Prestinia Maria Grajeda and Loretta Marie Grajeda Pruett

January 23, 2011 • Obituaries


A rosary is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, at St. John’s Catholic Church, for Prestinia Grajeda, 66, who passed away on Jan. 13, 2011, in Roswell, and for Loretta Grajeda Pruett, 2, who passed away on Jan. 18, 2011, in Albuquerque.

A memorial Mass is scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Fr. Juan Antonio Gutierrez O.F.M. of St. John’s Catholic Church will officiate. Prestinia was cremated according to her wishes and burial will follow at South Park Cemetery for Loretta. Visitation for Loretta will be [auth] held on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, from 1 to 7 p.m. Prestinia was born June 1, 1944, in Roswell, N.M., to Amado Trevino and Geneva Montoya Gonzales. She was preceded in death by her parents and her two brothers, Salomon and Raymond Gonzales.

She is survived by her son, Jesse Grajeda; daughter, Julie Anne Linares and husband, Manuel Lee, of Roswell; brothers, Benny Gonzales and wife, Sophie, of Roswell, Jim Gonzales and wife, Helen, of Roswell; sisters, Geneva Guevarra and husband, Abraham, of Roswell, Cecilia Gonzales and Lucy Gonzales, both of Roswell. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Anthony Stanley Montoya, Jessica and Janessa Reta; and one great-grandchild, Angel Reta. Prestinia was a lifelong resident of Roswell and was of the Catholic faith.

She liked gardening, working outside in the yard and enjoyed making pillows and pillow cases. Her most favorite thing to do in life was spending time with her precious granddaughter Loretta. Loretta was born Aug. 8, 2008, to Julie Anne Grajeda and Terry Alan Pruett in Roswell. She is survived by her mother, Julie Anne Linares and her husband, Manuel, and uncle, Jesse Grajeda, all of Roswell; brother, Terry Pruett of Hobbs; and sister, Summer Pruett of Artesia. She is also survived by many great-uncles, aunts and cousins. She is preceded in death by her father, Terry Pruett, and her grandmother, Prestinia Grajeda. She was a very, very loving, talkative and happy little girl. Loretta loved dancing and giving hugs. Her most favorite thing to do was to spend time with her Grandma.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at

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