Mary P. Pena

September 28, 2013 • Obituaries

PenaGraveside services will be held for Mary P. Pena, 70, of Roswell, at 3 p.m. at South Park Cemetery. Mary passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013.

Mary was born June 25, 1943, to Francisco Prieto and Isabel Salcido Prieto in San Antonio Del Rio Bravo, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Mary was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and a resident of Roswell since 1965, coming from Dexter, NM. She was a Head Start Teacher, candy striper and a nurse’s aide at St. Mary’s Hospital. She taught Catechism and was a volunteer at the Roswell Joy Center. She was a wonderful mother and sister.

She is survived by her children: Loran L. Pena, Robert C. [auth] Perez, Josephine Y. Perez, Catalina M. Perez and Lee A. Raimo, and Elizabeth P. Montoya; her brother, Manuel S. Prieto; her sister-in-law, Francis Prieto; her sister, Tomasa Raimo; her brother in-law, Joseph F. Raimo and her sister, Daria P. Perez; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, grand nieces, grand nephews, great-grand nieces and great-grand nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorenzo E. Pena, her father, Francisco C. Prieto, her mother, Ysabel S. Prieto, twin sisters, Mercedes and Inez Prieto, her brothers, Victorano and Donacano Prieto.

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

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

The love for you I had was unconditional

All the teachings you left me

Gone from this world

Far from what these eyes can see

A Friend, a Mother too many

We weren’t ready to let you go

Our best friend who kept us together

Sitting there watching life flow

Our hearts are broken but we know

You’re with God now

Truly letting your love show

With others we gave our hearts to

Waiting to welcome us all back home

One last word that we could muster

To love, to cherish to give again

The things you gave us were to true

My heart and soul is strong because of you

I won’t fail you because you never did

You stood by me when we were kids

Held my hand and loved me like no other

Not once did you make me feel like a bother

You accepted me and always gave

How do you thank the one who made you brave

Everything you did you put your life into

Even in the end you stood tall

Holding onto the things you loved as god called

He chose to take you from us that fateful day

None of us ready to say goodbye

Our time to short like the bat of an eye

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