Funeral services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 3 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Senaida Machuca Martinez of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mrs. Martinez, 65, passed away on March 24, 2018 at her home.
Fr. Vijay will officiate at the service with burial to follow at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers are Andres Machuca III, Chuyito Machuca Jr., David Villafranca, Orlando Cabezuela, Mundo Gonzales Jr. and Carlos Gonzales. Honorary pallbearers are Andres Machuca Jr., Jesus Machuca, Raul Lerma, Lupe Villafranca, Domingo Lerma, Lupe Lerma, Junior "Chango" Martinez, Juan Martinez and all other nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Terpening & Son Mortuary. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace.
Senaida was born on March 1, 1953 in Ruidosa, T.X.; the daughter of Andres Cano Machuca and Albecia (Cabezuela) Machuca. On May 8, 1982 she married Ysidro Martinez in El Paso, T.X. They moved to Artesia in 1982.
She was a seamstress and worked for Levi Strauss Company. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and Apostalado. She enjoyed cooking and working out in her yard. She loved riding the Senior Center bus for trips, was an assistant cook at Head Start, helped those in need and always had time for her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband Ysidro Martinez of Artesia; sons Fernando Machuca Martinez and wife Lili Beth of Artesia and Jorge Luis Machuca Martinez of Artesia; brothers Jesus Machuca and Andres Machuca of El Paso, T.X., Raul Lerma and Domingo Lerma of Odessa, T.X., and Lupe Lerma of Temecula, C.A.; sisters Ofelia Gonzales of El Paso, T.X., Magdalena Villafranca of Crowley, T.X., Rosario Cabezuela of Artesia and Dolores Chavez of DeSoto, T.X.; grandsons Cesar Fernando Martinez and Adriel Ysidro Martinez.
My beautiful mother, as I try to comprehend what has happened all I can think of is all the memories and great times we shared. I sure do miss your hugs and kisses. I thought I wouldn't be able to go on without you, yet here I am. I love you so much mother and cant wait to see you in the new paradise that god will have set for us in the new world. Keep watch over me and guide on the right path back to you. Te amo con todo mi corazon Mama.
De parte de su querido hijo
Jorge MartinezArtesia, NM
When words cannot express the sorrow that your family is going thru, may the words of Jehovah and his son Jesus Christ bring you joy when our heavenly father return your loved one to live in paradise. Acts 24:15,,Luke 23:43
Mr and Mrs Manny HerreraArtesia, NM
while words cannot express the sorrow that your family is going thru and capture the pain of losing a loved one. my family including my mother send out our deepest condolences . we will only wait for our savior promise to bring back your loved one in a paradise earth.. many and lupe Herrera send out our love to all of your family.
manny P herreraartesia, NM
I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).
Senaida was a wonderful, caring person. We will miss her tremendously. Our prayers go out to Chilo and family. May the Peace of the Lord be with You. Luis & Aida Florez
Luis and Aida FlorezArtesia, NM