Deaths and funerals (03/20/13)

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Melissa Christine Beck
1977-2013
Melissa Christine Beck, age 35, a resident of Los Lunas, passed away on Sunday, March 17.
She was a member of the San Clemente Catholic Church.
Melissa obtained her associate degree in liberal arts and loved spending time with her family. She was a cancer survivor of five years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Estella Treviso McGuire; and sisters, Georgette McGuire-Rodriguez and Yvette McGuire Romero.
Melissa is survived by her loving husband of 13 years, Jeremy Beck; niece, Caitlyn Star Romero; and nephews, Gabriel Paul Romero, Christian Noel Rodriguez and Daniel Jordan McGuire.
Contact Romero Funeral Home at 864-8501 for further information. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Cancer Society, 10501 Montgomery Blvd NE No. 300 Albuquerque, NM, 87111.
Sign Melissa’s online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Ruben Cordova
1938-2013
Ruben Cordova, age 74, passed away on Monday, March 18.
A visitation will be held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, at 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 22, with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at noon. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Belen Memorial Gardens.
Sign Ruben’s online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.

Anna C. Jiron
1923-2013
Anna C. Jiron, age 89, a resident of Belen, passed away on Friday, March 15.
She was a member of Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church and a devoted Christian woman of God.
Anna was born to the late Juan and Ramona Carrejo in 1923 in Aragon, N.M. She attended school in Horse Springs, N.M., and Reserve, N.M.
After meeting her beloved husband, David, who passed away in 2003, they moved to the Belen area in 1957 to raise their family.
Anna was a professional seamstress and she worked for many people in and around Valencia County. She was also a wonderful cook and baker. Nothing pleased her family more than when she prepared special meals for them.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan W. and Ramona Trujillo Castillo Carrejo; husband, David Jiron; son, Crespin Jiron; three brothers, J.J. Carrejo, Ernest Carrejo and Willie Carrejo; three sisters, Tonie Martin, Julia Armijo and Teresa Saavedra; brother, Roy Carrejo; and grandchild, Mario Jacoby.
Anna is survived by her four sons, David Jiron Jr. and wife, Ruby, of Grants, Bobby Jiron and wife, Ruby, of Belen, Tino Jiron and wife, Maria, of Belen, Lawrence Jiron and wife, Geraldine, of Cedar Crest; daughter, Annabelle Baldonado of Belen; 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; brother, Nestor Carrejo and wife, Lupe, of Las Cruces; sister, Lucy Armijo of Roswell; her special sister, Shella Jiron of Belen; sisters-in-law, Viola Carrejo of Rio Rancho, Tillie Carrejo of Albuquerque and Dolores Carrejo of Socorro; and brother-in-law, Frank Saavedra of Albuquerque. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A viewing and Rosary were held at Romero Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, March 18. A final visitation and Funeral Mass were held at Our Lady of Belen Catholic Church, on Tuesday, March 19. Interment will be held at the Santa Fe National Cemetery at 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 20.
Pallbearers will be Dominic, Eric, Lorenzo, Joaquin and Phillip Jiron and Orlando Limon. Honorary pallbearers will be her four sons, her daughter and the rest of her grandchildren.
Sign Anna’s online register book at www.romerofuneralhomenm.com. Romero Funeral Home, 609 N. Main St., Belen.