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Charlotte Barrera


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Charlotte Barrera

A much-loved, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother, CHARLOTTE BARRERA, 83, of Lincoln, New Mexico, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 6, 2020, in Roswell, New Mexico. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Charlotte’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

SERVICES: There will be a Viewing for Charlotte at Anderson Bethany Funeral Home on Monday, June 15, 2020, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, followed by a Rosary at 6:00 PM. A Mass will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow at South Park Cemetery.

On February 11, 1937, Charlotte was born to Martin and Francisca Bartlett in Lincoln, New Mexico. She was the beloved wife of Bobby Galdino Barrera, who preceded her in death. They leased the Tower Bar located in Midway, where they met many band members and singers from everywhere. Charlotte was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.

Charlotte genuinely loved and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She liked to cook for her family and watch her Spanish novelas. Charlotte enjoyed embroidery, gardening, reading, and playing softball. She was a strong, loving, and caring person who was cherished by so many. Charlotte will be genuinely missed by all, especially by those who had the honor to have known her.

SURVIVORS: Those left to cherish memories of Charlotte are all her children: Oscar M. Barrera Sr., Shirley Barrera-Smith and husband Stanley Smith, Jerry John Barrera Sr., Esteban Barrera and wife Lilia Barrera, Rebecca Barrera, and Frances Kennedy and husband Ralph Kennedy; eighteen grandchildren: Oscar Barrera Jr., Sandra Barrera, Andrea Barrera, Stanley Smith Jr., Ahmin Smith, James Smith, Idris Smith and wife Amber Smith, Lubinka Romero and husband George Romero, Juanita Torres and husband Fernando Torres, Charlotte Barrera, Jerry John Barrera Jr., Ray Contreras, Loretta Grado and husband Julian Grado, Andrew Garcia, Anizia Barrera, Richard Kennedy and wife Ashlea Kennedy, Ralph Kennedy, Alexis Kennedy; and thirty-five great-grandchildren; and twelve great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her close friends Licha Garcia and Vera Mae Dennis.

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PRECEDED: Charlotte was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Galdino Barrera; parents, Jacob “Martin” Bartlett and Francisca Lujan Bartlett; grandparents: Charles and Adela Bartlett; and siblings: Dale Bartlett, George Bartlett, Martin Bartlett, Della Murphy, Emelia Martinez, Delia Ornelas, and Patsy Romo.

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: Honored to serve as Honorary Pallbearers are Oscar Barrera Sr., Jerry John Barrera Sr., Esteban Barrera, Stanley Smith Sr., and Ralph Kennedy Sr.

PALLBEARERS: Blessed to serve as Pallbearers are Oscar Barrera Jr., Stanley Smith Jr., Ahmin Smith, James Smith, Idris Smith, Jerry John Barrera Jr., Ray Contreras, Andrew Garcia, Richard Kennedy, and Ralph Kennedy.

The family wishes to give special “Thanks” to the Hospice Encompass staff for all of their excellent care and compassionate service.

MEMORIALS: The family requests any flowers sent after the services, may be delivered to 217 E. Poe, Roswell, New Mexico.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Charlotte after the services at New Beginnings (Old VFW Bldg.), 3908 SE Main, Roswell, NM.



When tomorrow starts without me,

and I’m not here to see,

if the sun should rise and find your eyes,

filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry,

the way you did today,

while thinking

of the many things,

we didn’t get to say.

I know how much

you love me,

as much as I love you,

and each time

you think of me,

I know you’ll miss me too.

When tomorrow starts without me,

don’t think

we’re far apart,

for every time

you think of me,

I’m right there

in your heart.


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