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Virginia (Fuentes) Widner

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Virginia (Fuentes) Widner Obituary
Our dear beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, VIRGINIA FUENTES WIDNER, age 98, of Las Cruces and formerly of Truth or Consequences entered eternal life on Monday, December 3, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society-Las Cruces Village. She was born December 30, 1919 in Arrey to Monica Trujillo and Justo Fuentes. Virginia was a devout and very active member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Those left to mourn her passing include two daughters, Rebecca F. Trujillo and Mary Belen Sanchez (Vivian) all of Las Cruces; four sons, Emmanuel F. Widner (Lety) of Coryell City, TX, Edmund F. Widner (Sandi Shay) of T or C, Eddie F. Widner of Indio, CA, and Tommy F. Widner of Las Cruces; sister, Helen Salas of Arrey. Other survivors include thirteen grandchildren, twenty-six great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; her paternal grandparents that raised her as one of their own, Cleto and Adelaida Marquez Fuentes; daughter, Veronica Green; grandson, Vernon Widner; five brothers, Isidro, Eloy, Isidoro, Amado and Pablo Fuentes and a sister, Lola Gomez.
Visitation for Mrs. Widner will begin at 6 PM Thursday, (today) December 6, 2018 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 103 E. 6th Street in T or C where the Prayer Vigil is scheduled for 7 PM. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM Friday, December 7, 2018 in the same church with the Reverend Don Hyatt, C.S.B., Celebrant. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at Vista Memory Gardens Cemetery where she will be laid to rest in the family plot.
Serving as casket bearers will be Ruben Trujillo, Frank Luna, Chris Widner, Monette Barrera, Benito Salas and Vivian Sanchez.
The Widner Family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels of Las Cruces, 300 E. Boutz, 527-2222. Your exclusive provider for "Veterans and Family Memorial Care". For online condolences logon to
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Dec. 6, 2018
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