Thursday, April 1, 2010

OBITUARY: Sinforosa B. “Rose” Valencia

Sinforosa B. “Rose” Valencia
Aug. 21, 1914-March 24, 2010

Sinforosa B. "Rose" Valencia, 95, passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in Socorro. Rose was born on August 21,1914 in San Pedro to Amarante and Mariana (Saavedra) Baca.
She is survived by her son, Tony Valencia Jr. and wife, Lorraine of Socorro; Daughters, Isabel Savedra and husband Ruben; Frances Cases and husband Paul; and Maryann Aragon and husband Ray, also all of Socorro; her 11 grandchildren, Charlie Savedra, Cindy Griego, Yvette Cases Brohmer, Darryl Cases, Tanya Pyke, Melissa Adams, Tony Valencia III, Eric Valencia, Raeanne Armijo, Kimberly Aragon, and Ray Aragon Jr., 28 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren.
Rose was an avid bowler. She worked at New Mexico Tech and the State Sanaitarian. Rose was an Avon Representative for years.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Tony Valencia Sr., her brother, Sam Baca, her three sisters, Elisa Cordova, Viviana Gonzales, and Esther Baca, and her granddaughter, Kimberly Cases. A Rosary was recited on Friday, March 26, 2010 at San Miguel Catholic Church in Socorro and a Mass of Resurrection followed with Father Andy Pavlak as Celebrant. Burial took place in the San Miguel Cemetery. Pallbearers are Charlie Savedra, Darryl Cases, Tony Valencia III, Eric Valencia, Ray Aragon Jr, and Alex Cases. Arrangements were under the care of Steadman-Hall Funeral Home, 309 Garfield, Socorro, NM 87801, (575) 835-1530.

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