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Emelia Cruz Duran
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Birth: Sep. 25, 1932
Ojo Feliz
Mora County
New Mexico, USA
Death: May 9, 2012

Emelia Duran touched our lives and hearts with such joy and vibrance. On May 9, 2012, our joy turned to sorrow and our hearts became broken, as Emelia passed away from her earthly home, to enter into God's eternal kingdom. Emelia was born on September. 25, 1932, in Ojo Feliz, New Mexico, to Juan Antonio and Maria Edonilia Cruz. Emelia was the third of six siblings. On September 9, 1950, she became the bride of Noe Duran, her loving husband of sixty-one years. Emelia worked as a nurse's aide for many years. Emelia had great compassion for her patients and always encouraging words. Emelia was a homemaker, who always put her family first. Emelia made the best green chile, chicken pot pie and rice pudding in all the valley! Emelia always welcomed everyone into her home, where she always had a warm meal and bed for her guests. Emelia was a foster mother, who wanted to make a difference in someone's life. Emelia was always willing to lend a helping hand and offer guidance in any way she could. Emelia was an activist for her community that she loved so much. Emelia worked diligently to get a fire station to serve the Chacon area. Most of all, Emelia was ours. Emelia was a beautiful wife, a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Emelia was ours, to sit around the table and share stories with for hours. Emelia was ours, to laugh with and tell jokes with. Emelia was ours, when we needed some comforting words and understanding. Emelia will always be ours, to love for all of our lives, as she loved us, for all of hers. Like the humming birds, that she loved and watched for hours, she is now set free and beautiful, fly, Emeila, fly. Emelia was proceeded in death by her parents, Juan Antonio and Edenolia Cruz; infant children, Lucy and Johnny Duran; sister, Videlia Valdez; Jesse Garcia, brother-in-law and Vangie Cruz, sister-in-law. Emelia is survived by her husband, Noe Duran, of the family home in Chacon, NM, one daughter, who she loved dearly, Lucille Trujillo de Duran and her husband, Harold, of Santa Fe, NM, a very special grandson, who she helped raise and loved as her own, Martin Duran and his wife, Christine, of Las Vegas, NM, two very special loves of her life, grandsons, Derrick Duran and James Duran and his girlfriend, Clarissa Garcia, of Las Vegas, NM, step-grandchildren, that she welcomed into her family with open arms, LouAnna Marquez and her fiancé, Tim Sena, George Marquez and his fiancée, Rachel Herring, all of Rio Rancho, NM Jordan Marquez and his wife, Megan of Albuquerque, NM, and Jaryd Marquez and his wife, Agatha, of Los Alamos, NM. Also surviving Emelia, sister, Rosanna Garcia of Pinole, CA, brothers, Leo Cruz of Hanna, WY, Johnny Cruz and his wife, Cecilia of Windsor, CO, Jose T. Cruz and his wife, Levinia of Rodeo, CA and Manuel Cruz and his wife, Margaret of Westminster CO, brothers-in-law, Emilio Valdez of Ojo Feliz, NM and Richard Duran and his wife, Mary of Albuquerque, NM. Emelia had eight very special, great-great grandchildren, who always made her smile and laugh. Emelia always looked forward to their visits, Marcus Sena, Ethan, Alex and Nolan Marquez, Kailey, Lily and Taryn Marquez and Aunika Marquez. Public viewing for Emelia will be held all day on Monday, May 14, 2012. Rosary devotional services will be held on Monday, May 14, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Gertrudes Catholic Church in Mora, NM. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Gertrudes Catholic Church with Father James Sanchez as celebrant. Honored to serve as pall bearers are Derrick Duran, James Duran, George Marquez, Jordan Marquez, Jaryd Marquez, Tim Sena and nephews, Gabe Cruz and Gilbert Valdez. Honorary pall bearers are her great-greatchildren. Burial will follow services at the San Antonio Cemetery in Chacon, NM. 
San Antonio Cemetery
Mora County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: P Barela
Record added: May 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90039718


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