Beatrice Murillo Moreno (Betty)
Beatrice Murillo Moreno (Betty), born July 28, 1944, passed away on December 9, 2020 at the age of 76. She was born in Fierro, New Mexico to Genoveva Loera Murillo and Benito Valtierra Medrano. She and her sister, Julieta, were adopted by her maternal grandmother, Angela Acosta Loera and grew up in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She went to Holy Cross grade school and spent one year in Concordia, Kansas with the Sisters of St. Joseph convent, where her devotion to her Catholic faith was strengthened. While attending Las Cruces high school, she met the love of her life, Richardo Carillo Moreno. After graduating, she worked at White Sands Missile Range. She married Richardo on November 29, 1964.
They started a family with four children: Irene, Ricky, Oscar, and Carlos; and moved to Long Beach, California in 1973. While raising four children, she attended Long Beach City College and graduated with a degree in Nursing and practiced as a registered nurse at Lakewood Regional Medical Center. She was a caring nurse with a heart of gold and took care of her patients with compassion and respect.
It was her faith in God, Jesus, and Our Blessed Virgin Mary that inspired her to be a strong woman, loving wife, and a devoted mother - particularly during her son's illness and death.
She was the heart and soul of our family and losing her broke all our hearts. Her spirit lives on in the beautiful, special, and loving memories we have of her. She is survived by her husband, Richardo; her sisters, Julie, Arlene, Ana, Angie, Luisa, and Millie; her children, Irene, Oscar, and Carlos; her grandchildren Andrew and Kristiana; and daughter-in-law, Nanci. She is preceded in death by her eldest son, Ricky; and will finally lay in peace, beside him at Forest Lawn in Cypress, California.
Published in Las Cruces Sun News from Dec. 17 to Dec. 19, 2020.