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Felipa Polanco Cardenas
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1927
Grant County
New Mexico, USA
Death: May 15, 2008
Las Cruces
Doņa Ana County
New Mexico, USA

Felipa P. Cardenas, of Las Cruces, NM, died May 15, 2008 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center. She was born Oct. 4, 1927 in Gila, NM, to Francisco and Francisca Polanco. She was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Health Catholic Church. She was an avid bingo player and at one time was a transporter for Dona Ana County Detention Center. Felipa was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by her children, Henry P. Cardenas and wife, Hope, of Las Cruces; Rosie Diaz and companion, James Zapien, of Las Cruces; Eugene P. Cardenas Sr. of Phoenix; Armando P. Cardenas of Las Cruces; Cruzita Jaffe and husband, Frank, of Las Cruces; Virginia P. Cardenas of Las Cruces; and Alicia P. Cardenas and companion, John Dotzler; one brother, Albert Polanco and wife, Gloria; and sister-in-law, Ofelia Polanco. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Lisa, Alvenita, Bernadette, Jessica, Heather, Felipa, Desiree, and Marcos; Great grandchildren, Ernesto III, Reyes, Peter III, Dominic, Ray III, Jacob, Brandon, Josh, Kenaniah, Javier, Jacquin, James Jr, Christopher, Daniel, Josh, Gilbert, Marcos, Francisco III, Aleeka, Brittney, Nichole, Brianna, Brittney, Jazmine and Cruzita.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cpl. Marcos S. Cardenas; father, Francisco Polanco; mother, Francisca Polanco; daughter Alvenita P. Cardenas, brothers, Lorenzo and Louis Polanco; and grandson Eugene P. Cardenas Jr.

Visitation will be on Monday, May 19, 2008, at Getz Funeral Home Chapel, where the prayer vigil will follow. The funeral liturgy will be on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at Our Lady of Health Catholic Church, 1178 N. Mesquite. The rite of committal and burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Serving, as pallbearers will be SFC Ernesto R. Diaz Jr., Esteban D. Diaz, Patrick H. Cardenas, Ernesto R. Diaz III, Francisco C. Martin and Sgt. James M. Cardenas. Honorary pallbearers will be her other grandsons and great- grandsons. 
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  Marcos Solis Cardenas (1919 - 1989)*
*Calculated relationship
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Las Cruces
Doņa Ana County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Margaret
Record added: May 19, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26944987
Felipa <i>Polanco</i> Cardenas
Added by: Margaret
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 Added: Jun. 5, 2008

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