Mrs. Josefina Rodarte Devora was born in Jerez, Zacatecas, Mexico, on Aug. 16, 1913, to Manuel and Concepcion Rodarte. She passed away peacefully at home after a short illness on Dec. 26, 2013, in Fresnillo, Zacatecas, Mexico. She was 100 years old.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jose Refugio Devora, her parents and one brother Jose Manuel Rodarte.
She is survived by her two sons: Dr. Gustavo Devora Rodarte, his wife Luz Maria, their children Gustavo, Mauricio and Ana Luz Alejandra, Dr. Gilberto Devora Rodarte, his wife Graciela, their children Dr. Gabriela Gonzales, Gilberto and Daniel; and her daughter Linda Devora Jones and her husband Alvin of Roswell, their children Abraham, Margarita Schroeder, Lila and Trevor.
She is also survived by her sister Elvira Gonzales of Mexico City, several nieces and nephews and by 14 great-grandchildren. Josefina lived many years in Roswell and was an active member of St. Peter’s parish. She will be remembered as a kind and loving grandmother. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic church on Jan. 4, 2014, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Character Counts.