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Lena C. Borquez


1933 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
Lena C. Borquez, age 76, passed away on February 21, 2010, at her home in Tucumcari following an illness. Lena was born on May 3, 1933, in Dalhart, TX, to the home of Cesario and Virginia Solano Mascarenas. She was reared in Tucumcari where she attended St. Anne's Catholic School. Lena married Raymond Borquez on August 16, 1950, at the St. Anne's Church in Tucumcari.
Lena was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church. She was also actively involved in the community where she was a member of the BPOE Does #210 where she served as President in 2003, the Tucumcari VFW Auxiliary, the Logan American Legion Auxiliary and the Red Hats Society. She loved to crochet, read, play bingo and the slots and she was an excellent cook. Lena owned and operated Lena's Café for many years.
She is preceded in death by her parents; daughters, Grace Madrid and Kathy Borquez; her brothers, Isiah Mascarenas and Juan Garcia and her grandson, Jason Pacheco.
Survivors include her husband, Raymond of the family home in Tucucmari; her children, Jimmy Borquez and wife, Elmira of Tucumcari, Raymond Borquez, Jr. of Tucumcari, Theresa Callahan and husband, Ken of Albuquerque, Christine Pacheco of Tucumcari, Hope Ortiz and husband, Freddy of Tucumcari, and her son in law, Alex Madrid of Tucumcari. Also surviving are her sisters, Margaret Lujan and husband, David of Fruitland, NM, Betty Galvan of Amarillo, TX; sister in law, Tillie Lucero of Tucumcari; 23 grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews, a host of relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, starting at 4:00 from St. Anne's Catholic Church. Rosary services will follow at 7:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 25, 2010, at 11:00 AM also from St. Anne's Church. Burial will follow at Tucumcari Memorial Park.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Gilbert Diaz, Bob White, Kelly Smith, Ernest Paiz, Danny Mares and Vic Baum. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Lena's grandchildren and Jake Martinez.
All services for Mrs. Borquez have been entrusted to the Chavez Funeral Home of Santa Rosa. To place an online condolence visitwww.chavezfuneralhome.com
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