Born in Dexter, on May 1, 1924. Passed away in her home in San Lorenzo, Calif., on Oct. 7, 2010, from congestive heart failure Felipa De La Cruz Figueroa was raised in Roswell, where her parents, Pablo and Pabla De La Cruz, lived on East Tilden Street for 35 years.
She had many family members and friends in Roswell, where she returned often to visit. She married Norman Couture in the early 1940s. She moved to Oakland, Calif., in 1949, with her four daughters, Gloria, Lorraine, Elizabeth and Sandra. She married Manuel Figueroa and had 3 sons, Richard, Manuel and Miguel.
Her husband, Manuel, passed away in 1986. She is survived by her seven children, 10 grandchildren, 23 greatgrandchildren and 3 greatgreat- grandchildren. She will be remembered as the proud family matriarch and was loved and adored by her seven children (and all who knew her). We will forever miss her and all she meant to us: Her wise counsel and gentle spirit which was uniquely her; her fabulous Christmas tamales, which she made up to her last year and New Mexico style of cooking.
We wanted to keep her forever but the angels took her home. Tear fully we opened our hands and let her go. We love you, Mommy. Until we meet again. VIA CON DIOS Anyone who wishes to send a card, send to: The Figueroa Family, 15590 Via Vega, San Lorenzo, CA 94580