Cecilia Booky
November 30, 1929  -  May 18, 2018

Cecilia Booky


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St. Jude Catholic Church
Highway 70
San Patricio, NM  88348
Friday, May 25, 2018
8:00 am to 9:00 am
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Rosary
St. Jude Catholic Church
Highway 70
San Patricio, NM  88348
Friday, May 25, 2018
9:00 am
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St. Jude Catholic Church
Highway 70
San Patricio, NM  88348
Friday, May 25, 2018
10:00 am
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San Patricio Cemetery
San Patricio, NM  88348

A rosary will be held at 9 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 at St. Jude Parish in San Patricio, NM for Cecilia Booky, 88, who passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018 in Alamogordo, NM. Funeral mass will be held at 10 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 also at St. Jude Parish with Bishop Ramirez officiating. Burial will follow at San Patricio Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 8 am to 9 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 at St. Jude Parish.

Cecilia graduated from Hondo High School in 1948, Vice-President of her graduating class, 4-H leader, 1st Hondo Valley Fiesta Queen in 1948, attended NM Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM., was a member of St Jude Parish in San Patricio, NM her whole life, she was a substitute teacher for the Hondo Valley Schools, worked at the Ruidoso Downs for 52 years before she retired. Cecilia was the kindest, most-loving soul and was the biggest cheerleader and supporter of all her grandchildren whether it was in academics or athletics. Cecilia was a contributing author for the Lincoln County Historical Book and enjoyed crochet, gardening, working with the animals they raised, listening to music and playing her piano. Very devoted Christian and patriotic with love for her family, hometown and country. She has many friends and would always give you a kind and friendly greeting.

Those left to cherish her memory are her loving husband for 69 years Ernest Booky of Hondo, NM; son Robert Booky and wife Josephine of Cloudcroft, NM; daughter Alice Velasquez and husband Leonard of Hondo, NM; sisters-in-law Lucia McTiegue Sanchez and Geneva Sanchez; grandchildren Melissa Armenta (Justin), Bernadine Booky, Lawarence Velasquez, Fatima Sanchez (Walt), Cody Booky, Isaac Velasquez and Fallon Velasquez and two great grandchildren Logan Armenta and Drew Armenta. Also surviving her are her special friends Kathy Sanchez, Billy Joe Herrera and Justin Sanchez.

Preceded in death by grandparents Celestino and Navorcita Sanchez, Marriano Aldaz and Francisca Torrez; parents Mauro Sanchez and Antonita Aldaz Sanchez; brothers Monroe Sanchez and Ernest Sanchez; sisters Angelita Sanchez-Chavez, Nora Sanchez-McTiegue, Mary Sanchez-Torrez; son James Booky; brothers-in-law Mckinley McTeige, Ernest Torrez and Zeke Chavez.

Serving as pallbearers will be Isaac Velasquez, Lawrence Velasquez, Cody Booky, Arthur Torres, George Chavez, Billy Joe Herrera, Walt Sanchez and Justin Armenta. Honorary pallbearers, Melissa Armenta, Bernadine Booky, Fatima Sanchez, Fallon Velasquez, Drew Armenta and Logan Armenta.

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  1. Alberta Kimbrell Solfisburg
    Sugar Grove, IL

    Mr. Booky and Cecilia, I have the fondest memories of Cecilia. Her smile was beautiful, she was always welcoming and cheerful and good to everyone she encountered. I was sorry to learn of her passing.
    I have such strong memories of all of our wonderful times at Hondo! She is resting in peace.

  2. Lisa Morales
    Ruidoso, NM

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time of loss. Sincerely, Lisa Morales

  3. Monica Fresquez
    Bernalillo, NM

    so sorry to hear. Mrs. Booky was very kind to the Fresquez family. It will ever be forgotten. May she rest in peace.

  4. sylvia a shingler
    tucson, AZ

    Dear Aunt Cecelia, your smile and contagious laugh will be missed by all of us and your stories you would tell us about your childhood with dad. You were a very special person and may you now rest in peace and love with your heavenly family. Uncle Ernest, Alice,Bobby and your family may you find peace with the help of God. God Bless. Sylvia, Dave Sanchez-Shingler and family

  5. sheryl graham staeden
    Alamogordo, NM

    I always enjoyed working with her at the track she always had a big smile for everyone an she really enjoyed the people May God Bless her Always a wonderful person

  6. sheryl graham staeden
    Alamogordo, NM

    I always enjoyed working with her at the track she always had a big smile for everyone an she really enjoyed the people May God Bless her Always a wonderful person

  7. Richard Torrez
    Tempe, AZ

    My dearest Aunt Cecelia, I am sad that you left us but I'm overjoyed that you will be with Jimmy and your brothers and sisters in Heaven. I'm sure that Grandpa and Grandma are holding you in their arms an blessing you. It is the beginning of a new life with all of them. Uncle Ernest, Bobby and Alice, along with their families, were honored to have you in their lives. All of us nephews, nieces and in-laws were also blessed by involvement in our lives.
    God Bless You and Your Family,
    Love Richard

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