Margarita Villa Cervantez
April 24, 1949  -  February 28, 2019

Margarita Villa Cervantez

Services are pending for Margarita V. Cervantez of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mrs. Cervantez, 69, died February 28, 2019 at her home.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Terpening & Son Mortuary.

Margarita, a lifelong Artesia resident, was born April 24, 1949 in Artesia, the daughter of Refugio and Eloisa (Villa) Cervantez.

She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Margarita enjoyed listening to music,reading crime novels, baking, as well as many different crafts. She also loved watching her dogs play in the yard or just running around the house. Margarita was well known and respected in her community. She had many friends, and influenced countless people.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her son Pablo J. Brizeno of Artesia, New Mexico; sisters Mary Ann Mendoza of Buckeye Arizona, Gloria Heredia and husband Toribio II of Artesia, New Mexico, Patricia Cervantez of Corrales, New Mexico, and Ida Cordova and husband Jose of Albuquerque, New Mexico; numerous nieces and nephews.


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  1. Dolores Jose (man)Rodriquez
    Albuquerque, NM

    My condolences to the family , Gloria, Patty, Ida and Mary Ann .

  2. Pauline Leblanc
    Gilbert, AZ

    So sorry to hear you are gone Margie . I will always remember you as a fun loving kind person. The fun times we spent at your house. I will always think of you with fond memories. Give my love to your wonderful mom and dad in heaven...

  3. Stephie Nolen
    Artesia, NM

    My condolence to all of Margie's family, Scott and I will always have sweet memories of her. She always welcomed me with a great big hug, when I went to visit Scott, when they both worked at registration. Again, my heart felt condolence.

  4. Montie Hickey
    Artesia, NM

    So sorry to hear! I enjoyed her friendship! Thoughts and Pablo and family!

  5. Julian Fuentez, Jr.
    Virginia Beach, VA

    Heartfelt condolences to cousin Margarita’s family.

  6. Linda Starling
    Los Angeles, CA

    Margie, I will always remember a trouble maker saying to me, " Margie Cervantes called you a liar." I smiled and said, "No, she said, "Linda THE liar." I call her, "Margie, THE liar.".....a private joke between dear friends.....we later laughed together because we got too old to remember the origin of the joke. Margie, you were a dear friend....until we meet again!!!!!

  7. Mark Muniz
    Artesia, NM

  8. Karen Brito
    Artesia, NM

    I remember when Margie worked out at FLETC in the registration office. She ran a tight ship and she was tough. However, she had such a big heart. I loved to hear her talk and listen to her laugh. It was infectious. She was a good lady and will be missed. God bless all of the family and give you peace and comfort at this time.

  9. Elena Valencia
    Del Rio, TX

    Many great memories of Margie, my deepest condolences to the family.

  10. Sally G
    Jal, NM

    My condolences to the Sister's
    I will remember Margie smiling and hollering across the Kemp St.

  11. Henry cortez
    Albuquerque, NM

    Margie is an angel she looked after my mother Carmen Cortez for many years as she was her neighbor she went straight to heaven we will miss her henry and viola Cortez our prayers are with the family.🥵

  12. Christina Chavarria Lara
    Artesia, NM

    You will truly be missed. Our Lord was waiting for you with his open arms. R.I.P. Margarita Villa Cervantes. 🙏🏼

  13. Cynthia Mendoza
    Goodyear, AZ

    Auntie Margie’s voice was alluring, smooth, and full of love. You wanted to hear her thoughts just to hear her speak. When she spoke, you were sure to get a great story or some sage advice. When she looked at you, she looked into you. I always felt she knew my thoughts before I knew them. There was a lot of comfort knowing that someone truly grasped your soul. I hear your beautiful voice and laughter. It will stay with me forever. Love you!

  14. Patricia Heredia
    Artesia, NM

    My dear aunt,
    You are so missed right now and i love you with all my heart. I know you are not suffering any longer. Tell my grandparents i love them and miss them so much and now you are reunited with them. I wish this was all a dream and that i will wake up and see you and talk to you again but that is not so. Just remember i love you and please forgive me for all our disagreements that we had. I love you so much Rest in peace auntie marge!!!

  15. Donnie Rutledge
    Artesia, NM

  16. Cassandra Buckelew
    Artesia, NM

    You will be missed. Thank you for being a friend to me.

  17. Raquel

    My deepest condolences to all the family. Margie was surely one of kind. Loved her spunk and honesty--made me laugh many times. She will be remembered always. ~Raquel~

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