Ana Maria Rodriguez
Deming - Ana Maria Rodriguez, 89, longtime Deming resident passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home.
Visitation will begin Friday, June 25, 2021 from 5 to 7 in the evening at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will follow the next day at Baca's Funeral Chapel Saturday, June 26, 2021 with the viewing beginning at 9 o'clock in the morning. Services will begin at 10 with Raul Granillo to officiate. Interment following the funeral service will take place at Mountain View Cemetery in Deming.
Ana Maria was born in Ciénega de Ortiz, Chihuahua, Mexico on January 20, 1932 to Miguel Gonzalez Sigala and Maria Dolores Ortalejo Macias. While growing up Ana Maria lived in Colonia km 99 where she would take a bus to a medical clinic and hospital in Ciudad Delicias to work as a nurse in training. Prior to this she worked picking cotton on the farms around Ciudad Delicias. In 1954 Ana Maria married Florentino Rodriguez and later moved to Deming, New Mexico in 1962. They lived and worked at Bowman's Chicken Farm. She also worked at Auburn Rubber Factory making plastic products. Ana Maria's passion was cooking for everyone. She did this not only at home for her family and friends, but also working at Belshore Restaurant, Holiday Inn and Si Senor Restaurant. In Deming, she will be remembered as the person that would give people "un shot" when they were sick (medical shot provided by doctor). We all will miss her love, smile and of course her world-famous cooking
Survivors include her 6 children, Rosario "Chayo" (Oscar) Carrasco of Delicias, Chihuahua, MX, Olivina "Oly" (Juan) Ortiz of Deming, Florentino "Chino" Rodriguez Jr. of Deming, Maria "Lily" (Jaime) Rodriguez of West Minister, CA, Elaman (Gina) Rodriguez of Phoenix, AZ and Edgar Rodriguez of Deming; 13 Grandchildren, 35 Great-Grandchildren, and 6 Great-Great-Grandchildren and growing!
Ana Maria is preceded in death by her parents, Miguel and Maria Gonzalez; her husband, Florentino Rodriguez, 2 siblings, Victoria and Monse Gonzalez; 2 grandchildren, Melissa and Jaime Grado and baby Rebecca.
Serving as pallbearers are Juan Ortiz, Johnny Grado, Jesus Cruz Carrasco, Jaime Olvera, Miguel Sotelo and Humberto Romero.
Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at www.bacasfuneralchapels.com
811 S. Gold Ave., Deming, NM 88030. Phone: 575.546.9671
Published by Deming Headlight from Jun. 22 to Jun. 25, 2021.