Edubigues “Vicky” G. Fuentes, 81, of Roswell, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2012, in Odessa, Texas. She was born in Barstow, Texas, on September 11, 1930, to Gregorio and Brijida (Muñiz) Gonzales. She moved from Pecos to Roswell in 1986 and resided there for 24 years. She was a homemaker, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother.
Our mother, as we knew her, was a fierce protecting mother to her eight children, 20 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She raised us to be strong, independent, loving, caring adults. Our mother lived her life for all of us and loved us all in her own unique way. Our beloved mother, at her sickest moments, would ask if everyone had eaten or been fed, including her friends and visitors. No matter how ill she was, she always managed to call us on every special occasion and make us laugh with her funny faces.
Our dear mother loved making everyone happy, talking on the phone with her friends, and having friends over to drink coffee and eat cookies. She enjoyed making tamales and biscochos. Her hobbies were crocheting, needlepoint, gardening, and cleaning her yard.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are her sons and daughters: Otilia Gonzalez and husband Arturo, of Roswell; Philip Fuentes and wife Conchita of Kermit, Texas; Juan Fuentes and wife Margie of Pecos, Texas; Virginia Fuentes of Marfa, Texas; Mario Fuentes of Roswell; Sylvia Duran and husband Miguel of Odessa, Texas; Guadalupe Fuentes Jr. and wife Georgina of Midland, Texas; Elizabeth Jackson and companion Jim Humphrey of Roswell; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Vicky is preceded in death by her husband Guadalupe Fuentes, Sr.; her parents, Gregorio and Brijida Gonzales; sister Estefana Garcia; brother Nicolas Gonzales; and half brothers, Isbael Gonzales, Frank Gonzales, and Silvestre Gonzales.
A rosary will be said at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Barstow, Texas. Communion Services will be at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, as well, at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Barstow, with interment to follow at Barstow Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Gonzalez, Dominic Dominguez, Nathaniel Reyes, Philip Fuentes, Joseph Fuentes, Jonathon Duran, William Jackson, Jr., Matthew Fuentes, Gabino Bejaran, Hermeregildo Bejaran, Jr., Michael Gamboa, Vicente Cano, Brian Cano and Gabriel Primera.
Arrangements are entrusted to Acres West Funeral Chapel of Odessa, and condolences may be sent to the family online at acreswestfuneral.com.
The family would like to thank everyone that participated in our mother’s care: The Vista Home Care Team of Roswell, HospiceMidland of Midland, Texas, Advance Home Care and Encompass Home Health of Roswell, and all the teams of doctors, RNs and CNAs. You all treated our beloved mother with dignity, respect, love and care.