Irene Cota
February 16, 1954  -  January 16, 2018

Irene Cota

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Funeral Services
Primera Iglesia Bautista
N 5th Street and Cannon Ave.
Artesia, NM  88210
Monday, January 22, 2018
2:00 p.m.
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Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 22, at the Primera Iglesia Bautista for Irene Cota of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mrs. Cota, 63, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at the Artesia General Hospital Emergency Room.

Pastor Abelardo Bolanos will officiate at the services with cremation to follow under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Irene was born February 16, 1954 in Artesia to Frederico Cota and Altagracia (Saiz) Cota. She was a lifelong Artesia resident.

Irene attended Faith Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and enjoyed decorating things and love to spend time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Lupe Rodriguez; and a brother Saldonio Cota.

Survivors include her children Melissa Ochoa and her husband Scott Bennett, Angelina Davila and husband Pedro all of Artesia, and Santana Ochoa and fiance Felicia Fresquez of Las Cruces, N.M.; sister Rosie Anholt; brothers Luis Cota of Loveland, CO, Frutos Cota of Artesia, and Fred Cota of Portales, N.M.; 11 grandchildren; and her two yorkie's Bella and Ms. Cota.


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  1. Sarah Montoya
    Santa Fe, NM

    My deepest condolences to Irenes family. I went to school with Irene- so very sad to hear this

  2. Alfredo and Crystal Gabaldon
    Artesia, NM

    Our condolences to you Gina and the whole family. May God comfort you during this heartbreaking time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers


    So sorry for your loss she was a wonderful woman remember all your good times I will always remember her as a good mother and grandma and friend may she rest in peace.

  4. Sylvia Carrera
    Roswell, NM

    My condolences to Irene's family.

  5. Karyn Estrada
    Artesia, NM

    My deepest condolences and prayers to Missy, Gina, Santana and the friends and family of Irene. She was a beautiful lady and will truly be missed.

  6. Christa Landreth
    Roswell, NM

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Irene she was a wonderful, sweet woman. May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

  7. Greg Watson
    Ridgecrest, CA

    Heartfelt condolences to the family. Irene was one of my high school classmates. I will always remember her as a real sweetheart.

  8. Joseph Tillery
    Lockney, TX

    Prayers for the Family.

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