Rachel M. Saavedra, 100, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019, surrounded by her devoted family at her home in Luis Lopez, New Mexico.
She was born June 9, 1919 in Socorro, to Higinio and Mercedes (Ware) Montoya. She was raised on her family farm in Luis Lopez, NM. She always reminded everyone how she “walked both ways up hill in the snow to school.” She was an active member of San Miguel Catholic Church. She loved spending time with her family and friends, and was known as “La Reina.”
She is preceded in death by her husband, Teodoro Saavedra; a son, Gene Saavedra; her parents, Higinio and Mercedes; as well as her brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her sons: Teddy (Terri) and Joe (Betty); Daughter-in-law: Jean (wife of the late Gene); Grandchildren include: Miguel (fiance’ Olivia), Charles, Andrianna, Nicole (husband Frank), Kyra (partner Carl), Taylor (partner Vicente), Melissa (partner Chris), Kiko (partner Melanie), Victoria (fiance’ Josh); Great-grandchildren are: Lucas, Marcel, Brandon, John, Kailey, Frank, Sadie, Carlos, Patrick, Chris, Cenyon, Cruz, Cennedy, Brooklyn, Madyson, Kiko, Jayveon, and Zaryah.
Rosary was recited on Monday, July 8, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the San Miguel Catholic Church, 403 El Camino Real, Socorro, New Mexico. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated at 9 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, at San Miguel Church with the Rev. John Anasiudu presiding. Burial will take place at Luis Lopez Cemetery after following service.
Pallbearers were Charles Saavedra, Miguel Saavedra, Carlos Zamora, John Bunning, Taylor Saavedra, Andriana Saavedra. Honorary pallbearers are Nicole Bunning, Kyra Saavedra.
To view information or leave a condolence, please visit www.danielsfuneral.com. Rachel's care has been entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services, Socorro Chapel.