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Melissa DeVargas, age 48, was a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, and mother of five children, who passed away unexpectedly on January 14, 2021. Melissa was born on December 3, 1972 and was raised in Taos, New Mexico. She attended Taos High School where she excelled in school as a Junior Class President and was a cheerleader. Melissa was known for her beautiful smile, kind heart, and her passion for life. She will be remembered as a caring person that loved and adored her children and all her family. Melissa will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Melissa DeVargas was preceded in death by her father, Jesse DeVargas, paternal grandparents Juan and Lena DeVargas, her maternal uncle, Paul Arthur Coca and her godmother, Anna DeVargas-Garcia. Melissa is survived by her mother Joella R. Coca; her maternal grandparents Arthur and Binnie Coca; her five children, Santiago Gallegos, Isaiah Gallegos (Ashleigh Edwards), Diego, Damian, and Angelina Pedroncelli; her sisters, Bernadette DeVargas (Anthony Esquibel), and Gabrielle Coca (Daniel Garcia); her godfather, Louie Garcia, plus many aunts, nieces, nephews, many other relatives, and cherished friends. The family gives thanks to Ramon Montoya and Arthur Coca for building a beautiful wooden urn for Melissa.
The family would like to thank everyone for all their love, prayers, and support during this difficult time. A Celebration of her Life will be held at a later date.
The family of Melissa DeVargas has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. www.devargastaos.com 1-866-657-4019
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