Carmelita (Carmen) Valencia Rascon was born on August 6, 1953 and was called to our heavenly Father unexpectedly on May 7, 2022.
She is preceded in death by her second husband Ramon Rascon; first husband Ernest Montoya; sons Julian and Juanito Montoya; her father Leo Valencia Sr.; sisters Bernice Trujillo, Mary and Jane Valencia, and brother-in-law Pat Suazo; aunts, uncles and other relatives.
She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Rascon, son Samuel Rascon, daughter-in-law Cheryl Rascon; Armando Rascon (Blanca) and Justin Arellano (Erica) who she considered like son’s and daughter’s. Granddaughters Damariz, Zulica and Aryanah Rascon; Mother Crucita Valencia; Brothers Leo Valencia Jr. (Kristi), Sam Valencia (Kathy) and Sisters Rosie Suazo, Gloria Valencia (Vergil), Laura Lovato and MaryEllen Sanchez; nieces and nephews: Floyd Valencia (Olivia), Antonio Lovato, Leo Lovato, Carlos Valdez (Amanda), Jesse Valdez (Tavita), Heather Nichols, Adrian Valencia (Felicia), Briana Edwards (Trey), Daniel Valencia (Alysia), Elaine Valencia, Vanessa Wilson (Geno), Victoria Pacheco (Miguel), Manuel Torres, and Greg Trujillo, 20 great-nieces and nephews; very close Rascon family, Ramirez family, Sanchez family and Valencia family.
She worked in banking for 47 years and had recently retired in December 2021 from Centinel Bank. She enjoyed gardening and showing off her beautiful flowers as they bloomed. Carmen was the rock and the patrona of the Valencia family and her close-knit bond between her brothers and sisters was undeniable.
Carmen was a very loving and caring mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, Godmother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend and neighbor. She had a very special relationship with all her children. She and Elizabeth spent time together doing their hair and nails and vacationing together. She adored the time spent with her son Sam doing home renovations and giving each other carilla. Carmen was proud and blessed to have such a close relationship with her one and only daughter-in-law Cheryl and was proud of her granddaughters whom she bragged about and spoiled all the time.
Serving the family as pallbearer’s:
Floyd Valencia, Adrian Valencia, Antonio Lovato, Leo Lovato, Justin Arellano, Jesse Valdez, Manuel Torres, Guillermo Martinez.
Armando Valencia, Joshua Lovato, Adam Valencia, Nathan Lovato
Carmen will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Rosary will be recited on Friday May 13, 2022 at 6pm at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Arroyo Seco. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday May 14, 2022 at 10am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with burial to follow at the Arroyo Seco Cemetery.
On behalf of the family, we want to say thank you to Father Marquez, Deacon Romolo Arellano, Deacon Larry Torres, Deacon Jerry Quintana; Ernie Marquez, Guadalupanas and everyone who has provided thoughts, prayers, food, flowers and monetary donations.
The family of Carmelita (Carmen) Valencia Rascon has entrusted the care of their loved one to DeVargas Funeral Home of Taos. 866-657-4019 www.devargastaos.com
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