Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Maria Elba C de Baca, 91, a resident of Mineral Hill, NM, passed away at her residence Sunday following a prolonged illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Florencio and Juanita CdeBaca; sisters Mary Gutierrez and husband Joe, Angela Greenier and husband Robert, Florencia Brito and husband Henry; brothers Severo CdeBaca, Manuel CdeBaca and wife Mary, Gonzalo CdeBaca and wife Nan; nephews Michael Greenier, Tony Gutierrez, Walter Brito, Martin Brito, Mary Jo Brito, and Maria Pace. She is survived by her sister, Carmen C. Pace of Las Vegas; nieces: Sharon Carelton, Linda St. Angelo, Dolores Mills, Pricilla Reynolds, Camille Brito, Mary Angela Brito, Peggy Gray, Robert Vasquez, Sonia Sandoval, Gisele Greenier, Janet CdeBaca, Nadine Silva; nephews, Howard Pace, Don Pace, Rick Pace, Charles Pace, Jose Gonzalo Gutierrez, Angelo Greenier, Henry Brito, Tom Brito, Jim Brito, Peter Brito, Rober CdeBaca, Manuel CdeBaca, Albert CdeBaca, and Frank CdeBaca. The daughter of the late Florencio and Juanita Gallegos CdeBaca, she was born on September 14, 1918 in Las Vegas, NM. Elba’s ancestors date back to the earliest settlers in New Mexico. Of 12 plus generations, she can count Luis CdeVaca from Toledo, Spain in the 1500's, Jose Gallegos from Parral, Nueve Viscya, New Spain in the 1600's and Diego De Vera from Tenerife, Canary Islands in the 1600's as great, great grandfathers. Elba has written 18 books containing stories handed down from her mother Juanita and grandmother Guadalupe Baca Gallegos. In addition she has contributed to the Genealogy Record of the family of Tomas Dolores Cabeza de Vaca. Elba was a teacher, spending most of her career in rural schools. She retired form Cubero, NM where the majority of her students were Native American children. A lifelong Catholic she was a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. All services will be held from Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Las Vegas, NM with a rosary on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Father Larry Brito of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Taos, NM will celebrate the Mass. The interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
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