|Birth: ||Feb. 25, 1938|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 2009|
Consuelo Leyba, age 70, a lifelong resident of Mora County passed away on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, in the home she shared with her loving husband, Jesus Leyba.
She was born in Terrero, N.M., on Feb. 25, 1938, to the late Onesimo and Eufelia Sanchez.
She was united in marriage to Juan de Jesus Leyba in Holman, N.M., on May 14, 1960.
She loved to spend time with her grandchildren. She loved to cook and gave good advice. She loved to grow flowers and spend time outdoors. She loved to take care of her husband and enjoyed taking long walks.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister: Mabel Medina, niece: Janet Campos; brothers-in-law: Dennis Rivera, Levi Espinosa, Joe Gonzales; sister-in-law: Mary Sanchez; son-in-law: Tommy Cruz.
She is survived by the love of her life, Juan De Jesus Leyba of Chacon, N.M.; daughters: Gloria Leyba and Nimrod Herrera of Las Vegas; Rita Leyba and Kevin Turner of Greeley, Colo.; Lorraine Martinez and Paul of Jemez, N.M.; Bernice Alcon and husband Gerald of Ojo Feliz, N.M.; Amy Leyba-Essary and husband Carl of Albuquerque; Laura Leyba-Newton and husband Travis of Superior, Colo.; Pat Sanchez, Sr. of Mora, N.M.; grandchildren: T.J. Cruz and wife Hannah of Vernal, Utah; Teddy (Theodore) Cruz, Connie Cruz both of Las Vegas; Patrick Sanchez and wife Shannon of Wesminster, Colo.; Jessica Sanchez and Raymond; Jackie Sanchez all of Greeley, Colo.; Joshua and Kayla Martinez of Jemez Springs, N.M.; Cheryl, Charles, and Jesse James Alcon all of Ojo Feliz, N.M.; Janin, Carl Don, Mariah, and DeJesus Essary all of Albuquerque, N.M.; Tesla Newton of Superior, Colo.; great-grandchildren: Liana and Tommy Cruz, Dreyes, Cruz, Gabe, and Juan Sanchez, Alano and Jerimiah Ochoa; sisters and brothers: Jake Sanchez and Louisa of Las Vegas, N.M.; Josefita Campos and Adolfo of Holman, N.M.; rosanna Gonzales of Pueblo, Colo.; Marcella Espinoza; Viola Garcia and Louise of Mora, N.M.; Eliza Rivera of Las Vegas; brothers and sisters-in-law: Juan Leyba and Maria of Chacon, N.M.; Eliseo Leyba of Las Vegas; Manuel Leyba and Olivia of Chacon, N.M.; Rosa Salas and Gilbert of Holman, N.M.; Lucinda Gonzales and Henry of Taos, N.M.; Henry and Melissa Newton.
Rosary devotional services will be conducted on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at St. Gertrude's Church in Mora, N.M. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Gertrude's Church with Father James Sanchez as celebrant. Interment will follow at the San Antonio Cemetery in Chacon, N.M., with the following serving as casket bearers: Patrick Sanchez, T.J. Cruz, Teddy Cruz, Joshua Martinez, Charles Alcon, Jesse James Alcon, Carl Don Essary II, D.J. Essary, and Joseph Leyba. Serving as honorary bearers will be her granddaughters, great-grandchildren, and sons-in-law. The eulogy will be given by her nephew, Judge John L. Sanchez.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Rogers Mortuary, Las Vegas, N.M., 1-800-479-3511 or 505-425-3511.
San Antonio Cemetery
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Feb 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33936871