Obituaries (08/14/14)


COSTA — Paula Kay Costa, 66, a resident of Magdalena, New Mexico, passed away on Aug. 7, 2014. Paula was born on Oct. 26, 1947 in Lawrence, Kansas to Forrest and Kathleen Wells. Paula is survived by her son Matthew Costa and his wife, Veronica; daughters, Colleen Kay Costa and Carmen Gabriella Jones and her husband, Ron. Paula has 11 grandchildren, Crystal, Cedric, Andrew, Maliyah, Thomas, Jasmyn, Jade, Michael, Jeffery, Jacob and Savannah; 3 great-grandchildren, Aldric, Elias and Omarion; sister, Barbara Cheatham and her husband, Roger; brother Forrest Wells and his wife, Sharon; and numerous nephews and nieces, as well as many beloved family and friends. John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” Paula lived her life in this manner, putting others before herself. She spent the majority of her time making her grandchildren feel special and spent the rest of her time making others feel special. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be Friday, Aug. 15 at Magdalena Schools gym, 201 Duggins, Magdalena, New Mexico. Beginning with a viewing at 9 a.m. followed by a service at 10 a.m. Flowers may be ordered by Wednesday from Bloom Flowers & Gifts 505-865-7338 or sent to Noblin funeral Service by Thursday. Arrangements are being handled by Noblin Funeral Service Los Lunas Chapel, 505-866-9992, 2211-D Main St., where an online guest register is available at

GREEN – Rachael Olivia Green, 90, passed away peacefully and with a gentle smile on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 with her loving family by her side. She was born in Lemitar, New Mexico on Sept. 24, 1923 to Geronimo and Manuelita “Lita” (Jaramillo) Griego. She was a lifelong resident of Socorro. Rachael was a very loving and soft spoken woman who was beautiful inside and out. She always had kind words to share with everyone. She was a devout member of San Miguel and was faithful and committed to making “Visitas.” She and Peter would visit Chimayo de Santuario every year. She enjoyed her novellas, cooking, gardening, and especially shopping. More than anything else, Rachael admired her daughters, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved parents; her husband, Joe G. Green; her brothers, Joe; Gregorio; and Albert Griego; and her beloved son in law, Trini Padilla. Rachael is survived by her loving daughters, Sarah Green Padilla and husband, George; Beatrice Sedillo and husband, Tony; Helen Alderete; Josie Jojola; Gloria Sedillo and husband, Ronnie; Belinda Green Padilla; and Dee Dee Green; 22 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; her very special niece, Della Griego; and many other loving family members. Rachael will also be greatly missed by her companion of 44 years, Peter Armijo Jr and also by her dedicated caregivers, Miranda Coronado; Tina Carrillo; Michelle Tombs; and Vincent Mueller; the family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for their exceptional care to our beloved Mother, Your kindness will always be remembered. The Holy Rosary will be recited on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at 8:30 am at San Miguel Catholic Church, 403 El Camino Real, Socorro, followed by the Mass of Resurrection celebrated at 9 a.m. with Father Andrew Pavlak as Celebrant. Interment will take place in the Lemitar Cemetery. Pallbearers are Joseph Padilla, Jared Padilla, Johnny Valenzuela Jr., Jerry Griego, Joel Green, and Joshua Green. Honorary pallbearers are all of Rachael’s loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations and memorial contributions may be given in Rachael’s honor to La Sagrada Familia, Lemitar Parish – Building Fund, San Miguel Catholic Church, 403 El Camino Real NW, Socorro, New Mexico 87801. To view information or leave a condolence, please Rachael’s care has been entrusted to:

Daniels Family Funeral Services
309 Garfield St
Socorro, NM 87801