Gloria Ann Varela
February 7, 1934  -  March 9, 2018

Gloria Ann Varela


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Ballard Funeral Home
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
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Ballard Funeral Chapel
910 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:00 PM
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St. Peters Catholic Church
109 E. Deming
Roswell, NM  88203
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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South Park Cemetery
3101 S. Main St.
Roswell, NM  88203
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Loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

On Friday March 9, 2018 Jesus called our loving Gloria Ann Varela, 84 of Roswell New Mexico home. She left this world surrounded by her loving family.
Gloria was born to Seraipo Nunez and Ermina Armenta on February 7, 1934 in Lincoln New Mexico.

She married Jacob Varela in California on October 4th 1953.Together they raised 4 children. She was Widowed in 1989 and then moved to Roswell permanently in 1991.

She was an ambitious career woman and personnel manager for numerous years. She was also a devoted homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and a humanitarian to all persons who knew her.
Gloria was loved and respected by an extensive line of friends and the community as a whole.

Gloria was a devoted Catholic and attended adoration on Fridays as well as Mass on Sunday morning for many years until she physically could no longer participate. She was also very adamant of her grandchildren taking part in the Catholic Church and receiving their sacraments.

Survivors include her three sons, Jacob Varela and his wife Rose of Roswell New Mexico. Carl Varela of South Carolina, Thomas Varela also of Roswell New Mexico and Marlene Reader of Lakewood, California. 9 grandchildren, Myles Halderman of Alhambra, California, Mamie Varela, Mandie Varela, Michael Varela all of Roswell New Mexico, Madison Varela of South Carolina, Ronnie, Nicolas, Michelle and Lisa Reader of California and 1 great grandchild Gracelynn Ann Varela. As well as her faithful four-legged companions Maximo and Miley.

She is also survived by Chuck Allen and Charlene of California and their children. Rebecca Moralez of Roswell, New Mexico and her many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jacob Varela, her twins Michael and Rebecca Ann. Her parents Seriapo and Erminia Nunez, brothers Elmo Nunez, Raymond (tommy) Nunez, Arthur Seriapo Nunez and sisters Nora Salcido and Lee Kalinsky.

Pallbearers will be Mamie Varela, Mandie Varela, Michael Varela, Michelle Reader, Eva Saenz and Rhonda Uranga. The honorary pallbearers will be Madison Varela, Ronnie and Nicolas Reader, Irene Lueras and Joann Chavez.

The family would like to give special thanks to the ICU nursing staff at Lovelace Regional Hospital for all the respectful care and compassion they showed in her final days and Dr. Alkouri of Kymera Cardiology for his ongoing care.







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  1. Irene & Fred Lueras
    Hondo, NM

    Aunt Gloria you will always be in my heart and I'll always remember the good times we had when you and uncle Jake would go to the ranch to visit mom and dad. We had some good times! I thank God that you are my God mother! I'm going to miss the talks we had about our girls being in heaven together,now you will be there with your other God daughter Renee and all your siblings and your mom and dad! You and aunt Lila were all I had left of my mama! I can just see the joy on all your faces and celebrating cause your all together again! Give them all my love, especially my Renee! Please pray for us and tell the rest of the family to pray for us too! I love you aunt Gloria and you'll always be with me, I'll never forget you! RIP!!!!

  2. Cindy Voorhies (Van Horn)
    Lakewood, CA

    Death leaves a Heartache that never fully heals, but Memories of times gone by will make the loss easier to deal with. Gloria was a very kind and loving person and will be missed dearly. Hugs and prayers to her Family at this difficult time.
    Love,
    Cindy Voorhies (Van Horn)

  3. Mary Quintero
    Roswell, NM

    I am truly sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family, may God provide you comfort and healing.

  4. AnnieB
    , DE

    My heart goes out to you and your family during this time. Please know that you friends and family are there to comfort and support you during this difficult time and may your loving memories bring you a peace in the days ahead. Know also that our father of tender mercies care for you and promises that we will see our dear loved ones again. (John 5:28, 29)

  5. Christian D. Varela Sr.
    Roswell, NM

    Love you Tia and my god mother you will be greatly missed! RIP! God Bless You! Love Always Christian D. Varela Sr.

  6. Elisa Sierra
    Roswell, NM

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God give you strength through this difficult time: Gloria was a beautiful woman.

  7. Eva Saenz
    Roswell, NM

    I love You! My sweet sweet Tia! My heart is broken!

  8. Irene & Fred Lueras
    Hondo, NM

    Aunt Gloria you will always be in my heart and I'll always remember the good times we had when you and uncle Jake would go to the ranch to visit mom and dad. We had some good times! I thank God that you are my God mother! I'm going to miss the talks we had about our girls being in heaven together,now you will be there with your other God daughter Renee and all your siblings and your mom and dad! You and aunt Lila were all I had left of my mama! I can just see the joy on all your faces and celebrating cause your all together again! Give them all my love, especially my Renee! Please pray for us and tell the rest of the family to pray for us too! I love you aunt Gloria and you'll always be with me, I'll never forget you! RIP!!!!

  9. Silvia Cardona
    Roswell, NM

    God Bless. Prayers to all family

  10. Robin and Conrad Torrez
    Roswell, NM

    Auntie, You where there for me when my mom passed......I just wanted to say Thank You for all you have done for all of my Brother's and sister's. God Bless....

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