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Frances Lopez Medina “Panchita”

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It is with great sadness that we inform family, friends, and neighbors of the passing of our precious mother, Frances L. Medina. Please take a moment and share a fond memory or kind expression of sympathy for Frances’ family at www.andersonbethany.com.

SERVICES: A Viewing for Frances will be Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 9:00 AM, at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will follow at 10:00 AM, also at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home. Mom will be laid to rest at General Douglas McBride Veterans Cemetery beside our Daddy.

Our Mom joined Daddy in heaven on Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the age of 95. She was born on September 17, 1923, in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Mom married the love of her life, Alvino Medina, on March 2, 1946, in Roswell, NM. Together, they celebrated seventy years before he passed away in 2015.

Frances was a nurse at Natividad Medical Center in Salinas, CA, from 1967 until her retirement in 1988, when they moved back home to Roswell to spend time with their children. She loved to crochet and make kitchen towels and blankets for all her family and friends. Mom and Dad especially loved their walks on the beach in Monterey, CA. Bowling brought her much joy, but she especially loved going to Bingo!

SURVIVORS: Those left to carry on the legacy of Frances are her children: Theresa Cobos of Lomita CA, Richard Medina, Junita Archuleta and husband Serafin of Roswell, Jerry Medina and wife Sherry of Albertsville Alabama, and Mary Thomas of Roswell; grandchildren: Daniel, Cylvinio and Christine Cobos, Richard Medina Jr, Stephanie Cordova, Frank and Matthew Medina, Lorraine Trujillo, Renee Casarez, Crystal Archuleta, Jeanelle Carrasco, Cecilia Prince, and Miguel Silva; 30 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; best friend, Agneda Espinoza; and her beloved dog, Juliette.

PRECEDING: Preceding Frances in death were her husband, Alvino B Medina; son-in-law, Cyl Cobos; daughters-in-law: Hopie Medina and Virginia Medina; and great-grandson, Anthony Juarez.

PALLBEARERS: Serving as Pallbearers are Ryan Trujillo, Lorraine Trujillo, Michael Casarez, Jeanelle Carrasco, Joseph Juarez, and Adan Cordova.

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.

A special Thank You goes to all the staff at Lovelace Regional Hospital for the love and compassion shown to our Mother and to our Family. Special thanks goes out to Mom’s nurses, Tonya and Sybil.

My mind knows you are in a better place, where there is no pain. You are at peace, I understand that, I just wish I could explain that to my heart.

Michelle Russell 

Obituary lovingly written by the family.