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Magdalena Fernandez Madrid

May 26, 1940 ~ May 5, 2022 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Services are scheduled for 1 PM. Friday, May 13, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for Magdalena F. Madrid of Artesia, New Mexico.

Mrs. Madrid, 81, passed on May 5, 2022 in Artesia.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary from 2 to 4 PM on Thursday. A rosary is scheduled for 6:30 PM, Thursday evening at Our Lady of Grace Church. Her burial will be at Woodbine Cemetery following the service on Friday.

Magdalena was born on May 26, 1940 in San Diego, Chihuahua, Mexico to Candelario Fernandez and Dominga Aquirre Fernandez.

Magdalena and Nazario Madrid were joined together in holy matrimony on April 19, 1958 in Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. They welcomed their first born son Victor, in November of 1959, followed by another son, Daniel, in March of 1961. Beginning in 1962, they welcomed three more children into their growing family, girls Maria (November 1962), Dominga (December 1963), and Martha (November 1964). In 1963, the couple and their children came to Artesia, NM, their lifelong home where Magdalena cared for the family home. She became a caretaker to the elderly parents of the Ferguson's as well as continuing to work cleaning the home of Rosie and Bob Ferguson for many years after. She enjoyed crocheting and watching her "novelas," even learning to speak english from her shows. She had a green thumb and her flowers were the talk of her friends & family. She was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and a member of the San Jose Society. She was blessed to spread her love to sixteen grandchildren that culminated in thirty-two great grandchildren, followed by two great-great-granchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her eldest son Victor Madrid, brother Jose Fernandez, grandson Bryce Madrid, and son-in-law Jim Kalas.

Survivors include her husband Nazario Madrid of the family home; son Daniel Madrid of Artesia; daughters Maria Martinez of Artesia, Dominga Barrientos of Hobbs, NM, and Martha Kalas of Artesia; daughter-in-law Rose Madrid of Tomball, TX; a brother Jesus Fernandez; sisters Luz Galindo and Maria Hernandez; 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

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May 12, 2022

6:30 PM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
1111 N. Roselawn Ave.
Artesia, NM 88210

May 13, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
1111 N. Roselawn Ave.
Artesia, NM 88210


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