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Rita (Martinez) Holguin

May 22, 1930 ~ June 22, 2019 (age 89)
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Rita M. Holguin, 89, longtime Deming resident passed away peacefully Saturday June 22, 2019 at Mimbres Memorial Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation will be Wednesday June 26, 2019 beginning at 4 o’clock in the afternoon at Baca’s Funeral Chapel with a rosary to follow at 6 o’clock led by Irma Jaurequi.  Mass of the Christian Burial will take place Thursday June 27, 2019 at 11 o’clock in the morning at Saint Ann’s Catholic Church. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery with Father Manuel F. Ibarra, Pastor, officiating. 

Rita was born May 22, 1930 to Andrea Perez and Mateo Martinez in Columbus, New Mexico. Rita married Felix M. Holguin on November 10, 1947 in Deming. Together they raised their 6 children in a loving and caring home. She enjoyed watching television, attending her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren activities. Rita will be remembered for the humble person she was and her conversations with her family.

She is survived by her loving husband, Felix Holguin of the home; children, Fernando Holguin and wife Rosa, Priscilla Porras and husband Raul, Ernest Holguin, Lydia Dominguez and Richard Holguin and wife Lupe all of Deming; step-mother, Higinia Martinez of Deming; daughter-in-law, Francisca Holguin of Deming; brother, Armando Martinez of Columbus; sisters, Socorro Gonzales of El Paso and Estela Casas of Deming; 27 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.

Rita is preceded in death by her parents, Mateo and Andrea Martinez; son, Robert Holguin; siblings, Rosemary Porras, Lala DeLira, Patsy Arenibas, Josie Parra, Mateo, Juan and Ramon Martinez, Carmen Maynes, Paula Miller and Agustina Jaurequi; great-granddaughter, Jazmyne Rose Holguin.

Serving as pallbearers will be Fernando Holguin, Fernie Holguin Jr., Richard Holguin, Anthony LaBadie, Robert Joseph Holguin and Ariel Holguin.  Honorary bearers are her grandchildren. 


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