Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 15, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Petra Ramirez Cadena of Artesia, New Mexico.
Mrs. Cadena, 73, died February 7, 2019 in Artesia.
Fr. Francis Lazer will officiate at the services. Burial will follow the services at Woodbine Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steven Orosco, Javy Cadena, Adam Cadena, Richard Orosco, Richard Rubio, Rogelio Rubio, and Gabriel Taylor. Honorary pallbearers are Janie Orosco, Stephanie Orosco, Larissa Orosco, Sierra Huerta, Virginia Lopez, Cyndi Cadena, Lorraine Rubio and Amanda Orosco.
Visitation will be on Thursday at Terpening and Son Mortuary from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. A rosary will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
Petra was born January 31, 1946 in Otis, NM to Manuel Cadena and Consuelo (Ramirez) Cadena. On March 10, 1970 she married Tommy Cadena in Roswell, NM.
She was a lifelong resident of Artesia, and a long time nursery attendant where she loved taking care of children. She was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, volunteered at the Senior Center, enjoyed music, loved to dance and visit with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Trinidad Orosco, Blandina Rubio, brother Domingo Cadena, brothers-in-law Miguel Orosco and Tony Rubio, and by a son-in-law Ismael Villarreal.
She is survived by her husband Tommy Cadena of Artesia; a daughter Michelle Villarreal of Apache Junction, Arizona; a brother Jesus Cadena of Ruidoso, NM; sisters Agricola Martinez of Artesia, and Berena Vasquez of Goodyear, Arizona; grandchildren Anthony Villarreal and Tomasina Villarreal, and great-granddaughter Makenna Marie Villarreal Price.
Pat, I do not know what to say only you were take away to soon and we will miss you, and we Love you and that you may REST IN PEACE, and may the Good Lord grant strength and serenity to Tommy, Michelle, Tomasina, Anthony and your grand bby and to all the family.
Guadalupe Becerra and FamilyHagerman, NM
Mrs. Pat- You will be remembered as a special babysitter for my kids, you loved them!♡ Also as a friend!♡ Daphne and David Jaquez and family
Daphne JaquezArtesia, NM
My condolences to Pat's family. She was a sweet lady to know. She watched our 2 oldest girls at West Main years ago, but every time she saw us, she always asked about our girls. She held a special place in our hearts. Prayers for the family.
Stephie NolenArtesia, NM
I had just got a message from PAT a few days ago by my sister on the phone. The message brought a smile to my face as she always did when I spoke to her. I will miss her. God Bless You Pat.
Tommy R. ChavarriaLas Vegas, NM
What a Lady! Truly my longest life friend! I will never forget you. You taught me how to be a good friend. Denis and I are so glad we came down two weeks ago to see you. You have blessed so many people in Artesia. All those babies you cared for have grown up and will always remember you. You were a talented caregiver. I know the love of your life, Tommy, will miss you dearly. He took the best care of you up until the very end. I am blessed to have had you as a forever friend. Love, Jean
Jean RileyKermit, TX
Ms. Pat will be remembered by so many children who she took care of and loved. Her memory will live on.
Ann HoughtalingLake Arthur, NM
My dearest friend, Tommy, no words can say how deeply we both feel with the passing of your lovely wife Pat. We have such sweet memories of her. The joy, the laughter she gave when we would talk, was so infectious. She was such a beautiful woman, and will missed by both Pat and I. We were honored to call Pat our friend. Prayers to you, Tommy and your family. God Bless
Paula and Pat DooleyArtesia, NM
I love you pat my best friend. I will never forget you, you are in my thoughts and prayers everyday, god bless you my friend.
Josie Jaques RochaHouston, TX
Tommy, Michelle, and family....I am so sorry for your loss. Pat was a wonderful and kind lady. Prayers for comfort and strength during this time.
Judy Hooten-McNeilPhoenix, AZ