EAST CARBON - Our loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend, Sarah Isabel Vasquez, age 82, passed away peacefully Oct. 7, 2009 while surrounded by her family.
She was born July 12, 1927 in Gallina, NM to Pedro and Ascension Serrano Mestas.
Married William Head Vasquez July 28, 1944 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Durango, CO; he died April 22, 2004.
Sarah was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in East Carbon where she resided since 2004. She loved crocheting, playing bingo, gardening and her green thumb could make anything bloom.
She lived for her family and was always concerned abo the welfare of others. Sarah loved being near her family and her faithful companion Lucky was always by her side.
She is survived by her children, Rh (Victor) Herrera, Jr., East Carbon; Ray (Jackie) Vasquez, Durango, CO; Edna Candelaria, Salt Lake City; sisters, Della Mestas, Durango, CO, Virginia (Manuel) Paiz, Salt Lake City, Neomie Albo, Durango, CO; 19 grandchildren, 28 great- grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband, William; brothers, Ernest, Ben and Marshall; sisters, Ernestina, Tonie and Betty.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks appreciation to the entire staff of Rocky Mountain Hospice, especially Rick, Melinda and Melissa, and also to Sarah's sisters, Neomie and Della; beloved great-granddaughter, Desire; and grandchildren, Loretta and Lester. Your many acts of kindness will never be forgotten.
Funeral Mass will be Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, 10 a.m. Good Shepherd Catholic Church, East Carbon. Vigil service, Friday evening, 7 p.m. at the church in East Carbon.
Family will be at the church Friday and Saturday one hour prior to service.
Committal service, La Posta Cemetery, La Posta, Colorado. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.