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Yvonne Montoya Marrujo

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Yvonne Montoya Marrujo, 78, of Tularosa, passed in the arms of our maker Tuesday, April 16, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
She fought exceptionally hard to spend as much time with her loving husband, David T. Marrujo, and her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was born Jan. 8, 1935, in Ruidoso.
She was preceded in death by her parents Nazario and Bennie Montoya, her daughter Annette Sandoval, her granddaughter Baby Mary Thurman and her brother Ted Montoya Jr.
She is survived by her husband, David Telles Marrujo, who was always at her side. Her daughter Kathy Marrujo Thurman and her husband, Paul Thurman; her son David Gonzales and his wife, Belinda Gonzales; daughter Patsy Gonzales-Daniell and husband, "Duke" Daniell; her daughter Laura Marrujo and her partner, Julian Gonzales; and her son-in -law "Sandy" Sandoval. Her grandchildren are Tanya Thurman, Ben Marrujo-Thurman and wife, Stacie; Nicole Molinar, Genavive Montoya, Jessica Rogers and her husband, Jebediah Rodgers; Sara Woodul and partner, Daniel Najera; Jasmine Woodul and partner, Eddy Ray Herrera; Chelsea Woodul and partner, Troy Kazhe; sister Virginia Portillo and sister-in-law Vivian Montoya.
She had 13-great-grandchildren, Allison and Jason Wright, Miles and Dylan Thurman, Natalia Molinar, Destiny and Jerome Montoya, Taylor and Izibella Rogers, Jeremy Tijiri, Jacobi Saldevar, D.J. Najera, Alessandra Kazhe, her life-long friend Ola Rue, of Ruidoso, and Peggy Gartman. She is also survived by her numerous nieces and nephews who loved their Auntie Yvonne.
The family would like to express their very special thanks to the ICU nurses, Felicia Garwood R.N., and Dr. Chris Robinson, of Lincoln County Medical Center, who kept her smiling to the very end. Alamo Home Care and R.N. Diane Jones, her "White Daughter."
Honorary Pallbearers are Paul Thurman, Duke Daniell, Ben Thurman, and Julian Gonzales.
Services will be Monday, May 6, 2013 at St. Francis de Paula Church in Tularosa. The rosary begins at 9:30 a.m., funeral mass at 10 a.m., with graveside services after. Lunch will follow at the parish hall.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News on May 3, 2013
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