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Eliza V. Leyva

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Eliza V. Leyva Obituary
Eliza V. Leyva, 83, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, of Alamogordo, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 10, 2011, with her loving family by her side.
Eliza was born Aug. 14, 1927, to Pete and Lucia Valenzuela in Alpine, Texas.
She is survived by her children, Nivia Thames, Yvonne Romero and her husband, Tony, Steve Leyva and his wife, Helen, Henrietta Silva and Freddie Duran, Leticia ""Letti"" Coyazo and her husband, Ysidro, Christine Santos and her husband, Manny, and Marlin Leyva; grandchildren Tony Romero, Monica Costa-Nizzi, Michael Coyazo, Sophie Taylor, Mark Silva, Jeremy Foster, Nicole Hester, Yvette Romero, Grace Coyazo, Greg Romero, Stephen Leyva and Shawna Codilla; 21 great grandchildren; brothers Pete Jr., Charlie, Henry and Jerry Valenzuela; and sisters Delia Soria and Lucy DuVall. She is also survived by countless family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill H. Leyva; her parents; a brother Robert Valenzuela; and sister and Ende Lara.
She will be greatly missed.
The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church by Estela Valle. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011, with Father Bryant Hausfeld, O.F.M., as celebrant.
Pallbearers will be sons-in-law Tony Romero, Ysidro Coyazo and Manny Santos, and grandsons Mark Silva, Jeremy Foster, Michael Coyazo and Tony Romero Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at Alamogordo Funeral Home.
The Leyva family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Apr. 12 to May 12, 2011
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