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Amalia M. Portillo-Guilez

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Lifelong Tularosa resident
Amalia M. Portillo-Guilez, 92, a lifelong resident of Tularosa, died Thursday, March 5, 2009, in Alamogordo.
Mrs. Portillo-Guilez was born Feb. 19, 1917, in Bent. She was extremely strong in her faith and her service to God. She was a member of St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include two sons, Frank Portillo and his wife, Jamie, of Tularosa, and Fred Portillo and his wife, Patsy, of Aurora, Colo.; three daughters, Corina Mirabal and her husband, Robert, of Alamogordo, Viola Artiaga and her husband, Billy, of Tularosa, and Cathy Portillo of Tularosa; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and the father of her children, Frank B. Portillo of Tularosa.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Francisca Montoya; her husband, Rumaldo Guilez; a brother, Steven Montoya; two daughter, Lucia and Teresita Portillo; and a grandson, Christopher Mirabal.
A vigil service will be conducted this evening at 7 p.m. at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church with the Rosary to be recited by Mrs. Dolores Otero.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated in the church on Saturday at 10 a.m. with Father John Peterson, O.F.M., as celebrant.
Interment will follow in the Tularosa Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Frankie Portillo, Dominic Mirabal, Robert Mirabal Jr., Steven Portillo, Alex Ortega and John Walker.
Friends may call today from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Mar. 6 to Mar. 20, 2009
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