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Juanita Saiz Mirabal

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Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend
Juanita Saiz Mirabal, 86, a longtime resident of Alamogordo, went to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, in Alamogordo.
Mrs. Mirabal was born Oct. 20, 1921, in Carrizozo to Suzano and Josephita (Saiz) Sanchez.
Survivors include three daughters, Marlene Barnwell, of Alamogordo, Irene Mirabal-Counts and her husband, James Waylon, of Alamogordo, and Gloria Mirabal-Brown and her husband, Clyde S., of El Paso, Texas; three sons, Robert S. Mirabal and his wife, Corine, Tony Mirabal, and George J. Mirabal and his wife, Delia, all of Alamogordo; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Ann Trujillo, of Pueblo, Colo., and Cecilia Sanchez, of Roswell; a brother, Raymond Farmer, of Roswell; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 44 years, Benino Zamora Mirabal, on April 18, 1987; and a grandson, New Mexico State Police Officer Christopher Michael Mirabal, on June 13, 2007.
A vigil service will be conducted Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Hamilton-O'Dell Chapel with the rosary to be recited by Estela Valle.
Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Paul Botenhagen, O.F.M., as celebrant, assisted by the Rev. Dr. Steve Trout.
Interment will follow in Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Barnwell, Robert A. Mirabal, Joel A. Molenda, Jeffery Barnwell, René Molenda, Dominic Mirabal, Matthew Barnwell and Joshua Walker.
Honorary pallbearers will be Victoria Hobson, Annette Barnwell, Andrea Mirabal, Michele Mirabal, Toni Buentello, Aaron Brown, Stacey Barnwell, Tami Molenda, Maggie Molenda, Bonnie Barnwell and Bryon Hobson.
Friends may call Thursday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.

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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Aug. 12 to Aug. 27, 2008
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