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