|Birth: ||Jul. 13, 1939|
Rio Arriba County
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 17, 2012|
Josephine "Jojo", a resident of Fairview, was predeceased by her husband Ernest ‘Buddy" Abeyta; her youngest son Jerome R. Abeyta Sr., and mother-in-law Amalia O. Abeyta; God-parents Jose "Chere" and Lou Quintana; brothers-in-law: Howard Carolus, Bob Turnbeaugh, Ken Kemp Jr., Charles Abeyta, and Steve F. Abeyta; sisters-in-law: Virginia A. Thibodeaux (husband Wayne), Anita A. Roche (husband Norm), Ethel A. Yeast (husband Warren), Sylvia A. Harbison (husband Frank), and Aurora L. Abeyta; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jojo was survived by her son Jeffrey T. Abeyta of Las Cruces; grandchildren raised by her: Jerome E. "Gino" Abeyta and Jasmin M. Abeyta both of Fairview; brother Ernest E. Valdez (wife Rita) of Albuquerque; sister Cordi Carolus (husband Charlie) of Albuquerque; sisters-in-law: Lorinda Kemp of Albuquerque; Christine Turnbeaugh and Hope W. Abeyta of Tuscon, Arizona; brothers-in-law: Louis A. Abeyta (wife Josephine) of Tucumcari; J.A. Abeyta Jr. (wife Betty Ruth) of Carlsbad; and Norman R. Abeyta (wife Kathryn); Godchildren: J. Ramon and Exilda Martinez, Dan Abeyta, Tim Abeyta, Michael Farino, Gino Abeyta, and Valerie Klazura; Uncle Larry Martinez (wife Candy); aunts: Theresa Bachicha (husband Benny); Fran Bonnet (husband Frank), and Mary Ladner (husband Bob); many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. All were very special and important to her during her life.
Jojo, as she preferred to be known, was the third and youngest child born to Margaret M. and Tito Valdez. She lived most of her life in Fairview. She lived in Tucumcari for eight years where she went to live as a young bride. She attended San Juan Elementary School, Loretto Academy for girls in El Paso, Texas and graduated from Española High School. She also attended the University of New Mexico. She worked at First National Bank of Tucumcari, First National Bank of Rio Arriba and Valley National Bank for a combined total of 16 years. She retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory after 14 years.
To all who saw to her health, welfare, happiness, and spiritual health, Jojo says thank you and God bless you.
Cremation took place. A Rosary was recited on April 19, 2012 in the Chapel of Peace of DeVargas Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorial Mass was on April 20, 2012 at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada. Burial was on April 25, 2012 at Santa Fe National Cemetery.
Ernest E. Abeyta (1931 - 2008)
Santa Fe National Cemetery
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: truchasnm
Record added: Apr 19, 2012
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