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Carmen Rodriguez

July 15, 1934 ~ February 11, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Carmen Rodriguez Obituary

Carmen R. Rodriguez, known to everyone as “Nana” passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 11, 2024 at Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM.  

Carmen was born on July 15, 1934 to Maria Salas and Manuel Rivera in Hanover, NM. Carmen was loved by many, and known for her love of sports through her children Paul, Margie, and Ginny. She was viewed as the “team mom,” and always brought her homemade burritos and sodas for the team. She also developed many relationships along the way while she taught Catechism and Confirmation to many children when Santa Clara was still known as Central, NM. Carmen’s world was her family, and she would love cooking and baking Biscochos with her grandkids, and great grandkids. She also loved taking cruises around town with her Viejito Chuy in their big Red Ford Truck. She spent her final years enjoying episodes of Blue Bloods.  Carmen is survived by her loving Daughter Margaret “Margie” Chip and husband John Chip from Las Cruces, NM; Granddaughters, Jessica “Her Baby Doll” Tarin and husband Curtis Tarin from Las Cruces, NM; Katrina Ogaz and husband Matthew Ogaz from Las Cruces, NM; 3 Great-Grandchildren Dante “Her dearest son” Chip, Bella “Little Lulu” Tarin, and Benjamin “Benji” Ogaz from Las Cruces, NM. She is also survived by her sisters Bertha Muniz and husband Felix Muniz; Josie Gallardo; and sister-in-law Stella Gutierrez. She also had many nieces and nephews. She was very close to Larry Sr, Larry Jr. and Rosale Rios; Stella and Selena Holguin; Barbara Candelaria, Melissa Medina, and Diane Silva as they took very good care of her in her final years while living in Santa Clara. Carmen was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jesus “Chuy” Rodriguez; her loving children, Paul and Virginia “Ginny” Rodriguez; Her parents, Maria and Manuel Gutierrez; Manuel Rivera; Her sister, Lily Arzola; Brothers, Manuel Rivera and Rudy Gutierrez; her Godson, Antonio “Boy” Arzola, and Grandma Emeteria Salas.

Visitation will begin at 9:30 am on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Santa Clara Catholic Church.  The Prayer Vigil and Rosary will follow at 10 am led by Deacon Art Gutierrez.   The Funeral Liturgy will follow immediately thereafter. Officiating will be Father Casmir Anozie.  Concluding services and burial will take place at the Hanover Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Dante Chip, Curtis Tarin, Matthew Ogaz, Larry Rios Sr., Larry Rios Jr., and Gabriel Rodriguez. Honorary pallbearers are John Chip, Felix Muniz, Gordo Castillo, Jessica Tarin, Katrina Chip, Bella Tarin, and Benjamin Ogaz.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 17, 2024

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Santa Clara Catholic Church
207 S. Bayard St.
Santa Clara, NM 88026

Recitation of the Rosary
Saturday
February 17, 2024

10:00 AM
Santa Clara Catholic Church
207 S. Bayard St.
Santa Clara, NM 88026

Funeral Liturgy
Saturday
February 17, 2024

10:45 AM
Santa Clara Catholic Church
207 S. Bayard St.
Santa Clara, NM 88026

Concluding Service
Saturday
February 17, 2024

12:00 PM
Hanover Cemetery
Hwy 152& Turrnerville RD
Hanover, NM 88041

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