Vigil service with rosary is scheduled for 9 a.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013, with the funeral Mass following at 10 a.m., at St. Peters Catholic Church with Father Charlie Martinez officiating. Evia Otero, 77, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her loved ones. Evi was cremated according to her wishes, she will be placed in the Columbarium at St. Peter’s Catholic Church.
Evi was born in Mayo, Florida, to Ike and Ocie Ovida Williams. Her parents preceded her in death. Evi also was preceded in death by her son, Darryl Otero; brothers: Lester Williams and Harry Williams; sisters: Louise W. Smith and Lorene Williams; and granddaughter, Abigail Martinez.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Lloyd Otero, of Roswell; son, Gregory Otero, and wife, Jill, of Tucson, AZ; daughter, Melissa Sanders, and husband, Rick, of Roswell; brother R.L. Williams, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; sister, Thelma Jean Langan, husband, Paul, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; grandchildren: Myles Mitchell and wife, Trina, of Clovis, Marcus Otero, Bailey Martinez and Macey Martinez, all of Roswell, Kodi Otero, of Tucson, Pvt. Reese Otero, serving in South Korea stationed at Camp Hovey, Layne Sanders and Luke Sanders, of Roswell, and her great-grandchildren: Karlie, Trevon, Skylynn and Colton Mitchell.
Evi was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Peters Catholic Church. She was a school bus driver for 36 years and also a waitress at the Roswell Inn and Sally Port Inn for many years. Evi loved to play bingo. Evi will be deeply missed by all who loved her and knew her.
The family would like to give special thanks to Gentiva Hospice for their loving care of Evi and all of her friends who stopped by to check on her, including special friends Ralph and Gloria Fresquez.
Reception to follow at 1700 S. Eisenhower Road, home of Raulie and Judy Otero for friends and family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at ballardfuneralhome.com.