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Our Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother passed away peacefully on January 24, 2013, at the age of 91. Emilia cherished her family and built her life around them. She was blessed with a full life, the gifts of love, giving, perseverance, courage, & hospitality of which we are blessed to inherit as a family.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Rita Dominguez and son, Leroy Cordova; Grandsons David Paul Lucero, Charles Roman, and Jerome Sanchez.
Emilia is survived by her children Vangie Hoover, Molly Roman, Barbara Cordova, Joann Lucero, Yolanda Sanchez, and Michael Garcia, 18 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren, brother Pete Garcia of Idaho Falls, as well as numerous, nieces, nephews and extended families.
A rosary will be recited on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8:00 a.m., with Mass of the Resurrection to be celebrated at 9:00 a.m. both at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with burial immediately following at Rosario Catholic Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM.
Donations may be sent to
, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014-5656, in her memory.
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Feb. 12, 2013