ray Leyba. Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 11 from 9-10 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The funeral service will follow at 10 a.m., with William Perkins officiating. Concluding service and interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry DeLuna, Richard "Richie" Gomez, Hyrum Gandara Jr., Michael DeLuna, Matthew Molano and Fabian Castañeda. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Aug. 8, 2014
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