A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel for Dorothy Little 85, who passed away on Dec. 31, 2010, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. A funeral Mass is scheduled at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church. Fr. Juan Antonio Gutierrez, O.F.M., will officiate. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Dorothy was born July 21, 1925, in San Patricio to Frank and Martina Prudencio Chavez. Her parents preceded her death. She married Lee F. Little who preceded her in death in August 2006. Dorothy is also preceded in death by four brothers: Gilbert Montoya, Louis Montoya, Domingo and Cruz Chavez; one sister, Juanita Hidalgo; one granddaughter, Valerie Sandoval; and one greatgreat- grandson, Julian Tegeda. Dorothy is survived by two sons: Frank Little and his wife, Chris, and Louis Little; two daughters: Linda Tegeda and her husband, Frankie, and Lereda Sandoval and her husband, Michael, all of Roswell; eight grandchildren, Stephanie Alley, Michael Tegeda, Christy Little, Mark Tegeda, Frank Little Jr., Matthew Little, Diana Toledo, Shawna Sandoval; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Dorothy was a lifelong resident of Roswell.
She was a member of St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church and also a member of VFW Auxillary. Dorothy enjoyed crocheting and sewing. Her favorite pastime was to babysit her grandchildren and visiting with family and friends. Pallbearers will be Michael Tegeda, Mark Tegeda, Frank Little Jr. and Matthew Little. Honorary pallbearers will be Stephanie Alley, Christy Little, Diana Toledo and Shawna Sandoval. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.
A motherâ€™s undying love The time has come for you to go, to rest your body and your weary soul, to walk on the clouds in Heaven above, to laugh and to smile with your one true love. You were always there to lend a hand, to give support when we could not stand, to make us laugh, to make us smile, to help us through that lonely mile. We know you will always be there for us until the end of time grows near, watching over us from Heaven above with a Motherâ€™s True Undying Love.
-We love you Mom