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BERTHA TAFOYA

BERTHA TAFOYA Age 79, Beloved and devoted mother and grandmother was born August 26, 1933 in Velarde, NM to Ursulina and Faustin Esquibel. She married Lloyd Tafoya on January 12, 1952. Bertha is preceded in death by her mother Ursulina Esquibel; father Faustin Esquibel; husband Lloyd Tafoya; and sons: Larry and Orlando Tafoya; brother Elias Esquibel She is survived by son Wayne Tafoya (Christine); daughter, Je'Anne Angel (Sam); one sister, Cordie Giron; 8 grandchildren; and 9 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends; special niece, Marlene Hernandez; and special Godson Gilbert Montoya. Bertha was a loving and caring housewife. She enjoyed playing bingo and casino slot machines. She was a big Dallas Cowboy fan. Bertha will be greatly missed by her loving family and by those whose hearts she touched. A Rosary will be recited at St. Anne Catholic Church on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated at St. Anne Catholic Church on Friday, October 12, 2012 at 11 a.m. with a burial to follow at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 12:45 p.m. Serving as Pallbearers will be Wayne Tafoya Jr., Mathew Tafoya, Abran Chacon, Adrian Manzanares, Sam Angel; and Gilbert Montoya. Honorary Pallbearers will be Betty Jo Tafoya, Michelle Tafoya, Melanie Tafoya, Julia Manzanares, Samantha Angel, Breanne Angel and Marlene Hernandez. The Rivera Family of Santa Fe Funeral Options 417 East Rodeo Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505 Phone: (505)989-7032 Fax: (505)820-0435 santafefuneraloption.com


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