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Lorenza Alonso


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Lorenza Alonso, age 60 of Roswell, NM, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2020. A notification will be sent regarding a Celebration Of Life event/virtual gathering for Lorenza at a later date. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with Lorenza’s family at www.andersonbethany.com.

On December 7, 1959, Lorenza was born to Frank and Eva Martinez in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She graduated from Hatch High School in 1977 and worked as an ESL/GED Teacher for Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for many years. Lorenza had a passion for teaching. She knew from an early age that teaching was her destiny. Lorenza worked at Job Corps as a math teacher from 2010-2012 and as a teacher’s aide at Washington Avenue

Elementary School from 2013-2014. In 2014, She found one of her greatest callings: teaching fourth grade at El Capitan Elementary with her fellow dream teamer Rubi Rascon and Kathy Blount. Lorenza loved all her students and would call them “My Millions.”

PRECEDED: Lorenza was proceeded in death by her father, Frank Martinez; brother-in-law, Encarnacion Cabrera; paternal grandparents: Nieves and Andrea Martinez; maternal grandparents: Julia and Francisco Contreras; Tio Carlos “Uncle Charlie” Contreras; as well as her and Tia Carmen.

SURVIVORS: Those left to carry on Lorenza’s legacy are her mother, Eva Martinez; daughters: Monica Lopez and husband Oscar, and Patricia Martinez and partner David Phillips; son, Adrian Martinez; sisters: Patsy Soto and husband Eligio, Rosa Maria Cabrera, Gloria Bustamante and husband Robert; three grandchildren: Xavier Lopez, Adrianna Lopez, Felicity Lopez; great-granddaughter, Adelina Lopez; nephews, two nieces, many cousins, aunts and uncles; as well as a very special friend, Rudi Das, and many more friends and students past and present.

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Lorenza’s family would like to thank many friends and co-workers throughout the community who reached out and sent prayers, food and support to her family. We would also love to thank her second family at Alcoholics Anonymous who gave her inspiration and showed her sobriety for over twenty-six years.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for her many friends, co-workers, students and other’s whose lives Lorenza touched to please send a letter or email of any memories or stories they may have of her to lorenzaalons01253@gmail.com or c/o Lorenza Alonso Family, 301 E Reed Street, Roswell, NM 88203.

Goodbye My Millions

Lorenza’s tribute was beautifully written in her honor by her family.

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