EAST CARBON - Delores D. Velasquez, 93 of East Carbon, went to be with her Heavenly Father Dec. 13, 2008 after a long life spent in service with her family and her Lord.
Born in Gallina, N.M., on March 18, 1915. She is survived by her 10 children, Mike N. Velasquez and wife, Delores; Eduardo C. Velasquez and wife, Sara; Ruth E. Limas and husband, Robert; David Velasquez and wife, Connie; Anita Cummings; Julie A. Davis and husband, Ken; Aurelia L. Chavez and husband, Sam; Rosemary Alderete and husband, Frank; Eli L. Velasquez and wife, Susan; Robert D. Velasquez and wife, Teresa; sister, Josefita Jacquez Vigil from Farmington, N.M.; 30 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Eduardo; infant son, Federico; her parents, Carmen and Aurelia (Martinez) Jacquez; two sisters and seven brothers.
Eduardo and Delores enjoyed 70 years of marriage and faithfully raised their 10 children.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 16, from 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Jesus First Church, 11619 Menaul Boulevard NE. Prayer service at 7 p.m., with Pastor Ronnie Chavez officiating. Final visitation will be Wednesday, Dec.17, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Christian Faith Fellowship Church in Gallina, N.M. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., with family pastors officiating. Interment will follow at the Gallina Cemetery. Arrangements by Gabaldon Mortuary, Albuquerque, N.M.