Together Once Again
Margaret Acevedo joined Heavenly Father surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, August 17, 2019
Margaret was born on December 18, 1939 in Hagerman, NM to Daniel and Bonifacia Molina Martinez. Her parents preceded her in death along with her longtime partner Gilbert V. Acevedo, her brother Jerry Martinez and (Mary); brothers Pete Martinez, Gilberto Martinez; sisters Cecilia Oliva and Amanda Martinez, also her great grandson Isiah Ramirez.
She is survived by her daughter Grace Acevedo Lopez and (Ricardo) of Minneapolis, MN, Frances Acevedo of Las Cruces, NM, and Bonnie Acevedo of Roswell, NM; sons Gilbert R. Acevedo Jr. of Roswell, NM, and Faustino Acevedo and (Christine) of Phoenix AZ; grandchildren Ashley Ramirez and (Manuel) of Albuquerque, NM, Nicole Acevedo of Albuquerque, NM, Ricardo R. Lopez and (Kayla) of Minneapolis, MN, Ashlynicole Montoya, Reynaldo R. Lopez of Minneapolis, MN, Deserae Perez, Destiny Acevedo, Jacqueline Acevedo, Alyssa Acevedo, and Megan Acevedo; eight great grandchildren; brothers Frank Martinez, Pablo Martinez and (Isadora), Deacon Ernesto Martinez and (Carolina), Roberto Martinez and Lloyd Martinez and (Irene); her sisters Evelyn Martinez Sanchez and (Jose), and Mary Martinez Borovina.
Margaret was a lifelong resident of Roswell NM. She had a passion of caring and nurturing for the community she lived in. Helping elderly and terminally ill. She also spent countless hours caring for babies that need it. Margaret graduated from Roswell High School and thereafter was employed by Chavez County Home Health providing loving care for many individuals. She also worked for Roswell Job Corp as a residential advisor helping youth get ready for the work force. She continued to help mentor the youth of her community and was employed with the Roswell Independent School District as a nurse’s aide and finally returned as a Foster Grandmother. With her strong Catholic Faith she became a Eucharist Minister. Along with teaching baptismal classes. She loved spending quality time with her family, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, traveling as Thelma and Louise. Margaret had a fondness of The Pink Panther because the Pink Panther was a very cool and smooth dude. Like him she was very very popular in the community and slick. She loved the color pink besides the fact the Pink Panther was pink.
Please join us as we say goodbye to this very loving caring individual. A visitation will be held at Ballard Funeral Home on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm with a vigil rosary being held at St Peter’s Catholic Church at 7:00 pm. A funeral mass will be recited on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 10:30 am at St. Peter’s with her burial to follow at South Park Cemetery.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Ricardo R Lopez, Reynaldo R Lopez, Manuel “Manny” Ramirez, Christopher Martinez, Matthew Martinez and Daniel Lopez. Honorary Pallbearers “The Golden Girls” Gloria De Los Santos, Romona Velasquez, Melanie Martinez, Patrick Lopez, and Greg Reyer.
The Family of Margaret Acevedo sincerely thank their family and friends for the overwhelming love and support extended to them during this difficult time. We would also like to thank the staff on the Medical Floor at ENMMC.
Margaret’s tribute was written in her honor by her loving family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.