MARIA de JESUS T. BARBOZA, 78, resident of Lordsburg passed away Tuesday August 4, 2020 at her home.
Visitation will be Tuesday morning August 18, 2020 from 10 to 10:30 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church where a rosary will begin at 10:30 to be led by Carlos Bejarano. The Rite of Committal will follow at Shakespeare Cemetery.
Maria was born March 14, 1942 in Puerto Palomas, Chihuahua, Mexico. She has been a resident of Lordsburg since 1973 having previously lived in Deming. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughters, Theresa Meza, Esperanza Tarango, Patricia Barboza, Maria Guadalupe Barboza all of Lordsburg, Mona Taylor of Pima, AZ and Bobbie Jean Ramirez of Artesia, NM ; sisters Mary Helen Valenzuela of Lordsburg, Tina Gonzalez of Oracle, AZ, Toni Cittadini of San Manuel, AZ, Gloria Mudge of Deming and Dolores Bejarano of Las Vegas, NV; she has numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Maria was preceded in death by her husband Roberto Barboza, mother Emilia Valenzuela, daughter Amy Titus, sisters Jessie Ruiz and Josie Peterson and brothers Pedro Valenzuela and Andres Valenzuela.
Pallbearers will be Santiago Tarango III, Kenneth Abeyta, Daniel Barboza, Daniel Gallegos, Christopher Sanchez and Robert Holguin. Honorary bearers are Serena J. Barboza, Zackary, Jeremy and Ella Tarango, Tommy "Tucker" Sanchez, Luke, Darius, and Santiago Abeyta, and Victor Holguin.
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