A Rosary was held on Thursday, Sept. 15, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, for Victoria Gomez Dutchover, age 89 of Dexter, who passed away Sept. 12 at her home. The Resurrection Mass was held Friday, Sept. 16, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Hagerman, with Father Bryan of Artesia conducting the service. Burial will follow at Hagerman Cemetery.
Victoria was born Dec. 22, 1921 in Otis to Simon [auth] and Julia Mendoza Gomez. Both parents have preceded her in death, also three sons; Tommy Dutchover, David Dutchover, Louis Dutchover; and four sisters, three brothers.
Survivors include one son; Richard Dutchover and five daughters; Mary Garcia, Viola Dutchover, Dorothy Gandarilla, Carolyn Montez and Helen Perez; Sister: Margaret Langenegger. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and five great-great- grandchildren.
Victoria had worked for the State of New Mexico as a Social worker, for 21 years. She was of the Catholic Faith.
She was very active in civic affairs, and was past president of the VFW. She enjoyed working and helping people and had been employed at Woolsworth making flower arrangements. She started the H.E.L.P. program and the Community Action program in Hagerman where she taught sewing, canning, baking and delivered boxes and baskets to the needy. She also cooked for the Lake Arthur School Headstart. She was secretary-treasurer at the Cumberland Water Co-Op. She enjoyed playing bingo.
Pallbearers will be Sammy Garcia, Richard L. Dutchover, James Dutchover, Anthony Montez, Nathen Montez and Daniel Gandarilla.
Friends may pay respects online at lagronefuneralchapels.com
Arrangements are under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.