Obituaries (2/13/2013)

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SEDILLO – Emma A. Sedillo, 87, passed away peacefully  Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. She was born in Corona on Nov. 25, 1925, to Jauquin and Ysabel (Montoya) Amaya. She was a resident of Socorro for the majority of her life, although she did reside in Oregon and Nevada for a brief time. Many knew Ms. Emma as their favorite waitress at the Vagabond Restaurant, which she enjoyed for many years. She loved to travel and always had an adventurous spirit about her. She was always on the go and kept in touch by writing letters to all of her family, no matter where she was. Emma found great peace and strength from her devotion to her God and was a member of the Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall, here in Socorro. She enjoyed her frequent visits to the Socorro Senior Citizen Center. Emma loved to dance and always had a sweet smile on her face, kind words and compliments, and a very positive way about her. She never met a stranger, as she was friends with everyone she ever met. Emma was just as beautiful on the inside as she was on the outside. She will be remembered for her stylish dressing, beauty and grace. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents; friend and father of her children, Jake Sedillo; and her sons, Jacobi D. Sedillo and wife, Frances, and Christopher Sedillo. Emma is survived by her sons, Ronnie D. Sedillo and wife, Gloria, and Leroy D. Sedillo; her devoted grandchildren Djuna Faust and husband, Curt, Delene Sedillo and husband, Lark Howorth, Deidre Lam and husband, Micheal, Janell Sedillo, Dean Sedillo, Delicia Chavez, and husband, James, Sheila Sedillo, Lisa Sedillo, Spring Sedillo and many other grandchildren. Emma was also survived by her great -grandchildren and other loving family members and close friends. A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Daniels Family Funeral Services — Socorro Chapel, 309 Garfield St., Socorro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions and donations may be given in Emma’s honor to Good Samaritan Society-Socorro, 1203 Highway 60 W., Socorro, NM 87801, Also the family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the entire staff at Good Samaritan, who provided exceptional care to our beloved Emma; your kindness will always be remembered. To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Emma’s care has been entrusted to:
Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St.
Socorro, NM 87801
835-1530

JONES –Vera Lasiter Jones, 92, passed away peacefully at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21, 2013, in Birmingham, Ala., following a lengthy battle with dementia.  She was born in Ione, Ark., Aug. 16, 1920. She was a kind and loving wife, mother, and friend to many. She and her husband owned Blanchard Rock Shop in Bingham for many years. Vera Jones was preceded in death by one son, Boyd Jones; her husband, Sam “rattlesnake” Jones and all eight of her siblings. She is survived by two children, Gwen Jones Poe of Albuquerque and Randy Jones and wife, Mary Marshall, of Birmingham, Ala.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, at the corner of Fourth Street and Lead Avenue in Albuquerque. Her final resting place will be in the family plot in Socorro.  Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, PO Box 1638 Albuquerque, NM 87103, with “memorial flag designation.”