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Frances Vela

1942 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Frances Vela Obituary
Vela, Frances

Frances L. Vela, age 73, a resident of Albuquerque, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2016. She was born on October 23, 1942 in Sabinal, NM to Quirino and Alberta Lucero. Frances was a beautiful person with a big, loving, kind and caring heart for her family and all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sons, James Molina and Santos Vela; sister, Helen Sanchez and a brother, Albert Lucero.

Frances is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Manuel H. Vela; daughters, Becky and husband, Pete Gutierrez and Patricia Montoya; grandchildren, James Gutierrez, Victoria Jaramillo, Vanessa Gutierrez and Stephanie Montoya; great-grandchildren, Anthony Jaramillo, Lucas Gutierrez and Aleah Jaramillo. Also surviving are a brother, Raymond Lucero; sisters, Geneva Flores, Nora Lucero and Mary Jaramillo; and many other relatives and friends.

Upon family request, services will be private.

Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 2211-D Main St., (505) 866-9992, where an online guest register is available at

Published in Albuquerque Journal on July 10, 2016
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