FLORA R. PEREA MAY 24, 1924 ~ MAY 10, 2013 Flora Ruiz Perea, 88 years old and a lifelong resident of San Ysidro Sur, passed away on May 10, 2013 following an unexpected illness. Flora was born in San Ysidro on May 24, 1924 to Apolinar and Josephina Ruiz. Flora was a brave bus driver for 27 years. Following retirement, she dedicated her time to running the family business. She was a noble woman who enjoyed singing along to a guitar's tune, dancing to New Mexico rancheras, and spending time with her enormous family. Her joyful character and never-ending generosity were an inspiration to the family. She is preceded in death by her husband Orlando Perea, brother Jacobo Ruiz, Hilario Ruiz, daughter Teresa Garcia and nephew Isaiah Cook. She is survived by her sister Lala Valencia; her children Oliver and Donna Perea, Clarence and Antoinette Perea, Alex Perea, Georgia and Charlie Baca, Sylvia Perea, Merilynne and Lawrence Roybal, Yolanda and James Martinez, Carlos and Rita Perea and Ernesto and Lupe Perea, many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. She will be dearly missed. Rosary services are as follows: First rosary will be held at 7:00pm, Tuesday May 14, 2013; a second rosary will be recited at 7:00pm, Wednesday May 15, 2013, both will be held at Nuestra Seï¿½ora de Guadalupe Catholic Church in San Isidro Sur. A funeral mass will be celebrated by Father Antonio Mondragon at 10:00am, Thursday May 16, 2013 at Nuestra Seï¿½ora de Guadalupe Catholic Church in San Isidro Sur. Flora will be laid to rest following the funeral mass at the family cemetery in San Isidro Sur. Pallbearers will be all her grandchildren, as they will each be a part of carrying their beloved grandmother to her resting place. Please visit http://www.nelsonfuneralhomelv.com/ for online condolences. Funeral arrangements for Flora have been entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home; 801 Douglas Avenue, Las Vegas, NM; (505)425-6551.
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican from May 14 to May 16, 2013