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Maria Calles

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Calles, Maria Elena Gurule


Maria Elena Gurule Calles, age 92, a resident of Adelino, NM, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 7, 2016. She was a very devout catholic and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tome, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, secretary assistant, and Catechism teacher. Elena also proudly served as a team member for St. Vincent de Paul Society. Some of her favorite hobbies were her collection of spoons, bells, and rocks. Elena will always be remembered for putting everyone before herself.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Macedonio and Maria (Baca) Gurule; and granddaughter, Rachel Ann Calles Garcia.

Elena is survived by her loving husband of 73 years, Elias Calles; sons, Ambrose Calles and wife, Kristy, and Enriquez R. Calles; and daughters, Patti Sellars and husband, Jackson, and Jeanette Urtiaga. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

All services will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tome, NM. A Viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m., with a rosary to be recited at 11:00 a.m., and a Funeral Mass to be celebrated by Fr. Jose Hernandez at 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Tome Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers are Isidro Urtiaga, Ira Sellars, Bryan and Jevon Calles, Justin Calles, and Lucas Urtiaga. Honorary Pallbearers will be Forrest and Belle Garcia, Kaitlin Lutz, Autumn Collins, Sunny Pacheco, Una Urtiaga, Cheyenne and Cadence Sellars. Please sign Elena's online tribute at


Romero Funeral Home

609 N. Main St. Belen, NM.
Published in Albuquerque Journal on Oct. 11, 2016
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