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Arcelia "Chela" Flores Abeyta
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1913
Death: Dec. 2, 2008
Guadalupe County
New Mexico, USA

Arcelia "Chela" Abeyta, 95, passed away Tuesday evening December 2, 2008 at her home in Santa Rosa. She passed away peacefully after a sudden illness.

She was born July 3, 1913 in Puerto de Luna to the home of Cipriano Flores and the former Paublita Montoya. She was reared and attended grade school in Puerto de Luna.

She married Lucio Abeyta on January 12, 1938 at Nuestra Señora de Refugio Catholic Church in Puerto de Luna. She was a housewife her entire marriage and enjoyed cooking and caring for their children and later helping take care of her grandchildren and great-grand-children. She also enjoyed going to the Campos Senior Citizen Center when her daughter, Margie, was the director. She loved cooking and sewing. She learned how to make empanadas from her mother and the empanadas were always a favorite with her brothers. She preferred enchiladas to turkey for the holidays. She also enjoyed shopping at K-Mart when she went out of town. She also liked to go for rides in Santa Rosa with Margie and Mary Rose. She liked to get cherry cokes at Sonic.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lucio, a son Jose Lucio "Chio" Abeyta and a son-in-law, Ray Lopez.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and five sisters and four brothers, Beatriz Salazar; Amalia Dodge; Manuela Flores, Leontina Chavez; Adela Espinoza; Josefina Flores; Alberto Flores; Honorato Flores; Benny Flores; and Victor Flores. Also preceding her recently was a sister-in-law, Josefa Madrid.

Survivors include five daughters; Margie Abeyta, Josie Pacheco and husband Orlando, Frances Lopez, Helen Abeyta, and Mary Rose Abeyta; and one son, Herman Abeyta and wife Violet; 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great- grandchildren, a brother, Filomeno and wife Erlinda Flores, a sister-in-law, Otilia Flores of Puerto De Luna and a brother –in-law, Blas Madrid of Santa Rosa.
Family links: 
  Paublita Montoya Flores (1890 - 1966)
  Lucio Abeyta (1916 - 2003)
  Mary Rose Abeyta (1952 - 2015)*
  Adela Flores Espinosa (1913 - 1953)*
  Arcelia Flores Abeyta (1913 - 2008)
  Benny Flores (1924 - 2006)*
  Victor Flores (1926 - 2007)*
*Calculated relationship
Nuestra Senora De Refugio Cemetery
Puerto De Luna
Guadalupe County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
Record added: Apr 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 88143654
Arcelia Chela <i>Flores</i> Abeyta
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