Obituaries (12/01/2012)

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SARATE – Frances Sarate, 84, passed away peacefully in her home Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. She was born in Socorro  on April 6, 1928, to Valentine and Josefita (Gonzales) Barela. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 52 years, Juan Sarate; her brothers Juan Barela, Joe Jojola, Emilio Jojola, Henry Jojola Sr. and one childhood brother; and her sisters Lena Silva and one childhood sister. Frances was a life-long resident of Socorro. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren meant everything to her. She always tried to find ways to be a blessing to those she loved. Frances enjoyed cooking, crocheting, sewing and reading the newspaper. She valued hard work and retired from the position of head cook with Socorro Consolidated Schools after 35 years of service. She enjoyed her morning cup of coffee and toast with jelly. She looked forward to the daily phone calls that she made or received from family members. She was a beautiful lady who put others before herself. She is loved and will be missed dearly. She is at home in heaven now with her savior Jesus Christ. Frances is survived by her daughters Irene Duran and husband, Tony, and Patty Torres and husband, David; three grandchildren, Melanie Sanchez, David Torres Jr. and Caitlin Duran; seven great-grandchildren, Logan, Shianne and Brodyn Sanchez, David Torres III,Marcos and Jeremiah Torres and Damion Gutierrez; and many other loving family members. A holy rosary was recited  Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at 10 a.m. at San Miguel Church, followed by a communion service at 10:30 a.m. with Deacon Nick Keller officiating. Interment took place at San Miguel Cemetery. Pallbearers were Raymond Jojola, Henry Jojola, Miguel Rosales, Gilbert Gonzales, Gilbert Anaya and David Torres Jr. Honorary pallbearers were her great-grandchildren. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Frances’ care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St.
Socorro, NM 87801
835-1530