Ms. Marie entered Heaven’s Gates on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at her home in Hobbs. She was born March 15, 1954 in Denver, Colorado to the late Reverend Simon Velasquez Sr. and the late Paula Chavez Velasquez. In 1986, she joined Alejandro (Alex) Zapata Rodriguez in a blissful relationship that endured for over 30 years.
She worked for Hobbs Health Care and New Mexico Junior College prior to retiring in 2016
She is survived by her husband Alejandro (Alex) Zapata Rodriguez, 20 of her cherished four-legged babies, her sons Rogelio (Roy) Arrendondo Jr. and Alvaro (Guero) Moreno Jr. and daughter Rosa Elva Muro and step-children and step-grandchildren. Grandchildren Jonathon Muro, Joel Muro, Janessa Muro, Jaylin Moreno, Janelle Moreno and Joan Torres. Sisters Guadalupe Hernandez (Reverend Joe D.) and Juana Ramirez. Brothers Silvestre (Lupe) Velasquez Sr. and Manuel (Jeany)Velasquez. Numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and aunts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Reverend Simon Velasquez Sr. and Paula Chavez Velasquez, brother Simon Velasquez Jr. and nephew Silvestre Velasquez Jr.
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10
May She rest in peace.....
As growing up Mary was one of my best friends. There is not much that woman would not have done for me. She was a blessing here on Earth and will be greatly missed by many people. Any time I was in Hobbs and she saw me she came straight at me and give me a hug.
As I close my eyes and think of her I still can hear her voice And know that she is in a better place.
Mary, Thank you for being that friend that everybody should have in their life. I was just one of the lucky ones that had you in my life path. For when we meet again with no more suffering and no more heartaches.
Betty Naegele (Casarez)
Betty Naegele CasarezMidland, TX