Eloisa E. Mascarenas
Our beloved mother, grandmother and friend passed away peacefully on April 18, 2021, at the age of 92, at Gingerich Home for the Elderly. She was born May 11, 1928 in Durango, La Plata, Colorado to Teofilo Martinez and Maria Magdalena Delgado, the 7th of 13 children.
Eloisa worked and retired from the U.S. Post Office as a mail carrier and a clerk. She helped her husband, Gilbert, build a successful construction company. She was a leader in her church and the Woman's Alter Society. Among one of her special projects was helping build the Grotto at Holy Trinity Church at Flora Vista. Her many talents included master gardener, prize winning flower arranger, sewing, crocheting, quilting, embroidering, ceramic painting and cooking. Her enchilada dinners will be remembered by all. She was loved by all with her infectious laugh and generous nature. She filled all our hearts with happiness.
Eloisa was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Beny I, Benny II and Tony, sisters: Helen Tabor Gallegos, Maria Eloisa Martinez, Neoma Neilson and Aurelia Gomez, grandchildren: Kylie Christensen, Taily McWilliams and Jesse Mascarenas.
She is survived by her sons: Tom Mascarenas (Theresa), and Robert Mascarenas, her daughters: Connie Gooch (Perry), Ave Linda Mascarenas, Peggy McWilliams (David) and Rose Carter (Terry), 13 Grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren, her siblings: Ross Martinez (Linda), Theodora Cordova and Tess Stark (David)
A Rosary will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Flora Vista a 7 p.m. Friday April 23rd. A viewing will be help prior to the mass. The funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Farmington on Sat. April 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. followed by the burial at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers are: Robert Mascarenas, Lori Seibel, Chris Gooch, David McWilliams, Chance Echols, and BB Carter.
We express our sincere thanks to the SJRMC staff and Doctors, our angels at Gingerich Home and all who helped us care for Mom. The family requests that donations be sent to: Gingerich Home in memory of Eloisa Mascarenas. (27 Rd. 5577 Farmington, NM 87401)
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