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Lillian Peña Medina


1924 - 2019
Lillian Peña Medina

Las Cruces - It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and sister, Lillian Peña Medina on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at La Posada Mesilla Valley Hospice.

She was born on June 19, 1924 to Vicente Peña and Lupe Lucero Peña in San Isidro, New Mexico. She married Ernesto Medina on January 2, 1947, and they had three daughters. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother throughout her life.

Those left to mourn her passing include her daughters, Lorraine Rocks and Lisa Houghtaling, her sister, Josie Peña, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.

The grandchildren are: Pamela Olivas, Celia Lopez, Danny Tellez, Jason, Jessica, Morgan, Brady and Allyson Rocks, April Houghtaling, Rebecca Rodriguez, and George Medina.

The great grandchildren are: Joshua Lopez, Raven Lopez-Holguin, Alexandra Kitt, Josiah and Katarina Olivas, Derek, Dylan and Anna Rodriguez, Katrina Storment, Kassandra , Kameron , Kyana and Hugo Rocks, Kyara Nevins, and Callie and Brandy Lou Medina.

The great great grand children are Jack Holguin, Elise Rocks, Sebastian Nevins, Ethan Storment, Trinity and Leylani Rocks.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ernesto; a daughter,

Rebecca; son-in-law, Daniel Tellez; her parents, five brothers and two sisters.

Visitation for Mrs. Medina will begin at 10:30 AM Thursday, September,

5, 2019 at Baca's Funeral Chapel, 300 E. Boutz Road where the Funeral Service is scheduled for 11A M with Pastor David Vistine officiating. Concluding Service and Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 5140 W. Picacho Avenue where she will be laid to rest alongside her husband.

Serving as casket bearers will be her grandsons: Jason Rocks, Morgan and Brady Rocks, Danny Tellez, Joshua Lopez, Josiah and Manny Olivas, and Chris Lopez.

We would like to give a special thank you to her caregivers, both at home and at Mesilla Valley Hospice.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made in memory of Lillian to La Posada Mesilla Valley Hospice, 299 E. Montana Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 8005.

Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces, 527-2223. Your exclusive providers for " Veterans and Family Memorial Care." For online condolences logon to www.bacasfuneralchapelslascruces.com
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News from Sept. 1 to Sept. 4, 2019
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