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Celene DeVargas Martinez Melendez

New Mexico, USA
Death 30 Jan 1998 (aged 81)
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 100021291 · View Source
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Celene, a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada and formerly of Española; passed away in Albuquerque. She was predeceased by parents Jose Ignacio Martinez and Marie Ferran; son Donald DeVargas; 3 brothers: Arthur, Joe, and Horace Martinez.

Celene was survived by 2 daughters: Ymelda DeVargas of Albuquerque and Marie Pacheco of Las Vegas, Nevada; granddaughter raised by her Teri Romano; stepmother Genoveva Martinez of Española; 3 sisters: Connie Quintana of Santa Fe, Vangie Martinez of El Llano, and Beatrice Martinez of Albuquerque; brother Gerald of Española; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives.

Celene graduated from El Rito at age 15 and attended Highlands University, Texas Western, and graduated from the University of New Mexico. She was principal for 30 years at Hernandez Consolidated School and later taught in Santa Fe City Schools. She was director of language arts for eight schools. She served as counselor for employment service in Española and was Title I director for Española schools. She was also supervisor for the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) as Title V and supervisor for Taos and Santa Fe Counties.

Funeral services were on Feb 5th in Sacred Heart Church in Española. Burial was in the Rosario Cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100021291
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Celene DeVargas Martinez Melendez (8 Mar 1916–30 Jan 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100021291, citing Rosario Cemetery, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by truchasnm (contributor 47143330) .