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Petra L. Golightly

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Petra L. Golightly Obituary

Petra L. Golightly, 97, passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord in Albuquerque on November 19, 2016. She was a long-time resident of Alamogordo, born to Francisco Sanchez and Rafaela Lozano Sanchez on August 1, 1919.

She is survived by her sons, Robert of Alamogordo; Russell and his wife Flo of Albuquerque; her grandchildren Justin and Lauren, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband of 53 years, Edward Golightly in 2007.

She is the last of her generation of six sisters Felicitas, Catalina, Tomasa, Feliciana, Micaela and Elisa, and seven brothers Panfilo, Luis, Santos, Valente, Lalie, Albert and Francisco. She dedicated her life to her family as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed socializing and especially loved cooking for her family and friends.

Pat would like to tell of riding the old train from Alamogordo up to Cloudcroft to work at the Lodge when she was a young woman. She also worked as a store clerk at the Fair Store and other dry good shops downtown for many years. Pat was very proud to serve as a clerk for many local elections over the years. She found much enjoyment in keeping up with family and friends, decorating her home, waking, and playing bingo at her parish hall.

The Rosary for Petra Golightly will be recited at 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 28, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 28, 2016, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Mike Lindsay, Celebrant.
Burial will follow at Monte Vista Cemetery.

The family would like to especially thank the staff of Beehive homes of Albuquerque for providing her with such loving care, special attention and sincere compassion in her final years while there.

The Golightly 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 Nov. 24 to Dec. 23, 2016
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