Carmelita E. Aragon, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend. Carmelita 94 years old was born on April 27, 1921, joined our Lord in Heaven peacefully on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, while surrounded by her loved ones, which included four generations. Carmelita was a longtime resident of Cuba, NM. Carmelita will be fondly remembered for her cooking, generosity and loving compassion. Her home and arms were always welcoming to all with a warm smile and a kind word. Carmelita retired from the Cuba Public Schools and was a devout member of the Catholic Daughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Julian and Julianita Cordova. Carmelita is survived by her three brothers, Emilio, Onofre, and Paul Cordova; her loving children, Amelia (Ed) Aragon, Manuel (Vivian) Crespin, Susan Crespin, Anita (Robert) Ashe, Margaret (Elfigo) Gutierrez, Maggie (John) Risley, Richard (Susan), Johnny (Irene), Leonard (Marilyn), Julius (Celina), Gloria Aragon, and Randy (Maria) Mirabal; 26 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren; other numerous relatives and friends. Carmelita will be greatly missed by her loving family and by those whose hearts she touched.
Special thanks to the wonderful caretaking from Amelia and Ed that welcomed her in their home for the past five years. The family wishes to extend a sincere thanks to the wonderful staff of Presbyterian Hospice, especially to her nurses, Karen and Eileen, who did an exceptional job caring for our loved one.
Visitations will be Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 9502 Fourth St., NW, where a Rosary will be recited at 5:00 p.m. Another Rosary will be recited Monday, October 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cuba, NM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow at the Cuba Catholic Cemetery. Casket Bearers will be Leroy Crespin, Janess Vigil, Judy Scott, Jamie Sedillo, Frank Cordova, Mathew Crespin, Alan Gurule, and Andrew Perez. Honorary Bearers will be Frank Maestas, Joseph Aragon, Danny Neville, Paul Aragon, Sheree Benson-Aragon, and Jacob Ashe.
Ms. Aragon's care is entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
9420 Fourth St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114