Elisa Luna Velasco

May 13, 2012 • Obituaries


Elisa Luna Velasco, “Grandma Honey,” 54, of Roswell, passed away Friday, May 11, 2012, at home surrounded by her loving family.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church, with the Rev. Juan Gutierrez, OFM, officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, May 13, 2012, from 1 to 8 p.m., and Monday, May 14, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Chapel.

The daughter of Daniel and Amparo Saenz Luna, Elisa was born Aug. 22, 1957, in Chihuahua, Mexico. She married Ramon Velasco on Sept. 10, 1975.

The only word to describe this wonderful woman says it all in her name “Honey.” She was a mother to everyone. Anyone [auth] who had a chance to meet her should see themselves as being very lucky to have a memory with this woman. She was “one of a kind” and will be dearly missed by a lot of people, especially her grandchildren. “Grandma Honey” was very special to them.

Those left to cherish Elisa’s memory are her husband Ramon Velasco Sr., of Roswell; one daughter Sonia Velasco and husband Martin Talamantes Jr.; two sons, Matthew Velaso and wife Mireya Zapata, and Ramon Velasco III and wife Jessica Ledesma, all of Roswell; four sisters, Silvia Legrande, of Fayetteville, Ark., Socorro Pineda and husband Louie, of Roswell, Imelda Myers, and Isela Green and husband Tom, all of Poplar Bluff, Miss.; four brothers, Eladio Luna and wife Elvia, of Carlsbad, Javier Luna and wife Martha, of Dexter, Daniel Luna and wife Martha, and Manuel Luna and wife Maria, all of Odessa, Texas; grandchildren; Elisa Brown, Martin Talamantes III, Felix Talamantes, Mercedes Velasco, Myela Velasco, Matt Angelo Velasco, Ramon Velasco IV, Wally Velasco and Neriah Velasco; numerous nieces and nephews; and her very special friend Darlene Gonzales.

She was preceded in death by her parents Daniel Luna Sr. and Amparo Luna; and one nephew, Larry Luna.

Matt Velasco, Ramon Velasco III, Martin Talamantes Jr., Steve Luna, Thomas Velasco and Fernando Rodriguez Jr., will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be all of her grandchildren.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at

Services are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.


“I am alive forever!” This is the word He said: In Him there is no dying, In Him there are no dead. I am alive forever! This is word to me.

Through springtime, after springtime, to live eternally. “I am alive forever!” Oh, tell it far and near — no more can winter trouble or autumn bring its tear. I am alive forever! Let seasons go or stay for Christ is mine forever, forever and a day. Forever and Forever, oh, fling it to the breeze to live with him forever, creator of the trees. I paint with him the sunset, to visit the stars, to flash across God’s highways, beyond all earthly bars. I know not how the future shall change me, or surpise, but this will be my heaven. To look into His eyes, to hear again His promise, as He sweetly welcomes me — Thou Are Al

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