Catherine V. Visarraga was born September 14, 1967, and peacefully passed away on October 6, 2022. Catherine known to most as Cathy or Cath was a loving wife, mother, daughter and grandmother, sister. She is survived by her husband Eugene, sons Geno (Savana) and Reyes (Cherise), her puppy Duke, mother Betty, mother-in-law, Oralia, sisters Yolanda (Eddie), Yvonne (Grace), Alex (Julie), Francisco (Daniel), grandchildren Dominic, Asia, twins Dylan and Aaliyah, Arya and Derek, stepchildren Isaiah (Angelica) Gina and step granddaughter Abri, brothers-in-law Michael, Wayne (Eutima), Herbert (Valerie), Norman, Alonzo (Grace), plus many nieces, great-nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews aunts, uncles many cousins and many friends. Along with her beloved godchildren Felisha Griego, Arianna Ortega, Patrick Romero, Christina Salazar, Dakota Luna puppy to Yvonne and Grace. She is preceded in death by her father Abel Salazar, father-in-law George Visarraga, sister Veronica Cordova, nieces Lisa, Jenny and Tina Chavez, and stepfather Arnold Trujillo.
Besides her love for her family she loved the mountains, flowers throughout her home inside and out. She especially liked sunflowers, lottery scratchers, painting her home, and waited for hunting season and can’t forget popcorn.
Her granddaughter Arya asked her a few days ago what she wanted to be for Halloween and Cathy said a grandma. Arya told her she had to be a costume and Cath said a sunflower Arya’s face lit up with so much happiness.
Thank you for the 55 years of your beautiful life. Life will not be the same without you however you will be in heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, our daddy, Vicka, Lisa and Tina. As much as it hurts, I know you are in a place we all will be someday. You have raised two young fine men and an awesome puppy; we will all be here for them as you would. Same with your grandkids here and coming. We will always be here for Gene and Duke. We have so many memories that will keep you in our hearts. Like Yole said your last breath here on earth is your first breath in heaven. When we see any sunflower, we will know you are smiling down on us and letting us know you are okay. I know what you are saying “Orale, right”. Another favorite saying when you told her you loved her, her response was “I love you too Big much” Our memories of being Chanclas are the best memories ever. You must be a Chancla to fully understand. Looking for Eagles in the Canyon and trying to capture their beauty with the camera. Camping trips were always the best. We always said it was living in another world. That was when we saw the true greatness that God gave us. The peacefulness of the tree blowing and the mountain’s scenery we loved. You will have that peacefulness every day in heaven and that is God’s gift to us.
Special thanks to Monique Trujillo, Edwina Valerio and sister Yolanda for keeping her comfortable and clean and also to Vanessa CNA and Adam the nurse from hospice. Special thanks to everyone who brought food, love, and prayers. My sister was so blessed to have her family surrounded as she took her journey to heaven. She will be so missed and never forgotten.
Rosary will be recited on Thursday October 13, 2022 at 7pm at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday October 14, 2022 at 10am at San Francisco de Asis Catholic Church with burial to follow at the St. Francis Cemetery.
The family of Catherine V. Visarraga has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. www.devargastaos.com 1-866-657-4019