MANUELITA MACIE DOMINGUEZ ROGERS Manuelita "Macie" Dominguez Rogers, age 65 a resident of Las Vegas, NM went home with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 in the loving arms of her family at Alta Vista Regional Hospital in Las Vegas, NM. Macie was born April 30, 1948 to the late Eddie Dominguez & Julia Baros Dominguez. She was the eldest of 7 siblings. She grew up in the shadows of the family business of El Alto Super Club, the famous steak house up on the hill that was in operation from 1940 to 2002. Here is where she learned the values of giving in which she practiced all the days of her life. She was known for having her famous birthday parties with 500+ children in attendance. The gifts from the parties were always saved later for Christmas in which her Father Eddie would dress as Santa Clause and distribute to all the needy children in the area. After her father passed away in 1966, Macie became her mothers right hand in operating the business and raising her 6 siblings. She graduated from Robertson High School in 1966. She later went to attend New Mexico Highlands University. During this time she was a secretary at Rogers Mortuary. In 1980 she began her journey with the Kmart Corporation as a personnel manager and stayed with them up until the doors closed in 1994. Here she gave many young people a chance at starting there professional careers as they attended the local University. In 1994 she started with the San Miguel County. While she worked for the county, she also took a side job as a treatment guardian for the mentally ill for the State of New Mexico. Here she had one of the largest patient loads and would make the time and effort to visit each and every one of her clients and there families to determine the best outcome for the patient. In 1996, she started her journey with the 4th Judicial District Courts in which she later on became the Court Administrator. She was forced into retirement in 2005 after suffering many healthy issues. Macie, had two children in which she carried a special relationship with both. Her son Bobby, was the heart and strength of her as her daughter Amanda was the knowledge and spirit. She was a beautiful lady with impeccable tastes and style. She enjoyed a variety of activities such as reading,fishing, boating, painting, biking, yard selling with the grandchildren, traveling, music and spending time with her family. She was also known for being a big Star Trek fan . She was always helping others in need even when she was most ill she was always thinking about others. She often assisted many of the older people in the community with buying there groceries and taking it to them. She would never turn a soul down that needed help. After her long term fight with Cancer, she came to have many friends that she encountered at the Santa Fe Oncology unit. Here she would have the whole treatment room filled with a loud roar of laughter after she arrived. She had one of the most contagious laughs that would ring throughout the area. Through her pain and misery she always found something to smile in. She was a very charming, witty, compassionate, loyal, and charismatic individual that poured her whole life into serving and uplifting others. She was a great pillar of strength for many. She was preceded in death by her parents Adolfo "Eddie" Dominguez & Julia Baros Dominguez; brother: Adolfo Dominguez; sister: Pearl Page; nieces: Juliette and Amor Dominguez; brother-in-law: Persali Safi. She is survived by her son: Bob J. Rogers and wife Michele; daughter: Amanda Vigil all of Las Vegas, NM; grandchildren: Amber Martinez, Tamara Rogers, Devon Rogers, Bobbi Rogers, Zachary Archuleta, Josiah Archuleta and Mateja Vigil; sisters: Charlene Martinez and husband George of Las Vegas, NM; Amor Safi of Fairfax Station, VA; Estrellita Dominguez and Tana Dominguez all of Rio Rancho, NM;Special long term friends include Loretta Lopez, Austin Almanzar, Mike & Joann Almanzar, Yolanda Yeaman, and Florence Smith; numerous: nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rosary services will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:00 am at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas, NM, with Funeral services to follow the Rosary with Father Douglas Mitchell as Celebrant. Mike and Joann Almanzar to deliver the Eulogy. Interment will follow at the family plot in the San Jose Cemetery in Las Vegas, NM. Please visit our website: www.rogersmortuarynm.com to sign the online register book. Arrangements under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, 600 Reynolds Ave. Las Vegas, NM. 1-800-479-3511 or 505-425-3511.
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Feb. 11, 2014