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. 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 andersonbethany.com.
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