A prayer service will be held for Maura Tafoya, 80, of Roswell at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home, with Pastor Luis Morales officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.
Maura passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, in Lubbock. Maura was born to Tranquilino and Manuela Nevarez on Jan. 14, 1930, in San Juan, Durango, Mexico. She was a faithful member of La Luz Del Mundo, where she loved to attend church services and read her Bible.
She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister in Christ that will be missed by all the lives she touched. Those left here to cherish her memory are her children: Pancho De La Hoya and wife, Fina, of Roswell, Beto De La Hoya and wife, Rosie, of El Paso, Texas, Miguel Angel De La Hoya and wife, Lupe, of Mexico, Chuy De La Hoya and wife, Elena, of Mexico, Lupe De La Hoya and husband, Luis, of Roswell, Teto Chavez and wife, Maria, of Roswell, David Chavez, of Roswell, Javier Chavez and wife, Flora, of Roswell; 34 grandchildren; 50 greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by two of her sons: Manuel Chavez and Luis Antonio De La Hoya; a brother, Jose Nevarez; a granddaughter, Angelica De La Hoya; and her parents, Tranquilino and Manuela Nevaraz. Pallbearers will be Hector Chavez Jr. , Ismael Chavez, Eli De La Hoya, Jesus De La Hoya, Isaac De La Hoya, David Chavez Jr., and Israel De La Hoya. Honorary pallbearers will be Pancho De La Hoya, Miguel De La Hoya, Beto De La Hoya, David Chavez, Hector Chavez and Javier Chavez. Jehova Es mi Pastor, nada me faltara. En lugares de delicados pastos me hara descansar; Junto a aguas de reposo me pastoreara. Coforta mi alma; Me guiara por sendas de justicia por amor de su nombre. Salmos 23.] The family would like to request that no religious items, other than a Bible, be brought to prayer or funeral service.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of Anderson- Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.