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Melecia "Mela" Chavez Encinias
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1923
New Mexico, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 2012

Melecia "Mela" Encinias, our beloved and beautiful mother and grandmother left us to meet her Lord and Savior on March 4, 2012. We will miss her more than words can say. Melecia was born on August 24, 1923 to Enrique and Isabel Chavez on a beautiful ranch in La Palma, New Mexico. As she grew into a young lady, her parents built and ran a business on Route 66 which included a gas station, diner and motel. Melecia was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Amadeo Encinias and her grandson, Patrick Jacob Encinias. Surviving her are her son, Leroy Encinias and his wife, Colleen; daughters, Mary Louise Anaya and her husband, Larry, and Emily Orosco and her husband, Frank; grandchildren, Lee Encinias, Daniel Encinias, Carolyn Anaya, Dennis Anaya, Dana Anaya, Melanie Castillo, Bobby Castillo, Sara Sanchez and her husband, Andrew, and Carina Cozby. Her precious great-grandchildren are Brandi Encinias, Baylee Encinias, Adan Anaya, Patrick Encinias, Daniel Encinias, Adrianna Lopez, Isaac Salsberry, Alex Cozby and baby Jackson Sanchez. Mela is also survived by her sisters, Della and her husband, Ted Gonzales, Isabel and her husband, Julian Gallegos, and sister-in-law, Maida Chavez. Also surviving is her step-mother-in-law, Florinda Encinias and step-brothers-in-law, Raymond, Segundo, Adan and Martin Encinias, and step-sisters-in-law, Henrietta Garcia, Erma Gonzales, Lucy Orio, Elena Irving, Juanita and Tommie Encinias, and Clora Lopez. Melecia was an active and faithful member of Heaven Bound Ministries for close to 20 years. A Viewing and visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at French - University. Viewing and visitation will be held again on Thursday, March 8, 2012, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., followed by funeral services at 10:00 a.m., both at Heaven Bound Ministries, 4311 12th Street NW, Albuquerque NM 87107. Pallbearers will be Lee Encinias, Daniel Encinias, Bobby Castillo, Patrick Encinias, Andrew Sanchez and Adan Anaya. Entombment will be at Mount Calvary Mausoleum. 
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  Amadeo Encinias (1925 - 2002)
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA
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Originally Created by: Vickye Blatherwick
Record added: Dec 13, 2011
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