Elsie Gladys Perez, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, age 80, passed away on Thursday, November 4, 2021. Elsie devoted her life to not only family, but also to the Catholic faith. She graduated from Our Lady of Sorrows in 1959 and was a member of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima. Elsie married Henry Perez in 1962, and later in life, retired from Honeywell Defense.
Elsie is preceded in death by her parents Roman and Inez Velarde and great grandchildren Eliana Perez and Sebastian Ibanez. She is survived by her loving husband Henry Perez. Her children H. Glenn Perez and wife Charlotte, George Perez and wife Karen, Leonard Perez and wife Victoria, Matthew Perez and wife Laura. Her sister Rose and husband Ben Saiz, sister Rita Silva Velarde, and her brother Roman Leroy Velarde and wife Emily. Elsie is also survived by her thirteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
Not only did Elsie devote her life to her religion and family, but she also devoted her time to crafting and the outdoors. She loved to crotchet, knit, embroider, and paint ceramics – also enjoying her time in the mountains and fishing. She cherished her family and brought warmth to those around her. Elsie is loved and will be missed greatly by her family and those who knew her.
Honorary Pallbearers: Henry G. Perez II, Matthew Montano, Victor Perez, Jacob Perez, Zach Daugherty, Leonard Perez Jr, Yoris Van Gorkum, Daniel Ibanez
Services will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Bernalillo, NM but dates are currently pending.