Selma Villalobos

July 4, 2013 • Obituaries

A rosary will be recited for Selma Ramirez Villalobos, 48, of Roswell at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2013, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. A funeral service for Selma will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Ernesto Martinez officiating. Burial will follow in South Park Cemetery. Selma passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, surrounded by the love of her family.

Selma was born July 21, 1964, to Waltamad Ramirez and Esperanza Melendez Ramirez in Roswell. She loved to watch movies, cook, music, going to concerts and spending time with family. Selma will be [auth] missed by all who knew her.

Selma is survived by daughters Erica Orona and her husband, Moe, Monica Villalobos and Cristal Villalobos; her only son, Ignacio Villalobos and his significant other, Deserea Stone; sisters Irene Dominguez, of Omaha, Neb., Dolores Dominguez, of Philadelphia, Belinda Sanchez and husband Felipe Sanchez; brothers Waltamad Ramirez Jr. and Liz; Nick Ramirez; nephews Jesse Ramirez, of Carlsbad; Walt Cardona, of Grand Island, Neb.; Mariano and Tuno Covarrubias, of Omaha, Neb.; grandchildren Moises Orona, Dayton Gonzales, Eric Orona, Mariyah Gonzales, Naomi Gonzales, Joshua Gonzales, Ebonee Orona, Igancio Villalobos IV, and a new grandson to be born; nieces Laurie Cardona, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Lorine Cardona, of Roswell.

She is preceded in death by her father, Waltamad Ramirez Sr., her mother, Esperanza Ramirez, and paternal and maternal grandparents.

Pallbearers will be Walt Ramirez, Nick Ramirez, Jesse Ramirez, Ignacio Villalobos, Moe Orona and Isaiah Nieto. Honorary pallbearers will be Mariano and Tuno Covarrubias, Moises Orona and Dayton Gonzales.

Special thanks to University of New Mexico Cancer Center and Gentiva Hospice Care.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online registry book at

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

God saw you getting tired,
When a cure was not to be.
So he wrapped his arms around you
And whispered, come to me,
You didn’t deserve what you went through
So he gave you a rest
God’s garden must be beautiful
For he only takes the best.
And when I saw you sleeping so peaceful and free of pain
I could not wish you back to suffer that again.
Your memory is our keepsake with which will never part
God has you in his keeping, we have you in our hearts.
~ We Love you MOM ~

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