Elpidia Morales

May 27, 2012 • Obituaries


On Friday, May 25, 2012, Elpidia Madrid-Lascano Morales entered into eternal rest at her home in Hagerman. She was 78 years old.

A rosary for Elpidia will be recited at 7 p.m., Monday, May 28, 2012, at St. Catherine’s Church, in Hagerman. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 2 p.m., Monday, May 29, 2012, at St. Catherine’s Church, with Deacon Herrera officiating. She will be laid to rest following the Mass at Hagerman Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 27, 2012, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday, May 28, 2012, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home.

She was born Elpidia Madrid on Nov. 17, 1933, in Presidio, Texas, to Elifonso and Estanislada (Hinojos) Madrid. Elpidia [auth] always worked hard in the home caring for her husband and children. She was a strong woman with a tender heart. A devoted Catholic, Elpidia attended church at St. Catherine’s. Her presence will be missed by those who call her wife, mother, sister, grandma, great-grandma, and aunt. Elpidia was a grandmother to everyone. She opened her door and her heart to anyone she met. Our memories of her are many and will live forever in our hearts. She had a big family and countless friends. Her house was everyone’s second home and a place to make countless memories. She was high-spirited and always happy to see you. You could always count on feeling like you were a part of the family even if you weren’t. Her home was filled with joy and laughter. Whether with the sounds of kids laughing and running around or the smell of chile colorado cooking, she welcomed all to her home and her family. Although she has gone to be with Our Lord, her spirit will continue to live on through her family and all who loved her.

Those left behind to cherish Elpidia’s memory are husband Edward Morales, of the family home; sons, Renyaldo Lascano (Sulema), of Odessa, David Lascano (Rebecca), of Amarillo, and Ruben Lascano (Judy), of Hagerman; daughters, Mary Jurado (Pedro), of Dexter, and Helen Barajas (Antonio), of Dexter; brothers, Moises Madrid, of Roswell, David Madrid, of Odessa, and Raymond Madrid, of El Paso; sisters, Guadalupe Ramirez, of Odessa, Delfina Molinar, of Odessa, Lucia Moreno, of Plato, Texas, and Juana Olivas, of Hagerman. Her 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews will miss her dearly.

Elpidia was preceded in death by her first husband Sesario Lascano; son Robert Loscano; parents Elifonso and Estanislada Madrid; brothers, Saturnino Madrid, Cruz Madrid and Elifonso Madrid; and sister Christina Gonzalez.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ruben Lascano, Robert Lee Patino, Cody Lascano, Joshua Lascano, Jared Lascano, and Jordan Hernandez.

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.

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