|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1915|
|Death: ||Jul. 25, 2011|
Isidora "Lola" Blea, age 95 of Fort Sumner, NM, died Monday, July 25, 2011, at Clovis Healthcare and Rehab Center following an illness.
She was born December 24, 1915, in Fort Sumner to the home of Agapito and Martina (Garduno) Garcia. She attended school in Fort Sumner.
Isidora married Jose Casimiro Blea in 1937 at Fort Sumner. She was a homemaker and also served as a kitchen helper for St. Anthony Nutrition Center for five years.
Lola was a lifelong active member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Fort Sumner.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jose Casimiro Blea; long time companion and friend, Aurelio Lopez; three sons, Nonato Blea, Aurelio Blea, and Sequio Blea; four brothers, Seferino Garcia, Merejildo Garcia, Leandro Garcia, and Agapito Garcia; three sisters, Isabel Pacheco, Gregoria Aragon, and Bonifacia Garcia.
Survivors include two sons, Pat Blea of T or C, NM, and Martin Blea and wife, Rebecca of Amarillo, TX; two daughters, Cathy Vigil and husband, Tito of Fort Sumner and Rosie Salazar and husband, Tommy of Fort Sumner, and a grandson she raised, Steve Vigil. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren; a special niece; friend and caretaker Corina Gonzales of Fort Sumner, along with a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Rosary services will be held at 7:00 PM Wednesday, July 27, 2011, from St. Anthony Catholic Church in Fort Sumner. Mass will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, July 28, 2011, with Father Simeon Wimmershoff officiating. Burial will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren Fernando Lopez, Eric Vigil, Dominic Salazar, Anthony Blea, Derek Blea, and Anthony Sena. Honorary bearers will be all her grandchildren.
All arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. Fifth Street; Fort Sumner, NM, (575) 355-2311. To place an online tribute or sign the guest book please visit www.chavezfuneralhome.com
Patricio Blea (1938 - 2013)*
Saint Anthony Cemetery
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Jul 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74011863