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Micaela (Chaffino) Valdovinos

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Micaela (Chaffino) Valdovinos Obituary
Micaela Valdovinos, 83, passed away on March 31, 2014, in Tularosa.
She was born on Feb. 8, 1931 in EL Paso, to Francisco and Dolores (Trejo) Chaffino.

Micaela was a life-long devout Catholic who as a widowed, single mom, who raised her four children, cared for her elderly parents, until their death, and raised two grandchildren after her son and his wife died in an auto accident. She worked 35 years as head cook at Southwestern General Hospital in El Paso and at Rio Hondo Hospital in California.

Survivors include her husband, Herminio Valdovinos, of Alamogordo; sons Jose Armando Molina and Roberto Molina, both of El Paso; daughter Margarita Payan, of Tularosa; grandson Ruben Chaffino Jr., of El Paso; granddaughter Jolene Chaffino, of Alamogordo; sister Josefina Hammond, of El Paso; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Ruben Chaffino, siblings Ana Almeraz, Francisco Chaffino Jr., Pablo Chaffino, Carlos Chaffino, Guadalupe Castaneda, Maria Payne, Abelita Chaffino, Elvira Chaffino and Jose Chaffino.

The Rosary for Micaela Valdovinos will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, at Alamogordo Funeral Home by Linda Villabisencio. Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Carlos Espinoza, Celebrant.

Interment will follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.
Pallbearers include Ruben Chaffino Jr., Jesus Payan Jr., Jose Armando Molina, Roberto Molina, Michael R. Molina and Jose Armando Molina Jr.
The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2014, at Alamogordo Funeral Home.

The Valdovinos 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. 4 to May 3, 2014
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