Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Celia Dominguez Guzman of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mrs. Guzman, 91, died November 25, 2018 at Artesia General surrounded by devoted son Benny Guzman and wife Corinne Guzman, granddaughter Angela Guzman Baca and husband Tony Baca.
Fr. V J will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at Twin Oaks Memorial Park. Pallbearers are her grandsons, Eric Guzman, Justin Guzman, Hector Lorenzo Guzman, Roberto Rascon, great grandson Jacob Valenzuela and nephew Daniel Flores.
Visitation will be at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church from 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM. Followed by rosary from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Family will gather after funeral at home of Benny and Corinne Guzman.
Celia was born October 4, 1927 in Redford, TX to Elonercio and Manuela Dominguez. She married Benancio Guzman Sr. on October 27, 1950 in Littlefiled, Texas.
She was preceded in death by parents Elonercio and Manuela Domimguez, husband Benancio Guzman Sr., daughter Odelia Rascon, son Hector Lorenzo Guzman, brothers Felix Dominguez, David Dominguez and wife Paula Dominguez, Alberto Dominguez and wife Erlinda Dominguez sister Margie Valenzuela and husband Alfredo Valenzuela.
She is survived by son Benny Guzman and wife Corinne Guzman and son Ediberto Guzman .Granddaughters Stephanie Rascon Montes, Angela Guzman Baca, Vanessa Guzman Garcia, Noami Guzman Ortega, and Sara Guzman. Grandsons Eric Guzman, Benny Guzman III, Justin Guzman, Japeth Rascon, Israel Rascon, Roberto Rascon and Hector Lorenzo Guzman and thirty-two great grandchildren. Sisters Nellie Alvarez, Alicia Shrivers, Armida Flores and numerous nieces and nephews.
Celia Guzman became a widow and single mother at the age of 30 with four young children to raise and moved to Artesia, NM. Her faith in God, hard work and determination to provide for herself and children prevailed.
She was known as Grandma or Granny with the exception of Boysis (Benny Guzman III) who fondly called her Graham Cracker. She had a sweet tooth for Hershey/Almond bars and Coca Cola. You often found her with needle and thread in hand. No sewing machine for this grandma. Her quilts and blankets were one of a kind. She enjoyed making baby blankets, pajamas, sock monkeys, small stuffed animals, and doll clothes for grandchildren. She once made a Cabbage Patch doll and named her "Bocha."
We wish to thank J & J Homecare. Special thanks to her compassionate caregiver Rosa Lopez
To the family of Celia D. Guzman my thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Esther H. Frazee and family.
Esther FrazeeArtesia, NM
Benny, Corie,Vanessa, Eric, Naomi, Eddie - our hearts are heavy because of your loss. Please know you’re in our prayers. We love you guys.
Oralia JacksonNew Bern, NC
I remember growing up with my “Best Friend” Odelia your daughter. Thank you, Ms Celia for welcoming me into your home every day for a tortilla with butter, even though my Momma made tortillas at home! God has welcomed you now into his Home along with your daughter, my Best friend whom I’ve never forgotten! God Bless You! Always
Velsora (Betty) Rivera HernandezAustin, TX
It is with a very heavy heart I write this, I was planning on going home for my Tia Celia's services having just read it is tomorrow I am unable to get to Artesia on time. My prayers will be with all of you. May God grant her eternal peace and may you all find comfort in knowing she at peace . Blessings to you all.
Estella Dominguez AcostaSan Antonio, TX
My deepest condolences to all of my tia celia's family. She had a heart full of love and a smile for everyone. She is now celebrating eternal life in heaven with our lord and her loved ones. She will be missed by those that knew her. Rest in peace and fly high with the angels.
nellie dominguez sanchezlevelland, TX
May God Bless you Benny and Corinne and your family. Benny, sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I am living in Maine now but miss Artesia. God Bless You, Carolyn Morse (Lobster Bob widow)
Carolyn M MorseBRUNSWICK, ME
Praying for you for strength and peace in the loss of your momma. God Bless your family.
LuAnn BeardemphlLubbock, TX
Benny and family so sorry to hear about your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love and miss y’all
Patty Liyd TalleyHouston, TX