Marilyn Parra, 88, longtime Deming resident passed away Monday November 18, 2019 at La Posada Nursing Home in Las Cruces.
Visitation will begin Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Baca’s Funeral Chapel where the Holy Rosary will be recited at 3 o’clock led by Deacon Harold O’Dell. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday morning, November 25, 2019, at 10 o’clock at Santa Ana Catholic Church. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Father Manuel F. Ibarra, Pastor, will officiate.
Marilyn was born July 26, 1931 in Garfield to Lillian Valencia and Adrian Gonzalez. She graduated from Hatch High School and pursued college classes thereafter. On April 10, 1955 she married Abran (Abie) Parra at San Isidro Church in Garfield. They began their family living on the Mimbres and relocated to Deming where she was employed at the New Mexico Highway Department for 23 years. Regrettably, having to retire because of illness. Marilyn was a devoted communicant at St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
This Thanksgiving season her family listed below is grateful for the wonderful life she gave to them,which include her 4 sons, Abie (Carol) Parra and Tom (Melba) Parra of Mimbres, Sonny (Judith) Parra of Deming and Anthony (Jennifer) Parra of Las Cruces; 9 Grandchildren, Abie Joe Parra, Kendra Gonzales, Ashley Rouse, Carrie Lyon, Kendra Penn, Sandy Merino, Sharla Hernandez, Emilee Parra and Kailee Parra; 11 Great-grandchildren, Morgan & Maddison Parra, Ezekiel Rouse, Lauren & Adalynn Penn, Adrian, Brisaida, Jacee, Destiny, Michael & Adilene Hernandez.
Serving as pallbearers will be her 4 sons, Abie, Tom, Sonny and Anthony and 2 grandsons, Abie Joe Parra and Adrian Hernandez. Honorary bearers named are Ezekiel Rouse, Abran Chacon, Abran Pena, Steve Bencomo, Rod Pratz, Jeff Lara and Jerry Baca.
On Christmas Eve, if there is a small star in the sky, look at it with love and let it come into your heart … and remember me.
Family suggest memorials be made to: San Jose Mission, P O Box 91, Faywood, New Mexico 88034.
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