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Rose Moya

July 28, 1928 — June 5, 2020

On June 5, 2020, Rose T. Moya passed away at the age of 91, surrounded by her family.  Rose was born in the small farming community of Tomé, New Mexico.  She lived there for most of her life.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Maria Torres, her husband, Alfonso Moya, her son, Michael Moya.  Also, her sister, Carmen and five brothers, Alvarado, Antonio, Alfonso, Epifanio, and Pablo Torres.

She is survived by her son, Isaac and his wife, Michelle, and her daughters, Maria (Dolores), Gloria and Agida (Agatha) and her husband, David. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.

Together with her children, Rose managed the household and the farm.  She worked briefly as a substitute teacher and school cook at Tomé Elementary School. She then worked at the Los Lunas Hospital and Training school for five years. She later earned her Office Clerical Certificate from Draughan’s Business School, in Albuquerque, and worked at the Los Lunas School District for over twenty years until her retirement.

After retirement, Rose begin to create hand-made crafts and sold them at local arts and crafts fairs. She created beautiful rag dolls; some were four feet tall.  She also did crochet, embroidery and sewed blankets, aprons, towels and other items.

Rose was a great story-teller. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, sharing jokes and stories of days gone by. Rose lived by these words - “Wear it out, make it do, or do without” - “In life, live by three R’s - Rules, Respect and Responsibility”

We would like to thank family, friends and Presbyterian Hospice, for their care, support and prayers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in Rose’s honor to the Immaculate Conception Church Restoration Project in Tomé:
Immaculate Conception Church,
7 Church Loop / PO Box 100
Tomé, New Mexico 87060

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Due to Covid-19 pandemic, memorial services are pending until further notice.

Rose's care is entrusted to:

Daniels Family
Alameda Mortuary
9420 Fourth St. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
(505) 898-3160

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