Rosela Villa <I>Griego</I> Atencio

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Rosela Villa Griego Atencio

  • Birth 24 Feb 1921 New Mexico, USA
  • Death 20 Jan 2013 Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
  • Burial Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
  • Memorial ID 114370698

ATENCIO, ROSELA ATENCIO VILLA age 91 of Albuquerque. Went to be with Our Lord on Sunday January 20, 2013. She was born on February 24, 1921.

She was Preceded in death by her mother and father, Juanita Griego and Patricio Atencio; sisters, Clara Ah Yuen, Edna Lechuga, Tillie Sanchez; brother, Joe Atencio.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennie V. Chavez; granddaughter, Tanya Rosalinda Lujan; great-grandsons Solomon, Alexander; grandson, Marcos V. Montoya; sister Lola Ragan and her husband Bill; brother-in-law, Max Sanchez. She is especially loved by her nieces, Sylvia Serna, Emily Bencomo and Jackie Schan. She will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews and cousins. Rosela worked for several UNM professors as a dedicated housekeeper and during WWII worked for Lockheed Aircraft industry helping the war effort. She was recognized by the Rosie, the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California. She loved to sing and dance and participated in many Latin Ballroom competitions. She had the greatest smile for everyone, always had cookies for any child who visited, her delicious soups for any visitor and Auntie Rose always had a stick of Wrigley's gum for everyone.

Pallbearers will be Robert Sanchez, Patrick Atencio, Tommy Atencio, Gabriel Martinez-Perales, Victor Vencor, Jacqueline Schan and Honorary Pallbearer Steven Atencio.

Interment at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd. N.E.


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  • Added: 25 Jul 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 114370698
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rosela Villa Griego Atencio (24 Feb 1921–20 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 114370698, citing Mount Calvary Cemetery, Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Ladybug (contributor 47122697) .