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Frances “Pancha” Betancur

1945 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Frances “Pancha” Betancur Obituary
Frances ""Pancha"" Betancur
Frances ""Pancha"" Betancur was born on Feb. 1, 1945, in Carrizozo, to Joseph and Manuela Pino. She went home on Dec. 6, 2013.
She is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Paz Betancur, and their six children Anthony and wife, Bertha; Benji; James; Vicente; Jesse and wife Natalie; and Diana and husband, Steven, all of Tularosa. She also leaves 20 grandchildren Clarisa, Paz, Jacob, Jay, Matt, Sabrina, Jesse, Nathan, Selena, Serena, Reyes, Bethany, Anthony, Samuel, Tayler and Abby Betancur, and Sarah, Adrian, Isaiah and Jeremiah Chavez; five great-grandchildren Zariyah, Jaycee, Isabella and Emma Betancur, and Xavier Amaya; and one unborn great-granddaughter. She is also survived by three sisters Rosa Berlin and husband, Manuel, of Denver, Colo.; Fina Duran and husband, Joe, of Tularosa; and Dora Rodriguez, of Austin, Texas; two brothers Ramon Pino and wife, Dolores, of Alamogordo; and Joe Pino and wife, Adelina, of Tularosa; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents Joe and Manuela Pino, son Manuel Betancur and granddaughter Nicole Betancur.
""Pancha"" was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, sister-in-law and friend. You will be dearly missed; we love you very much.
Rosary will be recited at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, by Steve and Liz Chavez at St. Francis de Paula Catholic Church, in Tularosa. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated after the Rosary at 10 a.m. with Father Carlos Espinoza, Celebrant.
Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her sons, Anthony, Benji, James, Vicente, Jesse and Steven.
Honorary pallbearers will be all of her grandchildren.
The Betancur 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 Dec. 10, 2013 to Jan. 9, 2014
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