Eloria Rhoades

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Rhoades, Eloria


Eloria B. Roades, age 77, a resident of Los Lunas, NM, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017.

She was a member of San Clemente Catholic Church and took great pride in her volunteer work with the church. Eloria loved the outdoors and took every opportunity to be outside. Spending time with her meant singing and dancing, especially with her children and grandchildren. Saying no was never an option with Eloria and her family was brought up with that way of thinking. She loved life and was a strong fighter until the end.

Eloria was preceded in death by her parents, Rafael D. Baca and Romelia Pena Baca; siblings, Vilda, Ruben, Emily Gabaldon and Nila Chavez; Abe and Gertrude Sisneros.

She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Dusty (Leslie); children, Rose Marie Lilliequest, Kenneth J., and Diana Rhoades; grandchildren, Tasha Rhoades, Krista Mafnas, Eric Whipple, and Ethan Tijerina; great-grandson, Jacob Hopper; sisters, Lucy Metzner, Celine Baca, Mary Tearnan; brothers, Herman and Isaias Baca.

All services will be held at San Clemente Catholic Church in Los Lunas. A visitation will be held at 2:00 p.m., with a Rosary to be recited at 3:00 p.m., on Sunday, March 19, 2017. A final visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m., with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, March 20, 2017. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Urn bearers will be her two grandsons, Zachary Metzner and Jarrod Varela.

The family would like to express their love to Presbyterian Hospice for all the wonderful care they showed not only to Eloria in her final days but also to all the family in leading through this final journey.

Please sign Eloria's online tribute at


Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St. Belen, NM.

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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Mar. 18, 2017