A rosary will be recited for Eva M. “Lala” Aragon, 75, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 7, 2012, at St. John’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Juan Gutierrez, OFM, officiating. Interment will follow in South Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home. Eva passed away on Friday, June 1, 2012, at ENMMC surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on July 26, 1936, in Lincoln, to Desiderio Montoya and Catarina Salazar Montoya, who preceded her in death. Eva was a lifelong resident of Roswell, a devoted member of St. John’s Catholic Church and a member of the Guadalupanas. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending a lot of time with her family and friends. She always made everyone feel at home and enjoyed cooking for them.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Kathy Vegara and Willie, Prome Montoya and Antonia, Augustine Aragon and Sherl, Betty Vale and Domingo Sr., Mary Helen Aragon and Alvin, Nancy Aragon and Larry, and Grace Lozano, all of Roswell; one sister Josie Montoya Rodriguez, of Pueblo, Colo.; 15 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild Amy; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and very special friends, Pricilla and Santos Franco, Joe Sutherland and Della and Rosie Chavaria.
Preceding her in death were her husband Domingo B. Aragon; Angie Montoya, John Montoya Sr., Alan Montoya Aragon, Margaret Montoya, Desiderio Montoya Jr., Manuel S. Montoya, Roger Montoya Sr., Stanley Montoya, Roger Montoya Jr.; grandson Billy Montoya; mother- and father-in-law, Catarina and Frank Aragon; and Augustine Aragon, Manuel Aragon, Virginia Montoya and Dolores Garcia.
Those serving as pallbearers are her grandsons, Richard Hernandez, Anthony Horton, William Vegara, Domingo Vale Jr., Gary Lozano, Alan Padilla, Aaron Vegara, Manuel Horton, Jonathan Quintero, Carlos Quintero, Jeramiah Horton, John Montoya Jr., Barney Montoya, Larry Anaya and Daniel R. Garcia.
The family extends a special thank-you to the staff at ENMMC, ICU, Lincare and Casa Maria Nursing Home for the wonderful care that was given to our mother.
Please join the family for lunch at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 3210 S. Sunset.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register at andersonbethany.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.
God saw she was getting tired,
And a cure was not to be.
So he put his arm around her
And whispered, “Come with me.”
With tearful eyes we watched her suffer
And watched her fade away.
Although we loved her dearly,
We couldn’t make her stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard-working hands put to rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us.
He only takes the best.