Mary Helen Vasquez left this world to be with the love of her life on April 13, 2019.
Mary Helen was born to Delores Lopez on February 24, 1945 in Eunice New Mexico. Her family moved to Hobbs New Mexico where she met the love of her life, Joe Vasquez in 1965. They married and had 3 beautiful babies. Bernadette Ortega (Charlie) of Hobbs, Dominic Vasquez (Mechelle) of Hobbs, and Fredrica Flores (Jose) of Manhattan, Kansas.
Mary Helen was soon blessed with 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and many, many godchildren.
Mary Helen was a very active parishioner at St Helen Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic minister and Religious Teacher. Mary Helen leaves behind 4 sisters; Anita Maldonado (Raymond) of Hobbs, Becky Salazar of Hobbs, Rita Chavez and Patty Lopez both of Carlsbad New Mexico and 2 brothers; Sonny Lopez and Charlie Lopez of Hobbs New Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 52 years Papa Joe Vasquez, her mother Delores Lopez, her sister Lita Lovas, and her brother Raymond Lopez.
Our parents are once again together and dancing in Paradise.
What beautiful soul! She was such a sweet, kind, and a great servant to our Lord. She and Papa Joe were my oldest Son’s 3rd catechism instructors. He adore them both. Years later he played in the choir for their 50th Anniversary Mass and took a picture with them. ❤️ My prayers are with you all and May our Lord give you strength and peace. May she rest in paradise.
Michelle CurtisHobbs, NM
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as we remember your gentle spirit and sweet laughter.
Gary and Ramona Sloan and FamilyAlbuquerque, NM
Our deepest sympathies at this loss for the entire family. I will miss eexchanging birthday chatter each 24 February. May you all receive the graces, mercies, and favors you need to move forward. May perpetual light shine on her.
Cecilia HernandezHobbs, NM
My condolences to the family. Mary was my mom’s good friend. My mom always talked about Mary and what an amazing friend she was. They are now in Heaven rejoicing their friendship. Blessings to her family for comfort in this hard time.
Monica Pineda TalaveraSan Antonio, TX
My deepest condolences and prayers to and for the family.. Mary was my grandmothers best friend and helped her so much throughout her dialysis days. She gave my grandmother the strength, hope, and courage she needed when facing such a difficult time, and was also my grandmothers shoulder to lean on when needed. For that, I thank her eternally.
I hope that they are together again, laughing and joking endlessly, as they always did when still with us. May they continue to guide one another in the heavens. ❤️
Alexis GonzalezSan Antonio, TX
My sincere condolences. May God give peace and comfort to all the family. Mary was a very sweet lady and she will be truly missed. She will rejoice in heaven with her precious family. God bless.
Ruby VillegasHobbs, NM
What a wonderful example of faith and love and kindness. She was a precious treasure. We will miss her. The Jourdan Family.
Mary JourdanHobbs, NM
From my family to yours we send our condolences and prayers. Knowing that Mary and Joe are now together in a much better place. The pain of your loss will go away but the awesome memories will always remain.
Mark HerreraDallas,, TX
Your beautiful presence will be missed your soul will rejoice to be with all the angels including Papa Joe. To the family our deepest condolences may god guide you and comfort you.
Ray and Ophelia HinojosHobbs, NM
You were always such a beautiful person. You and papa Joe showed me love and always made me feel welcome every time i would go over to your house to hang out with Fredrica. You will be missed dearly and are loved lots. R.I.P MARYHELEN❤🙏❤
Tricia SamArlington, TX
Our deepest condolences for all the family. She was a lovely person. Always so nice to us. We sure do miss Papa Joe too. And will miss her too. Our prayers for all the family.
Magdelina and Shorty GarciaHobbs ,New Mexico, NM
Mary, my dear friend. You will be missed Your sweet, kind gestures. Always smiling and hugging.
My condolences to the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren...I cannot imagine your pain. May God wrap His loving arms around you all and comfort you. Hod bless you always and give you strength
Josie DeLeonHobbs, NM
From Lorenzo, myself and all the kids, Lorenzo, Olivia, Victoria, Elias, Claudia, Amelia & Noe our most sincere condolences!!! They all remember how she used to call them “her angels”.
Dolores GuzmánSan Antonio, TX
She will be missed. She was a very caring woman. My condolences go out to you and your family. If there is anything I can do let me know.
Boonie Gonzaleshobbs, NM
Our condolences to your family.
Jeannie TaylorHobbs, NM