Mary A. Estrada, 78, a resident of Santa Clara, N.M. entered eternal rest Friday, April 5, 2013 at Gila Regional Medical Center. She was born May 14, 1934 in Dwyer, N.M. to Cosme A. Aguilera and Juanita Lechuga. Mary was a lifelong resident of Grant County. Mary married Francisco S. Estrada on Jan. 10, 1981. The couple resided in Santa Clara until June 2011. In June the couple became residents of Silver City Care Center. She enjoyed playing bingo and many other activities at the care center. She is survived by her loving husband Francisco Estrada of the family home; stepsons, Frank Estrada Jr. and wife Rosemary of Silver City, Raymond Estrada and wife Dini of Las Cruces; stepdaughters, Beatrice Leger of Phoenix, Ariz., Consuelo Estrada of Alabama, Yvonne Clark and husband Mike of Hurley; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers. Viewing will be Tuesday, April 9 from 5 – 6 p.m. at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with the vigil service and holy rosary to begin at 6 p.m. with Deacon David Castañon reciting. The funeral mass will be held Wednesday, April 10 at 10 a.m. at Santa Clara Catholic Church with Father Robert Becerra officiating. Concluding service and interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joe Adam Gallegos, Samuel Murillo, Isaac R. Nanez, Frank Estrada Jr., John Ruiz and Tony Huerta. Honorary pallbearers and local residents of Silver City Care Center will be Guillermo Maldonado, Margarita Arsola, Cruz Ferranti, James and Lucy Robertson, Tolle Meghan, Novella White, Sylvia Anderson, Louise Strain, Mina Baca, Lena Wright, Mary Amador, Lorenza Chavarria, Karen Montes, Isaac Rosales, Gabriel Gavaldon, Elaine Findley and David Avila. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels, "Trusted care for the ones you love." 575-537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com.
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Terrazas Funeral Chapels
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Silver City, NM 88062
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Apr. 9, 2013