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Elaine Velarde

September 23, 1945 ~ December 11, 2021 (age 76)


Elaine Velarde 76, of La Jara, NM passed away on December 11, 2021 peacefully at home with her loving husband by her side.

Elaine is preceded in death by her parents Eliseo and Erminda Valdez; father-in-law Richard Velarde; mother-in-law Cleotilde Velarde.

(niece Brandy Thomas).

Elaine is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard Velarde, Sons: Brian Velarde (Josephine Velarde), Richard Velarde (Diana Velarde); grandchildren; Felicia Branch, Samantha Velasquez, Kaitlynn Velarde, Kevin Velarde & Ryan Velarde; and great grandchildren Zachariah Toledo,

Patrick Branch, Michaela Trimble & Ava Branch; brother Alfred Valdez. (Roselle Valdez), sisters: Connie Wilson, Nayda Valdez, Diane Morales (Elmer Morales) and many nieces and nephews.

Elaine was the most loving and giving person in the world. She put her wants and needs aside to help everyone else. She enjoyed spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, brother, and sisters. She loved when the family gathered; she especially loved their annual camping trip but mostly loved Christmas time when the entire family was together. Elaine was definitely the rock of this family.

Serving as pallbearers will be Danny Pitts, Lance Lovato, Kevin Velarde, Ryan Velarde, Zachariah Toledo & Patrick Branch.

Honorary pallbearers are Felicia Branch, Samantha Velasquez, Kaitlynn Velarde, Michaela Trimble, Ava Branch & Rod Herrera.

Rosary will be Monday December 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Mass will be Tuesday December 21, 2021 at 11:00 am

Interment to follow Mass at La Jara Cemetery.

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December 20, 2021

6:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Main Street
Cuba, NM 87013

Mass of Christian Burial and Resurrection
December 21, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Main Street
Cuba, NM 87013

Interment to follow Mass
December 21, 2021

La Jara Cemetery

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