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Leonor Nena Ponce de Leon
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1922
Death: Mar. 18, 2010

Leonor (Nena) Ponce de Leon died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Thursday March 18, 2010. She was 87. Mrs. Ponce de Leon was born to Jesus and Maria de la Luz Maese on April 19, 1922, in Fabens, TX. She was one of seven children. In 1941, she married Oscar Ponce de Leon in Alamogordo, NM. They had five children. "Nena was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt," her family wrote. "She adored her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She loved and enjoyed cooking traditional dishes such as Christmas tamales and empanadas and doing needlework, especially embroidery. She was faithful to her evening prayers, even to her last day." Mrs. Ponce de Leon was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Oscar Ponce de Leon; her daughter Esther Martinez; her grandchildren Aaron Oscar Stroud, Gerry Ponce de Leon, and Cecilia Ponce de Leon, and great-granddaughter Lauren Olivia Finney. She is survived by her brother, Edwardo Maese of Alamogordo; sons John Ponce de Leon and wife Gloria of Gilbert, AZ, Victor Ponce de Leon and wife Irma of Phoenix, AZ, and James Ponce de Leon of Tucson, AZ; daughter Lucy Cruz and husband George of Silver City; son-in-law, Charles Martinez of Mesa AZ; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A rosary will be recited at 6p.m. on Monday, March 22, 2010 at Terrazas Funeral Chapels with Dr. Gilbert Arizaga reciting the holy rosary. A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Francis Newman Center Parish in Silver City at 11a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 with Father Marcos Reyna officiating. Burial and graveside services will take place at Resthaven Cemetery 4310 E. Southern Ave. in Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, March 25, 2010. Pallbearers will be Vincent Rhodes, Dylan Schwantes, David Schwantes, Chris Martinez, John Ponce de Leon II, Marcos Ponce de Leon, Jeff Ponce de Leon, and Carlos Ponce de Leon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Horizons Hospice, 1260 E. 32nd Silver City, NM 88061. Arrangements are with Terrazas Funeral Chapels "Trusted care for the ones you love" ~ (575)537-0777. To send condolences, visit www.terrazasfuneralchapel.com. 
 
Burial:
Resthaven Park East Cemetery
Phoenix
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
 
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Mar 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50098241
Leonor <i>Nena</i> Ponce de Leon
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