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Dolores Preciado Candelaria

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Devoted mother and loving grandmother
Dolores Preciado Candelaria, 73, of Alamogordo, was called home Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, in Alamogordo.
Dolores was a very kind and loving lady, mother and grandmother. She loved her children and adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved playing bingo with her friends, Olivia, Reynie, Emilie and very special friend Laura. She had a generous heart and spirit, never turning anyone with a need away regardless of their circumstances.
She is survived by her children Larry Candelaria and his wife, Linda, of Roswell, Chuy Candelaria and his wife, Tony, of Roswell, Bonnie Grubbs and her husband, Joseph, Lisa Munoz and her husband, Eddie, Rey Candelaria and his girlfriend Jean and Chris Candelaria and his wife, Angela, all of Alamogordo; brother Luis Preciado and his wife, Florence; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Helario Layo Candelaria, brother Reynaldo Preciado and her sister Anita Baldonado.
The rosary will be recited by Don Dickman at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel.
The funeral service will be celebrated immediately after at 2 p.m. with Father Bryant Hausfeld, O.F.M., as celebrant.
The family will greet friends at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, before the rosary at the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel.
Pallbearers will be Henry Candelaria, Michael Candelaria, Tim Cuellar, Helario Parsons, Jesus Candelaria, Alex Preciado, John David Parsons and Christopher Layo Candelaria.
Honorary pallbearers will be sons-in-law, nephews, nieces and grandchildren.
The Candelaria family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral arrangements. Cremation will take place locally at PCS.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 20 to Feb. 3, 2009
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