On Thursday, October 10, 2019, Magdelena (Maggie) Apodaca, 77 years old of Roswell, NM passed away at home with her loving family at her side. She is now with the angels in Heaven.
Magdelena was of the Catholic faith. She was born on September 24, 1942 to Romulo and Lupe Alvarado. Magdelena married Benny Apodaca on June 17, 1961 at St. John’s Catholic Church.
Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband for 58 years Benny Apodaca; daughters Gracie Salcido and her husband Danny, Esther Aviles, Monica Ornelas and her husband Arthur, Alicia Apodaca and her husband Richard Griego and Barbara Young and her husband Mark; grandchildren Christopher Salcido, Danielle Medina and her husband Johnny, Benjamin Salcido and his wife Taylor, Alliandra Ornelas and Alexi Griego; great-grandchildren Julian Medina, Atiana Medina, Brielle Villa-Griego and Cassian Street.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother Romulo Alvarado and her grandson Daniel Ray Salcido.
A rosary will be held at 9:30 am, Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at St. John’s Catholic Church with mass to follow at 10:00 am also at St. John’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, October 14, 2019 at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Danny Salcido, Arthur Ornelas, Richard Griego, Christopher Salcido, Benjamin Salcido and Johnny Medina. Honorary pallbearers are Ismael Alvarado Sr., Sammy Alvarado, Ector Alvarado and Michael Flores.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com.