Carmen A. Velasquez obituary

Carmen A. Velasquez Obituary

Las vegas, New Mexico, United States

June 02, 1936 - January 03, 2013

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Carmen A. Velasquez obituary

Carmen A. Velasquez Obituary

Jun 02, 1936 - Jan 03, 2013

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Carmen A. Velasquez went to be with her heavenly father on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. Carmen passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 2, 1936, to Aurelia and Julian Olivas in Holman.Carmen married the love of her life, Joe Velasquez, on Oct. 12, 1956. Carmen was a homemaker and a stay at home mom. Carmen enjoyed sitting in the porch in the evening watching her kids and grandchildren during happy hours. She enjoyed the annual Fourth of July reunion camping at Los Alamitos with the family and friends. She also enjoyed the Fiestas de Mora.Carmen was preceded in death be her parents, Aurelia and Julian Olivas; mother-in-law, Geronima; father-in-law, Enrique Velasquez; brothers, Alfonso and his wife, Gertrude; Fabian and Leroy; sister, Lucille and her husband, Carlos; brothers-in-law, Pat Serna and Tacho Martinez; and nephew, Michael Olivas.Carmen is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Joe, and their five children, Yvonne Trujillo and husband, Felipe; sons, Arnold and wife, Louise; Steve and fiancée, Renee; Frank and wife, Sylvia; and youngest daughter, Lori; six grandsons; two granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; sisters, Versabe Martinez and Sofia Serna; brother, Antonio and wife, Lupe, Olivas and sister-in-law, Eloisa; and many nephews and nieces.Rosary services will be held at 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) at St. Anne's Church in Santa Fe and at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Gertrude's Church in Mora. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Gertrude's Church in Mora with Father Paul Grala as celebrant. Interment will follow at San Isidro Morada in Holman. Serving as casket bearers will be: Anthony Trujillo, Phillip Trujillo II, Xavier Velasquez, Justin Velasquez, Jared Velasquez, Gabriel Serna and Adam Sena. Serving as honorary bearers will be her granddaughters, Tanya Sena, Shantel Sena, Anna Marie Trujillo and Sandy Trujillo.Viewing will be held at 6 p.m. today (Wednesday) at St. Anne's Church until the time of rosary and at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Gertrude's Church in Mora.Visit Rogers Mortuary's website at www.rogersmortuarynm.com to sign our online register book.Arrangements under the direction of Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, 600 Reynolds Ave., 1-800-479-3511 or 425-3511.
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