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Mary Alice Varela

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Alice was the youngest of the family. “Little Sis” as she was known by all her brothers. Her parents adored her, and her brothers loved her, spoiled her, and protected her. Her mom was her best friend. They spent many hours together shopping, baking, cooking, and sewing.

Alice spent a lot of time visiting the hills of Arabela, NM, the birthplace of her parents. She would accompany her “Papi” on deer hunting trips, an activity they were both very skilled at.

Her “Papi” played the harmonica, and both would sing heartfelt corridos for hours on end. She also loved to dance and would turn any occasion into a celebration to dance. She definitely had a sense of humor, filling any gathering with her joyful laughter.

Alice had a heart of gold. She would help anyone in need. If she had what was needed and someone needed it, she gave it freely, without any strings attached.

Alice loved her family and friends dearly. Not only did she come from a large family, but her family continued to grow as many of her friends became her family as well. Anyone whom Alice met, instantly became her friend because she was so giving. She worked at The Billy the Kid Casino for 19 years where she made many dear friends.

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Alice is survived by her “honey” Pat Sanchez of the home. Her children Rachel Quici, Michael (Patricia) Quici and Patrick Quici; grandchildren Renee, Heather, Dianna (Willie), David Anthony, Cheyenna, Chris, Nolan and Lilah; great grandchildren Nathaniel, Mario Jr., Johnathan, Amirah, Sophia, Amaziah, Kamiyah and great grandbaby #8 soon to be born.

Also survived by her sisters Virginia Buchanan and Viola Briseno; brothers Senico Varela, Ociel (Maria Adela) Varela, Brazel Varela and Manuel (Dolly) Lopez.

She is preceded in death by her parents Roque and Georgia Varela; sister Lorena Luna; brothers Eulalio “Leo” Lopez, Pete Lopez, Fred Lopez and Raymond Lopez; sisters-in-law Jean Varela, Cindy Varela and Della Lopez as well as Pedro Lopez and Ermina Garica Lopez.

Honored to serve as pallbearers are her children Rachel, Michael and Patrick. Honorary pallbearers are her brothers Senico, Brazel and Ociel.

SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER TIME.

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