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Mary Otero Goldenberg

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Mary Otero Goldenberg, age 103, died Monday, May 5, 2008, in Las Vegas, New Mexico. She was born in Quay, New Mexico on September 10, 1904, to Jose M. Otero and Margarita Delgado Otero.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Andalesia; brothers, Cirilio and Santiago; her first husband, Benito Encinias; her second husband, Henry M. Goldenberg; daughter, Angelina Encinias; son, Robert Louis Encinias; son-in-law, James Leger, and other in-laws.
Surviving her are daughter, Josephine Leger of Las Vegas, New Mexico; son, Henry C. Goldenberg and wife Shirley, of Santa Clara, California; seven grandsons, James K. Leger, Gary Leger, Robert Leger and wife Evelyn, of Las Vegas, New Mexico, George Leger and wife Gina, of Mesa, Arizona, Wayne Leger and wife Loretta, of Olympia, Washington, Brian Goldenberg and Mark Goldenberg and wife Leanna, of Santa Clara, California; granddaughter, Josephine Leger and husband Michael Coca, of Las Vegas, New Mexico; several great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the Carmelitas, Christian Mothers and B.P.O. Does in Tucumcari, New Mexico. She was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church of Tucumcari, New Mexico, where she lived most of her adult life. She had lived in the La Vida Encantada Nursing Home in Las Vegas, New Mexico since 1999 and served as the President of the Residents Council. She asked, before her death, to thank the wonderful staff there for her care.
She enjoyed cooking and caring for her family and her home. Her hobbies were baking, gardening and quilting. She baked her famous rum cakes and bisqochitos for her family, clubs and friends. She enjoyed visiting with her many friends and neighbors.
Rosary services will be at 7:30 PM, Thursday, May 8, 2008, at Rogers Mortuary and funeral mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Las Vegas, New Mexico, at 9:00 AM Friday, May 9, 2008. Internment will follow at Tucumcari, NM Memorial Park.
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