A rosary will be recited for Clara Prudencio, 83, of Roswell, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at 7 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at 10 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with Deacon Louis Romero officiating.
She passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, in the comfort of her home. Clara was born to Rafael Briseno and Josephina Gonzalez on Dec. 10, 1927, in Slaton, Texas. She was a homemaker most of her life and loved to spend time with her family.
She will be deeply missed. Those left behind to cherish her memory are her sons, Lorenzo Prudencio Sr. and Juan Prudencio and wife Alvina, both of Roswell; daughters, Mary Bushong and husband Jacob, of Gilbert, Ariz., Rufina Romero and husband Deacon Louis Romero, of Roswell, Josie Portillo and husband Gustavo, of Roswell, Victoria Moreno and husband Alberto, of Roswell, Cecilia Coleman and husband Jerry, of Roswell, Guadalupe Portillo and husband Ramon, of Roswell, and Theresa Prudencio, of Roswell; 22 grandchildren, 28 greatgrandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Martin Prudencio, grandson Leroy Prudencio, daughterin- law Maria Prucencio, parents Rafael and Josephina Briseno, infant son Clifford Prudencio, sister Pilar Rodriguez and brother Jose Briseno. Pallbearers will be Lorenzo Prudencio Jr., Leroy Prudencio III, Martin Prudencio, Jesus Rodriguez, Manuel Portillo, Louis Romero II, Johnny Ray Garcia and Steve Rivas.
Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Prudencio, Freddy Prudencio, Richard Prudencio, Michael Cameron, Bobby Ray Prudencio, Carlos Sutherland, Mathew Sutherland, Angelo Fierro, Patrick Fierro, Johnny Rodriguez, Eric Portillo, Jacob Rojo, Freddy Prudencio Jr. and Alberto Hernandez. The family would like to thank the staf f of Vista Care for the care and compassion it gave in their time of need.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.