The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 Josephine “Josefina” <I>Zamora</I> Barela

Josephine “Josefina” Zamora Barela

Death 1 Jan 1953
Burial Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USA
Plot Santa Genoveva Garden Plot A40
Memorial ID 80153893 · View Source
Suggest Edits

She was the daughter of Desiderio Zamora and Felicitas Granillo. She had a brother named Juan (John); a twin sister named Eloise; a sister named Maria; a sister named Carmen; a sister named Paula ("Wanda"); a brother named Ramon (Raymond); and another brother named Manuel.

Her first husband was Reynaldo Ronquillo (brother of Herlinda, and Carlos) whom she married when she was 14 years old in an arrangement that her father, Desiderio, made in order to clear his own gambling debt. After Reynaldo passed away she re-married to Filemon Barela whom she dearly loved. Photos of both husbands are in the list to the right (click on "Click here to view all images..." at the bottom of the last photo to see more.)

High mass with the Franciscan Choir was provided for her funeral, and at the time of her death she was the only female to have ever been buried in the robes of the Franciscan Fathers.

Family Members


  • Created by: LC-NW
  • Added: 
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80153893
  • LC-NW
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Josephine “Josefina” Zamora Barela (24 Aug 1893–1 Jan 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80153893, citing San Jose Cemetery, Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by LC-NW (contributor 47307910) .