Rosa C. Abiles, 94, formerly of Lordsburg, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016 in Laveen, Arizona.
Rosa was born June 6, 1922 in Lordsburg to Amador and Lazara (Robles) Casillas. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and sewing. Rosa was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
She is survived by her brother, Roy Atilano of Lordsburg; sisters, Ramona Contreras and Concha Vargas of Lordsburg, Ernestina Mendez of Willcox, Arizona, Librada Rodriguez of Oracle, Arizona; 5 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Severo Abiles and by her son, Luis Abiles.
Visitation will begin Monday morning, December 19, 2016 at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's Catholic Church where a prayer vigil will begin at 10 led by Alice Ramirez. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 o'clock with Fr. Jude Okonkwo, Pastor officiating. Concluding services and interment will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Rene Atilano, Ruben Bejarano, Louie Abiles, Little Louie Abiles, Paul Espinosa and Serapio Rodriguez. Honorary bearers are all of her family.
Severo V. Abiles
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