Christine Bates Madrid, was called home by the Lord on October 7,2016, at the age of 27. Christine was beautiful, strong, and had a heart of gold. She loved her family to death, most of all, she loved her "Nana" Nancy Garcia who passed away several years ago and will now be reunited at the gates of Heaven. Christine loved arts, crafts, music, dancing, taking pictures with family, friends, and herself. Her greatest love was dedicating her time to her children and husband. Regardless of where she was and what they were doing, they always filled her heart with love and happiness.
The greatest day of Christine's life, was on her Wedding day December 21, 2012. On this day, she committed her love and heart to her husband, Irving Madrid. She vowed to him that day, "If ever a day I do not tell I love you, just know I love you more than life itself."
Christine is survived by her parents Arthur "Tudy" Bates of Norwalk, CA. and her mother Pauline Bates of Las Cruces N.M. Christine is also survived by her loving husband, Irving "Chino" Madrid, whom she loved "More than life itself." Also left to cherish her memory are her four Beautiful children, Kyliee Drew, 11 years old, Joselynn Marie, 6 years old, Irving Anthony, 4 years old, and Baby Arthur James C., newborn. Christine is survived by her sisters, Melinda Hart of Norwalk, CA., Sarah Bates and Tiffany Morales, both from Las Cruces, NM., her brothers, Arthur Bates, Jr. of Norwalk, CA., Myles Calderon, Daniel Morales, Jr., Albert Calderon, and her Step-Father, Daniel Morales all of Las Cruces, NM. Also left to cherish her memory are her, Uncle and Aunt Jerry and Celeste Marquez, God-parents Ronnie Sedillo and David Garcia, paternal grandmother Sarah Montoya, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends.
A memorial rosary will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, November 4, 2016 at Getz Funeral Home, a memorial prayer service will immediately follow. Services entrusted to Getz Funeral Home. Please visit the online register book at www.GetzCares.com.
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Published by Las Cruces Sun-News on Nov. 3, 2016.