Amanda Varela, 18, of Las Cruces died Friday, August 30, 2013 as a result of an auto accident. She was born July 16, 1995 to Jose and Enedina Varela in El Paso, Texas. A 2013 graduate of Mayfield High School, Amanda was a full-time dental assistant at Ben Archer Health Clinic. She began a course of study to pursue her long-time dream of becoming an orthodontist. Amanda loved to laugh, listen to music, dance, play soccer and horse-back riding. Amanda befriended everyone through her child-like love and cheerful spirit. She touched the lives of everyone she came in contact with. Her courage, happiness, love for life, but most importantly, her love for others was inspiring. She was a true example of love and charity. Nothing was impossible for Amanda she was determined and always accomplished the things she set out to do. One of her many goals was to go on a mission with the church, this goal will also come to fruition. On the other side of the veil, Amanda will accomplish her goal of sharing her testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She has left this mortal life to continue on her journey to reunite with our Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Her love for the Lord, the Gospel, and her powerful testimony is her legacy. She will be greatly missed. Those left to mourn her passing include her parents; a brother, Jose Varela; four sisters, Samantha, Anabel, Elizabeth and Isabel Varela. Other survivors include her maternal grandparents, Rogelio Madrid and and Ramona Quintana de Madrid of Chihuahua, Mexico; her paternal grandparents, Lupe and Mely Varela of Las Cruces as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday (today), September 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3210 Venus Street with Bishop Saul Hernandez officiating. Concluding Service and Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 5140 W. Picacho Avenue where she will lay to rest. Serving as casket bearers will be Samantha and Sebastian Varela, Danny, Selene and Laurie Peña, Kathryn Lilly, Mel Donnelly, Janet Espinoza, Karolina Angulo and Miriam Arroyos. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces. 527-2222 Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com.
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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Sept. 4, 2013