A rosary is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 17, 2012, at Assumption Catholic Church, for Chris C. Colacion, 86, who passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2012, in Roswell. A Mass will follow at 12:10 p.m., also at Assumption Catholic Church, with the Rev. Red Molina officiating.
Chris will be cremated according to her wishes.
Chris was born March 21, 1926, in Hondo, to Juan Crisostomo Chavez and Maria Ageda Pena. Her parents preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her three brothers, Domingo C. Chavez, Gregorio P. Chavez and Isidro P. Chaves; and five sisters, Epifania C. Gallegos, Beatrice C. Gallegos, Maria Inez C. Mendoza, Reyes P. Chavez and Ignacia C. Marquez.
Chris is survived by her loving husband of 29 years Jesus R. Colacion, of the family home; her sons, Ernest Cardona and wife Clara, of Farmington, and Sammy Cardona and wife Penney, of Roswell; daughter Sally Beatty and husband Gary, of Roswell; sister Nickie C. Archuleta, of Roswell; grandchildren, Carey L. Wood and husband Shawn, James C. Beatty and wife Dawna, Kristopher Cardona, Stephanie Gomez and husband Darrell, Regina Aragon and her husband Rudy and Ernest Cardona Jr. and wife Torrey; great-grandchildren Isaiah Cardona, Austin Cardona, Audra Lucero, Whitney Gomez, Alexander Valvarde, Noah Cockrel, Benicio Aragon, Jace, Ashtyn, Traeton Finlee, Brenner Wood and Riker Beatty; and two goddaughters, Ramona Fernandez and Margaret Trujillo.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.