Betty Cervantes

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Betty Cervantes



Born on April 13, 1930, Betty passed away on March 6, 2018 at the age of 87 years old. She passed peacefully surrounded by her loved ones, and now she is an Angel of God. Born in Grants, NM, she resided in Gallup for 49 years and Bluewater Acres for 23 years. She worked for Gallup-McKinley County Schools for 30 years as a cook. Betty moved to Albuquerque in 2010 and spent her last eight years here, with her daughter, Dora, as her caregiver. She is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Joe Cervantes; also by her parents, Jose and Luisa Trujillo; her brother, Arthur; two infant daughters, Carlotta and Ruthie Jean; and her adult son, Anthony (Mofe). She is survived by her sister, Virginia Cortez; her children, Dora and Guillermo Lajeuenesse, Phyllis and Andrew Blea, Irene Sena, John and Veronica Cervantes, and Steven and Liz Cervantes; as well as 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Betty is loved by so many and will never be forgotten. Pallbearers will be her granddaughters Dolly, Jeanette, Jessie, Selia, Cindy, Andrea, Tanya, Christina, Desiree, Hillary, and Felicia. Services were held this morning at Holy Family Church at 8 am, with the reception also at Holy Family following the burial at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 10, 2018