Petra Orozco

Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Petra D. Orozco, 93, of Las Cruces, left her dwelling place on earth and entered eternal life with her heavenly Father on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at La Posada – Mesilla Valley Hospice. She was born April 29, 1921, in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico to Mariano and Demecia Contreras Dominguez. Mrs. Orozco was a housekeeper and a member of the Catholic Church. Those left to mourn her passing include four sons, Rodolfo and Armando Orozco, of Las Cruces, Ruben Orozco of Bakersfield, California, and Enrique Orozco of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico; three brothers, Alfonso Dominguez of Las Cruces, Armando Dominguez of Animas, Eleuterio Dominguez of Lordsburg; two sisters, Socorro Dominguez, also of Lordsburg, and Anita Dominguez of Chihuahua, Mexico. Other survivors include 40 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rodolfo Orozco; and two sons, Eduardo and Servando Orozco. Visitation for Mrs. Orozco will begin at 6 p.m. today, May 1, 2014, in Baca's Chapel of Prayer, 300 E. Boutz Road, where the prayer vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Family and Friends will join together to celebrate the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2014, in Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church, 5035 Holsome Road, with the Rev. Jesús Espronceda, OAR officiating. Cremation will follow and inurnment of cremains will take place at a later date. Serving as casket bearers will be Edgar Melendez, Ruben, Rogelio, Sergio, Armando and Fernando Orozco. Entrusted to Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces and Sunset Crematory. 527-2222 Your exclusive providers for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences logon to

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Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on May 1, 2014