Elizabeth (Lee) Lara

March 12, 2014 • Obituaries


Lara-2Elizabeth ( Lee) Lara, 90, of Roswell passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 9, 2014 at Memorial Hermann Hospital, The Woodlands, TX.

Funeral services are scheduled at 10 am Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Father Charlie Martinez. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery.

She was born in Roswell, NM on June 21, 1923 to Pedro Reyes and Lydia Villescas; both have preceded her in death.

Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Will Gray of The Woodlands, TX; grandson, Michael Lazos and great-granddaughter, Alyssa McDonald; granddaughter, Cassandra Lazos and great-grandchildren, Ethan and Marysa of The Woodlands, TX; daughter–in-law, Emalda Lara and her children, Rita Payne and great-grandchildren, Brian and Desiree and great-great- granddaughter, Zoey; Veronica Campos and great-grandsons, Gabriel and Mathew; Ramon Lara and great-grandson, Luke Lara; Elizabeth Bedford of Burleson, TX and great-children Katriana-Kay McCutchen and great-great-grandchildren, Kane and Bella, Delania-Don Houchin and great-great granddaughter, Baylie-Ann; grandson Donny Ray Ficklen of Oklahoma and great-great-grandchildren, Marybeth Ficklen and Julie Thilbodeaux and great-great granddaughter, Ryen; grandson, Luie Lara and Anthony Lara and great-great-grandchildren, Angelica and Antonio; also surviving her is sister, Minnie Garofalo and special niece Alice Lujan.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband, Ramon M. Lara; sons, Luis Lara and Augustine Lara; daughters, Lydia Lara and Mary Cooper; brothers, Lorenzo and Lonzo Reyes; niece, Jeanne Glenn.

Pallbearers will be Elizabeth Bedford, Rita Payne,Veronica Campos, Matilda Lujan, Yolie Herrera, Delva Olivas, Delma Cuddy and Debbie Duron.

Honorary pallbearers will be Julia Soto, Rebecca Roberts and Nadine Franco.

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.

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