Magdelena Flores

November 25, 2010 • Obituaries


A rosary will be recited for Magdelena Flores, 95, of Roswell, at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, with the Rev. Juan Gutierrez, O.F.M., officiat[auth] ing. Burial will be in South Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, Friday, Nov. 26, and Saturday, Nov. 27, and from 1 p.m. until the time of the rosary, Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010. Magdelena passed away Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, in Roswell. Magdelena was born Oct. 23, 1915, in Flovana, Texas, to Jose and Hilaria Bustamante. She was a resident of Roswell for the past 74 years, moving here from Artesia. Magdelena was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, participating in the women’s club, Guadalupanas. She was also a part of The Salvation Army Home League.

In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, gardening and reading. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her children, Alicia Martinez, and husband, William, of Deming, Josephine Varela, of Roswell, Frances Medina, and husband, Frank, of Roswell, Eva Ponce, and husband, Felix, of Roswell, Mary Burns, and husband, Raymond, of Albuquerque, Martin Flores, and wife, Patricia, of Albuquerque, and Daniel Flores, and wife, Martha, of Oklahoma City; a brother, Sam Flores, and wife, Margaret, of Stockston, Calif; 27 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; nine great-greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernabe Flores; four daughters, Baby Andrea, Cresensia Ferraro, Maria Andrea Gonzales and Rosa Maria Flores; two brothers, Isaac Flores and Rayes Flores; two grandsons, Richard Petty and John Ferraro; a sister, Sara Garcia; her mother, Hilaria Flores; her grandmother, Maria Andrea Sanchez Flores; and a great-greatgrandson Gilbert Carlos Vigil. Pallbearers will be Alfred Gonzales, Frank Ponce, Joe Petty, Joseph Varela, John Arias and Geno Sena. Honorary pallbearers will be all her sons-in law, as well as members of the Guadalupana group of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to Vista Care of Roswell and their medical providers, nurses, aides, and all staff who helped provide the compassionate care for our mother, and the support for our family needed to make it through this most difficult time.

Please share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at Services are under the direction of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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